9 Jobs That Need No Experience (2019)

Are you unemployed and looking for jobs that need no experience? Here we will list some jobs that you can get in to right away. In South Africa we have a high unemployment rate of more than 25%. One of the most challenging things is getting experience and in order to get a job, you often need experience. This leaves job seekers in an impossible situation but there is hope.

We have listed a number of jobs that you can get into with no experience. These jobs will help by giving you an income to start with and also having something that you can put on your CV. There are jobs that need a CV and also jobs that require tertiary qualifications but you will find something no matter what your qualification.

Getting Into Jobs That Need No Experience

The first few jobs in the list are options that you can get into immediately. You don’t have to go through a waiting period of interviews. Simply sign up, get approval to join the platform, and you can even start earning from Day 1.

Completing Online Surveys

You can do online surveys on Get-Paid-To websites and get paid for it. You can earn around R20 an hour and if you do this daily you can easily earn between R1500 and R4000 a month depending on how many hours you choose to work in a day. The best GPT website to do work for is ClixSense. In order to get paid through Clixsense, you will need to create a Payoneer account. It is completely free to sign up to both Clixsense and Payoneer.

You can sign up for ClixSense here.

Online Transcription

Transcription is the task of typing out audio or video content into text format. It is a very straightforward job and one of the easiest to get into if you have the minimum skill required for the job. To work as a transcriptionist you only need to have good hearing, a good typing speed, and a fluent understanding of the English language. There are various ways to get transcription jobs.

The easiest way to get exposure is through online transcription platforms. The one that you can test with is Scribie because they have the most lenient requirements. If you can get into Scribie, you can do the work to test your skills and then apply to platforms that pay higher rates like Rev.com. Depending on how fast you can type and what your rate is, you can earn between R5,000 and R12,000 a month if you are doing transcription full-time. The good thing about transcription is that there is always work available on the online platforms.

Completing Microtasks

Microtasks are small tasks that you can do on the internet. It involves following simple instructions like googling something and transferring information, or cutting and pasting. You can sign up for microtasks under the GPT site, ClixSense as well. When you sign up on the platform, you will start at level 1. At this level, the pay rates are very low because they need to ensure that you are doing the tasks accurately. After proving yourself, you will be promoted to the higher levels and you can get around R20 an hour for the tasks that you complete.


Freelancing is basically self-employment. Thanks to the internet, it has become a lot easier to get freelance jobs if you have a qualification or a skill that potential clients are looking for. If you are a qualified professional and are still looking to get employment and experience, I strongly recommend that you look into freelancing. You can get freelancing work through networking and through personal branding.

For personal branding, my recommendation is that you create a website that your potential clients can use when they are researching you. It will make you look more professional and increase the number of jobs that you can get. You can create a free website here.

Another way that you can gain access to more freelancing jobs is through freelance market platforms like upwork. They make it a lot easier for you to find work that it used to be as a freelancer. You can read our full review of UpWork to understand how Freelancer marketplaces work.


In proofreading, you have to read through articles that are written for professional purposes to make sure that they do not have mistakes. To do this you need to be very good with English grammar and spelling. Experience does help in this kind of work but the skill is the most important aspect when you are considered for the job. You can look for proofreading jobs in online advertisements or market your services on freelancing platforms. There are also websites like proofreadingservices.com that hire proofreaders for both part-time and full-time opportunities.

Retail Store

Retail store jobs are one of the easier jobs to get into and can pay a decent amount. Most retail jobs require no tertiary qualification and might need you to have maybe Grade 10 or Grade 12. At the entry level is retail assistants and cashier jobs which only need high school qualifications and usually pay around R3500. Shoprite is one of the major recruiters in this field and you can apply to them directly on their website.

Clothing retail stores also provide good opportunities for store front consultants and these jobs can pay you around R7000 if you are working full time. The also have good promotion opportunities if you excel in the environment. You can apply for storefront jobs through recruitment websites or directly on the websites of companies like CottonON and The Foschini Group .

Being A Water/Waitress

Waiting tables is one of the more well-known ways of making money when you have no experience or qualifications. This is particularly suitable for students and people who don’t have formal qualifications. You need to be a handy person and have patience with clients to work well in a waiting  position. To get a waitress position, you can look for ads in job websites or you can approach the different restaurants directly to submit your CV.

Uber Driver

Driving an uber is another job that does not require experience. All you have to do is be at least 21 years old and have a driver’s license. You can apply to be an Uber driver with your own car. It will have to be a 4-door sedan that is not older than 10 years. If you meet the requirements, you will be given an Uber slot. Renting out an Uber profile is against Ubers’ Partner Terms and Conditions but it does not seem to be enforced in South Africa and is quite prevalent. So if you don’t have a car, you can look into that option. To apply to be an Uber Partner (Driver) you can do so on the Uber Website.


Blogging or content-writing is done more of a self-employment affair but is definitely worth mentioning because it is growing very fast and there is a lot of opportunity in it. To blog, you must be able to write articles well and create content frequently. There are marketing companies that hire bloggers and if you content is good they can assess you based on sample writing.

You can also do blogging as your own venture and start your own website that you produce regular content for. You can use a website platform that is free to join like to help you lean more about blogging.

If you are blogging for a company, they pay you a salary or as a freelancer, per job. If you blog for yourself, there are different ways to make money such as through online advertising, or through popular monetization methods like affiliate marketing.

Do you know of any other jobs that don’t need experience? Let us know your suggestions in the comments below.

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