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Coupon Abbreviations
  • SC = Store Coupon
  • MC = Manufacturer Coupon
  • SS = Smart Source
  • RP = Red Plum
  • PG = Proctor and Gamble
Coupon Terms
  • WYB = When You Buy
  • B1G1 = Buy One Get One Free
  • .75/1 = 75 cents off one item
  • .75/3 = 75 cents off three items
  • EXP = Expiration Date

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A big question that I’m often asked is what are some legitimate part time jobs? Stay at home moms, retirees and other folks are sometimes looking for side jobs to bring in some extra cash. There are several multilevel marketing jobs available (and while many can be successful at those) some are looking to go a different path also with steady income and flexible hours. Here are some unique opportunities to check out:

VIPKid: This is a leading Chinese online education firm that offers an American elementary education experience to Chinese students aged 4-12. The company hires teachers to give 25-minute, one-on-one, fully immersive lessons delivered via the company’s learning platform. They prefer you to be available for at least 7.5 hours of teaching per week, but there is no set requirement.  They also don’t require experience in teaching.

I’ve heard so many great reviews for this company with most folks earning around $20 per hour and worknig inthe evenings so that it lines up with Chinese time zones.

Mystery Shopping: A Closer Look is a company that offers positions in Mystery Shopping as well as schedulers, editors and other part time independent contractor positions. While Mystery Shopper positions can be competitive, do be careful as come companies that offer this are not legitimate. Mystery shoppers are used for market research to perform specific tasks such as purchasing a product, asking questions, registering complaints etc, and then provide detailed reports or feedback about their experiences. You can do this undercover work for hotels, restaurants, clothing stores and more.

Transcriptionist – Transcription requires listening to audio files and typing out what you hear. This job tends to pay well compared to many part time jobs, some $15-$25 an hour to even more if you’re more experienced. Most companies will require you to take short, simple transcription tests prior to accepting you but besides that, most companies that hire newbies just require you to have a computer and high-speed internet. Some legitimate companies include Transcribe Anywhere, TranscribeMe, and Rev.

Customer Service – There are several companies that offer part-time work from home customer service jobs. Amazon is a reputable company known for this. The average amount of work scheduled hours is 20-29 hours per week, with opportunities to work additional hours during peak seasons at Amazon. You can get an hourly rate of up to $12 an hour. This is how it works with Amazon, but there are several other companies now offering a similar structure.

There are several other ways to earn money if you prefer to use your stills to work for yourself. You can do freelancing work with writing, photography, graphic design, and calligraphy. If you enjoy kids, you can babysit or if you have an Education background, tutoring can make some great income too. Consider teaching fitness classes if you enjoy exercising or open an Etsy shop to sell your arts and crafts. If you enjoy animals, you can become a dog walker or keep pets for people when they are out of town.

    • jennc

      I teach with VIPKID and LOVE it. If anyone needs help applying or advice. Let me know!

      • Arnel Baldago

        How do apply?

    • Katie Long

      I know with TranscribeMe, the rate you quoted is per hour of audio transcribed, not per hour you actually work. That total is much, much less. A normal audio file is anywhere from a minute and a half to two minutes, and even the clearest passages can take the transcriber 10-15 minutes to complete depending on typing speed and accuracy. So for an hour of work on a fast day, you’ll be lucky to transcribe 15 minutes’ worth of audio. So you might make $5/hr—and again, that’s a good day. I had many days of garbled audio, thick accents, and super-fast talkers. And that’s if not all the work was already taken. You only get paid once you transcribe $20 worth of audio. I personally wouldn’t recommend transcribing for steady income unless you’re really, really good at it, and have regular access to totally quiet rooms.