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23 Entry-Level Jobs You Can Do From Home With No Experience

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Stay Home and Get Started
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Stay Home and Get Started

The good news is that working from home has become the new normal. If you're looking for a new job now, there are many that you can do from the comfort of your own home and which can tap skills you already have. Cheapism researched the sorts of entry-level jobs that can be done from home and also gathered some tips from employment experts. If any of these jobs interest you, just type them into your Indeed or LinkedIn search. (Here are 35 Tips for Working at Home from Telecommuting Pros.)

LinkedIn
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Go Where Remote Jobs Are

The first thing you should do is look at remote-job boards. You can do a search for remote jobs on Indeed or LinkedIn, too. From there you can narrow the remote jobs down to entry-level ones that are taking lots of applicants. "First off, there are some of those sites like Remote.co and Flexjobs.com," career and executive coach Daisy Swan told Cheapism by phone. "Using any of the Indeed or LinkedIn, Craigslist, using any of those, using the search term 'remote.' So that would be the low hanging fruit."

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Refresh Your Resume
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Make Yourself Stand Out

Since entry-level jobs require no experience, you'll be competing against the largest applicant pools. When you decide what kind of remote job you want to apply for, make sure your application stands out. Tailor your resume to fit the job you're applying for, and make sure your online profiles land in hiring searches. "Make sure your resume has specific keywords and phrases that are found within each posting," Evolution Coaching President Kristen Gilbert told Cheapism in an email. "This will help applicant tracking systems rank you as a matching candidate for open positions.

Related: 45 Job Search Tips From Experts

46. Redo Your Resume
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Keep It Simple

Standing out doesn't mean straying from the professional path. Keep your resume and application simple, otherwise you might tweak yourself out of a job. Remember, many of these companies will be using computers to sort through applications anyway. "Do not use a creative layout," Gilbert said. "Programs cannot parse and read the data about the candidate to assign a matching score for open positions. Use a standard (and professional) layout in Microsoft Word and freshen the resume content to include keywords and phrases found within the job posting that apply to the candidate's skills."

Related: 26 Ways Social Media Can Land or Lose You a Job

Reach Out to Potential References
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Virtual Assistants

The more businesses that go remote, the more they need assistants to handle some of the day-to-day tasks. There are even businesses devoted to connecting virtual assistants with clients, like VirtualAssistants.com, Horkey Handbook, Time etc., and Fancy Hands, but you can also do it yourself just searching for business people looking for remote assistants.  

Possible salary/rate: PayScale lists an average hourly rate of $15.88 for virtual assistants.

Insurance Companies
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Insurance

Insurance companies like New York Life are advertising no-experience-needed insurance jobs. They'll train you. Insurance jobs are all over the regular job boards like Indeed, Glassdoor and Zip Recruiter, so if selling insurance interests you, just do a search.  

Possible salary/rate: SimplyHired lists entry level jobs that can start around $30,000 with benefits.

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Transcription

If you can type, you can transcribe. Transcription is the process of listening to an audio recording and writing down what is said. Demand for transcription can include the medical industry, police/legal depositions and reality TV interviews. Most transcription companies will give you a test for your typing and accuracy and train you on any specific software they use. Rev is the most used transcription company but they also pay the least, so investigate their competitors like TranscribeMe!, Tigerfish, Scribie or many other companies you can Google to compare rates or find a transcription service in your local area. 

Possible salary/rate: According to ZipRecruiter, entry level transcription jobs pay $25,000 per year, but there's room to more than double that. Keep in mind services like Rev that charge customers $1 per audio minute pay their transcribers a small fraction of that.

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Research

If a company needs background information on a subject, they may hire people to do the research from home. You won't necessarily need to be an expert on the subject, just able to dig deep and find reputable material. You can use "research" and "remote" as job search terms. Wonder and Article One Partners are some companies that specialize in research.  

Possible salary/rate: Work From Home Happiness says to expect $8 to $16 per question you research.

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Survey Conductor

Market research companies need people to gather the data for their studies. New England College describes such a job, and of course these days, it can be conducted by phone, calling the random sampling. Stay-at-home working mother Anna T. at Real Ways to Earn Money Online says Apptical, ORC International, Advanis, MaritzCX, Service 800 and The Crossroads Group regularly have work-at-home telephone survey jobs, and other companies have more occasional or location specific ones.  

Possible salary/rate: The real estate market research firm Yardi Matrix for example pays $6 per hour plus 50 cents per completed survey or at least minimum wage. ORC pays $8.75 per hour, according to Dream Home Based Work.

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Survey Taker

There are some companies that pay you to take surveys. Your mileage may vary, but they'll tell you up front how long it should take and how much it pays. Dream Home Based Income recommends Swagbucks, Pinecone Research, Toluna, Survey Junkie, Paid Viewpoint, Opinion Outpost and 12 more sites. Some won't pay cash, but will pay in gift cards, which could still help out around the house.  

Possible salary/rate: The Balance Careers advises that most surveys only pay in gift cards or tokens to trade for prizes. Don't believe the sites promising $50 a survey.

Tutoring
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Tutoring

Many students seek one-on-one tutoring, and you don't have to visit them in person anymore. You can tutor via live chat. Anna T. at Real Ways to Earn Money Online recommends companies like Brainfuse, PrepNow, Tutor.com or Aim-4-A Tutoring, and Yup for math, chemistry and physics. VIPKid, GoGoKid, HAWO and EF Education First tutor Chinese students in English. Remote.co also recommends Landi English, YiYiEnglish, QKids and Revolution Prep.  

Possible salary/rate: Tutors.com suggests a starting rate of $30 an hour.

Call a Hotel and Book Directly
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Sales

Telephone sales jobs used to originate out of call centers, and were often outsourced to call centers around the world. Now telephone operators can work from anywhere, including their own homes. You'll be calling people to try to sell them a product, and you can find these jobs through a standard keyword search on a job board. FlexJobs says industries like rental car companies, biotech, health care, senior living centers, payment processing, and digital marketing firms need telesales callers.  

Possible salary/rate: The Balance Careers and SimplyHired list positions starting at $10 an hour and up.

Customer Service
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Customer Service

Another phone job, instead of calling people to try to sell them something, you're receiving calls from people who need help. Skip The Drive says companies as big as Apple, Capital One and United Healthcare will let their customer service agents work remotely. Flexjobs says roadside assistance calls can be done remotely too. Again, find these jobs with a keyword search on a job board.  

Possible salary/rate: ZipRecruiter lists an average of $28,000 salary with a potential high of $42,500 but a possible low of $15,000.

Customer Service Rep
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Telemarketing

People on the receiving end of such calls may lump sales into telemarketing, but telemarketing experts want you to know how much more comprehensive it is. Sites like Market Business News and Virtual Sales say telemarketing adds lead generation, raising awareness of a product, gathering feedback and making appointments. You can find these jobs with a keyword search on a job board.  

Possible salary/rate: U.S. News and World Report says the median salary for telemarketers was $25,250 as of 2018.

For Most Anything, Try Amazon and eBay
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Product Lister

Some companies literally just need people to post the listings for their products on their sales platform. These can include taking photos of the items and writing product descriptions. Use "product lister" and "entry level" and "remote" as search terms on a job board to find companies.  

Possible salary/rate: Careerbliss says product listers can expect to make $30,000-35,000 annually.

Translation Services
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Translation

If you speak multiple languages, there may be work for you. Simply look on job boards like Indeed for translating jobs with the keywords of the languages you speak. Companies like Rosetta Stone and Responsive Translation Services hire native speakers to translate between languages. Companies like LanguageLine Solutions hire telephone translators and provide training. In addition to direct translation, The Balance Careers suggests companies like Google need readers to evaluate their ads in multiple languages. 

Possible salary/rate: According to PayScale, a translator can make around $20 an hour, although lows go to $12.

Captioning
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Captioning

Similar to transcription, captioning is transcribing video dialogue or narration for subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing, or translations. Rev offers a captioning service, but again you might want to explore Caption Max, Ai-Media, Captioning Star or other companies for more competitive rates.  

Possible salary/rate: The Work At home Wife says it's possible to earn $1,500 a month captioning, but again keep in mind companies offering bargain rates pay a fraction to their typists.

Data Analyst
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Data Entry

You used to have to go into an office for data-entry jobs to input figures into a company's computer system. Thanks to the internet, data entry can be done anywhere. Flexjobs has a whole section on data entry jobs and Indeed specifies entry-level ones. The Work at Home Wife and The Balance Careers both recommend Birch Creek, Clickworker and DionData Solutions for regular data-entry work, as well as other platforms for more experienced workers.  

Possible salary/rate: Glassdoor says the national average for data entry is about $28,000 a year.

Test Scoring
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Test Scoring

The other side of online education is grading. When those students take tests, someone needs to grade their papers. The Offbeat Life says companies like Pearson, ETS, WriteScore and Literably offer hourly work scoring tests remotely.  

Possible salary/rate: Work At Home Adventures researched companies that pay $10 to $20 an hour.

Proofread
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Proofreading

If you have good reading comprehension, you can proofread documents and pinpoint any typos or misspellings. Proofread Anywhere is one portal to find proofreading jobs. The Offbeat Life and SmartCentsMom both recommend Sibia, Domainite, Proofreading Services, Cactus Global, and Gramlee.  

Possible salary/rate: Payscale says to expect $17.84 an hour.

Easy Ways to Make Money Online
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Copy Editor

This is a little more than just catching typos, although it often includes proofreading. Copy editing expands to include editing the content and flow of a story, or even the layout on a page. You can do a job search for copy editing jobs, but Scribendi and Scribbr are popular editing services.  

Possible salary/rate: ZipRecruiter lists an average copy editor salary at $67,700, with salaries of $21,000 on the low end.

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SEO Evaluation

With so much business online now, companies need to know if their web designs are maximizing efficiency. They may hire users to navigate their websites and evaluate search engine optimization for them. All you need to do is access their website. Appen is a company that specializes in remote jobs like this. Others include iSoftStone, Lionbridge and KarmaHub.  

Possible salary/rate: Work at Home Adventures has pinpointed companies that pay $12 to $15 per hour.

Live Chat Customer Service
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Political Outreach

These jobs are more dependent on election cycles. In an election year, candidates or organizations with ballot measures will need people to call voters to raise awareness for their campaigns. It's like canvassing, but you don't have to leave the house. These positions are listed on job boards as long as you know to search for the term "political outreach."  

Possible salary/rate: Rat Race Rebellion says these jobs pay about $12 an hour.

'Social Proof' and Peer Pressure
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Social Media

If you're on Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat or other social media services, you may already be ahead of the game for many companies that need your help promoting their brand online. There are many entry-level social media jobs listed on job boards, including LinkedIn. Since you can post on social media apps from your phone, you can do these jobs anywhere.  

Possible salary/rate: Glassdoor says even entry level social media jobs can pay $47,500 salaries.

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Moderator

A social media or website community will need moderators to keep the forums running smoothly and handle problem users. Anna T. at Real Ways to Earn Money Online says 99 Dollar Social, The Social Element and Live World are hubs that frequently hire. She also sees occasional openings at Ask.com, Baby Center, BazaarVoice, Ignite Social Media and Zynga. Also, Yelp sometimes hires moderators for specific local communities, but you can still do it from home. Work From Home Happiness suggests Crisp Thinking, ModSquad and LiveWorld. You can also search for these positions on job sites.  

Possible salary/rate: Glassdoor says moderators average $15 an hour.

Pinterest
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Pinterest Marketer

One specialized social media platform is Pinterest, which uses photos and text in a more coordinated way than Instagram's personal individual feeds. Many companies hire people to market for them on Pinterest. Companies like Pinterest VA specialize in finding people jobs marketing on Pinterest.  

Possible salary/rate: Pinterest Marketers begin charging at $15-$25 hour on Upwork.

Buying Guide
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YouTube Content Creator

Of course, there's nothing stopping you from becoming a YouTube content creator on your own. All you need is a camera and computer, and if you get the views, you get participation in ad sales. However, many companies are looking for talent to create videos specifically to amplify their products. Do a search on job boards to see if there's a company for which you could create.  

Possible salary/rate: SimplyHired has listings for $15 an hour, others as low as $11 to $13.