How to Get an Online Job

The internet has provided many avenues for people to make money. Despite this, a majority of people are
still shy about pursuing any work online. If you’re one of those people, take a leap of faith and try out the online world. It’s a good
way to earn some extra money and can even turn into a full time job. Currently,
there are many free websites and resources that contain the tools and resources
you need to have a successful online career. Here are some of those websites:

Upwork.com

Freelancer.com

Problogger.com

Fiverr

PeoplePerHour.com

FreelanceWritingGigs.com

To help you get started, here are some of the
ways that you can make money online:

1. Become a Freelance Writer

Freelance writing acts as a great starting point. You can
write about anything but you should look for topics that you’re familiar with. Some
great sites that allow you to write content in your area of specialty include
About.com, eHow, Helium, Wikihow and many more. All you need to do is sign up
for these websites as a Writer. The application process is simple. The quality
of the articles you write will determine the number of unique visitors your
website will receive. You’re able to earn money depending on the number of
clicks your pages get. You can also check out Hubpages, Associated Content and
Bukisa. You can also submit guest posts to different websites and online magazines. 

2. Online Surveys

Online surveys are a simple way to make money. They don’t take up your time and they only ask for
your opinion. The surveys are usually from companies that don’t have time to do
physical survey themselves. They outsource these service from Survey Companies
which in turn pay people to respond to the surveys. Some good survey companies
include:

Global Test Market

Opinion Outpost

My View

Ipsos I-say

My Survey

National Consumer Pane

Always make sure that you join sites that have positive reviews from present and past members. This is
to avoid falling for a scam where you’ll end up not getting paid or have your
payments delayed. Remember to leave a review of the site once you start using
it yourself so as to help another person. 

3. Create Your Own Blog or Website

You can create a blog or website and start earning money from it. There many free platforms that
allow you to create free websites. These include wordpress.com, blogger and
weebly. Come up with a catchy name and write content that appeals to your
readers. This will keep them coming to read more. The main avenue of earning
money this way is through ads, affiliate marketing and selling products. Google
AdSense is a great tool to help you earn money from advertisements. 

Pros

Starting your online career does not require any money. All you require is a access to an internet
connected device and you’re ready to start earning. You can start this as a
side gig as you continue with your main job.

Cons

The main disadvantage of working online is the high possibility of being scammed. It also gets
overwhelming and increasingly difficult to manage the many sites you’ve
registered with.