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.
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 Non-Phone Jobs
You are totally free to set your own schedule and keep all your tips. Plus, there is an option to get your pay daily via ExpressPay, or get paid out weekly. Lyft is currently needing drivers for many cities nationwide. Most Lyft drivers are able to earn at least $15 hourly.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
iSoftStone – Read iSoftStone 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 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.
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.
You can see many more non-phone jobs for more ideas!
Flexible Phone Jobs
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.
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 – 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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
For more flexible phone jobs, see this post: Work From Home Phone Jobs With Flexible Schedules
Are You OK With Working Offline?
If so, you should check out this big list of 80 side gigs that let you work whenever you want. These are things like ride-sharing, car-sharing, personal shopping, and more that you can earn good money doing.
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Post originally published on August 14, 2014. Updated and republished on November 27, 2019.