- Jun 14, 2018
What can $20 get you nowadays? Probably one of those fancy blended drinks at Starbucks, along with a sandwich or a pastry. Or you can be smart about it, and buy a domain name plus a couple of months worth of hosting for your dream website. Twenty dollars a week can also go to your emergency fund or that savings account you intend to build up for luxury things, like traveling, dining out in a fancy restaurant once in a while, or just about anything you can’t splurge your regular income on because it’s impractical but fun.
I guess what I’m saying is, while $20 in hand might not seem like much, having it regularly (like hourly) can add it up and make it so much more valuable. Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to punch in and out of an office setup every single day in order to earn more or less this amount to make a living. Working from home can earn you this much in an hour, depending on your field of expertise or past work experience or portfolio.
Online tutoring/language teaching sessions
The really good thing about teaching online via a virtual setup is that you practically will never run out of students! Yup, from pre-school to K-12, through to those needing help with standardized tests or a new language, you can count on a virtual teaching gig that can help you augment your regular income. If you think you’re up for it, here are a few platforms to consider that can earn you around $20 an hour.
- Revolution Prep - as an A-rated company, Revolution Prep offers an attractive benefits package to people who work with them, including medical, dental, vision, and some disability insurance. They pride themselves in being a “performance-driven” educational company and allow home-based instructors who preferably have had previous teaching experience and are team players.
- Manhattan Prep - boasting of giving “the best pay in the industry” at $106–$116/hr. plus end-of-year bonuses and a flexible schedule, Manhattan Prep does have a very attractive incentive. There are currently lots of GMAT and LSAT teaching positions available depending on your location, which you can apply for as long as you meet their standards.
- Language Services Associates - the company delivers multilingual customer service (interpretation and translation services for those who are hard of hearing, etc.) to contact centers and other business clients. They promise competitive rates for work-from-home qualified linguists, as well as timely payments and the freedom to choose your work schedule.
- Chegg - Chegg not only pays their tutors $20 an hour, but they pay on a weekly basis, too! You can tutor students online practically anywhere - in the comfort of your own home, in a coffee shop, or just about anywhere with a reliable internet access, and where you are comfortable and relaxed.
- Math Elf - I really believe that everyone needs a math teacher, at least from my POV as a math-deficient student Math Elf offers students help with any kind of math subject, whether it’s a K-12 or a college level one. Tutors can enjoy a flexible schedule on top of the expected $20 an hour.
- Magoosh - Magoosh is all about standardized tests - the kind we all really need to prepare for if we are to aim for good, steady futures! Calling themselves “the happiest company in education”, a career with Magoosh spells out a flexible work-from-home setup with a vacation policy thrown in for good measure!
- Student Tutor - Student Tutor currently offers $23 an hour to SAT and ACT prep tutors and about $16 an hour for different academic subjects for a wide variety of students on different levels.
- GeeklyLab - If you’re a proud geek who wants to lend a geeky helping hand to students and others who need help with research papers and other similar projects, try this one on for size. GeeklyLab can pay you around $20 per hour to assist and provide structure to researchers who might need a bit of help in that area.
- EduBoard - Structured like a Q&A website but with more academic inclinations, EduBoard gives you a chance to answer posted questions in-depth via a 30-minute online session that can earn you $20!
If you’re a nurse, or have some experience working in a hospital, clinic, or pharmacy, and can do some training on medical transcription and some customer care, you can earn remotely in the healthcare industry. Because there is some training involved, and medical backgrounds are usually favored, the pay rate for these kinds of jobs is usually higher than most work-from-home tasks.
- iMedEx - the work involved is medical transcription, which does require some prior experience as accuracy and some familiarity with medical terms are expected. You can opt for a part-time, full time, or even a weekend work schedule while working from home.
- Envision Pharma - open to Europe/UK, Asia Pacific, and North America, Envision Pharma has job opportunities for remote workers in a variety of fields, including creative, operational, scientific, group, technology, editorial, market access, and program support.
- InDemand Interpreting - when you work for InDemand Interpreting, you’re basically going to serve as the bridge between the patient and the health provider via your medical background and language skills. This is a very good and helpful platform for translating healthcare needs. You will need a couple of years prior experience as a translator, and if you can work fast, you’re looking at earning at least $20 per hour of translation.
- Circle Link Health - promising competitive salaries, flexible hours, a fun team to work with, and a host of other benefits to remote workers, Circle Link Health looks to be always hiring new people, so give it a spin!
- Carenet - Carenet generously gives potential hires a detailed description of what they currently need, which, as of this writing, include a work-from-home RN clinical advisor complete with a license, three years of experience, and a willingness to work on a full-time capacity.
There are so many industries looking to outsource work to home-based people like you and me if you only know where to look. The good news is, these businesses seem to really want to make it worth your while to work for them, minus the inconvenience and stress that commuting and punching in and out of work bring. Below are just some of them with good feedback from home-based workers:
Want to earn $20 an hour to pave the way for your other business or career ambitions? Or maybe to even just treat yourself and your loved ones to some awesome adventures or recreational experiences because you deserve it? If you know where to look, you will find a job that will pay you this much, or even more. True, a lot of them require experience and some technical know-how, but there are also ones where you can play to your strengths and passion.
Have you ever gotten a home-based gig that paid you $20 or more? How did you find the experience, and would you recommend it to others here? Share your feedback and advice below.