The times when working meant that you have to commute to work and then sit in your office (or even worse, a cubicle) from 9 to 5 are, luckily, behind us. This especially goes for internet marketing professionals as they can do basically all their work from home or the beach, for that matter.
Dramatic advances in technology have made a work-from-home concept possible while people eagerly accepted it. Apart from the notion of comfort which is very important, this kind of work also increases productivity and unleashes creativity. Here are some of the most popular internet marketing jobs that you can do from home.
You have a good command of English or some other language? You’re good with words? You’re a persuasive kind of person that could easily sell ice in the North Pole? Mad Men is your favorite TV show of all times? Then, marketing copywriter is a perfect job for you. The money is good, and if you master your skills it can be even better. Of course, at least some basic knowledge of SEO principles is a must, if you want to be able to create relevant content and push your clients’ website to the top of search results.
Search Engine Optimization Specialist
Search engine optimization services are in great demand. There are many career opportunities in this field, but you need to know that being an SEO specialist requires more than just one set of skills. Essentially, this job is about making websites or blogs visible, and increasing their ranking on major search engines.
But if you want to make a career out of it, it would be best to narrow your scope and specialize in some of the subsets such as local search optimization, mobile optimization, on-page optimization, or link building. If you are feeling trapped in your cubicle, optimize your life and start making a living from search engine optimization.
If you think big, affiliate marketing might be a job of your dreams. It can be extremely lucrative if you play your cards right. This job sounds enigmatic to most people, but it’s a good thing that anybody who is dedicated, hard-working and willing to learn can succeed in this field and make a lot of money. To put it in a nutshell, an affiliate marketer sells other people’s product by means of creating affiliate links or banners and redirecting targeted customers to the pages where they can buy those products.
If a sale is closed, the affiliate marketer receives a commission. Sometimes those commissions can be even in the vicinity of six figures. If you have no idea where to start from, maybe Charles Ngo can give you a hint.
The value of a good market analysis is tremendous. A marketing analyst has a crucial role in a decision-making process. Hotshot execs heavily rely on the information provided by a marketing analyst when they have to decide about the price of a product or when and where to launch it. If you are methodical, analytical and into numbers, and if you have the knowledge of Excel and SPSS as well as a degree in maths or social sciences you should definitely think about a career in this field. As this is a job, where having peace and quiet is essential for productivity, you won’t have to spend your time in a cramped office where people would constantly interrupt you and distract you from your work.
Content is one of the most important factors for increasing sales, attracting new customers, keeping current customers, and brand building. Companies pay a great deal of attention to their content marketing, and a good content strategist can be a game-changer. Brands need to find out what kind of content works for their promotion, and what would fall flat.
Companies establish their goals, core values, mission and vision, and all those elements have to be expertly communicated through quality content. That’s the job of a content strategist who has to develop a successful strategy and develop it through various projects and campaigns with the purpose of maximizing the commercial impact of content. In plain English, coming up with the words and strategies that sell is what you need to do. Of course, working from home and flexible hours are the perks of this creative job.
If you’re sick of spending 3 hours a day commuting to work and being stuck in a traffic jam, polish your skills and start working from home.
Nate M. Vickery is an entrepreneur and business consultant from Sydney, Australia. In his free time he likes to share some of his insights and experience by blogging.