In this video, we are going to explain how online jobs work. Let’s imagine, hypothetically a man named Jack who lives in the first world.
If Jack wants to get a job done, he may have to hire someone that he pays $2000 per month in his country to get the job done.
This does not include the extra allowances and incentives plus having to set up a workspace for him which has its own set of expenses. What Jack can do instead is to hire someone from a third world country, in this case you, and only have to pay $500 to get the same job done.
$500 is a significant amount for someone in the third world and a significant saving for Jack to get the same job done. It’s a win-win situation for both parties.
So how does Jack find you and how do you find Jack? You do it through online job sites. Online job sites are platforms where people like you and Jack can meet. Employers register to look for employees and people offering services or looking for jobs register to look for people to do them for.
There are many such job sites out there that have people like Jack looking for people like you to do some work for then. On sites like www.fiverr.com, people offering services are the ones who post and those looking to get jobs done will then go onto Fiverr and look for service providers.
If you want to apply for a specific job, you inbox the poster and write them highlighting why you think you are the best person for the job.
Online Jobs (Video)
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What can I do online?
To get a better grasp of what you can do online here are a few questions to ask yourself.
- (Knowledge) What do you know/ What is your job?
- What are others doing?
- (Educate yourself) What can Iearn?
- What does the market need?
If you want to earn more money in today’s environment, you need to learn fast. If you see job posts or services that require a skill set that you don’t have, you can quickly learn a new skill.
There are many websites which offer training and certification at really affordable prices. Here is a link to one of them >> www.stacksocial.com
Drawbacks and Benefits
There are a few things that you need to take account of if you are considering online jobs.
Firstly you need to be able to properly manage your time. You don’t have a boss looking over your shoulder so you need to able to effectively structure your day in such a way that you are able to do what’s need to be done in the time it needs to be done.
Have the right skill set and as mentioned before, you can get learn just about any skill necessary to get the job done.
You also have the benefit of working from home as long as you have a computer and a stable internet connection.
Because of this flexibility, you get to spend time with your loved ones. This is a great idea because you can spend time around your children and spouse and this is something a lot of us who work from 8 to 5 cherish a lot.
The Best Approach
If you to have a successful career doing online work then there are a few things that you need to put in place so that you maximise your chances.
The first thing you need to do is create a portfolio. The best way to go about it is by creating a portfolio website and we have a lesson here that shows you how to do that. A portfolio website showcases your skills and allows potential employers to see your specific skill set and what you are able to deliver.
- Take Advantage of Freelance Sites
Use sites live Upwork, Freelancer and Fiverr to get clients. When you pitch them, send them a link to your portfolio site. This sets you apart from all the others who are trying to get a client simply through their written applications.
- Legal Documents
If you are doing freelance work outside the freelance sites mentioned here, you need to have some form of a legal document to ensure that both parties keep their end of the agreement.
Next, you need a set of tools to help you do your work well.
- Project Management Tools
There are tools that help you manage your time and tasks so that you do them efficiently. Trello is one such tool Google also offers tools that you can use.
- A computer and internet connection are essential for you to do things effectively. There’s no way around this.
Is this Passive or Active Income?
If you folowed the passive income and active income training. This can actually be both. When you do the work yourself, then this is an active income source. You can, however, get a job that pays you $100 and you get a local person to do the task for you for $30. Then it becomes a semi-passive income.