We’re currently halfway through 2020 and it doesn’t look like the Coronavirus is going away in America any time soon. As the class of 2020 starts feeling the burden of a tight economy, finding a full-time job may prove to be more difficult. You may also find yourself in a situation where you feel more comfortable working remotely rather than in an office setting. Many employers are going above and beyond to create a safe work environment, but nothing can replicate being at home with no human contact. If you find yourself struggling to find a remote full-time job, consider these options or a combination of them.
Entry-Level Remote Job Ideas
1. Use Your Skills and Knowledge
You’ve spent (on average) the last four years working on mastering a certain skill or acquiring specific knowledge – use that to your advantage! Do you have a degree in Design or Communications? Use those skills to market yourself for freelance work! These are just two quick examples, but this concept can be applied to so many others. Upwork and Fivver are two great places to find work and list your services.
2. Private Tutoring
That college degree isn’t just a piece of paper. You’ve successfully certified yourself as knowledgable on a specific topic. You can use these skills to teach others all over the world. There are a variety of ways that you can offer tutoring services. List yourself as a Tutor on Care.com or join Chegg as Tutor.
3. Teach English
Stemming off the idea of teaching others all over the world, you can also teach students English online! Having a college degree is a typical requirement, so you already have that checked off the list. VIPKid is a popular option along with Qkids and SayABC. Along with your degree, you may also need to earn a TESOL/TEFL certificate before teaching online.
4. Explore Your Passions
Do you have a knack for painting or photography? Maybe you’ve always loved landscaping or renovating. Start your own small-business and sell your own products or services! If you can only offer services in-person, consider how you could easily maintain a social distance but still provide a high-quality end result.
5. Start a Blog or YouTube Channel
I may be biased toward this option but starting my blog has been one of the most rewarding things I’ve ever done. If you have something to share with the world and feel that others could benefit from it as well, then go for it! Hop over to Jolt Influence to learn more about blogging and how you can get started too.
6. Flip Furniture
If you’re one that loves a good DIY project, consider flipping pieces of furniture. You can often find steals on Facebook Marketplace and Craigslist. Repurpose, refinish, and/or reupholster then resell to make a profit!
7. Test Website and Apps
Take a few minutes out of each day and perform some user and beta tests for companies trying to improve their current products or launch new products. UserTesting and BetaTesting are two great options. Tests can take as little as 10 minutes and typically pay $10-$20 per test.
8. Virtual Assistant
If you’re one that enjoys keeping things organized and/or is keen to help others with their social media presence, consider becoming a Virtual Assistant. These positions include tasks like replying to emails, organizing travel arrangements, managing social media/blog content, and other typical office duties. Again, Upwork and Fivver are two great places to find work and list your services.
Work From Home Essentials
As I mentioned previously, consider combining two or three of these jobs to formulate your perfect scenario. You can easily make the most of the situation by working for yourself and/or doing something you love!