Work Home Jobs Online FAQs you may want answers to.
What is an online job?
An online job is a job that is done solely online. For example, a virtual assistant is a good example of an online job.
What is a work home job?
A work home job or work-at-home job does not necessarily have to be one that is online. Anyone can work from home. But the key word here is “job.” It implies that you are someone’s employee and that there is a fixed salary involved.
What’s the difference between work home jobs and work home jobs online?
As stated above, work home jobs may not include an online component. For example, an insurance health claims adjuster can work from home. But he/she may be required to collect the submitted claims from the insurance company as well as drop off the adjusted claims to the office. Or someone else can be doing the collecting and drop off. In this case, there is no online component for this work at home job.
On the other hand, work home jobs online, often require that the job is done online. So having the use of a computer and access to the internet are requirements. Depending on the opportunity, you may also be required to have or download a specific computer program to actually do the job.
For example, jobs like virtual assistants, affiliate managers, freelance writers, can be classified as online work home jobs.
What is an online community?
A community is a small or large social group that has or shares common interests, values, norms, etc. An online community is a virtual or internet community whose members interact primarily on the internet, via forums, chat rooms, social networking sites, video games and the like.
An online community can often act as a support forum for individuals with disabilities, businesses, and a “place” where they can get and give advice on various issues.
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What is the difference between a work-at-home job and a work-at-home business opportunity?
A work at home job is a job that you can do from home. It may not necessarily be an online job. For example, a qualified CPA might provide accounting services as a freelancer from his or her home, but not necessarily online.
Work at home jobs carry a specific fee, in the case of a freelancer, or salary, in the case of an employee. In addition to which, accessing a work at home job requires the submission of a resume as well as an interview. You compete the same way for the position as you would for a regular job.
A work-at-home business opportunity on the other hand is accessible to anyone and does not entail any of the requirements a job might have. All you need is the right opportunity to get started and that’s about it. That means anyone can access a work at home business opportunity.
Some work at home business opportunities are free to get started with while others will cost you to get started. It all depends on the opportunity.
In addition to which, your income is not capped the same way a salary is. In fact, you can have multiple income streams with a work at home business opportunity. But it is your responsibility to make the business a success.
With a work at home business opportunity, you are an online entrepreneur.
What is an online entrepreneur?
An entrepreneur is an individual who founds and runs his or her own business, as opposed to being an employee or working for someone else. As an entrepreneur, the individual assumes the risks for the business and makes the decisions concerning the business. An online entrepreneur is someone who runs his/her business online.
What is an online business?
An online or internet business refers to any kind of business activity that happens online that includes buying and selling or providing an online service.
Think about running a brick-and-mortar business, it’s the same concept, except that with an online business, all the activities are done online. Categories of an online business include but are not limited to; affiliate marketing, ecommerce (online store), providing freelance services etc.
Amazon.com is a fantastic example of an online ecommerce business. Online newspapers…Think of Huff Post. It’s another great example of an online business. They sell advertising space and they make money via ads on the website.
Anyone can start an online business. The start-up costs are minimal compared to a brick-and-mortar store but the returns are phenomenal once you do it right.
What is Affiliate Marketing?
Affiliate Marketing is a great way to earn an income online. Think of a sales or marketing rep that gets paid a commission for a sale. Affiliate marketing follows the same principle, only the promotion of the product as well as the sale, occurs online.
How does Affiliate Marketing work?
When you sign up as an affiliate to promote someone else’s product, you get your own unique affiliate link for that product or products. You place these affiliate links on your website or YouTube channel and when a customer clicks on your affiliate link and purchases the product, you are paid a commission on that sale.
For example, Amazon.com has an affiliate program and as an Amazon affiliate, that means that you can promote products from within Amazon and earn commissions on every sale your website generates.
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What is an online store?
An online store or “webstore,” is one in which products are offered for sale online as opposed to a physical brick-and-mortar store. For example, Amazon.com is an online store that makes billions of dollars.
If you have a brick-and-mortar store, you can use an online store to compliment your business and increase your sales. However, you do not need to have a brick-and-mortar business to have an online store. Anyone can have an online store, even if you don’t have actual physical products to sell. This is facilitated by drop shipping.
What is drop shipping?
Drop shipping is like being an online retailer. Drop-shipping is a retail fulfillment method in which the store does not keep the product it sells online. Products are delivered directly from the manufacturer to the customer.
When a customer makes a purchase, the seller purchases the item on behalf of the customer and the item is shipped directly to the customer from the manufacturer.