Online Business Ideas – Skilled Online Opportunities (Cont'd)
We covered two of the top online business ideas in the previous page. In this page, we will cover freelancing, SEO services, and medical transcription.
Freelance Work to Make Money Online
Most companies need their websites refreshed with articles on a regular basis to stay on top of Google rankings. They require fresh content to maintain high Google hits. Other companies need marketing articles in order to promote their websites and thereby, the products they sell. This makes freelance writing, a good option for those who have a good command over the English language along with excellent research skills. You also need to know how to optimize keywords. Often, clients may research and offer their own keywords. You can also learn keyword optimization by networking. Get into touch with people in a similar field via networking sites such as Facebook, MySpace, and LinkedIN. Orkut is also a good place to get started in the freelance writing world.
Freelance work online does not consist of only writing. You can explore web designing if you are good at designing. You can opt for translations if you understand multi-lingual typing; the scope is endless. Obtain online freelance ideas by signing up with Guru.com, Virtual Vocations, and Elance.com. All of these have lists of freelance writing jobs at varying wages. These sites are also good for other types of freelance work, including data entry, web design, and translation.
To grab a client, you need to keep a portfolio that displays your work samples. You can create an online website or a free blog as a portfolio or use a Word document in read-only mode. The essential elements of a portfolio are: a) a short introduction of your education and work experience; b) published or purchased work samples; and, c) an assurance that you are a professional who can deliver quality products within deadlines. If you need more details on creating a portfolio, seek out other freelancers who have their own blogs or websites.
Search Engine Optimizing (SEO): There is no use creating a website if it is not visible in search engine results. If anyone has a website for selling goods or services, they will want Google, Bing, Live, and Yahoo to display it among the search results. This is where you step in as an SEO expert. The first thing to complete is your own website that informs potential customers about your achievements and your SEO expertise. If you work hard to make your own blog or website visible in search engine results using keywords, you'll have a higher chance of converting prospects into lifetime clients. Competition is high in the SEO field but once you get your first client, you earn money to sustain your SEO business while obtaining more clients by increasing your own presence.
Try combining SEO services with web designing to get more clients. A good web designer with a strong knowledge of SEO can go far in the online business world.
Medical Transcription: This is yet another highly outsourced field, mostly from the medical field. All you need is good listening skills and knowledge about medical terminology. You will also need fast and accurate typing skills and depending upon how the client wishes items to be transcribed, a transcription software program or machine. Medical transcription involves listening to the logs created by people, mostly doctors, and typing them into a document.
The best part of choosing one of these online business ideas is that the opportunities to make money online are endless. If one option doesn't work for you, try something else. The best way is to think out of the box. If you have a business idea that you want to discuss, please leave your comments below.