Are you having trouble finding flexible work-at-home jobs without set hours? Just because you aren’t available from 8-5 every day doesn’t mean there isn’t a flexible remote job that would be perfect for you. These are some of our top choices for anyone who needs more control over their work schedule.
We are thrilled that working from home is becoming fairly standard. It makes it much easier to find a remote job. However not everyone has the ability to take an 8-5 job and/or work as an employee.
Maybe you aren’t able to afford childcare or quality childcare isn’t readily available in your area. Maybe you homeschool your kids and need to leave time open during the day. Perhaps you have health issues that won’t allow you to work for long periods. Traveling full-time? Sticking to a set schedule can be tricky.
Whatever your reason, there are plenty of flexible remote jobs available. Here are some of our favorites.
To see more options, be sure and join the Busy Work at Home Moms Facebook group to see current remote job listings.
How to Find Flexible Work at Home Jobs with No Set Schedule
Flexible work-at-home jobs may mean your job hunt needs to look different than if you were looking for a traditional remote position.
Here are a few options to consider before you start your job hunt:
- Consider gig economy jobs – These positions do have some downsides, such as no benefits and no guaranteed income, but if you need flexibility, they can be a great option.
- Become your own boss – Running a business from home does mean that you sometimes work more hours than you were planning on simply because there is no one else to share the workload, but it can be a fantastic option if you want to set your hours.
Best Flexible Work at Home Jobs
1 – Freelance Writer
Do you love to write? Are there topics you are passionate about? Freelance writing may be a great way to earn money from home.
The best place to get started as a freelance writer are finding blogs or websites that hire contributors. They don’t always care about experience as long as you have something interesting to say.
If you want to increase your freelance writing income, consider content creation for small to mid-size businesses. Learn more about becoming a freelance writer here.
2 – Virtual Assistant
Working as a virtual assistant can be a great option if you need something with flexible and variable hours. In this role, you could do anything from respond to emails, graphic design, or website maintenance. There are so many options and you are able to pick and choose what skills you promote.
There are companies that hire virtual assistants but it’s often better to start your own business and find clients that are a good fit for you. Facebook groups for bloggers can be a great place to get started. Small businesses often pay a higher rate but will want to see some experience first.
3 – Remote Personal Stylist
If you love fashion and helping women feel confident, being a personal stylist may be a great option for you. You can start your own business to do this if you’d like, or you can look to companies like Stitch Fix that hire remote personal stylists.
4 – Bookkeeping
Bookkeeping is a growing field as many small and mid-size businesses are looking to outsource. If you have a background in accounting, you’ll have loads of opportunities available, but even if you don’t, many bookkeeping skills can be learned.
I recommend starting with this free bookkeeping course to get a feel for the field. If it seems like something that you would enjoy, you may want to invest in a more thorough bookkeeping course to jumpstart your career.
5 – Editing
If you have a good eye for detail, editing may be a great fit for you. You will have deadlines, but in general, clients do not care when you do the work, only that it gets done on time.
6 – Transcription
Transcription jobs are generally lower-paying, but they can be a great way to start working from home if you need a flexible schedule. You are usually paid per minute of transcription so it is fairly easy to stop when you need to and pick it up again when you have some time available.
Some companies who pay for transcription:
7 – Search Engine Evaluator
Working as a search engine evaluator can be a great side gig. These positions are project-based and often have limited hours, so it isn’t a great choice if you need a stable income, but it can be a great way to earn some money on the side. A search engine evaluator is exactly what it sounds like; users evaluate websites based on a number of predetermined factors.
Where to find search engine evaluator jobs:
8 – Blogging
Blogging can be a great way to earn money from home when you need a flexible schedule. If you need an immediate income, blogging will not be the best choice for you since it can take some time to start seeing any profit. It can be a great way to work on your own schedule once your blog is established.
There are many ways that you can earn money with a blog, including sponsored posts, ad revenue, and affiliate income.
9 – Remote Customer Service
Remote customer service jobs are not always flexible, but you can find some that are. Look for jobs that want help with their email customer service because often this work can be done at any time during the day as long as you respond within a reasonable amount of time.
Places to look for customer service jobs:
10 – Reseller
A reseller is someone who purchases products at a discount and resells them at a higher price. You can dabble in this by selling items on Facebook Marketplace or Ebay but if you want to make some real money look into Amazon FBA.
Amazon FBA, or Fullfilled by Amazon, allows you to ship products into an Amazon warehouse so that Amazon can fulfill orders when they are placed. This means that once you ship your products off, Amazon will take care of everything for you, unless you’d like to do some additional marketing.
You can source products in local stores, through retail arbitrage, or source products directly from the manufacturer.
11 – Curriculum Writer
Do you have a background in education? Are you currently homeschooling your kids? if either of these describe you, being a curriculum writer may be a great fit. This position usually falls under the category of work that can be done anytime as long as it is finished by the deadline, making it a great fit if you need full control over your schedule.
Companies that Pay you to Create Curriculum (or places you can sell it):
12 – Rover Petsitter
There aren’t many jobs that will pay you to sit and cuddle someone’s dog but petsitting with Rover will. This is not likely to create a full-time income but it can be a great side gig if you aren’t able to fully focus on working as an employee during the day.
Rover will allow you to set your own rate, choose the size pet you are comfortable with and sell yourself a bit by giving you space to add photos of your home and list your experience.
You can earn higher rates if you are available over holidays when the demand for petsitters is high.
13 – YouTuber
Earning an income on YouTube may seem like a bit of a pipe dream but it is very possible. If you are good on camera and have a skill to share you can do very well earning ad money through a YouTube channel. Like blogging, YouTube does take some time to build up. You will not be eligible to earn ad revenue income until your channel reaches 1,000 subscribers and 4,000 valid public watch hours.
14 – Taking Surveys
Admittedly, this is something that is better suited as a side hustle, but it can be a great way to supplement your income if you just need a bit extra each month. Some sites will not only pay for surveys but also pay for watching short ad videos and other tasks, so they are great to do when you have a few minutes to spare.
Places to earn money taking surveys:
15 – Multi-Level Marketing
MLM’s get a bad rap but they can be a great way to earn an income when you need a flexible schedule. You can find products from nearly every industry, but the product isn’t the only consideration. Look carefuly at the business model before joining as some are much better about taking care of their consultants than others.
Before joining an MLM, be sure you know how to avoid these common MLM mistakes.
16 – Create Amazon KDP products
Are you skilled with basic graphic design? Creating low-content products for Amazon KDP may be a great option for you. Products such as lined journals, food journals, children’s activity books and more can be created quickly and created on demand through Amazon.
17 – Donate Plasma
Donating plasma can be a great side gig if you just need occassional extra cash. While not quite a work at home job, donating plasma can be a very flexible source of income. Plasma donation sites often have promotions available for the first month that you donate. Depending on need you can sometimes earn $1000 your first month and several hundred dollars a month each month afterwards. Some centers have childcare and allow you to come on your own schedule.
18 – Affiliate Marketer
Working as an affiliate marketer is one of my favorite ways to earn passive income, which is perfect when you need a flexible schedule. I still earn an income for content that I created years ago.
Learn more about working as an affiliate marketer here.
19 – Outschool Flex Classes
Outschool is a great platform that connects teachers with students. They are primarily known for their live classes, which can be a great source of income, but if you need a more flexible schedule they do offer Flex classes. Flex classes are created ahead of time and teachers are expected to stay in contact with students during the course, but not required to do any live teaching.
20 – Social Media Manager
If you have a strong background in social media or have any experience as a blogger or influencer, working as a remote social media manager can be a great choice. Some social media manager jobs do require set hours but if you look for a remote position, most of the time the hours are fairly flexible.
Larger companies often need round the clock social listening for customer service purposes so they are more likely to assign shifts. Small to mid-size companies often just need a part-time social media manager, which is the perfect choice for a remote position.
21 – Graphic Designer
Graphic design work lends itself very well to flexible remote work. You can find businesses of all sizes who need graphic design work. Project-based assignments can be a great option if you don’t want a long-term commitment.
22 – Stock Photographer
Working as a professional photographer is often requires long hours and is not very flexible. There are other options to use your skills though. Working as a stock photographer will allow you to create the photos that you want and sell them on stock photography sites. The great thing about working as a stock photographer is you can sell each photo multiple times. Income may not be consistant right away but this is a great opportunity for passive income long-term.
23 – Website Designer
Website design is a very in-demand skill. If you have some WordPress skills or basic coding skills you can teach yourself how to design websites. the great thing about this work is it is project-based and has very little client-facing time. This leaves you free to work when you are available during the day, provided you meet your deadlines.
24 – Facebook Ad Manager
Facebook ad management is an essential job that small and mid-sized businesses like to outsource. Even if they do their social media management in-house, they often like to find an expert to tackle their Facebook ads. Take a few online course on Facebook ad management to develop the right skills.
25 – Shop with InstaCart
Instacart is not a work at home job but it is a flexible side gig. This is a relatively stressfree side gig that you can add in when you have a spare moment. There’s no commitment to work specific hours so this can be a great source of income when you need a bit extra.