How to Be an Online Researcher and Earn $30–$40 an Hour

Learn how to start or advance your career in online research. As an online researcher you can work from anywhere, anytime and earn a good living.

This 90-minute webinar will cover…

  • What online research is

  • What skills and tools you need to get started

  • How to land clients who will pay what you are worth

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Why online research is a great career choice

As an online researcher, you provide information and insights that help business leaders make better decisions. You quickly find data on the web and present information in a way that is useful to others.Companies rely on you to explore markets, suppliers, competitor activity, or industry trends. You might research potential wedding venues for a local wedding planner or investigate digital health developments for a global pharmaceutical company. Whatever the project, your work is vital in helping businesses stay informed and ahead of the competition.You can work with clients directly or through an agency. Your research skills are in high demand, so you can easily find clients and projects online. The work can be part-time or full-time, and you have a lot of flexibility in terms of hours and workload. Many researchers earn upwards of $30 per hour.

Among the benefits you can expect are:

  • Getting up and running quickly with little investment or overhead

  • Solid income and the potential to earn more as your skills develop

  • The ability to work from home or anywhere with an internet connection

  • Living anywhere in the world without the headache of looking for a job

Eight reasons to start a career in online research

Work that is in high demand

Businesses need research done regularly

There is a constant demand for research services, which means that there is always work available for researchers. Whether you are looking for part-time or full-time work, you can be sure to find something suitable.

Good earning potential

Make from $30 an hour

Rates for online research services vary depending on the type of work and the client. However, you can expect to earn $30 to $40 an hour or more.

No formal schooling needed

Anyone can do it with the right training

While research skills and the ability to use online research tools effectively are important, you do not need formal qualifications to work as an online researcher.

Low overhead costs

All you need is a computer with internet access

You do not need expensive equipment or office space. All you need is a computer and an internet connection. You can work from home, a coffee shop, or even a park.

Rewarding work

Help businesses grow and develop

You help businesses to grow and develop by providing them with the information they need to make informed decisions. The work is both challenging and satisfying. And you can make a real difference to the success of your clients.

Never get bored

Variety of projects and clients

You may help a small business owner find new suppliers one day and help a large corporation research a new market the next. You never get bored, and you always learn about new businesses and industries.

Work-life balance

More time for loved ones and hobbies

The ability to set your own hours gives you more time to spend with family and friends, as well as pursue hobbies or side interests. You can also take a break or travel for a while.

Location independent

Work from any location

You can often work from anywhere in the world. This means that you can live and work in the country of your choice, or even move around.

Who is this webinar for?

Complete Newbies

You have limited work experience and no experience conducting online research.

Learn about the steps you need to take to get started as an online researcher. Find out what online research involves, what skills and tools you will need to get started and succeed, and how to find clients.

Current Freelancers

You have freelance experience but you are still looking for the right specialization.

You will learn what online research entails, how to develop your online research skills, what clients are looking for, and how to find and land them.

Career Changers

You have experience in a corporate or professional setting but want to freelance full time.

Get tips on how to make the transition from a 9-to-5 job to becoming a full-time or freelance online researcher and how this can fit in with your current skills and experience.

Get-Rich-Fast Seekers

You seek instant income without skills, learning or work.

This webinar is not for people looking for a get-rich-quick scheme. It is for those willing to put in the work and learn the necessary skills to become a successful online researcher.


19.00–19.15 / Informal introductions19.15–20.15 / A presentation covering:

  • What is an online researcher

  • Why become an online researcher

  • How to get started as an online researcher

  • How to find and land your first clients

  • What you can earn and expect as an online researcher

  • Lots of tips and advice throughout

20.15–20.30 / Q&A

Webinar host

Vladimir Frolov leads the information management practice at Upstart Breakthrough Strategy and has co-founded a startup that delivered curated business information through an AI-based conversational assistant.Over the past 12 years, he has provided research to support product development, marketing, and strategy activities for over 150 organizations in industries such as healthcare, robotics, energy, and property. Vladimir has a keen interest in pushing technology boundaries forward and helping people make fact-based decisions.

Sign up to be notified of future dates

So, you want to get into the online business research game. This webinar is exactly what you need.You'll learn what to expect as an online researcher, how to get started, how to market your research business, what clients are looking for, and more. By the end of the webinar, you should have a much better idea of what to expect as an online business researcher and how to get started in this business.The webinar is led by an seasoned research professional, so you can get all of your questions answered.While the webinar is over, you can sign up to be notified of future dates.

Become an expert in online research with an in-depth course

Sign up for the webinar to learn more. The course starts in October and includes:

  • Six weeks of in-depth project-based training

  • 1-on-1 coaching calls

  • Course materials and templates

  • Access to a private community of fellow online researchers

  • A chance to work with a consulting firm on a contract basis

  • And more!

Any questions?

If you have any queries regarding this webinar, feel free to contact us at [email protected].

This webinar is a free introduction to online research. Following the webinar, you will be able to sign up for the full course to learn practical skills through working on real-world projects. After taking the course, you may have the chance to work with a consulting firm on a contract basis.

The course program was developed by Vladimir Frolov, the head of information and automation at a British consultancy. He has 12 years of experience in research and 7 years of experience in the recruitment and training of online researchers.

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