A reader recently wrote in asking about part-time, work-from-home jobs. The good news is that these jobs are easier than ever to find. The bad news is that they may also be more competitive than ever!
Telecommuting is becoming easier, as technology advances and businesses see the advantages of hiring a remote workforce. In fact, a Gallup poll from last year showed that telecommuting is up 37%. While many workers telecommute only some of their full-time work days, plenty of companies are also offering part-time jobs that are exclusively telecommute.
Whether you’re looking for a side gig to fill out your income or a job you can do while staying home with the kids, here are some part-time, work-from-home jobs and where to find them.
General Work-From-Home Jobs
First, let’s talk about general work-from-home jobs. Many of these can be turned into part-time jobs, if needed, or ramped up to full-time. You typically have some flexibility. These include positions like writer, editor, translator, web designer or developer, software developer, marketing or PR professional, virtual assistant, social media consultant, and more.
The pay for these jobs varies greatly, as do the requirements. However, since most can be worked on a contract basis, they can also be turned into part-time jobs. Plus, many companies looking to hire employees in these areas will offer part-time employment options.
If you’re interested in building skills to create a career working from home, check out jobs like these to begin developing your skillset.
Companies Often Hiring Part-Time Telecommuters
Specific job listings will, of course, vary from day to day. However, many companies today work exclusively with work-from-home employees, often part-time or with flexible hours. These companies may be looking for specific expertise, but many will hire you without much experience. Here are several worth checking out:
1. Sykes Home
As with many of the companies on this list, Sykes Home hires individuals to work in customer care jobs at home. Most of their positions are full-time, but they do offer part-time options, as well. Even the full-time options often come with flexible hours that allow you to set your own schedule.
This communications company offers call center-type jobs that you can work at home. Jobs are both full-time and part-time, but agents are able to set their own hours.
This employer offers jobs in a variety of areas, including technology, customer care, technical support, and sales & marketing. Many of the jobs are full-time, but some are part-time.
This company specializes in providing customer support for other larger companies, and it offers many at-home jobs for at-home customer service representatives. Again, some of the jobs are full-time, and others are part-time.
Yet another company the manages customer service for other enterprise-level companies, iQor is known for promoting from within. Some positions are part-time, and many are work-from-home.
This company offers educational software and solutions to school districts around the country. It hires many flex professionals, including part-time telecommute teachers for those with credentials.
This language and technology company hires part-time telecommuters from all over the world. Many of its current listings are for web search and social media evaluators, though many of these positions are freelance rather than employment.
A K-12 education company, Connections Education provides online schooling in a variety of areas. It hires full-time and part-time licensed teachers who telecommute and teach exclusively online.
Have nursing credentials, but don’t want to work a 12-hour shift away from home? Chamberlain College of Nursing hires many full-time and part-time online nursing instructors, as well as instructors in other areas.
This customer service and financial care company provides finance services, healthcare reviews, logistics services, and more for enterprise-level companies. They hire full-time and part-time telecommute jobs for a huge variety of skillsets.
BYU offers a variety of online courses, and hires telecommute adjunct faculty to teach these courses. Many of these jobs are part-time, and BYU hires in certain states. The University does give hiring preference to those who align with its statement of faith.
This regionally-accredited private university offers mainly online degree programs. They hire professors and adjuncts in a variety of areas for part-time, work-from-home positions.
This company provides web design and marketing consultations to veterinary clinics around the world. It offers a variety of development, marketing, and customer service positions on a part-time, work-from-home basis.
A behavioral health company, AbilTo offers patients telephone or video conferencing therapy sessions. This is a great company for licensed therapists and social workers looking to work part-time from home.
This outsourcing company offers a variety of work-from-home positions in collections, customer care, and technical support. Many of their offerings are part-time, though some are full-time.
Got a Ph.D. but want to stay home with the kids? Consider working for Walden University, another online university hiring part-time, telecommuting faculty in a variety of subject areas.
17. Rosetta Stone
You probably know Rosetta Stone for its language-learning software. However, it also offers personalized services, including video conferencing lessons for language learners. Many of its jobs for fluent bilingual speakers are part-time and work-from-home.
18. Worldwide 101
This company provides services in transcription, web development, project management, marketing, and more. With such broad offerings, it also hires individuals from a variety of backgrounds for telecommute positions.
19. Maritz CX
This company focuses in market research, and hires individuals to conduct phone research, as well as higher-level marketing directors for telecommute jobs.
Offering phone and face-to-face interpretation services, this company hires mainly bilingual interpreters. It offers positions in many different language areas with part-time and full-time offerings.
LiveOps hires customer service representatives in a variety of areas, including technical support, sales, and roadside service scheduling. Many of these jobs are work-from-home and involve flexible hours with full- and part-time options.
Want to help students, but don’t want to teach full-time? Study.com offers telecommute positions for lesson writers, as well as instructors.
23. Hilton Worldwide
The famous hotel management company offers a variety of telecommute positions for booking and reservations.
Not just for copy machines anymore, Xerox offers a number of part-time telecommute positions, including customer service specialist options.
25. Elevate K-12
This tutoring company allows you to tutor students online in a variety of areas, including math and English. Most of its positions are work-from-home and allow you to set your own schedule.
This social media company hires industry professionals to run social media channels for large companies. If you have experience in content marketing and social media, consider a part-time telecommute position with this company.
This company hires work-from-home individuals to verify calls for telephone companies and service industries. It offers flexible shift options and a minimum hourly rate.
28. Reasoning Mind
If numbers are your passion, consider a work-from-home position with Reasoning Mind, an online tutoring company that specializes in math.
Have mad typing skills? VirtualBee specializes in data entry jobs, which are work-from-home and can be part-time.
This company hires people on a contract basis for translation, data tagging and categorization, editing, and web research positions.You can decide when you want to work and which tasks you want to complete.
Rev hires transcriptionists, captioners, and translators with some experience. You can choose your own projects and schedule, so this can be a part-time position.
This online learning company offers positions for trainers in a variety of areas, including language learning. If you’re bilingual but don’t have teaching experience, they also offer conversational positions.
This moving company hires many sales and customer service positions on a work-from-home basis. These jobs pay minimum wage, but can include bonuses, and are highly competitive.
Where to Find the Best Work-From-Home Gigs
While the above companies are known for hiring part-time work-from-home employees, they’re certainly not the only ones. So where can you find a part-time work-from-home job, whether a contract-based freelance gig or actual hourly employment? Try these places:
This website is known for providing leads for all sorts of flexible jobs, from full-time telecommute positions to onsite seasonal options. It lists a variety of part-time telecommute jobs and also allows you to search by your job requirements.
You do need to pay for a subscription to FlexJobs.com, but if you find a job within two or three months of paying for the service, it’ll be worth your money. An annual membership may be worthwhile if you’re looking at shorter-term gigs or freelance jobs to fill out your schedule.
2. Other Job Search Sites
More and more traditional online job portals are allowing users to search for part-time and telecommute job offerings. Companies such as Monster, CareerBuilder, and other popular online job sites may offer listings for part-time, work-from-home jobs, as well.
3. Company Websites
And, of course, you can go straight to the source by keeping an eye on the job listings at the companies listed above. Or compile your own list of potential work-from-home employers, especially companies that specialize in outsourcing jobs that are within your skillset.
When shopping around for work-from-home jobs, be sure to check company reviews online to ensure that the company is legitimate. You also want to be sure that it pays its employees and contractors well, and on time. Avoid jobs that require hefty fees and setup before you actually start working, as well.
Have you worked from home on a part-time basis? What was your job?
Updated November 1, 2016 and originally published October 24, 2016.