Getting part-time, work from home jobs is easier than ever before. As companies transition to remote workplaces, the job landscape is shifting so even regular employees are forced to work from home. This opens the door for part-time workers to earn a substantial income while working from home.
Part-time Jobs You Can Do From Home
Whether you are a stay-at-home parent or dream of traveling the world, here are some of the best jobs you can get to work from home – or from wherever you are – part-time.
1. Data Entry
Data entry jobs involve everything from taking surveys to entering information. Requirements include basic computer skills, attention to detail, and some knowledge of grammar and punctuation. You can choose to take surveys and complete other tasks for a per-project fee or be hired on a regular, part-time basis.
💰 Annual income for online data entry jobs has a range from $24,000 to $49,000*.
2. Customer Service
Customer service jobs are plentiful. This is a great job if you love problem-solving and talking to other people. Customer service jobs are available from large companies like Google and Amazon, small local companies, and everything in between. You can usually set customer service hours to answer calls while working from home. There is growth potential in this position from “customer service” to “customer support” and then even a customer support supervisor.
💰 Income from work-from-home customer service jobs ranges from $24 to $45 per hour.
3. Online Tutor
If you can explain basic concepts or have a particular skill, becoming a part-time tutor can be a fulfilling career path. Tutoring opportunities from home include local schools and universities as well as large online sites. Consider listing your services on sites like Fiverr and VIPKid. Beyond math, english or SAT prep, think of skills you might have to teach such as woodworking, carpentry, sewing, singing, cooking, art, music, gardening, jewelry making, etc.
💰 Income for tutoring jobs ranges from $10 to $100+ an hour, depending on the area and subject.
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Related to tutoring, the pandemic has opened up an increasing number of part-time work from home teaching jobs. While some require a teaching certificate, many do not, especially at the elementary level. Consider teaching homeschool groups or through the local private or public schools. Online teaching jobs to students from around the world are plentiful, especially in english.
💰 The annual salary range for online teaching jobs is $33,000 to $76,000.
If you have skills in more than one language, becoming a translator is a viable part-time work from home job. For most translator jobs no official certificate is required, as long as you can demonstrate fluency in at least two languages. This is an ideal job for anyone who grew up in a dual-language household or community.
💰 The annual salary range for online translator jobs is $16,000 to $66,000, with an average salary of about $35,000.
6. Virtual Assistant
Virtual assistant jobs comprise a variety of skill sets, from traditional secretarial skills like typing and schedule management to social media management or course creation. Reliability, time-management, good communication skills, resourcefulness, organization skills, creativity, and typing are the main requirements for a virtual assistant.
💰 The annual salary range for virtual assistants is $13,000 to $102,000, with an average salary of about $52,000.
7. Focus Group Participant
Participating in focus groups is a way to try new products, give feedback, share your opinion or knowledge, and interact with others. Some focus groups will require a specific demographic, but many are open to anyone. There are many online focus groups to join include Respondent.io, Recruit and Field, UserInterviews, and SurveyJunkie.
💰 Typical payment for participation in a focus group is $50 to $200 for a 2-hour session.
8. Sales Agent
If you love to interact with people and share incredible products, becoming an online part-time sales agent is a good option. Sales agent jobs can be for both products and services, including automobiles, insurance, business solutions, and technology. Many sales jobs are paid on a commission basis, but some also offer a base salary.
💰 The average annual salary for an online sales representative is $45,000, dependent on performance.
9. Mock Juror
You can also be paid to be a mock juror to help lawyers work out weaknesses or loopholes in their cases. You will be required to participate in the full proceedings the case will follow in court, from opening to closing statements. At the end, you will be required to answer a series of questions. You can find online jobs as a mock juror on sites like OnlineVerdict.com, eJury.com, and Resolution Research. This is an interesting part-time job for anyone interested in a future law career.
💰 Typical payment for a mock juror is $20 to $60 per case but can be up to $400 for a case.
10. SEO Specialist
If you have knowledge of SEO, becoming an SEO specialist is a job you can do part-time from anywhere and set your own hours. Knowledge of SEO techniques, keyword research, and site optimization is essential. This is a job that is in high demand, and if you are able to demonstrate your skill, the growth potential is unlimited.
💰 The average annual SEO specialist salary is $42,000.
11. Personal Coach
Coaching is a rapidly growing field that is no longer isolated to specific skills like sports techniques. Personal coaching fields include corporate or personal wellness, strategies, mentorship, stress management, and more. The personal coaching niche is nearly limitless.
For many fields, no certification is required for personal coaching. The main skills you will need are expertise in one or more areas, and the ability to motivate clients with excellent communication skills.
💰 The salary range depends on the field, with an average annual salary of $44,000.
12. Graphic Designer
If you have a basic level of understanding of Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop, or even Canva, you can get work as a graphic designer. Artistic skill and the ability to adapt to the client’s request are a major plus, but you can start out with even a basic skill level, and raise your prices as you establish a client base.
💰 The average salary for a part-time graphic designer is $50,000 per year.
With more and more workplaces switching to remote locations, it is now possible to become a receptionist part-time from home. Look for jobs with local companies, as well as large national businesses.
💰 The average annual salary for a part-time receptionist is about $31,000 a year, with hourly wages of $11 to $17.
14. Medical Transcriptionist
To become a medical transcriptionist, you will need proficiency with Microsoft Office and the ability to learn to use speech recognition software. This is a job that requires excellent verbal and written communication, strong critical thinking, and attention to detail. Previous experience in a healthcare setting is a plus but is not required.
There is growth potential as a medical transcriptionist with the ability to get a certification in medical transcription (CMT) after two years of experience.
💰 The median pay for a part-time medical transcriptionist is about $17 per hour.
15. Web Developer
Web developers need previous knowledge in coding, however, we’ve included it in this list because it is a skill that can be picked up from home without an advanced degree. The advantage of becoming a web developer is the nearly unlimited job opportunities, excellent salary, and varied, interesting work. Attention to detail and the ability to work well with others in a fast-paced environment will ensure the greatest success.
💰 The average annual salary for a part-time web developer is about $75,000 per year in the US.
16. Travel Agent
As a part-time travel agent, you will rely on your communication and sales skills. The ability to negotiate effectively and effectively solve complex problems is the foundation for success as a travel agent. Attention to detail and excellent organization skills are essential. Travel agent positions are usually commission-based. This means that you probably won’t receive a regular salary, but the income potential is unlimited.
💰 The average annual salary for travel agents is $57,833, with top earners reporting salaries of more than $100,000 per year.
17. Freelance Writer or Editor
If you enjoy writing, reading, or editing, becoming a freelance writer or editor can be an effective way to work part-time from home. You’ll want to prepare a professional portfolio, create a cover letter, and search for job listings online. You can also list your services on sites like Fiverr and Upwork.
💰 The average annual salary for a freelance editor is $69,000, while freelance writers’ average annual salary is $63,000.
18. Call Center Representative
If you love to speak with people in a friendly way, are an excellent listener, and have good attention to detail, becoming a call center representative can be a good part-time job from home. You’ll need basic data entry, word processing, and typing skills to succeed. Jobs are readily available in companies of all sizes and across industries.
💰 The average annual salary for a call center representative is $34,000.
All of these professions open flexible opportunities, whether you plan to work from home or work while traveling the world. Within a short time, you can secure a job to earn greater freedom and security in the time you have available.
*We’re listing full-time salaries because “part-time” means different things for different people and different jobs. Part-time can be anything from a few hours a week to just short of full-time. Your earnings from part-time work from home jobs will depend on how much work you do.