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Legit Online Jobs or Work from Home Jobs - The Real Earning Money from Home Opportunity with Legitimate Work at Home Job

Updated on May 1, 2011

The upsurge on the availability of personal computers and high speed internet connection in every homes, commercial or business establishments has made long distance teleworking or telecommuting possible in every way for companies and home workers to connect and communicate over large distances and various timezones.

The widespread popularity of telecommuting opened new ways for home based online job work opportunities to thrive in unimaginable proportions. The concept of this technology has made it possible for anyone to make money online. In fact, the advancement in technology has made it even more easier to implement the concept of working from home with the use of modern internet applications specifically designed so that even a complete newbie or an absolute novice can earn a decent online income without the need for any computer technical knowledge.

The internet is flooded with a myriad of ideas for making money online and home based online job work opportunities, although finding the right opportunity can be both daunting and challenging at the same time when you first start out to try to take your piece of the internet to become a part of the world-wide web community.

All that is necessary in order for this to work is largely dependent on the amount of time you are willing to invest to find the right opportunity for your online money making campaign. This also means that you will have to decide if your aim is to fully devote your time and effort with online jobs or in building your own online business, or to just earn some extra supplemental income from online part time jobs. However you decide for this to work is completely up to your choice of preference. But the more time you delve deeper in trying out different approaches with your online job searches the more quicker it is for you to learn and gain experience and improve your earning potential to earn money online.

As you might have already read in countless articles, the term online jobs and work from home jobs doesn't necessarily mean that you have to work for an overbearing boss and get paid the same way as you would normally receive salary in a traditional nine to five job, online jobs are rather an online means of earning opportunity that provides work at home jobs which does not require you to commit to an employment obligation. Online work at home job allows you flexibility in your work schedule. You can set your own schedule and do your job whenever and wherever you feel like doing it, but the more you do it the more you get paid.

Legitimate work from home jobs

But while we also have to be aware that a vast majority of online money making opportunities that was ever developed with the advent of the internet are mostly scams, still there are quite a number of few crumbs left behind for us to track down, leaving trails that can point us to the right path of finding legitimate ways to earn money online, and so far, two of the best legitimate ways ever conceived which made the concept of online work at home job a genuine possibility are:

  1. by providing online services as a virtual office assistant,

  2. and another way is by writing and submitting articles to free publishing sites.

Virtual Assistant

A virtual assistant is a freelance independent contractor providing office work assistance to clients from a remote location. The advantage of this type of work arrangement is that employers requiring such services does not have to worry about overhead expenses such as putting-up or renting office spaces and having to invest in office equipments and office supplies just to run a legitimate business establishment. This type of work arrangement does not also require the employer to cope with the most common employer responsibility such as having to deal with the employee's tax and employment related benefits.

There are many types of office work functions that a virtual assistant can perform for a prospective client, but this depends largely on the nature of the job function that a particular client is offering and the work arrangement contracted between the virtual assistant and the virtual client. As a virtual assistant, you will need to clarify the specific duties which entails a particular job category, this is significantly important for you to know the specific job function you are required to do in order to perform effectively as a virtual assistant.

Some of the most common types of work function currently available for virtual assistants are job roles such as placing or receiving calls and answering emails on behalf of the client, data entry clerical work such as typing documents which requires proficient knowledge in word processing and spreadsheet applications, language translation of documents and recorded voice conversations, researching and writing academic essays for university students, online tutoring job providing private lessons on any specific school subjects, medical transcription job which requires proficiency in medical terminologies, and many other methods anyone can come up with in the virtual world.

Things to consider when finding work as a virtual assistant

To avoid the tendency of having to juggle your time between family life and working at home, you need to establish a clear understanding about the underlying aspects involved between the virtual assistant and the virtual client. It is significantly important to establish a clear boundary between you and the client. By that I mean you will have to put things straight right from the start during the negotiation process of the job offer, this is where you will have to set your work limit and to arrange for a fixed work schedule, this is to avoid misunderstanding with demanding clients who might presume that their every wish is your command, enough for them to treat you like a fetch dog always available on-call to do any errands for them 24 hours a day.

Work out your work plan schedule

Before entering into a binding agreement with a job contract offered by a prospective client, you need to make sure that the offered pay rate you will be receiving on the hourly basis is clearly specified, and that the total hours of work you need to do in a week and the number of hours you will work in a day including the method of payment for your income should also be clearly known and acknowledged by both parties, this is to allow you to plan ahead in setting up your own schedule so that you can properly distribute your time with your family apart from the amount of time you will spend working at home.

It is also advisable to make your own account of the number of days and the length of time you have spent on each particular project by making a detailed list of the work done as you progress with the contracted job, then save this report as a personal file in your computer for future reference in case you should encounter strict clients who are excessively concerned about their money's worth in paying you to get the job done.
By A1949123 ( [CC0 (], via Wikimedia Commons
By A1949123 ( [CC0 (], via Wikimedia Commons


Another important point to consider here is the specified time period you will be working wherever you may be located in the world. It is essentially important to note that virtual assistants accept job offers from virtual clients located across continents and different timezones (which was made virtually possible thanks to the wonders of the internet). You should make prior arrangement with your potential client about the specific time of day you will be allowed to work based on your availability to do the work to meet the deadline regardless of where in the world you or your client reside. Both you and your potential client should be aware of this situation and should come to an agreement to work out a suitable work plan to avoid conflicts in the work schedule.

The best virtual assistant jobs

The best way to find legit virtual assistant jobs from the internet is by joining oDesk. oDesk is a site specifically built to connect freelance independent worker with potential clients. Outsourcing companies looking for freelance professionals who are offering services like clerical jobs, web design, technical writing, data entry, accounting, bookkeeping, payroll, customer support, web development, software design, administrative support, translation services and many others can tap into the global talent pool on oDesk to search for qualified freelance contractors to do the job.

If you think you have what it takes to be a virtual office assistant then click here to create an account to join oDesk.

Writing and submitting articles to free publishing sites

Another effective way to earn legitimate money online is to write engaging articles which can draw lots of readers. Free article publishing sites offers opportunity for you to submit your original articles and get them published online in exchange for getting your articles ranked quicker with popular internet search engines such as Google.

Free article publishing sites normally offer affiliate ad features to be displayed along with your published article. The more engaging and interesting your article is the more traffic you will get to your page, thus providing you more than enough opportunity for your readers to click on your affiliate ads. And the more clicks you get from your ads the more you will earn passive income.

Although in the beginning, it is normally expected to start seeing discouraging income figure from the few clicks you receive to your affiliate ad program, but those few cents a day could easily add up to a very handsome profit within a matter of time. Patience is a virtue.

Affiliate ads displayed on your page article are normally targeted ads, which shows ad campaigns relevant to the content of your article. When a certain topic of interest is entered into the Google search bar, your article should at least be ranked somewhere along the first two pages of the Google search result. So while your job is to submit rich informative quality content articles, the job of these free article publishing sites is to maintain their web presence as a reputable content publishing site by promoting the credibility of their site as a reliable source of information to attract volumes of visitors directed to their site and eventually to your published article on a daily basis.

HubPages is one of such site which allows you to publish your article online for free while at the same time providing you opportunity to earn through income generating ads strategically placed on your article. Ad programs affiliated with HubPages are Google Adsense, Amazon, Ebay and Kontera. You can join this affiliate ad programs once you become a member of HubPages and have an established presence with substantial published articles.

Some of the most prominent and reputable article publishing sites that you can join for free are Squidoo, Bukisa, Triond, RedGage, and many others which I have chosen to abandon the distinction entirely although they are more or less similar in nature. But the best of them all that I would personally recommend to you is HubPages. HubPages gives you the best writing experience not only in providing you with the best free article publishing platform but you will also enjoy the benefit of being able to interact with an exciting community of writers or Hubbers who are more than willing to share their experiences with you to help you develop your writing skills. So if you want to submit your articles for free and earn a decent income from your articles at the same time, then click here to join HubPages for free now.

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