Not everyone who wants to work from home is looking for a full-time gig. Sometimes they just want a few extra bucks to help make ends meet. Other times they need to work around children or caring for ill or elderly family members. Below is a list of resources that hire for part-time positions (many hire full time as well). Pay varies from $8 to $15 per hour (sometimes more) depending on the job and your experience. By working 20 to 30 hours a week, you can earn $700 to $1,900 per month.
Captioning (TV/Video) Jobs
If you enjoy watching television or videos and can type quickly, you can become a captioner. The verbatim words spoken by people on TV that are provided for the hearing impaired or as transcripts are created by captionists. Good, experienced captionists can make $75 per hour.
Learn more by reading Get Paid to Watch TV
Customer Service Jobs
If you’ve ever called to order something, get support on an order or book a trip, it’s possible you talked to a home-based customer service representative. Customer service jobs are always in demand. Although some require past experience, many only require that you have a pleasant speaking voice, can keep your cool with difficult customers, and have a quiet place to work. Some may have specific computer requirements, as well.
For a video on how to get customer service jobs, plus a list of companies you can check out for part-time work, read How to Get Work-At-Home Customer Service Jobs
Mock Juror Jobs
If you’re interested in the legal process you can get paid to help lawyers be their best in court. While some mock juries take place at a courthouse, many mock jury jobs use of audio, video and text, to review court information online and then answer questions for the attorney. Pay for online mock jury work is $10 to $50.
For more information plus a list of companies that hire mock jurors read Get Paid to Be an Online Mock Juror
Teaching / Tutoring Jobs
If you have a background in education and feel comfortable teaching through VoIP tools such as video Skype, teaching or tutoring may be a good fit. Like many other types of work-at-home jobs, tutoring and teaching usually requires specialized skills, experience and education. You may be required to have a teaching credential in the state seeking help. Some require a masters degree.
For more information on working at home as a teacher or tutor, read 16 Virtual Teaching and Tutoring Job Resources.
If your goal is to sit home and type, transcription is for you. However, you can’t simply sign up to be a transcriptionist. Most employers looking for transcribers want someone who is fast and accurate, often requiring a typing speed of 40, 50 or even 80 words per minute. Depending on the industry, you may also need specialized knowledge such as medical or legal terminology.
For more information on working at home as transcriptionist, read 8 Places to Find Home-Based Transcription Work
Virtual Support Jobs
The growth of online entrepreneurs continues to fuel the need for virtual support staff to take care of a variety of tasks from calendar and email management, customer support, research, social media and more. There is no specific training to be a virtual assistant, but you do need to know how to do and use software the entrepreneur needs. For example, you may need to own Word or how to organize a spreadsheet in Excel.
Learn about virtual assistant work plus get a list of VA job resources by reading How to Work as A Virtual Assistant Pluc 5 Job Sources
While the web is becoming increasingly visual, there is still a need for writers. Although you don’t necessarily need a degree in English, you do need to be able to write clearly and concisely. Some businesses that need writers would like you have knowledge or experience in the industry it needs content for. For example, I can write health and wellness articles because I have an AFAA fitness certification. Other times, you can find writing work related to your hobby or in topics you’re passionate about.
Read Make Money Online Plus Resources for Writing Online for more information.
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Leslie Truex is an ideaphoric writer, speaker, entrepreneur, social worker and mom trying to do it all from the comfort of her home. Since 1998, she's been helping others create careers they love by providing work-at-home information and resources through Work-At-Home Success.
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