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 with part-time openings now. 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 – EF Education First – Online ESL Teachers For Children
Now hiring online English teachers in the US and UK. You can earn between $12 and $19 hourly for teaching Chinese children online. A bachelor's degree along with teaching or some sort of related experience is required. It's also preferred if you have a TEFL certificate or are committed to getting one.
#2 – IXL Learning – Remote Standards Aligners, Graphic Designers, and More
IXL Learning is currently hiring work at home standards aligners, graphic designers, and item writers for part-time work. These jobs do require experience and bachelor's degrees in related fields in order for you to qualify.
See a full listing of their current jobs here, and check for “remote” next to the job title to see the work at home positions.
#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 – 2U – Part-Time Remote Tech Support Reps
They need someone to work 15-20 hours per week with availability on both weekends and weekdays. Your job is to provide tech support and customer service to 2U's students, faculty, and graduates. A bachelor's degree is preferred along with 2-3 years of past experience in tech support, customer service, or another related field. Benefits are offered. According to Glassdoor, technical support specialists at 2U earn between $48K and $52K per year.
#5 – Konsus – Content Writing, Graphic Design, & More
Konsus offers freelance positions across many different industries, and you can “work from anywhere” so it may be open worldwide. Most of the jobs listed require a minimum of 25 hours a week, so this can still be considered part-time.
#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 part time work because it's permissible to work as much or little as you want.
#8 – TravelZoo – Freelance Copy Editor
TravelZoo is looking for a freelance copy editor for a long-term position. You must be able to work 10 to 15 hours per week. They are looking for candidates who preferably have 4-year degrees in journalism, communications, or English. Previous online publishing experience is a plus as well. Additionally, you must be able to pass a copy-editing test.
#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 jobs 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.
#10 – Teletech (TTEC) – Bilingual Spanish/English Customer Service Reps
This is a part time, remote position for Teletech, now known as TTEC. You must have a high school diploma as well as past customer service experience. You may apply if you are in any US state with the exception of CA, ME, MD, NJ, RI, WI, OR, WA, NY, CT, MA, VT, HI, AK, DC, AZ, CO, KY, NV, OH, Chicago IL or the Virgin Islands.
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