It’s relatively easy to find opportunities that are writing focused and can be done from home. Many well known magazines and companies are interested in buying well written content from freelancers. The best part about this opportunity is that you don’t need to have any degrees, diplomas or certifications to do it. All you really need is a strong understanding of English and the desire to do it.
1. Freelance Writing
3. Social Media Manager
4. Affiliate Marketing
5. Customer Service from Home
Let’s take a look at each one of these opportunities in a little more detail.
A freelance writer is simply a self employed person who writes for one or more publications and then gets paid for it. If you have a strong command of the English language and you like to write, then there are many opportunities for you to put those skills to work for you.
Here are some of the places where this type of work is being offered:
Writing Job Source (.com)
Freelance Writing Jobs (.ca)
The Write Life (.com)
Freelance Writing (.com)
Do your own research in to each of the companies posting jobs that you are interested in, make sure you are choosing the right company for you and your needs.
Write a Blog (Blogging)
This began as “weblog” but has since been shortened and is now known as a Blog. The word describes a type of website where one writes about any subject they want using posts, pages, videos and other content.
The word “Blogging” is the simply the activity of writing and contributing to a blog. It can be your own or someone else’s.
Blogging can get a little overwhelming because there are so many elements to it and things you need to know. The skills needed are SEO, a little bit of HTML code, writing quality content, editing, researching information, social media marketing and promotion, designing a website and more. Be prepared to learn a lot of new things if you choose this road.
Social Media Manager
This is a career that didn’t even exist 10 years ago. It’s emerging quickly and developing into a critical position in a business. It can be done as an employee or also as an independent business of your own. The social networks have connected us together like nothing else in history.
Social media can boost a business to great success but it can also take it down just as easily. The social media manager opportunity is open to any person who understands Facebook really well and knows how to set up and manage the pages and the comments.
You could make a work at home job for yourself doing this on your own time if you are so inclined. Also, if you’re skilled at the other social networks such as Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram, you can very quickly provide a valuable service for local business owners in your neighborhood.
Quite often business owners are very busy already and don’t have time to learn social media and take care of it themselves, so it’s a service that many business owners will gladly pay someone else to do for them.
Affiliate marketing is simply promoting a product or service in exchange for commission. There are many ways to promote products online. This opportunity is closely intertwined with blogging. Once you start your blog and have some content on it, then it’s time to find products to promote through the content on your site. Completing in-depth product reviews is a very popular way to get involved in affiliate marketing.
A large number of the people online are searching for information and details on many different products that will help them make am informed buying decision. When you provide the visitor with the information they want, it’s very likely that they will make a purchase through your website.
Customer Service from Home
This is very interesting way to work from home that’s generally very little known. Not many people know that when a customer support desk is called that the call is sometimes not being answered at the actual company office. These customer support jobs are now being outsourced to people working from home, sometimes these people are in very distant places.
For example: my Canadian television service provider has their customer support located in the Philippines…and they can fix my TV from there if I have a problem!
These are some of the listing services that advertise available call center jobs that are being done from home.
Women for Hire (.com)
Contract World (.jobs)
Even some restaurants are getting in on the action. Pizza Hut for example has their phone orders for pizza delivery being answered by people working in their home offices all over the country. The main thing you need is a block of time where you can be set up to answer the calls in a quiet room of your house using your computer.
The main point is: You are fully capable of creating your own income from home. The right opportunity for you is usually just a little research and a few creative ideas away from where you are right now.
Working from home is not the rare opportunity that it once was. The evolution and affordability of home computers along with the power of the internet have completely changed that. Just about anyone can work from home if so desired.
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