Work from home opportunities for every skill that you have

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The world has transformed the way it does business, thanks to the internet. With more and more people spending more and more item at their work stations, their other needs are also taken care of online, thanks to a few enterprising souls. Online businesses are booming, giving rise to work from home opportunities for multitudes.

Work from home opportunities

The huge advantage of WFH is that you can begin immediately; using your existing skill set (e.g. content writing or freelance blogging).

The difficulty in classifying these WFH opportunities is that they are very diverse and new ones crop up each day. So let’s take a look at some of the more popular ones.

1) Data Entry

Business thrives on timely and systematic information. Copious amounts of data is mined and organized to help the strategists make their decisions. The gathering and organizing is outsourced to smaller cheaper firms. Thus the data entry –work from home jobs that scream out from classifieds, flyers or that pop up on various sites require you to just type out a load of data within a stipulated time and post it at the designated site or mail it to your contact person.

The downside is that can get repetitive and it may not pay as much as writing original content for websites.

2) Content Writing

This is a huge (and level) playing field.

a) Ghost-Writing: You deal with your contact only. You do not know where your articles are being posted, whether they are being modified and most certainly, you are never going to see your name appear as author of the content. 

The work has been outsourced (by maybe the parent company whose products have to be written about or a larger US based concern that specializes in finding the ‘Outsources’) to your contacts; they may be a group of individuals working together or a registered company. You would be fourth (or lower) in the hierarchy, and do understand that freelance content writers are the cheaper option.

Your writing may also be in the form of guest posts on blogs. Again, the busy blogger has hired a content writing company to do their work, and they in turn have hired you. Busy blogger needs more visibility for his site; it needs to look like a lot of people are visiting and posting.

The upside of this seemingly gloomy picture is that you do not have to search for work. Once you produce consistently good work and establish yourself with the people who have hired you, you get a steady stream of work. I have known people who make as much as 30,000 INR writing content 5 hours a day, five days a week. The other advantage is that when you go on a holiday, you need only inform your guys in advance that you would not be available to write for a specified period.

Online tutorials probably work the same way, except that you may have to be available for your student across time zones.

b) Content Writing for Websites or Freelance Blogging: A more lucrative content writing option is to directly establish contact with the owners of the website. Register yourself on a good freelance website and watch queries flood your inbox. You can pick one or two people to write for, and the money is better and negotiable – they just want unique and good content.The disadvantage is you have to market yourself.

Types of Freelance Blogging Jobs

3) Medical transcription:

You would need to do a little course, that essentially acquaints you with medical terms and the varied European accents (believe me, the audio files that you get can be a nightmare). Downside – very tight time schedule – it has to be delivered before the doctor on the other side of the world wakes up to the new working day. No doubt, you are paid better for the special skill and inconvenience you take on.

4) Services

Explore your entrepreneurial flair, here. Let me illustrate- Xyz.com has a database of all restaurants in your area/city. Customers logon and place your order from any of the listed places. Their food is delivered home. They pay for the food and tip the guy if you want; the restaurant pays your site for bagging and delivering the order.

Clearly, the sky’s the limit. You need to think out-of-the-box, create win-win situations and you are good to go.

5) Selling

Another example! ABC.com sells Indian handicrafts only via their website. The four partners live in 3 different cities and each works from the comfort of their home. Partner 1 manages the website (maintenance, redesign etc). Partner 2 designs the stuff and liaises with artisans (so there is some travel for her). Partner 3 handles the billing procedures. Partner 4 ensures delivery and manages customer complaints.

WFH can be as diverse or repetitive, as risky or secure as you want it to be. You can choose to grow at your own pace.


Author Bio
I'm Ramya Raju, a freelance writer/web designer from India. I write on varied topics like English Courses, SEO, Web Design, Mobile, Marketing etc., I have an experience of about 8 years in content writing and have worked for top blogs and websites. I'm generally an extrovert; I like photography, anthropology and traveling to different countries to learn the culture and living of the local inhabitants. You can contact me by E-mail (ramyaraju896@gmail.com) or Mobile: 9442474516 my website EnglishCourses


 
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4 comments:

  1. Work from home or freelancing, you need to be sure that you do not trapped to scam jobs. Mainly avoid the work that pay you first.

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    1. I totally agree with you Peter. Work that needs money from their prospective employees to pay upfront is just hard to digest. Employees are the ones who needs to be paid but here it's the reverse case which indicates they are fake.

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  2. Also be aware of some of the cheating guys who takes money as deposit, you cant trust everyone. Even though the data entry jobs are enormous, genuine ones are not reaching the needy.

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  3. Also be aware of the guys who takes money as deposit. Even though there are enormous opportunities in data entry, genuine works are very rarely to be got by the needy. As content writing is not everyone's cup of tea compared to data entry.

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