Nowadays, its not unusual to encounter a person who makes a portion or all of their income online. The internet is no longer a playground for the rich. With low cost web servers and applications which help you to build your own website, its becoming the new job builder for the globe
This article is the first part of a series where we discuss the new playing field. We will provide insight into job suppliers, scams, and how to build your own revenue streams. There are no smoke and mirrors and there definitely are no guarantees. However, there is still space for you to make a mark online.
HOW MUCH CAN I MAKE
There is no limit to how much you can make online. It really comes down to your specialty and what users are willing to pay for that skill. Like any service, there will be contractors who provide a high level of service and command the highest levels of compensation in their field
For example, a blog writer can make anything from $5/hr to $100/hr. It all depends on the level of writer, the details required in the article and ofcourse the audience the article is written for. Some articles will be better for readers, some better for seo. It takes some investment to create an article that works for both
This market has continued to grow year after year as the glove wrestles to find jobs for the largest population ever in history. Many job seekers have resorted to the internet in order to market their skills. This makes it incredibly easy to sit at home and make money as your own boss. At lease this sounds good on paper
In reality, the fact of the matter is that you will be competing with freelancers from around the globe with different economical ranges than you. In short, this means you may compete with users half way around the world with a fraction of the overhead costs that you have. For many, this eventually becomes a barrier to gaining any traction as a freelancer
Those interested in being a contractor but don’t want to compete on typical freelance websites should consider joining our BePro Software Team. It has simple requirements and various roles to choose from. Pass a few tests and you will be given work. This is a great solution for someone between jobs or just starting out as it provides great revenue with not heavy requirements on your time.
CREATE AN APP
Like the gold prospectors in many popular movies and history books, the internet has become a great place to make a fortune. In fact, its home to some of the biggest and most profitable companies on the planet. So maybe its nothing like the movies, this is big money, bigger than the world has ever seen. I bet you want a portion of that wealth too.
Luckily, you do not have to be a software engineer to create an app. With access to hundreds of thousands of freelancers and development companies, its easy to find a team to build your dream app. Whats more difficult to do is, brand, market and gain traction with your app. This has been played out to be simple in the media; However, in reality gaining any traction in over saturated markets is difficult. The trick is to find a niche in, design, performance or features that users already seem to need but cannot find.
GET RICH QUICK
I personally remember those popular online ads that tell you they can make you right. I even shamefully remember paying $100 for access to one of these tell all websites. As you can imagine, it didn’t make me rich but I bet it made that guy lots of money. The fact of the matter is that no one is going to tell you how to take their money away. If it was so risk free and guaranteed, they would make it themselves and you would hear of it in their tell all biography
You also hear stories of people making lots of money via ads on their blog or app. Some of these are real stories of projects which quickly gained the necessary attention to propel its creator to riches. This is a rare and not the rule. Again, if it really was this easy, everyone would be rich. Instead, you see lots of failed blogs and your neighbors still going to work everyday.
We cannot offer you any quick solutions or guarantees. However we can say for certain that there are many people making a living online. Depending on your geography and skillset, this may be a viable option for you also. Consider the benefits of being your own boss and potentially generating income that a traditional job would never offer you. With benefits also come pitfalls like competition and difficult customers. This series will help you to understand as many aspects as possible, allowing you to make an informed decision