By: Jeff Morrison
Along with the continuous growth of the Internet and the ballooning number of web users all around the globe, more and more people are also embracing the economic benefits of cyberspace, particularly in labor and employment. In fact, outsourcing and offshoring of jobs have increased due to the wide expansion and progress of the Internet. Even housewives and students have found a way to earn money without leaving their homes because of the countless openings available online. This only goes to show how beneficial technology has been to every person of all walks of life, regardless of status or condition.
As how analysts see it, employment is slowly changing its shape. Instead of office-based works, a great number of job posts nowadays are Internet-based. Obviously, these are the jobs that did not exist ten years ago, but will surely exist for the next 10 to 20 years. What is even nicer about these types of jobs is that they are not only practical and cost-saving, they are also among the high paying jobs.
To give you an idea how massive Internet-based jobs are recently, below is the list of careers that are gradually taking the cyber world by storm.
Web Designers / Web Developers
Web designers are the persons responsible for designing and presenting contents for the World Wide Web, while web developers are the ones tasked to undertake programming and web applications development for a web site.
Because a lot of companies, private organizations, and non-profit foundations are slowly appreciating the benefits and impact of the Internet to people, a lot of these institutions are tapping various web professionals to create the most compelling company web sites. Although a number of system-generated tools are available to create simple web pages, most companies still prefer professional services, resulting to the increased demand for web designers/web developers.
Freelance journalists and writers are among the most fortunate in terms of the number of writing opportunities available for them. Since many companies are taking their businesses online, the demand for writers who are tasked to fill in the content of their web sites are also highly necessitated and hired.
Considering that a lot of students have chosen online education as the most practical way to gain information, a huge vacancy has been provided for professionals and qualified educators who wish to teach, tutor, or mentor students in all levels. Aside from being mostly home-based, these jobs provide higher income given that a lot of professionals and businessmen from non-English nations pay great just to learn the universal language.
Call Center Agents
Popular among developing countries, call center services are also among the jobs that mushroomed along with the advancement of modern technology. Call center jobs, which can vary from customer service and technical support to telemarketing, operate to handle and solve incoming product support or information inquiries from customers.
Due to increased competition among web sites, web owners are full force in developing strategies that will magnetize viewership from users. It is because of this that Flash designers were born. Flash designers take charge in surprising web visitors with images, presentations, animations, movies, tutorials, and other multimedia tools that help enhance the visual appearance and appeal of a web site.
Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Specialists
Same with how Flash designers increase viewership, Search Engine Optimization specialists also boomed due to the increased necessity of web sites to get more traffic and earn stronger revenues. SEO professionals are trained with various methods and techniques to optimize web sites and improve its ranking in search engine’s natural search results. They do these by creating site maps, using relevant keywords, and making pages W3C compliant.
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