So, your remote full-time job might leave you a bit of space to work on your hobbies. Why don’t you leverage the opportunity by transforming them into part-time remote jobs?
There are many reasons to search for online work, now more than ever. Post-Covid, billions of people worldwide are forced to complete their jobs from home, with the situation having its pros and cons. New, additional projects you finally have the time to work on might be among the cons that covid-19 stay-at-home situation created for us. And you can earn money from them.
Maybe you’re just a busy mum who wishes for a small income while staying at home, taking care of her kids. Or you’re a person who prefers a home office’s privacy and can combine some work tasks with the home ones. Or, you might be a digital nomad who wants to travel the world post covid and fund a share of his travels by completing online-part time remote jobs from anywhere in the world with an internet connection.
No matter the scenario that describes your situation, the pandemic introduces us to a new reality where jobs from home are becoming the new norm. And that means you can leverage the opportunity and accomplish a lot. With the right schedule and mindset in place, you can set your mind on side jobs, which will also earn you extra money.
How hard is it to work from home?
For many of us, remote jobs always meant living the dream of location-independent, non-micromanaged work life. Apart from some mandatory zoom calls and fixed meetings, the work-schedule is relatively flexible and adjustable. That works as a great advantage, as it frees you from the ordinary 9 to 5 conventional office schedule, which might clash with your routines, sleep, and productivity.
If that’s the life you wish for, know that you’re not alone.
However, during a pandemic, things are tough. Working from home with your kids, partners, or family in the house can be harder than it sounds at first. You might also find it hard to be productive while working remotely, or you might be dealing with isolation and anxiety.
Full time or part-time remote jobs?
There are high-paying jobs you can do from home available to you. If you’re stuck at home unemployed, you could be looking for full-time online jobs from home out of necessity. If that’s the case, and you wish to be employed in a secure, full-time job you can complete from anywhere, there are also some online options for you.
But if you’re not ready to look for a higher-paying online full-time position or don’t want to add a permanent part-time job to your daily life, a flexible side job inspired by your hobbies is the perfect solution.
You can work as much as you want. You’ll plan your schedule based on how much you want to accomplish and earn. The best part? You might end up with some new skills or a full-time freelancing career. The ideal scenario? You start an online business.
So let me help you open your world to new opportunities.
In this post, you’ll find a list of ideas for part-time remote jobs that might suit you. What sounds like a good side job to make extra money during the unprecedented times we’re experiencing? What are the skills you’ll need and which one suits you better?
Best part-time work from home and freelance jobs:
IT, software engineers, or developers.
Either you want to assist with service interruptions or build an app, or a custom website, programming and tech-related side hustles are great choices. You’ll mostly need a computer and relevant skills—ideal for people who have a B.S in computer science, software engineering, or information systems.
Digital marketing professionals
Social media, SEO, Blogging, paid advertising, domain research, affiliate marketing… The digital marketing spectrum is a big field with never-ending opportunities that cover many skills. There are literally A LOT of things you can accomplish if you’re a digital marketing gig, and you can earn a lot by working on that side hustle. Digital marketing also offers full-time opportunities for the highest-paying online jobs, and you can work from home.
You’ll need; Knowledge in the field. I would recommend you pick one interest (branding, paid advertising, organic advertising, affiliate marketing, SEO, social media) and become a master. You won’t need extra effort or a bachelor’s degree if you love what you’re learning. Just pick an amazing course and make it work.
Online wellness coaches or therapists
If you’re a licensed wellness professional or coach, there are online platforms like Talkspace, BetterHelp, and Amwell that you can be employed and have 1:1 online sessions with clients. However, there are options even for those who don’t have a degree or a license. If you enjoy talking and helping people, you can offer your coaching services on freelancing sites like Fiverr. I was surprised to see even Tinder coaches inside the platform!
You’ll need; Some basic knowledge of the human mind and psychology concepts. People will likely choose you if you’re certified and professional; therefore, investing in wellness and CBT coaches online is a smart move. Coaching and lifestyle advice is a great and transformative thing when given correctly.
A virtual event planner or virtual assistant
Pro covid, event planners had an enjoyable (and hectic, I must acknowledge) time planning social, retail, marketing, and business events worldwide. Post covid, virtual events are the big thing. Therefore, anyone who enjoys hosting and organizing events can still do it from the comfort of his couch. Not bad, huh?
You’ll need; Social and organizational skills and a basic understanding of how to run an event.
Not really a part-time job, but considering the amount of money you can make by selling stuff you don’t need online, well. You can earn a significant income, and you might end up enjoying the whole process. (Irrelevant disclosure; I never did.)
You’ll need; A seller accounts in e-commerce platforms like eBay, Poshmark, Carousel, or Amazon.
Rent your space
Same as above, but less common if you don’t have a spare apartment or you aren’t a digital nomad. I rent my space in Athens through Airbnb and made a good income from it.
You’ll need; To list your space as a host on online platforms. The most common one is Airbnb, but there are other options as well, such as VRBO.
Teacher and tutor part-time remote jobs
Among the most common and easiest online work from home jobs are tutoring and teaching. Even before the pandemic, teaching online via Zoom, Skype, or Microsoft-teams was usual. Post covid, it’s one of our new realities and an integral part of the education system. Teachers and tutors can leverage that opportunity by scheduling online classes either as a part of full-time, location free work.
You’ll need; A laptop if you’re a teacher. But even if you’re not, consider that you can teach anything you’re good at by creating online courses and posting them on platforms such as Fiverr, Udemy, and other online course sites. Teaching your language if you’re not a native English speaker is also an amazing idea many people do.
Translator and proofreader
No matter whether you’re bilingual or multilingual. And you may wish to try and pick up a new language while you’re learning it. Either way, check out FlexJobs’ list of companies with remote translation jobs.
If you don’t want to go for it full-time, you can join Facebook groups or freelancing sites to offer your translation services.
You’ll need; A natural incline and love for the languages. Translating an “About page” might sound easy, but what if someone chooses you for a 100-page mini novel?
Video or photo editor part-time remote jobs
Photographers and videographers can take their talent anywhere and create epic stuff. I always recommend having your own site with your portfolio of projects and work handy, as people will consider you professional and more likely book you for high-paying jobs. There are many freelance platforms for creative photographers and videographers like you, so make sure you’ll stand out.
What you’ll need; Your skills and camera gear. If photography is a hobby or field you really want to invest in, start now. Invest in some great online courses, and who knows? You might end up unlocking your passion.
Graphic and web designer part-time remote jobs
From logo to website creation, graphic and web designers can work with brands, businesses, and individuals and unleash their talent and potential by using only a computer. If you have a talent for designing, you can easily take over some amazing side projects and easily earn a sizable income.
What you’ll need; Talent in designing or knowledge in the field. Graphic design is also a skill you can acquire if you invest some time and money learning it.
Business consulting and business services
B2B potential is high. Depending on your knowledge and professional field, you can identify the market size and offer some independent consulting or individual services to businesses that might need your skills or advice in a specific project. How can you help brands and businesses achieve their goals? How can you contribute to their growth?
You’ll need; A simple professional, freelancing site that will show your expertise and what’s in it if they buy your services.
Last but not least. Freelance writing takes time, pain, and patience, but it’s one of the most rewarding and creative paths you can follow if you enjoy putting your thoughts on an empty craft and transforming it into something. Nowadays, multiple platforms will pay for your writing, and if you’re consistent, you will see results, traffic, and income.
There are multiple ways to make money writing. Still, if you want to choose to do freelancing, the most common ways are requesting to write for publications, participating in online writing platforms, or get copywriting freelancing jobs.
You’ll need; Your laptop, reading consistency, and writing consistency. As Stephen King puts it;
“If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot.”
You can definitely invest in some copywriting courses to improve your writing, depending on how far you want to go.