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10 Work-From-Home Jobs (No Experience Required!)

Sales, customer service, travel and other fields are hiring remote workers now

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Whether you’re making a career switch or looking for a new side hustle, there’s a good chance you’re also thinking about how remote working could fit into your career plans.

The good news is that even if you’ve spent most of your career in jobs that didn’t really offer the opportunity to work from home, there are now many remote jobs that don’t require you to have direct work experience in that field. From tutoring to travel, chances are you already have some knowledge in your personal or professional background that could help you land a work-from-home job that’s hiring now.

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The following 10 jobs offer remote work opportunities that don’t require previous experience. Clicking on the link in the job title will take you to a list of the current postings for that position on the AARP Job Board. Median pay is based on the most recent data available through the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

​​1. Customer service representative

Who’s hiring: Copart, United Health Group, Verizon

Median pay: $17.75 per hour

If you’re comfortable talking with people and finding solutions, you already have the experience required to succeed in this job. In most cases, the employer will provide you with the computer equipment you will use while working from home to respond to calls or messages from customers needing assistance. Employers also typically offer training, along with a script you use to reply to common questions.

Because so many industries want their customers to be satisfied, you may be able to find a job in a field of interest to you, such as technology, clothing or health care. Keep in mind, however, that some customers may be upset before they connect with you. An even temper is a valuable tool in this trade.

2. Data entry clerk

Who’s hiring: CareerBuilder, Climatech, TowardJobs

Median pay: $17.13 per hour

This job usually requires you to type information from forms and documents into the company’s computer. Your typing ability and attention to accuracy are the most important skills for this job. Health care, banking and insurance are some of the industries that most frequently employ data entry clerks.

3. Administrative assistant

Who’s hiring: Drury Hotels, Marriott International, United Health Group

Median pay: $19.08 per hour

One advantage of being a work-from-home administrative assistant — or “virtual assistant,” as they are also called — is that the hours are flexible or part time, in many cases. The responsibilities are largely the same as for an in-office administrative assistant. You’ll be expected to coordinate meetings, assist staff with various projects and help write letters and other documents.

While you can choose to work for just one employer, many virtual assistants approach the job as gig work and work with multiple businesses. If you’re successful at this model, it can grow into a healthy business of your own.

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4. Mock juror

Who’s hiring: Available via eJury, Jury Test, Online Verdict and others

Median pay: $20 to $60 per trial

If you’re a fan of courtroom TV dramas such as Law & Order, these short-term positions give you a closer look at how lawyers work. When attorneys want to learn how a jury might react to arguments or pieces of evidence they might present in a trial, these legal teams hire mock juries to test things out.

You are more likely to find these jobs on specialized websites rather than on your usual job boards. Some of the most prominent of these juror websites are eJuryOnline Verdict and Jury Test. Once you have registered on the website and filled out a basic profile, the legal teams will contact you when they have a trial for which you might be a good fit.

5. Proofreader

Who’s hiring: Epsilon, Marketwise, R.R. Donnelly & Sons

Median pay: $21.12 per hour

For many of these jobs, strong grammar skills and a good eye for detail are the primary qualifications. But much of the demand for proofreaders right now is in industries such as pharmaceuticals and law. While employers prefer that applicants have some familiarity with those fields, previous experience is not a requirement.

6. Travel/Reservation Agent

Who’s hiring: Marriott International, Drury Hotels

Median pay: $21.06 per hour

While many people prefer to make their travel arrangements themselves through websites and apps, there still are opportunities for work in the travel industry. Now that many people are eager to start exploring the world again after two years of being homebound, businesses such as hotels are hiring additional help to manage reservations. If you have lots of travel experience in your background, these jobs are an opportunity to share your knowledge while earning money at home.

7. Tutor

Who’s hiring: Back to Basics Learning Dynamics, Fusion Education Group, Varsity Tutors

Median pay: $18.91 per hour

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.

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8. Sales Representative

Who’s hiring: Humana, Oracle, Yelp

Median pay: $14.71 per hour

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

Who’s hiring: Concentrix, Macy’s, Verizon

Median pay: $27.29 per hour

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

Who’s hiring: NEW Solutions, Pluto7, Motion Recruitment

Median pay: $33.42 per hour

While there are a wide range of opportunities 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.

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