Some Types of online jobs
Freelance Writing:- The internet offers a large number of job opportunities in the world of freelance writing. There are a number of web sites online with jobs for students who possess and develop the necessary writing skills to produce everything from technical articles to ghost-writers and article re-writers. The wages vary, but the large majority of opportunities will pay more than minimum wage.
Teaching and Tutoring :- The number of internet home users is growing at a steady rate, and with it, a new range of possibilities for teaching and tutoring online has begun to emerge. Free technology such as Skype and other paid services make video chat accessible to anyone. Many companies are beginning to leverage this and other technologies to create networks of tutors and teachers who can perform their duties from anywhere. The pay will vary from client to client and depends on the subject being offered.
Transcription:- Transcription jobs offer students the flexibility that most traditional jobs will never match. These simple, straightforward tasks require that the employee transcribe an audio or video piece, usually in a specific format. The pay will vary according to the length of the piece to be transcribed.
Data Entry:- There are a number of companies that need people to help enter data into massive databases for their corporations, whether medical information or customer service surveys. The hard copies of this data can be mailed to students to enter into an online database for hourly fees that can be as much as $20 an hour. This job is relatively painstaking because you simply are entering online data from paperwork that people have filled out by hand, but it is a good way to make extra money on your own time.
Blogging:- Blogging is very similar to the freelance writing world. Both require well rounded writing skills and similar time commitments. However, many job opportunities involving blogging offer long term agreements and monthly payouts, as opposed to being paid per article. Individuals who take on blogging responsibilities will also be asked to focus in one particular area, while most freelance writers will write on many different subjects. Since blogging is a longer time commitment, many companies will start salaries at $200+ per month.
Home based Call Center:- These part-time internet based jobs for students are not quite as flexible as some of the other options, but tend to pay a little more. The job consists of all of the normal tasks of call center operators such as sales and customer service, but the employee has the option to choose what type of calls they would like to handle. Many companies pay on a per minute basis and incentives are usually offered for such as sales.
Freelance Translation:- The internet also offers jobs especially suited to students studying foreign languages or translation degrees. There are literally thousands of freelance translation jobs available online through a number of dedicated web sites. Both written and spoken translation projects are currently available. The wages vary according to the type of project and the duration of the assignment.
Online Auctions:- With savvy eBay skills and a sense of salesmanship online, students can sell a variety of items on eBay to make extra money while in school. The real work here comes with acquiring products, tickets or other items to sell online that you believe people will want to buy. This requires knowing how to acquire good products for cheap, such as going to garage sales or trading with other college students for items you know you can sell. Craigslist is another outlet to sell these items.
Online Surveys:- Surveys are offered online through many different websites such as Survey Scout and Highest Paid Surveys, which pay anyone to take surveys online and turn in their honest results. These survey sites have memberships that students are asked to buy to be able to take these surveys. The memberships range from $35 to $50 for a lifetime membership, but will provide access to new surveys, which can be taken for $300 to $500 per survey, upon company approval. However, a good number of these survey sites are scams, so investigate them thoroughly before applying. Consumer reports.com also advises not to pay any money to these sites for memberships.