An interesting business can be research. It could mean good news for your clients, when you uncover information bits vital to their growth. In time, you’ll be able to research all sorts of things for profit. The latest business statistics on different companies are needed to assist in company growth and survival. Companies need to know about their competition and how to manage assets and campaigns better. Time and resources are the things some companies don’t have available. Other wise, they would do it in-house. This is where you come into the picture as a “Web Researcher.” A company like Google definitely has the time and resources. Where as a company like Alvin’s online Shoe Store, could probably use an expert to perk up sales via web research.
Although you can work in many different niches, stay in one niche. You’ll quickly learn which search engines yield the best information regarding that particular niche. Take freelance jobs as a web researcher. You will gain experience and develop a reputation in the business community. I’ve hear that even the police hire free lance research workers for special assignments. You can find work by going to sites like Elance.
The starting cost is minimal. You’ll of course need a computer, since searching information on the web is your profession. Your computer must be able to handle the business load. You may eventually want to purchase an external drive for back up. There are flash drives on the market, however some are not as dependable as external drive. Back up is crucial in today’s virus laden environment. You’ll need the latest software for report writing. As you probably all ready know, there are sites that will allow you to down load software for free. A printer is a good thing to have although you can use the library in the beginning if necessary. Your office could be anywhere, just as long as you can get the job done. A telephone number is essential in today’s business world. There is no need to start up expensive, because there are many free work-arounds.
The most important thing is that you some how make a professional impression on your clients. Doing research is relatively easy. It’s as easy as putting a word in a search engine. It will behoove you to make it look much more difficult than it really is. This is accomplished by creating fancy presentations.