I've had a lot of people ask me recently about phone jobs from home where it's possible to work night shift. This is a big deal to some of you because working in the middle of the night might be the only work from home option (at least for phone jobs) due to kids being up and about during the day, a job you work during daytime hours, etc.
I'll be honest that what I've found offering overnight hours isn't much, but I thought it might be a good idea regardless to get a list together and start adding to it every time I come across something that fits the bill. As of now, the list is fairly short. Some of these may be part time jobs from home while others are full time.
Overnight Work at Home Jobs
This is a company that offers very flexible scheduling, and a lot of people who are new to phone work from home get started here. It's possible to schedule yourself in blocks of time as short as 30 minutes, and getting middle of the night hours may be possible since you are very much in control of your own schedule.
However, people who have worked for Live Ops frequently complain about low call volume. With LiveOps, you're only getting paid if you're on a call, so low call volume can be a major problem. This is an independent contractor position, US only.
Asurion hires people to work at home, primarily handling inbound calls from customers regarding wireless handset insurance claims, electronics repair facilitation or roadside assistance requests from wireless customers. They do have some overnight shifts available, but from what I've read you can't really get in on these if you're a new agent. So you may have to work for them for a while before you can start working overnight hours.
Also, this is a company that requires a pretty hefty time commitment overall. They prefer you to work full-time hours. Currently Asurion only hires people based in the US for their work from home positions.
Like LiveOps, Alorica lets you set your own hours so it may be possible to work in the middle of the night for them. The amount you earn with Alorica depends on which client you are handling calls for. Some are per minute, some are per call, and some are hourly rate. You will always be guaranteed at least whatever minimum wage is in your state. This is an advantage since some clients are only pay per minute of talk time.
As I mentioned with LiveOps above, low call volume could really hurt your earnings in those cases, so it's nice that Alorica will guarantee you at least minimum wage no matter what. Also, this company hires you as an employee, not an independent contractor.
Alorica hires agents in the US only and may also be limited to certain states.
NexRep is a home call center you can work for that operates 24/7, so it's possible to work overnight here. You do have to commit to at least 15 hours per week and you can't work less than 2 hours at a time.
If you're doing inbound calls, the pay will most likely be either commission only or per minute of talk time. I've read that the outbound positions are also commission only, but there may be a base pay, too. You work for NexRep as an independent contractor, not an employee.
They only hire people who are in the US.
Occasionally U-Haul will have a work from home emergency roadside assistance position posted, and this one does have middle of the night hours available. U-Haul offers emergency roadside service 24 hours a day, 7 days per week.
This one *may* require that you work at least part of the time in their contact center in Phoenix, AZ or possibly train there before working at home. I've found conflicting information on this, so if some of you happen to know, I'd appreciate some clarification.
Note that the job isn't always posted. U-Haul has other work from home openings regularly, but these do not offer overnight hours.
This is a US only employee position.
Someone left a comment below stating that Cloud 10/Transcom has had some projects in the past where overnight hours are a possibility. This is a company that hires you as an employee and pays you hourly.
Once your schedule is in place, it's pretty much set, so it would be best if you could start off with overnight hours. Of course that may not be possible.
World Travel Holdings
World Travel Holdings offers a variety of different work at home positions in the travel and cruise industry. Some positions are sales and some are customer service. This company often has night shift available for their workers. Once you are done with the initial training, pay is pretty good.
HSN (Home Shopping Network)
The Home Shopping Network does offer overnight shifts to their home-based workers to handle the orders that come in during the night. Note that this is a location-based company so even though you work at home, you will have to live close to one of their offices. I usually see them hiring in Tennessee, Florida, and occasionally Ohio.
This is a company that hires people with counseling/therapy experience to be “listeners” and talk to people who are calling needing to talk about their problems, etc. Note it is not a suicide or crisis hotline. You are paid $15 an hour and you can set your own schedule. Listeners are needed to work between the hours of 12 AM and 6 AM Pacific time. Note that this position may not always be posted.
You can work at home as an Apple At Home Advisor and provide support for people with Apple products. Because this is a a major company with millions and millions of customers, they do need to provide round the clock support. And this means that working night shift may be an option for you if you're lucky enough to get hired.
Another bonus with Apple is that these positions are often chat-based (non-phone work from home), so it could be ideal if you're in a situation where talking on the phone isn't possible for you due to children at home or loud pets.
This company has regular openings for work at home parking enforcement agents in the United States. The work involves handling high volume inbound calls from motorists with unpaid parking tickets.
Direct Interactions has shifts available from 4 AM to 7 PM Pacific time, so it is possible to work during overnight hours for this company.
Other Overnight Work at Home Job Options
As you may have noticed, the majority of the companies listed above offer phone work. However, you can almost always work during the night if you are doing independent contractor work, or any type of work at home job without a set schedule. Below are some links you can check out for jobs in other industries where working at night is almost always going to be an option:
- Search Engine Evaluation Jobs
- Writing Jobs
- Transcription Jobs
- Proofreading/Editing Jobs
- Moderation/Social Media
- Task-Based Work
And if you are looking for even more work at home jobs, check out my home-based job leads board or become a member at FlexJobs, one of the only sites on the web that is able to guarantee their job leads to be 100% scam-free. I have been a member for a few years now and I really like it.
Membership is $14.95 a month, but they make it very easy to cancel at any time if you're not happy with their site.
Good luck to you in whatever you choose to pursue!