Saturday, February 2, 2013

You Don’t Need to Be a "Techie" to Work Online


You Don’t Need to Be a "Techie" to Work Online
By Winton Churchill
For a long time, the thought that a "non-techie" could live overseas and work online was pretty much a fantasy. But today, things have changed dramatically.
The demand for people with non-technical skills who are willing to work online is soaring.
The "New Year Income Challenge" is specially designed to make it easy for people like you who want to work online to link up with companies willing to pay.
What companies worldwide are really looking for are people with good verbal, listening and conversational skills. In other words, regular folks like you.
So what kind of skills are needed? Many companies want people who can work online doing jobs that require just basic computer skills like sending emails and filling in forms (think shopping on Amazon). These opportunities to get paid to do basic online tasks are everywhere when you know where to look.
When I'm tutoring you as part of the "New Year Income Challenge," I'll show you how to secure paid online work under two main areas.
First up will be working with words. This first level is great for people who know how to use a simple word processor like Microsoft Word. If you can simply check websites for spelling mistakes and other basic errors or read through articles for typos, you'll be in demand.
You could also go one further and try writing for yourself. Many companies are going online in search of people who can write everything from short articles for magazines and websites to in-depth studies or even entire books. Demand in this area is exploding.
And if you're a good writer, the plumbing supply company in Cincinnati doesn't care that you're writing the content for their website from the shores of a tranquil beach in Belize...as long as you do good work and meet their schedule.
These often fall into categories like customer service. Not too long ago customer service usually meant working in a cubicle in an office building somewhere. But with today's technology, calls and emails can reach you anywhere in the world. If you're reliable, companies are happy to employ you as a freelancer no matter where you are, as long as you can communicate.
Today, thanks to systems like Skype, you can talk to anyone in the world for free or pennies per minute. Many companies are keen to exploit these lower costs...and they need people willing to plug in and work remotely to help them do so.
So here's what you need to remember—anyone can work online. This isn't just for "techies". Yes you'll be using a laptop and a phone... but that's it. It's your ability to communicate, listen and solve problems that will see pay checks coming your way.