Work-Whenever-You-Want Jobs From Home – [45+ Legit Companies!]

I get lots of Facebook messages and emails from people who are looking for work from home jobs that don’t come with strict, set schedules. This is probably the second most common request I get next to people looking for non-phone work from home jobs.

In the last six years, I’ve actually written about a lot of jobs like this, but I’ve never made a list of companies although I do have a list of part time work from home jobs. So this post is a big list of those jobs I’ve reviewed that allow you to work more or less when it’s convenient for you.

Note I have left off the freelance writing, editingtranscription, and translation companies because these almost always allow you the freedom to set your own schedule. The companies listed below are divided up into phone and non-phone jobs.

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Flexible Non-Phone Jobs

Lyft – Read Lyft Review – Another job not done from home, but very flexible. You can become a driver for Lyft and give rides to passengers who request them via the Lyft app. You are totally free to set your own schedule and keep all your tips. Plus, there is an option to get your pay daily via ExpressPay, or get paid out weekly. Lyft is currently needing drivers for many cities nationwide. Most Lyft drivers are able to earn at least $15 hourly.

VIPKidRead VIPKid Review – This is ESL teaching you can do whenever you want from home. It is necessary that you have at least some “formal” or “informal” teaching experience such as mentoring, tutoring, coaching, or alternative education as well as a bachelor’s degree. I’ve heard great things about this company. It’s possible to earn between $18 and $22 per hour.

QKids – Read QKids Review – Open to US, Canada, and the UK. You are eligible to apply as long as you either have a degree or are actively enrolled in a university. Earn up to $20 hourly.

SayABC – Read SayABC Review – Open to US, Canada, and Australia. Must be a native English speaker with a bachelor’s degree or above.

Write ScoreRead WriteScore ReviewWork from home scoring student essays. Note this company offers only seasonal work and they hire for a short period of time each year (hiring may be up for this year).

CamblyRead Cambly Review – ESL (English Second Language) tutoring. You are allowed to log on and work when you want provided there are tutoring sessions available. Also, no experience is needed to work for this company.

MetaverseRead Metaverse Review – Work from home community/social media moderation work where you can schedule your own hours. This company is also listed under phone jobs because they regularly hire for customer support positions which may involve the use of a phone.

3 Play MediaRead 3 Play Media Review – Work from home editing transcripts. You can log on and off and do the work at your leisure provided there is work available to do and you will commit to at least 15 hours a week.

LionbridgeRead Lionbridge Review – Work from home search engine evaluation and other non-phone task work. Work whenever you want up to 20 hours per week.

LiterablyRead Literably Review – Work from home transcription/scoring. You listen to students read aloud and then type out their errors. This company usually only has work during the school year.

Elevate K12Read Elevate K12 Review – Work from home tutoring. You can work any hours you want as long as it’s between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Fancy HandsRead Fancy Hands Review – Work from home task-based virtual assisting. Log on anytime and if there are tasks you can do, you can claim them. There are almost always lots of tasks available. Note this is sort of phone and sort of non-phone since some of the tasks will involve the phone and some won’t. But it’s up to you which ones you claim.

Measurement, Inc.Read Measurement, Inc. Review – Work from home scoring tests. Must have a four-year degree. Flexible, but you will have to work Monday through Friday. Pays around $11 hourly.

HumanaticRead Humanatic Review – Work from home listening to recorded phone conversations and label them according to specific criteria. You can work as much or little as you want. Note this is extra money, if that. Most people aren’t able to make much money at all doing this.

Panda Tree – Read PandaTree Review – Work at home tutoring kids in Mandarin or Spanish. Work whenever you want, between 5 and 15 hours weekly.

PearsonRead Pearson Review – Work at home scoring tests. You can work anytime you want provided you commit to at least 20 hours a week.

iSoftStoneRead iSoftStone Review – This is work from home search evaluation although they also occasionally have other types of projects, too. You can log in and work whenever you want as long as you commit to at least 10 hours per week.

The Smart Crowd – Read The Smart Crowd Review – This falls into the category of work from home data entry jobs, very much just extra money and not steady work at all. You can log in at any time and do the work if it’s there to do. Lots of times it’s not.

BrainfuseRead Brainfuse Review – Work from home tutoring. It may be possible to work on your own schedule if there are any tutoring sessions you can grab.

ShutterstockRead Shutterstock Review – They have occasional openings for remote image reviewers. You must commit to at least 25 hours per week, but these can be arranged around your own schedule.

StudypoolRead Studypool Review – This is a site you can use to sign up as an online academic tutor and then provide homework help. Work whenever you want. You must have a degree or currently be in college/university, trying to get one.

ClickworkerRead Clickworker Review – Short task work. Log in and work whenever you want if the work is there to do.

Amazon Mechanical TurkRead Amazon Mechanical Turk Review – Another short task site, powered by Amazon. Log in and work anytime. There is always work to do, but you wont’ always be able to find work that is worth the pay.

Stitch FixRead Stitch Fix Stylist Review – Work at home curating boxes for Stitch Fix, picking out clothes. There’s a 15 hour a week minimum, but you can work them around your own schedule. They only hire in certain US locations, which vary.

Tutor.comRead Tutor.com Review – Online tutoring. You can set your own schedule and tutor when you’re available.

Ask WonderRead AskWonder Review – This is work at home research, open worldwide, although it is not available in a few certain US states. You can work as much or as little as you want, anytime you want.

Ginger.io – Read Ginger.io Review – Because this is a 24 hour service, it’s possible to work at home for Ginger.io and schedule yourself for hours around the clock. However, you need to be a licensed/certified and trained psychiatrist or therapist to get accepted here.

You can see many more non-phone jobs for more ideas!

Flexible Phone Jobs

Aira – Read Aira Review – This company hires independent contractors in the US to participate in voice chats with the blind and visually impaired for the purpose of helping them complete everyday tasks. Pay may be around $15 hourly, and you can benefit from a flexible schedule.

Hilton WorldwideRead Hilton Review – A reader on my Facebook page mentioned that Hilton lets you build your own schedule. They hire reservation sales specialists, customer care coordinators, and guest experience specialists to work from home. However, you have to train on-site for many weeks at either their Tampa, FL or Dallas, TX headquarters prior to working from home, so it’s pretty location-based.

MetaverseRead Metaverse Review – They hire home-based customer support reps. You can schedule your own hours here the last I was aware.

LearnlightRead Learnlight Review – Company formerly known as ISUS. ESL (English Second Language) teaching from home. The work is done via Voip connection. You can set your own schedule as long as you work Monday – Friday and can commit to at least 24 hours per week. Shifts are usually done in 2-4 hour blocks.

ARC ConsultingRead ARC Review – Telephone mystery shopping. Like most other phone mystery shopping companies, you can do the calls anytime as long as you’re calling during normal business hours. This should also be considered just extra money since you can’t depend on the work to be steady.

Ver-A-Fast – Outbound calling, mainly to newspaper customers. Mostly working nights and weekends, at least 15 hours a week. You can usually log on and off as needed provided you meet your hourly quota every week. I should mention this company gets lots of negative reviews from former workers although they are a legit company.

ParamedsRead Parameds Review – Outbound calling for medical records retrieval. The work is done Monday through Friday and you can work anytime during business hours. However, lots of workers say they stay pretty busy the entire time because sometimes they have lots of calls to make.

VoiceLogRead Voicelog Review – They hire third party call verification agents to work from home. You can set your own schedule as long as you are working in 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6 hour blocks.

AriseRead Arise Review – Work from home customer support. This is more of a home business opportunity since you have to become incorporated to begin servicing their clients. The schedule here is known for being extremely flexible,  you can work things around your schedule to a point although ultimately it’s going to depend on the needs of the client(s) you are servicing.

NextWave AdvocacyRead NextWave Review – Conducting outbound political calls. You have to commit to 20 hours a week but you can work the hours at anytime during the day or evening. This is project-based work, so the work will come and go.

OnPoint AdvocacyRead OnPoint Review – Similar to the work you do for NextWave (above). You are free to make your calls anytime between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. Monday through Friday. You have to commit to at least 25 hours per week. This is also project-based work and the company may not always have projects available for you to work on.

Pleio-GoodstartRead Pleio Goodstart Review – Work from home calling people for medication reminders. You can make the calls on your own schedule provided they are done between 8 a.m. and 9 p.m. in the patient’s time zone Monday through Friday or 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturdays.

Yardi-Matrix – Read Yardi Matrix Review – This is a phone job from home where background noise doesn’t matter. You are calling apartment complexes pretending to be a renter in order to gather information. You can do your calling on your own schedule provided it’s between the hours of 9 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Perception StrategiesRead Perception Strategies Review – Phone mystery shopping. Like the other phone mystery shopping opps I have listed, you can do the work anytime provided the business you are calling is open.

LiveOpsRead LiveOps Review – Work from home customer service. It is possible to set your own schedule here in blocks of time as small as 30 minutes.

Time Etc.Read Time Etc. Review – Work from home as a virtual assistant for Time Etc. This is flexible work provided you can work Monday-Friday, at least five hours a week.

VOIQRead VOIQ Review – Work from home making calls from the VOIQ app. Some sales experience required. You can set your own schedule.

TelelanguageRead Telelanguage Review – This company lets you set your own schedule as an over-the-phone interpreter. You must be fluent in English and another language with some interpretation experience to qualify.

For more flexible phone jobs, see this post: Work From Home Phone Jobs With Flexible Schedules

Are You OK With Working Offline?

If so, you should check out this big list of 80 side gigs that let you work whenever you want. These are things like ride-sharing, car-sharing, personal shopping, and more that you can earn good money doing.

Want To Find More High-Paying Home-Based Jobs?

I recommend getting a membership at FlexJobs. I’m a member here, and love it! They pre-screen all their job leads for scams prior to posting them and most of what I’ve found pay a respectable wage. They also have a policy against posting job leads submitted by companies that do not have actual, physical offices.

FlexJobs has been listed as the top site for telecommuting jobs on Forbes, CNN, USA Today, and several other reputable media outlets. You can go into Account Settings once you have your membership and set it up so it doesn’t bill you for the next month if you just want to try it for a month and see how you like it. This is what I did, but I opted to keep my membership.

It costs $14.95 monthly, and it’s easy to cancel. You can get 30 percent off your membership if you use promo code AFFILPROMO at checkout.

Do you need a work at home job that lets you work whenever you want? Here's a list of 45 companies that regularly offer work from home jobs with no set schedule.

Post originally published on August 14, 2014. Updated and republished on November 27, 2019.

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