Make Money From Home (even if you have no experience or are seeking entry level work!)
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New to making money from home? In between jobs or looking to transition to something entry level from home? Fear not! There are lots of different types of positions that you could pursue.
Many of these I have tried and found that they make a nice compliment to a part time job or to do more than one part time to give you multiple streams of income.
Consider also whether you have or are interested in developing any popular skills for these types of positions such as typing, internet research, writing or even frequent use of social media such as Facebook.
Need help getting started? Have suggestions for other entry level jobs? Reach out to me by leaving a comment below.
Entry level opportunity 1: Search Engine and Social Media Evaluation
Appen – Frequently has projects that, though competitive, allow you to use your Facebook feed to help them find out what kind of content is most popular. At the time I personally held this position, it paid over $13/ hour. The position is called Social Media Evaluator.
Appen also hires Search Engine Evaluators in which you’ll help them discern if search engines are producing relevant results.
Leapforce – According to their job opportunities page they are “experiencing unprecedented demand and growth for qualified home-based independent agents. We are looking for highly educated individuals for an exciting work from home opportunity. Applicants must be self motivated and internet savvy. This is an opportunity to evaluate and improve search engine results for some of the world’s largest internet search engine companies.”
Entry Level Opportunity 2: Transcription/ Captioning
Rev – Make money weekly typing (paid via Paypal)! As you do more and more assignments accurately you make more. You can do as much or as little as you want. Apply here. Pay starts out at $ 0.40 – 0.65/ cents per audio minute and goes up from there. “As a rookie, all of your projects will be sent to Quality Control to provide you feedback on your work. The scores you receive from Quality Control determine your metrics and are very important. You will need to maintain certain metrics to continue working with Rev.” After 100 audio minutes transcribed you are eligible to get a pay raise!
Captioning with Rev opens occasionally and requires 70 WPM. Apply here.
TranscribeMe – Pays the highest in the industry according to their site as of the time of this writing: “We have the industry’s best rates, with earnings starting at $20 per audio hour and top monthly earnings at $2,200 (average monthly earnings are $250). Transcriptionists with specialized backgrounds in Medical & Legal are paid a higher rate.” Apply here.
GMR Transcription – “Transcription of a variety of topics including academic, legal, business, and more. You can create your own schedule and pick and choose how much work you take from us. No experience necessary.” Apply here.
1 888 Type it up – This transcription service pays among the highest that we’ve ever found. Here’s what they have to say “transcriptionists make $36 to $180 per audio hour, and we strive to pay at least $1 to $2 per audio minute ($60 to $120 per audio hour) and higher when possible.” Apply here.
Entry Level Opportunity 3: Virtual Assisting
LifeBushido – “Lifebushido believes that people at home, such as stay-at-home-moms, are an incredibly capable and vastly underutilized group of people for getting great work completed.
- The work involves all the work needed to run the ventures listed on this website.
- The work starts at 5 hours per week. If your work is good, you can increase to up to 20 hours per week. After a few months, we mutually explore your unique talents and the needs of Lifebushido ventures to determine the best work to fit your unique talents.
- We hire people from around the world. Lifebushido is run solely by people working part-time from home around the world.
If interested in finding out more information and applying for a job, please email email@example.com. You will receive an email to get details about our company and start the job application process.”
Fancy Hands – According to their website: “If you have fast internet connection and the ability to use common websites and software, this could be a lot of fun. We’re looking for smart people who want to help build a great company and get paid. Keep reading if you’re interested. Are you good on the phone and great at internet research? This could be the perfect position for you… Important You need to have an audio headset (with a microphone) to do this job (in some cases iPhone headphones work just fine). To start, you’ll get paid per task depending on how quickly the task is finished, what time of day it is, and how complicated the task is. For example, let’s say you have 5 different tasks to make reservations at a restaurant. To start, tasks are worth anywhere from $3.00 to $7 per task and go up from there. If interested, you may be promoted to a managerial type position, managing other assistants and helping ensure everything runs smoothly. Payments go out every other week (on Tuesday) via Dwolla”
Entry Level Opportunity 4: Freelance Writing
Feel like you’ve got a flair for the written word but no one will give you a chance (or you just plain wanna write whenever you’ve got time while wearing those new bunny slippers? Hey, I’m not judging). Check out these awesome opportunities where you can pick up some cash and experience all from the comfort of your laptop.
Great Content – “If you love to write, can turn your mind to a wide variety of subjects and can work effectively with clients from around the world, you could be the ideal fit for our pool of writing talent. Apply to join and within days you could be taking on orders from clients as diverse as property firms to fashion labels.
eZdia – “Our projects range from product descriptions to blog posts to in-depth technical articles. Most of the current projects are for eCommerce content. You’ll be paid on a per word agreement, based on the word count of the final draft. The amount varies from project to project. Usually we have plenty of work available; however, the amount of work does rise and fall with the number of orders we get from our clients.” Apply here.
Pure Content – Though they give preference to those with experience it states that you can still apply if you feel you can produce high quality content. (You can do it! I believe in you! 🙂 ) Send your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with a sample of your writing. “If you would like to become an editor, we will send you a test piece to complete.”
Crowd Content – According to their site they are offering these work from home opportunities (as of the time of this writing):
- “Writer – Enterprise Clients
- Editor – Enterprise Clients
- Writer – Bloomingdale’s Category Descriptions (Closed)
- Writer – Marketplace
- Writer – Best Buy Product Descriptions
- Editor – Best Buy Product Descriptions
- Editor – Marketplace
Note: If a Work Opportunity you are interested in is currently “Closed”, you can still create your Worker Account and apply for the opportunity later when it opens up.” Apply here.
Also, consider checking out the ProBlogger job board here. There are tons of clients just waiting to see how you can help them build their businesses and more!
Entry Level Opportunity 6: Scoring and Grading
If you’ve got a bachelor’s degree and are just starting out scoring and/or grading can be so great. Oftentimes they are flexible as far as what hours you have to work and it’s a nice way to get at least a little experience while determining what you’d like to do. Also a fantastic option for someone who perhaps due to life circumstances (such as having kids and being a stay at home parent!) you’ve been out of the workforce for a while but would like to earn some money from home.
ETS – “Constructed-response scoring professionals evaluate samples of performance such as written short answers or essays, spoken responses and portfolios. Work takes place online and at scoring sites throughout the United States.” Apply here.
Measurement, Inc – “For remote readers: Access to a home computer, secure high-speed internet, and a work area that can be secured.” A bachelor’s degree in any topic is acceptable. Training is paid! Apply here.
WriteScore – Score student’s writing prompt responses. No experience necessary. “Our scoring season will begin with the first training in early July. We are looking for conscientious people to read and score student responses. Evaluators first undergo training, pass the qualifying levels, and then score actual student responses. During training, trainees will analyze student papers to learn the scoring system, score practice papers, and discuss the results with lead trainers. Additionally, all trainees must pass a qualifying test to become a scorer. Write Score has scorer positions available throughout the school year and the position requires scorers who have 4-year college degree and pass the final qualifying test.” Pay is rumored to start at $9/hour but could be over $14. Apply here.
Pearson – “Pearson is the most comprehensive provider of educational assessment products, services and solutions. A trusted partner in district, state, and national assessments for more than 50 years, Pearson helps administrators, teachers, parents, and students use assessment and research to promote learning and academic achievement.” If you are located in the US, have a bachelor’s degree, a phone and internet, you can do this scoring job! You’ll fill out an application, a survey and then do a test to see if you are a good fit to score assessments for them. Apply here.
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