Kelly wrote:I sent you a PM, but I also wanted to mention here for anyone else that might be looking for information to sites that offer up a lot of freelance work: Elance.com and Odesk.com. They both offer a variety of writing and tech freelance and I know people who make a very good living just from that.
lizzym wrote:I've never heard the IP address thing, but sometimes you need a way to be in contact via phone. At the company that I work for everyone just uses Skype.
I would imagine that if they require a U.S. IP they only accept telecommuters from within the country for tax filing purposes. But it's certainly not a requirement for ALL of the companies whose workers telecommute.
chi chi wrote:Why would companies pay a lot of money for telecommuting?
Companies can use call centers in India. And those people work for a few dollars a day.
An easier way to make money is selling clothes of well known brands. Many people in Peru let their family in the US send over clothes and sell them in Peru.
Another way is selling electronics. Plasma TV's, laptops, etc. are far cheaper in Bolivia. Every day people walk over the border close to Puno to buy electronics and then sell them in Peru. Easy money and cash in hand every day.
chi chi wrote:There are so many people that are working over the internet all over the world.
You already have to be lucky if you can pay your internet connection and luz with the money you make.
Also be carefull. There's a lot of scams on the internet. There are many companies that offer work on the internet but they charge a fee. And getting work...forget it, you have been scammed.
Or those ''how to make money on the internet e-books''. Full of estafa too.
If it seems too good to be through, then it is.
Don't fall for those get quick rich schemes. The only one who get rich is the scammer.
lizzym wrote:Chi Chi's right about one thing: there are tons of scams and subscription/fee-required, or otherwise penny-pinching "opportunities" out there. That's why before going for anything it's important to bounce around the internet for a while and find out what the legit ones look like versus the non-legit ones.
alexPeru wrote:I telecommute for a US company and I earn a good salary... what type of job are you looking to do? I may be able to help...