Work at home jobs vary in pay, depending on who you work for and the type of work that you do. The important thing to remember is that unlike running a business, you will get paid by someone else to work for them. This is key if you need money in the short term and cannot afford to wait until your home business grows to the point where it can sustain you and your family. Here are some payment options you can expect as you search for home jobs.
Some companies pay virtual workers for each task they complete. These are typically freelance jobs and not telecommute jobs. The main advantage for getting paid this way is the frequency. Most jobs will pay you two or more times each week. The main disadvantage is that many companies pay a low wage, as low as 50 cents per task. Some examples of the kinds of tasks you can expect include:
• Edit 100 word articles
• Research contact information for company managers
• Write blog posts
• Evaluate search engine results based on keywords
Getting paid this way is not for everyone. You may have to meet weekly quotas or produce a large volume in order to make a living. That can become tedious, boring and lead to burnout if it doesn't fit your personality. On the other hand, you may enjoy working on many small tasks, making this type of pay a great fit.
Work at home jobs also pay on a per project basis. It's a step up from getting paid per task because the length of the tasks tends to be much longer. A project may take days or weeks to complete, and you will be paid some or all of it up front. Some examples of the kinds of projects you can expect are:
• Set up WordPress blogs
• Develop email marketing campaigns to promote a webinar
• Create YouTube videos
One benefit of this type of arrangement is that you can complete a project and move on, which is great if you find that you don't like the company or the work. The disadvantage is that projects may dry up, and you'll find yourself looking for jobs again. It can feel as if you're running a business.
You can also land telecommute jobs and work at home jobs that pay based on an hourly rate. These are often long term and you agree to work as an independent contractor in many cases. You'll be responsible for paying your own taxes, but you're guaranteed a certain amount of work each week. You can also find virtual employment where the company pays you an hourly wage as an employee. The company will take care of withholding taxes, as well some offer health insurance and other benefits. A common hourly wage for an entry level work at home job is $10 per hour.
When you're first starting out, you may need to take on a variety of work at home jobs that offer different wage structures. Once you gain experience and your resume is more marketable, you will have more options.
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