Despite high unemployment rates in traditional occupations, when it comes to online professions the situation is far more optimisitc; the variety of jobs one can do online is rapidly growing and there are never enough people to fill all the vacancies. In fact, 20% of Americans and 12% of Britons now work from home and this trend is pretty much the same in most first world countries. However, whilst this may seem like the perfect time to join in the work at home goldrush, there is still the issue of choosing the right profession. Luckily, there are many options out there and here are some of the most .
1. Social media marketing
Today, it is a fact that social media marketing is the greatest thing that has happened to small and medium businesses all over the world. First of all, it is the most cost-effective form of business promotion there is (and ever was). However, conducting a proper social media marketing campaign is not something that anyone can do. You need a lot of skill and experience in understanding what medium to use for your target demographic and in which way to approach certain influencers. On the other hand, through different courses or even self-initiative research, you can learn a thing or two about social media marketing and its unwritten laws.
2. Finance is always compelling
Regardless of the form that business takes, regardless whether it is online or in real life, finance will always be a vital element. And with more startups and small and medium businesses than ever before, there’s never been a greater need for managers and financial consultants. Because of this, it might be a good career move for you to enlist on financial planning course and get all the skills and certifications you need to start making a name for yourself in this industry.
3. Editing services
If you pride yourself highly in your linguistic skills or even your creative side, you can always look for a job as an editor, proofreader or even content writer. What you need here basically is just MS Word or appropriate alternative and some basic knowledge of the English language (or another language). Unfortunately, this is not something that absolutely anyone can do and you should be quite realistic about your abilities. Still, if this is not an issue there is more than enough work. Even if things get a bit difficult at the beginning, it gets better.
4. Trading on eBay
Finally, if you always believed yourself to be a great merchant, but never had the opportunity to test this in practice, thanks to EBay and similar platforms, you now have the opportunity to buy items online for one price and sell them at another. Furthermore, if you have a full basement of things and haven’t got the faintest clue of what to do with them, you can always try to find a suitable buyer online. Depending on your competence as a mercantile mastermind, this can be quite lucrative practice and one day even become a full-time career.
As you can see, your only limitation here is your own imagination and that initial lack of experience. All you need to do is do some research about what is it out there that is both in demand and your line of expertise and you will have already made the first step towards your ideal online career.
Dan Radak is a web hosting security professional with ten years’ experience. He is a coauthor on several websites and a regular contributor to BizzMark Blog. Currently, he is working with a number of companies in the field of online security, closely collaborating with a couple of e-commerce companies.