With technological advancements making communicating over long distances easier than ever, it is no wonder that more and more people are now making their living remotely.
Plenty of individuals choose to work from home or work as they travel instead of having a traditional job and commuting to work every day. The convenience of remote work has really opened doors for a lot of people to spend more time with their families or travel the world. In the slideshow below, you can explore five of the best remote working options available today.
When we say research, we don’t mean intense academic research, but rather smart web surfing. Many companies offer a pretty penny to those willing to fact-check their articles before they are posted.
Fact checking jobs such as this can pay up to $50 an hour depending on the length of the material and the subject. If you’re good with an online browser and know how to check if a source is reliable, this can make you a fair amount of money.
You can also make a profit by simply surfing the web. Companies like Qmee pay you for searching certain topics on the web and answering survey questions. Other companies pay you to perform certain tasks on the web, like visiting web pages or listening to the songs they request.
All these small searches and tasks add up over time and you can make an extra $1,000 a month from surveys and tasks alone. Now, this isn’t enough to pay the bills year-round like other options on our list, but it does allow you to profit with relatively little effort and allows you to work remotely.
In addition to doing research for a company, you can also be part of the research. Some companies, like Clarity, pay experts to give them advice that they share with their online community or use to further their entrepreneurial endeavours.
Clarity collects advice, information and expert opinions from individuals in multiple fields, so your expert knowledge may be useful enough to their community that you will get paid just for talking to them. Pretty cool, huh?