An online job is any form of employment that can be conducted via the internet and has distinct advantages that other forms of work cannot offer. With the popularity of the internet growing at a rapid pace, this platform is unique in the types of products and services that can be targeted to the individual user. The internet, however, is only a tool and it is the human factor – ingenuity and manpower – that makes it work. Online jobs are increasing on a daily basis but for South Africans, local online jobs are a bit limited.
SEO is the fairly new field within the I.T. sector that focuses on a the visibility of a website in the search engine rankings. Search engines like Google and Yahoo are the main route through which internet users access online information and due to the boom in e-commerce, a number of new I.T. skills have become in demand. SEO, which stands for search engine optimization, is one of those and SEO jobs are now becoming widely available throughout South Africa.