Online professions are becoming a growing fascination for people around the globe. Working online can bring you serious money and also a lot of satisfaction. The good thing about working online is the diversified magnitude and scope it brings. You can make money in the size of pocket money to a full-time lucrative job. It depends entirely on yourself, your choices and mindset and ultimately the effort and determination you are willing to put it.
When I started as an online writer (part-time), I had honestly no idea that this work can be done with career orientation in mind. I was switching jobs; I was done with working as a salesperson for an ISP and was halfway through in getting a job at a bank. But trust me; it was less than two months I called everything off to set upon on a path of working online in various fields. You can start a new website for something interesting that people need. For example, flvto. Flvto is a magnificent decision when you need to get MP3s from those audio search engines or music snatching sites.
Platforms for starting online work
Focusing on your interests and Google at your aid, you can search for online work and get started, just like that!
Some websites are willing to hire freelancers in numbers that would surpass your imagination. You can do virtually anything from website content writing and graphic designing to sports writing and website development. Websites like Odesk.com, Guru.com, Elance.com, Academia Writers, and Rentacoder.com, etc would offer plentiful opportunities for people of every discipline.
Then there is online selling, affiliate marketing, blogging and making money through ads. If you set out to explore, there is more than one way to make money online. Hint: just Google it.
The road to success in working online
Based on my own experience I would like to share the following things to those interested in working online on a long term basis.
Think big but start from small
A very common mistake that I have seen people commit is that they think online work is easy and is bound to turn up big profits. When in reality you have to start slow and work hard to make it big. Anybody who tells you that you can be a millionaire within a month is hoaxing or scamming you.
Go for the fields that match your interests
If you like to write about sports, then apply to sports jobs. If you like selling handmade stuff then focus on that. If you have a thing for graphics, seek out graphic designing jobs. My point is that in a market where job opportunities are abundant and diverse you should seek to do what you love.
Treat it like a “proper job”
If you want online freelancing or selling to become your career, you will have to take it seriously. Fix time, make a proper setup and get a workplace if you have to. Working for two hours a day may be good enough for you to earn pocket money but you won’t be able to build a lucrative career.
Be patient as the door of glory won’t open straight away
In my experience, this is the step where most people fall apart. In the beginning, I didn’t get any work in my first month, at the end of the second month I made a promising start – and to this day I say I got lucky for I have seen people wait for a few months to make decent money. Give it some time and the old golden rule: if you are persistent, things are bound to turn up.