Step #5 On How To Get Started In Your Online Jobs (Identifying Your Competition)

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Step #5 On How To Get Started In Your Online Jobs (Identifying Your Competition)

Hi Guys! Indeed, time flies fast. We are now on the 5th step in the series on how to get started in your online jobs career. In today's post, we will talk about scouting for your potential competition in your online jobs career. By now, I presume that you already have an idea on what skillset you would want to offer to your ideal client. Chances are, there are other people who are offering the service you want to deliver. Today, our goal is for us to identify who they are so that we know how to position ourselves better over the competition.

How and where to find your competitors?

The best way to find your competitors is by searching them online, preferrably in Google. For instance, if you're planning to offer writing services, you can type this keyword on Google's search bar, "online writing jobs" or "virtual assistant writer". If you want to offer website development, then search for "online web design jobs".

On the search results, look for individuals who are offering the same services you want to offer for your clients and study their website, the skills they are offering, how they position themselves, and other things they do to market their services. The goal of this process is for you to know more about your competitors so that you can position yourself better and become the preferred choice over them. I've listed below some of the things you should consider while doing this.

a) What services are they offering?
b) How much are they charging? Are they charging per hour or per project?
c) How do they present themselves? Do their online portfolio look professional?
d) How do you think you can differentiate yourself over them?
e) How do they market themselves?
f) What social media accounts are they using and how do they use it?

These are just some of the thing you may want to check on the individuals you've found. You can add more, just keep in mind that your goal is to know your competition, how they present themselves and be better than them.

So for today's assignment, look for individuals who are offering the same set of services that you are planning to offer and study their website. List down the things you liked about it and the things you think they need improvements on. We will use the information you've gathered when we are about to build your online portfolio.

As always, if you have questions about our topic and assignment for today, just leave a comment below and I'll try to answer it as soon as possible. You can also join us in our Support Community so that you can meet with like-minded people who also want to know more about online jobs and become an online jobs professionals. Don't forget to LIKE and click the Google+1 button below. God bless.

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