Exactly how can you apply for jobs online during these times? Maybe you recently lost your job or are thinking about a career change or maybe you simply just want to find ways to earn extra income. It is safe to say that applying for jobs online can be a boring and tedious process, but it doesn’t have to be. In fact, applying for jobs online can be fun if you know where to start!
The pandemic has hit us all in different ways and not everyone has been able to keep their jobs, which is why I decided to write this article for my readers. It’s okay to admit that things aren’t sunshine and rainbows, it’s okay to struggle. I know how it feels to be lost, frustrated and unmotivated, it is a natural response to everything that is going on. However, it is not impossible to get back up there! This is one of the main reasons I created this blog because I want it to be a place where you can come for daily motivation and feel inspired to improve yourself and your career.
Since I created Entrepreneur Women Daily I have helped thousands of women (even men) to pursue a new career path and give them an online space for an extra motivation boost in their daily lives. It makes me very happy to see that even though during my 1-year break that people are still reading my content. I hope that you find my articles useful!
5 Easy Ways To Apply For Jobs Online You Need To Know About
After the pandemic hit the world a lot of people have moved their careers online. Not only because the circumstances made it difficult to work in an office or at the normal workspace, but also because it became more convenient and safer to work from home. Especially for those women that had kids or other situations at home. Working from home has made it possible for many women to start their own businesses and has given them the opportunity of making a name for themselves. This is a perfect example of how many people that are looking for jobs online have taken the situation to their advantage and turned their income around.
There are many factors that play in when applying for jobs online and some of us are looking for higher paid jobs and have different expectations. Whether it is money, work opportunities, more experience or other priorities, anything is possible!
How to get started with the applying process
Whatever it is you are thinking of doing and first and foremost can see yourself doing, it all comes down to one thing. Experience. Don’t get me wrong, there are some jobs where you don’t necessarily need a lot of experience, however, it is always advisable to choose a job you know you can master.
Some tips to get started:
- Update your CV and make it look professional
- Do research about the company or client you are interested in working with
- Make an online portfolio or website where you can showcase your work or experience – I always recommend one.com
- Sign up to platforms like Upwork or Fiverr to find jobs
How can you apply for jobs online without experience?
Most employees are looking for applicants with experience, but this always depends on what the job is about. Let’s say you work as a freelancer or want to start a freelance career, then in most cases, you don’t need to be very experienced to get started. It’s actually very easy to apply for jobs online as a freelancer.
This is why working with freelance is a good place to start, because believe it or not, a lot of clients on Upwork for example (freelance platform) don’t require highly experienced freelancers. If the company or client is serious about you and wants you to work for them they will provide you with the training that’s needed and help you get more experience.
1) Become a freelancer
When you become a freelancer you get to decide the hours, your salary and how much work you want to put into each project. Depending on the batch or size of the project, for example, word count, you can schedule the hours you want to spend on each job or project. Working as a freelancer is very flexible and it gives you the freedom to do other things than work. You get to spend more time with your family and friends and there is no boss sending you emails at 3 am asking for favours.
Since I started working as a freelancer back in 2014 I have had a lot more time to do the things I want to do, like travelling to various countries, living in the UK for six years and working from the beach in Spain. It was the best decision I ever made for myself and I don’t regret it one bit, even though at times it was difficult to make ends meet, I kept going and today I have worked with over 300 clients and have earned over $50,000 in income.
Working with freelance is very fun when you get the hang of things. Who doesn’t want to be their own boss? You can work through various platforms at the same time and get to choose between millions of projects and tasks. The best thing? You don’t need an education or a lot of experience to get started! So it is very easy to apply for online jobs, you just need to be more creative about it!
2) Become a virtual assistant
Lots of companies are looking for virtual assistants, especially since the pandemic made changes to the world of business. Not everyone has the funds or time to schedule interviews or go to meetings, which is why they need extra assistance. Choosing a career as a virtual assistant gives you the opportunity to work for a company without having to leave your home. There are lots of private and bigger companies that hire assistants from all over the world and it gives you a lot of opportunities on the way.
When working with virtual assistance you only need a computer and internet connection. You can in fact work from your phone if it’s easier tasks like phone calls, emails or shopping online. Because of the pandemic, it’s not possible for business owners too for example travel abroad which is why hiring a virtual assistant is more convenient for their businesses in the long run. Jump on the opportunity and become a virtual assistant now!
3) Apply for writing jobs
If you love writing content this is perfect for you. Writing articles for other companies or websites is a quick way to earn some extra income. Lots of new businesses are looking for people to write content for them because they don’t always have the time and resources to it themselves. When writing for websites, if it’s not your own, you get to be a part of something new and exciting and it’s always fun when their audiences show engagement or leave comments on articles you have written. You can check out this website for more information, where you can earn up to $120/hour.
4) Become a shop assistant
There are many shop owners that want to expand their e-commerce business but don’t have the time to manage their shop at all times, this is where the shop assistant comes in. As a shop assistant, you get paid to help to manage their online store, kind of like an assistant. In this job you deal with inquiries from customers or merchants, follow up on sales and other tasks. This is a great opportunity for those who want to work from home, loves shopping and are interested in beauty or tech products.
5) Become an online teacher
The internet is full of job opportunities and there are in fact several teaching platforms that are looking for English speaking tutors. This is because languages like french and English are highly requested and they need extra teachers for certain languages. For this position, you teach students online directly through their learning platforms and can decide their schedules etc. This is a very quick but sufficient way to earn some extra money during these difficult times and it lets you become a part of a bigger learning community. To apply for these jobs you will have to have certain qualifications or experience. Preply is a very good website if you want to start teaching online.
More places you can apply for jobs online
- Bewriters (write for companies)
- Skooli (English teaching)
- VIPKID (teaching English to Chinese students)
- DaDa (teaching English to students, bachelor degree required)
- Tasked.info (no experience needed, they provide training)
- Upwork (freelancer platform)
- Remote.co (find the best remote writing jobs)
- Peopleperhour (freelancer platform)
I hope you found my article useful and that it will give you a bit more motivation. Remember that you are not alone during this situation and that it affects us all in different ways. With the right research and a pointer in the right direction, you will find the perfect job for you!
*All photos used in this article are borrowed from unsplash.com*