Gone are the days when having a job
means having a 3-piece suit, donning appropriate hairdo, having to endure heavy
traffic to and from the office, and going through the same amount of stress
from 9 to 5. Yes, even home-based work nowadays can be considered a career,
thanks to the wonders of the internet.
Just about anything can be done online. Whether it be bank
transactions, getting a cab, and ordering food or just about any items,
everything can be done through the power of your internet connection. As the
world has gotten more connected through the internet, employers have also been
able to hire people for jobs that can be done purely online.
What are these in-demand online jobs nowadays? These jobs
are broken down into two categories: for the employed/with a client and for the
independent. The most common online jobs are listed below:
Basically, the reason you are reading this is because of
writers. Writing has become one of the most in-demand online jobs in the world today.
When hired by a company, you will be tasked to write different topics,
depending on the niche of the website you are working for.
You can find different clients who are willing to credit you
for your work. However, most of the time, you will work as a ghostwriter. In
such a case, you lose all the credits as most of the time, experts still need
to check and verify the content of your work, especially if it pertains to
human and pet health, law, accounting, and finance, among other fields. Your
article will then be credited under the name of the said expert.
You may also work as a freelance writer through academic
writing for students who need to submit theses, dissertations, reaction papers,
or even application letters to universities.
Nothing can best describe a virtual assistant than a Jack of all trades. And why not? VA is actually an umbrella term for a package of job descriptions. Some of the tasks that may be assigned to a VA are research, data entry, taking inbound and outbound calls, sending and responding to emails, data scraping, document conversion, creating PowerPoint presentations, appointment setting, among others.
Of course, it will all depend on the client, but basically,
they can assign you any task that they need to be done based on your skills.
Some can be as technical as graphic design, programming, and bookkeeping.
As the name suggests, you will be assigned to manage your
client’s social media accounts. This will include managing content to be posted
to interacting with followers, subscribers, and commenters.
It also involves formulating strategies to be able to create
a more compelling social media presence. This is through increasing the
accounts’ visibility and being able to reach more audiences, either through
organic search or paid advertisements.
Teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) is another job
that has been more and more popular in the past few years. This is because the
demand for learning English has been booming among non-English speakers. Most
of them typically aim to go to English-speaking countries either as tourists or
immigrants, but some of them may only want to learn just for the heck of it.
Transcription jobs involve the translation of audio
recordings into text. These recordings can be from calls, lectures, dictations,
conference meetings, podcasts, webinars, videos, speeches, interviews,
workshops, and the likes.
This type of job can come from different fields like
business, education, media, and law. Most of the time, a certain level of
knowledge in these fields is required, as most words can be too technical to be
understood by someone without such knowledge..
Blogging is very similar to writing, with the difference
being that you work on your own and your articles are posted on your own
website. With blogging, you can earn through advertisements (either through
cost per clicks or cost per thousand), affiliate marketing, selling different
products and memberships, and the likes.
You may also do vlogging via YouTube. This is one of the
most lucrative online careers to date, with the top 9 YouTubers earning $11.5 to $26 million in
Online surveys are usually from big companies that want to
know the pulse of the people when trying to develop and launch new products.
This is done through giving out survey forms and sometimes, by tapping the
services of survey companies.
Survey jobs online are far from being lucrative but
with enough numbers and, when dealing with legit companies, can also help pay
the bills. If you are looking for jobs that you can do even without the
technical skills required by other jobs, then this is for you.
Dropshipping is basically just selling products online; the
only difference is that you don’t deal with physical inventory. This works by
importing the products’ links from the manufacturer’s or wholesaler’s website
to appear as if you are the one actually selling them.
The only time you will be purchasing an item from the
wholesaler is when an actual order from a third party has been made from your
website. You earn from this transaction by adding a markup on the wholesaler’s
price and sometimes charging a delivery fee when it’s actually free.
For some, online jobs are just for the mediocre,
or worse, the lazy ones who are contented with just having a job just for the
heck of it. However, the world has significantly changed that being present in
the office is no longer required to be able to do a wide variety of traditional
jobs. As long as you can get the job done, it doesn’t matter where you are on