Jobs Using the Internet
Most internet work requires only your computer or laptop, a high-speed internet connection, and your talents or work skills.
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The internet is full of opportunities...it is also overrun by scams. Whenever I have looked for work, I quickly found that some online job prospects are scams. But, take heart, there ARE some legitimate, paid opportunities out there. Are you looking for a new career? Here are ten top online job possibilities. Learn what you can earn and find out how to go about landing these positions. Note: Copy and paste the website URLs to connect to each type of work.
10. Call Center Representative
Companies that provide customer support by phone need knowledgeable workers to answer calls. These independent contractors often work from home. These “virtual call centers” route incoming calls to your home. Most companies provide scripts that help to answer customers’ questions. When you answer, you may read from a prepared set of prompts or instructions.
9. The Virtual Assistant
Businesses need office support and sometimes find it more cost-effective to hire contract workers. This work involves administrative assistance, scheduling, bookkeeping, event planning, and sometimes shopping. This work that can often be done from your home office. You might begin your own business, or sign up with an internet staffing agency.
8. Online Reseller
Auction sites, like eBay, are great places to buy and sell goods from home. If you like to shop thrift stores, flea markets, and estate sales, you can make a profit by reselling those items online, from home. If you have successful experience as an eBay seller, you can also boost that experience into a home business helping other people sell their goods. In fact, eBay has a Trading Assistants program that will support your learning how to set up a business.
7. Language Translator
This work does require fluency in a second language, as well as understanding of cultural differences in wording. Home workers are hired to listen to audio files or translate documents. Spanish, French and Chinese have plenty of work, but less common languages may be more in demand.
6. Data Entry Processor
Companies hire workers to update company records, such as numerical data, addresses, or forms. Be aware that this is an area in which there are many scams—if it seems too good to be true, it usually is too good to be true. However, there are legitimate companies out there that need this kind of support.
5. Interview Transcriber
Writers and journalists conduct many interviews on tape in the process of their research. They often hire transcribers to type up the audio files. This requires listening to digital audiotapes and the ability to type quickly and accurately word-for-word.
4. Cosmetic Sales Associate
Sell beauty products online and from your home. Sales associates sell from their websites or blogs. They can also do demonstration home parties with samples. With the right technology, you can also hold virtual parties online.
3. Travel Agent
If you know your way around using the internet to book reservations, you can work at home helping others to make travel plans. Working travel agents can go through a registered host agency as independent contractors.
2. Used Book Seller
Sell books through your own virtual storefront on Amazon.com. It’s easy to sign up and create your store. Seek out bargains at yard sales, flea markets, and thrift stores then sell them through Amazon.com.
1. Answering Service Representative
Doctors, dentists, and other professionals prefer to have a live person answer. You would answer phones for them, usually at off-hours nights and weekends. Phone calls can be routed to your own home. May require making appointments or connecting to emergency professionals.
There is legitimate work to be found from online sources. Despite all the claims of online promoters, you are probably not going to get rich by working online. It’s more likely to be hard work and time-consuming for low pay, but the benefits are flexible hours and working from a home environment. Many people are finding the internet to be a valid source of employment. You may, too.
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