12 Jobs That Pay Up To $100,000+ A Year With No College Degree

Written by: Alexis Schroeder

Publish Date: January 2, 2023

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Going the college route may be for some people, but it’s not for everyone. 

With the average student loan debt reaching $37,172, people are thinking about their options instead of heading straight to college.

Below are jobs pay up to $100,000 a year with no college degree needed.

Selling printables on Etsy

Are you looking for a stress-free and profitable side hustle that makes up to $10,000 a year?

People are making between $100-$1000+ a month selling printables online (see their success stories here). 

This is the side hustle for you if you’re looking for:

  • something stress-free
  • a job at home
  • want to earn an extra $500-$2,000/month

You don’t need any experience to do this.

Find out what kind of printables to make (so you can make the most money) in this free training.

Pinterest Virtual Assistant

A Pinterest Virtual Assistant is someone who manages a business’s Pinterest profile. This may include things like making pins, scheduling pins, and creating descriptions for pins.

Things to know about being a Pinterest VA:

  • You can live and work anywhere
  • Set your own hours
  • Work for yourself
  • Take on as many or as little clients as you want

Attend a free training here to learn more about how to become a Pinterest Virtual Assistant today.

Below is an example of a Pinterest VA earning $7,500/month.

Freelance writing

If you enjoy writing or it sounds like something you want to get into, consider freelance writing as a side gig.

This is something I’ve been doing for over 10 years now and I really like it. I get paid around $250/article and it’s relatively easy work.

Benefits of freelance writing:

  • Work from home
  • Take on as little or as many articles as you want
  • As you gain experience, you can charge more
  • Set your own hours and be your own boss

Learn how to make money from home as a freelance writer with the course Big Money Writer.

Salesforce Analyst

My friend Leila changed careers and recently got a job as a Salesforce Professional.

You can learn all about her experience here. She found her first job through a recruiter reaching out to her on LinkedIn, and now she’s earning $70,000+ at home with amazing benefits.

A Salesforce Professional is someone who is trained to improve business processes with something called Salesforce.

Fast facts about becoming a Salesforce Professional:

  • Don’t need previous experience
  • No college degree neded
  • Tech job earning $70,000 in your first year

See if a Salesforce career is right for you by taking the free 5 Day Salesforce Challenge.


Proofreaders can earn between $17-$30 per hour and offers competitive pay and flexible hours while working from home.

Here is a free training that will show you if proofreading is right for you. It’s not for everyone (I definitely wouldn’t be good at it, but you might be).

My friend is a freelance proofreader and while she said it was hard to find work at first, she now has a steady stream of clients and makes a great living working at home.

Facebook Ad Manager

Did you know you can become a Facebook Ad Manager for businesses and make an extra $1,000+ a month with just 1 client?

Facebook Ad Managers are in charge of running ads for businesses to increase their customer base and income.

If you want to go all in on this side hustle, you can take on 5 clients, which can be roughly $5,000 a month.

There’s even a free training that teaches you how to get started.


A bookkeeper’s job is to keep records of financial transactions of a business.

Bookkeepers can make between $30,000-$60,000 per year working from home.

Becoming a bookkeeper has several benefits, such as low startup costs, high profit, and ability to work remotely.

Check out this free training that will show you the quickest and easiest way to start and run a successful virtual bookkeeping business. 

Make dog treats at home

Did you know you can make $3,000+ a month making and selling dog treats?

You can get your kids involved, work from home, create your own schedule, and make treats for dogs. 

My friend Kristin runs a successful dog treat business from home and even teaches others how to replicate her success.

Get her free training here and see if this side hustle is for you.

Start a niche blog

I made $80,000 my senior year of college (that’s me in Forbes!) with my blog.

If you’re wondering how I make money on this blog, it comes from:

  • Affiliate marketing (someone clicks on my affiliate link and I get a commission)
  • Sponsored posts
  • Advertising
  • Selling my own products (like my online course)

If you want to start a website but have questions like:

  • What should my blog be about?
  • How do I know what to write about?
  • How soon can I start making money?

Take a free training on building a new PROFITABLE blog.

This free training teaches you how to create an income-producing website. You also learn the key mistakes to avoid if you’re a beginner.


Filling out surveys to make money is an easy way to make money by simply providing your opinion to questions.

I like surveys because I love sharing my opinion on things.

I’ve always been into taking quizzes and surveys, so naturally, I love this method of making some extra cash.

Here are a couple of my favorite surveys:

Become A Tax Preparer 

This in-demand remote job can be done from anywhere in the world.

A Tax Preparer prepares, files, and assists in general tax forms. 

You’re probably wondering if something like this is for you. That’s why there’s a free training to answer all of your questions.

Customer Service Associate

Amazon is currently hiring customer service associates. Customer Service Associates are in charge of helping out Amazon customers with their questions and concerns about their products.

Working for Amazon also poses many benefits, such as an employee discount, health care, time off, stock, and more.

The basic requirements for this job are:

  • Computer skills
  • Communication skills
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Customer focus
  • High school diploma
  • One year of experience in a related area

You can check out Amazon’s hiring board here.

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