I get lots of Facebook messages and emails from people who are looking for work from home jobs that don't come with strict, set schedules. This is probably the second most common request I get next to people looking for non-phone work from home jobs.
In the last six years, I've actually written about a lot of jobs like this, but I've never made a list of companies although I do have a list of part time work from home jobs. So this post is a big list of those jobs I've reviewed that allow you to work more or less when it's convenient for you.
Also, please keep in mind that not every company listed below is hiring at this time. If you see something that interests you that isn't open, keep tabs on the company page and check back.
Big List Of 45 Work-Whenever-You-Want Jobs From Home
VIPKid – Read VIPKid Review – This is ESL teaching you can do whenever you want from home. It is necessary that you have at least some “formal” or “informal” teaching experience such as mentoring, tutoring, coaching, or alternative education as well as a bachelor's degree. I've heard great things about this company. It's possible to earn between $18 and $22 per hour. They cannot currently hire people in the state of California.
EF Education First– Read EF Education First Review – English Language Tutors. US and UK. Must be a native English speaker with a bachelor’s degree in any field. TEFL certification is required, and can submitted when applying or at the start of your contract period. You'll also need a quiet workspace with a wired internet connection and headset. Pay is $12 – $19 / hour.
Cambly – Read Cambly Review – ESL (English Second Language) tutoring. You are allowed to log on and work when you want provided there are tutoring sessions available. Also, no experience is needed to work for this company.
Write Score – Read WriteScore Review – Work from home scoring student essays. Note this company offers only seasonal work and they hire for a short period of time each year (hiring may be up for this year).
Metaverse – Read Metaverse Review – Work from home community/social media moderation work where you can schedule your own hours. This company is also listed under phone jobs because they regularly hire for customer support positions which may involve the use of a phone.
3 Play Media – Read 3 Play Media Review – Work from home editing transcripts. You can log on and off and do the work at your leisure provided there is work available to do and you will commit to at least 15 hours a week.
Literably – Read Literably Review – Work from home transcription/scoring. You listen to students read aloud and then type out their errors. This company usually only has work during the school year. Unfortunately, they cannot accept people from the following states: CA, CT, MA, MT, NE, or NJ.
Fancy Hands – Read Fancy Hands Review – Work from home task-based virtual assisting. Log on anytime and if there are tasks you can do, you can claim them. There are almost always lots of tasks available.
Humanatic – Read Humanatic Review – Work from home listening to recorded phone conversations and label them according to specific criteria. You can work as much or little as you want. Note this is extra money, if that. Most people aren't able to make much money at all doing this.
Dictate Express – Transcriptionists. Anywhere in the US. You'll have to pass their assessment test before applying – this is to make sure your grammar / spelling are up to par. Once hired, you're expected to complete at least 45 minutes of work a day. Salary is unknown.
The Smart Crowd – Read The Smart Crowd Review – This falls into the category of work from home data entry jobs, very much just extra money and not steady work at all. You can log in at any time and do the work if it's there to do. Lots of times it's not.
Studypool – Read Studypool Review – This is a site you can use to sign up as an online academic tutor and then provide homework help. Work whenever you want. You must have a degree or currently be in college/university, trying to get one.
The Content Panel – Content Writers. Worldwide! Must be a native English speaker. Strong grammar skills and research skills required, as well as some knowledge of content marketing and SEO. Pay is weekly and sent via Paypal, so you'll need a Paypal account.
Amazon Mechanical Turk – Read Amazon Mechanical Turk Review – Another short task site, powered by Amazon. Log in and work anytime. There is always work to do, but you wont' always be able to find work that is worth the pay.
Stitch Fix – Read Stitch Fix Stylist Review – Work at home curating boxes for Stitch Fix, picking out clothes. There's a 15 hour a week minimum, but you can work them around your own schedule. They only hire in certain US locations, which vary.
Ask Wonder – Read AskWonder Review – This is work at home research, open worldwide, although it is not available in a few certain US states. You can work as much or as little as you want, anytime you want.
Ginger.io – Read Ginger.io Review – Because this is a 24 hour service, it's possible to work at home for Ginger.io and schedule yourself for hours around the clock. However, you need to be a licensed/certified and trained psychiatrist or therapist to get accepted here.
Aira – Read Aira Review – This company hires independent contractors in the US to participate in voice chats with the blind and visually impaired for the purpose of helping them complete everyday tasks. Pay may be around $15 hourly, and you can benefit from a flexible schedule.
Hilton Worldwide – Read Hilton Review – A reader on my Facebook page mentioned that Hilton lets you build your own schedule. They hire reservation sales specialists, customer care coordinators, and guest experience specialists to work from home. However, you have to train on-site for many weeks at either their Tampa, FL or Dallas, TX headquarters prior to working from home, so it's pretty location-based.
Learnlight – Read Learnlight Review – For Learnlight, you do ESL (English Second Language) teaching from home. The work is done via Voip connection. You can set your own schedule as long as you work Monday – Friday and can commit to at least 24 hours per week. Shifts are usually done in 2-4 hour blocks.
ARC Consulting – Read ARC Review – Telephone mystery shopping. Like most other phone mystery shopping companies, you can do the calls anytime as long as you're calling during normal business hours. This should also be considered just extra money since you can't depend on the work to be steady.
Parameds – Read Parameds Review – Outbound calling for medical records retrieval. The work is done Monday through Friday and you can work anytime during business hours. However, lots of workers say they stay pretty busy the entire time because sometimes they have lots of calls to make.
NextWave Advocacy – Read NextWave Review – Conducting outbound political calls. You have to commit to 20 hours a week but you can work the hours at anytime during the day or evening. This is project-based work, so the work will come and go.
Rev – Read Rev Review – This regularly looks for work at home transcribers and captioners. You can work at any time provided they have work available to do. Payments are weekly via Paypal. You can work from many different countries.
OnPoint Advocacy – Read OnPoint Review – Similar to the work you do for NextWave (above). You are free to make your calls anytime between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. Monday through Friday. You have to commit to at least 25 hours per week. This is also project-based work and the company may not always have projects available for you to work on.
Pleio-Goodstart – Read Pleio Goodstart Review – Work from home calling people for medication reminders. You can make the calls on your own schedule provided they are done between 8 a.m. and 9 p.m. in the patient's time zone Monday through Friday or 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturdays.
Yardi-Matrix – Read Yardi Matrix Review – This is a phone job from home where background noise doesn't matter. You are calling apartment complexes pretending to be a renter in order to gather information. You can do your calling on your own schedule provided it's between the hours of 9 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Perception Strategies – Read Perception Strategies Review – Phone mystery shopping. Like the other phone mystery shopping opps I have listed, you can do the work anytime provided the business you are calling is open.
Telelanguage – Read Telelanguage Review – This company lets you set your own schedule as an over-the-phone interpreter. You must be fluent in English and another language with some interpretation experience to qualify.
Textbroker – Read Textbroker Review – US and some other countries. This company accepts freelance writers (both experienced and non-experienced) to submit articles for their clients. You can log in and work whenever you choose, claiming any articles that interest you. You can cash out your earnings via Paypal once you have $10 accumulated.
Verbalizeit – Read Verbalizeit Review – Translators. Worldwide! You'll need to pass an assessment test, as well as undergo a training period. Jobs are first come first serve and payment is twice per month through Paypal. Salary is unknown.
HotGhostwriter, LTD – Read HotGhostWriter Review – Need ghostwriters for romance and non-fiction books. Must have at least 6 months experience and be based in the US or Canada. Rate is not disclosed on company site.
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Post originally published on August 14, 2014. Updated and republished on April 20, 2020.