I get frequent emails from readers asking me about part time work from home. There are a lot of different reasons people prefer part time over full time. One of the most common is having kids at home, while other people can’t do it because they work another job and aren’t able to put in 40 hours.
So today, I dug through open work at home job leads to find those companies that have part time work from home openings right now (2016). Note that even if this post becomes dated, some of these companies have ongoing openings. So if the job closed now, you can always check back later.
Good luck if you apply to any of these.
Part Time Work From Home
#1 – Westat – Telephone Data Collection
This company is hiring people in the US to work part-time and do phone interviews/surveys on topics like education, health, and transportation. Will require working some evenings and weekends. You must have a corded, landline telephone and headset, plus high-speed internet.
#2 – IXL Learning – Remote Standards Aligners
IXL Learning is currently hiring work at home standards aligners to “align IXL English language arts skills to state educational standards, international curriculum documents, and sections of widely-adopted textbooks”. The job requires a Bachelor’s degree in English, linguistics, education, or a related field, and either experience in or interest in elementary education. It’s part-time, contract work (10 to 20 hours per week).
IXL also has an opening for a math standards aligner. Basically the same job, only you’re doing it for math and you will need a Bachelor’s in math, education, or a related field.
These positions are not always open, but IXL Learning frequently has work at home positions available.
See a full listing of their current jobs here, including the two I mentioned above.
#3 – Net Transcripts – Law Enforcement Transcription
This company is hiring now for work at home law enforcement transcription. They claim you can do this to fit your own schedule whether you need to do it very part-time or even full-time. It is required that you have prior verbatim, multi-speaker transcription experience, and their job listing page claims that the most successful candidates have experience doing law enforcement transcription or court reporting.
The job listing page has a list of several requirements, but you must be a US citizen and you must be able to pass a criminal background check in order to qualify.
#4 – Sykes – Work From Home Customer Service Representatives
Sykes is hiring now for both part time and full-time work from home customer service agents in several different locations throughout the US and also Canada. The job postings state that a customer service background is “nice to have”, but not required.
#5 – Konsus – Lead Generation, Content Writing, Data Entry, & More
This is a newer company that has just crept onto my radar. They offer freelance positions across many different industries, and you can “work from anywhere” so it may be open worldwide. The job postings also state you can work as much as you want, so part time with Konsus is definitely possible. I get a lot of reader requests for part time work at home data entry jobs, so I was pleased to see it’s something they offer.
#6 – Crowd Content – Product Description Writers
While this is extremely low-paying writing work (starting at 3.2 cents per word), you have the flexibility to do as few as ten product descriptions per week, so this qualifies as one of these part time jobs from home. The product descriptions are only 50 to 60 words in length, so doing these quickly is a possibility. Crowd Content pays every other Friday provided you’ve earned at least $10 for the pay period. No prior professional writing experience is necessary, but they do want writers who have a good understanding of AP Style.
#7 – Chegg – Online Academic Tutors
Chegg is usually looking for online tutors. You must have a Facebook account to apply. Chegg makes it possible for you to tutor middle, high school, or even college students in subjects you have familiarity with. Also, it’s possible to turn this into a part time work from home job because it’s permissible to work as much or little as you want.
#8 – Bombfell – Work at Home Stylist
Bombfell, the popular men’s subscription box clothing company, usually has part time work from home stylist positions available. If you opt for part time, you only have to work 15 hours per week. You must live in New York, New Jersey, or Connecticut to qualify for the position. This is because you’re required to attend training and occasional meetings onsite. Bombfell looks for applicants with four year degrees as well as previous fashion experience.
#9 – Daily Transcription – General Transcribers
Daily Transcription has clients in the entertainment, corporate, legal, and academic industries. They claim they’re always hiring transcribers to do either full or part time work from home. While I’m not 100 percent certain, it looks as though they may consider applicants who live both in and outside the United States.
Go here to apply, or here to read our review of transcription jobs at Daily Transcription.
#10 – Teletech – Bilingual Spanish/English Customer Service Reps
This is a part time work from home, seasonal position for Teletech. The pay is $9 hourly. You must have a high school diploma as well as past customer service experience. The company requires between 20 and 30 hours per week. You may apply if you are in any US state with the exception of CA, ME, MD, NJ, NY, RI, WI, OR, WA, NY, CT, MA, VT, HI, AK, DC, Chicago IL or the Virgin Islands.
Go here to apply.
Do you know of any other part time jobs from home? Please share your info with the rest of us in the comments below. I also recommend FlexJobs as an excellent resource for finding all kinds of legitimate part time jobs from home, including part-time and entry-level work at home.
Good luck to you!