How Can I Find a Remote, Part-Time Job?


Part-time jobs are often desired by workers for a variety of reasons: needing extra income, taking care of children or family members, boosting retirement income, managing a disability, and more. Add in the ability to work from home, and this type of work can be ideal.
So how do you find one of these positions? We’re going over the ins and outs of how to find the best remote, part-time job for you.
To give some more definition to what a remote, part-time job is, let’s take a closer look. While there is no legal regulation, part-time work is generally defined a job that is fewer than 35 hours per week. Part-time jobs can be either employee or freelance based. A remote job means that all or a portion of the work is performed away (remotely) from the office, typically in a person’s home office. On FlexJobs, we categorize remote job levels by “100% Remote Work,” “Partial Remote Work,” and “Option for Remote Work.”
According to FlexJobs’ annual survey, 47% of respondents listed part-time work as a desired form of work flexibility, and 46% said they wanted to work remotely some of the time. People seeking this type of work can find roles that range from entry-level to senior level. And many different industries hire for part-time, work-from-home employees as well. Some of the most popular job categories include:
  • Education and Training
  • Medical and Health
  • Customer Service
  • Bilingual
  • Legal
  • Writing

How can I find a remote, part-time job?

Seek out the right companies.

A good place to start is by researching companies that have a history of hiring for part-time, remote jobs. Social media, such as Twitter and LinkedIn, can be a good way to uncover this information. Or, you can also research on JobAdvisor. Our blog provides many lists of companies hiring for these jobs in a variety of fields and for different types of job seekers.

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This past fall we analyzed our listings to find the top companies that posted the most remote and part-time jobs during the last half of 2018. Here’s a sneak peak of the top 10—check out the post to find the list of all 25 companies:
  1. CLASS100
  2. Grand Canyon University – GCU
  3. Cactus Communications
  4. GreatAuPair
  5. Kaplan
  6. K12
  7. Robert Half International
  8. FlexProfessionals
  9. U.S. Department of Commerce
  10. VocoVision

Pitch your services.

Perhaps you have your eye on a specific company you want to work for, or maybe you’re willing to work on a freelance basis. This can lead to pitching your services to a company and seeing if they have a need for your skills. Be sure to mention that you’re looking to work on a part-time basis and from home. Show how you can benefit the company.
If you come across a full-time, remote job that would be perfect for you, consider reaching out to the company to see if they’d consider a part-time candidate. The employer would likely save on salary and insurance benefits in this kind of scenario, which may be appealing to them. You’ll want to be sure to talk about your time management skills and productivity to prove you can perform the tasks of the job in a part-time schedule.

Use the right job board and keywords.

When you’re looking for remote work, whether part-time or full-time, it’s wise to use job boards that focus on this type of work. Remote jobs can get buried on traditional job sites. And scams can easily get posted without any sort of oversight from the job board.
Using JobAdvisor provides a scam-free and safe way to find a part-time, remote job. You’ll spend less time weeding out jobs that don’t actually fit your requirements. Our advanced search features can even help you filter right down to the location and amount of remote work you’re seeking.
In addition to using the right job board, focus on your keywords.
  • “Part-time,” half-time,” “occasional,” “casual,” and “reduced schedule” are all words that can indicate work schedules that are less than 40 hours per week.
  • The best keywords for a remote job include “remote,” “virtual,” “distributed,” and “telecommute.”
  • When it comes to the specific job title you want, try different variations. For example, “writer,” “content creator,” and “subject matter expert” can all denote a writing job.
Whether you want to work remotely part-time to earn additional income, take care of your children, help an aging parent, or enjoy your retirement, using these tips can set you on the right track to finding a part-time, remote job.