When the phrase, “NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!” appears in an advertisement for online employment you can be fairly certain the job posting is a scam aiming to swindle you out of your money, identity, or dignity. Nevertheless, this doesn’t mean you have to possess oodles of experience to telecommute.
Job seekers with a less-than-extensive résumé can find remote work without sacrificing a solid salary. If you have minimal professional work experience, specialized training, or education, consider applying to one of these best paying entry level telecommuting jobs.
Job Title: Customer Service Representative
Description: Customer service representatives are often the first impression a consumer makes about a business. These representatives interact with customers via phone and email as they provide guidance, product and company information, and complaint resolution.
Educational Requirement: High school diploma/GED
Salary: As of May 2010, customer service representatives can expect to earn a median annual salary of $30,460 or earn $14.64 per hour, according to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Job Title: Writer/Blogger
Description: While enjoying flexible hours and a variable work schedule, telecommute writers and bloggers generate content for websites, online publishers, news outlets, media companies, businesses, and other entities that require creative or technical writing services.
Educational Requirement: Bachelor’s degree; however, demonstrated subject matter expertise is most important
Salary: According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, writers earn an average salary of $55,420 per year or $26.64 per hour, as of May 2010.
Job Title: Technical Support Agent
Description: Wherever technical, computer, and other IT systems are in use, support agents are needed to maintain and repair them. Telecommute technical specialists typically complete investigations, troubleshooting, and repairs via phone, email, or remote access via a cloud network.
Educational Requirement: High school diploma/GED; some college credits
Salary: The median annual salary a technical support agent can expect to earn is $46,260, as of May 2010. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, a technical support professional hired at an hourly wage can expect to earn an average of $22.24 per hour.
Job Title: Graphic Designer
Description: Whether using hand mediums or computer software, graphic designers are skilled in orchestrating visual concepts for digital and print media. They are the design architects for websites, news organizations, advertising campaigns, and any other sector that requires branding.
Educational Requirement: Bachelor’s degree is often preferred
Salary: A graphic designer can earn an average of $20.92 per hour or $43,500 in annual salary according to Bureau of Labor Statistics data from May 2010.
Job Title: Executive Assistant
Description: Virtual assisting is one of the most popular genres of telecommuting. Executive assistants perform the same clerical, administrative, and organizational duties of traditional office secretaries while working from the privacy of their own homes. From file management to document drafting and appointment setting, executive assistants can transfer their skills to provide support services in nearly any industry.
Educational Requirement: High school diploma/GED
Salary: According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, public relations specialists earn an average salary of $34,660 per year or $16.66 per hour, as of May 2010.
We understand the need for a basic, good paying job. Whether you want to work from home full-time or part-time, search for entry level employment opportunities in these and other categories via our Telecommute Jobs Database.
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Kimberly Back is the Social Media Manager and a Senior Writer at Virtual Vocations. Prior to working with Virtual Vocations, Kimberly was a long-time subscriber and advocate of our services. Her role in social media and as a writer provides the perfect platform for keeping a finger on the pulse of the latest telecommuting trends. Whether you’re starting your virtual career or embarking on a new professional adventure, Kimberly provides practical insight into the virtual work world.
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