Companies Shaping The Future of the Online Work Economy

Online work is definitely changing according to the changes the internet has presented itself throughout the years. A large chunk of the population worldwide is already filling in their pockets with the opportunities coming from professional work at home that online companies offer worldwide.

Business has indeed gone global and international through the web with outsourced work and opportunities for professionals even in third world countries. Making money on their own time at their own terms and at the convenience of their own home has become a common scene among young and old professionals nowadays.

Here are some of the companies that have paved the way for this professionals and entrepreneurs to launch a business and a career at home, with lucrative rewards received in the process.


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Amazon is one of the biggest ecommerce companies that connect sellers with their target markets. Beside the selling opportunity that it offers, Amazon has already came up with Amazon Flex wherein workers can make $18 to $25 an hour for delivering goods and items for Amazon. The company is continuously expanding and improving to remain on the top spot when it comes to ecommerce businesses online.


In just a few years, Uber has managed to change and offer something different for the transportation industry. Lower service and better experience are just two of the factors that made Uber a success.

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Lyft is another app-based transportation service that is getting a slice of the ride-sharing experience from Uber. It recently made headlines after partnering with GM and offers a lower valued service compared to Uber.


Convenient grocery shopping for those who do not have time to do it is what Instacart offers. Local shoppers and independent contractors earns a fee for doing the shopping for someone else in stores like Whole Foods, Target, Costco and Safeway. However it is facing a tough competition against Amazon Prime Now and Walmart’s grocery pickup service.


Google is not just a search engine but also offers a wide variety of innovative industries. It has a ride-sharing service as well called the RideWith that is being tested in Israel. It can be accesses through Waze, another traffic crowd sourcing site that was acquired by Google in 2013.


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Doing different tasks like content writing, VA tasks, video editing to acting or voice-overs are just some of the services offered by Fiverr users for a fair price of $5. Freelancers simply post a task that they can do for $5 and wait for a client to contact them to do the service. Top sellers earn as much as $2000 a day for doing things that they love doing, like sketching or fixing WordPress issues.

The internet and these internet based companies have indeed managed to create a source of income and a venue for creativity for professionals globally. More are expected to emerge in the future bringing a lot of opportunities for individuals who would want to launch a business or career online.


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