Want to Work From Home? These 5 Companies are Hiring Right Now
Editor's note 8/12/16: Applications are no longer being accepted for the Confidently Humble Referral Program Manager, but lots of other awesome work-from-home jobs are available on our site! And make sure to check back often, as we are always posting killer jobs as we find them!
Looking for a career change -- or just a way to make extra money from home? We found some fun and unique opportunities!
And these aren’t your typical gigs. We vetted these job listings for fun companies and exciting work. Plus, most of these positions come with no degree requirement.
These five companies are hiring remote workers right now:
1. Get Paid to Write About “Game of Thrones,” Comic Books and “The Walking Dead”
Nerd Much, “an enthusiast-driven nerdy pop culture site,” is hiring a writer to cover shows about superheroes, sci-fi, Netflix originals -- anything of “the nerdier variety.”
You must follow some cult-favorite shows like “Game of Thrones” and “The Walking Dead” religiously, so this is a gig for anyone who loves to nerd out!
The position requires some previous writing experience, and you’ll write about one 1,000-word editorial piece per week. Name your own rate.
To apply: Email a cover letter, links to previous writing and your preferred rate to the address listed here.
2. Earn $16 an Hour Helping Customers of This Designer Shoe Brand
Tieks by Gavrieli -- the creator of the $200 ballet flats -- is hiring a customer experience representative to work remotely.
In this work-from-home, contract position, your main duties will include responding to customer emails, providing professional support over the phone and via online chat, as well as engaging customers on social media.
As a high-end fashion brand, Tieks takes customer service seriously.
This position requires previous experience and a bachelor’s degree, as well as strong written and verbal communication skills. Your interest in fashion is a plus!
To apply: Send your cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with the job title in the subject line.
3. Launch and Run a Customer Loyalty Program for YNAB
Budgeting software company You Need a Budget (YNAB) is hiring a Confidently Humble Referral Program Manager to engage and excite its customer base.
This full-time, work-from-anywhere position comes with killer benefits:
- 100% premium paid on health, dental and vision insurance
- Minimum three weeks’ vacation, plus two weeks’ holiday break
- Conference and education budget
- Company retreats around the world
You should be excited about YNAB’s company culture and about growing a customer base. The job doesn’t come with specific degree or experience requirements, but you’ll get “bonus points” if you have previous experience managing a customer loyalty program.
YNAB hires U.S.-based or international workers, though they favor (but don’t require) California- or Utah-based workers for this position.
If this full-time job isn’t a fit, YNAB is also hiring a part-time (20 hours/week) work-from-home Customer Support Rep. It comes with fewer perks, but you still get in on the company culture and even the 401(k)!
To apply: Attach your cover letter and resume to the application form here. Each position asks for specific content in its cover letter, so review the job description carefully before applying.
4. Manage Social Media Accounts to Connect With Fitness Professionals
AFPA (American Fitness Professionals & Associates), which provides personal fitness trainer certification, is hiring a Social Media Coordinator to manage its various social media accounts and drive traffic to its website, blog and online store.
You’ll connect with AFPA’s audience through various platforms, including Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and LinkedIn.
This remote, part-time position requires one to two years’ experience in social media management for brands and at least two years’ experience in the fitness industry. You should be excited about the newest developments in social media, as well as health and fitness.
To apply: Include a summary of your fitness industry work experience and salary requirements in your cover letter, and submit it with your resume here.
5. Earn Money Off Your Psychic Abilities From the Comfort of Your Home
Do you have experience and skill in any of these metaphysical abilities?
- Dream Interpretation
- Medium or Channeling
Psychic Source is hiring advisors for its phone or chat readings. You’ll get to work from home and set your own schedule, anywhere between eight and 40 hours per week.
You’ll receive support and promotion from Psychic Source, and pay is a base rate per call (not specified), plus a per-minute bonus depending on the length of your calls.
To apply: Access the application process here. You’ll submit an application that details your abilities and experience. Next, you’ll provide one or two 10-15-minute readings to a Psychic Source evaluator to determine whether you’re a fit.
Best wishes in your job hunt!
Your Turn: Are you looking for more work-from-home jobs? What kind of gigs would you like to see?
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).