More and more people want to take full advantage of their high-speed connections and enhance their lives with everything the Internet has to offer. That includes news, sports, on-demand films and series…
Plus the recreational possibilities of casinos online like Euro Palace as well as sports betting sites, which offer entertainment and also tidy profits for those who know how to play the odds. But business and commerce is also a huge field, developing every day.
If people can spend money online, they also want to be able to earn their living from home too. They want this for all sorts of reasons: spending more time with their families, the need for flexible work schedules, the ability to broaden client and customer bases worldwide, and not least the quality-of-life enhancements that come from ditching office hours and long and expensive commutes.
Here’s a look at four remote jobs worth investigating online; two you’d already guess were an option, and two that will surprise you:
Learn To Code
The biggest remote work opportunity available online is not unexpected at all, but we have to start with web development. The bigger the internet gets, particularly as a tool of business and e-commerce, the more engineers are required to build it, and all of their work can be sourced and delivered online. The possibilities of mobile app development also seem endless.
With kids coding before they’re 10 and turning into hackers by 15 these days, it seems exclusively a youngster’s game, but there’s no reason anyone in their 40s and 50s with maths skills and a flair for design can’t learn from scratch either.
Especially if they’re at home with the resources, time and discipline to learn online – maybe they could come up with the next unexpected life-hack app or useful social media innovation.
Share Your Opinions
Getting paid to have opinions sounds too good to be true, but it’s not.
Market research and online surveys were made for each other, and there are sites at which you can sign up to become part of their focus groups. You’ll get to test existing products and services and deliver your opinions, and earn fees depending on how many surveys or focus groups you’re in.
Those with the expertise to rate products and services, combined with a writing style that gets hits, can also get paid to review them online, although unlike focus-group work, you’d have to tailor your opinions to conform to the ethics of what is basically paid advertising.
If you don’t love it, why would anyone want to pay you to review it?
Teach What You Know
Most of us have a fixed idea of teachers in front of the blackboard in a classroom, but it’s time to wake up to the possibilities of online education. There are formal structures in which qualified teachers can work remotely; programmes that provide online distance learning to pupils and students in dispersed populations.
Private one-on-one tutoring and home schooling support networks also provide remote job opportunities in education. So do blogs in your specialist subject, whether it’s part of the school curriculum or an area of life skills like tax returns, marketing work-at-home businesses, gardening, or whatever.
If it’s an area that will attract a regular following of enough people who value the educational content you share, a blog can be monetised; either directly through subscription, or indirectly through advertising.
Virtual Exotic Dancing
We’re not talking adults-only-credit-card-required-to-view sites here, although there are plenty of opportunities in that direction online too. For those who aren’t ready to go all the way for real, though, there’s always Second Life.
The hugely popular online game set in a virtual world has a number of roles that pay, including exotic dancing in the virtual nightclubs, and workers get to inhabit outrageous avatars rather than show off their true forms. The pay is terrible, but dancers do keep 80% of their tips.
So find the right virtual customers, and watch them tuck those dollars into your virtual garter!