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17 Remote Jobs That Don't Need Experience

Do you have little experience, but want to work remotely? It may seem like you're out of luck. Since many "entry level" jobs require more than 2 years of experience, finding a high paying job online with no experience can seem almost impossible. As it turns out, it's not as difficult as it seems. Edition Entrepreneur compiled a list of 17 professions that involve an online format. They are not only highly paid, but also do not require experience.

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1. Data Entry Specialist

The input specialist takes information from one source, usually digital, such as a spreadsheet, printed document, or order form, and enters it into another. In addition to checking for errors, you may want to check the information.

For example, a company that processes financial invoices may need a specialist to enter or verify invoices.

Data entry specialists and operators with college degrees and no experience usually work part-time, full-time, or as freelancers. Due to the digital nature of the data and information that companies process, it is a common opportunity to work from home. What's more, data entry doesn't always have to be done during business hours, so it can be useful for those who want to work flexible hours.

As of 2023, the average salary for this position is $17,54 per hour.

2. Contact center representative

Today, virtual contact centers are becoming more and more popular. You don't need to have work experience to be hired - the main thing is that you can communicate clearly in written and verbal form. In addition, you can work from home and perform all your duties.

Typically, entry-level contact center representatives are the first point of contact for customers. Most of the support will be provided by phone or online chat, but emails can also be answered. However, such vacancies, as a rule, have a strict work schedule. Even if you work from home in another country, if the company's customers are in the US, you must work on US time.

The average salary for contact center representatives is $35 per year. Part-time employees typically earn somewhere around $830 an hour.

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3. Virtual Assistant

A virtual assistant or VA is another job that can be done remotely without any experience. Virtual assistants can perform a wide range of tasks, including:

  • administrative duties - scheduling and scheduling meetings, answering emails, scheduling social events;
  • data entry responsibilities – updating certain datasets, checking spreadsheets are up to date, etc.;
  • lead generation - entering the data of potential customers into a spreadsheet after their online registration and searching for their contact information.

Virtual assistants are often hired by companies without any prior experience and all the necessary skills are taught on the job.

The average salary ranges from $21 to $000.

4. Proofreader or editor

The main goal of proofreaders and editors is to make sure that the written text does not contain errors. Often, proofreaders check a document for grammatical and stylistic errors, incorrect formatting, and typographical errors before it is printed, published, or posted online. In addition to ensuring accuracy and clarity, editors can change the structure of sentences or the structure of paragraphs of text.

Proofreaders may be hired part-time or full-time by companies producing large amounts of written material, and as contractors or freelancers as needed. You should expect to pass a skills test before being hired as a proofreader or copy editor. The more familiar you are with the style of the company or the topic it is about, the better.

In some cases, editors and proofreaders may find work without previous professional experience.

$50 is the average salary of proofreaders in 010. Editors earn an average of $2023 in 52.

5. Search Engine Assessor

While most search engine results are controlled by algorithms, companies still hire people to refine them. Why? The search engine assessor double checks what the algorithm returns because the algorithms are not perfect.

Generally, you don't need any experience to get this online job. Instead, you need attention to detail. In this profession, you can earn about $44 per year.

6. English teacher

Are you a native English speaker? Then start teaching English to students around the world remotely.

Almost all over the world, from Europe to China, native English teachers are in demand. This is a great opportunity to work on the Internet without experience if you know English and have teaching or tutoring experience.

However, it is worth noting that most companies hiring ESL teachers require a teacher certification as well as a TESOL or TEFL certification, so we recommend looking into it. However, there are some companies that will accept native-level fluency in English and a bachelor's degree instead of a teacher education.

The salary of such specialists usually ranges from $33 to $000.

7. Tutor

Another popular option is remote tutoring. This is a particularly good job if you are well versed in the subject and want to help others master it.

This is not always a requirement, but having a bachelor's or master's degree in the subject you wish to teach would be a plus.

The average salary for tutors ranges from $22 to $000.

8. Coordinator or social media manager

Organizations are much more likely to need social media coordinators and managers as their online presence becomes more important. Social media coordinators and managers can perform tasks such as:

  • create social media posts and schedule them;
  • develop texts and graphics for these posts;
  • respond to comments and questions from the audience on social networks;
  • monitor social activity;
  • plan and execute social media marketing campaigns.

There are many different types of social media managers, from entry-level positions in small companies without marketing departments to higher-level positions with responsibilities and direct reporting in large companies. As a rule, social media coordinators are entry-level employees or young people.

From local restaurants to giant tech companies, remote positions for social media managers and coordinators can be found on a full-time, part-time, or freelance basis. You will need a good understanding of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and TikTok if you want to become a social media manager or coordinator. It will be a plus if you provide examples of accounts that you have successfully managed.

In addition, you must be good at writing and analyzing data. Many jobs will require a degree in marketing or a related field, even if you don't have a bachelor's degree.

The average salary for a social media coordinator in 2023 is $42, while that of a social media manager is $870.

9. Advertising Sales Representative

Marketing experience is not required to become an advertising sales representative. This is a great way to start your advertising career even without any experience in marketing. However, sales reps need excellent interpersonal skills. Your job is to convince potential customers to buy your employer's products or services, and to do this effectively, you must write and speak well.

In addition to selling ad space, you can take on creative responsibilities and earn around $52 a year if you choose this online job.

10. Content writer

Professional content writers create articles, blog posts, interviews, and other content formats for websites. The main goal of such an author is to create content that:

  • educates or entertains website visitors;
  • increases site traffic;
  • increases the ranking of the site.

Content writing jobs are typically work-from-home opportunities that do not require previous work experience. But you must have strong writing skills and know the basics of search engine optimization (SEO).

If you want to get a remote content writing job, you will need to create a portfolio that proves that you have good writing skills despite having no work experience.

If you are a content writer, you can work remotely as a full-time employee or freelancer. His average salary is $50.

11. Graphic designer

An organization, brand, or individual uses graphic designers to convey ideas and messages in an aesthetic way. A graphic designer creates digital art or converts handmade art into digital format using words, images, or both.

In addition to logos, product packaging, infographics, social media images, and even website elements and software, graphic designers can design just about anything a company needs. Much of the work of graphic designers is done online using a computer and other equipment that they can easily keep at home when they find out what their employers or clients want.

Depending on the needs of the firm or its clients, companies can hire full-time or part-time designers or contract freelancers whose work they enjoy. A graphic designer requires creative and artistic skills, as well as a deep understanding of photography, design, and layout software.

To make sure you're on the same wavelength as the people you're designing for, you need strong communication skills. Typically, graphic designers have a bachelor's degree and a portfolio of their work is vital. The average salary for a graphic designer in 2023 is $49.

12. Translator

If you can translate a document from one language to another, you may be able to start a career as a translator.

During the recruitment process, you may be required to demonstrate fluency in the language, such as by taking a test. It is not always necessary to receive formal education in a second language. If you take a full-time job, you can earn about $49 a year.

13. Software engineer

Another remote job that you can get without experience is software development. For most programming jobs on the Internet, there are only 2 requirements: knowledge of a specific programming language and a desire to use it.

However, this job has a much higher entry threshold than others. Even if you want to learn how to code in your spare time, it can take you anywhere from 6 months to a year to get a remote job as a programmer with no experience.

You can find many resources on the internet if you are interested in software development, such as:

In general, the average salary of such workers is more than $90 per year.

14. Community manager

Managing a brand's audience across social media groups, Slack channels, online forums, and other communities is the responsibility of community managers. Answering questions, moderating discussions, adding and removing people from groups are all common tasks that community managers perform. If you're an extrovert and don't get tired of chatting with people all day, this online job might be perfect for you.

The ideal community manager is familiar with and passionate about social media and has excellent writing skills. No previous experience or degree is required to obtain this job.

In 2023, the average salary for this position is $56.

15. Photo editor

One of the benefits of being a photo editor is that you can do everything on your own schedule. You can hone your skills on your own schedule. If you can demonstrate your skills in improving, refining, adjusting, and merging portfolio images, then you won't need any formal experience.

Pay rates may vary depending on the nature of the work. The average full-time worker earns $70 a year. In addition, you can freelance, which gives you more control over your schedule and income.

16. Travel agent

The long-haul flight market has come back to life after several years of lockdown. As a result, the demand for travel agents has skyrocketed.

According to data published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average salary of such specialists before COVID-19 was about $46. It is reported that some agents earn between $500 and $250.

Basically, it's a sales job. In addition, you will have to arrange accommodation, flights, car rentals and purchase of tickets for attractions. But clients often return to trusted agents after establishing a good relationship with them.

17. Online explorer

Companies often hire online researchers when they need data from online sources. Based on the needs of the company, these professionals search the Internet for various information.

As an online researcher, you can earn $59 per year.


Is it really possible to find a job on the Internet without experience?

Remote work is available to everyone, even if applicants have never worked from home before or have little professional experience. Typically, when it comes to remote work, employers are more interested in your skills and qualifications than your past work experience.

It is likely that higher paying remote positions require some work experience. But you can adapt to the remote format by working with your team and learning how to use virtual office software.

Where is the best place to find a high-paying job that does not require remote work experience?

Remote job boards are available online. Finding high-paying positions will require you to sort through the lists and find the ones that match your abilities and expectations.

Below are some platforms worth exploring:

  • On the We Work Remotely remote vacancies are available for designers, developers, writers, support, etc.
  • There is a bulletin board Flexjobs, which specializes in remote flexible work.
  • remote.co supervises vacancies in various industries from remote locations.
  • Online marketplaces such as Freelancer, connect freelancers with employers, many of whom are looking for remote workers.
  • On the Upwork Freelancers can find work in a wide variety of industries.
If you do not have relevant experience, how can you find a job on the Internet?

You have a chance to get a great job on the Internet even without experience that is directly related to the role you want.

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Here are some tips to help you get started:

  • determine the skills required for the job you want;

Knowing what employers are looking for in candidates for a given position is always helpful before figuring out how to market yourself. Read a few job descriptions for the type of job you want to determine what skills and experience employers need.

  • job search should focus on transferable skills;

The skills you used in one situation can be applied in another that seems unrelated. You could, for example, work as an assistant leader if you coordinated the schedule for a student or parent group. Make sure your resume, cover letter, and interview responses demonstrate these skills.

  • get a certificate or take an online course;

You can always learn the skills needed for the job that interests you. On sites like Coursera or LinkedIn Learning, you can get market skills for free or at a low cost, or you can enroll in an accredited online course.

  • consider applying for an online internship;

Usually, after completing a training or certification program, an internship is first looked for. However, this is an option that is often overlooked when dealing with an online business. You can gain real experience and skills through an online internship that will make you a more valuable candidate for both the employer you were intern with and another company.

  • create an online portfolio;

Any professional who does creative work needs a portfolio. These include writers, designers, software engineers, social media managers, and more. Gather all your best work in one easily accessible place. In your resume, you can include a direct link to it.

  • tell employers about your skills;

The employer wants to know that if he hires a person who does not sit in the office every day, he will still be able to complete his work on time. As such, be sure to highlight your independence in the hiring process, as well as your communication, problem-solving, organization, and time management skills, and prepare for general remote interview questions.

How to avoid fraud?

The rule of thumb is to avoid online roles that seem too good to be true, or where it seems like you don't have to do much to get paid. For example, any job that says "Work 6 hours a week and make $1500" should be ignored.

Likewise, avoid jobs that require you to pay upfront for supplies or registration fees. When you are asked to pay an upfront fee for inventory as an independent "distributor" or "business owner" for a larger company (or as an assembler, repacker, recycler), you should consider this a warning sign. This is either a scam or a pyramid scheme, which is illegal. At best, there is a chance to join a multi-level marketing firm.

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