Is there really such a thing as an online job?
If you’ve ever spent more than five minutes on Facebook, especially in one of the millions of classified-style Facebook groups that people seem to join all the time, you will have seen a lot of material about online jobs. However, within the space of a few seconds, you will have also quickly realised that the majority of these ‘jobs’ are just glorified ‘get rich quick’ schemes and a never-ending stream of cosmetics network marketing opportunities.
However, if you take the time to conduct a little bit of research online, you may actually be surprised to learn that there are a growing number of legitimate avenues to follow if you feel that being able to work online is the right choice for your current situation.
One of the most important points to mention here is that this isn’t yet another blog post about being able to work from home on a part-time basis. The whole concept of working online is that you are able to do so from anywhere with a functioning internet connection, and this could in theory be from anywhere in the world. One of the most popular online jobs is a moderator or community manager position, and companies look to hire for these roles when they have any kind of online presence with customers adding their own content. Facebook and Twitter are just two areas where any modern business simply must be active, and these positions are defined as:
An individual who ensures that all user-generated content is suitable for publication on a company’s page, making edits and removing content when it is absolutely necessary.
Someone who acts as a line manager for moderators, along with ensuring that online areas are as effective as possible for the client company.
Bingo sites with ‘chat’ have grown massively in the last ten years, and so these are ideal places to start looking for online jobs of this nature.
If reading and checking posted content doesn’t sound appealing to you, why not find a position where you can create content of your own? Copywriting is all about providing a service where website owners can call upon you to create a certain amount of unique and optimised text that they can then simply publish on their pages. As an example, someone who is launching a store with 5,000 unique products will usually have better things to do than create individual descriptions, and this is where, as a copywriter, you will be able to come to their rescue. A brief search for ‘copywriting jobs’ will show you where the opportunities are right now in this area, along with agencies where you can simply work on a freelance basis.
These are just a few examples of online jobs that can actually be considered to be real employment opportunities, and for other genuine possibilities out there all it takes is some careful research to fulfil your goals of working online.
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