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These 16 Sizzling Work-From-Home Jobs are Accepting Applications Right Now

Updated June 23, 2016
by Susan Shain
Senior Writer

Want to work from home?

Wondering who’s hiring right now and for what positions?

Then keep reading, because we just scoured our list of 125 innovative and remote companies

And we found 16 jobs that are 100% remote, work-from-home, telecommute, PJs-all-day, whatever you want to call it — and accepting applications right now.

A few have unlimited vacation policies, and one even offers unlimited Starbucks cards. In other words, they’re pretty sweet gigs.

Though we’ve organized them by category, we recommend you look through them all, since most don’t require any special type of experience or education.

Ready? Here we go…

Unique Remote Jobs

These openings don’t fit in any of the other categories, which means they’re actually some of the coolest ones available.

1. Online English Teacher

What a fun side gig!

As an English teacher with Education First, you’ll work a minimum of 15 hours per week, including evenings and weekends.

You need to be a native English speaker with at least an associate degree.

2. Executive Assistant

You’ve undoubtedly seen Upworthy’s inspirational stories splayed on your Facebook feed before — and right now, the popular website is searching for a “phenomenally organized” executive assistant.

Not only will you get to work closely with Upworthy’s “top two storytelling executives,” you’ll also have unlimited vacation time and full benefits.

To be eligible, you must live in the Eastern time zone.  

3. Impressive Administrative Assistant

Clevertech, an app developer, is seeking a “fun” and tech-savvy “go-getter” of an administrative assistant.

You must do well with deadlines and complex projects, and be willing to work from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST.

4. People Operations Coordinator

Are you a people person?

GitLab needs a people operations coordinator, which, in non-startup terms, is a human resources assistant.

You’ll earn $45,000-$60,000 per year, in addition to benefits like unlimited vacation!

Remote Content Jobs

Got a way with words? Or social media?

If you’re not interested in going freelance or starting your own biz, take a look at these jobs.

5. Content Specialist

Are you a “forward-leaning marketing content specialist who wants to reach an established global audience”? Can you write “exceptionally well”?

Then tech company Aha! is looking for someone like you.

6. Assistant Editor

Have you heard of The Cheat Sheet?

It’s a “set of time-saving cheats/guides to everything modern men want, need, and ought to know,” and the company is hiring an assistant editor.

You’ll need a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent experience), plus a background in editing.

7. Marketing Specialist

MonetizeMore, an ad-optimization company, is looking for a digital marketing specialist who is “content-marketing savvy,” and has experience with PR, writing and social media.

This company’s mantra is “stay hungry, stay grounded,” which it encourages through results-based incentives, surprise bonuses and fast-track promotions.

8. Social Media Manager

Finally, an excuse to hang on Facebook all day!

Toptal connects freelance designers and developers with clients worldwide — and wants someone to be the public voice of its company.

You must be active on social media and have “lots of initiative and creativity.”

Remote Customer Service Jobs

If you enjoy working with people, there are tons of work-from-home opportunities available for you.

If, on the other hand, the thought of a customer service role makes you shudder, we have a whole list of jobs just for you.

9. Customer Support Rep

InVision, which calls itself “the world’s leading design collaboration platform,” is looking for a customer support rep with weekend availability.

You must have excellent communication skills, be technically-savvy and reside in the Mountain or Pacific time zone.  

The job also comes with some sweet perks: In addition to your salary and benefits, the company will pay for membership at a gym of your choice, plus UNLIMITED Starbucks cards and books from Amazon.

10. Accounting (or Virtual CFO) Team Member

Accounting firm Summit CPA is looking for remote staff accountants

“Extensive experience with Excel” and the ability to work in a team and under pressure are required.

Oh, and how could I forget? You get Fridays off during the company’s off-peak season of November through April!

11. Customer Support Representative

Big Universe is an education technology company used in 30 countries.

It’s looking for a customer support representative to “keep customers happy” and “drive usage of our subscription-based product.” You need a bachelor’s degree to be eligible.

12. Online Ticket Agent

Are you always going to concerts or events? Get paid for your knowledge with this ticket sales position listed by WorkingSolutions.

You’ll need to work at least 20 hours per week, with some weekend hours expected. Pay ranges from $12-$18 per hour.  

13. Confidently Humble P/T Support Rep

If you’re a Penny Hoarder reader, hopefully you’re passionate about personal finance. So why not work for You Need a Budget as a customer support rep?

After a paid trial period of eight weeks, you’ll earn $13-$17 per hour and work a set schedule of 20 hours per week.

Remote Tech Jobs

We know, we know; tech is hot. Coding universities and bootcamps and internships are all the rage.

But if you don’t want to go back to school, you can still snag some technically inclined work-from-home jobs.

14. Cable/Internet Technical Support and Sales

Are you always helping people with their computer or television issues? Then this full-time cable/internet support position from Sutherland Global Solutions is perfect for you.

You’ll take inbound calls from customers — and be eligible for performance bonuses!

15. Help Desk Analyst

Make a difference by working at TNTP, a national nonprofit that “helps school systems end educational inequality.”

As a help desk analyst, you’ll troubleshoot technical issues for customers and staff. Though the position is remote, you’ll be given preference if you can work from noon to 8 p.m. EST.

P.S. This company has many positions available for educators, as well!

16. Happiness Engineer

Who wouldn’t want the title of happiness engineer?

For this position with Automattic, the company that built WordPress, you need a “working knowledge” of WordPress, HTML and CSS, as well as a “passion for solving tough problems.”

Didn’t find what you were looking for? Here are a few resources that should help:

Happy hunting!

Your Turn: Will you apply for any of these positions?

Susan Shain, senior writer for The Penny Hoarder, is always seeking adventure on a budget. Visit her blog at susanshain.com, or say hi on Twitter @susan_shain.

by Susan Shain
Contributor for The Penny Hoarder

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