Virtual/Freelance Jobs Q & A

Freelancer work at home jobs

These are my own words and experiences. So please know others will have a different view.

What are Virtual or Freelance Jobs?

A. Jobs done from your home, or at a different location from the company such as being someone's personal assistant or taking calls on behalf of a company. These jobs are also referred to as Data Entry, Passive Income, Work from home Jobs, virtual assistant, Transcriptionists, Remote Gigs, Freelance, Freelancer, Ejuror, Consultants, Customer Service, Closed Captioner, Freelance Writer, Travel Planner, Editor, Proofreader, wedding planner, florist, Gig jobs, Podcaster, SEO expert, Web Design, Voice Over Artist, Remote Tester, Medical Biller, Micro Jobs, Field Testing, Translator, Remote Teaching, Stock Market Investor,  Transcriber, Programmer, Social Media Promoter, YouTuber, Ebay Seller, Etsy Seller, Gig Workers, Delivery Drivers, Side Gigs, Side Hustles, Plumbers, electricians, handymen/women, roofers, handyperson, fixer, carpenter, technicians, designers, contractors, painter, maintenance, construction workers, Chat Support, tutor, skilled labor, Social Media Assistant, Micro Tasks, Graphic Designer, Guest Bloggers, Website User Testing, UX Testing, Game Testing, Remote jobs, Ghost Writer, Independent Consultant, Home-based work, Brand Ambassadors, or any other online job including and not limited to Bloggers. Some people have been known to even claim Mystery Shopping as virtual jobs, Annika's does not because they are not 'AT HOME' work. They are also jobs like selling products at parties or writing articles. Just about anything you can dream of, that's a legitimate work from home job, we have listed. Please note that we recently expanded upon several member's requests for assembly jobs, aka artisan jobs. While these charge a fee to do, they do not guarantee payment or refund of that fee should you not be able to take part. Be careful, choose wisely and we recommend you do research, just to be safe. You should be looking not only at the virtual / Freelance jobs pages, but the paid to write pages.

Sometimes these jobs can be referred to as independent contractors.

How much do these types of Freelancer jobs pay?

A. It depends on the company offering the job. Some jobs you bid on, which means you set your own price. Some jobs you work your quotas like Avon or Mary Kay. You really need to know your worth in this area. There are a ton of companies that pay per task, but min wage is something you need to know. Then add to that your worth/value. Don't cut yourself short. If they only want to pay the bare minimum don't do the job.

Should I ever pay for a list of work at home jobs?

A. No, they are listed here for free.

Do I have to have a degree in anything to do these side gigs?

A. Yes and no. Really depends upon the job. Like Plumbers have to be bonded. Sometimes the listing will say PHD, BA, etc. Read!

How are you paid to complete these freelancer jobs?

A. Usually by Check, ACH transfers (Automated Clearing House),  Vemno, Crypto, (Cheque in the UK), or PayPal.

Have you ever paid for an assembly job/artisan job kit or encountered a fee?

A. Yes, to test and see if it was worth my time. It wasn't. There are those that enjoy that line of work, I don't. You have to be very very careful and do a lot of research before you take that leap in paying. I honestly didn't want to list them, but after YEARS of suggestions, and questions, there are a few now added. Should you purchase anything for these types of jobs, save receipts and use those for tax write-offs. There are some that charge fees for certain things you must have to complete the job. They should inform you of these things ahead of time though. You should always read the website completely before signing up.

What Kind of Work/tasks does UHRS Offer?

A. UHRS, Universal Human Relevance System is a crowdsourcing platform by Microsoft used for improving search engine Bing. You can read more about it here URHS about.

Do you have to have any special equipment, or software for a remote job?

A. Yes for some you do. A car for driving if you do the delivery apps. The transcriptions for example, suggest you have a petal for your computer to pause the recording with. As you branch out in your line of work you will discover what is necessary to complete any given job. Like you may need a mic to record sound, webcam, printer, internet, or headphones to listen to things. Each job is different, another example is perhaps the need for Office. Remember to save receipts for anything you purchase for your job. You will need them during tax time. As for software you may need Zoom, Skype, Adobe, Gimp, Java, Flash, Virus Software or Firewall, a VPN, Office (Google docs). If you need any of these, be sure to check out the start free page. Another example is if you are skilled labor, of course you should have the tools of your trade. Also like Stock Market. You don't "PLAY" the stock market. That's insulting to say. You invest. There is often third party software that helps you. You really will have to do your research. Like some people like to use "cheat sites" like Grammarly to be an editor. But you do whatever you need to do to get that job done to the best of your ability!

Do you have to have a car for these types of side gig jobs?

A. Not unless it's some sort of job that states that. Such as doing mail delivery of a project. This does not include the scams where you are requested to do Western Union or deposit a check and/or send them part of it. Those are well-known scams and need to be reported to the police ASAP.

Are there any companies you recommend?

A. Yes. Loads, was really hard to limit it to below.

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Do you have any other suggestion not addressed in work at home jobs?

A. Yes. Be sure to use our search. It's refreshed every Monday afternoon. If you don't see something added it may be in a couple weeks, as we research each company we add. Unlike most sites that just throw up links for people to join, we like to make sure they are legit.

Is there anything I should be concerned about?

A. Yes. There are scams going around whereby a fake company sends you a check (cheque in the UK) and asks you to deposit it. They ask you to send the rest to someone else at a Western Union or similar type companies. This is a fraudulent scam and should be reported ASAP. Virtual jobs have nothing to do with this sort of thing. They can appear very legit and even a well-known company you may have worked in the past. You should inform that company about the issue as well. You are never mailed a check before you start any job via online or off. You are also never texted or mailed from a company you didn't sign up for. If someone texts you and you do not know them, don't reply. Doing so can alert them the number is active and the scam texts will not stop. To report such things, there are many companies listed here: http://www.annikaswfh.com/aboutblacklist If you hear of a friend or family member dealing with the same thing, please send them that page to help aid in reporting.

I'd also like to add that not every company is trustworthy, even if they appear they are. I've been a part of several that have threatened me with legal action because I earned too much, or found out that indeed they are a scam. Be prepared for false legal threats brought upon you by any company. Always make sure you save copies of emails. Either BCC yourself in those email or CC. That way you have a copy and they are made aware of that copy. Never signed for certified mail from these companies. I have been silenced by MANY companies claiming slander when in fact it's truth. The BBB did NOT have my back in any of these cases. It's another reason why I don't support them. If you are accused of cheating, and you are 100% not, be sure to share it with others and inquire if others have as well. Reddit is a great place to share that information. This is also another reason why certain companies aren't listed on Annika's. I want no connection to the business, even if by blacklisting. But you better believe all my friends know about these companies and persons. I won't remain silent.

What all do you consider virtual & freelance jobs?

A. These jobs can also referred to as Data Entry, Passive Income, Work from home Jobs, Transcriptionists, Remote Gigs, Freelance, Independent Consultant, Freelancer, Ejuror, Consultants, Gig jobs, Remote Tester, Medical Biller, Micro Jobs, Field Testing, Translator, Remote Teaching, Stock Market Investor, YouTuber, Ebay Seller, tutor, wedding planner, florist, Etsy Seller, Gig Workers, Delivery Drivers, Side Gigs, Side Hustles, Transcriber, Programmer, Chat Support, Social Media Assistant, Guest Bloggers, Website User Testing, UX Testing, Podcaster, SEO expert, Web Design, Micro Tasks, Voice Over Artist, Game Testing, Remote jobs, Plumbers, electricians, handymen/women, Customer Service, UHRS, Freelance Writer, Travel planner, virtual assistant Planner, Editor, Proofreader, roofers, handyperson, fixer, carpenter, technicians, designers, contractors, painter, maintenance, construction workers, skilled labor,  Social Media Promoter, Closed Captioner, Ghost Writer, Home-based work, Graphic Designer, Brand Ambassadors, or any other online job including and not limited to Bloggers. This seems to always be expanding, more so because of Covid. We try to keep things up-to-date to make it easier for you to find work.

Any helpful suggestions?

A. Yes. You will need to spend time reading the rules, terms of services and MAYBE the privacy policy if you are serious about working for these Freelance companies. Sometimes the terms can be tricky, and you may not agree with what is in them. And sometimes the privacy policy may open you up to legal action. This can be a very slippery slope.

Can you explain the character letters under country?

A. Yes. WW means world wide, and the others should match the country you live in.

Do you have any useful links/tips for the Paid to write/Paid to post on social media pages and freelance pages?

A. Yes. You should also have some sort of Office software either by Microsoft or Google Docs. Always use spell check! You may also need space to transfer files.

https://unfollowerstats.com/

https://hootsuite.com/

https://wetransfer.com/

https://www.google.com/drive/

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/onedrive/online-cloud-storage


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