15 Work-From-Home Jobs That Don’t Require Experience

15 Work-From-Home Jobs That Don’t Require Experience

Median pay: $20.09 per hour

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While teachers typically need a license to work in their state, tutors do not. The primary requirement to work as a tutor is some expertise in a particular subject, which can come from your previous work experience or just general personal interests. For example, if you have experience tracking the office finances for a previous employer, a side gig as a math tutor might be good fit for you.

8. Sales representative

Median pay: $16.96 per hour

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While it’s certainly helpful to have some previous experience working in sales, many companies are willing to consider applicants who have different career backgrounds. The key skill is being able to show that you have the ability to connect with new clients while maintaining relationships with current ones. In addition to being able to work from home, these jobs also tend to offer flexible or part-time hours, since you build your schedule around sales made more than hours worked.

9. Social media specialist

Median pay: $19.54 per hour, according to Indeed

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If you are active on Facebook, Twitter, TikTok and other social media platforms, you likely already have the experience needed to handle this job. Managing the photos, videos and other content posted on a company’s social media profile can be a challenging career, especially at a large corporation. But many small businesses in your neighborhood and region also use social media to attract customers. These positions with local or regional companies are great opportunities to earn while working flexible hours.

10. Content writer

Median pay: $38.44 per hour

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While a wide range of opportunities are available for this sort of work, the areas with the most demand are technical writing and science. You don’t need to have personal expertise on the subjects you might be covering, but you will need to be comfortable talking with researchers, designers and others to make sure you are explaining things properly as you write manuals, brochures and other key documents.

11. Fitness instructor

Median pay: $22.35 per hour

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You might need a certification to be hired for a full-time position in this field, there are opportunities for part-time remote work if you have a personal background in fitness or sports. These jobs typically involve performing a workout routine via webcam while the viewers follow along.

12. Translator

Median pay: $27.45 per hour

If you’re fluent in a language other than English, translation services can be a practical way to earn money. These positions typically involve translating articles, blog posts and notes originally written in English into a second language. It should be noted, however, that artificial intelligence translation services might affect the long-term job prospects in this field. For example, in the spring of 2024, Duolingo began replacing some of its translators with AI services. Some places you might look for jobs include Unbabel, Translate.com and Upwork.

13. Transcriptionist

Median pay: $20 per hour (per ZipRecruiter)

While artificial intelligence (AI) technologies are taking over some transcription jobs, there still is demand for people can convert conversations — usually recorded but sometimes live — into accurate text documents. Good typing and proofreading skills are essential, as is the ability to make sense of sometimes overlapping voices. Places to look for transcription jobs include SpeakWrite, Tigerfish Transcribing and 3Play Media.

14. Event planner

Median pay: $27.36 per hour

Many people already have some experience with event planning, whether it’s planning a party for friends or a large meeting for work. Those skills can be put to use in a second career as an event planner. One way you might get started is by contacting your personal and professional networks for any gatherings they might need assistance pulling together.

15. Project manager

Median pay: $47.39 per hour

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To get hired for one of these roles, you’ll certainly need to demonstrate that you can guide large projects to completion. But you generally won’t need previous experience specifically as a project manager. If you’ve handled big assignments as a business professional, volunteer worker or even in your personal life, you might have the skills to land one of these positions.

Editor’s Note: This article originally was published on May 4, 2022. It has been updated with more recent information about job postings and wages. Previously available job openings also have been removed.


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