Who doesn’t love earning some extra cash, right? Take a look at these amazing online job opportunities waiting for your attention this year. These jobs can pay up to $100 per hour or one can charge for as little as $12. So basically the rate varies depending on how experienced you are with the role–but don’t worry coz these jobs accept candidates with no experience.
1. Data-Entry Clerk
Individuals with data entry jobs are those who use computers or various sources to input information.
The function or duties of data entry workers vary but to have a clear picture of how the job looks like–just imagine a call center agent: sitting on a chair and glued onto her monitor for hours, doing things like typing information on a database with the exception of taking calls a hundred times a day. So basically it’s quite close to an email-based CSR.
Most data-entry positions are open for anyone who has good typing skills and understands English in a native-like level.
This type of work is almost always done by freelancers or independent contractors. Therefore, you might need to negotiate your rate with the hiring manager.
Be familiar with what to expect before diving into the role of a data-entry clerk.
2. Social Media Manager
This job is perfect for someone who enjoys social media or simply loves to connect with online audiences.
Having a strong following on social media would be a huge advantage when applying for this role but it isn’t always the case since there are trainings for new hires and you can take classes online to boost your skills.
As long as you’re in the right opportunity at the right time–the experience and credentials don’t really matter coz there are tons of available positions that badly need people to fill in.
A Social Media Manager oversees the overall performance of a client’s social media: develop strategies to increase followers, make online campaigns, check analytics, and create engaging content, among other things.
3. Social Media Marketing
You don’t have to be a pro before applying for this job. So if you’re a student or a professional with no background in social media marketing, don’t be discouraged. You can take up courses online that are marketing-related. This is just one of the many ways you can increase your odds of getting that role.
If you have Bachelor’s degree in marketing or a similar field–it would be an advantage. Having a talent in graphic design or some knowledge in using some editor software would help too (like Adobe Photoshop and Canva).
The demand in social media marketing isn’t slowing down, thanks to the increasing number of businesses who are growing their online presence.
In a nutshell, the responsibility of SMM is to ensure that the company’s brand (or someone’s social media) is doing great online: increasing sales or gaining more followers. Currently, the major social media platforms are Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Pinterest, Snapchat, and LinkedIn.
4. Freelance Writer
From the title itself, this is the type of writer who works as an independent contractor or self-employed. There are many kinds of writers out there but the one that’s ideal for beginners or aspiring writers are those what we called content writers or bloggers.
Though having a background in writing is an edge, you don’t need an over-the-top portfolio to be qualified. Just make sure you meet at least the minimum requirements before submitting your application: proficient in English and with reliable home work office set up.
If you’re serious of this role, then start building a credibility. Get as many insights as you can like joining groups or forums that talk about writing-related topics or perhaps writing content through your own blog. There are platforms that allow you to create your own blog for free. Another thing is to volunteer. There are many companies that need volunteer writers. This experience will not only help you develop your skills in writing and editing but even more so a fantastic addition to your portfolio.
5. Virtual Assistant
To successfully land a virtual assistant position, one must have an excellent communication skills, organized, resourceful, and hard-working.
Virtual Assistant jobs are in-demand so you’ll never run out of opportunities. There are many companies that hire freelancers, and some of them even prefer those who have no experience. As long as you meet the minimum qualifications–you’ll land a job in no time.
This job specializes in administrative tasks like managing emails, making phone calls, and scheduling appointments, among others.
6. Voice-Over Artist
Who says you need a husky voice to become a voice-over artist? All you need is to create plenty of demos of your voice-overs and upload them. You can find some inspiration and sample demos on YouTube and you can practice them. I even have some sample scripts for voice-overs so feel free to check them. When you’re ready, upload them on websites where clients can listen to your work.
There are numerous platforms for aspiring and adept voice-over talents like Voices, Fiverr, and VoiceBunny. Many beginners jumpstarted their career as free voice-over actors to gain some experience and slowly build a reputation for their portfolio. You can do just like that. You don’t need a deep, hoarse, or low-pitch voice like Thor and Liam Neeson to do this. Have the right attitude and you can be who you want to be.
Voice-over acting is exciting and can be lucrative. While it seems like an interesting career, becoming successful in this industry doesn’t happen overtime–it takes so much dedication to get to the top, but it’s going to be worth it.
If you watch movies on Netflix or go to YouTube, you’ll definitely have an idea about what captioners do. While it sounds like a no-brainer question and we think that all they do is write captions, the whole concept of this job is beyond putting captions on videos.
It takes a high-level skill to be a captioner. Though many companies accept beginner captioners, they have to undergo thorough trainings first before starting an actual task.
What’s great about captioning is that the goal is to create a full audio experience to people who are hearing-impaired and those who can’t grasp the English language. So you’ll have a feeling of fulfillment knowing that at some point you’ve made a difference.
This job is about transcribing files (audio recorded) into text formats or written documents. Transcriptionists typically work for radio talk shows, podcasts, video transcription like YouTube, and online lectures.
Imagine a person listening to a podcast, typing everything she hears on MS Word, then proofreads or double checks her work after submitting it. That’s basically the job of a transcriptionist–without mentioning the meticulousness of it though.
While you don’t need a degree and experience (at least for most companies) to be a transcriptionist, you can always go for ways that would give you an edge when applying for a job like taking online courses or obtaining certifications to supplement your CV.
9. Customer Service Representative
Job hiring for CSRs are everywhere. No matter what country or what season you’re in–there’s always a company that seeks applicants for this type of job. All industries revolve around customer service and since we now live in a modern world–the demand of remote CSRs skyrocketed, and this is just the beginning.
So if you’re looking for work-from-home setup and you meet all the qualifications, then this might be it. This job is probably one of the easiest to get among English speakers in the Philippines. The requirements are simple: fluent in English and computer literate.
The nature of work is mainly to take inbound and outbound calls. Customers or callers are usually from the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia.
There are translation opportunities for almost any languages and English is by far the most in-demand of all. But the question is, what other language are you proficient at? Example is Chinese-to-English or vice versa–these two are often on translation job sites.
So if you’re confident with the two languages you speak, then you can start looking for work right now.
Though translation may seem possible to anyone who knows at least two languages, it doesn’t necessarily mean everyone fit the bill. So one way to become a translator with no experience is by first getting certified. There are tons of online trainings and seminars where you can hone your skills before diving into the job. You can even begin by offering free translation services to build connections and boost your skills as you work your way up.
Hopefully this gave you some ideas of jobs that you can start looking into. So if you like more content like this, then follow or subscribe to my blog to get updated on my next post. 💃