The retail industry is going on its annual hiring spree to recruit workers for the holiday season, but there are plenty of job opportunities outside of your local mall.
In fact, you may be able to earn some extra cash without leaving the comfort of your home.
FlexJobs, a job search site focused on telecommuting jobs, including freelance, flexible and part-time opportunities, has identified seven stay-at-home jobs that are available right now.
These entry-level positions may be a great way to launch your work-at-home career!
Need extra cash? 7 companies hiring now for stay-at-home jobs
YouTube Content Producer and Talent — Valnet
If you’re social media-savvy and have kids, then this could be the ideal entry-level, stay-at-home job for you! As a YouTube content producer, you’ll capture real-life and unscripted situations while providing entertaining kids’ content. This company is seeking families with children from ages 4 to 10. This position is remote, contract and entry-level.
Copy Editor — WebpageFX
Good with words and grammar? Work from home editing blog posts, sales copy and guides for clients in this full-time, freelance position. This is an entry-level position and training will be provided. Must have AP Style knowledge and proficiency.
Sales Representative — HSN
If you have a conversational, relaxed nature, then this could be the ideal stay-at-home job for you. As a sales representative, you’ll promote sales to customers via inbound calls. Requires computer proficiency, strong communication skills, organizational skills and home-office requirements. Full-time, seasonal, remote position. On-call role.
Political Outreach Telephone Representative — NextWave Advocacy, LLC
Entry-level political outreach telephone representative desired for a part-time or full-time remote position with flexible hours. Candidate must have strong communication skills, a professional phone demeanor and strong attention to detail for this stay-at-home, contract position.
Pinterest Marketer — First Quarter Finance
If you find yourself drawn to all the creative items on Pinterest, why not earn money using this passion? An entry-level Pinterest marketer is needed for a remote, independent contractor position. The qualified candidate must be creative and have a fervor for Pinterest. The right candidate will follow a proven strategy to promote a site on Pinterest.
Spanish Translator — GMR Transcription
Put your bilingual skills to work with this entry-level position working on projects concerning Spanish transcription and translation. Must be fluent in Spanish. Part-time with flexible schedule for this freelance, stay-at-home job.
Roadside Assistance App Representative — LiveOps
If you enjoy helping those in need and have strong customer service acumen, then this is a great pick for you. Entry-level roadside assistance app representative desired for a contract, remote position. Must have strong organizational skills, attention to detail, data entry skills, work accuracy and schedule flexibility.
Job seekers shouldn’t expect to earn a high wage in these positions. After all, they’re entry-level. But working from home can help you save in other areas — like commuting costs.
One CareerBuilder survey found that people spend about $3,300 a year just to go to work!
If you’re serious about finding a stay-at-home job, you may want to consider a short-term subscription to FlexJobs, which starts at $14.95 for a month.
Yes, the service costs a few bucks — but it filters out all of the scam job postings.