Need a Job? These 4 Companies are Hiring Work-From-Home Employees Right Now
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If you’re looking for flexible work you can do from anywhere, then you should check out these interesting opportunities we found!
These four companies are hiring for either part-time or temporary work-from-home jobs with a flexible schedule. These could help you make extra money as a side job, work around childcare or even beef up your side hustle income.
Check out the details below -- and be sure to let us know if you land one of these jobs!
1. Break into Online Marketing
Online marketing firm Sequoia Technologies is hiring a part-time or entry-level social media coordinator. A paid internship for the same position is also available.
You’ll work 25-30 hours per week and earn about $25,000 per year. If you’re a student, the company is looking for a business or marketing major who can balance that amount of work with school this fall.
This sounds like an ideal opportunity if you want to break into social media marketing and blogging for businesses.
The job gives you hands-on work in the industry, a fantastic learning opportunity and resume-builder. Sequoia manages social media and blogs for client businesses, so you’ll be running Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest accounts and more.
To apply: Write a cover letter demonstrating your communication chops and summing up your education path and goals, experience and skills, as well as why you want the job. Include links to a portfolio or work samples.
2. Get in on the Ground Floor With This Transportation Startup
You may not want to hear about another rideshare company -- but what if you could work for one without leaving your house?
You’ll provide email, live chat and phone customer service to assist both riders and drivers with account issues, scheduling, refunds and other service-related questions.
The position is 16-20 hours per week, mostly evenings and weekends. Customer service experience and writing proficiency are necessary, and a degree in marketing or PR is a plus, but not required.
To apply: Fill out your application here, including your resume and links to writing samples.
Bonus: If you are interested in a new rideshare opportunity, you can sign up here to be a driver in Texas, California, Phoenix, Portland or Seattle.
3. Work When You Want, Doing Online Research
Are you an information junkie? This gig could be a fun, interesting way to make extra money while you learn about an array of new topics.
Wonder helps customers save time by providing research and resources to answer questions like:
- “What is the market size for mobile-based microfinance in Africa?”
- “I need a list of 10 NYC-based social media firms with fewer than 10 people.”
- “What are five new trends in online food ordering?”
Wonder is hiring freelance researchers to work from home and complete customer requests. You’ll set your own schedule, choose which and how many research requests you complete, and get paid per request.
Wonder says “top researchers can earn up to $20-$30 per hour.”
We know from former researcher and TPH staff writer Jamie Cattanach that typical pay is $13 and up per request. The time to it takes to complete the research is up to you, but it could mean you make around $13 an hour.
“You have to complete a research project gratis to qualify, and that’s about a two-hour time investment,” Cattanach points out. But overall, “It’s not bad. And if you’re genuinely interested in learning, it’s awesome.”
To apply: Start your application here. You’ll fill out your basic info and why you want to be a researcher. Then you’ll complete a trial research assignment.
4. Help Teachers Get Kids Excited About Science
Mystery Science (not to be confused with “Mystery Science Theater 3000”) is an education company providing “open-and-go” lessons in science for elementary teachers.
It’s hiring a teacher success advocate to provide support for teachers using the company’s lessons. You would be -- this is so sweet! -- “a supportive, responsive friend for teachers who reach out for help.”
You’ll guide teachers in using the service, as well as answer any account and technical questions, via email or phone. You’ll also report customer communications to your team members to help improve the service.
You can work from anywhere, and this is a full-time position for the next two months during back-to-school season, with the possibility of becoming permanent.
A representative from the company told TPH pay is negotiable based on experience, so name your rate!
To apply: Fill out your application and attach your resume here.
Good luck, Penny Hoarders!
Your Turn: Have you seen any interesting work-from-home jobs hiring lately?
Dana Sitar (@danasitar) is a staff writer at The Penny Hoarder. She’s written for Huffington Post, Entrepreneur.com, Writer’s Digest and more, attempting humor wherever it’s allowed (and sometimes where it’s not).