Excited Students Learn to Make Money Online
It was an exciting day at our Kingston offices on Friday as new and eager students were invited into the world of online work by the able tutors of Internet Income Jamaica. A hearty welcome was given by CEO Alicia Lyttle who jokingly claimed she only knew how to speak in US dollars after comparing the exchange rate of the Jamaican dollar with the more durable United States dollar
“US dollars is the currency of the internet, so how they’ll be paying you is in US dollars,” stated Ms. Lyttle which was met with welcome appreciation from the students assembled.
Ms. Lyttle then brought up one tutor, Kemar, who showed that with freelancing online he was paid on his Payoneer card and could draw funds from the ATM in US dollars.
“You will be surprised that you can have your first website/offer before the day is over,” commented Ms. Lyttle. The platforms utilized are trusted sites that the trainers have tried and used themselves. Ms. Lyttle spoke of how people were working full-time online or had a 9-5 job but also worked part-time with their online sites. It just depended on the flexibility of the worker and what they wished to achieve online
Ms. Lyttle then alleviated the fears of some who may have thought the freelance training offer was a scam by bringing up other tutors and past students of Internet Income Jamaica who were also users of the platforms that the course described. She said that giving proof and testimonials of the possibility of online work was required because “success leaves traces.” Following those who have been successful at Internet Income Jamaica is a great way for you to also reap the benefits of the online world and make money online.
Kemar, a 21 year old final year student at UTECH, said that he met Ms. Lyttle after Internet Income Jamaica hosted their first bootcamp and now he was a tutor as well. He showed how services offered on one of the platforms started at $5. However, he demonstrated how you could later add other services once your skill level improved called Extras. One of his services was “I will build you the ultimate Amazon affiliate website for $5” and he stated that his best month totaled US$1400 in earnings and that he now consistently makes around US$1000/month. Predictably, he said that after finishing his degree at UTECH he would not be seeking a regular 9-5 job.
As a virtual assistant, Sue-Tanya McHorgh has found a way to earn about $500/month online after going through a period of losing her 9-5 job
Another tutor, Sue-Tanya McHorgh, told her story of how she met Ms. Lyttle and started working online. She had been a Call Centre operator at E-Services working on a LIME Account for two years. She was later promoted to a supervisor but by December 2012 was laid off as the account was moved to the Montego Bay Call Centre. At the time she was doing a business degree at UCC and also had a loan out for furniture at Courts. She basically survived that period with assistance from family members before she saw Alicia Lyttle on a popular local programme hosted by Cliff Hughes.
She started working online since then and now has serviced so many clients all over the world that she has over 1500 orders created. This shows that you don’t have to migrate to make money in other countries. Her best month so far is over US$1200 and she currently earns approximately US$500/month while still doing a full time job at Internet Income Jamaica.
Internet Income Jamaica past student Eugina Miller told of the fact that you can have multiple services offered on the platforms. She proofreads and edits documents, writes short stories, does online research, song-writing and singing. Ms. Miller stated that to become a better seller of online services one would have to promote yourself online in social media spaces, look for what people were buying and requesting as jobs and even promote yourself more on the platforms offered in the course.
Tutor, Mike Rainford, remarked how he mostly did web designing and building. He had been at the first internet bootcamp with Kemar. His advice to the students was to treat their making money online jobs like a business and thus be more assured of getting repeat customers. He stated that he currently makes about $400/month.
Rainford then told the story of a student Oneil Wright who figured he had no skills and later learned how to do various things by watching tutorial videos on Youtube. Oneil currently makes around $2000/month online.
Later the students were taken through a list of skills that they could employ including the popular ones of virtual assistant, data entry, writing and transcription. They were then shown by Ms. McHorgh how to create a profile and set up their first service.
The next session dealt with another online work platform. This platform deals with more professional jobs online but is just as safe to use and in some cases can become more lucrative. Both Mr. Rainford and Ms. McHorgh stressed the convenience and flexibility offered from these online work opportunities.