Legit Entry Level Remote Jobs for Beginners

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  • Posted by: Aldas

A single stream of income is not enough in this day and age. In fact, it can be quite dangerous to rely on just one income.

I understand that you may be looking for ways to build multiple streams of income. 

What if I told you that you can earn a decent income from those skills that you think are just hobbies? Well, the internet has made it so easy for anyone to get paid to give all kinds of services. If you are looking for ways to earn an extra income part-time or even full time remotely, here are a few options for you.

1. Writing

You have probably already heard of online writing. There is a range of opportunities for you if you like writing. These opportunities include but are not limited to:

  • Web and marketing content such as blogs, newsletters, press releases etc.
  • Technical write-ups in academic, research and M & E fields
  • Transcriptions of personal and business video communications

Once you become an expert in writing, you can offer editing and proofreading services as well.  You can edit for agencies, businesses, court reporters, mainstream media with online news outlets etc.

 2. Virtual Assistant

This is a PA-Admin type of opportunity where you are assigned a range of tasks by the client. Some of the tasks may include, but are not limited to:

  • Online customer service and chat support
  • Book-keeping and basic accounting
  • Personal assistant tasks such as booking appointments, travels etc.
  • Project management tasks, data entry, research

At an advanced level, you can give pricey services such as marketing strategy consultation. 

3. Digital Marketing

This entry level remote job encompasses a range of services that you can offer to help businesses market their products online. Some of the services you can offer include:

  • Social media marketing – profile creations, optimization, content creation etc.
  • Search engine optimizations for website content and for marketing campaigns
  • Email marketing – setting up profiles, managing database and automating communications
  • Paid advertising management on platforms such as Facebook, Google, etc.
  • Wed design and development for businesses looking to start marketing online
  • Graphics design for posters, banners, business cards etc.

4. Programming

While there are opportunities for those who are just starting out, it is essential to have the necessary experience if you plan on offering programming services. Some of the areas that programming skills are essential include:

  • Video game design and development
  • Software engineering – for PCs, mobile devices, business operation automations etc.
  • Mobile app development 
  • Coding – for websites, industry-specific programs, UI/UX designs

With programming, the options are endless!

5. Marketing Content Creations

This involves creating materials for marketing campaigns. The trick is to create marketing material that can be used across multiple platforms. Some of the opportunities include:

  • Photography – product photos, photo editing, photo props and shoots
  • Video production and editing for products, business processes, CSR, promotions etc.
  • Illustrations or animations for marketing campaigns

6. Consultancy

The remote job opportunities available depend on your field of expertise. Whatever your skill is, you can always find a way to monetize it. Here are some examples of consultancy services to guide your strategy.

  • Human resource services – virtual recruitment, drafting HR contracts etc.
  • Financial services – money management, legal investments options, market analysis, entrepreneurship, taxations, legal registrations and licensing needed for various businesses etc.
  • Legal advice depending on your experience – civil disputes, business contracts, paralegal tasks etc.
  • Agribusiness consultant – advice on soil and water tests and remedies, crop management, farming contracts, crop marketing etc.
  • Remote tutoring/teaching – languages, teaching kills such how to do stuff or use different software etc.
  • Health, wellness and fitness coaching, creating fitness/meal plans etc.

Here’s The Deal

The truth is that no single list will ever be exhaustive. This is because the internet has afforded everyone the opportunity to offer their skills at a fee. 

The trick to success in remote jobs is;

  • Know your experience, skills and the services you can offer
  • Know how to package and market your services well
  • Know how to pitch effectively and to the right potential clients
  • Know how to deliver excellent results

Getting the first few clients is the hardest. However, once you are confident in your pitching skills and your pricing strategy, you are good to go. When you get the first few clients, do an exemplary job. They are likely to stick with you for a while as well as refer you to others who may need your services.

Author: Aldas

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