Online Jobs have opened up ample opportunities for making legitimate money from the comforts of home for almost everybody right from a highly skilled and experienced software/IT professional to a retired person or a house-mom or an employed/unemployed person.
Online Jobs can be taken up by an individual as a part time or full time. What one needs is a good PC, a cheap broadband internet connection, basic knowledge of MS Windows Office Suit and a very essential requirement Zeal for doing the work honestly and sincerely.
The Ocean of Online Jobs is very deep. Few of the most common and simple Online Jobs includes (1) Simple typing jobs It literally means data conversion from scanned PDF files (contents could be handwritten or typed) to word files or excel files by typing out the text as it is from Scanned PDF files into word format or excel format as per the requirement. One does not need to possess any special skills for undertaking such jobs. Though this is the simplest job amongst all the Online Jobs but there is always a demand/supply mismatch; supply more than demand and hence it never pays good compensation.
Nowadays it is also observed that most of the time the compensation commensurate with the numbers of hours required to be put in while doing such jobs is hard to find and the main reason for this can be attributed to over exploitation, which is more prevalent in Countries where there are large numbers of unemployed educated persons. (2) Data Entry Such jobs often does not require any special skills and involve online data entry into various formats as demanded by the particular type of jobs. Such jobs are not highly rewarding. (3) Copywriting It literally means writing creative articles on a given subject or a subject chosen by the writer as per his/her expertise.
The compensation for such jobs varies from cheap to reasonable price depending on various factors. (4) Internet marketing, Forum posting/reading, Internet Advertising, Web Promotion etc. Most of the mass/bulk employers claim that such jobs are simple copy/paste jobs and rewards are very high in proportion to the skills required, which may not always be the truth.
Other Online Jobs include highly specialized jobs involving Software/It based Skills, Medical/Legal Transcription Jobs, Accounting/Finance Jobs, Editing/Proofreading, Translation Jobs etc.
There are number of good web sites which provide ample opportunities for Online Jobs and such sites are commonly termed as freelance sites. For details on these sites one can refer articles under Online Jobs Guide.
ONLINE JOBS – SCAMS/FRAUD This can be an altogether a separate chapter in itself and hence it is not discussed in this article but one must be careful while selecting Online Jobs, keeping in mind that easy money and greed is the root cause for SCAMS/FRAUD, whether it is Online Jobs or any other jobs/schemes and such jobs are more prone to SCAMS/FRAUD.