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4 Startups Hiring People to Work From Home (No Crazy Tech Skills Required!)
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Entering the startup industry is the dream, right?
Sometimes the job listings are too good to be true — until you get to the qualifications — which might include garbled technological jargon and unfamiliar acronyms.
However, we found four work-from-home job openings at startups — and they don’t require too much technical know-how.
4 Open Work-From-Home Startup Jobs
It’s your time to get in on the hip startup world — and work from home. These four companies have open positions you might be qualified for.
1. Customer Success Specialist at ShopStorm
Heard of Shopify? It has to do with shopping — the platform helps businesses (think: the small ones) navigate the waters of marketing, payments and shipping.
Cue ShopStorm, which offers apps on the Shopify app store.
“ShopStorm is dedicated to becoming a valued partner for your eCommerce store,” its website states. “Our goal is to build apps that provide a great user experience, then support the heck out of them…”
That’s where the company’s customer success specialists come in — and it’s looking for one.
You’ll help customers solve problems and answer any questions. But that’s not all. The listing says “you’ll get your hands dirty with a little bit of everything,” including installing and modifying code, helping with feature releases on apps and monitoring social media channels.
Oh, and emojis and GIFs are encouraged forms of communication. (Startups, am I right?)
But don’t panic if you don’t feel quite qualified. ShopStorm hosts a 60-day bootcamp before you start as a full-time salaried employee.
Although a specific “competitive” salary isn’t mentioned, a representative from ShopStorm says the team is open to negotiate with applicants based on experience. Plus, the benefits are awesome.
As a member of this flexible, work-from-home team, you’ll receive 15 days of paid time off a year — plus holidays and a few special company ones. You’ll receive medical, dental and vision insurance and a company-matched retirement plan.
Because you’ll be working from home, you’ll get an allowance to trick out your home office or rent a co-working space.
Also included? A software allowance, personal development allowance and a Kindle — to help you keep learning, of course.
Apply for the job today so you can start the 60-day bootcamp ASAP.
2. Social Media and PR at SubtleTV
This site shares trending videos.
Really, that’s all I can tell you, but I wanted to include the gig because it’s a part-time, work-from-home position and pays $400 a month, according to the Indeed ad.
It looks like SubtleTV is working to expand its social media presence and launch its new app, and it needs your help. You’ll set your own hours — but note that the job listing doesn't say how many hours you'll be expected to work.
To apply, visit Indeed — be sure to send along any social media profiles you’ve managed in the past.
We’ll let you know if we find out more details.
3. Social Media Content Writer at Boutnow, Inc.
You might want to hurry up and apply for this position before the rest of the internet does.
Boutnow is a mobile app startup — launching soon — specializing in viral memes. You know, those pictures with funny captions that get shared all over Facebook.
As a content writer, your job is to write funny and compelling content for memes, which means you need some knowledge of what’s going in the pop culture world.
You should have some experience in comedy (improv is applauded) and describe yourself as creative, ambitious, organized and passionate about social media (think: Snapchat, Instagram and Facebook).
You’ll start in a part-time position on a flexible schedule and earn $10 an hour. You can work from home or college. To apply, you’ll of course need to create a meme, so familiarize yourself with memegenerator.net.
4. Web Quality Assurance at SketchDeck
Two years ago, two guys launched this company to solve what they saw as a lack of options for fast, high-quality design.
As this person, you’ll make $40,000-$60,000 a year — from your couch (or home office).
Your responsibilities? Review all project requests and design work to decide if the team can manage it. If so, great! If not, fix the problem. You’ll work with the art director and interact directly with clients.
There’s a whole list of requirements, but here are some notable ones:
- Be interested in creative design projects
- Have strong written and verbal communication skills
- Work under deadlines while multi-tasking
- Have some web development knowledge (responsive design, website testing methods and more)
However, SketchDeck is flexible with these requirements: “If you are hungry to learn, we’d be happy to hear from you,” the listing says.
So why not apply? You’ve got nothing to lose!
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Carson Kohler (@CarsonKohler) is a junior writer at The Penny Hoarder. After recently completing graduate school, she focuses on saving money — and surviving the move back in with her parents.