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Typing Work From Home
What is typing work from home?
What exactly is typing work from home? Is typing work from home a possibility or is it a scam? Can one really do typing work from home? Is it just typing?
I don't like work from home opportunties that one has to pay to join, so, so far, I don't sign up to join any work from home opportunties when starting with that work from home opportunity means I have to pay just to be able to do it.
I do believe some work from home opportunites (that you have to pay to join) can work, but what some of the owners or creators of these work from home opportunities don't always tell people is that you can't just join and then expect to sit back and make easy money. Hard work is usually involved. Lots of hard work.
One has to market or advertise oneself silly (or market the opportunity) to get more people to join. Then, in the case of mlm, one has to further work hard at getting the people who joined under you to also get people to join under them etc etc. When people realise how much hard work is involved, they drop out. When people who join under you don't understand how much hard work is involved and drop out, you lose out, even if you yourself are prepared to work hard. The people who joined after you AND the people who joined beneath them ALL have to be prepared to work hard (if you expect to make a reasonable amount of money from the opportunity.)
I do believe that some of those pay-to-join work from home opportunities do stand the chance of working - the problem comes in with people wanting money for nothing - even if you yourself understand that you have to work hard to earn money, many many others don't.
I struggle with trying to get people to work as hard as I myself want to, so I generally avoid the kind of work from home opportunties that have downlines or where one's income grows only if the downlines have success with their own downlines etc.
When I see typing work from home ads or articles, I usually immediately place the idea into a category in my head I probably think of as a scam. I don't think I mean scam scam, I just mean a category I place ideas into if it's the kind of opportunity that means I'm not going to earn anything at all, or very little, unless the people who join under me (once I've finally marketed the idea enough to get a reasonable amount of people to join) are also prepared to work as hard as I am (promoting the opportunity; helping their downlines get their own downlines etc.)
Perhaps my instincts about typing work from home opportunties are wrong. They certainly could be as I have not researched the topic much. I don't quite understand the "typing work from home" thing - perhaps I should research it to better understand it so that I can write an article about it that can help others understand it better too.
To me, typing work from home sound a bit like "scams" - "scams" as described above. If they're generally not (scams), I certainly need to do that research to change my mind about these typing from home kind of jobs.
What does "typing from home jobs" mean to you? What is it that you would do? Just type? For eg copy something somebody has handwritten? Who needs that kind of work done other than perhaps scholars who don't have a computer or typewriter and want their handwritten school projects neatly presented, or perhaps people who are looking for work and only have an untidy handwritten CV?
I guess a market does exist for this type of typing work, and it would be handy if you have a fax as well as a computer, so that people can fax you their handwritten work (if they have access to a fax too) and you can type it up for them, print it and then send it back via fax, (although the quality would not be so wonderful) or you could post it to them, or they could come and collect it. Obviously emailing it doesn't make sense because that would mean they have a computer too and could have done the typing themselves. Perhaps it could be emailed to a friend of theirs who can print it out (even though that friend was obviously unprepared to do the typing for the person.) (If the client's friend was prepared to do the typing for them, you wouldn't have been contacted for the typing work in the first place.)
If this is not what you think typing work from home is, what else could typing work from home be?
Perhaps it means a bit more than just typing, like data capture of information on a spreadsheet after you've done some research on a particular topic, or it may actually mean writing too, and not just typing, like writing an article after being given the topic and basic idea by a client, and after you've done further research on the topic. Or it may mean you can use good editing skills, good proofreading skills, and good grammar and spelling knowledge to edit other people's articles or website content, and give them back the rewritten (typed), corrected and edited version.
Perhaps people may want their article to be search engine optimized as you rewrite their content, meaning you'd have to know their targetted keywords, do research on how frequently those keywords are used when people are looking for something on the Internet, see how much competition there is for those words or phrases, and learn to use
synonyms instead, that are perhaps less frequently used (searched for), but have less competiton. You'd have to learn not to include the main words too many times as that may get search engine robots think you're spamming the search engines and then they may not index the website article at all.
Well, whatever typing work from home really means, it still certainly means that you have to market or advertise what it is you are offering people - this applies to any work, not just typing work from home. If people don't know about what you do, you can't earn money. Marketing is an enormous part of work.
What can happen, after a while though (sometimes a very long while), is that people who are happy with work you've done for them, will hire you again and again, and you can slowly begin to stop spending so much time on marketing.
The Internet is very useful to advertise what it is you do, quite often for free - but it still takes a lot of dedicated work and time.
I am of the opinion that a self-hosted (paid for) website or blog is a more professional way to advertise what you do for a living, than to use a totally free site like a Blogger blog, but when money is tight or one is just starting out, there's no reason not to start with a totally free site like a Blogger blog.
Just remember, free site or not, that site needs to be marketed so that it gets lots of visitors who can read about what services you offer or products you sell.
A list of 42 free ways to advertise a website (or blog) may help.
Other articles of mine you may find useful - yeah, lots of reading, but reading and learning is what gets people somewhere:
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