That the internet has become a part and parcel of our everyday life is an understatement. Not only has it opened up new and more effective ways of communication and doing business, it has also opened up many ways of earning a handsome income working from the comfort of your home and at your convenience!
Today, there are various ways you can make some extra money online. This could be full-time or part-time. Some of these ways include writing articles, doing online market research or surveys and also offering technology services.
Technology services you could offer online include, but not limited to, coding work, software development or jotting script and programming. Making good money from technical projects that suit your skills and expertise can be easy and interesting.
In this article I want to show you some ways you can make money online offering technological services.
1. Projects Involving Software Development, Programming And Testing:
As the name indicates you can offer services that involve software development or programming. You can also use your database administration skills, or software testing skills to make money online.
There are a number of websites that allows freelance developers or testers to work on different projects. Other sites will allow you to bid for such projects and work on them if the employer awards you the project.
How To: Register and create a profile for yourself in sites that act as a platform for employers and freelancers to interact. Build your profile with care, adding details of your education, projects and strengths. Also add some sample or links of works to highlight or showcase your talent. Bid on projects that match your core strength and bid reasonably. Read the project description carefully before bidding.
2. Projects Involving Animation, Graphics, Web Design:
Not only programmers or software developers have the opportunity to make money online. Good web designers, animators and graphic designers can also earn handsomely with their skills and expertise.
Many employers look for freelance developers for websites and other graphic designs. This may involve photo restoration, creating effective website banners, short animation films or videos, etc. Others may include redesigning websites, logos and a host of other creative works that involve graphic designing skills and creativity.
How To: Register and build a profile in freelancing websites like Elance.com, freelancer.com, guru.com. Add a portfolio of work samples. Make sure that your portfolio works have watermark placed strategically on them. If possible build your own website and add that link also. Add some website or sources where your work is on display. Do not deliver any work without a milestone payment. Verify employer credentials thoroughly before starting a project.
3. Security Consultant:
Another technology service that has a huge prospect of making money online is security consultation. Having a good and in-depth knowledge of website, internet and software security issues is one of the pre-requisite for this service.
The basic job involves consulting companies or websites about the security flaws and loopholes in their websites or products. This involves a thorough understanding of the security systems, and the world can be your workplace.
How To: Register and build an impressive profile and portfolio in the freelancing websites. Make sure that you mention your credentials and qualification in detail. Add certifications and recommendations if any. Bid for works/ work that suits and matches your strength, read the project details carefully before bidding.
4. Projects Involving Technical Support:
Countless companies and individual entrepreneurs look for freelancers for technical support for their companies or projects. They may involve voice or non-voice support for their company or products. Looking for the ones that match your skills and expertise is the key.
5. Other Kind Of Projects:
There are a lot of other kinds of projects available to make money online offering technology services that might not involve deep knowledge of technology. Some of these include:
- Medical Transcription: This involves writing down a doctor’s conversation or speech as a medical document. Expertise in English and some know-how about medicine or medical transcription is needed.
- Online Teaching: Many online sites out there will pay you for a job as an online coach. The subjects may vary as per your expertise, and you may be needed to coach students from different parts of the world. You can do this on a freelance basis also.
- Article Writing: This may vary from writing articles related to traveling, product description, dissertation papers and every kind of writing you can imagine. You need to understand your forte and proceed.
Some other jobs online that involves good money are offering virtual assistant services, translation services, data entry work, web scraping and even voice-over and speaking services.
How to Summary:
The very first step for making money online offering technology services is to register in sites that offer a platform for employers and freelancers to interact. There are many sites like this, but be careful as some of them are also scammers. Join the trusted site. Join as a basic member and then you can upgrade to premium ones when you have started earning good.
Build an impressive profile, with pictures, qualification, projects done already, and add some samples also. It is always good to build a profile which highlights your strength and core expertise. Know your strengths and expertise and only bid for those kinds of projects and works. Good feedback from employers will always improve your chances of getting more projects and better paid ones.
Another thing that you must keep in mind is the fact that many of these sites are full of scammers. So, read the job description and the employers profile before selecting to work. Check if the employer has verified his payment mode or not. Another thing is that read the terms and conditions properly. Insist on a milestone payment before starting to work. That will give you a confidence about the payment.
Though being competent in your skills is one of the most important aspects of being successful online, another thing you need to keep in mind is, be punctual and keep the employer informed about the progress of the job. Always try to finish the work by the deadline.
I do hope this information will help you in your quest to make some serious money online offering technology services.