In this economy, it’s a good idea to take any work that you can get.
But it is also true that in the 21st century, qualified applicants can get almost any job that they look for.
In this day and age, there is really no reason not to get remote work if you want it either. And there are many high-paying remote jobs that $20 per hour or better that don’t require advanced degrees or certifications to get.
Here are two such remote jobs.
Telemarketers are sometimes the butt of late-night comedian monologues, and people complain about the calls, but it is a thriving business. And all you need is a high school diploma or a G.E.D. and a hustler’s spirit to become a telemarketer.
Telemarketers are responsible for cold-calling potential customers, gauging their interest in buying a product or pledging a donation, and then setting an appointment between the customer and the salesperson who will call later to seal the deal.
In addition to a salary, telemarketers are paid a commission for every final sale transacted from calls they made.
Telemarketers are given a template script and pointers on how to address people on cold calls.
If you live in a small or medium-sized city, the average telemarketer’s salary ranges between $13 to $15 per hour. But if you live in a large metropolitan city you can earn $19 to $23 per hour.
The average telemarketer can earn $20,000 to $62,000 annually, depending on their drive and commission-earning abilities.
And you can earn up to an extra $10,000 annually in commissions.
Interpreters and translators
If there is any job that is going to be in high demand as the world opens up, it will be for interpreters and translators.
Businesses, corporations, and academic institutions large and small are always in need of applicants who speak multiple languages and can interpret documents, audio recordings, and educational modules into multiple other languages.
To become an interpreter and translator, it is not enough to just be able to speak another language. Interpreters and translators need to be able to translate and paraphrase other languages in the correct grammar as well.
As an interpreter, you can make about $23 per hour or $54,000 annually if working for a large company.