Everybody is looking for a job because we want to get paid, right? To be honest, it is only natural to be curious on how you get paid and the frequency of the payments when working online. I was apprehensive myself, thinking that I do not have a contract like regular companies, I do not see my employers face to face, nor do I have the capability to sue them if they run away without paying my services. So this post will hopefully answer your questions and I will try not to discourage you on working online or provide exaggerated feedbacks.
The salary or compensation depends on the your skill level or your job. If you will still require lots of training then it is only fair that you get the salary you deserve. Do not lose hope though as you will continue to learn the ropes, then you will be able to demand high salary from your employers.
Gigs from odesk, freelancer and other freelancing sites offers hourly rates and you can set up your own hourly rate too.
Project based work is also abundant but based on my experience you’ll get paid AFTER the work is done and only 10% of the buyers will agree to upfront payment.
Jobs like virtual assistant, programmer, designer and such usually have fixed rates and the range depends again on the skill level and years of experience. The lowest salary is $250 for full-time work (40 hours per week).
Tip: If you are a newbie, you will find that your resume and applications are rejected in favor of those people with most experience. Try accepting low paying jobs first to gain experience (like MMORPG games) as you learn things. Training materials are invaluable. When you feel like you have learned a lot, try looking for high paying job later.
There are four frequencies of getting paid when you have fixed hourly rates job or per article.
- Monthly – You get paid once a month, either in the first day of the month or at the end.
- Every Fifteen Days – You’re paid every 15th and the 30th of the month.
- Weekly – this is the most common especially to writers and virtual assistants. However, this proves to be a strain for most employers because of the fees that they shoulder.
- Bi-Weekly – You get paid every other week. For me, this is much more convenient and the employers are happy as well.
Now, as I have mentioned in my previous blog, you can also earn money through answering surveys and pay per click ads. Neobux is one of the leading companies for these type of gigs. You’ll be able to withdraw your earnings when you have reached the minimum withdrawal set by the company.
There are no contracts and there is nothing you can do when your employer doesn’t pay you well. Be careful and always watch out for these type of people. Make sure that you do your job well and they will do their part.
Just like any job out there, there are no guarantees that you’ll be employed by the same company forever (uhm,long time). There are risks and there are advantages. If the project that you are working on is over, you can look for work with a good experience on hand that’ll help you land a more high paying job.
If you have questions, comments or suggestions. Please feel free to leave your comments below.