Thanks to the Internet, you can make a living from online jobs. Yes, you heard me correctly! I would understand the doubt.
Just a few years ago, most work-at-home job opportunities were not profitable. I remember because I tried many of them as a college student.
However, we are in 2019, and all I can tell you is that everything has changed. If you set out to find an online job that pays you well, you will find at least 10 good choices and 5 scams opportunities. In this article, you will learn a lot about great online employment opportunities and how can you get started with any of these.
I would understand the doubt. Just a few years ago, most work-at-home job opportunities were not profitable. I remember because I tried many of them as a college student
Are online jobs a scam?
Fake online jobs are very common. It has been like that for years! However, given the development of the online community, real online employment has grown to unprecedented levels! I assure you that you can find plenty of great online gigs. In the end, it’s up to you to find which one is legit. This may not always be easy, but it is not impossible. As an old-time online freelancer, I advise you to follow some steps when determining if a work-at-home job is real or fake:
- Carry out extensive research: You need to know exactly whom you’re working for. If you find a job posting you’re interested in, you must conduct a deep background check of the company that’s hiring. You must check run it through the Better Business Bureau and conduct an online search for any complaints.
- Get references: If a company is looking to hire people to work at home, it is very likely that there are other already working from their houses. You need to see if you can make contact with any of them. This is excellent since you can get references from the company. If you can’t get any, it is usually not a good sign.
- Don’t invest any money: Some work-at-home jobs can often require you to buy equipment to get started. Even if this is not weird, it is a red flag for me. When this happens, all I can tell you is to make sure that you understand what you’re buying, from whom and for what reasons.
Top 25 online jobs that can help you make good money
Last year, as I was doing some research into online jobs, I came across a very interesting study about online freelancing websites which predicted that more than half of the workforce in the world will do online freelancing in the next decade.
This prediction is considerable and not all that crazy. In fact, many research investigations have come to the conclusion that already nearly 50 percent of millennials are into freelancing already. With this in mind, if you want to make a living out of real work-at-home jobs, check out the following options:
There are many businesses operating online so it’s no wonder that a lot these hire virtual assistants to help keep them organized and remain efficient. If you didn’t know that virtual assistants existed, you need to learn that these workers are independent contractors who help multiple clients by providing administrative, creative, and technical aid.
Generally, the work of a virtual assistant varies drastically. Usually, they compose and respond to emails, create and distribute documents, respond to business inquiries, write content, and much more
This is a really good online job! I can confirm this because I have done some translator gigs in the past and it pays really well. Generally, all you need is a bachelor’s degree and a complete mastery of another language. At least, you need to be fluent in two languages. The translating industry is changing quite fast. Today, at least a quarter of the worldwide translation jobs is done online
Since a lot of business are looking to have an online presence, which has become a necessity in modern times, web developers are on demand. Right now, it’s fairly easy to build a website. Not only are a lot of online courses but also tools that can give you templates, tips
I am a freelance writer and I really can’t complain! I can’t probably tell you how many freelance writers there are in the world (surely millions) but what I can tell is that the demand is extremely high and it never ever decreases. Now more than ever, freelance writers are hired to create news articles, website content, and other interesting things for many online websites.
Even though many major sites have their own in-house writers, there is a growing number of sites constantly looking to hire freelance writers. Before trying your luck, make sure that you have a portfolio of past works so that employers can see your writing quality. Writing fees for freelance writers vary a lot but you can earn at least $50 per article and really experience writers could earn up to $1,500 per piece.
If a business wants to better reach their customers directly, that is without paying for television, print, or radio advertisement, they need to develop a social media campaign. The interesting thing is that not every business has someone to handle their social media presence, and that is when you come in
There many businesses that need workers to enter data into their systems. The data can be very heterogeneous of course, for example, it can be about the inventory, shipment logs, business plans, attendance sheets, you name it. There is a lot you could do. All you need is a computer and some basic Microsoft Office skills to do it.
Generally, this online job can pay $30,000 to $45,000 every year depending on your level of expertise. The best thing about data entry jobs is that they never run out! If you like this sort of job, you can probably find many online requests.
This is a very profitable job but it takes time! When you finally have a good blog, you can make as much as $10,000 (or more) per month. Most blogs start fairly simple but in time they grow, they attract traffic and they start earning money. Blogging is a real online job that pays well. It doesn’t necessarily have to be full-time, you can find great part-time opportunities. The important thing is that you can rush it!
If you are creating your own blog, you must be patient because it takes time. According to stats, it takes at least 6-18 months to start making money from a blog. Lastly, you need to enjoy writing for others.
I must confess that I didn’t know what dropshipping was! But then, I did some investigations and voila: it is a really profitable online job! I know that it can pay you between $25 and $500 (or more) per item sold. For some these profits are not so high but you must take into consideration that dropshipping is all about setting up a storefront on a platform where you list your products and then have orders ship directly to a customer from the supplier. You only have to make it happen
Product testing is a really entertaining online job that enables you to make money by trying products that you want or need. You can test and get paid to review either physical or digital products. After you sign up for one or more product testing websites, you get linked to products from various companies. Once you get the product, you only need to follow the instructions and complete a survey to provide your opinion. For your time, you receive $10 to $20 per hour, gift cards, and sometimes you can even keep the product.
I know that this is not your typical full-time online job opportunity, but it can help you earn money and receive free products!
Amazon is extremely popular all over the world! Millions of people shop on Amazon every day which is why as many people should also be selling on this site. Now, have you ever heard about Amazon Arbitrage? If you haven’t, get ready to get your mind blown! Okay, so the concept is simple even though the process can be tedious. Essentially, you need to find discounted products at your local stores and sell them on Amazon to make a profit
As a proofreader, you can earn money by proofreading books, papers, website content, and more. I have done some proofreading in the past and it is a really simple and comfortable job. Plus, if you’re the type of person that can spot typos and grammar mistake very fast, you can do really good.
Furthermore, you don’t need any certification to make a career in proofreading. With the outburst of web content, this online job is in high demand. This translates into a lot of clients today. Regarding the pay, you can make an average of $17.50 per hour.
As a photographer, you have to supply stock photos that will be purchased by businesses for their online websites. In recent years, this is one of the fasting-growing online marketplaces! According to many experts, the actual business of selling stock photos will surpass $4 billion by 2020! Imagine that! If you start now, you can get a piece of that pie.
Also, you need to know that if you are good at taking pictures, you will have many job opportunities. As a matter of fact, businesses need many quality stock photos for their websites, marketing campaigns, and more. So, the offers will never end. If you like taking pictures, you can make money by uploading quality photos. Generally, you’ll make anywhere between 20 and 50 cents per every image you sell. Make sure you sell at least a dozen per day!
Another really weird online job that I didn’t know about. It consists of editing transcripts for court reporters. As you may already be thinking, this a little-known work-from-home job, however, it’s been around for 30 years. How it works: first, a court reporter will transcribe everything that is said in the courtroom into written form by using a special system of “shorthand” which lets then write really fast; then court reporters hire scopists to edit these transcripts. As a scopist, you will earn money for every page you edit (just like proofreaders and writers). Also, you don’t need certification. Lastly, the potential earnings are high since the average pay is $20 to $30 per hour.
Online Survey Jobs
This is another famous online job that keeps on attracting people! Yes, you can earn money by completing online surveys. What really makes this interesting and appealing is that it is extremely easy to fill online surveys. Also, the number of surveys keep increasing since these are used by marketing research companies to gather information about a product, service or advertisement. As of now, it is free to join survey platforms. Plus, if you really want to make money, you can become a member of many paid survey panels. Most survey opportunities are sent to your email account. Legit companies will make sure that every survey is a screen to avoid scams and spams.
A paid survey usually takes 20 minutes to complete and you can get paid $5 to $20. This rate can increase depending on the importance of the study. If this interest you, make sure you find real survey platforms that are free to join. If you have to pay, it is probably a scam. I recommend that you give this a try. It is a good way to putting free time to use since you can complete surveys anywhere and anytime.
Earn with URL Shortening
Another way of making money is by shorting URLs. To begin, you have to join a URL Shortening Website where you will get the opportunity to shorten long URLs from various sites. This job is very easy and it doesn’t require any technical skills. Moreover, you are not required to have a blog or website. If you have one, it is just a bonus for you since you can post the shortened URLs on your blog or website. Usually, freelancers just post them on forums and social networking sites like Facebook.
How does it work? Well, whenever a visitor clicks on your shortened URL, you will receive money un your account. It is as simple as that! This means that you earn money with every click. Truly, it is a simple method to earn money online since the Internet runs on links! Furthermore, nobody likes long URLs, especially not Google. Additionally, shortening URLs is free. If you become a URLS shortening freelancer, you will have plenty of work. On a daily basis, you can make $5 to $10 for every 1000 visitors that use your link.
Captcha Solving Jobs
I didn’t know that you could make money by solving those annoying Captcha that you find in some websites. But now that I know it, I might even consider trying it! Captcha solving is truly one of the simplest ways to make additional money over the Internet. You just need to type the Captcha. What is simpler than that? As you know, Captcha images have 4-10 characters that you need to identify. There are tons of companies that pay for recognizing these images. Why do they do this? They just want to save their time which is why they pay you to do it for them. All you need to make sure is to enter the right Captcha.
In this line of work, you can make $3 for solving 1000 Captcha and there is no payout fee. You get in your PayPal or bank exactly what you make. This is totally legitimate work. All you need to have is a computer and Internet access. Like completing surveys, you can do it in your free time. I guarantee you that if you work two to three hours daily, you can make $500 for solving Captchas.
Earn money with Bitcoins
A lot of people have heard about Bitcoin. It is a virtual currency that keeps on increasing its value just like real money. Even though the price of 1 Bitcoin (BTC) fluctuates, right now is over $15,000 USD. This means that you can buy many things by spending your BTC because
How can you make money out of bitcoin? Well, there are three ways: Mining, Trading and working for Faucet Sites. If you are new, you should start with the third option because it’s easy and free to earn bitcoins. The first two methods require some upfront investment to start making money. I really like working with cryptocurrencies, and I’m considering it for a full-time job.
Doing Micro Jobs
What is a micro job? These are small online jobs that usually take little time to complete. On the Internet, there are many available micro jobs websites. Most of this small task make you do really random things like search for keywords, find photos, complete sentences, etc. You can get paid $1 to $3 dollars for every completed task. Generally, all payments will be sent to PayPal. There are many micro jobs websites, you only need to register and start working. Registration is usually free.
Get Paid to Play Games
I wasn’t surprised to find out that you can get paid for playing games. This is very normal. In fact, the entertainment industry is one of the biggest employers in the world. Plus, its level of competition is very high
Every year, more companies launch new games and they hire gamers to test their games. These Game Testers will play and write a review on what they like and dislike plus they have to do some marketing for the employer
If you like planning, this is “the” online job. You need to get something clear: you will not organize the event, choose the caterer or the plates that will be used, your function will be to coordinate all the event functions. If you are used to doing it at home, you can use this knowledge and experience to earn more money.
You will always have work because today’s society is quite busy. Also, people find it hard to organize their events and functions. Overall, you will provide them with a service by supervising and coordinating every order or things that they required. You can either do this as a part-time or full-time online job.
You can put your skills to use by creating a bridge between employees and employers for the right price. A virtual recruiter is, in other words, the liaison between a company and its potential new hires. You’ll have to post available jobs, screen all the resumes, conduct interviews and negotiate salaries.
Today, many businesses need workers to answer
There are dozens of sites that hire call-center representatives. The demand is very high. Even though it is very hard to estimate the exact rate for a call-center rep, I can tell you that it is possible to make around $30,000 per year. Since it is a very interesting online job, and you don’t need to do much, I think that it is a really good opportunity.
Affiliate marketing is another recent method to make money online. Also, it doesn’t need any investment on your behalf so you make money for free. All you need to do is promote products or services and earn a percentage in the form of commission from the sales made
Furthermore, so that you know a bit more how it works, the product owners give you an affiliate code. This code is very important because you have to use it for referring traffic to the main site. Generally, you will have to use banners and text links on a daily basis. This is really simple to do, by just copying and pasting the code on your site, you are ready to refer traffic. If any interested visitor clicks on the link from your website, he will be redirected to the site of your employer. If the visitor buys the product or subscribe to a service, it counts as a referral and you earn a certain percentage as commission. It all happens very fast! Fortunately, you get real-time access to your commission. I really like this online job and in my opinion, it is one of the best marketing methods on the Internet.
Make money by reading and clicking ads
There are many Paid to Click Sites (PTC) where you make money reading and completing tasks. I know some friends that have made thousands of dollars through PTC sites. If you start, you can easily make $500 per month just by clicking and reading ads. This is not a scam, I have checked! It is a legitimate way to make money! Overall, you just need to invest 30 to 60 minutes daily on several PTC sites. Fortunately, there are hundreds of legal PTC sites. The most famous ones are ClixSense or NeoBux. I read very positive reviews about them so you should be fine. Additionally, there are some things that you can do to increase your earnings in PTC sites:
- You must view all the ads daily at a “fixed” time.
- If you refer PTC sites to your friends, you can earn a referral commission and increase your earnings.
- You could invest in a premium membership. This will double the commission for viewing the ads and you can double the referral commission when your friends join.
All things considered, I truly believe that PTC sites are a great alternative to making money online. If you haven’t tried it, you lose nothing by giving it a try.
Buy and sell domains
Today, a domain costs not more than $10 or $15. Nevertheless, there are some circumstances when an individual or company would like to buy a domain, and such domain belongs to someone else. When this happens, many of them are willing to pay thousands of dollars to own that domain. Here, you have a very profitable business opportunity. By buying domains at low prices, you can then sell them very expensive in the future. With that said, buying and selling domains is a very interesting way to make money. You may need to conduct some research of course. But the appeal is evident. ‘Domain flipping’, as it is also known as, is a very profitable part-time online job. I remember one time I read that a domain called “Hotel.com” was sold for $11 million. I’m sure that the original buyer didn’t pay more than $15 for it. Over time, this online job can be quite profitable.
At first, you should start with a small budget until you have the necessary experience to move around quickly. It is no surprise that domain flipping takes time to learn. Most experts recommend practicing for a year before selling domains at a profit. Furthermore, domain flipping demands a lot of time, effort and luck for selling a domain name for profit. This cannot be a full-time job. You need to be very patient as well. In time, if you find an appropriate buyer, you can get your invested money back without problems.
I am a home-based freelancer and I love it. It is quite convenient and it pays really well. To many, working at home is a dream come true
Today, thanks to technology, this dream is a reality for a lot of people. If you really want to work at home, you need to research online jobs possibilities