I was only 16 years old when I realised that being an employee wasn’t for me. I didn’t want to work 40 hours a week, for 48 weeks a year, for over 40 years. That’s a conventional job but I knew back then that I had the potential to do better than that. I started to look for working from home jobs and the next thing I knew I was selling milkshakes to my family.
I wasn’t very successful with the milkshakes business but remember that I was only 16 at the time. The highlight here is that I knew that I was on the right path.I don't want to #work 40 hours a week, for 48 weeks a year, for over 40 years. Click To Tweet
Working From Home Jobs
There are many legitimate opportunities to make money working from home but before you start, I need to tell you something. Beware of scams. You’ll probably find that many working from home jobs promise super fast results, quick money and sometimes they will even tell you that you’ll get rich overnight. Do not believe in any of that.
Legitimate opportunities normally will not be too good to be truth or ask you for joining fees.
To help you on your research for working from home jobs I’ll list below some ideas, so you don’t waste your time.
Transcription Jobs From Home
Basically, to transcript, you’ll listen to audio files and at the same time, type what you hear into a written text document.
A professional transcriptionist makes over £20.000 a year, but remember, you’re just starting.
I never tried this before because to be very honest with you, transcribing sounds a little too boring for me. However, it’s a good starting point and if you can type really fast, you might have good potential.
Where To Find Transcription Jobs?
Some companies offer transcribing jobs for beginners and of course, I’ll make it really easy for you and list them below. All you have to do is apply and start making money on your own time, at your own pace.
Virtual Assistant At Home
Usually Virtual Assistants work from home performing tasks that a secretary would do. The benefit here is that as a VA you’ll be your own boss, meaning that you can determinate which tasks you agree to do and how much you’ll charge to complete those tasks.
What Does a Virtual Assistant Do?
- Data Entry
- Travel Planning
- Web Research
- Email Management
- Edit Articles
- Social Media Marketing
- Customer Service
- Phone Calls
- Photo Editing
This list could go on and on. As a VA you can actually do everything, it only depends on your skills. You can even do transcription jobs. The beauty of being a VA is that, as I mentioned before, you’re in control of how much you charge for each task and you’re the one deciding if you accept or not a specific job because you’re your own boss.
Where To Find Jobs For Virtual Assistants?
Unless you want to work full-time as a virtual assistant, you’ll probably do better as a freelancer. It’s totally up to you, but again, I’ll tell you a few websites where you can get started.
If you want to be a professional VA, I suggest that you read more about the subject on the Society Of Virtual Assistants website.
Do you have any experience as transcriptionist or virtual assistant?
If so, me and the my readers will appreciate your comment below with tips on how to get started.
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