INSIDE: If you’re looking for remote jobs from home, part-time is probably what you’re after. We’ll walk you through the types of part time remote jobs being offered, how much money you can make, and how to know if it’s legit right here!
Quite a few people looking for remote jobs from home aren’t looking for full-time hours.
Perhaps you have a full-time job and you are looking for a little something to do on weekends and evenings for fun money.
Maybe you only need part-time hours to supplement your household income during the summer.
Whatever your motivation, there are plenty of great remote jobs from home part-time to consider. Some are probably hiring remote workers right now!
What kinds of remote jobs are in demand?
Many tasks and job roles have easily made the transition from cubicle to home-based office. A few we see quite frequently:
- Freelance writer
- Virtual assistant (like an administrative assistant only from home)
- Social media marketing
- Graphic designer
- Data entry jobs
- Customer service
Do remote jobs pay less?
When it comes to fair compensation, it depends on the industry and how you look at things. For example, many remote companies that contract customer service agents pay around $15 per hour. That’s what you may expect for this role in an office-based setting in many areas of the country.
However, you also have to consider that you will be paying the electric bill and internet bill, paying for office equipment and upkeep, etc.
If you are hired as an independent contractor as opposed to an employee, you will also be responsible for directly paying the state and federal income tax that would normally be taken out of your paycheck. Those expenses are definitely something you will want to consider.
Also, there are some specific industries that are known for being largely underpaid. Data entry, for example, is in such large demand by remote job seekers and requires so very little training or skill that many companies get by with paying even less than minimum wage.
(Side note: Data entry is also highly targeted by scammers for this very reason. Always perform your due diligence, especially if a gig sounds too good to be true.)
10 remote job opportunities contracting now
Even after you eliminate all of the scams, there are still a lot of legit remote jobs out there. If you are looking for a part time home job, here are a few companies contracting recently:
- Lionbridge – Offering a truly flexible remote position in many cases, Lionbridge almost always has microtask, project-based positions available. Look for remote worker roles such as Map Analyst, Ad Assessor or Rater.
- K12 – This Stride company has been a prominent member of the online learning community for a long time. They are frequently hiring part-time online K-12 instructors.
- LanguageLine Solutions – If you are bilingual, check out this company. They often have a need for interpreters.
- TTEC – Customer service agents are always in demand and this company frequently has openings for both full-time and part-time work.
- Supporting Strategies – This company offers bookkeeping and accounting services. If you are an experienced accountant, check out their current remote job listings.
- Pearson – This is another trusted company in the online learning space. They frequently have a need for remote tutors. A few times per year, they also have available jobs for seasonal test scorers.
- VIQ Solutions – If you are a fast typist with a good ear, you may enjoy transcription. VIQ Solutions is one such company in this industry.
- Boldly – Boldly hires virtual executive assistants, legal assistants and social media specialists. These are employee positions offering a flexible schedule.
- Working Solutions – This company offers customer service to a number of clients. These are independent contractor positions. Projects can range from requiring 15-20 hours per week to full-time hours.
- Sitel – Sitel has more than 90,000 people working for it around the globe. Like Working Solutions, they provide customer service for numerous clients. Full and part-time shifts are available. These positions are hired as remote employees.
Where else can you find remote part-time jobs?
There are a few great remote job board sites to keep an eye on for part-time remote jobs. FlexJobs is a remote job site that requires a paid membership but they do research all of their leads for legitimacy.
You can also watch the Indeed job board or even Craigslist — just watch out for those scams! If you have never heard of a company before, Glassdoor is a great place to read reviews from people who have actually worked for a company.
Remember, however, everyone’s experience is different. Sometimes you need to decipher what may be one person’s personal conflict versus a serious red flag like a bounced paycheck.
How do you know if a remote job is legit?
Many people looking for remote jobs from home part-time for the first time are looking for something “easy” and/or something that doesn’t require a big commitment. This can make for an easy target for scammers. It’s common on the internet to see big promises of great pay for little work. The internet has been around for quite some time. If that was possible, wouldn’t we all be doing it by now?
Obviously, one of the biggest red flags to look for is, “If it looks too good to be true, it probably is.” A few others that are common:
- Interviews via a messenger app. These impersonal interactions are often to hide the person’s identity and pressure you into giving your personal information before you have a chance to think about it.
- Check cashing schemes. These scammers often promise to pay for equipment or training. They will send you a check — or picture of a check these days. You just need to cash it, buy what you need and send them what’s leftover. The only problem? That check is going to bounce and you are going to be responsible for paying your bank back. When you try to track down the person that sent you the check they are going to be long gone.
You should also be very careful with unsolicited emails offering a remote part time job, especially a data entry online job as we mentioned earlier. There are so many people looking for remote work opportunities, there is no need for companies to cold email people. Keep track of where you are applying. If you get an email from someone not on that list, tread carefully.