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Places Where You Can Work as a Virtual Assistant or Freelancer

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Can this be you? Absolutely! Let me show you where to find hundreds of legitimate work from home opportunities. Find real work, not scam jobs that want you to “click ads to earn money” or other silly junk.

I just want to say right at the beginning that what I am going to tell you about can seem to be a little difficult to do, but only at first. The reason for this is that you may underestimate yourself. I know I did! When I first looked at these sites I was intimidated by all the jargon and mumbo jumbo, I didn’t think I had the qualifications to do most of it.

The funny thing is, I totally did, and I also had the skills to do some of it a lot better than other people who were being paid for it. I know that you have some great skills to, and the motivation besides. You are guaranteed to find something you can do.

The awesome thing about a freelance opportunity site is that you can apply for any sort of job that can be done over the internet or on a computer! So, not just article writing, though that’s usually mostly what I do on there, (or copy writing, as its also called when you write website content or “copy”). But that’s because I don’t know how to do much of anything except write, and a little basic html coding. If you know how to work MS Office programs, or edit pictures, or have any other skills, there are tons of work opportunities for that too.

Anyways… you are really wanting to know where this place is now, aren’t you? “A place where I can do real jobs online for real money?” And my answer is, Yes totally! I was as excited about it as you are, and this is one place that will NOT disappoint you.

You will get out of it what you put into it. The first day I put a profile on this website, I had someone offer me a job without ever applying to any job at all. It was a job writing fake “Im sexy, wanna hang out” emails, and I turned it down (I hate those stupid spam emails, I refuse to be a part of it. Even if it pays good.). Buuuuuut, the point is you can get a job. The most typical way to list yourself on this site is as a Virtual Assistant. A VA is an all around helper, doing anything from checking emails to various other administrative and “grunt work” computer tasks.

Now, you are thinking, omg, I can’t get a REAL job, even online! My kids might need me right in the middle of work, or something. I need something I can drop at a moment notice, and not have a boss that will be pissed at me! I would much rather do something all on my own that is MINE. And something that will eventually make me money even when I don’t work on it.

Well, I myself am a SAHM, and I absolutely know what kind of thing you are looking for. So, to reassure you, if you can sit for ten minutes at a time without having to get up for anything major, you can work on this site. You download a simple application that times you as you work, and it times in ten minute increments. (So if you work 7 minutes and want to pause or stop working, you may want to wait til the 10 minutes are up before you stop the time, just an fyi.)

Also, to ramp up income streams and start bringing in real money that can help pay bills, that doesn’t require continual maintenance like a regular job, it will take a few months, especially at the rate of working only an hour or two a day.

work together

Find people to work for (or with) and earn money hourly as you work on projects from your own home computer.

This is something you can do some of the time, earn some instant cash to pad the savings account or pay off bills, (or to earn some extra cash to further your preferred money-making projects, like I have done a time or two) and continue to work on your other money-making endeavors at the same time. You just have to allot time for each.

If you have any typing skills or office program skills, you can surely find something to do on this site. There are tons of jobs I could take on that site, and I don’t even know how to work any Office programs, all I can do is type and diddle around with basic stuff on the internet.

You can set your own wage per hour, and if you find someone willing to pay that for what you do, you’ve got a job! So be sure to stock your profile with your snazziest article you’ve written, or if you know how to do cool stuff that I don’t know how to do, you can put that stuff in there too and probably earn a lot more than me.

The websites name is http://www.Odesk.com go have at ‘er. Just so you know, there are a few sites like Odesk, but Odesk.com is the only one to offer time tracking in ten minute increments. The rest, as far as I know (unless there have been changes or new sites have went up), track by the hour, and a SAHM mom cannot be tracked by the hour on her work! We have other things to do, thank you very much.

Other sites you can try are elance.com and freelancer.com where you can browse through projects and send a request to do the job. There are all sorts of odd jobs you can do. Content writing can sound intimidating but its actual something anyone with a little writing skill can do, its pretty much article writing about a really specific topic, and even sometimes not so specific. (See more on writing website content.)

http://www.Elance.com

http://www.Freelancer.com

http://www.textbroker.com

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Write a Unique Article Containing a Link and Submit it to a Article Database | Link Building With Articles

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Stack up your earnings by making articles do double-duty, when you can.

This topic ties in nicely with making money by articles alone, because you can often do both at once, when writing for ad revenue sharing sites. Writing a whole great article for the link juice alone can be really tedious and hard to see why its worth it, though that seems to be the biggest advice out there, (write articles to make links! Its the easiest way to get links!) well it doesn’t seem all that easy, expert people, thanks anyways for your great advice.

So, to make it more appealing, why don’t you earn extra revenue money with the article too? Simply follow the advice of my previous post on writing articles for revenue sharing, except when searching for your keyword phrases, make them on subjects relevant to whatever you want to link to. Nice thing about this is, if you already have content on a subject written somewhere online, you probably already know a bit about the subject, if not a complete expert on it. It should go a bit easier on the writing end, if not the keyword finding end. But don’t give up, you can find great keyword to search ratios on any topic if you look. They haven’t all been used up yet by long shot!

There are also some sites worth writing for solely to get links, and I’ve listed two below. There may be others but these are the two best ones I’ve seen yet. Ezine articles, while not allowing you to put links in the article body, has you fill out a bio and reference box at the end of each article you write, specifically for putting your own links in. You obviously don’t want to spam this either, and putting relevant links in the reference box is probably a good idea, but your bio can contain any links to your own URLs that you would like, and it accompanies your article every time someone publishes it on their site.

Bright Hub is an education sort of site, where you can submit academic material such as science articles or your personal insights on education. Here also is an opportunity to tie these subjects to your URL topic in some way and make a lot of good links.

ezinearticles.com

brighthub.com

So again, the two sites listed above do not pay, but still awesome for link building articles. I also suggest submitting your link building articles to the ad revenue sharing sites, and if you can only fit a link to your URLs in the bio box or profile or comments, its still worth it to pop something you’ve written into the revenue sharing mill to see if you can’t earn a few bucks on it there too. Remember Redgage.com where you can link to your published article, AND your URL, also.

Its tricky at first to keep them all straight. You may want to make a notepad list of them all, broken into categories like I have done, and make notes about each one for yourself on things you think are good to remember, like which ones don’t allow content already published on the net, which ones will allow you to re-use your content elsewhere without penalizing you, which ones are revenue sharing, what topics you are expected to write on which sites (for example, breakstudios is mostly writing targeted towards men, a lot of sports and sex writing).