Working from home and being your own boss is the dream of many professionals, and thanks to the internet this is becoming easier and easier. There are a number of well paying, legitimate internet based careers available, and the best thing is you don’t need to leave your house to do them – as long as you’ve got a reliable and fast internet connection. If you’re desperate to quit your office job, but aren’t sure where to start looking for home internet based career options, here are just a few that you might like to consider.
Virtual Call Center Staff
More and more contact and call centers are taking on staff who work from home rather than travelling to an office. The job involves answering and/or making calls on behalf of the company, and the idea of telecommuting/home based staff works out well for both parties. You get to be your own boss and work from the comfort of your own home while the call center saves on office space and equipment. You will need a computer, a dedicated landline telephone, and a good internet connection in order to do this job. There are many call centers offering home based work, but it is important never to pay a fee to get the job – the best ones will train you and then pay you.
Content and Ghost Writing
Ever wondered where the vast amount of content on the web comes from? People write it, and it’s always in demand. In fact, a content writer wrote this article – and made money from it. If you’re good with words and have a good research strategy, content writing is a great way to make money from home. Many website owners turn to freelance content writers in order to maintain content on their blogs, as blogging can be time consuming, especially if you have all the other areas of the business to attend to. Many business owners will require content to be written for Search Engine Optimization purposes, so if you’re considering getting into content and ghost writing, get in contact with the SEO manager of the company with a few samples of your best work. Wondering what an SEO manager does? You can find out here..
Sell Handmade Crafts
If you’re quite creative and want to make a living from a hobby that you love, why not consider selling handmade crafts on etsy.com? Etsy is a great website for those looking for unique gifts. People love handmade gifts because they are extremely personalized and special. Whether you make greeting cards, clothing, jewelry, or even draw/paint pictures, Etsy is a great place to get started – you could even set up your own business website to sell your gear once you’ve begun to grow.
Do you have an internet based career? What are the advantages and disadvantages, in your opinion, of working from home? If you have any helpful advice that you’d like to give others looking for an internet based career, we’d love to hear from you in the comments section.