The world is constantly changing and this is also true about the work place of today. Only recently, the idea of working from home was quite an alien concept. Especially for a teacher, marketing specialist and engineer.
Since the birth of the internet, there have been plenty of adverts to claim you can make money from home, but many of those 'become a millionaire working from home' videos and e-mails have of ten been scams. Terrible scams. Research shows that even today, for every legitimate job there is 60 more trying to fool you in one way or another. That's quite depressing statistics.
The good news, though, is that there is a plethora of opportunities working from home. You just need to make sure you look in the right places. If you see reputable freelance websites and companies, you can easily quit that boring office job and start earning some money- in your pyjamas!
So let's have a look at what work from home opportunities there are:
This is really where it's at! The freelancing opportunities for a huge range of professionals is just a click away for anyone with a computer and stable internet access. Platforms like upwork, freelancer and people per hour is like a virtual employment agency where employers can link with various professionals, check skills and experience, and finally agree to a fee that suits both employer and employee. The freelancing jobs are available for anyone who signsup. Whether freelancers get the job obviously depends on their abilities.
Here are some of the jobs that appear on the sites:
-Sales and Marketing experts
Jobs can be ongoing or just short projects so the jobs can suit anyone: students, stay-at-home parents, pensioners, and professionals who prefer their own schedule. Best thing is that you can work from anywhere in the world, and you can apply to work for international employers. Just be aware of deadlines that may be linked to a different time zone than yours!
This money-making opportunity is mainly available for those with at least one spare room to rent out. If you travel a lot, you can also rent out your whole home when you are away. If you live in the middle of say, NYC, this would be very lucrative indeed. Just don't rely on it to pay your bills in a less popular area. Sorry!
Direct sales person
Not for everyone, but if you are a sociable person who loves to meet people and sell stuff to them: Try this! It's all about building a base of clients, and getting sales through word-of-mouth recommendations and friends of friends. You could sell creams, make-up and health products. Once you sell your first stock, you order some more, and so it rolls on.
As you can see, the possibilities are plentiful and readily available for anyone- right now! Do your research today, and you can be your own boss tomorrow. Good luck-and remember, if it's too good to be true, it probably is!