Published on May 23, 2023
The truth is––not all of us want to sit in an office from 9 to 5 every weekday. And not all of us have the work experience or education for specific job opportunities.
However, one thing almost all of us share is a motivation for job security and a steady income.
What if we told you you could find a job with no prior experience required and one you can do from your recliner chair?
Below we will detail some of the best jobs you can apply for that do not require any experience and are offered remotely.
Here are the top 10 best work-from-home jobs that require no prior work experience:
- Virtual Assistant
- Data Entry Clerk
- Customer Service Representative
- Social Media Manager
- Proofreader or Copyeditor
- Sales Representative
- Search Engine Evaluator
1. Virtual Assistant
Virtual assistant jobs are common among remote opportunities and require no prior experience for hire, as supervisors or managers will often provide training for the role.
Responsibilities of a virtual assistant include administrative duties such as making phone calls, scheduling appointments, and planning meetings and events. This job also entails data entry, such as keeping track of spreadsheets and lead generation, where you find new prospects online.
To succeed in this position, you should have the following:
- Attention to detail
- Multitasking skills
- Organization skills
- Basic knowledge of technology
Average Salary: $21,000 – $60,000
2. Data Entry Clerk
Data entry clerk is another position best suited for those who prefer a work-from-home job requiring little to no experience. This job often comes with flexible hours, as data entry is optional to be completed during a 9-5 timeframe.
Responsibilities include transferring information from a spreadsheet, order form, a printed document, or otherwise and inputting it to another organized source, usually digital. Other secondary duties include verifying information and checking the accuracy of the data.
To succeed in this position, you should have the following skills and traits:
- Attention to detail
- Fast and proficient typing
Average Salary: $23,000 – $42,000
3. Customer Service Representative
For people who consider themselves talkers or social butterflies, customer service might be your perfect work-from-home job. Customer service representatives spend countless hours providing phone, email, or chat support to help customers with troubleshooting issues.
However, if you’re working remotely, something to keep in mind is the noise levels of your home or work environment. Customer service representatives must be fully available during set hours and free from distractions or interruptions. Also, expect strict working hours with little flexibility or growth opportunities.
If this sounds like something you can handle, ensure you have the following personality traits and skills for success in this job:
- Interpersonal skills
Average Salary: $26,000 – 55,000
4. Social Media Manager
Simply put, the role of the social media manager is to oversee the management of a company’s social media platforms. Usually, this includes Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter, Instagram, and now, sometimes even Tik Tok.
On a typical day, a social media manager will plan and schedule content for upcoming days or weeks, draft copy and design images or videos for scheduled posts, monitor the engagement and analytics of daily social media posts to see if the company is reaching their goals, and implement new or oversee ongoing marketing campaigns and strategies.
This job isn’t for just anybody. You must have the following skills and traits to be a social media manager:
- Familiarity with all social media platforms (having a large following is a plus!)
- Writing and design
- Organization and time management
- Research and analytics
Average Salary: $36,000 – $81,000
If you’re creative and have a knack for words, you can consider writing as a good career path.
There are multiple types of writing jobs that only require a little experience, and they all have different purposes. Below, we have outlined the top writing opportunities:
- Content Writing
Content writers will create different types of online content, such as articles, blog posts, interviews, and more. Their goal is to educate or bring awareness to their company and drive more traffic to the website. Thus, a knowledge of good search engine optimization (SEO) practices is valuable, though optional, to this position.
Typically, this job is flexible and remote, as you can write anytime and anywhere. Content writers can either work full-time for a company or freelance for multiple different companies.
Average Salary: $50,949
A copywriter’s job differs from a content writer’s in a few ways. Mainly, copywriting is used by a company to sell its products or services. For instance, copywriters may draft copy for social media, websites or microsites, product brochures, product fact sheets, and other sales and marketing materials.
While these jobs might not require prior job experience, it’s important to note that this position will often require a bachelor’s degree in writing, marketing, or communications.
Average Salary: $56,568
- Technical Writer
Technical writing breaks down complex topics to make them understandable to the general public. This type of writing usually includes brochures, pamphlets, instruction manuals, and other educational and informational resources that will educate the average person. Similar to copywriters, technical writers require a bachelor’s degree. It also helps if the writers have a degree or special knowledge of the subject matter they’re writing about.
Average Salary: $63,883
6. Proofreader or Copyeditor
You might have assumed that proofreading and copyediting are one and the same—but they’re not. While they share the same goal of eliminating errors in a written text, proofreading is the last step in the writing process. Proofreaders are the last eyes on the text to check for minor mistakes. Copyeditors do the brunt of the work, such as making changes to the text and structure to ensure clarity in the piece.
Copyeditors and proofreaders are often hired as freelancers for certain companies. Other companies producing a higher content volume will hire full-time copyeditors and proofreaders.
To succeed in this position, you should have the following skills:
- English spelling and grammar
- Eye for detail
- Determination to produce quality, finished works
Average Salary: $50,010
Are you exceptionally skilled in a specific area or subject matter? Are you good at teaching or working with kids? Tutoring could be the perfect opportunity for you to get paid for your knowledge and work with students of all ages. The primary responsibilities of tutors are to create lesson plans, assist students with completing their homework, and help them prepare for exams.
Tutoring jobs, especially remote positions, are in high demand. These jobs allow flexibility in your schedules, as you can work with your students on the best times to connect.
These jobs do not need prior professional experience. However, having a bachelor’s degree in the specific field you’re tutoring in is helpful to the role.
Skills and traits needed for this position include:
- Interpersonal skills
- Teaching skills
- Patience and empathy
Average Salary: $22,000 – $84,000
8. Sales Representative
Becoming a sales representative could be a good fit if you’re looking to work from home but still want to interact with as many people as possible daily.
Sales representatives are responsible for selling their company’s products and services through outreach and pitching. Though responsibilities can vary depending on the position, overall, you can expect to research potential customers, send cold emails and follow up on promising leads, and converse with existing customers to keep them satisfied and potential customers to keep them interested.
Typically only a high school degree is required for this position, so you don’t need to worry about having a bachelor’s degree. Sales representatives can be hired as either part or full-time employees.
Skills needed to become a sales representative:
- Strong work ethic
- Strong written and verbal communication
- Persuasion and public speaking
Red flags to watch out for in a potential employer:
- Requires you to pay upfront for a product or service you’re going to sell
- Requires you to recruit other salespeople
- It only pays you a commission
Average Salary: $49,889
If you have shaky hands, this work-from-home job is not for you. A transcriptionist role does not require you to have prior experience—all that’s needed is for you to be a quick and accurate typer.
The role of a transcriptionist is to turn audio media into text. Responsibilities of a transcriptionist include transcribing media such as podcasts, speeches and presentations, interviews, TV shows, movies, and more.
Transcribing is typically considered a freelancing or part-time gig. Sites that are frequently used by transcriptionists to find work are Rev, Upwork, and Scribie. Otherwise, larger companies that deal with media are likely to hire transcriptionists to work on their ever-flowing media output.
Average Pay: Roughly $20 per hour per job
10. Search Engine Evaluator
If you’re already scrolling the internet anyway, you might as well get paid for it, right?
A search engine evaluator gets paid to analyze the results on search engines like Google or Naver. Their job is to ensure that the search engine results are accurate and relevant according to what they’re searching. This feedback is then provided to the search engine provider so that they can make improvements.
The only requirement for applying for this commonly at-home job opportunity is that you will be quizzed to see how familiar you are with the search engine you’ll be analyzing.
What is needed to become a search engine evaluator:
- Knowledge of technology and search engines
- Understanding of search engine optimization
- Quality written and verbal communication skills
Average Salary: $36,000 – $60,000
Hopefully, after reading this article you will be able to better evaluate what potential work from home opportunities are available and suitable for you.
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Reposted with permission form the Handshake student blog