These days, more and more companies are letting you apply for jobs by passing skills tests or by showing certain personality characteristics as opposed to having a ton of experience in a field.
I'll prove it to you.
Here are 18 no-experience, work-from-home job sites to check out.
At Aira, you can help the visually impaired live a more independent lifestyle and get paid around $15 per hour as an agent.
You do not need experience or a college degree to apply.
Coalition Technologies is a web design and SEO company that actually allows you to take a skills test to apply for jobs instead of just submitting your qualifications.
This means that as long as you have the necessary skills needed to do a job, they don't really care how you got them. Most companies could learn a thing or two from them!
They also have employees all around the world working from home so people can apply from many different countries.
At Crowdsurf, you can get paid to transcribe video captions for deaf, hard of hearing and second language viewers.
Here, you can also work on your own schedule whenever you have free time.
At Cambly, you can get paid about $10.20 per hour via PayPal to teach students English online via video chat.
They usually want you to be a native English speaker from the United States, Canada, United Kingdom or Australia.
At GoTranscript, you get paid up to $0.60 per audio or video minute to transcribe audio files into text.
You can work whenever you want and get paid via PayPal every week.
If you live in the U.S., you can apply to be a Liveops Agent that does mostly work-from-home call center-style customer support and sales.
You will need to pass a credit and background check to apply.
Your pay can vary and depends on the client. You might make $0.25 per minute of talk time, a base rate plus commissions, or commission-only.
This is another U.S.-based site where you can make money online by doing customer service, inbound sales, or outbound sales.
The industry you work in can vary and you may need to do phone, email, chat or even social sales/support.
You might make anywhere between $10 and $20 per hour.
Another place you can get paid to do home-based customer support and sales work is Working Solutions.
Much like other work-from-home call center-style websites, the pay can vary quite a bit with agents making anywhere between $9 and $30 per hour.
If you want to get paid some extra money to make calls as a mystery shopper, you might check out Intelichek.
The beginner rate is around $0.90 per call and each call can last around 5 minutes. You get paid bi-weekly via check.
At Appen, there are a ton of jobs you can do online without past experience.
Here are a few of the jobs you can do:
- Search Media Evaluation
- Social Media Evaluation
- Survey and Data Collection
You can also work from many different countries around the world.
At Rev, you can work from home as a Transcriptionist ($0.24-$0.90 per audio/video minute), Captioner ($0.45-$0.75 per audio/video minute) , or Subtitler ($1.50-$3.00 per audio/video minute).
You get paid weekly via PayPal.
At LanguageLine Solutions, you can work from the Americas or U.K. as an Interpreter for just about any language you can think of.
You'll usually need to be bilingual in English and whatever the other language is you're applying to interpret.
Also, you will probably have to do the interpreting over the phone.
Pay for Interpreters can range between $12.33 and $20.49 per hour.
Another site where you can get paid to transcribe audio into text is Scribie.
At Scribie, you can get paid between $5 and $25 per audio hour via PayPal.
With Scribie and many other sites like it, you don't need experience, but you will need to pass a skills test and possibly have a required WPM (word per minute) typing speed.
If you want to do data entry-related work from home, you can check for occasional openings at a fundraising site called Great American Opportunities.
Most workers make around $9 per hour doing this and pay is weekly via direct deposit.
They don't list these jobs on there website for some reason, but you can inquire about it by emailing them on their contact page.
Lionbridge is a company that is known for its localization and translation services.
Here, you can find jobs that relate to evaluating search engines, ads, and social media to make sure they work properly.
A few examples of jobs might be the Online Maps Quality Analyst, Ads Assessor, and Web Content Assessor positions.
Most of these don't require a degree or experience. Also, keep in mind that most of their work-from-home jobs are part-time and pay around $10 per hour.
Toggl is a fully-remote company that specializes in things like time tracking.
They have a different way of hiring than most companies.
Here, you can take a skills test and if you do well, you will be considered for the job.
This way, you wouldn't need previous experience at the position if you do well on the test.
It's similar to what Coalition Technologies does.
If you're looking more for Medical Scribe-related jobs, you can check out ScribeAmerica.
Usually Medical Scribe jobs are known for having someone document physician visits in person, but now you can get online versions of these, which are called “TeleScribes.”
It's almost like a data entry type of position.
You can get these without experience at ScribeAmerica.
If you were kind of interested in the jobs offered by Lionbridge, you will also like Teemwork.
They also have web evaluation jobs, as well as research, transcription, and other positions.
Just like Lionbridge, these jobs can be all over the world in different languages.
They will also be mostly part-time.
Note: NextWave At Home is mentioned in the video below as another option, but they don't seem to be accepting workers anymore.
Note: This post was originally published on 4/23/2019. It was most recently updated 1/28/2020.