Finding part time remote jobs is a little more time consuming because there are not as many opportunities. After working full time for 24 years, it was my dream to work part-time while travelling.
This did not happen straight away. For the first two years, my working hours were 40 per week. The company was fully-remote, so they allowed me to split up my hours throughout the day.
It wasn’t until the third year of working remotely that my search started for a part time remote job. The advice is based on my own experiences.
Questions to ask yourself before searching
Before you start the search, there are a few questions to ask yourself:
- How many hours do you want to work per week?
- Do you have a work schedule in mind?
- What field or industry would you like to work in?
- What type of company do you want to work for?
Answering these questions will help you identify your perfect remote job. Here is how to search and find part time remote jobs.
Remote Job boards
Start browsing through remote job boards. Rather than looking through the main feed, use the advanced search or lookout for a link to a page of only part time opportunities to save yourself some time.
Here are a few places to start your search for a part time remote job:
Remote.co – 100% remote, part time remote jobs
Indeed – good selection of remote opportunities, but look out for hybrid jobs, where you have to spend time in local offices.
FlexJobs – shares 30+ companies who are hiring remote workers.
Reaching out to companies
Do not focus all of your time on remote job boards.
Identify a few companies that you would like to work for and reach out to them. Send your resume and a cover letter. Make sure you sell yourself and tell them why they need to hire you.
Be flexible with your hours and work routine.
A strategy that works is to tell them the benefits of having someone part-time on the team. You can help other team members with one-off tasks. This helps reduce stress amongst the team when there’s someone who can assist.
Good example: as a part-time Quality Assurance analyst, my role was to help team leads on testing at peak times of the week. Read how to reach out to companies for remote jobs, as it goes into more detail.
Have you thought about freelancing?
While working part time will give you more time to do the things you love in life, you might need to be available for a specific routine. As a freelancer, you decide on your working hours and when you work.
The main advantage with part time remote jobs is that you receive a payment on the same day every month. Whereas, with freelancing, you are reliant on companies paying your invoices on time.
If not being paid regularly is not an issue, then freelancing is an option.
Job Sharing might be an option
Did you find your perfect remote job, but it’s full time? You could reach out to the company to find out if they would be interested in hiring a part-timer. It might be that another candidate is asking the same question, and you could share your job.
Or, they might have another part-time employee, and with your experience and skills, combined you could be a good fit for job sharing.
Hopefully, this guide will help you find and search for a part time remote job. Do not forget to ask us any Remote work questions because we want to help you change your life and work remotely.