How to be an advice columnist.... The only people who are lucky enough - are they? - to get into the agony aunt line of work through luck rather than skill, or perhaps you could say being in the right place at the right time, are people who are writers, nurses and doctors and celebrities. The rest of us have to get into it through having the ability to listen properly to the other person and how they feel about their situation and problem, weigh up all of their options without judging them or criticising them and then tell them how to end up happier than they are now. Some like to think this is easy yet if it is that easy how come there are not more people doing it? The people who are right for this are those who have had problems in their own lives and learnt from them, those who are kind and non judgmental, those who never criticise othes and realise there is a lot of "there but for the grace of God go I" in many situations and those who want to improve other peoples; lives but at the same time they also want to improve their own because by doing this they get the chance to work from home, to choose when, to choose how many hours for, to choose whether or not they work weekends or evenings rather than being told they must, they may even decide just to work one day a week if that suits them and decide which day that is. How many jobs are there where you can do that? And because this pays very well they can do this without losing out financially.
As to how to get into it all you have to do is you is to prove yourself to be a good agony aunt or uncle. The good news is that this site is very busy and we are always on the look out for people who are kind, good at problem solving and able to do this even though they have never done it before. We also pay very well - £55 per hour right now or the equivalent according to which country you are in... yes location does not matter because you are working online.
This site is like a flame to moths if you see clients as moths! They make a bee line to our site because they need wise guidance and we can give it to them. They know we have a great reputation and our leader has been dling this for a very long time. She is tested, qualified, she is a full time professional and she has been praised by celenbritiy clients, the media, experts and professionals so they trust her. If you work for us they will trust you too and it wil mean that you do not have to think about getting clients yourself. No need to set up a website, pay for advertising or waste time on discussions with them, working out pricing, book keeping, administration etc because we do all of that automatically as part of running our online business. This leaves you with more time to get paid to guide people and no expense. Concentrate your time and effort on the most interesting aspect of it and the most well paid part of it.
And while it is not your main reason for being interested there is one terrific bonus that comes with this. You will gain the admiration of your family and friends when you land this job. They will be so jealous of you and take you more seriously than they did before. Something not to be sniffed at. Please click here for full details, all is explained in full details there with no obligation to you. It is very difficult to get into this field of employment if you try to go through the national publications or ones with a large or very popular following - in fact it is impossible if you are a newcomer. It certainly is if you have no previous experience that matters. You cannot compare it to ringing one of those cheap psychic lines and asking them to give you a position. They will fall over themselves to take you on because they are very short of staff, because the hours are diabolical and because the pay is awful. And although they say they pay you something like ten pence a minute each call only lasts an average of four minutes and you might only get two calls in a whole day. (You must also make sure that you keep your phone line clear and never take or make calls while you are on duty).
There are thousands of people getting it into their head that they want to do this and can do this but very few can. In the days when I used to get emails from potentials I could see instantly that their way with words or spelling were not adequate. Then they might go on to tell me that they long to be doing this because they are unemployed and desperate for a lot of money, which is hardly telling me that they are good at solving problems. A person who is good at solving problems would never have to worry about how to get a good job! They would already have one if they were that bright. A position like this is not a last resort it is something special and better than many other jobs. If you cannot get a badly paid easy one how can you get a well paid one that requires more skill and brains? That said we are longing to hear from you urgently if you are very smart, if you realistic, if you are kind and compassionate and caring towards others and if you have a good knowledge of the World, people and how to solve problems. If you have already overcome other obstacles and issues then you will be ideal.