I know why you’re reading this.

You’ve been hunting for a remote job, and have started to notice a pattern.

Many of the positions that are available remotely are for people with highly specialized tech skills like front end developers, UX or UI developers, Ruby On Rails, JavaScript, and various other programming capabilities.

Have you started to wonder if you’ll have to become a techie to get a decent remote job? Maybe you have, but deep down inside you know you aren’t the type to spend hours in isolation staring at lines of characters in green, blue and red against a black backdrop.

Non tech remote jobs

Nothing against tech jobs, but there has to be something out there for people like you – and me – that aren’t into computer science but want remote jobs online. When it comes to figuring out how to work remote, knowing how to search for the best remote jobs that are a fit for you is an essential part of strategically finding the employers that will want to hire you most.

Understanding your skills is the key to making coveted remote jobs easy to get.

In a previous article, we talked about 15 remote roles that would be popular during 2018. Ironically, the first section in that article is dedicated to tech. However, even within that tech section some really hot and in-demand positions that don’t require you to be a programmer are listed. So we’ll start with those, and then work our way down to the other types of remote jobs that are easy to get because there’s a need for them in today’s labor force.

We’ll also go over some of the basic things you may need to qualify and equipment you should have to land opportunities at 100% remote companies.

Remember — there are many kinds of jobs that can be done online but we’re only talking about  some of the easiest ones for you to get. Some might not be your dream job but hey – you may not have time to wait on that perfect one and you might need to get started right now.

So we’re going to keep it simple with these 9 options in non-tech remote jobs that are widely available. Hopefully, at least one will be something you’ll enjoy.

1-Marketing Jobs

If you’re analytical, creative, or both, there are many ways to branch your marketing career out into online roles. These roles may be tech-related because they can demand spending lots of time updating content on websites, reviewing visitor statistics, conversions, or other data but there should be no programming.

Where To Find Remote Marketing Jobs

Some of the best places to find remote marketing roles are startup companies. A lot of startups are non-brick and mortar due to limited budgets. Or, they have a centralized location and are willing to allow their employees to work from anywhere as a perk. This provides cost savings on facilities and in many cases, employee overhead.

Websites where I’ve seen the most remote marketing positions being advertised have been WeWorkRemotely.com, Remote.io (these two often have the same postings but occasionally will have different ones, and Upwork if you don’t mind working as a contractor.

Some of the titles sought are:

Marketing Director

Marketing Manager

Marketing Operations

Marketing Coordinator

These are pretty obvious right? Now besides the websites listed above, you can use job titles that might interest you and the keyword “remote” to perform Boolean searches on any search engine. This will allow you to find jobs postings on websites that are not listed in any ‘Best Remote Job Websites’ blog post list or job board.

Here are a few examples of Boolean search structure:

“Marketing Director” AND “remote”

“Marketing Coordinator” AND “remote”

and variations like “Strategic Marketing” AND “remote positions”

You probably get it by now and if you want to learn more about Boolean and targeting your online searches, check out this article from Lifewire.com or leave your question in the comments. This technique can be used to search for any of the of remote job opportunity types named in this post or otherwise.

Qualifications

While self-taught marketing experts are sometimes considered by employers, marketing roles usually require fundamental knowledge or ideas that are normally taught in college. They can also be highly analytical and strategic. For these reasons, they often require a 4 year college degree.

Equipment You’ll Need

To perform a marketing job at home, you’ll need an up-to-date computer with a decent processor and amount of RAM – enough to run high-powered programs like the Adobe Creative Suite, webinar apps, and VOIP services. You’ll also need moderate to high speed internet.

Social Media Jobs

Business must now maintain an active presence on various social media platforms in order to stay in front of all of their customers.

Instagram. Snapchat. LinkedIn. Facebook. Twitter. Pintrest. YouTube.

Keeping up with it all is a full time job. And social media aficionados worldwide are thrilled to be able to earn an income from what was originally seen by most as just a pastime.

You can be hired by a company of any size in virtually any industry to maintain social media pages, engage with followers, grow followings, and review analytics to understand existing customers while attracting new ones.

Where To Find Remote Social Media Jobs

Social media management opportunities can be found virtually everywhere. No pun intended.

I’ve seen many of these roles on Upwork (listed above) and Indeed. Use Boolean on Indeed and don’t forget to use Boolean directly on Google to find remote social media jobs from other sources.

Some of the titles sought are:

Community Manager

Social Media Manager

Social Media Coordinator

Qualifications

Because there are many social media experts out there that have learned by trial and error without official training, you’ll find that unlike more traditional marketing roles, companies tend to be open to hiring individuals without degrees, typically from administrative marketing or startup backgrounds.

Some roles that focus on social media analytics and paid advertising campaigns prefer candidates with four year degrees or other social media certifications.

Equipment You’ll Need

The best thing about remote social media work is that you can do it with your bare hands.

Of course, I’m kidding! You’ll need the obvious computer (although you can do much of your work from a phone or tablet) and a consistent internet connection although it may not need to be high speed.

Writing Jobs

Writers have been working remotely for literally centuries, but the need for freelance part-time remote writers has exploded in the information age due to the need for lots of different kinds of online content.

Of all the types of remote jobs listed in this article, writing positions are probably the hardest to get. You can expect it to be harder to find a full-time remote writing job, but it’s not impossible.

Where To Find Remote Writing Jobs

A few sites to check out are AllFreelanceWriting.com, BloggingPro.com, and JournalismJobs.com.

Some of the titles sought are:

Copywriter

Content Writer

Technical Writer

SEO Content Writer

Qualifications

It really depends on who’s doing the hiring, but remote writers often need two things to land them work: experience and to be good. At larger companies, you may find that hired writers tend to have degrees in Journalism or Marketing.

Equipment You’ll Need

Writing positions aren’t highly interactive, so you’ll need a computer but you might be able to get away with having a slow or spotty internet connection. Some writers are totally offline for days at a time, logging in only on days when they are picking up new assignments or turning in assignments that are due.

E-Commerce Jobs

This type of position refers to online retail sales. You can find someone that has a thriving online shop and join their team, helping to process and possibly even ship orders, answering customer questions, keeping merchandise on the site up to date, etc.

Or, you may prefer to manage your own online retail business and may use platforms such as Amazon, E-Bay, other third party or affiliate sites, or your own website. Going this route is more entrepreneurial, though, and I wouldn’t necessarily classify it as being easy.

Where To Find Remote E-Commerce Jobs

Any of the sites we’ve discussed previously are viable solutions for finding a remote position in e-commerce. Don’t forget to Boolean search to find obscure listings.

non-tech remote job tipsTIP: When you’re looking for positions on an unknown site, be cautious.

As a starter, never send a resume with your full home address to a company you’re not familiar with.

If and when you get an offer for a remote e-commerce position, or any other kind of remote position, do your best to research the company and ensure that it’s on the up and up.

 

A few titles in e-commerce are:

Customer Service

Chat Support

Online Sales Support

Qualifications

Whether you choose to support another online retail business or start your own, you won’t need any special qualifications. You should know how to use Windows or similar operating systems and be comfortable with working on the back end of a website a.k.a content management systems, and in CRMs.

Equipment You’ll Need

A computer and a consistent internet connection. You may not need high speed or a very powerful processor, but for both, the higher strength you have, the faster and better you’ll be able to do your job.

Sales Jobs

Some of the most loathed positions before and after the existence of the internet, sales jobs are also one of the very first kinds of remote work.

Good sales representatives are essential for every company – without sales, businesses can’t exist. Therefore, you’ll find lots of sales jobs available at any given time. Because much of your interaction with customers takes place over the phone, e-mail, or at the customer’s home or business, these jobs will often require traveling and tend be at least partially remote-friendly, even when they’re not advertised as such.

Where To Find Remote Sales Jobs

For sales jobs the possibilities are endless. You can find informative lists of companies that hire remote sales representatives on blog sites all over the web. An example is this one, posted on the site FlexJobs. As a disclaimer, I’ve never used the site’s job search service because you have to pay to sign up and search opportunities on the site, and I don’t think you should have to pay to work. But that’s just my opinion and their service very well be worth the cost.

Some of the titles in sales are:

Business Development Manager

Account Manager

Sales Representative

Territory Manager

Qualifications

Many companies prefer that their sales staff members hold some type of degree, but are willing to make exceptions for candidates that have related experience, a professional demeanor and communication style, strategic and organizational skills, and know to use programs like Microsoft Office Suite and CRMs.

You’ll often need a valid driver’s license and a good driving record.

Equipment You’ll Need

A laptop, a cell phone with an unlimited WiFi and calling plan, and a car. Sometimes, your employer will provide them or pay you a monthly stipend to cover the cost of purchasing them on your own.

Administrative Jobs

One of the most popular and frankly, easy to get non-tech remote jobs these days are Virtual Assistant positions.

There are an abundance of small business owners that need a helping hand with administrative tasks and are willing to let you work from home because they don’t have an office yet, or have a tighter budget, or they’re just looking for a trustworthy support person regardless of location.

These jobs are perfect for remote workers that speak and write good English and have amazing organizational skills.

Where To Find Virtual Assistant Jobs

I think the number one website for virtual assistant positions is Upwork. I’m sure you can find them other places but this just seems to be where those startup business owners that need assistants hang out most.

A few other remote administrative titles are:

VA (the abbreviation)

Personal Assistant

Real Estate VA (this is a popular one)

Virtual Support

Qualifications and Equipment

Depending on the line of business, you may or may not need a degree. Professional industry experience is desirable in most cases. You’ll need to be proficient with Microsoft Office applications, G-Suite, and CRMs. You’ll need a computer with a decent processor and internet speed, and either a reliable landline, cell phone, or VOIP service that will allow you to make unlimited calls.

Call Center Jobs

The best-paying remote call center positions are for people located in the USA. However, lots of companies like to hire remote call center agents in the Philippines and all over the world. The challenge in developing countries is that for many phone systems, you need high speed internet access. Both the upload and download speeds should beat least 10 mbps or higher (some system requirements may be more), or your audio will be choppy and at time completely indecipherable.

This type of remote position will be one of the easiest you can get. Due to high turnover, call centers are almost always hiring. Call centers also tend to be places were you will be promoted if you perform well.

To last in a call center position, you have to have a pretty high tolerance for upset or rude people, be optimistic, and sound professional over the phone.

Many call centers have adopted hiring remote agents as a standard and even provide equipment.

Where To Find Remote Call Center Jobs

Your basic job boards and running Boolean searches on Google will yield lots of results. You can also search the Career sections on websites of large organizations like banks, telecommunications companies, insurance companies, etc.

Qualifications and Equipment

You’ll usually need 6 months to one year of call center background, preferably some remote experience and you’ll need to be fluent in whatever language you’ll be speaking to customers in. You’ll also need a fast computer, high speed internet, as already mentioned, and a professional grade noise-cancelling headset.

Teaching

You can channel your passion for math into an online tutoring gig. Or, you can use your multilingual skills as your ticket into an easy-to-get virtual position in language learning or ESL . Online teaching jobs can be done from literally anywhere and often pay up to $15-20+ an hour. Depending on where you live, it could be a nice full-time income or it could supplement your day job.

Where To Find Remote Teaching Jobs

You can check out various site like Remote.co, Zip Recruiter. Also use the other freelancer websites and methods for searching for job postings online mentioned previously in this post.

Qualifications and Equipment

To teach online, you’ll need a nice webcam and high speed internet connection to conduct video chat sessions. A good set of earbuds should suffice unless your company requires you to have a professional headset. Legitimate teaching jobs usually require you to hold some type of degree, preferably in education, and require other professional certifications and licenses.

Healthcare

People in the healthcare field can typically find work with no problem due to a high level of demand, and that applies to online positions as well.

Remote healthcare titles include:

Healthcare Project Manager

Nurse Reviewer

Care Manager

Where To Find Remote Healthcare Jobs

I recommend that all healthcare professionals work with one or two headhunters that specialize in their industry and field. These types of individuals will often have opportunities for you, which is very helpful since many healthcare roles are temporary or contract. You can conduct your own searches on HealtheCareersSimply Hired or Indeed, and other specialized medical job boards along with running your own searches on Google (or whatever search engine you use).

 Qualifications and Equipment

You’ll that most remote jobs in the healthcare industry require an AA or AS degree at minimum along with other certifications or state registrations. It’s common to see remote healthcare positions posted that require Master’s or Doctorate degrees. You’ll likely need a valid driver’s license also since many of these positions require some travel.

 

So there you have it. The above listed are the easiest to get non-tech remote jobs available on today’s market. They’re “easy” to get because you’ll either 1) not need a specialized education or certifications to apply or 2) they do required specialized qualifications so your competition will be less, and 3) whichever of these two categories they fall into, they’re in high demand.

Has this article helped you? Are you going to either hone in on your skills that will fit into one of these great remote positions, or go out and get new skills?

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