Working from home can add a lot of flexibility and convenience to your life. Whether you’re a stay-at-home parent who is able to make some money while still being around your kids, a full-time worker who benefits from not commuting to an office every day, a digital nomad who takes advantage of location independence, or a retiree who needs a little bit of income, there are plenty of possibilities.
But if you’ve looked for work from home jobs in the past, you may have felt like nothing was quite right for you. One of the common challenges is finding a remote job or telecommuting job that doesn’t require significant experience.
Although the ideal job may have eluded you in the past, it is possible to find a way to make money from home even if you don’t have experience.
This article will cover 21 of the best entry-level work-from-home jobs. Some of these jobs would involve working as an employee for a hiring company. Others would involve freelancing or starting your own business. See the details of each to find out which one may be the best option for you to pursue.
Entry-Level Work from Home Jobs
All of these jobs can be done from home with no experience needed.
Starting a blog can be a great way to make money, and you don’t need any specific experience. I started my first blog in 2007 and had no idea what I was doing, and I wasn’t even very knowledgeable on the subject I was blogging about (web design). Blogging became my full-time income just a year and a half later, and I’ve now been blogging full-time for more than 10 years.
That’s not to say that blogging is easy, because it isn’t. But you don’t need to have experience and the potential is unlimited.
Blogging is highly flexible and can be done part-time or full-time. You can even start a blog on any subject that you want, so you can work on something that you enjoy.
The downside of blogging is that you won’t start making money right away. Most new bloggers won’t make much money for the first six months or more, so you’ll need some patience and discipline. But once you’re blog turns the corner, it’s possible that your income will increase very quickly.
If you’ve got an interest in growing your own online business, blogging is something that you should consider. If you have no experience, please see my article How to Make Money Blogging for Beginners.
2. Creating Niche Websites
Niche websites are similar to blogs, but the content is focused on one specific topic. Niche websites also typically attempt to target low-competition search phrases that will drive traffic to their site on an ongoing basis.
Like blogging, it will take some time before you start to make money with a niche website. But niche websites give you a little more flexibility. With an active blog, you’ll probably need to publish new content on a pretty consistent basis in order to build a following. With a niche website, you can publish content more sporadically and it won’t have much, if any, impact.
Most niche websites make money through affiliate programs (promoting and recommending products that are sold at other websites). The Amazon affiliate program is extremely popular. As a result, the content at many niche websites tends to be product-focused. For example, you might see a lot of articles like “Best Headphones for Gamers” that link out to several different products.
Also like blogging, you can start a niche website on any topic that you like, so it’s possible to incorporate your own hobbies or interests into your work. However, you’ll want to be sure to choose a topic that also gives you a chance to make some money.
Many niche website owners have multiple sites that they manage. You may not make a huge amount of money with one site, but you can duplicate the process and have multiple sites that add up to a very nice income.
To learn more, please read my article How to Make Money with Niche Websites.
3. Virtual Assistant
Virtual assistants can offer many different services, including social media management, blog editing or administration, comment and forum moderation, customer service, writing, and much more. The specific services that you offer will depend on your own skills and abilities.
Working as a VA is an extremely flexible way to make money. Not only are there many different services that you can offer, but you can also work around your existing schedule and make it a part-time or full-time gig.
Some people have the wrong impression about the income potential of a virtual assistant. You may assume that all VA jobs are outsourced to workers in the Philippines at rates below minimum wage, but that’s not the case. Many VAs are able to earn a great income, and some even charge more than $100 per hour.
One of the reasons why working as a VA is such a great opportunity is the high demand for workers. As companies continue to outsource more and more work, the demand for capable VAs continues to increase.
If you're interested in making money from home, be sure to check out this free workshop from Kayla Sloan. She shows how to use the skills you already have to start making money as a VA.