Have you ever thought to yourself I want to be my own boss, or ever wondered “can I be my own boss”? Being my own boss. Doesn’t that sound too good to be true?
In my younger years I really didn’t put much thought into owning my own business. But then again, we didn’t have the internet either. I have had many jobs since. Most of them I really enjoyed and a couple that I hated and didn’t stick with them very long. I’m a firm believer in enjoying the type of work you do.
As I got older and started having children ( still no internet yet ) it was difficult to work and take care of my little ones. I was able to do it, but for others it basically meant trusting a stranger to watch and take care of your little ones while you worked. Luckily I had my mother. And I started a family at a really young age. But the age you start a family is really irrelevant. You always want to make sure your child is safe and is being taken care of the right way.
Along Came The Internet
When the internet became more accessible to the public. It was exciting but It would take you forever to connect to it. Yes, it was dial up. This was exciting, but I still didn’t put much thought into having my own business let alone my own website.
In the present time, WHOA. There are so many jobs that are posted online. Jobs that go by what degree you have, your specialty, the training you have, even no experience needed jobs and the list goes on. You just type what you are looking for and BAM! Hundreds and thousands of job listings right at your finger tips. Of course, you have to sort through the ads. Just have to deal with them, I mean it is the internet. And that is their job with the ads. Place them where they will get seen. Any ways, what about working from home, or be your own boss kind of jobs. There are tons of them as well.
Let The Searching Begin
Thanks to google, searching has been made a lot easier. Most of the time you don’t even have to type in everything. Google will bring up the most popular searches once you start typing in the search bar. The above photo demonstrates this when I chose jobs near me. I live in a rural area with not really many jobs near me. If you are like me, then it will also include surrounding cities in the results. Choose which result you want to explore, you will notice there will be about 4 ads before you get to your actual search results. I don’t even bother with the ads. In the past I found it to be quite aggravating.
Under the ads will be results also show what jobs are available near us, where they are and what employment agency they are listed through. Let’s talk agencies,
Indeed, – This agency is not ranked very well at all. When you first enter the site there are a lot of job openings. However, most of them are actually outdated. Most of the employers are no longer looking or are no longer using Indeed. There are numerous complaints from employers looking for employees and from those searching for a job through them. It is said that indeed sets both sides up for failure. Indeed doesn’t have accurate information, they want you to apply for as many jobs as possible even those that don’t meet your search criteria. When you do type in what type of job you are looking for, you may get one that fits your search but you will also get more of the ones that do not.
Monster– Another well known online employment recruiting service. The reviews for this one were horrible as well. Yet on the same page as the 71 % bad reviews and 18 % excellent reviews there was an ad for using Monster job service. This is what it said, Monster is ranked 24 out of 26 in the category Recruitment.
If you choose to use an online agency, chances are you will have to pay to use their service so you will need to do some research before committing to them. REVIEWS are a must. You want to find out what others are saying about them.
Depending on where you live will determine what is available to you. Regardless of where you live, you are here because you are interested in being your own boss .
Sales – Not Having To Deal With Housing The Product Or Shipping
There are a lot of affiliate marketers that you can sign up with and make money online marketing by selling their products for a commission. There is no door to door selling, no finding and paying for a place to store your products. What more could you ask for? You don’t have to do anything except build a website, promote their products, get traffic to your site, sell their products and make money. Sounds really easy, right? It is easy IF you have experience in this type of business, and already have a website and domain name.
For those just getting started it isn’t hard, but it will take time and commitment. You will need to build a website after you decide on what type of product/company you are most interested in. Get hosting and security for your site as well as a domain name, find the tools and training to build your site and so much more. But don’t worry. All of that plus more is available to you for free. Check out my review on this free platform. You will have everything you need if you are looking to do online marketing or any online business
Take Surveys – Earn Money
Sites that pay you to take surveys seems to be on the rise. WARNING, this can be very time consuming and to me the pay is not worth it.
Swagbucks seems to be very popular. You search for everything on the web so why not make a little money in doing so, Earn swagbucks by shopping online, playing games and even watching videos. Easy enough? Sound fun? The answer of course is yes. But, like I said this can be very time-consuming. The way this works is you will earn free gift cards and cash (swagbucks) from doing everything you love to do online. Making purchases from any of their affiliate stores, J C Penny, Macy’s, Amazon even Wal-Mart just to name a few, will earn you 1 swag buck for every dollar you spend. This is equal to 1% cash back. There are thousands of stores that you can shop on and earn.
Taking surveys will earn you $1.00 in cash to every 100 swagbucks you earn. When you take an online survey, each survey will have a different payout. Some do offer $50.00 but most offer less and don’t take as much time for you to finish the survey.
Taking surveys has its benefits even outside of getting paid to take them. The information from the surveys will help improve the products and the marketing for them.
MySurvey gives you reward points for every survey you take. Once you have collected a certain amount of points you can then redeem them for items in their reward catalog. The items you can buy with your points range from e-certificates for Amazon to cash.
Know What You Are In For
When you look to the online world to assist you in finding a business to do full/part-time online or a way to make a little extra cash. Be careful. Everything isn’t as it always seems. Being your own boss could have tremendous benefits, but the search to find it could cause you a lot of aggravation and even can cost you financially. Don’t rush into anything until you have the facts. Keep your options open, Search for similar business or for others that are related to what type of opportunity you are looking for. This could help you make the best or cause you to make the worst decision. Please my article on scams in hope to further assist you in not getting scammed during your search.
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Best Of Luck In All You Do