THE JOB: VIRTUAL ASSISTANT
What It Pays: Around $10 to $15 an hour
Perfect For: Someone who is very organized with the ability to multitask.
What It Is: Many companies hire self-employed virtual assistants to save employment costs. You will perform typical office duties from home such as replying to emails, managing calendars, entering data, and assisting with social media.
THE JOB: TRANSCRIPTIONIST
As a transcriptionist all you need to do is turn audio into text files. You’ll listen to videos and speeches and then write them into a text processor like Microsoft word. it’s pretty straight for and simple to do as explained below.
trascribers can earn anywhere between forty cents to eighty cents per audio minute transcribed depending on your level of experience. so there is plenty of potential to earn decent money if it’s something you enjoy doing. And nowadays there are plenty of transcription jobs available online. You can check places like fiverr or odesk and you’ll see plenty of people and businesses alike who need these services.
I would say that this is probably the easiest type of online job available today. The great thing is that you don’t need any specific programming skills or special website skills in order to do the job. If you’re fast with typing you stand to earn a decent amount of money. Especially if you can turn your transcriptions in to text really fast.
What It Pays: Up to $25 per hour or more
Perfect for: Someone looking for a flexible job that requires little to no prior experience.
What It Is: Transcription essentially involves you listening to audio files and typing out what you hear. Easy enough, right? Companies usually hire transcriptionists without much experience, so some job postings might only require you to have a computer and keyboard to get started. Transcription jobs can vary from transcribing a college lecture to a doctor’s medical dictation, while most companies allow you to make your own schedule.
How to Get It: As a beginner, you can find entry-level transcription jobs on TranscribeAnywhere.com, TranscribeMe.com, and Quicktate.com. Most employers give out a short writing test to measure your typing accuracy and attention to detail before you receive any official tasks.
What It Pays: $1 to $50 per survey, depending on how much time is required
What It Is: You might take an opinion poll, answer questions about shopping habits or review a product. You’re generally paid in cash (PayPal or mailed check) or with points that can be redeemed for gift cards.
How to Get It: Visit companies such as DarwinsData.com, PineconeResearch.com and PaidViewpoint.com. (Search “surveys” on RealWaystoEarnMoneyOnline.com for more options.) Then sign up with as many sites as you can. The sites will contact you when surveys that fit your demographic pop up, and you take them right away. A word to the wise: Do not register anywhere that has a membership fee, asks for your Social Security number or bank information, or is vague about payment.
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What It Pays: $10 to $15 per test
What It Is: Many companies pay online testers to make sure websites are intuitive and easy to navigate. “You basically follow the instructions you’re given to check out the website,” says Anna Thurman, founder of RealWaysToEarnMoneyOnline.com, a site that has reviewed more than 500 online work opportunities. “It usually only takes about 15 minutes per test.” Thurman recommends registering with 10 to 12 different companies since the opportunities to test these sites are doled out first come, first served. “There are people who make $100 to $200 a month by staying on top of those tests,” Thurman says.
How to Get It: Begin with sites like UserTesting.com, YouEye.com and Userlytics.com. Register with multiple companies for opportunities to test as many websites as possible. Once you’re in the system, you’ll be emailed when testers are needed, and if you’re one of the first to respond, expect to spend 15 to 20 minutes completing the test. Many sites require a microphone and/or webcam, which are built into most laptops—but if you need to buy one, they aren’t expensive. The tester sites typically pay within a week or two via PayPal.
What It Pays: $1 to $2 per 1,000 hits; Payment depends on how many people click on your video. Views on popular YouTube tutorials range from 20,000 to 300,000 and higher.
What It Is: Do people ask you your secret to perfect pie crust or how you made that wreath? “Everyone knows how to do something, or has a hobby they enjoy,” says Kimberly Lawson, owner of OohLaLuxe.net, who has created fashion and beauty tutorial videos. “These can easily be turned into profits.” Simply sign up for a free YouTube account. Then use a smartphone or digital camera to record yourself explaining and demonstrating how you work your magic. (If you’re more tech-savvy or have a burgeoning teenage filmmaker in your house, you can use desktop software, such as Windows Movie Maker, to create a slicker video.) “Once you upload the video to YouTube, enroll in its partner program,” Lawson says. YouTube will then place ads inside or near your video, and you will earn money from the ads themselves, video views and click-throughs. “The key is to put a unique spin on your video,” says Lawson, especially if there are lots of others on the same subject.
How to Get It:If you shot the video with your phone, open the YouTube app and hit “send.” If you’re uploading from a computer, visit YouTube, and click the “upload” button in the upper right corner of the screen. You’ll see a place to drag your video file. To enroll in the partner program, click on YouTube settings, check the circle next to “Allow Advertisements,” then click on “View Additional Features.” On the YouTube monetization page, opt in. Generally, you must earn a minimum before you get paid, and YouTube pays monthly—if you don’t earn enough in one month, the balance rolls over.
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What It Pays: It depends on the company, but you typically take home 20% to 35% of sales in commissions.
Perfect For: Someone with an entrepreneurial spirit, loads of energy and a love of meeting new people.
What It Is: Think Avon or Mary Kay—you organize get-togethers to sell a company’s wares, whether those are bath products, gardening supplies, books or wine. Over time, you build a base of clients.
How to Get It: You can apply directly through the companies, such as Stella & Dot, a jewelry company that had over $100 million in sales in 2010. A few other good ones include Pampered Chef (kitchenware), The Cocoa Exchange (chocolates and more) and Avon(cosmetics; which only has a $25 startup fee). You can also visit the Direct Selling Association website at DirectSelling411.org—all the companies listed there agree to abide by a code of ethics, so they only offer legitimate opportunities. Typically reps make a small investment to get started (this is a legitimate and standard practice), and sometimes pay a fee for the merchandise being sold. After that you can work as much or as little as you want, and see profit based on how much you sell.
What It Pays: Around $15 an hour
Perfect For: Native English speakers with basic computer skills and an interest in other cultures who love chatting online or over the phone. Office experience is very helpful, since most students work in a corporate environment.You also need your own computer and a high-speed Internet connection. If you’re bilingual, that’s a plus.
What It Is: Students in countries including Japan, Korea, France and Germany are looking for English speakers to practice with. Sessions focus on things like making professional small talk or running a meeting (trainers are provided with specifics on how to teach each topic, and are also trained themselves for two days before starting the job). Lessons take place either over the phone or on a live Internet video service like Skype—sometimes at night, because you’re working with students in different time zones. You need to commit to a minimum of 20 hours a week at consistent times, and can work as many as 35 hours.
How to Get It: GoFluent.com is an English training company working with 12 of the world’s largest corporations. There are also jobs out there for English as a Second Language (ESL) teachers, which are more structured. Visit ISUS (iSpeakUSpeak.com), a placement and training company. While a degree in education or ESL is ideal, you are encouraged to apply if you are enthusiastic and articulate.
What It Pays: Competitive with a regular nursing salary, which is $50,000 or more
Perfect For: Someone with a nursing degree.
What It Is: Health insurers or other health management companies, including Humana, Aetna and UnitedHealth Group, hire nurses remotely to perform duties like case management, treatment authorization and patient education.
THE JOB: SEARCH ENGINE EVALUATOR
This is great job for frequent travelers. In a nutshell, companies hire people to do manual search engine evaluating simply because search engines aren’t always reliable. They need a human instead of a coded algorithm to tell if something is working.
What makes a good search engine evaluator:
- People with web search skills and good analytic analysis.
- People who use search engines often and are good at typing up queries. Probably everyone nowadays!
- People who understand american social media and pop – culture. Generally those who are up to date on whats happening now. being able to find trendy topics and such
- Companies also want people with excellent comprehension and skills with the English language.
- Additionally companies want you to have some kind of smart phone as well.
You will need to pass a few test in order to properly evaluate your skill levels. These test could be paid or free depending on which company you’re going with. Other jobs could include a social media evaluator as well. Social media networks have gotten so popular that these type of evaluators are valuable.
What It Pays: $9 to $10 an hour
Perfect For: English speakers who are up on movies and music, as well as those familiar with other cultures.
What It Is: Companies like Google and Yahoo! give you information to search for, and you tell them how closely their results matched what you were looking for. Does a search for Lady Antebellum turn up sites about the music group or links to pre–Civil War period information? If you are Latina, for example, you might be asked to search the way a Spanish speaker might perform a search in English. Jobs are usually between 10 to 25 hours a week.
THE JOB: CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE
A great majority of customer service representative are actually working from home. Employees are able to set their own hours and work at their own pace. The new security platforms for logging into these systems are excellent.
You will need to have a computer with moderate to good tech requirements. Additionally, you’ll need to have a solid internet connection as well. The company you choose to work for will be able to test your system though a user host protocol. There are also plenty of sales opportunities if you want to advance.
Bonus are generally collected for reaching a certain sales quota for sales customer service representatives.
These type of online jobs are widely available.
What It Pays: $8 to $18 an hour
Perfect For: “People” people with patience to spare who are good at talking on the phone while on the computer.
What It Is: Companies are looking for workers with excellent speaking abilities and solid computer skills to help customers find a correct size, place an order or resolve a conflict. Both full- and part-time positions are available, and you are generally required to devote a four-hour block of time.
How to Get It: Customer service is the biggest work-at-home field, with companies including Spiegel, Hilton, Best Western, HSN, 1-800-FLOWERS and many others using at-home reps. Fill out an application with staffing companies such as Arise, Alpine Access, VIPdesk, LiveOps, and Convergys, all of which vet the companies who are hiring through them. If you need benefits, search through a staffing company that will hire you as an employee (Alpine Access, VIPdesk and Convergys do this) rather than an independent contractor. If you’re a contractor, you may be asked to pay a small fee (between $15 and $35) for a background check. While a fee can be a sign of a scam, independent contractors are responsible for their own expenses.
THE JOB: ONLINE TEACHER
Online teaching has grown quite a bit over the past few years. With internet connection speeds growing at an enormousness rate, it has become an attractive solution for teachers. Teachers can work on their own time an set up lessons based on their students.
Students are able to get personalized attention and communicate in a personalized way. Teachers in this field can even earn just as much as regular teachers. It has become a solid alternative to going to a school building to teach.
What It Pays: The average salary for the first year is around $30,000; teachers of some subjects are paid more than others.
Perfect For: Teachers who don’t want a typical school schedule.
What It Is: Instead of standing in a classroom, you’ll teach via Skype or in a prerecorded session. There’s a growing demand for teachers in all subjects, but especially core topics like English, history and science.
How to Get It: Check out K12 (K12.com) and Connections Academy (ConnectionsAcademy.com). Both organizations offer various benefits—including health insurance, retirement savings accounts and paid time off—depending on where you live. As in any job where you work with kids, there will be a background and reference check as well as interviews. You may also need to be licensed to teach in the state where the students reside.
What It Pays: $12 to $35 an hour
Perfect For: People who only have pockets of time to work and an extensive knowledge of or expertise in a subject, or are fluent in a foreign language.
What It Is: You work with a student who needs extra help, usually for a half-hour over the phone or Skype.
How to Get It: Sylvan Learning (Tutoring.SylvanLearning.com), Tutor.com, TutorVista.com and Tutorzilla (Tutorzilla.com) all offer a good cross section of the kinds of remote-based tutoring jobs out there, and they all have great reputations with students and teachers. Since you will be working with children, you can expect a background check before you are hired.
Ace Cash Flow
Ever thought about putting up a website. It’s fairly easy to do and could bring in quite a bit of passive income. Blogging has become very popular in the last 5 years and has proven to be an excellent choice for affiliate and network marketing.
You could write about anything you’re interested in and monetize your site using things like google adsense. You can also sell and promote products from amazon by signing up for an affiliate account. The great thing about blogging is that it’s fairly simple to set up. Using tools like wordpress you can literally have your blog up within fifteen minutes. Then all you have to do is start typing! Start writing what you want the world to know!
You could then send your friends and family links to your blog to get conversations and get some traffic. We recommend you learn about search engine optimization for your blog. Understanding how the search engines work and how your particular keywords can be found is critical to a successful blog. You can head over to google keyword planner and start typing keywords related to your blog. Google will give you an estimate of how many searches that particular keyword gets every month. You wanna try and find keywords with high search volume and low competition. At least 1k searches per month. You can then optimize your website with the keywords you found at google’s keyword planner. Search engine optimization is a world of it’s on so we will save that for another post. But many people are jumping on to the blogging band wagon. You try it out. It just might be the thing for you! Things like cooking recipes and women’s fashion seem to be trending these days.
How much can you expect to earn blogging?
This will depend on a couple of things.
- Your chosen niche: Not all niches are profitable. In fact, there are some that are just a bad idea in my opinion. An example could be blogging about cute animals. There’s no way you can sell anything related to cute animals!
- Your monetization methods: Some monetization methods are better and worse depending on your niche. Google adsense is one of the mos popular monetization methods for blogs. However, affiliate promotions may be more targeted depending upon the topic of your website.
If you’ve set up your blog correctly and you are getting traffic, there are plenty of ways to earn even money. You could promote products from sites like ClickBank and receive fairly high commission for referrals. You could also have google adsense put relevant ads on your site and get paid per click.
Many bloggers sign up for the amazon affiliate program to receive commissions as well. The great thing about Amazon is that you will get commission on anything they by from the site. Not just the product you’re promoting. People trust buying from amazon and don’t mind pulling out their credit card to make expensive purchases. This is good for you because amazon will even pay you for there other things customers might search from their site.
Commission Junction is another affiliate referral network you could join. using commission junction you could become an affiliate for sites like best buy, JC Penney, and many other clothing and department stores. This also includes music stores and musical gear and equipment stores too.
Raters to Review Google Ads.
If you go online you’ll notice the advertisements that pop up at the very top or in the sidebar. You job basically would be to make sure that the current ads that are popping up are relevant to what people are searching for. You’ll be looking to make sure the descriptions are correct and that they have good relevancy to the google search queries. Also you’d ensure that the titles are correct too. You’ll also look to see if there are any errors in the ads and such.
It’s a pretty simple job and it doesn’t require you to be on the phone. Also, the job doesn’t really require any experience although they will provide you with training.
Starting pay: $15 per hour. We consider this pretty high when we compare to most other work at home jobs. It is a part time job that could act as a good supplement to your other income.