It can be difficult to find your dream work from home job if you have little or no experience. Well we’ve done all the hard work for you and found 10 companies that you can apply to even if you have no experience.
With today’s technology and cloud services, it’s becoming increasingly easy to work from home and build your own business.
Whether you just want to earn little extra cash or you’re looking to work full-time, there are plenty of options to choose from, even if you are a beginner.
Here’s our list of some of the companies to check out if you want to hire out your services.
Most of them require little or no experience to get started – all you need is plenty of enthusiasm and a decent computer and connection.
Specialist Transcription Sites for Beginners with No Experience
These sites offer the chance to earn extra money by transcribing items like audio files for a range of different customers.
As long as you have good English skills and can type accurately, you are pretty much good to go.
Scribie is based in the United States and offers regular work for transcribing or dictating audio files.
You can earn rates of pay between $5 and $20 depending on the type of task undertaken.
As with most companies in this sector, you need to take a test beforehand to see if you are suitable but once you’ve passed you can start accepting work almost straight away.
They pay based on the length of the audio file and not the time taken to complete – so the faster you can type the better.
The company accepts transcribers from around the world but you do need to have a PayPal account and a good command of the English language.
Find out more about Scribie.
While you don’t need any specialist skills for TranscribeMe, you must again have a strong level of English/Spanish (the two main languages they deal with) and be able to type reasonably accurately.
Once you have taken the test, you can start to receive audio via the company’s work hub.
Payment is made per audio hour and not the length of time it takes to complete a certain job.
If you become very good at transcribing, you can earn as much as $20 an hour with bonuses for accurate completion.
Find out more about Transcribeme.
This is another American company that accepts any transcribers with a decent level of English and good typing skills.
Earnings can vary from a couple of hundred dollars a month to over $1,500 and it’s a great way to supplement your income if you get accepted.
You don’t need to have previous experience but you must show that you’re willing to learn and develop. In other words, your potential is just as important as ability.
Find out more about Rev.
4. Daily Transcription
This company provides transcription services to a range of industry sectors including clients in entertainment.
The only trouble is that they don’t look to source their transcribers outside the US and the work can be fairly pressurized with tight deadlines at certain times.
While transcribers with no experience can certainly apply, you are not guaranteed work each week.
Find out more about Daily Transcription.
5. Go Transcript
This transcription company based in Scotland boasts thousands of clients and over 20,000 transcribers and you can earn between $150 and $1,215 per month depending on how much you work for them.
You don’t need experience but you must have a good level of English and be able to type accurately.
The company hires anyone from around the world and you can start working immediately once you pass their initial test.
Find out more about Go Transcript.
Virtual Assistant Sites for Beginners with no Experience
If you want more variety in your work, then becoming a virtual assistant or VA might be worth exploring. These sites offer customers everything from transcription and typing to admin and telephone answering/secretarial services.
6. Time Etc
This long-running VA service started in the UK but is now based in the US and recruits from all over the world. They boast some 20,000 jobs each month and offer a starting rate of $12 an hour. They cover everything from ordinary admin through to schedule management and even content writing for businesses. You’ll need good organizational skills, of course, as well as experience of working from home.
Find out more about Timeetc.
7. Fancy Hands
Fancy Hands is an America-based company that pays per task completed. These can range from scheduling appointments for professionals such as doctors, doing research like checking product prices online, data entry and finding hotels for clients.
You require good communication skills and the ability to work on your own but, if you’re focused, you should be able to cope with the various types of work.
Find out more about Fancy Hands.
Based in the heart of Birmingham in the UK, Virtalent is geared to providing new entrepreneurs with the admin support they need.
All the VAs are from the UK and they don’t consider anyone outside the country.
You need to be capable and the selection process for VAs is pretty strict compared to some other companies. This is intended to maintain standards and boost the company’s brand.
Rates start at £12 an hour and there is regular work available. It’s a good choice if you can get your foot in the front door.
Find out more about Virtalent.
9. Assistant Match
Another US-based VA service, this one has been around for over ten years and only uses assistants based in America.
The company is looking at potential rather than strict qualifications and, if you fit the bill and pass the selection test, you can expect to receive regular work.
They do prefer those who have a proven track record of working from home, however, and you will need to be available during regular business hours.
Find out more about Assistant Match.
10. People Per Hour
There are a lot of chances to set yourself up as a virtual assistant or transcriber with freelancing sites such as People Per Hour. If you gain a good reputation for delivering good services, you can expect more jobs to come in over time.
It’s all about building your profile on the site and is a good choice if you want the freedom to accept or refuse the jobs you want to do and don’t want to be tied to a transcribing or VA company.
Other sites where you can sign up to offer your VA services are Elance, Uploader and O Desk.
Find out more about People Per Hour.
If you do have experience then here are some companies you can apply to.