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Are there any real jobs online?

Are there any real jobs online? 

This is same question I had nearly six years ago.  At that time, I had almost gave up on finding a real job online.  Everywhere I turned there was a fee here, a fee there.  Do I really need to pay for a job to make money? 

There are real jobs online...

There are real jobs online that you can do from home on your computer, but first, you need a plan.  You need to really be clear about what it is that you would like to do.  Evaluate your skills and experience.  What is it that you do well?

Think about this...

Think about the time you want to invest in working from home.  Do you want to follow a schedule or do you want to work whenever you feel like it?  Do you want a boss, or do you want to be your own boss?  Just because you decide to work from home does not mean that you will not be supervised.

Some of my experiences..

Back in 2008, I worked from home as a sales representative for a major company.  I was responsible for receiving calls on my secondary phone line, up-selling to customers, and handling credit card transactions.  Although, I worked from my bedroom alone, I was not alone...they had the software to see whether or not I was being productive. 

The same responsibility you had as a "traditional" worker will be required of you, as a "virtual" worker.

As a home-based agent, I was responsible for making my own schedule - however I was required to fulfill the hours that I requested or otherwise I would be "docked" for performance metrics.

In 2006, I worked for a essay writing company and I was able to take assignments whenever I felt like it.

The main difference between the two is that with one company, I could work whenever I wanted to (without a boss), whereas with the other company I was supervised.

The choice is completely up to you, you just need to figure out which one most interests you and that's when a plan comes into effect.

There are several real jobs you can do from home, such as customer service, tech support, freelance writing, sales, recruiting and so on...but what is it that you do well?  What ever telecommute position you decide to do, be sure it something that you can deliver.  Try thinking of a virtual job like a traditional job.  You will have responsibilities, performance metrics, and short-term/ long-term goals.

Take the time to decide:

1. What are my skills?

2. What type of hours do I want to work?

Then take the time to look up telecommute positions online:

1. Go to Google.

2. Do a long keyword search to be specific.  For example, if you want a customer service job online, try entering "at-home agent" + "work from home".

3. Do a deep search on the company you find by entering the "company name" + "scam" on Google. You can also enter the "company name" + "reviews" (normally, previously employees have stated their experience with the company you are looking into).

4. Visit the Better Business Bureau, to review complaints and legal issues about the company.

5. Once you feel confident about the company you have found, make sure your resume is ready to be delivered.  Make sure that you resume is professional and fits the position you are applying for.

6. Be prepared for the interview.  Review interview questions and think out your answers. 

Are there any real jobs online?  Sure there is, it just requires a little researching.

Join myself and others as we explore the unlimited possibilities of working from home.


Visit my website, for Work at Home Reviews.


  • Elisabeth 5 years ago

    Thank you so much Shannon. I really was discouraged about finding a job online because every one I came across seemed fishy. I checked out your website and I appreciate your honesty about companies you have reviewed.

  • Anonymous 1 year ago


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