Nowadays, people choose online jobs over office jobs, because it is well-paid and they have an opportunity to work from their home. People who live far from cities, disabled people and people who need to take care of their families (mothers with newborns) are the ones who seek for online jobs. Except for them, anyone who is tired of working in a boring office can turn earning money into a fun job. Redecorate your room, make a pleasant environment, buy a comfortable chair or just sit in the garden and start working. The amount of money and the relaxing atmosphere will certainly motivate you to do your job successfully without experiencing any pressure. Depending on your time, you can choose a job to work during working hours (from 9 to 5) or a job that allows you to choose when you will work. All these online jobs require detailed planning and organization, good time-management, and very little skill.
1. Taking Online Surveys
If you like participating in all those various surveys and sharing your opinion about certain topics, then your dream job can be working as an online survey participant. Some sites pay you not only to do surveys, but also to play games, watch videos, search the web and even record your reactions. Inform yourself about the best paying online surveys and earn some easy online money. Moreover, the amount of money you can earn is almost the same as working some office job. Organize your working time according to your obligations and enjoy earning money while having some fun.
2. Virtual Assistant
Before you apply for this position, you have to inform yourself what a company requires from an online virtual assistant. Some of the companies require e-mail scraping, scheduling meetings, making travel arrangements, being in contact with clients and doing some smaller tasks. It depends on the field of expertise. Usually, this is an hourly job and you are required to be online during the company’s working hours. People think that online employees don’t have paid vacations or sick days, however, you have all the benefits, as all other employees. It is like you are working from an office, but your office is your cozy room. The only difference is that you are not paid as other workers, but it doesn’t mean that you aren’t paid well. The salary is very good, the obligations are minimal and you’ll have the privilege to work from your comfortable chair. The skills you should possess in order to perform this job properly are good knowledge of Microsoft Office and to know your way around the web.
If you know some other language, then translating is a great job for you. At first you will probably translate something for a small amount of money, but don’t get discouraged. This is inevitable step towards your success. If you perform well and your client likes your work, then they will certainly recommend you to other people. In this way you’ll get more customers and more money, because with good recommendations and satisfied customers, you can raise your price. This is a great job for someone who can’t be in front of their computer for 8 hours, because this job allows you to decide your working hours by yourself. Moreover, if you plan to go away from your home, you don’t have to worry about your work, because you can travel and work while being on a bus, train and even a plane. This creative job is also relaxing, because it doesn’t expose you to stressful situations and there is no pressure. While translating, you’ll improve your second language knowledge, get some experience in this field and earn a good amount of money.
If you like linguistics and grammar, then this can be your dream job. Every grammar lover enjoys correcting other people when talking or writing and this is the perfect opportunity to get paid for doing what you love – correcting grammatical mistakes. Usually, this isn’t an hourly job and you organize your time according to deadlines. Proofreaders are wanted for various academic papers, articles, essays and books. Everything you need in order to do this kind of job is great knowledge of grammar. If you like reading and planning your working time, then make sure you browse for this type of job. Make a coffee, take your laptop, sit in a comfortable chair and turn one paragraph into a perfect piece of literature.
Many companies are looking for transcribers, who will write down the conversations during meetings, workshops and other. Because there is no time to write everything down, people tend to record the conversation and then pay someone to transcribe it. If a company has a virtual assistant, they can require this kind of task from them, however if there is no such position in the company, then they’ll look for people online. This isn’t a monthly paid job, nor is it an hourly paid job, but it is paid according to the length of the recorded tape. If the company has meetings all the time (which is usually the case), then there is a huge possibility that this job won’t be given to the virtual assistant. Moreover, this means that you, as a transcriber, will have more work and more money. The deadline is usually the next working day, but the advantage is that you aren’t supposed to work according to their working hours. Be sure that, if the company likes your work and dedication, they will certainly award you with bonuses in order to keep you working for them.
There are many websites that are looking for English language teachers. Some websites require a degree or a certificate, however, there are some that are looking for native speakers. Classes that native speakers teach are conversational and are focused on pronunciation and fluency. Moreover, some websites will test your knowledge and if you pass, you become a teacher of the English language, who teaches not only pronunciation, but also grammar and vocabulary. If you like teaching and meeting new people, then this is a great job for you. Some websites provide you with proper education before starting classes. Classes are held online and on some websites, you are allowed to decide on the price of your class, but the majority of them have a fixed price of one class. What they all have in common is that it is up to you when you are going to have classes. You can arrange the them according to your personal schedule and free time of your students. This job is well-paid and doesn’t require any special knowledge. If you want to become a full time online teacher, you might consider passing some courses on methodology of teaching, which will not only help you organize the class, but also, it will make the cost of your class higher.
7. Customer Service
In order to perform this job, you need a headset, a laptop and a smile. People who work as customer service from home are given a script that contains answers to frequently asked questions. This is an hourly paid job and it requires working in a quiet area for (usually) 8 hours. You have to be patient, calm, pleasant and professional, if you want to successfully perform this job. Your task may be answering the phone or answering the questions online. Many companies have a website which allows customers to chat with customer support, because they want to provide them with a quick and efficient service. If you are looking for this kind of job and you are available during working hours, then apply, because this job has a great salary and great benefits.
8. Social Media Guru
If you like spending time on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Google Plus, then this might be your dream job. Your job is to be in contact with customers over social networks all the time and to post certain information about the company from time to time. Don’t confuse customer service with social media consultant, because this positions are not the same. While customer service answers the phone, chats over the company’s website and answers the questions (on the company’s website) online, a social media consultant informs the customers about some new information concerning the company and answers some questions on social medias. The main tasks are to promote the company, keep in touch with people and attract more customers. This job doesn’t require fixed working hours and you can do this from any location. If you want to grab a coffee with your friends, you can post something on social networks while talking to your friends. Moreover, this job has an excellent salary and requires only a social network lover.
9. Blog / Content Writer
Every company needs a writer for their website and because they don’t have people to do that, they outsource this kind of work to freelancers. This can be a long term job, because the company will definitely require from you to write on a daily or weekly basis. Every marketing strategy involves a great website with quality articles and blogs. Therefore, writers are wanted all the time. Grow your experience, build your portfolio and apply for this creative job. Not only is it well paid and creative, but it also requires only your creative side to put their idea into words. Don’t worry if you need a lot of time and effort to write an article, because, as time passes, you’ll realize that you are writing faster and better. It is not an hourly paid job and you get to choose the working hours, because this kind of job cannot be limited by time. You need to create an environment that you enjoy and make your working space inspirational in order to write well.