If you are a qualified teacher, but currently unemployed due to personal reasons or a skilled housewife, retiree or person looking for means to earn money online by imparting real education to needful students, then online teaching jobs are what you need to look at. Sitting in the comfort of your home or made-up office space, you can help teach, tutor, prepare students for their tests, help with their homework or answer questions, based on the teaching website you register into.
To get started, all you need to have is an internet connection (in some cases a webcam or Skype type medium), be zealous and sincere enough to teach/tutor students in the time you have set for online teaching and in turn make money. A win-win situation for both teachers and students, an online teaching job with millions of students, thousands of courses and tutors involved enables the best travel-free education for both parties.
Below given is a list of some popular, exclusive and reliable online and remote teaching job portals I have come up with. Most of these websites offer part-time, freelance and full-time online teaching/tutoring job options. While most of the below mentioned sites are absolutely free of cost, some sites take a one–time fee when you register with your details. Look into each of these sites to know what meets your and their skills and requirements and then start applying.
- Aim-for-A Tutoring
- MyPrivateTutor (For Indians only)
While searching and researching about teaching jobs, I thought of making another small list and help interested job seekers in the educational section. You can click the below given links to find dedicated job portals for teachers and school staff. These exclusive sites bring along an array of job openings for teachers, tutors, trainers, administrative staff and other competent personnel who are looking out for jobs in the academic department. These work opportunities are mostly on-location, but worthy sites to upload your resumes and seek legit work to get paid.
Apart from the above lists, you can always search and apply for jobs in the very popular and general job seeking websites like Monster, Indeed, Careerbuilder and Linkedln (where you can look out for online as well as on-location job opportunities in the academic department).
PS: Hope the above sites are helpful and aid your aim to educate and earn money! Besides this, I would love if you leave some genuine names of online tutoring/teaching job portals or reviews about teaching websites you have or are working for in the comment section. This is for the sole purpose of helping teaching job seekers.
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A lot of people are into freelance work these days. Be it content writing, programming, website designing and development, logo creation, etc. a number of freelancers and freelance job sites are flourishing online. In the quest to work from home and earn good money from online resource, housewives, students, retirees and even people who are bored of a 9-to-5 job find online freelancing quite lucrative.
However, just as millions of people from all around the world are working online, there are also thousands of websites that claim to offer freelance work to people wanting to work on a full-time, part-time or freelance basis. Trusting these sites blindly, without much research on them can although leave you with a bad headache. To save you from all that trouble and also for the benefit of readers, I have listed 25 reliable websites that offer freelance work. As a beginner or a pro freelancer, you can definitely sign up with a couple of these sites to find work as a freelancer. However, before working with any of the clients you meet on these websites it is also advisable to know about their work background and reputation.
Below given are freelance sites for content writers, data entry operators, website designers/developers, programmers and graphic artists. Some of these sites also offer freelance work for marketing professionals, virtual assistants and people in engineering and multimedia fields.
16) https://talent.hubstaff.com/ (Fairly new site, applicable for freelancers/agencies, No registration cost involved)
17) www.journalismjobs.com (Great for people in journalism)
Programmers, web designers and logo/banner creators can also look into these dedicated websites:
The above list has been compiled after referring several sites and comments from freelancers. Hope you find my list useful.
Also, please feel free to add on to this list, provided, the site you are referring to is trustworthy.
Are you a small business, freelancer or blogger who is looking to target your niche audience and get potential customers for your business? If so, then you really need to work hard to tap your customer base, attract traffic to your site and turn potential customers into your real client and all this within a hard-pressed budget.
The below given ideas will help you in reaching out to your target audience and getting your initial customers in an inexpensive and effectual way.
Know Your Target Audience
One of the very first steps to reach your target audience is to know your audience. Questions like who are most likely to buy your service/product, people in which age bracket might be most interested in your service/product, which countries or states have high demand for your product/service, etc. are something that you should consider. Write down all such questions, research about them and answer them honestly. Once you determine your target audience, you can very well start on a definite plan to reach them.
Create your own blog and regularly post and share meaningful, interesting and useful content. This is a great way to pull free traffic to your site. You can also guest blog to increase exposure about your work or business along with giving some useful material for your customers. However the key to blogging is to be consistent in terms of quality and quantity. If you are able to do so, then you can gain good amount of traffic to your site and without spending a dime.
Increase your Credibility
Customers look for a trusted service provider when searching for a product or service. As a newbie, it is essential to get that. But how do you go about achieving it when you are a newcomer? One of the best ways to create your brand credibility is by using the credibility of trusted and present brands. You can link your site with reputed websites. You can also email them and request for an advertisement space in their website or a mention of your website name, whenever they have something specific to say in relation to your business/niche. Besides this, making yourself contactable to people, replying back to queries or comments promptly, having an easy to use and professional looking website and the best of all, having great content on your site is vital, to enhance your credibility online.
Use WOM Marketing
There are numerous websites online with thousands working in your niche. To spread the word about your business, service or product, advertising is a must. Television and radio give instant exposure. Google AdWords is another great way to advertise. But these platforms need money. If you are a freelancer/new business having a tight budget or if you want to advertise in an inexpensive way, then do not keep mum. Word of mouth publicity is one of the easiest and free ways to advertise. Tell about your work and website to your friends, family, former and present teammates and even your employers and subtly tell them to spread the word. This will help with the initial promotion of your website, along with getting you some much needed feedback and even one or two local customers in return.
Social Networking Sites
Another very effective and popular method of advertisement is the net. The internet not only gives you a much wider audience but also stiff competition by your competitors. Be it Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube or Google +, use these free social circles and networking platforms to your benefit. Sign up with these sites for free, start liking, following, networking and conversing with like-minded people while advertising your service/product in both direct and indirect ways. Facebook, Twitter and YouTube offer some great advertisement strategies and within a small budget. You can use it to attract high traffic, expand your networking circle and develop long-lasting professional relationships with potential customers.
‘The money lies in the list’. You might have heard this line a number of times already. Email marketing is definitely a great way to reach potential customers. However for a new business, it is always difficult to get an email list. Now that does not mean that you buy a list. A bought list definitely gives you a number of people whom you can contact to; but your email might end up in the spam box, if people are not looking for your service/product in the very first place.
Go slow and steady by generating an email list instead. For a start, you can post your signup form on your homepage as well on the blog post which is generating regular high traffic to your site. You can also signup for an email list provider, create an opt-in form and then add to your site. Check your comments column. Gather emails of people who have written encouraging/negative feedback. These are emails that you can work on to start off with. Shoot off newsletters whenever you have something new to say or have an important updates to make and not otherwise.
Though there are a whole lot of other ideas that can help you reach your niche market, these are a few inexpensive ways of achieving that. Be nice and sweet to your customers, make a point to listen to their concerns, reply back whenever you have time and offer a discount for your loyal customers. This will not only strengthen your relationship with your existing customers and bring new customers through their referrals, but it will also make them feel appreciated and benefited by using your service.
If you feel that there are more such free and effectual ways to reach your target audience and pull customers to your site, then you are free to comment below. If you like this post, then also please do share it with your peeps!