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By Anum Yoon
The Web is ripe with opportunities to turn your talents or hobbies into profit. For many online work opportunities, all one needs is spare time and a willingness to work. Although the positions below may not rival full-time positions in terms of immediate salary, they can serve as excellent side jobs that one day can turn into something more. There are many who have turned their online pursuits, whether it’s creating websites or selling items, into a full-time job with respectable earnings.
To make bank online, start by considering positions such as:
1. Virtual Assistant
At an increasing rate, many professionals are opting to outsource work that would typically be assigned to an office assistant. These virtual assistants handle general administrative work, such as replying to customer support requests, managing projects, writing social media updates and studying analytics. Rates can range from $20 to $100 per hour. Job listings for a virtual assistant position can be found on job sites like Elance and Guru, in addition to forums such as VA Networking and Virtual Assistant Forums.
This position can oftentimes turn into full-time work as the business grows, making the virtual assistant position one with significant promise for anyone with secretarial or assistant experience. Read the rest of this entry »
By Deb Bixler
Have you heard the phrase “Consistent Activity = Consistent Income”?
It’s fairly simple yet has far reaching implications …
Let’s ask the question, consistent at what?
Does consistently making customer service calls equal consistent income?
Does consistently working your business equal consistent income?
Yes, we all understand that this phrase means we have to consistently be putting into action systems that lead us down the road of successful entrepreneurship.
How do you begin to put such systems together?
First, break your business into the basic areas of focus.
What is your business model? As an example, let’s look at the “party plan profession” (but these same principles can be applied to any business.)
You’ve heard it before, “Book, Sell, Recruit!”
Sounds simple enough; let’s start there. Read the rest of this entry »
Tell us a little bit about yourself and your entrepreneurial journey.
I am a 75 year old widow of 3 years after 55 years of marriage whose main focus in life has been my family and homemaking. I love designing, creating, and repurposing. I was very involved with my children and their activities, then my grandchildren, and now with my great grandchildren.
I count everything as a learning experience whether a success or not – from making my kid’s Halloween costumes to covering and upholstering our furniture, to designing my first quilt to send to my grandson who was in Hawaii. That was over 30 years ago and that design is now one of the patterns I’ve converted and sold online. I designed costumes and praise banners for our church’s Easter and Christmas productions – some of those will soon be making their way into pattern form too.
I jumped into online marketing on eBay – writing descriptions to catch customers’ interest, taking attractive photos, setting up my PayPal account, and dealing with customers via the Internet. Having to adhere to eBay’s strict customer satisfaction rating was a great experience and I still have a 100% approval rate. I’ve sold handmade items and vintage things I picked up at auctions. I loved it for a while, but have the attention span of a 2 year old and got tired of the packing, wrapping, and hassle of shipping.
In the late 80s while flipping through TV channels, an announcement came across the screen on one of the public access channels on learning to produce your own TV show and since that was something I hadn’t done, decided to call and give it a try. Read the rest of this entry »
By Angie Nelson
You’ve just signed up as a party plan independent consultant and you’re excited and eager to get going on what you hope will be a lucrative career in direct selling. You’re impressed by the business plan and believe in the income potential that could be yours in exchange for hard work and determination. You’ve probably invested some money in the products you’ll be selling, in marketing literature and in product training. But what do you really need to know during those first, few critical months to help you establish a solid business in direct sales?
Here are a few ideas to help you.
1. It’s essential that you like, believe in, use and be seen to use the products you’re selling.
If you don’t, then you’re never going to convince potential customers to buy and, more importantly, to keep buying and recommending the products to others.
2. Prepare thoroughly for your first party presentation.
Write out your presentation, practice delivering it, and think of all the questions you may be asked. Pay particular attention to any aspects of the product that may attract negative comments or difficult questions and have answers ready. Read the rest of this entry »
By Kimi Clark
Product Report Card- maybe you’ve heard of it. But the big question is, can you make money online using Product Report Card?
Let me share a little info with you so you can decide for yourself.
Product Report Card is a site that allows you to sign up to receive paid survey invitations via email. It takes less than five minutes to sign up, and it’s 100% free.
Once you have signed up, your first survey should arrive in your inbox within 24 hours. You get paid for each survey you complete, so yes, the more surveys you take, the more money you will make.
You won’t qualify for every survey, and some do require a purchase or some sort of sign up, but not all. I completed a LinkedIn survey and earned $2.50, I didn’t have to sign up for anything, and it didn’t take much time at all.
You can choose to be paid in cash, in free products or in gift codes to redeem for products. (Note that there is a $25 threshold for payout).
You can start earning money with Product Report Card right off the bat by filling out different profiles. These profiles will help the company know which surveys you’re more apt to qualify for, so I would recommend doing as many of these as your time allows. Read the rest of this entry »