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.
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.
Note I have left off the freelance writing, editing, transcription, and translation companies because these almost always allow you the freedom to set your own schedule. The companies listed below are divided up into phone and non-phone jobs.
Flexible Phone Jobs
USA Contact Point – Read Review – Telemarketing work. They have shifts available 24/7 and you can schedule yourself to work when you want. You may want to read the comments on this company before applying because many people have had negative experiences here. Not always hiring.
Hilton Worldwide – Read 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 Review – Company formerly known as ISUS. 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 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.
Ver-A-Fast – Outbound calling, mainly to newspaper customers. Mostly working nights and weekends, at least 15 hours a week. You can usually log on and off as needed provided you meet your hourly quota every week. I should mention this company gets lots of negative reviews from former workers although they are a legit company.
Parameds – Read 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.
Arise – Read Review – Work from home customer support. This is more of a home business opportunity since you have to become incorporated to begin servicing their clients. The schedule here is known for being extremely flexible, you can work things around your schedule to a point although ultimately it's going to depend on the needs of the client(s) you are servicing.
NexusOp – Read Review – Work from home customer support and sales. Very flexible as far as phone jobs go. You are shown a schedule, and then you can set your own hours based on that. Payments are made weekly.
NextWave Advocacy – Read 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.
OnPoint Advocacy – Read 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 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 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.
For more flexible phone jobs, see this post: Work From Home Phone Jobs With Flexible Schedules
Flexible Non-Phone Jobs
Write Score – 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).
Cambly – Read 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.
Crawford Media Services (Metaforce) – This company hires contractors for occasional metadata writing and tagging projects. You can set your own schedule, although you are required to meet certain hourly quotas and deadlines.
Zero Chaos – Read Review – You can do ads quality rating/search engine evaluation from home for ZeroChaos. You can log in and work when you want as long as you commit to between 10 and 30 hours per week.
Metaverse – Read 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 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.
Fancy Hands – Read 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. Note this is sort of phone and sort of non-phone since some of the tasks will involve the phone and some won't. But it's up to you which ones you claim.
Humanatic – Read 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.
Panda Tree – Work at home tutoring kids in Mandarin or Spanish. Work whenever you want, between 5 and 15 hours weekly.
iSoftStone – Read Review – This is work from home search evaluation although they also occasionally have other types of projects, too. You can log in and work whenever you want as long as you commit to at least 10 hours per week.
The Smart Crowd – Read Review – This is work from home data entry, 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.
Great American Opportunities – Work from home seasonal data entry. You can log on and work anytime if there are orders available for you to key. The orders, if available, usually show up in daytime hours. Note this is not an easy job to get. The company has a waiting list that extends a few years.
Studypool – Read 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.
CallSource – Read Review – Logging in and listening to recorded phone conversations to check for lost deals. You can work whenever you want, but you do have daily/weekly quotas to meet. Note this position isn't always open. When it is, it's listed on their site as “DealSaver.”
OneSpace – More short task work. You can work anytime if there is work to do.
Stitch Fix – Read 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.
For even more non-phone jobs, see this page.
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