If you are hoping to make money online this summer, now is a great time to start looking into remote at-home part-time jobs. You have a lot to consider, and many of these temporary jobs fill quickly — and months in advance.
In today’s post, we will help you get a jump start on your job search. We’ll discuss some of the scheduling options available, along with some companies known to offer great remote jobs that will keep you busy, bring in good money, and still allow you to have a part-time work schedule. (That’s the dream, right?)
What Types of Part-Time Work Schedules Are Available?
When it comes to part-time remote work, you’re likely to see a few alternative work schedule scenarios:
- A compressed workweek where you may be required to put in a set number of hours but work only a few days per week. Oftentimes, the days you work are dictated by the company.
- A flexible work schedule may allow you to work whenever you want as long as you complete projects on time or meet the required number of hours worked.
Some companies may require a work shift of the same hours every day or every week, and others will allow you to work whenever as long as you meet your deadlines. Read the job listing carefully and verify with the hiring manager what is expected of you.
Do Part-Time Jobs Give Benefits?
Although most part-time jobs do not offer traditional employer perks like health insurance, an employee discount and paid time off, that doesn’t mean there aren’t other benefits of a remote part-time job. The biggest one is scheduling! If you are looking for something other than full-time hours, scheduling is probably your biggest concern when searching for remote work anyway.
There is almost always some tradeoff when it comes to remote job opportunities. Oftentimes the more freedom a home job allows, the fewer perks or smaller salary is offered. You will have to decide based on your personal circumstances what’s most important to you and your finances — don’t expect these jobs to come with dental coverage and a 401(k) match.
Which Companies Hire Remote Employees?
Summertime can offer a lot of exciting opportunities for remote working. It’s travel time, after all! Many travel industry businesses outsource roles to a remote team in the summer months. Here are a few of the big ones:
- U-Haul hires for remote customer service, sales, roadside assistance and more.
- Hilton hires reservations agents.
- Enterprise hires customer service and sales representatives.
- Kelly Services is a well-known staffing company that frequently has temporary remote job postings for locations across the country. The same goes for Robert Half International.
- Hyatt, Alaska Airlines and more.
In addition to travel and hospitality companies, you may also find an increased demand for drivers and delivery contractors if you live in a popular travel destination.
Great Remote Part-Time Jobs for Summer 2021
As summer approaches, keep an eye out for a few specific types of remote position job listings. With travel expected to pick back up, check the hospitality and travel industries for roles in reservations, sales and customer service. If travel isn’t your cup of tea, here are a few other ideas that should be in demand this summer:
Pearson and other online learning platforms will probably be hiring summer tutors. I expect we’ll see an increased need for tutors this year as many kids have fallen behind with remote-only learning. If you have tutoring or teaching experience, you may choose to offer your services locally and directly to parents and students in your area instead.
Childcare may not be what you have in mind when it comes to remote work, but many parents are now heading back to the office while their usual childcare arrangements are still operating with limited capacity. It’s a great opportunity to enjoy the weather, have fun and still enjoy a work schedule that works for you. And, you don’t have to worry about finding care for your own children.
Petcare is another industry I expect to get a little bump in the coming months. So many pet owners have been home with their pets all day every day for a year now. As many companies return their workforces to the office, those pets are going to have a hard transition when there’s no longer someone there every second of the day. Dog walkers are going to be busy!
Rev.com contracts transcriptionists year-round. As a freelancer with Rev.com, you can work as much or as little as their workload allows. There is no set schedule, and experience is not required.
Lionbridge typically has a number of “micro task” remote positions available. These roles may require analyzing search or social media research, rating ads, or interpretation. Some projects require working only a couple of hours per week; others can require 20 hours or more.
Where Can You Find a Remote Job?
You can find part-time remote work opportunities on the big job board sites. Check out:
And don’t forget to watch social media for available jobs in your area.
Final Tips for Finding a Summer Job
Before you accept any offers, make sure the position isn’t a scam. Here are my top ways to spot and avoid a work-at-home scam.
Most of all, don’t forget to enjoy your summer! Make some time for yourself to relax.