Internet and computers have become common phrases within the office settings. The Internet, in particular, has redefined the business terrain. For instance, development of computer systems that relies on The Internet has not only enabled organizations world over to outsource resources remotely, but has as well created massive employment opportunities online. Other than office work, are there other types of computer jobs away from the office? There are many people earning from website development. Even more are earning from website analysis and optimization.Here is a preview of the most recent and sought after types of computer jobs;

  1. Blogging – Blogs allow individuals to express their opinions and expose their products to the online viewership as well. Since blogging is driven by freshness in ideas and authority of expressions, articulate and experienced bloggers are in demand world over. Leading news sites, e-commerce entities and corporate individuals are always scouting for the best bloggers and content creators. And since such entities are in millions, so are the opportunities in the blogging world.
  2. Website design – Website design has always offered lucrative opportunity in computer industry. Advent of blogs has opened new opportunities for website developers to expedite their trade on more than one platform. As The Internet grows, website developments grows in leaps. In U.S, for example, web design industry is worth over 20 Billion Dollars. And with 152 million blogs on The Internet, website design is certainly a lucrative career.
  3. Transcription – With the advent of video conferencing; which has been necessitated by the need to cut on communication costs, transcription is a most sought after expertise. Transcription entails converting speeches and chat sessions into text for print purposes.Transcription softwares help to recognize and convert parts of speech to text prints. Legal set ups, business and medical fields are some of the prime areas where experts in transcription are made use of.
  4. Search Engine Analysis – This involves in-depth evaluation of a website design in respect to ranking performances in search engines. With millions of websites competing for ranking space on search engines, it’s necessary for website owners to hire experts in Search Engine analysis to create systems that are likely to rank higher and have a chance of being displayed on first pages of search engines.
  5. Affiliate Marketing – involves selling products and services to online visitors through sites such as specialist blogs and websites. The fact that multiple can brands can be displayed in a single page means that affiliate marketers can generate large revenues.
  6. Customer response – This involves outsourcing customer service remotely to virtual assistants online. The assistants act as link between the businesses and their esteemed customers. There are numerous opportunities online for virtual assistant; freelancing sites such as oDesk, Elance and freelancer.com has hundreds of such jobs every week. Whats more? Virtual assistant almost always get hired on long term basis.
  7. Cloud computing – As business entities expand in service offered and geographical coverage, the need to safe guard organizations and customer data is paramount. However, with heightened threats to data security-hacking, compromise and sabotage- organizations have found it necessary to search for alternative back ups. Cloud computing involves using remote servers to manage, back up and analyze data remotely.
  8. Social media marketing – Though many people use social media for social interactions through sharing and chat sessions, marketing opportunities abound. . Especially, social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, and You Tube can be used to strengthen relations with customers and establish connections with supporters .Social media marketing has rose to become a lucrative employment opportunity on the computer industry. And with social media shifting to businesses promotions, there can only be too many opportunities to choose from.
  9. Mobile application developments – With over 700 million smart phones shipped in 2012 alone, developing applications for such is a booming business. Android, for instance, allows integration of multiple third party softwares thus presenting opportunities to application developers.
  10. Software vendors – Since many business are using IT services, software are in demand. Becoming a software vendor offers a prime opportunity to earn big with one of the many types of computers.

As The Internet continues to grow, different types of computer jobs will emerge. According to co-founder of Wikimedia Jimmy Wales, The Internet is still in the starter stages and as such, it should be used wisely. Going forward, computer industry will offer some of the most lucrative jobs. Not only that, the new jobs especially in The Internet and online market offers flexibility and options of working in related jobs in an almost seamless manner.