I wanted to share with you some professions that you can learn online and professions that allow you to work online in the past four years.
the online part of my income has started growing really really fast so I just wanted to share some ideas how you can do this too in this post
I’m going to talk about professions that you can either start doing right now or take a two-three week or maybe like two month course online and start working profession
1. Translating Job
What I thought about translating it’s better to translate from English into your own language so for example if you’re Spanish you can translate from English into Spanish because this is what’s most in-demand because if you’re a Spanish speaker it wouldn’t be the best idea to translate from Spanish into English without proper like really good education unless you’re bilingual.
but if you know good English if you’re upper intermediate and with some help of the dictionary you would be able to translate into Spanish this is awesome a great website to look for different job postings is upward comm and I went on up work and checked what are the jobs for Spanish speakers and you can find tasks that are worth 500 1000 dollars.
imagine if you are from a poor country poorer compared to America what you make online is actually a lot of my translation translator selected profession.
2. Editor Text Job
Edit text again this is coming from my own experience if you’re a native speaker if you speak English and you want to help other people like there are so many people studying English and using it every day who are not native speakers and there’s so many emails being written in English with so many mistakes there are so many essays being written for American British Australian Canadian universities there is so many resumes being written in English.
All of those people need help this is why we started fluent Express we’re a native speaker instantly corrects your attacks in English and if you’re a native speaker or like super advanced English language learner, you can go ahead and sign up the email will be here this is Joe who managed his fluent Express and he would be able to unboard you if you’re qualified enough again.
if you’re an English native speaker so many jobs they can do online starting with teaching Chinese kids English for example because this is a huge market editing texts and just helping foreigners with their English just the converse practice English online activity
3. Software Testing Job
This is something I found out about when I moved to Silicon Valley and the thing is with software testing you only need like maybe three or four months to learn it.
Some people take a year but again it depends on how good you are with the computer but in order to start learning QA testing you just need to be good with computer
Know how to write code
Know how to debugging
Know how to use word in Excel
People make so much money like this is a number one profession in Silicon Valley for those who don’t have computer science education and want to do something with tech because the salaries are pretty high and again as I mentioned you can learn it pretty fast.
So for example there is this burden of computer school started by a fellow Indonesia he started at 20 years ago he actually moved to Silicon Valley in the 90s and realized this is something he could do and then he started doing it started a school they had more than a thousand students from all over the world.
They have different programs like the only loss only costs a thousand dollars and you learn everything about software testing they’ll also help you with your resume and if you’re here in Silicon Valley and we want to do it offline you pay forty five hundred dollars and you get the offline full time course and internship in a local company so you get work experience and I checked on jobstreetus.com
one of the best resources to find how much people are earning and QA engineer remote QA engineer so you can work from home makes sixty three thousand dollars a year, which is again like if I were in Indonesia and I did this sixty-three thousand dollars we were like a lot of money
4. Landing Page Designer
There are so many small businesses out there and there are so many tools to create landing pages like Wix.com and instapage.com, so you basically do not need to know how to code you just drag and drop things.
I’ve done so many landing pages for língua trip when I first did it it took me like maybe two hours when I did it last time two weeks ago it took me thirty minutes because I know everything so once you master that skill you can just do you know till ending pagers the day and I checked out a web site called fiverr.com,
it started as a website where you could get any job done for five dollars but now they’ve transformed their idea a little self the prices range from $5 to you know hundreds and there are different postings of people who can create a landing page for you and the price ranges from $50 to $100 so again if you make like five landing pages per day you can make $500 again depends on your skills.
how much you like it and I think you need to have some of like taste for ux/ui the design how everything looks like then you just help people save their time and small businesses can concentrate on selling and you can help them create the website web designers.
5. Copywriting Job
If you love texts then listen carefully every business is now concentrated on creating content cuz content is King content is how you find clients content is how you educate them first there is a huge demand for good texts for different web sites in different languages.
Like lingua trade was translated into six languages so we need tax in all of them there are Instagram bloggers and Instagram is this platform which started as a platform where you just post pictures and now is transforming to a platform where you post a picture and you have to give some content like you have to write a good text and give people some value and these stacks are not coming from nowhere they not just oh here’s the text it’s really a lot of effort.
I’m not a writer and I would spend like maybe half an hour per Instagram post just for the text and there is an additional photo part so it takes a lot of time I would not be able to write all of the articles for a website so we constantly look for good copywriters and there are constantly thousands of companies out there looking for good copywriters and Instagram bloggers like not every single blogger can write good texts well Kinsey copywriter.
6. Video Editor Job
Somebody who I started to look for maybe when I was six months into YouTube because first again I had no education in view at nothing I just filmed a video with my iPhone took my iPhone open the iMovie and try to crop it and you know what try and do a video in iMovie it comes out so good the the program is really the the soft is really easy.
if really easy to understand really easy to work with and then you get magic so there’s so many people who are starting YouTube blogs and professional video companies charge oh my god I just realized they charge like fifteen thousand dollars per video you don’t have to do that although if you’re professional you can totally go that way but if you just want some freelance income and wanna help people edit some videos like beginner YouTube bloggers.
fifteen dollars an hour twenty dollars an hour on average it takes like five to six hours to edit a video again you’re gonna work on create your portfolio and you know another thing for everyone doesn’t matter what job you’re looking at start with creating a portfolio on some of the websites and you can do some jobs for free maybe.
organic orders will start coming in some of the soft for video editing that I would advise iMovie then Adobe Premiere and Sony Vegas this is what we youtubers use a lot the next photo editing I just found this blogger millions of subscribers Peter McKinnon he teaches you how to edit photos so they can look really really good so all you need to start photo edit you can actually start with the easiest soft like that is free vsco Lightroom is free for for the iPhone.
7. Virtual Assistant Job
How to Become a Virtual Assistant and Land Your First Job?
Virtual assistants are some of the most in-demand jobs right now thanks to rapid growth in online businesses. Owners and managers are realizing they don’t need someone in a certain city or on payroll to get tasks done, so they’re looking for virtual help. That means you (working from home or wherever you want) can be the perfect fit for companies around the world.
Providing assistance as a virtual administrative support person means doing what companies need through the online tools they use. In many cases, they’re tasks you already know how to do and programs you use right now. Being a virtual assistant doesn’t require an advanced degree or much (if any) experience. If that sounds good to you, keep reading.
What is a virtual assistant?
The first step in learning how to become a virtual assistant is to determine that it’s the right position for you. Being a virtual assistant, also called a VA, means that you’re generally a self-employed person that does administrative, technical, and sometimes sales or marketing tasks for a business. The “virtual” part means all of your activities can be completed online, allowing you to work from anywhere with a good internet connection.
In most cases, VAs provide support for business leaders. This can mean keeping someone’s calendar and daily schedule, responding to emails, collecting information on sales targets before meetings, and even things like ordering water and snacks for their physical office.
Some virtual assistants end up doing highly technical work. This can mean running multiple programs to find leads and business opportunities, scheduling social media posts and email campaigns, tracking marketing metrics, or performing bookkeeping. What you do and how you specialize is up to you, but you should have an idea of the kinds of tasks you’re comfortable doing before applying for a virtual assistant position.
What services does a virtual assistant provide?
Virtual assistants can be called on to do all kinds of duties for their clients. Sometimes you’ll perform a few specific tasks just for an owner or manager. In other cases, you might play a vital role in primary business functions and feel like part of the team. Being a virtual assistant allows you to be flexible and experience many different kinds of environments, then focus on the ones you like best.
Here are some of the most common specialties that the VA role includes:
1. General admin work: Administrative tasks such as managing a calendar, sorting emails, answering phone calls, making appointments, and other tasks that on-site assistants do.
2. Project management: Some VAs run projects for business owners. This means you will hold meetings, ask for updates from team members, and create reports on the progress of a project. You may also have some responsibility for projects staying on-time or on-budget.
3. Bookkeeping: Financial support is vital to every business. Smaller companies and those using VAs often need to help with processing payments, checking expenses verifying payroll, and creating regular budget statements. If you’re good with numbers and business, this can be a suitable place to start.
4. Billing and invoicing: Companies often need help invoicing their clients. In these roles, a VA will create the invoices using the company’s software platform, verify each invoice, send them out, and help to process payments and record them when a payment is completed.
5. Content research: Here you’ll learn about the company, its products, and its customers. Then, your job is to generate ideas and research assigned topics to provide relevant information.
6. Blogging and writing: Sometimes, you’ll also write the content you research. This is commonly in the form of blog posts, but VAs can also be tapped to write web pages and other content.
7. Customer research: Growing businesses often need to understand who their customers are. In this case, VAs will be given tasks related to tracking and analyzing the data provided by a company’s research tools.
8. Customer support: Answering frequent questions, looking up customer details, taking messages, and generally helping are tasks that most freelance virtual assistants handle regularly.
9. Data entry: Data entry generally is clerical work where you organize and type information. Sometimes it can be general recording or typing of information and in other cases you might have more detailed tasks where you need to analyze the information you’re reading.
10. E-commerce order management: Generally, a specialized form of customer support, many e-commerce companies use virtual assistants to help them understand current orders, find tracking numbers for customers, and even restock products.
11. Email marketing: You may need to send emails to customers or manage email sequences in email marketing programs. Sometimes, a virtual assistant will write the email or respond to it, especially if customer responses include things like setting up a meeting.
12. Social media management: Posting on social, answering questions, and ensuring that a brand looks good online are all part of social media management.
13. Social media marketing: VAs can specialize in the marketing that happens on social media, too. Here you may create campaigns and set spending, define ad targets, or take ad campaign reports and pull the pertinent details together for your boss.
14. Website management: Virtual assistants are often tasked with making basic updates to websites, posting content, proofreading, and more. You might need WordPress or other skills to shine here.
15. Transcription: A final task that is common for VAs is to listen to meetings or recordings and transcribe what’s been said. Some jobs may also ask you to take notes and create reports on what was discussed.
How much do virtual assistants make?
Freelance virtual assistants have a wide range in their salaries and hourly rates. For many basic jobs and skills, such as data entry, you’re likely to start in the $8-$12 per hour range. On Upwork, you’ll be able to find many of these jobs as you become a virtual assistant, but you can also increase your rate very quickly as you specialize.
VAs on Upwork can charge $15 to $25 per hour for more advanced work like customer service, email handling, WordPress management, and more. Higher rates for freelance administrative assistants average around $30 to $35 per hour, though some experts are able to find plenty of work for more.
In the U.S., the average virtual assistant makes $18.89 per hour. However, by working as a freelancer you’ll be able to work for clients anywhere in the world. Often, clients in more expensive cities and countries can afford to pay higher rates.