7 Online Jobs You Can Do at Home If You Have Little to No Experience


With the community quarantine lasting more than six months, a lot of people are surely looking for alternative ways to make an income. We know that many of them wish to find a job where they can work from home, but they are often intimidated by the requirements—including prior experience and equipment. If you want to get started on an online job based at home, here are some options that require little to no experience. (Read a guide on what you need to prepare for a work-at-home setup here.)

Data Entry Specialist

Salary: P12,500 to P15,000 monthly

Data entry is an online typing job where you are asked to input data onto a company or client’s system using a laptop or computer. The type of information can range anywhere from personal data to business or company reports. In general, data entry jobs pay the least wages, but you can earn more by accepting more projects if you’re able to do a quick turnover. (Click here to learn more about becoming a data entry specialist.)

Online Transcriptionist

Salary: Up to $20 (P1,000) to $45 (P2,300) per audio clip; P20,000 to P40,000 full-time

If you are a good listener, have a strong command of the English language, and are fast and accurate when typing, then you can be an online transcriptionist. In this job, you’ll be listening to voice recordings and converting it into written documents. It is a job that takes time, but as you get the hang of it, you can work faster and finish more recordings, earning more as you go along. (Click here to learn more about becoming an online transcriptionist.)


Homebased Customer Support

Salary: P15,000 to P37,500 per month

If you have prior experience in the BPO industry, you can take it online by being a homebased customer service representative. You can also apply even without any work experience, so long as you are confident that you have strong English communication skills and can provide solutions to customer inquiries, complaints, and concerns, following the company’s policies and processes. Voice and non-voice accounts are available for this job. (Click here to learn more about becoming a homebased customer support.)

Online English Teacher

Salary: Up to P34,000 monthly

Several people who are looking for online jobs based at home often start out as an English tutor because it is a growing industry where companies are always on the lookout for new hires. Consider this job if you have a strong command of the English language and have great communication skills. You’ll be teaching foreign students to read, write, and converse in English. You’ll also need to follow the curriculum and lesson materials provided by the company. (Click here to learn more about becoming an online English teacher.)

Virtual Assistant

Salary: P15,000 to P51,000 monthly

Another favorite homebased job is becoming a virtual assistant. It entails providing various services for clients and companies, including email management, customer service support, blog management, social media management, and other administrative tasks like managing your client’s schedule and setting appointments. Most employers won’t require a college degree, but you’ll need to have excellent written and oral communication skills, be tech savvy, and be a good researcher with attention to detail for starters. (Click here to learn more about becoming a virtual assistant.)

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Social Media Manager

Salary: P5,000 per social media account or up to P200,000 per month (full-time)

If you love going online, being on social media, and have experience using different social media platforms, you might want to look into this job. A social media manager is in charge of handling companies’ social channels like Facebook and Instagram. They are in charge of creating, curating, and managing content and engaging potential customers by responding to likes and comments. They also have to come up with a content plan and social media strategy that is in line with the marketing strategy of the company. (Click here to learn more about becoming a social media manager.)

Content Writer

Salary: P20,000 to P51,000 monthly

If you love writing and have good research skills, you can apply for this online job based at home even if you don’t have prior experience. Your main task is to produce engaging content for a business or company’s online platform. This ranges from articles, e-books, scripts, product descriptions, and social media copies. (Click here to learn more about becoming a content writer.)

This story originally appeared on Smartparenting.com.ph. Minor edits have been made by the Esquiremag.ph editors.

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