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14 Online Part Time Jobs That Pay Surprisingly Well

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The best part-time jobs you can do online are the ones that give you the flexibility you need and pay a decent wage. To get you started, we’ll go over several options for you.

But if you’re looking for one that pays well…the options dwindle and you end up wasting a lot of your time.

Today, we’re going to fix that.

You’ll discover the 14 best online part time jobs that pay well.

It gets better.  You’ll also see where to get one of these jobs.

Ready to check them out ?

Online Part Time Jobs

#1  Online Remote Medical Coder

Pay: Over $18.00 per hour

Part time Home Health, In-Patient, and Emergency Department Coders are needed to fill remote positions at HIA (Health Information Alliance).  If you have experience in medical coding, you can work Per Diem (per day) or PRN (as needed)…which is great if flexibility is what you need.

And if you don’t have coding experience ?

There are several other part-time online jobs with HIA that are medical records related.  For example, there’s currently an opening for a Pediatric Surgical Clinical Reviewer, a Stroke Abstract Reviewer, and a National Cardiovascular Data Registry Abstractor.  They also need Registrars and Technicians in several departments…all remote and part time.

Remote Medical Coders can make an average of $18.64 per hour, according to

Remote Medical Coder salary

#2  Part-Time Adjunct / Contributing Faculty Member

Pay: $53,000.00 to $72,000.00 depending on institution

If you have an advanced degree and want to instruct University students, a position as an Adjunct or Contributing faculty member is a great option.

These are part-time positions are expected to grow 9% through 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations.

How much you earn varies by institution with an annual salary being between $53,000.00 and $72,000.00 according to Ziprecruiter.

Strayer University, Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU), and Walden University have a variety of online faculty teaching jobs available including (but not limited to) Computer Science, Criminal Justice, Human Services, School / Peer Counseling, and Sociology.

#3 Home-Based Internet Researcher

Pay: $8.00 to $30.00 per answered question or piece of research

Wonder is the first company that comes to mind as far as part time jobs are concerned because there always seems to be a need for researchers.

Here’s how it works:

  • Their clients submit questions.
  • You, as a Researcher, come up with at least 5 quality resources to a particular question.
  • You then compile your research and thoroughly answer their question.
  • You get paid up to $2,000.00 a month (according to Wonder).

Another part time Internet Researcher job is Study Pool.  This one is interesting because you are considered a tutor although you’re not really tutoring in the traditional sense…you’re helping people find answers to specific questions.

Here are a few other researcher job opportunities:

  • 10EQS hires people with extensive knowledge in specific industries, technologies or functions.
  • Experts 123, where you answer questions by writing articles.
  • IT Boss Research takes on independent contractors to perform court research for their clients.
  • BIDaWIZ pays you to answer tax, bookkeeping, and accounting related questions (apply here).

As far as pay goes, it depends on the company but you can expect anywhere from $8.00 to $30.00 per answered question or piece of research.

#4 Online Content Moderator

Pay: $9.00 to $21.00 per hour depending on company

It’s no secret that the online world is growing every day, with over 4 billion internet users in 2019.

And with that usage comes the need to keep blogs, online comments, reviews, and social media tidy.

You can be an online moderator with The Social Element and make at least $16.00 an hour working part time.  Crisp Thinking pays $14.00 and hour (but they don’t hire Moderators too often) and Khoros pays $16.00 to $21.00 per hour. Modsquad also hires Online Moderators to work on the behalf of their clients, however they pay on the low side at around $9.00 an hour.

#5 Virtual Office Assistant

Pay: $15.00 per hour or unlimited potential

Working as a Virtual Office Assistant is a great career choice because you have a ton of flexibility, can work when you want,  and you can select the assignments that interest you.

For instance, do you like to write ?  Are you good at managing social media ?  Do you like making travel arrangements ?

These are just a few of the things Virtual Office Assistants do for their clients.  In fact, I wrote a post covering the most in-demand services an online office assistant can offer.

Time Etc., Zirtual, and Boldly hire Virtual Office Assistants to serve entrepreneurs, individuals, and businesses of all sizes take care of a variety of office-related tasks.  Working for one of these companies can earn anywhere from $10.00 to $15.00 an hour, which is pretty good for a part-time job.

But, if you really want to have a dramatic increase in income in a short time, becoming an independent Virtual Office Assistant is what I suggest.

To do that, take a look of my side-by-side comparison of the best Virtual Office Assistant training courses.  This will help you decide if this is the path you want to go.

#6 Telemedicine Provider

Pay: Physicians average: $170,000 / year, remote Speech Pathologists average: $84,000 / year

Using video conferencing software, telemedicine is becoming a normal way of providing medical services and two leading healthcare companies have several remote, part time positions available today.

VocoVision hires offsite, specially-trained therapists and educators to utilize online and mobile technologies to help all children reach their potential.  Some of the jobs they have are:

  • Remote Speech Language Pathologist (several states)
  • Deaf and Hard of Hearing Teacher (california)

Doctor On Demand provide on-demand as well as scheduled appointments with licensed medical providers such as Psychiatrists, Psychologists, and Clinical Social Workers.

#7 Remote Editor / Proofreader

Pay:  Editor: $52,000.00, Proofreader: $44,000.00

With so much online content these days, Editors and Proofreaders are in high demand.  Especially among bloggers.

Before we talk about how to become an Editor of Proofreader, let’s quickly go over the difference between the two:

– An Editor is the first line of document correction, making changes to the structure and clarity of a document.

– Proofreading is the final stage of a written document.  A Proofreader will look for misspellings and incorrect grammar.

There are several companies that hire part time Editors and Proofreaders on a regular basis. For example:

Take a look a look at how full-time Editors and Proofreaders earn.  Part time, you’ll make less.  But still pretty good money.

Online part time jobs that pay well

If you’re interested in starting a part-time career as an Editor or Proofreader, this is what I suggest:

First, check out this free Ultimate Editing Test from ProEdit to see how good you naturally are at  proofreading.

Next, check out this inexpensive online proofreading guide and this editing mastery course.

Then, if you want complete training and learn how to make a stable career as a proofreader, go through this self-paced online course (which was created by a long-time, successful Proofreader)

#8 Online Stylist

Pay:  $16.00 per hour

Stitch Fix Personal Online Stylists are actual employees who work part-time from home, allowing you to have the flexibility to set a work schedule that fits your lifestyle.

But the benefits don’t end with flexibility.  This is a job that lets you express your creative side in style AND receive en-trend clothing at a discount.

Although they don’t come right out and mention the pay, our research tells us the salary is right around $16.00 an hour.

Part Time Online Stylist JobSalary

By joining the extensive community of online stylists, some of the duties that come with this job are:

  • Personally style hundreds of clients each month using the Stitch Fix online styling platform.
  • Learn more about the differences between styling Women & Men clients.
  • Ensure each client is understood and each style is personalized through thoughtful Fix notes.
  • Grow and develop through giving and receiving feedback from others.
  • Work with Stitch Fix’s Client Experience team to resolve any issues on behalf of clients.
  • Be the voice of Stitch Fix Clients by providing feedback to better serve all customers.
  • Help Stitch Fix to grow and improve by providing feedback regarding the online styling platform, company software, assortment of inventory and common client requests to our Merchandising team.

To get started, go to their careers page to see if they’re hiring in your area.  Don’t worry if your area isn’t listed – they periodically update their locations.

As I mentioned earlier, this is a very flexible part-time job.  But, to ensure you’re sending ‘Fixes’ out on time and checking in with your team regularly, Stitch Fix wants you to be able to work at least 15 hours, and up to 29 hours, per week and are able to work at least every three days.

#9 Part Time Jobs For School Teachers

Pay:  $14.00 to $25.00 per hour

There are many part time online jobs for teachers, from teaching English to foreigners to being a subject-specific tutor.

For instance, you can teach English to children whose language isn’t English with companies such as BlingABC, QKids, and SayABC.  This kind of job is pretty easy if English is your primary language.  You can do it part time, work anywhere, and you don’t need to know how to speak your student’s language. In fact, I wrote an article covering the best companies that pay you to teach English as a second language.


…You can be part of the educational marketplace at Teachers Pay Teachers, or help people learn another language with Rosetta Stone or help students with their homework with Chegg.

All while working on your schedule.

Not only is this line of work rewarding, you can make pretty good money.  Rosetta Stone will pay up to $17.00 an hour and Chegg tutors earn $20.00 an hour.  Some of the best ‘English as a second language’ companies pay $14.00 to $25.00 an hour.

#10 Online Nursing and (other) Medical

Pay:  Varies by institution and position

A great career with rewarding benefits, nursing jobs are always available. But are there any that can be done at home…and on a part-time basis?

McKesson, Anthem, Cigna, and United HealthGroup always seem to have remote job openings, including positions like Telephone Triage, Case Management, and Patient Care.

Although most are full-time, they do occasionally have part-time positions that can be done virtually.

#11 Resume Crafting

Pay:  Potentially $100.00 per resume

If you have a way with words and can whip out a professional resume or cover letter, ResumeEdge will pay you. This is a freelance platform where you are paid a flat rate for writing resumes and cover letters.

How much do you get paid? Well, Resume Edge is pretty tight-lipped but if their prices are any indication, you can make some decent money writing resumes on your schedule.

For example, ResumeEdge charges $249.00 for a professional resume. If they pay you 50% per resume, you get $124.50.  Don’t quote me on this though…I’m just speculating.

#12 Work From Home Seasonal Jobs

Pay:  $14.00 per hour

Seasonal Jobs are great if you want to work a lot of hours for a short period of time.  Even though you may work up to 40 hours a week, the fact the job is seasonal still gives you the flexibility you want.

Places like Nordstrom, HSN and Williams Sonoma hire during the Thanksgiving and Christmas season while Blooms Today and Teleflora hire during all the holidays, including Valentines Day and Mother’s Day.

As far as pay goes, it depends on the company but the typical starting wage is around $14.00 and hour.

#13 Finance

Pay:  $15.00 to $60.00 per hour

If you have a knack for bookkeeping, accounting, payroll or tax prep, you can work from home part time doing what you enjoy.

And some companies that hire people to work part time are:

  • Supporting Strategies hires remote accountants and bookkeepers
  • Intuit often looks for bookkeepers and tax advisors to work part time
  • Belay Solutions is a Virtual Assistant company that hires Bookkeepers
  • Bookminders hires part and full-time accounts living within 45 miles of Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Baltimore, King of Prussia or Cherry Hill
  • ClickAccounts claims to always be looking for creative, talented individuals in the accounting and bookkeeping area.

And like I wrote about in the ‘Online Internet Researcher’ section above, BIDaWIZ pays you to answer tax and accounting related questions or to do the bookkeeping for a BIDaWIZ client.  To get started as am “Expert”, you first need to fill out the application

#14 Mobile Auto Technician

Pay: $40.00 to $60.00 an hour

While we’re at it, I want to mention You Mechanic. If you’re an automotive technician, you can make $40-$60 an hour as a mobile mechanic.

This is an interesting concept: A customer books a service online with the You Mechanic app. and you will go to their home or business to service their vehicle. You have complete control on how often you work.

Final Thoughts

Online part time jobs don’t have to be limited to surveys, freelance writing, and website testing.  There are several other options available.  Options that pay well and are so much more rewarding.

I think I’ve listed a nice variety of jobs for you – several that aren’t listed everywhere else.

Do any of these jobs interest you ?  Feel free to let me know in the comments.

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