Finally, the election is over and you have a new President! Howerver, as Obama mentioned in his victory speech, it is going to take a while before the economy stabilizes and everyone has a job and home! Though I cannot guess how job opportunities in the manufacturing or service industry will shape up, I could talk about some of those online work-from-home opportunities available for relatively unskilled people.
Earlier I used to write more about this particular topic in this blog, though of late the focus has been shifted more towards my current interests. This post is more like a summary of what I have touched upon in the past. This is also an open reply to a couple of emails that I have received on how to make money online without getting too technical.
Work-from-home (mostly content related) jobs for non-technical people
- #1 Forum posting: One can do a contract job to post on various forums and similar sites where your job is to bulk post into these forums. Usually the rate of payment is per 100 posts or so. You can find these opportunities in this DP forums thread or similar forums
- #2 Get-paid-to comment: A number of upcoming blogs or niche sites actually pay for commenting on these sites. I had talked about this in one of my old posts as a get-paid-to-comment case study (I hope they still run that service)
- #3 Data entry jobs: Online or offline data entry jobs are available almost everywhere. Read this post for more information on data entry jobs
- #4 Moderating: Moderators deal with moderating blogs or forums. This is a relatively easier job but a job that demands high responsibility. You could find moderator job in forum threads such the one discussed in point #1
- #5 Freelance writing: Freelance content creation and Pay-per-word opportunities were touched upon in another post. A lot of people make decent online income via this method. Please note that if you own a blog you could get paid to write reviews as well using services such as Sponsored reviews
- #6 Proofreading and copy editing The post titled Online copy editors and proof readers talked about this opportunity. You could also check out the blogs listed at the end of this post to get to know more about this option as well as immediate opportunities
- #7 Copy ‘n’ paste jobs and article rewriting: Article rewriting is all about modifying and rearranging the existing content of an article to look a little bit different. You could get such assignments online at this DP forum thread as well as elsewhere if you search Google
- #8 Transcription: Read more on transcriptionist opportunities in this post
- #9 Technical writing: Technical writing is actually a job that demands some skills and hence it is not an exact fit for this post. You could find technical writer or information developer positions on most of the job websites. Please check out the Poewar blog (listed below) for more legitimate technical writer opportunities opportunities
- #10 Procrastination: If the above 9 suggestions didn’t work, you could as well continue to blame the government for everything and lead the current couch potato life
The scope of this post was to address the needs of the non-technical online job seekers and those who send emails to me. I will not be writing too much about this particular topic on this blog anymore and that’s why this summary post.
I also read the following blogs that talk about great writing opportunities online as well as related tips.
Let me know if any of you have other suggestions regarding online jobs related to content creation.