I love this comment from someone who purchased my Remote Ready Bundle:
I love it because she chose to step over the limiting belief, the myth, that she needed extensive experience to land a remote job.
The truth is there are ALL KINDS of remote jobs and ways to work remotely!
Easy Skill Remote Jobs
There are a number of positions where the responsibilities allow for easy on-the-job training or the use of tasks most of us already know how to do:
- Data Entry
- Customer Service
- English Teacher
One easy way to find these types of remote jobs is by going to one of the job boards mentioned in my free guide with My Favorite Places to Find Remote Work and click on the corresponding category, like you see below:
There is also an opportunity to freelance doing some of the skills most people already have:
- VIrtual Assistant
- Social Media Management
Websites like Upwork and Fiverr make it really easy to set up a freelancer profile so you can begin to get clients, but also, the job boards mentioned in the free guide often post freelance opportunities as well.
Entry-Level Remote Jobs
Don’t forget that there are companies that are looking for fresh talent to train, develop, and grow with the company. Especially for those who are fresh out of college or training programs.
Consider these points:
- Orgs have employees at multiple stages of their career matriculation including people who are at the mid-level and higher level of their current roles, who will be moving up or moving on. As an organization, it makes sense to bring in newer people for those folks to train so that when the seasoned vets move up or on, someone is there to take their place.
- Every org has a budget they can use to hire their employees and teams. The best use of those budgets is to hire some people at the higher end of their payscales who have extensive experience AND hire some people at the lower end of those payscales who happen to not have as much experience.
That said, consider looking in the field you’ve gone to school for or even a field you’ve dabbled in or been minimally exposed to but enjoyed.
You likely have marketable and/or transferrable skills that would be beneficial with getting your foot in the door.
All that said, don’t buy into the myth that you need a lot of experience to land a remote job! There are options for you to get started with remote work and start to build more and more experience.