Introduction: What is a home based job?
A home based job is a job you can do on your own terms at home. You usually work less hours or as much as you want and the requirements are usually lower / non-existent. There are thousands of jobs that let you work from anywhere, especially jobs that require some knowledge of the internet. The Internet is the greatest tool for people who want to work from home in today’s market.
The Internet is the greatest thing that has happened to home based jobs since copy machines, fax machines and even telephones. Even though you can use other means of communication, such as talking to co-workers, these methods are slow and since most people in this country have a computer at home, they are very familiar with working on the internet.
What’s even more amazing is that the jobs that require no knowledge of the internet, or those that never require you to be on the Internet are often among the most lucrative. There are hundreds of companies with millions of dollars in revenue that you can work for from home with little or no expertise. Although many people feel it’s not worth their time, I believe these jobs will always be there… So if you’re interested in making a living without having to get up at 5:30 am every day, this article is for you.
By the way, this article is not going to be about educational jobs or charity donations. This is about traditional employment. If you are looking for an article about making money with your computer, there are many other articles in the “Money Making” section of the site that can help you.
Benefits of Working From Home vs. Working Outside the House
Being able to work when you want. Anyone always has the same problems and issues at home, whether it be with their kids, a sick pet, or a lazy husband/wife. There is always something that needs attention, and being able to leave a task at home and take care of it without feeling like you’re letting anybody down is an incredible relief. No matter what your cause of work, you will be better off working from home.
Maybe you want to start a business, or maybe you just need some time away from the house but your spouse/kids still won’t give their consent to work outside the house. It’s a tough situation to deal with. However, working from home is the way to go. There are plenty of benefits for you to take advantage of and it will be worth it in the end.
What are some of the benefits?
Not only when you work from home, but being able to work from any location has its perks . If you want to work in a coffee shop or malls there is no problem doing so. Or maybe you want to work from your kitchen table, or even the living room floor. This allows you to become a more spontaneous person and also allows you to be able to remain more active and fit while still taking care of business (in whichever way that may be).
How to Get Started Joining the Remote Work Revolution
The first thing to do is find an online job site. The best home based jobs are found on sites that filter out scams and only show real remote jobs. Some popular ones are; Elance, Odesk, Guru and Freelancer. All these remote work sites have sample projects you can complete with proof of completion before you will be given access to real projects.
Unlike the traditional jobs where you might apply for a job and they will tell you they are not hiring, remote online work is not that way. You show them what you can do with a remote job project and they will consider it.
Once you have completed a project or set of projects, look on the company’s website to see if there are any openings. If so submit your resume to them. Don’t bother submitting your resume via email as most companies do not ask for it in their application process.
Start to build your portfolio. Create some relevant projects on these sites and the companies will begin to recognize you as an expert in your field when it comes to remote work. You may be asked to submit a list of remote work jobs (not sure if this is something you could do if you are not a company but many people ask for that)
Once your portfolio is ready, you will be invited through email to apply for remote work jobs. The majority of companies do not ask for your resume when they are reviewing your application but you should send it in just to save them time.
Best Places To Make Money in 2017
If you’re interested in making money online, don’t forget to check out my interview with Tim Ferriss. He is the author of The Four Hour Work Week so he knows a thing or two about making money online. Tim currently teaches people how to make $1000s per month online and we were lucky enough to ask him some questions. “The internet has given us the ability for anyone to become a writer, designer, nanny, photographer, barista, chef and many other services without needing any qualifications or past experience. The joy of being a digital nomad is that there is absolutely no limit to how far you can go and where you can go. All you need is an internet connection and a laptop. “He is also the author of Tools of Titans which has the following concepts:
“People who understand how the Game Works tend to become quite successful at it. “They are called “Pros”, but they are not better than you, they just understand how things work. If you want to be a pro, it’s important to cultivate people skills and master the fundamentals of life. Use this guide as part of that process.” Tools of Titans by Tim Ferriss is a must read for basically everyone who wants to make more money online. I’m currently half way through it and will be writing a post summary soon so keep checking back for that.
To get an idea of how much you can make online, check out the following infographic created by Wealthy Affiliate. It will give you an idea on how much money people are making online and what kind of industry they’re in.
The average American spends more than $200 a month on their smartphones.
This is just one statistic of many which show how big the smartphone industry is and it’s only growing larger.
How much money can you make?