Chapel Hill, NC (PRWEB) August 08, 2012
TheBrainTree.com is putting out a call for online freelance researchers. If you’re Internet savvy and looking for some additional income opportunities, online research firms might just have the perfect opportunity for a great part time job.
“This is a great opportunity for someone looking to make a few extra bucks in the evening or on their own part-time schedule,” said Tom Castelloe with TheBrainTree.com. “If you are willing to put in the time to research a project, there is some great extra money to be made.”
In fact, Castelloe has five handy tips for people looking to make some extra money as online freelance researchers.
First, get online visibility as an expert. You may want to publish a blog in your area of expertise. Contact reporters and offer your services as an expert in your field. Publish ezine articles on the web. In short, start getting your name out and reputation built online.
Second, fill out your online profile as completely as possible, and don't forget to mention your accomplishments in your field. Whether it's LinkedIN or TheBrainTree.com, make sure to fill out your profile with a picture of yourself and a complete biography. People want to get to know who you are before they pay for your services.
Third, use social media to promote yourself as an online researcher. Be prepared to start locally. Tell your friends you'd be happy to research what they have questions or problems with. Use Facebook and Twitter to remind people you are offering research services.
Fourth, offer to do trial research to get yourself established. Get as many reviews and testimonials as you can by offering to do free online research for businesses and individuals. Then, as you develop a relationship and gain trust you can approach them with a fee structure. There are plenty of startups in your own hometown that need help with researching their overall market, marketing techniques, and other business planning concepts.
Last, create an outstanding research proposal. Nothing gets a potential research requester more excited than a research proposal that outlines their needs and shows how you will solve problems for them with your research.
“These five tips can definitely get people started on the path to making extra money in their spare time as an online freelance researcher,” Castelloe said. “We look forward to seeing new researchers bidding on projects at TheBrainTree.com.”