Working from home – that’s the dream, right? Well, believe it or not, 43% of Americans spent at least part of their work time at home last year. That means working remotely is no longer a pipe dream, but an accepted way of life.
That’s good news for you because that means more and more companies are hiring remote workers.
But you don’t have to be tied to a corporation to earn extra cash from home unless you want to. There are also a ton of ways to create your own income streams using talents and skills you already have. Whichever you choose, there’s something here for you in this list of 10 part-time gigs you can do from home.
1. Freelance Writing
Freelance writing is one of the most flexible work-at-home jobs you can have. It’s also considered low-entry since there are tons of websites willing to hire people with no experience. You can either use freelance writing to earn a few extra bucks here and there or you can make a career out of it with private clients.
A few of the websites you can start earning money with are:
- BlogMutt – Pays $8 for most blog posts, and most of them only require 250 words. If you’re a fast writer, you can certainly make more than minimum wage here. They pay weekly with PayPal.
- Buy Keyword Articles – Rates vary. They pay out every two weeks with PayPal.
- Need An Article – Pays $5 to $12 per article. Get paid weekly with Paypal.
- Textbroker – Textbroker assigns authors star ratings based on a writing test you will have to take before being accepted, and the pay corresponds to your rating. They pay weekly with PayPal.
- Writer Access – Pay between $.014 and $.07 per word. They pay weekly via direct deposit or every two weeks via PayPal.
2. Online Tutoring
If you have a knack for explaining complicated concepts to students, this could be a great part-time gig for you. There are several websites where you can offer your tutoring skills to other users, usually via computer chat.
- Tutor.com – Pay between $9 and $13 an hour.
- Chegg – Pays $20 and up an hour.
- VIPKID – Pays $14-$24 per hour.
3. Virtual Assisting
With all the online businesses popping up daily, more and more work is available for virtual assistants. A virtual assistant may do things like post to social media, make phone calls or do data entry. The possibilities are endless. You can choose to start your own company like Gina Horkey teaches people to do or you can snag a few gigs on one of the many websites offering this type of work.
- Fancy Hands – Most tasks pay $3 each and are supposed to take less than 20 minutes each.
- Worldwide 101 – Hires as contractors for a minimum of 20 hours per week. Pays up to $20 per hour.
- Time etc. – Starting pay is $11 per hour.
4. Virtual Customer Service
Companies have gotten smart over the last couple of decades to the money they can save by hiring work-at-home customer service and sales associates. The work isn’t terribly difficult and they usually provide thorough training. If you can set aside a few quiet hours a week, you might like working for one of these companies.
- Great Virtual Works – Pays around $15 per hour.
- NexRep – Pays around $15 per hour.
- LiveOps – Pay reportedly starts at $.25 per minute.
5. Fashion Styling
- Stitch Fix – If you have an eye for fashion and like getting discounts on your favorite clothing, you might want to consider becoming a stitch fix stylist. Stylists work part-time from home curating boxes for the company’s many subscription box customers.
6. Trial Consulting
When getting ready for trials, attorneys will often set up mock juries to get a feel for their case and the opinions of lay people. Here are a few sites that pay people to become mock jurors:
- eJury.com – Pays $5-$10 per case.
- OnlineVerdict.com – Pays $20-$60 per case.
- Virtual Jury – Pays $5-10 per case.
7. Music Reviewing
Getting paid to listen to music is a real thing! These sites will pay you to listen to their tunes and leave reviews:
- Slice the Pie – pay ranges from $.05 to $.15 per review.
- RadioLoyalty – pays using a point system you can later cash in for gift cards.
- Music Xray – pays using a point system you can later cash in for gift cards.
Transcription is still a popularly outsourced task. The faster you get, the more you can make. Here are just a few of the hundreds of sites that hire transcriptionists:
- Appenscribe – pay varies, but reviewers say it is pretty close to $.005 per word.
- Babbletype – pays an average of $10 per 15 minutes of audio transcribed.
- Crowdsurf – pay varies per client, but typical pay is $.10 for 25 seconds of audio.
- Quicktate – pays ¼ cent per word for general and legal transcription, and ½ cent per word for medical transcription.
- Rev – pays up to $.65 per minute of audio transcription.
- Scribie – pays $10-20 per audio hour.
- Speak Write – pays $.05 per word.
- Tigerfish – reviewers say pay is around $.005 per word.
- T ‘n T Transcriptions & Translations – they do transcription projects for big name companies such as Discovery Channel. For more information about pay, inquire through their website.
- TranscribeMe – pays $.33 per audio minute plus bonuses.
9. Medical Consulting
As a trained healthcare provider, there are numerous opportunities available for you to make extra money from home.
- Carenet – Hires nurses for telephone triage and pays $25 per hour.
- CircleLink Health – Pays licenses healthcare providers $20 per hour.
- Humana – Hires customer service specialists starting at $15 per hour.
If you speak a second language, you can put your skills to use by becoming a part-time translator.
- WorldLingo – for more information, inquire through their website.
- Language Service Associates – for more information, inquire through their website.
- Rosetta Stone – for more information, inquire through their website.
Finding the Best Part Time Work from Home Employment Opportunities
Getting out of debt and staying out of debt is much easier when you have a way to bring in extra cash from home. Many people opt for remote part-time jobs instead of spending even more time away from home. Ultimately, the best way to find a work-at-home job is to evaluate your skillset and available hours and find something that works for you.