We have had several requests recently for non-phone work at home jobs. While phone-based customer service is one of the more available and easy to attain work from home opportunities, it isn’t for everyone. Perhaps you don’t have a quiet work environment due to kids. Maybe you are hearing-impaired. Maybe you just don’t like it. Regardless, here are several popular gigs to consider.
If you have a background in teaching or even simply a college degree in some cases, you may find scoring at home a great fit for your non-phone needs and schedule. Depending on the company you may be scoring student tests or essays. The pay can range from $8 to $20 per hour. There is usually some type of work schedule or weekly hour commitment in place but it is often somewhat flexible.
This is fan favorite gig among my community. These jobs are often seasonal, but many people report being asked back year after year.
While many customer service positions require communicating by phone, people are also needed to answer emails and those little chat boxes most online merchants now have. You still need to have stellar customer service skills you will just be relaying them through a different platform. These positions are not always available. Please check the company websites frequently or subscribe to our newsletter for new leads by email each week.
There is a growing demand for online moderators. These positions range from monitoring a forum for inappropriate posts to manning a business’ Facebook Page for proper conduct and to respond to customer service issues. Want to start your own social media management business? Check out this post.
Freelance writers are hired to create everything from blog posts to eBooks to Facebook ads. The possibilities are endless as are the jobs for those possessing strong grammar and research skills. Entry level positions may not pay the best but you can quickly move up in pay as you build an online portfolio.
Sites for finding writing gigs:
- All Indie Writers
- Beyond Your Blog (an email llist and directory of websites that pay)
- Freelance Writer's Den
- Craigslist (Manhattan, San Francisco, and Chicago are good places to start)
- Freedom With Writing
- Freelance Writing Gigs
- Funds for Writers
- Journalism Jobs
- Online Writing Jobs
- ProBlogger Job Board
- The Writer’s Job Board
More resources on writing for cash online:
Though this will not be an option for those hearing-impaired, transcribing audio files into text documents is a popular work from home option that doesn’t require being on the phone.
- 3 Play Media
- AccuTran Global
- GMR Transcription
- Go Transcript
- Hollywood Transcribers
- Transcript Divas
Search evaluation is one of the more unique work at home jobs. In this position, you will be looking at search results and judging them for quality and relevancy. Most companies offer a flexible schedule but there is usually a minimum weekly or monthly commitment.
With this gig you will be visiting websites and relaying by audio recording your thoughts and experience to the site owner. You will be letting them know things like ease of navigation, color scheme and font appeal, clarity of message. This isn’t steady work but most website testers earn $8 to $20 per test.
- Testing Time
There is a high demand for freelance service providers. While there are companies like Fancy Hands that hire virtual assistants, you will likely find going out on your own to find clients will likely get you a higher wage – like twice as much as you can get working for someone else. Everyone from bloggers to Fortune 500 companies to individuals may be in need of the above services and more that you can provide.
- 24/7 Virtual Assistant
- 99 Social
- Clara Labs
- Fancy Hands
- Time Etc.
- Virtual Assistant USA
- Virtual Office VA
- Worldwide 101
Find more job openings for the above positions and more in our list of 101 companies that hire for work from home.
Published January 2015. Updated June 2019.