The final frontier of free enterprise is the internet. Everything from part time work to full blown empires can be built with little or no risk. Most of everything you need to build your own online presence, whether it is to make the same as a weekend job pumping gas or enough to retire very early is available free on the web. You just have to know where to look.
Nice words, but how the heck do you start and what can you do on the internet, anyway so that you can work from home?
Ways to earn money online:
First, if you don’t want to be bothered learning new stuff, you can find companies that will hire you to work from home doing jobs for them that otherwise, they would have to pay office space for and all the other expenses that go with a full-time employee.
Just to name a few:
Medical transcriptionist: (this one is a big one in the work from home category) Lots of us are getting old and that means lots of medical typing.
Travel agent: Office space is very expensive and competition is fierce. Money can be made from home when you are allied with a travel agency.
Data entry: Another growing part of the work from home online menu. Data is everything as companies analyze the smallest data to gain an advantage. Like most of the other online jobs mentioned here, this one will require you to pass a security and criminal check.
Call centre help desk: For this one, you have to make sure that your work area at home is silent at all times. You can’t be helping a customer on the phone with the dog barking and kids screaming in the background while you try to convey a professional image to the person on the phone.
Writing: How to make money online? Here is a simple way. If you are half decent at writing short stories or even just a few good paragraphs, you can make reasonable money writing articles for ezines, for web masters and even for offline companies. To find out more about this, go to or visit the Warrior Forum.
Expert advice center: If you have a profession like being a plumber, electrician, dental hygienist, nurse and that sort of thing, you can establish yourself as a professional help site. People will pay you to ask questions of an expert. Work as much or as little as you wish. The money is very good.
Like any other frontier, the internet is full of scams so be wary. Anybody promising great incomes right off the bat should be avoided like the plague.
Here are some tried and true methods to find out if an offer is any good as you learn how to make money online:
- Go to your local Better Business Bureau. They would know of some bad eggs out there.
- Do a Google search on the company or offering you are looking at. Enter it exactly like this, yes, with the quotes: “forums+name of the company + position in question”. You’ll be amazed at the number of people you will find who have or are doing the same job. They are your absolutely best source of information.