If you’re busy or have unpredictable days it can be hard to find a job to go along with your schedule. This is pretty problematic when you’re wanting to earn extra income!
Luckily, now that we’re shifting toward a “gig economy” there are more options than ever for those with fluctuating schedules.
Whether you’re looking for a way to earn a part-time income, need a side hustle, or are a mom looking to earn extra money during your down time, you’ll like these work when you want jobs.
3PlayMedia – Transcription & Transcript Editing
3PlayMedia hires transcript editors to work from home. Job duties include transcribing audio and editing imperfect transcriptions.
You get to decide which jobs you’d like to complete. Depending on your speed and efficiency pay is $10-$30 per hour.
Rev.com – Transcription
Rev.com hires contractors to transcribe audio and video and caption video. Transcriptionists can earn $0.36-$0.65 per audio minute. Captioners earn $0.45 to $0.75 per video minute. (Audio/Video minute is NOT what you’ll actually earn.)
TranscribeMe – Transcription
TranscribeMe contracts transcriptionists to transcribe 2-4-minute audio clips. (A good place for beginners to start.) Pay is around $15-$22 per audio hour.
Work when you want but daily work is not guaranteed.
Uber is a rideshare company, much like a taxi service. This company allows you to give rides to Uber customers. Everything is done through an app. Your schedule is completely flexible.
To qualify as a driver, you need a valid driver’s license, an eligible car with at least four doors, and have been licensed for at least one year (3 years if under age 23) and have an eligible vehicle. (There may also be more requirements.)
You can sign up to be an Uber driver here.
Lyft is another company that allows you to work as a driver on demand.
You must pass several different background checks and inspections. You’ll also need to be at least 21 and have a four-door car that meets their requirements.
You can sign up to be a Lyft Driver here.
DoorDash – Driving/Delivering
With DoorDash you can make deliveries from local merchants to customers.
You must be at least age 18 to qualify. You also need a vehicle, smartphone, insurance, and a clean driving record.
You can sign up to be a dasher here.
UberEATS – Driving/Delivering
If you’re interested in delivering food you can do so with UberEATS.
To get started you will sign up and download the app. You’ll receive a notification if someone in the area places an order and you can choose whether you want to pick it up and deliver it.
To qualify you must be age 19 or older, have an eligible vehicle, hold a driver’s license with at least one years’ driving experience, and have proof of insurance.
You can sign up to be an Uber Eats driver here.
Instacart – In-Store Shopping
If you prefer shopping for and delivering groceries then you might like Instacart.
To qualify you must be at least 18, have access to a vehicle, have a smartphone, and be able to lift up to 40lbs. Pay varies.
Shipt – Shopping & Delivering
Shipt offers a flexible schedule for those wanting to shop and deliver groceries.
To qualify you’ll need to be at least age 18, have a valid driver’s license, a clean driving record have car insurance, and a reliable car, year 1997 or newer. Experienced shoppers earn an average of $22/hr.
You can sign up to be a shopper with Shipt here.
Fancy Hands – Virtual Assisting
Fancy Hands is a company that contracts assistants to complete tasks. Tasks might include making phone calls, scheduling appointments, researching prices, booking hotels, and more.
Pay is per task and work is first-come, first serve.
BKA Content – Writing
BKA content contracts writers to do SEO writing, web content writing, and product description writing. To qualify you have to pass a grammar test and submit two writing samples.
Pay ranges from $8-$18 per hour. You must commit to writing 2,000 words per week but are able to work when you like.
AI Media – Captioning
AI Media is a company that pays contractors to caption videos. Videos may be live or prerecorded.
Pay ranges from $27-$42 per audio hour. (Audio hour means how long the audio/video is. NOT how much you’ll be paid per hour.) Your hourly wage will depend upon your speed and accuracy.
NiceTalk – ESL Tutoring/Video Chatting
If you want to get paid to talk you might like NiceTalk.
NiceTalk is an app that allows Chinese students to practice their English by having conversations with English speakers. Applicants with IELTS/TOEFL teaching experience or TEFL/TESOL/CELTA certification are preferred. Pay is $10/hr.
Cambly – ESL Tutoring/Video Chatting
Cambly is a company that pays tutors to video chat with students who need help practicing their English. No previous experience necessary. Pay is $10.20 per hour.
You can submit an application here.
Studypool – MicroTutoring
Studypool is a company that allows tutors to sign up and then answer questions submitted by students. Pay depends on the type of questions you’re answering and how often you work. Work when you want.
Plenty of Work When You Want Job Options!
Even if you are busy there are still plenty of work when you want jobs in almost every niche you can think of!
And remember, you don’t have to sign up with a company. You can also create your own positions through freelancing or other home business ideas.
What’s your favorite work when you want job? I’d love to know!