Telecommuting Popular Alternative to Unemployment?

Telecommuting Popular Alternative to Unemployment?

Telecommuting is becoming a popular alternative to unemployment. The popularity of telecommuting skyrocketed during the 2000s for people who are tired of the corporate world setting.  Telecommuters can work from the comfort and privacy of their home. According to WorldAtWork trade organization, workers increased by 4 million from 2003 to 2006.

Approximately, 202 million people could be unemployed across the world in 2013, according to ILO (International Labor Organization). According to The Global Employment Trends 2013, about 6% of the world’s workforce was without a job in 2012, and long-term unemployment was also growing.

With unemployment on the rise, one way you can telecommute is by doing paid marketing surveys by research firms and receive a healthy paycheck without changing out your pajamas. Market research companies allow you to participate in market studies by taking surveys to gauge the public opinion, interest and response. Most paid surveys can pay from $2 to $20 for every completed survey so it makes perfect sense to get involved in this market research if you want to be successful in making money taking surveys.

You can’t expect to get rich by taking paid surveys, but there are many people making good money by completing a short survey. To get started, register within the directory. Read the website policy as some companies will either make you wait until you reach a certain amount before you receive a paycheck or pay you in coupons or discounts.

Realize that only a few surveys are sent out every month so you have to sign up to a few companies so you’ll receive a larger supply of offers. Telecommuters can readily search online for highest paying legit survey sites or visit Survey Spencer.

Some surveys are short, and to the point while others are longer and more detailed. Questions are mostly targeted to products and services, certain group of people, or demographics. The great thing about it is, most of them are easy and take a few minutes to complete.

The only downside is that many of these sites either pay very small or don’t pay you. Legitimate paid marketing surveys are difficult to find. The work is not consistent and is not for everyone.

Before signing up, determine whether the company is a scam. If you have to pay to sign up, you have to be wary because nobody should pay to get work. Check the Better Business Bureau to find out if a particular company is legitimate. Search feedback and reviews from previous participants and businesses.

Telecommuting is a popular alternative for unemployment, but always use your due diligence when working on any of these sites so you don’t waste time and money.

Written by: Janet Grace Ortigas

2 Responses to "Telecommuting Popular Alternative to Unemployment?"

  1. Worksnaps (@Worksnaps)   August 17, 2013 at 5:19 am

    Since telecommuting is a booming industry, there is no need to wonder why there are now technologies and systems designed to help those who belong in this line of work, especially in terms of productivity. One should consider using a software that can track the time and productivity that is allotted on a particular task. –

  2. Jay Soshnick   August 16, 2013 at 2:04 pm

    Telecommuting made effective:


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