Now’s as good a time as any to snag one of these full-time or part-time jobs that’ll let you stick around the house
According to Buffer’s State of Remote Work survey, 97% of respondents would like to work remotely, at least some of the time, for the rest of their careers. And that goes double for adults balancing child responsibilities. “It’s clear that for parents to feel supported in the workplace, job flexibility is key,” says Toni Frana, FlexJobs’ Career Services Manager. “Given the growing number of companies adopting permanent remote workplaces…now is a smart time to look for a remote position.” If you’re part of the growing number of people looking to ditch your commute in favor of online jobs from home, we’ve got you covered.
Do you have native proficiency in a second language? Companies around the world need help translating content and even conversations every day! While many jobs require daytime availability and a quiet space, many can be done from anywhere, as long as you meet deadlines. We say yes to flexible work conditions!
Where to find the job: Head to LinkedIn, and don’t forget to hit the “Remote” filter.
What it pays: According to ZipRecruiterthe national average is around $32.00 per hour.
Customer Service Rep
According to FlexJobs, customer service is a top-10 remote job winner in the United States. If you’re a creative communicator who likes to solve problems, this is an option to explore. You can work as an “At Home Advisor” for Apple or be someone’s flat tire hero through AAA.
Where to find the job: Visit FlexJobs and LinkedIn for tons of customer service jobs.
What it pays: The average base pay for an online customer service agent is $15 per hour, according to Payscale. Some of these jobs also offer signing bonuses.
Let’s face it, reconciling accounts goes faster when you DON’T have a colleague trying to tell you about what he did last weekend. And nothing says “I love my job” better than having the ability to mute people at will.
Where to find the job: Upwork, Flexjobs, Ziprecruiter.
What it pays: $42,109 as an employee, according to Salary.com. It’s possible to make more money as a freelancer, but you have to be comfortable finding your clients.
Are you an ultimate expert? If you’ve got an academic background or specialized expertise that makes you the go-to person for advice on a particular topic, now’s the time to cash in! At Justanswer.com, you’ll get paid for your knowledge. There are more than 175 categories where you could lend your expertise, including health, cars, home improvement, law, tech, and health.
Where to find the job: Apply to become an expert at JustAnswer.com.
What it pays: You get paid a percentage of a customer’s fee–20% to start, and if you are top-rated by the community, you can earn up to 50%. According to JustAnswer, a top earner can make $20 to $100 an hour. Not bad for an online job you can do from the comfort of your home.
An operations manager wears many hats. You might oversee the production of goods or services, keep the internal company processes running smoothly, and manage budgets. A college degree in business, finance, or marketing can give you an edge, but most job openings want on-the-job experience.
Where to find the job: Indeed, Remoters
What it pays: $68,439 per year, according to Payscale. Indeed advertised jobs well north of $80,000 per year.
Can you type as fast as you can talk? Use your speedy skills to transcribe audio clips for companies such as Transcribe Meor Speakwrite.com. This is the perfect gig for someone who needs flexibility (so, all parents!).
Where to find the job: speakwrite.com or transcribeme.com
What it pays: $12-20 per hour, according to Glassdoor.
From helpdesk support to IT manager positions, information technology professionals are in high demand in every industry. A computer science degree is a plus, but hands-on experience and a deep understanding of computer hardware and software are often enough to get you noticed. What do they not require? A trip to someone else’s building. IT professionals were some of the first to make the switch from a traditional office to online jobs from home.
Where to find the job: A quick Google search for “remote IT jobs” will give you an aggregated list of the most recent jobs available.
What it pays: The pay for an online IT professional varies dramatically, depending on your experience level, the company, and your job title. IT managers pull in an average annual salary of just around $90,000, according to PayScale.
Virtual Executive Assistant
Are your play dates and PTA meetings lined up neatly in your digital calendar? If organizing is your forte, an executive assistant job is a natural niche. Help organize meetings, manage projects, and manage schedules for busy executives—all from the comfort of your home.
Where to find the job: Indeed, Ziprecruiter and Monsters are great resources when searching for Virtual EA opportunities.
What it pays: Yes, there are some lower-paying jobs in this category, but many high-level executives are willing to pay top dollar for the best support, making hourly rates in the $40-$50 range pretty common.
Anyone who has to get kids out the door in time for school understands the importance of managing tight deadlines. Is keeping track of details, client requirements, and budgets your hours? Then a career in project management might be a good fit. A recent search turned up thousands of jobs advertised as online, work from home.
Where to find a job: Flexjobs and LinkedIn.
What it Pays: According to PayscaleProject Managers make an average of $76,380, not including bonuses.
Are you a wordsmith? There are plenty of opportunities online for skilled writers! Don’t know where to start? Try searching your favorite blogs for a “contribute to” section. Bloggers love the extra help, and it’s an amazing way to start building those bylines. You never know; you might end up with your own successful (money-making) blog, too!
Pssst: Tiny Beans is often on the lookout for freelance writers, and all of those positions are online jobs from home (or wherever you like to work). Check our Job Openings page for details.
Where to find the job: Mediabistro, ProBlogger, Upworkand Sonia Weiser’s Opportunities of the Week newsletter.
What it pays: Average pay ranges from a few cents a word to $75 an article.
Healthcare jobs aren’t always in-person positions. Put that RN, medical billing degree, or any other specialized certification you hold to use in a remote or telemedicine environment. Large healthcare organizations such as Anthem are almost always hiring and even have a career page dedicated to remote opportunities.
Where to find the job: Visit the websites of healthcare organizations, hospitals, clinics, and other similar institutions. Along with these options, check out health insurance providers and companies that handle medical records.
What it pays: The pay depends on your job, credentials, and experience. A licensed healthcare professional is likely to make more in a telemedicine job than a remote medical records clerk, but this shouldn’t stop you from exploring online health-related jobs. According to PayScale, the average online medical biller pay is more than $17 per hour.
Online College Professor
If you’ve got an advanced degree or serious pre-baby work experience to share with the next generation, you can be a college professor without even setting foot on campus! Universities nationwide have been offering online classes for their students for quite a while, and the demand for this teaching model has only increased since last year.
Where to find the job: Online job boards like Indeed.com or the teaching-specific job site higherjobs.com. Want to narrow your search? Try going directly to the institution career pages like Grand Canyon University and the University of Phoenix.
What it pays: About $50,000 per year, according to Glassdoor.
Is calculus your hour? Do you love a good Shakespeare play? Use your academic prowess to remotely help kids who need a little extra help after school or to teach them a fun new skill. All you need is an awesome skillset in the area you want to teach and a high-speed internet connection (with a webcam).
Where to find the job: tutor.com/apply; Outschool.com.
What it pays: For Tutor.com – $12 to $35 an hour; Outschool pays instructors 70% of the total class enrollment fees (so if 10 kids sign up for a $100 class, you get $700).
Social Media Manager
Whether you’ve built a cult following on Instagram, love a good tweet, or can’t stop making TikTok videos, now’s the time to get paid for your social media skills! Brands need social media experts to help them create and implement strategies that will help them engage with their audience and convert those followers into paid customers.
Where to find the job: Social media managers are in high demand, so these jobs can be found everywhere! Head to LinkedIn to get started.
What it pays: The average salary across the country is $55,117 per year, according to Glassdoor.com.
Online K-12 Teacher
Put your teaching degree to work at an online elementary or high school. Instead of standing in front of a whiteboard and looking for raised hands, you’ll sit behind a computer and use email, chat, and video conferencing to teach traditional public school subjects. One caveat, most of these jobs require a current, valid state teaching license. According to FlexJobs, K12 is one of the current top remote companies hiring workers.
Note: These are full-time teaching jobs, which means you’ll still need to find someone to take care of your kids while you’re at work.
Where to find the job: There are several online schools always looking for good teachers. Try K-12 or Connections Academy
What it pays: At least $42,000-$45,000 per year, depending on OnlineTeachingReview.com. And don’t forget those amazing summer and holiday breaks!
With additional reporting by Melissa Heckscher