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11 Set your own hours Jobs to do from home

When you work at home, the idea of ​​“setting your own work hours” is appealing! For many of us, it’s hard to get work done around a predetermined schedule depending on what’s going on in our lives.

In fact, 73 percent of people recently surveyed by FlexJobs indicated that work/life balance is one of the most important factors they consider when looking for a job.

Some of the options available to work on your time are low paying, but there are many others that can pay quite well.

I decided to make a list today of many different types of jobs that you can typically do from home that are flexible. This is especially for those of you who cannot commit to a set schedule.

Set your own hours Work from home Jobs

1 – Editing and revision work

Working as an editor or proofreader is usually very flexible, similar to freelance writing in terms of working on your own schedule.

Keep in mind that most companies that hire editors and proofreaders ask for previous experience and/or a degree in a related field. With that being said, this is a course that can pay quite well!

If you’re interested in applying for editing or proofreading jobs today, check out Wordvice or Scribbr.

Another, more lucrative option is to start your own proofreading side gig. You can do this without prior experience or degree. You just need to have a special ability to detect errors in the text!

If you’re interested in learning more about starting a proofreading side job, you can check out this free 76-minute workshop, hosted by Caitlin Pyle. She’s someone we’ve interviewed here before that she managed to quit her day job and make MORE money than her corporate job by starting a proofreading business.

2 – Parallel concerts

Side jobs are not usually “work from home” but I wanted to list them here as options because they are very flexible, work when you want types of opportunities.

Most of these companies require you to have a smartphone and reliable transportation. You can get paid to run errands for people: deliver food, deliver groceries, or even take rides.

Some companies to consider for this are Instacart and DoorDash.

3 – Academic Tutoring

Academic tutoring involves tutoring K-12 or college students with academic studies, or offering homework help. This can also be flexible.

Most of these companies also pay upwards of $14 per hour.

Keep in mind that in most (but not all) cases, you’ll need a degree or previous teaching or tutoring experience to qualify.

If you are interested in doing this as a work from home, look for companies like Studypool or Yeah. Both pay well and almost always accept new tutors.

4 – Transcription

As a transcriber, you are listening to audio and then writing (transcription) what you hear. It’s not as easy as it sounds, and there is a learning curve.

Flexibility varies from company to company with transcription work, but many allow you to work at any time as long as you submit the transcribed files before specific deadlines.

If you want to work with a company that accepts beginners, you might want to check out Rev or TranscribeMe.

Your chances of getting hired by any company, even as a beginner, are better if you have some sort of training, although training isn’t always required.

If you’re interested in training, Transcribe Anywhere has a good program, and the introductory course is completely free just to see if you’re a good fit for transcription.

5 – Independent writing

Although you will likely have deadlines to meet, freelancing from home is one of the best ways to earn a substantial amount of money while working when you want to work.

If you are completely new to freelance writing, you can try starting with content sites like BKA, writer accesso Crowd content.

Another option is to strike out on your own and start your own freelance writing business. This involves finding paying customers and setting your own rates. It can be tricky to get up and running, but it will be more profitable in the long run.

6 – Data entry

Keep in mind that legitimate data entry companies rarely need to hire. It is a job that seems all want to do, and people tend to grab good jobs when they find them.

Also, there are many data entry scams out there, so be careful when looking for opportunities and don’t pay any money to get started.

If you are interested in data entry, try searching for vacancies with TELUSSigtrack or Cass information systems.

Keep in mind that these are low-paying opportunities, and it would be better to view these as extra money rather than something that replaces your day job.

7 – Freelance Sites

Sites geared towards freelancers tend to offer a variety of jobs in countless categories. You can usually find things for any skill set: data entry, transcription, voiceover work, graphic design, freelance writing, and much more.

Most of the time, these are flexible assignments that you can work on whenever you want, as long as you meet the deadline set by the applicant.

If you want to dig a little deeper into sites like this, I recommend checking out Upwork first. They are the best known option in this category.

8 – Search Engine Evaluation

As a search engine evaluator, you work for companies that have contracts with the big search engines to help evaluate results. This helps to ensure that search results and also relevant ads are shown to search engine users.

One of the best things about these types of jobs is that they are almost always work on your own hours. You can work whenever you feel like it, although some companies will ask you to dedicate a minimum number of hours a week to bowling.

If you are interested in doing this type of work, be sure to register at TELUS and Appen, two of the most well-known companies that people in this industry work with.

9 – Short Task Sites

You can find all kinds of work to do on these sites – data entry, transcription, and even search engine evaluation – and you can always log in and take tasks to do whenever you want.

The problem with these sites is that the pay is VERY low. Usually you can only consider it some extra money here and there.

Still, if you want to work for short task companies, I suggest you check out Amazon Mechanical Turk and Clickworker.

10 – Virtual Assistance

As a work-at-home virtual assistant, you help your clients with any online tasks they need and don’t have time for themselves. It can be a lucrative job that also tends to be quite flexible, depending on who you’re doing the work for.

If you are interested in working from home doing virtual assistance, you can check out companies like Fancy Hands or Time etc.

You can also choose to start your own business as a virtual assistant, giving you much more control over your own hours and earnings.

To see 50 other companies hiring virtual assistants to work from home, plus information on starting your own VA business, check out my eBook, Your quick guide to working from home as a virtual assistant.

11 – Work phone

Phone work from home typically involves providing customer service, tech support, or telemarketing. In most cases, these jobs are not very forgiving when it comes to scheduling. Often you will be hired as a W-2 employee with a set schedule to adhere to.

But, there are some that are more flexible. If you’re looking for a flexible phone job from home, check out Live Ops and Alorica.

So there are some ideas if you need to set your own working hours. Good luck looking for anything mentioned here!

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300 more flexible jobs at home without a phone

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Want to work at home but can’t do it using a phone? If so, I have great non-phone options for you at my latest ebook. It’s only $5!

In this book, you will find links to 300 companies offering different types of work at home without a phone, including:

  • Data entry
  • chat agent operators
  • freelance writing
  • Transcription
  • Proofreading
  • Bookkeeping
  • search evaluation
  • Much more!

Each job posting also has a short summary with any relevant information you can find (pay, which countries you may be open to, etc.).

Good luck to you, and I hope you find this eBook useful if it’s a non-phone job you’re looking for.

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