By Wendy Betterini
I see this question asked pretty frequently, and today I'd
to offer some tips about how to get started working at home
you have no experience.
- Consider the experience you do have, whether it's work or
life related. Chances are you know how to do SOMETHING, even
you haven't done it in a job capacity. See if you can find
that would use the knowledge you have, or at least touch on
them in some way.
- Aim for "easier" jobs to begin with, like outbound
telemarketing. Most of the ads I see for those jobs don't
require experience, they will teach you everything you need to
know. Granted, these are usually commission-based jobs, but
sometimes they do offer a small salary too. If anything, you
could work this job for a few months to get experience, and
then apply for other jobs later.
- Start your own business. Some people do incredibly well by
finding a home business that matches their interests and life
experience. While you may be tempted to search for a regular
"job," know that that is not your only option! Give some
thought to your strongest interests and passions in life. Then
start looking for a home business that reflects them. There
hundreds (even thousands) of direct sales companies with great
products out there. You just have to find the one that works
- Educate yourself. Sign up for some adult education classes
expand your education. Take courses on Microsoft Word, Excel,
Access, Powerpoint. Learn about accounting software. Do a
search online for "free tutorials," and see what comes up. You
can also include the type of tutorial in your search, like
"free Paint Shop Pro tutorials," if you need to learn a
program. Whatever field you want to be in, seek out affordable
classes to learn about it. Then, even if you don't have
experience, an employer might be willing to train you because
you have the basic knowledge needed for the job.
Just don't give up, and don't let your lack of experience stop
you! Everyone has to start somewhere. :-)
About The Author: Wendy Betterini is a freelance writer, web
designer and owner of www.CreativeWorkAtHome.com, a
resource center for home business owners and telecommuters.
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