There is just too much good stuff going on at Crowdwish, so I will pick the one I felt was “up there” (besides the one that was actioned for my friend*)
April 24th’s Crowdwish was ‘I could find an online job that actually pays’.
You totally can.
Remote working is a huge industry, easily worth in excess of $150 billion a year. There is a wealth of sites offering online work, but inevitably many of them are slightly dodgy and best avoided.
As a rule of thumb, here are the things that should ring alarm bells if you are looking to make money ‘remote working’ from home:
- If it all feels a bit too good to be true. If someone’s offering untold riches for doing comparatively little, then use your abundant common sense. There’s no such thing as a free lunch, if you can forgive the incredibly vacuous cliché.
- If the contracting company asks you to pay for their services upfront. If people are demanding an advance payment, don’t ever make it. It undoubtedly signifies an arrangement that is not designed to benefit you.
- If they ask you to provide confidential information. Do not disclose bank account details, national insurance or social security details to anybody. Obvs.
- If their mails come from a personal account. If an email that you receive doesn’t contain a business email and phone number, it’s worth avoiding. ‘Real’ businesses rarely use hotmail.
- If you get the ‘job’ incredibly easily. Not intended as a diss on your undoubted abilities but be aware of being accepted too readily.
There are however a lot of sites which offer legitimate methods of remote employment, pay reasonable wages and have structured processes in place that ensure nobody gets fleeced.
If you have skills and abilities in almost any area, from copywriting to accountancy, mobile app designing to translating, there are jobs posted on these sites every minute of every day, many of which pay reasonable wages of $30 an hour or more.
From reliable sources that use them frequently, these are the world’s best and most trustworthy remote working sites, which can genuinely be trusted to provide alternative sources of income for anyone with skills to offer. None of these require upfront funds to register:
oDesk. The world’s largest online workplace.
Elance. Members have earned in excess of $1bn to date.
MyCrowd. Ten million freelancers can’t be wrong.
Freelancer.co.uk. Almost 6 million available projects currently.
Peopleperhour. Particularly strong on design based jobs.
Guru.com. 800,000 jobs successfully completed to date
*And, just to replay the wonderful video Crowdwish helped put together for my friend:
Please watch this video about my childhood friend and visit http://www.gofundme.com/886ae8 for more information on how to help. Re-blogging is wonderful! Heartfelt thanks. ❤