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Whether you want to work full time from home, or just earn a little extra money on the side, there are an endless number of opportunities online for all types of skills. No matter what your strengths are, or what you’re an expert in, there’s something for you to do online to earn a great living or some extra money for fun. Check out these different types of opportunities for those who are looking to do some work from home.
If you’ve got the skills and a computer, you can do the job of computer programming anywhere there’s an internet connection. Sites like Toptal specialize in software development and programming freelancers, where companies can seek out experts without having to have a programmer on their staff full time.
No matter what languages you speak, chances are there’s a need for translation to or from those languages. You can find quick little jobs on Fiverr, where you can quickly rack up the cash, $5 at a time. If you’re a legal or medical expert who speaks multiple languages, you’re a much sought after online translator. Translators Base has got a comprehensive list of job postings up for grabs. Language skills are always in demand, as they are not easily learned and there are a limited amount of people who have these skills and can properly put them to use.
If you’re a talented writer, or you’re an expert in a specific subject, there are plenty of freelance writing jobs available to you online. Check out the listings on sites like Upwork or Freelance Writing to find job postings you can apply for. And, there are also online writing services, like Ukwritings and Sydney service, that you can join as a team member where you’ll be assigned content to write in your field of expertise.
Search Engine Optimization
SEO has become an essential component to a company’s online presence and success. If you’ve got the skills to excel at search engine optimization, you may want to consider checking out the SEOmoz recommended list of proven industry leaders. If you can get on this list, you’ll be well on your way to success in the freelance SEO world.
For those who are law professionals, you’ve got an incredible opportunity to make great money freelancing from home. Those with a legal background have worked hard to learn what they know and get the experience they’ve got, and their skills and knowledge are highly coveted. If you’re among these legal pros, check out the Legal Freelance Centre for posting of temporary or permanent job opportunities in the legal field.
If you’ve got great listening skills along with fast and accurate typing, you could earn a good amount of money as a freelance transcriptionist. Legal, medical and other transcription jobs are always available, because they’re so detail oriented that they require a keen ear and fast fingers. Register on Guru to search through their job board for transcription jobs for you to complete.
Teaching and Tutoring
No matter what subject you’re an expert in, chances are there’s someone else who needs a little bit of help with it. Freelance tutors can advertise their skills on People Per Hour or Type my essay for those who need them. And, all you’ll need is a way of communicating with the person you’re tutoring in order to do this job, whether it’s Skype or Google Hangout.
When you’ve got creative skills paired with the ability to produce beautiful designs and images, your talents will be highly in demand online. Websites such as 99designs make it possible for those talented creative designers to showcase their work and find new projects to complete, while also benefiting people and companies seeking out great designers to work with.
Web Development and Designing
Everything today is online, so companies have got to have a great online presence in order to be successful. Having the ability to design and develop websites is a valuable skillset, and if you’re looking to do some extra development from home, look no further than Smashing Jobs for their job board full of opportunities in this field.
The world of voice acting can be a fun and interesting industry, if you’ve got a uniquely pleasant sounding voice. Voice acting as a freelancer is a great way to earn money, usually without having to do much hard work and without needing to have a finely tuned skill – you’ve just got to have a naturally wonderful voice. Voice Stable pulls together some of the best sounding voices for companies to choose from, depending on the parameters they’re looking for, including tone, age and gender.
It’s one skill that many think they have, but not everyone is actually a talented photographer, regardless of what they think. If you truly are a talented photographer, the fruits of your labor will be a much sought after commodity for anyone from bloggers to large companies, looking to supplement their written content with beautiful imagery. Joining a website like Shutterstock means you’ll get to put your work on display, and turn your creativity into cash.
Many companies don’t want to staff their locations with customer service reps, or they’re looking to find people able to work from home, at all hours of the day and night, to make their customer service more open and available to their clients. You’ve got to know what you’re talking about, but it’s also essential that you’re a great communicator. Contract World is your first step towards finding a great customer service job you can do right from home.
If you’ve got fast, accurate typing, you may want to look into finding a data entry job you can do from home. You’ll need to have a minimum typing speed, high accuracy and a lot of patience to do this job. There are all types of different data entry jobs, some requiring more finely tuned skills. Freelancer.com is filled with opportunities for those seeking data entry jobs from home.
There’s no shortage of job opportunities for freelancers who are looking to earn money from home. Depending on what your skill set is, you’ll be qualified to do a number of different jobs. And, depending on how many hours you want to work, you can earn a little extra money on the side, or earn a great full time salary.
Leslie Truex is an ideaphoric writer, speaker, entrepreneur, social worker and mom trying to do it all from the comfort of her home. Since 1998, she's been helping others create careers they love by providing work-at-home information and resources through Work-At-Home Success.
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