In the first article we talked about a few types of telecommuting positions. That article only skimmed the surface of what's really available to you.
Here are a few more options to consider when doing your telecommuting job search:
Help desk kind of goes along the lines of customer service agent. The main difference is the help desk focuses their help on a certain aspect of the company. For example, one could be helping customers with software issues, computer problems or a particular product problem.
This kind of position would require you to have some experience in whatever part of the job you would be helping with. Knowledge in that area would also be important for this position. There are some companies that will hire someone with little or no experience and train them on what they need to, but they aren't seen as often.
If you have any on the job experience designing websites or if you have done some well-crafted sites for yourself or friends, then this could be an option for you to look into. Web designing is always needed with someone online.
Everyday websites are going up and the people who own these site domains need a well designed place to put their content. Most of these people know that a high quality site will bring them closer to success than a poorly crafted one, so they will find someone who can help them out.
There are many companies who will hire a team of designers to work on their clients' sites and there are others that will hire someone to work on their own sites. You will need to have good designing software or tools to be able to get one of these jobs, should you feel you would like to try your hand at it.
A virtual assistant who basically performs administrative duties from their home office. They can perform several types of duties, such as data entry, customer service, bookkeeping, web designing, writing, telemarketing, sales and transcription. Not all virtual assistants do the same duties, as each company has different needs.
If you can do some basic administrative duties, you can still get a position as a virtual assistant. You may not be paid as much as those who can do more skilled jobs, but it gives you a chance to hone your skills to gain more experience for the higher paid virtual assistant jobs.
These are some of the more common types of telecommuting jobs available. The list, of course, goes on to include several more. Jobs like, data entry, graphic artist, web developer, accounting, writing, and proofreading.
Before you start to look for a telecommuting position, you should take a look at yourself and see what skills or experiences you do have. When you know which type of position works for your skill set, then you can narrow your job searching down to that type of job, instead of just looking at hundreds of job ads trying to decide what to do.
Nell Taliercio has been working at home full time since 2004. She's worked as a telecommuter, virtual assistant and affiliate marketer. In 5 years she's discovered many secrets to finding legitimate work at home jobs and securing them. You can find work at home job information and tips at: http://www.justonlinejobs.com