The Internet has opened a whole new world up to graphic design professionals . Graphic designers and illustrators often work in the industry of web design and development, and can reach the world via the Internet. These jobs can be done from virtually anywhere on the planet. All you need is an Internet connection to run a successful and lucrative design business
Graphic designers create visual solutions to communicate. They use a variety of print, electronic and film media to effectively get their message across to others. Graphic designers use computer software to develop the overall layout and production design of magazines, newspapers, journals, corporate reports and other publications. Overall, these professionals come up with strategies for layouts and artistic concepts, and they must be able to create visual images that engage, attract and sell their clients products.
Roughly 70% of graphic designers do go to college and typically major in art, or art history, or product design. Associate degrees and certificates in graphic design also are available from professional schools. These programs generally concentrate on the technical parts of graphic design.
*Solo designers, who freelance report median earnings of $60,000.
Small businesses are finding it increasingly more economical to outsource their accounting and bookkeeping needs to contractors. These contractors often work from home offices. With a few basics such as a fax machine, copier and computer with the proper software, you can be on your way to a lucrative career as a home based accountant.
As an accountant, you work with businesses and individuals to provide tax planning and preparation of tax forms, monthly financial reports, audits, billing and payroll services. Accountants sometimes offer broader services that include budget analysis, financial and investment planning, and info rmation technology consulting. As an accountant, y ou should be very comfortable working with numbers, and be detail-oriented - and most of all, organized.
Accountants are required to hold a bachelors degree in accounting or a related field. Additional professional recognition can be obtained through certifications or licensure, a master's degree or proficiency in accounting software. These supplementary credentials can give you an advantage when you are marketing your home-based accounting business.
*Bookkeepers earn anywhere from $22,500 to $52,500 per year
Other popular work from home careers include, but are not limited to:
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