INSIDE: If you’re looking for remote jobs from home, a part-time job is probably what you’re looking for. We’ll walk you through the types of remote part-time jobs on offer, how much money you can make, and how to tell if it’s legit right here!
Quite a few people looking for remote jobs from home aren’t looking for full-hours of time.
Maybe you have a full-time job and are looking for something to do on weekends and nights for fun.
Maybe you just need part-time hours to supplement your household income over the summer.
Whatever your motivation, there are plenty of great part-time remote-from-home jobs to consider. Some are probably hiring remote workers right now!
What types of remote jobs are in demand?
Many job tasks and roles have made the easy transition from cubicle to home office. Some we see quite often:
Do remote jobs pay less?
When it comes to fair compensation, it depends on the industry and how things look. For example, many remote companies that hire customer service agents pay around $15 per hour. That’s what you can expect from this role in an office environment in many areas of the country.
However, you should also consider that you will be paying the electricity bill and internet bill, paying for office equipment and maintenance, etc.
If you are hired as an independent contractor rather than an employee, you will also be directly responsible for paying state and federal income tax that would normally be taken out of your paycheck. Those expenses are definitely something you’ll want to consider.
Also, there are some specific industries that are known to be heavily underpaid. Data entry, for example, is in such high demand by remote job seekers and requires so little training or skill that many companies get by paying even less than minimum wage.
(Side note: data entry is also a very important target for scammers for this very reason. Always do your due diligence, especially if a job sounds too good to be true.)
10 Remote Job Opportunities Hiring Now
Even after eliminating all the scams, there are still many legit remote jobs out there. If you’re looking for a part-time job from home, here are some companies that recently hired:
- lion bridge – Offering a truly flexible remote position in many cases, Lionbridge almost always has micro-task project-based positions available. Look for remote worker roles like 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 need interpreters.
- TTEC – Customer service agents are always in demand and this company frequently has openings for full-time and part-time jobs.
- support strategies – This company offers bookkeeping and accounting services. If you’re 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 a year, they also have jobs available for seasonal test graders.
- VIQ Solutions – If you are a fast typist with a good ear, you might enjoy transcribing. VIQ Solutions is one such company in this industry.
- Bravely – Hire boldly virtual executive assistants, paralegals and social media specialists. These are employee positions that offer flexible hours.
- working solutions – This company offers customer service to various customers. These are independent contractor positions. Projects can range from 15-20 hours per week to full-time hours.
- sitel – Sitel has more than 90,000 people working for it around the world. Like Working Solutions, they provide customer service for numerous clients. Full and part time shifts are offered. These positions are hired as remote employees.
Where else can you find part-time remote jobs?
There are some great remote job board sites to keep an eye out for part-time remote jobs. FlexJobs is a remote job site that requires a paid membership, but they vet the legitimacy of all their leads.
You can also check out the Indeed job board or even Craigslist, just watch out for those scams! If you’ve never heard of a company before, Glassdoor is a great place to read reviews from people who have actually worked for a company.
Remember though, everyone’s experience is different. Sometimes it is necessary to decipher what may be a person’s personal conflict in the face of a serious red flag like a bounced paycheck.
How to know if a remote job is legitimate?
Many people looking for part-time remote-from-home jobs for the first time are looking for something “easy” and/or something that doesn’t require a huge commitment. This can become an easy target for scammers. It is common on the Internet to see big promises of big pay for little work. The Internet has been around for quite some time. If that were possible, wouldn’t we all be doing it now?
Obviously, one of the biggest red flags to look for is, “If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.” Some others that are common:
- Interviews through a messaging application.. These impersonal interactions often hide the person’s identity and pressure him into providing her personal information before he has 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 a picture of a check on these days. You just need to cash it in, buy what you need, and send them what’s left over. The only problem? That check will bounce and you will be responsible for paying your bank back. When you try to locate the person who sent you the check, they will be long gone.
You should also be very careful about spam emails offering a part-time remote job, especially an online data entry job as we mentioned above. There are so many people looking for remote work opportunities that there is no need for companies to send people cold emails. Keep track of where you are applying. If you receive an email from someone who is not on that list, be careful.