Working at Home Careers – Which job is for you?

There are different jobs for different people. Here’s a list of jobs that you can do depending on the skills that you have.

taking surveys1)      Taking Surveys. There are a lot of programs online that’ll help you start this online job. Basically, all you got to do is answer surveys from several companies and you are paid per survey that you have completed. In that case, the more surveys you were able to complete that day, the more money you have. One thing that you have to remember is to verify if that program is legitimate.

2)      Writer. Content is king. I have read this somewhere and I totally agree with it. There will be no shortage for the need of content. So, if you love writing about difference niches, then this job is definitely for you. The pay may be low at first as you are tested in quality and frequency but will soon go up when you have mastered article or content writing.

3)      Graphics Artists. There are two ways that you can work if you are a graphics artist. You can sell your services through websites like Homegiggers.com wherein you will create or design per project or you can work full time for a company.

4)      Virtual Assistant. Working as a virtual assistant is like a secretary except that you don’t have to make coffee for your boss (kidding). You are responsible for admin tasks, customer interaction and the likes.

Virtual Assistant5)      Mystery Shopping. If you love shopping, then this is your niche. You get to shop and look for unique items for a client.

6)      Buy and Sell. This job is more like e-commerce, where you sell your stuff online. If you do not have your own website, then you can make use of websites like ebay, amazon, etc.

7)      Affiliate Marketing. I am sure you are familiar with affiliate marketing. You sell products from companies and earn commissions when you have sales using the unique ID given to you by your affiliate program. You can sign up with Clickbank, Amazon and other websites that offers affiliate program. There are also several ways to do this; you can set up your own website to market the products or advertisement them on blogs and other web2.0 sites.

8)      Blogging. You can earn through royalties and Google Adsense program through blogging. You have to make sure your content is readable and people can relate to it.

9)      Developer. A software developer or programmer who has skills that are important to internet marketing or the likes has the potential to earn big bucks. You can work for a company, sell your services or create/develop your own program and sell it.

10)   Consultant. If you are an expert in the field of business, relationship and personality development you can earn extra income doing what you love.

There are more jobs that you can think of, what you need is patience and you have to love what you are doing.

Awesome List of Job Sites

I have already covered the basics of working online like how you get to be paid and withdrawing your earnings as well as what jobs you’d want. If you haven’t read those, then here are the links:

Working at Home Careers | Which job is for you?

Ways to Get Paid

How to Withdraw your Earnings

Also, I have mentioned in my first blog that there are several ways to earn money online so I’ll do my best to categorize these job sites and provide as much description as possible.

My Personal List of Job Sites

Craigslist – This is an online classified ads that you can definitely look for jobs ranging from writers to web developers and jobs abroad. You do not need to create an account or sign up for anything.

Tip: The email address of the employees are changed in to this format: jobxxxxx123@craigslist.org.  I specifically mention this because there are several friends of mine who are confused on how they will send their resumes and application letters. The main purpose of this obscurity is to protect the employer from spam.

Craigslist is a good avenue to look for jobs, however, you have to be careful because there are several people who posted jobs with very low salaries. Try looking at other job sites and compare rates.

OnlineJobs.Ph – Another online job directory. This one is a giant and needs to be set up properly. You need to create an account and sign-up. They provided an online resume that you can fill up with your skills and such. Be as accurate as possible when rating your skills on different levels because it helps employers gauge you.

Tip: Upload a video of yourself if that’s possible to increase chances of getting hired. Also, create a knockout summary of your skills and basically sell yourself.

After creating your account, you will be amazed that several employers are willing to interview you! I am not saying that it is this easy but as time goes by and your experience is piling up, you’ll pretty much receive invites straight to your email. When you’re hired by an employer, your resume will be marked as hired. 

Freelance Sites

I separated these list of websites because they are basically into a system of freelancing. They have their rules and they perform as a middleman between you and your employer. They also have time tracker that takes screenshots of your pc, a payment system in which you are billed by the hours that you worked, and the bidding system.

Odesk – You need to create account and undergo several process of verification. To be a odesk contractor, you have to submit valid ID’s or proof of identification to their webmaster before lift the limit of job quota that you have. For a non verified contractor, the quota is set to 2, but if you’re verified already, that is set to 20 job quotas. Job Quotas refers to the number of companies or clients that you can send your application letter. If after several days and you haven’t heard from them, you can remove them so you can apply to others.

Tip: Several freelancers bid on a project or a job. I do not recommend lowering your rates just to win a job as you are just picking up a large stone to hit your head. Think of a reasonable rate and make sure that you can justify it.

Elance – Pretty much the same system with odesk.

Well, there you have it. My list is very short since I am just mentioning those job sites that are AWESOME! Now, I suggest that you sign up, create a profile of yourself and see how it goes.

Happy Job Hunting!