If you’re way too excited to start your new life of digital nomad to wait until you have the skills necessary to work in your industry of choice, don’t worry – there are many remote jobs that require next to no experience, meaning that you can book your first ticket sooner than you’d expect. Pretty great, huh?
For these jobs, all you need is a laptop, decent WiFi and perhaps some software – then you’re good to go! You might not strike gold straight away, but with a little persistence and a positive attitude, you’ll be on the road in no time. So, ready to have a look? Great, so are we, and make sure to check out the last one!
Pro Tip: Try to get an entry-level job in the field you want to work in or learn the required skills in your spare time and you’ll be able to choose between more jobs in a jiffy!
Data entry is basically taking some kind of communication – handwritten texts, photos of text or audio – and turning it into digital writing. Since pretty much everything is on our phones and computers now, there’s an incredibly large amount of data that needs to be typed into documents or spreadsheets, and that is exactly what this profession is all about. This also means that you can work in many different industries, yay!
Transcription is a subcategory of data entry and focuses on turning spoken words into written ones. You listen to an audio file and write down what is being said. Many industries use this as well, so if you’re lucky you might get to listen to really interesting stuff!
Ah, a really fun one! You know those websites where you can ask any question and magically get the answer really quickly? You can be part of the team that finds those answers! It can be anything from how many burgers were sold in NYC in 2002 to which British garden has the largest variety of roses – you’ll spend all day looking things up, which is perfect for anyone wanting to quench their thirst for knowledge!
This is another one that’s great if you like finding information on the wild web! While the robots and algorithms made for search engines are pretty damn good, what they really lack is a human aspect, and that’s your cue! A search engine evaluator’s job is to search for various words and phrases and then evaluating the results. Did Google understand what you were looking for when typing in a certain string of unrelated words? No? Well, since you’ve spotted the problem, it might next time!
Here’s a job that comes in many different shapes and forms, but what they all have in common is that your task is to call people up and interview them over the phone (or via video). It can be recruiting staff to the company you’re working for, or it might be surveys or other marketing related interviews. There’s also a whole bunch of people writing autobiographies that need some assistance – if you’re a people person and have a good telephone voice, this could be a lot of fun!
This is kind of an umbrella term for lots of different types of work, all of them being small tasks that take from a couple of seconds to several hours to complete. You can do things that computers aren’t very good at, like writing a blog comment or a social media post, or even transcription. Other jobs include taking surveys and testing website to see how user-friendly they are. You might not make enough to live on these gigs, but it’s a good way to earn some extra money!
Pretty self-explanatory, this one: you get a document, and you make sure that it doesn’t have any errors, which might include just spelling, grammar
This might not be the first remote job to try, but it’s a good one that can take you places! In a nutshell, a dropshipper is someone that works as a middleman between customer and supplier, and also runs the actual online shop. So what you do is, you find something that you’d want to sell, get in contact with a supplier, set up a webshop, and voila – you’re dropshipping! There’s a little more to it, of course, but once you’re set up the orders are sent to the supplier automatically. Told you this was a good one!
We really hope that you’ve got some ideas and inspiration to start looking and applying for remote jobs – some are really fun, others a bit more repetitive (which can be nice too!), but they’re all a great stepping stone for whatever other jobs you might want to try. And who knows, maybe you’re so pleased with these jobs that you’ll be in no rush to find another one!