April 10th, 2019 | Updated on September 20th, 2021
Companies are getting familiar with the concept of work-from-home computer jobs. Thanks to remote collaboration technology, plenty pf entry-level computer related jobs are getting by people working from home.
What you need to know is where to look and what you should look for.
They are home-based professionals who perform skilled tasks. They are hired by companies to perform a wide variety of tasks. If you want to work from home then virtual assistant (VA) is the job you should look for.
Some of the common tasks that virtual assistants have to perform include data entry, bookkeeping, proofreading, event planning, social media management, internet research, email correspondence and phone calls.
Companies offer virtual assistant jobs on both a freelance and full-time basis.
Where To Find These Jobs?
There are many search engines and websites which bring people seeking virtual assistant jobs and companies offering such on a single platform. Some of such job sites are Fiverr , Upwork , Guru and FlexJobs .
One thing you should never forget that you are supposed to work entirely online. You will not be hired for virtual assistant jobs if you don’t have experience with the latest technologies.
Apart from the knowledge of technologies, companies will also be interested in your communication and time management skills. Some of them might also be interest in your organizational skills.
How Much Can You Expect To Earn From Virtual Assistant Jobs?
A survey done by PayScale says you can earn as much as $15 per hour from virtual assistant job.
Remote Data Entry Jobs
If you have a computer, and you know to update numeric or alphanumeric data, can manually enter data, remote data entry jobs are for you.
These jobs are also suitable for those who have just some basic skills and want to make easy money from home. Moms, students, or anyone looking to earn extra buck can look for week or weekend jobs.
What are the popular keywords you should look for while searching for remote data entry jobs?
If you enter keywords like ‘virtual data entry’, ‘remote data operator”, ‘remote data entry clerk’, you will find plenty of full-time and freelance jobs up for grabbing.
According to Flexjobs.com , there are a broad range of companies who want work flexibility. Remote Customer Support Associate
They are the frontline for all customer communications. They talk to customers through email, phone calls or online chats. Their tasks include providing information, taking complaints, resolving issues and answering questions.
Companies like Apple, Capital One, UnitedHealth Group hire people to interact with customers on behalf of their organization. They also provide technical support and place orders.
Amazon is all set to hire more than 3,000 customer service associates to work remotely. These associates will work for the company in 18 states across the U.S.
How To Find A Remote Customer Support Associate Job?
Companies offer such jobs under titles like “Customer service agent”, “Customer success manager”, “customer care specialists”.
Search engines specialized in remote jobs can be more reliable than conventional job search engines.
FlexJobs , WeWorkRemotely , Remote.co , Jobspresso are some of the popular search engines which offer remote customer assistant jobs.
No single “online odd-job” will give you enough to make a living from home. Combination of such jobs will surely give you greater income.
There are many freelance sites like UPWORK where you can find wide range of freelance jobs.
What To Expect From Online “Odd-Job” Works?
One day you will get data entry project. The very next day you will have to work on an audio transcription project.
Amazon, SwagBucks and Clickworkers offer many such jobs like completing micro tasks, participating in panel research groups, taking surveys.
Amazon assigns works like moderating content, performing data deduplication, or research to it distributes workers over the Internet. Amazon calls such works ‘microtasks’, and for this it has established Amazon Mechanical Turk (MTurk) , which is a crowdsourcing marketplace.