If you want to start working from home, it helps to know which jobs are available right now. Applying to jobs that are not currently hiring is not the best use of your time unless you're looking for a back-up option. Fortunately, there are many jobs that hire often.
1. Education First
Education First will pay $20 per hour to teach students English online. Teachers have flexible schedules and deliver one-on-one 25-minute sessions to kids ages 5 to 10. The company says new teachers can start instructing online in as little as two weeks.
To qualify to teach online with Education First, you must be fluent in English, have completed a bachelor's degree in any field, and also have a minimum 40 hour TEFL Certificate or equivalent. Apply here!
2. Blooms Today
Blooms Today is hiring sales representatives to join their team. Almost anyone in the United States can apply for the position except residents living in California, Texas, and Florida. Blooms today stresses how important the sales representative role is to the team. They are typically the first point of contact customers make.
The main role of the sales team is to answer phone calls and help educate potential buyers about their products. You will be taught the best tactics for selling products, which will come with experience and knowledge. Earnings start at $15 per hour, with the top representatives getting $22 an hour.
3. The Smart Crowd
The Smart Crowd is looking for a few different applicants, including ads accessors and ad evaluators. Both positions are open to beginners. The evaluator positions that are currently available do require dual-language applicants in languages like German, French, and Japanese.
The main duty will be providing feedback and analysis on ads found in search engine advertisements. You don’t have to reside in any specific state to be considered. You do, however, need to have at least lived in the United States for 3-5 years to get the job.
If you don’t mind being on the phone and talking to customers, OutPLEX would be a great remote working opportunity to check out. OutPLEX is one of the leading teleservices contact centers that supports brands with live chat and by phone. Agents must type between 30-50 words per minute (with no errors) and have a Windows Operating System; MAC devices are unfortunately not compatible.
Typing skills are essential for almost any remote job. Feel free to brush on your typings skills using free resources like TypingTest.com to help you practice.
Study.com is currently hiring a practice test question writer. This position would involve writing practice test questions that meet the content, format, and difficulty of the real tests that the site helps people prepare for. The goal of a practice test question writer is to make sure users take high-quality practice tests that give them a good experience of what the real test will be like.
This role would also require that you review the available test materials and example questions for a particular test to create accurate questions. Study.com pays every two weeks and allows you to set your hours so long as you meet deadlines.
6. The Social Element
If you enjoy being on social media, The Social Element could be the perfect role for you. They recommend that you have a background in social media work, but if it doesn't have to be extensive.
The Social Element also asks that you have confidence in digital technology and keep up with the newest trends. The community manager role is in charge of helping clients protect their online reputation and do their best to make sure the brand is kept safe at all times. Applicants must be proficient in English, but there are additional openings for other languages as well. The more knowledge you have of social media platforms, the better money you can make.
Hours will vary depending on which project or campaign that you are assigned to work on.
The Chatdesk is looking for virtual chat agents to help support furniture companies such as CabinetParts.com and AptDeco. The company aims to improve customer support through messaging and analytics. This would be a great role for anyone looking to do customer service work without having to actually be on the phone. This is a contract job that pays $15 to $20 per hour.
You must be at least 18 years old to apply. You should also have some experience in the furniture industry and understand basic carpentry styles and methods so you can better assist customers.
Another option you may want to consider is the Chat Shop, which if often hiring for remote chat agent jobs.
You may or may not know, but UHaul offers work from home positions as well. These openings are available to US residents only. UHaul looks for help in both customer service and booking agents. Training and work will be flexible and can both be done from home. Agents are in charge of answering questions and inquiries about non-profit. There are a few states that UHaul is currently not hiring in. Also, there are a few cities that aren’t hiring, but people in other parts of those states can apply for the openings.
- New York City
You must have high-speed internet with 5MB up to 10MB down or better to begin working from home with UHaul.
It's nice to know that there are jobs online that you can start ASAP. If you are a beginner or not, some jobs will give you a shot, and you can start working in just a few weeks. To get started, you just need basic equipment and might even get paid training. If you want to begin working from home, these companies are a great place to start.