Hey folks. I posted this subject on one of my other blogs and felt like it was so cool and had so much potential I would include it here. I think it can really be a great way to make money from home.
Now do not let the title, Internet Researcher, intimidate you. It is not really as complicated as it sounds.
Here is the low down folks.
There are many types of companies out there who are looking for people to gather information for them so they can use it to help their company’s strategies and ultimately help their bottom line.
Lets face it time is money and many companies do not have the time to do all the fact and info. gathering so they pay some good money to people like you and me to do so.
There is a multitude of companies that pay people to do this kind of research. There are law firms , health insurance companies, PAC committees, marketing firms, car insurance, banking firms, wholesalers, manufacturers, etc… as these are just a few of the type of companies looking for internet researchers.
I am pretty sure as time goes by the number of companies in demand for this service will increase ! And there will be more and more regular people who make money from home with this.
Okay right now you are probably wondering about hours and payouts. The hours will mostly depend upon your clients wants and desires ! Some may need some work done immediately and have a dead line for you to get the facts gathered for them. While others may want to scale things out and have you work a full 8 hours a day to get the job done.
Some people may think working another 8 hours a day job is for the birds. But to me it beats the stuffings out of working for a boss hovering over your neck for 8 hours. You tell me. 😉
Make note that your client might demand you to present the information you gathered into a certain form like Spreadsheets, PDF, Excel, or Power point.
This stuff does not really take long to learn with some investigating online.
To find jobs you can go to Internet Research services. Companies like this can be very beneficial because they will look for clients to hire you .
Another beneficial way to pick up clients is by cold calling companies like law firms and medical professionals. Now let me tell you about cold calling. In the past I did it for many years. And yes at first it is very nerve racking to call someone you do not know and try to offer them something. But once you get a few calls under your belt it gets easier and easier and can be very effective.
Along with this is it really helps if you have some Web presence with a simple blog or website. Check out Blogger blog for that.
Also, check out the National Association of Internet Researchers and the potential to get new clientele there.
The pay rate you ask ?? Of course it can vary depending on the extent of the job. Starting at $10 or less if you have no experience. But as you do more and more it can increase all the way up to $75 hour for an experienced Internet Researcher.
Here are a few tools that can assist you in being an internet researcher and make money from home :
1.Zotero and Wired-Marker (Firefox add-ons)
4.Concierge (Safari plug-in)
5.EagleFiler and Selenium (Mac OS X)
Guys, this is a really good way to start a home based business and make money from home. Like anything it takes some diligence and work.
But I think if you give it some time you will find that the rewards can be really good with this one !