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Flexible job opportunities are the way of the future, even if you’ve decided that freelance work isn’t right for you. There are plenty of in-office roles that can revolve around any schedule, but to achieve total independence, you’ll need to consider jobs you can perform from a laptop.
- 10 Entry-Level Jobs You Can Perform Out of the Office
- 1. Customer Service Representative
- 2. Freelance Blogger or Copywriter
- 3. Software Developer or Engineer
- 4. Social Media Company Recruiter
- 5. Professional Bookkeeper/Accountant
- 6. Online Graphic Artist/Designer
- 7. Executive and/or Virtual Assistant
- 8. Translator or Transcriptionist
- 9. International Online ESL Teacher
- 10. Business-Based Project Manager
10 Entry-Level Jobs You Can Perform Out of the Office
If you’re looking to switch your career or you’re looking to burst into the remote work scene, there are plenty of entry-level jobs that don’t require your physical presence in the office.
1. Customer Service Representative
Customer service representatives give product or service details to customers. They can speak to customers via live chat, on the phone, or by email. To excel in this position, you’ll need to be a resilient people person. You’ll also need a good internet connection and a decent headset.
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2. Freelance Blogger or Copywriter
If you’re having trouble finding a job best suited for you, consider becoming a blogger or copywriter. Since they don’t have staff writing positions, they aren’t required to work in an office or niche down. Some bloggers or copywriters will travel the world writing from their laptops.
3. Software Developer or Engineer
Entry-level software developers can make 6-figures without a bachelor’s degree. In fact, most employers only need proof that you can code. If you have a stable internet connection and a full-stack education, you can troubleshoot systems, write code, and test software anywhere.
A social media recruiter will search for qualified candidates to fill vacant company or client positions on social media. While some recruitment jobs require experience, some employers will hire entry-level applicants if they’re able to recruit for roles in a field they’re familiar with.
5. Professional Bookkeeper/Accountant
To become an online accountant, you’ll need a bachelor’s degree and a CPA certification. On the other hand, you only need a highschool diploma to become a bookkeeper. Some jobs may ask for experience or certification, but you can easily find positions without that requirement.
6. Online Graphic Artist/Designer
Graphic designers create visual materials for companies and therefore need a portfolio to land a position in this field. If you’re able to use one of the many graphic design programs and you’re able to think outside of the box, you can make a decent living creating web pages and logos.
7. Executive and/or Virtual Assistant
A virtual or executive assistant performs a wide variety of administrative tasks on behalf of a client or organization. Duties range from arranging meetings to coordinating schedules. If you have a unique skill (i.e., social media management), you could charge more for your services.
8. Translator or Transcriptionist
A translator interprets spoken word or written language and converts it into another language, while a transcriptionist translates spoken word into text. While both are entry-level positions, you will need to learn at least two languages (translator) and/or become a really fast typer.
9. International Online ESL Teacher
If you have a good command of the English language and can teach boring subjects in a fun, engaging way, then you have the skills to become an online ESL teacher. Websites like Cambly, Preply, and SayABC have plenty of entry-level teaching jobs that don’t require a degree.
10. Business-Based Project Manager
Although many websites claim you need a business administration degree to become a project manager, that’s far from the truth. If you know how to organize, plan, and direct elements in a project and have leadership skills, you can be a project manager and work from anywhere.
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