When asked "What's your dream job?" do you automatically say to
be a manager/boss of a multi-million dollar company? If yes,
good for you; you have a clear goal, right? Not for people who
have already been burned out by the office politics, stressing
commute to work and all corporate conundrums, though. Having a
job where you can work from home seems like the ideal solution
to all those long hours stuck in an office. Not surprisingly
then, work-from-home jobs are rapidly growing in popularity.
There is a lot of money to be made from the Internet for people
who know what they are doing. Also, as the world become a
smaller place it is less and less essential for people to
actually work in an office.
If you are new to the world of working from home then you have
to know something about the types of telecommuting jobs that are
available. There is a misconception that there is only one type
of work from home job – in fact, there are five.
It is essential that you choose the one that makes the most of
your skills and stops you from wasting your efforts on jobs that
will not earn you the most profit.
Here is an overview of the sort of home working jobs are
offered on the Internet:
1) Off-Site Work
This means that you can perform the job without having to be in
a particular place. You are free to choose anywhere that you
want to work from, worldwide, on the condition that you complete
your allocated tasks. It doesn't matter if you choose to be at
home or at the local internet café. Many of these types of job
do entail a large amount of travel.
2) Virtual Work
Many administration tasks can be performed from home. Virtual
work, or transitioned work, is still office approved. The person
in charge permits you to perform a number of your tasks from an
3) Telecommute-Only Opportunities
Some jobs do not require your physical presence at an office to
get a job done. This is the work at home job in its truest
sense, because you do not have to leave the house or change out
of your pajamas to go to work.
4) Telecommute Option Work
The active word here is 'option'. This allows you to choose to
work from the company's office, or not. You can decide to create
your own home office or make the daily trip to the office.
5) Freelance or contract work
In this case, there it is not necessary for you to have a home
office or to travel to an actual office. You are hired by a
client to undertake a particular project or task and this is on
a per-job basis.
6) Internet Marketing
Internet marketing is the endorsement of products through the
Internet. You can either sell tangible products or infoproducts
such as e-books, reports, and software. It can be a lucrative
work-from-home business depending on your effort and
By practice, most Internet marketers have successfully learned
direct sales strategy as their approach in selling their
products. As an Internet marketer, you must realize there are
gazillions of competitions out there. However, many Internet
marketers are now becoming more adept in other ways of selling
The key to being successful when working from home is to
ascertain which type of position is best for you. The above
overview is intended as a guide to help you to make a more
Of course, working from home does not allow you to take it easy
all of the time. You still have to perform the work. The fact
that you can choose where to do that work is a bonus that should
not be taken for granted.
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