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Web Worker Jobs You Can Do Anywhere

Whether you’ve been a web worker for a while or are just starting out, we’ve provided many tips for preparing and managing your online career. We’ve covered 10 ways to make money online and 10 more ways to make money online. We’ve also shared in-depth information on different web working careers, which are all included here plus a few more. These are businesses and careers you can do from, anywhere as long as you have a computer and an Internet connection.

You may not want to do one of the obvious web worker jobs such as being a writer or virtual assistant. Maybe something in this list will resonate with you.

  • Accountant / Bookkeeper: The people who keep track of money. They review invoices, expenses, payroll and taxes and make sure everything balances. They also verify the receiving and sending of all payments.
  • Coach: While people tend to prefer meeting with coaches face-to-face, some are turning to virtual coaches and communicating with them by phone, email and other online technologies.
  • Course Developer: Design courses for online or offline programs. The course developer may or may not also do the teaching.
  • Customer Service Rep: Answer customer questions about a company’s products and services. Reps can work with customers by email, phone, online chat and social networks. While this often involves working for a company, web workers can provide customer services for small businesses that don’t have full-time employees to do the job.
  • Editor: Slice and dice content to sharpen the writing and improve grammar.
  • Graphic Designer: Create, design and modify artwork for web sites, web-based applications, print, brochures, pamphlets and more.
  • Marketer and Public Relations (PR): Marketers and PR professionals communicate and build relationships in hopes of getting a product or service in front of customers and the media.
  • Online Community Manager: These folks Manage community for businesses or organizations by facilitating, creating content, evangelizing and evolving the community.
  • Product Sales: Many people make a full-time career out of selling products via online auctions and stores. Some manage web sites that work like a gateway to many products and sites, earning their cash through affiliate programs or site sponsors.
  • Programmer / Developer: Develops software or the back-ends of web sites.
  • Publisher: This growing career goes beyond printing books into producing e-books and selling them on their own sites or through affiliates.
  • Recruiter / Human Resources (HR): Find and vet candidates for companies needing to fill positions or hire temporary workers.
  • Sales / Telemarketer: Despite all the complaints about telemarketers, some businesses do a good job with their sales and telemarketing services.
  • SEM and SEO: Study PPC rates, key words and click rates. They determine what works and what doesn’t work, then suggest how to improve the metrics. Beware these are two different specialties requiring different knowledge and skills.
  • Teacher / Professor: Getting a college degree online is no longer taboo as many programs have proven to be as good as on-campus programs. High schools offer online classes so students can make up a failed course or get needed credits. Classes aren’t limited to education credits. Plenty of folks want to further their knowledge of a general topic.
  • Tech Support: Applications that allow you to work on a computer as if you’re in front of it have opened the door for tech support jobs that you can do anywhere.
  • Virtual Assistant: Manage appointments, data entry, time tracking and much more. VAs can very well do many of the jobs listed here, as it has a broad definition.
  • Writer: The folks are all about words. They can do blogging, writing for print and online publications, working with businesses on their content or training materials and doing technical writing.
  • Web designer: This site and many others would never come to fruition without the talents of a web designer. Not only do they create web sites, but they also design the front-end of web-based applications while the web developer or programmer handles the things we can’t see.
  • Web Site Manager / Webmaster: They maintain existing web sites by adding content on a regular basis, optimizing the site, monitoring problems and answering questions that come in. They might also add tools, widgets and other features to grow and enhance the web site as well as manage ads.
  • Video Producer and Editor: Create and edit videos to tell a story to communicate the key message for the organization behind the video.

Although web workers have various common traits, discipline is a biggie. Web working requires you be able to motivate yourself to get the work done and to get more business. Unless you’re part of a virtual team, no one will push you to complete your tasks.

What other careers can you do from anywhere?

Photo credit: Brenda Lamothe Coulomme

31 Responses to “Web Worker Jobs You Can Do Anywhere”

  1. I love this post!

    After losing my job I have been dabbling around in the Product Sales side of things, and I’ve had to learn quite a bit of SEO in order to become relatively effective at it.

    The beauty of it all is that you can eventually begin to hire your own virtual assistants to reduce the amount of time you spend on doing more mundane tasks as you grow your business!

  2. I know these tips work because I have had success with writing, publishing and affiliate product sales. In tough economic times, one just has to be a bit more creative to earn money with web jobs.

  3. I like your closing point about staying motivated, this is one of the biggest challenges I faced when start out on my own. It certainly is tough to get motivated everyday to start out, but now im loving every second of it!

  4. I’m also an online affiliate marketer, seems there are a few of us out there judging by the comments! I think its such a positive way of the future. I’d personally be lost without wifi in so many places, my online work depends on it. Great blog by the way :)

  5. Great post. I’m an online marketer and i love working with the internet, it sure has become a way of the future for me.
    Not having to be stuck in an office all day and work where ever you please is a great bonus!

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  7. All this sounds nice about working on the web from anywhere. I am without a job for about 5 months. I can do English/German translations but no business that I know of needs that service. I have created videos and podcasts and regularly write on a Christian blog. Book sales have been 2 books in 4 months. Wow! This is how I am going to make ends meet by working on the web??? Is that the reward for thousands of hours of study and work? I have written about 50 applications and most of them have been returned. I have worked at a papermill part time and in January I am going full time. Praise God for old-fashioned dirty work! I did not use the Internet to find this job. I introduced myself personally at this company. The biggest waste of time is an online or email application because I never got a response to that. Webworker has not worked for me yet.

  8. WebWorkDaily team- great content, clear and concise value based information, wonderful clearing house of potential job opportunities as well as options for entrepreneurs to realize their hopes and dreams. We will be visiting often and we will be bringing our new friends. Thanks for this well constructed information, services, strategies and ideas. Thank you!!
    Deb DiBiasie
    Boston, MA

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  10. Muhammad Pane

    My Activities :
    I have a Humanities Institute with the mission to help fellow human beings as servants of Almighty God’s creation. The purpose of this institution to help people who live anywhere in the world is experiencing “Weight suffering” as a result of, among others: Disease, Oppression / Pressure, Refugees, War, Poverty, Hunger, Natural Disasters and Settlements that are not feasible.

  11. I work as a writer, translator and marketing/linguistic consultant, and you didn’t mention the latter two jobs. Translators are like writers: it’s all about words but needs to refer to tons of material; but luckily as long as you’re connected, it’s hardly a problem.

    Since I work online and communicate with most client over IM and emails, I’ve only met a few clients in person and that was years ago. :)