There are many reasons why work-from-home night jobs are so popular. If you are a digital nomad, you may want to travel and explore during the day and prefer to work in the late hours. Or maybe you are a night owl and find it easier to focus in the evening. Or you already have a daytime job and want to find a side hustle to make some extra money?
No matter what your reasoning is, in this blog post, I want to share with you 13 of the most popular night jobs you can do online and from home (or while traveling) and explain, where you can find these jobs, and how much money you can earn.
Remote Night Jobs from Home
Alright, let’s kick this list off with a remote job, that you have definitely heard of before:
1. Customer Support Agent
Customer service is one of the most popular work-from-home jobs out there and more and more companies offer 24/7 customer support. That means there are many jobs out there that need to be done during the night.
Here you are responsible for all kinds of customer requests, like answering questions regarding the services or assisting in product-related problems.
While many customer service positions involve phone calls, you can also look for jobs that are based on email support or live chat support.
Your payment as a beginner could be somewhere between $14 – $25 per hour. Check out companies like LiveOps, The Chat Shop, Transcom, or Concentrix for open positions.
If you want to find more information on how to find customer service jobs, check out the linked post.
2. Website and App Tester
This job is not as technical as it sounds and most of the time you don’t need a degree to qualify. Testing websites is a job that even people without a technical background can easily do.
Here you need to click through websites and apps to find any bugs or anything that needs improvement. After your test, you report back what you’ve liked or disliked or any errors that you may have found. The companies then pay you for your feedback.
Needless to say, you can do this job any day- or night-time. Payments depend on the company and the test itself. But you can earn somewhere between $10 and $100 per hour.
Check out companies such as BetaTesting, Usertesting, or Testbirds to find website testing jobs.
3. Market Research
There are many opportunities in the field of market research. While this is not a full-time job, you can definitely make a decent income working from home during the night.
You could, for example, participate in product testing. Here you will be sent a new product that you test and evaluate using a questionnaire. Depending on the length of the product test, you can make around $150 per test.
Check with companies like Splendid, Usertesting, or BzzAgent for test opportunities.
Another idea would be participating in surveys. You can use free apps like Swagbucks, LifePoints, or InboxDollars to make around $5 per survey.
Or participate in larger surveys with FocusGroup, Ipsos i-say, or SurveyFeeds and earn up to $300 per online study.
4. English Teacher
Language platforms like VIPKID, Palfish, or Camply, are constantly looking for new teachers. Some of those platforms may require you to be a native speaker and have previous teaching experience, but many don’t.
Here you give language lessons in 1-on-1 meetings via video calls. Why does this qualify as a remote night job? Because you can either teach adults who have a day job and want to learn a new language in the evening or teach students who live in different time zones.
You can often set your own hourly rates, but the average income is around $20 to $40 per hour.
5. Data Entry Specialist
As a data entry specialist, you work on big spreadsheets and databases. You check the given data for accuracy and completeness and may also be responsible for collecting data or maintaining and organizing the databases.
You don’t need a degree for this job but you should be very detail-oriented and structured to be able to get the job done correctly.
To find data entry jobs, check with companies such as Clickworker, SigTrack, or Amazon Mechanical Turk. Your rates can be between $9 and $16 per hour and you are free to work at whatever time you prefer, which means also during the night.
If you want to learn more about how to find data entry work, check out the linked blog post.
6. Create and Sell Digital Products
Starting your own online business gives you complete flexibility to work whenever you want. And creating and selling online products is something that you can start part-time, it doesn’t require any investment and you can work on it whenever you want – also during the night.
You could, for instance, create templates, like wedding invitations or menu cards. Or you could write ebooks or create online courses in your field of expertise. There are many ideas for digital products, just see what you like most.
Once they are created, you can sell them on different platforms, like Etsy, Teachable, Udemy, Canva, or you create your own online shop, for example with Shopify. Depending on how much you charge per product and how many you can sell, your income opportunities here are literally endless.
If you want to learn how to set up a Shopify store, check out the linked article.
This is a great job for detail-oriented people. As a proofreader, you get different kinds of texts that you have to check for accuracy. You don’t necessarily need a degree for this, but your spelling and grammar skills need to be impeccable.
Here you get a text and a deadline. At what time of the day you do the work, is up to you. So you are free to work during the night.
Check with companies such as Scribendi, Wordvice, or American Journal Experts and expect payments of $12 to $25 per hour.
8. Content Writer
As a writer, you usually have a very flexible schedule. Here you get a topic and can start writing whenever works best for you. As long as you hand it in by the given deadline, you are flexible to work during the day or during the night.
For most content writing positions, you don’t need to have a degree. While experience surely helps, there are many jobs out there that you can do as a beginner.
There are different ways to get paid. Some writers charge per word they write. Rates vary between $0.02 and $1 per word.
Other writers charge per hour. Here, you can expect up to $250 per hour if you are experienced and specialize in a certain niche, for instance, technical writing or medical writing.
You can either offer your skills on freelance platforms such as Fiverr or Upwork, or check out websites such as Blogging Pro, Hire Writers, Pro Blogger, or Textbroker.
If you need more help on how to become a freelance writer, check out the linked blog post.
9. Social Media Manager
Basic tasks are, for instance, researching new content ideas, scheduling posts, replying to comments and messages, and liking and commenting on other people’s posts – all tasks that you can do during the night.
If you have a background in social media, you can also do advanced tasks, like developing a new strategy, or specializing in a certain social media channel, for instance, Pinterest, and become an expert.
While a degree in marketing could surely help, it is by no means a requirement. You can expect rates of around $12 to $45 per hour and can find jobs on websites such as Social Tribe, ICUC Social, or Mediabistro.
As a transcriptionist, you get audio or video files that you need to listen to and write down what you hear. Since the audio quality is not always the best, your sense of hearing must be very good.
You also need to be able to type fast. Because the more you have to press pause and repeat the audio, the longer it takes to complete the job. Again, it is up to you what time of the day you do the job, so a great remote night job from home.
For general transcription jobs, you don’t need a degree or experience. But if you want to go for specialized positions, for instance, medical transcriptions, you should know the common terms and phrases.
For jobs, check out companies like Babbletype, Cactus Global, or Daily Transcription. As a beginner, your payments are usually $6 to $11 per hour. More experienced transcriptionists can make up to $20 per hour.
11. Content Moderation
As a content moderator, you go through customer reviews, forums, or social media pages and make sure entries conform with the given guidelines. For example, you need to delete offensive comments, block users who break the rules, or delete personal information, such as phone numbers, before publishing a product review.
You don’t need to have a degree or years of experience, but you need to be very detail-oriented and fast to be able to work through a big pile of content in a given time.
One of the companies currently hiring moderators is ModSquad. Here you can also find jobs in customer support, managing communities, or pretty much everything on social media. All on a flexible schedule so perfect for a remote night job.
On ModSquad, your income as a content moderator is around $29 per hour on average.
12. Virtual Assistance
As a virtual assistant, your tasks could include:
- Scheduling appointments,
- Data entry,
- Find hotels that meet certain criteria,
- Make phone calls on behalf of clients, or
- Track down the best price for something.
For these tasks, you don’t need to have a degree but very strong written and verbal communication skills. You also need to have a computer and a reliable internet connection.
Since most of these tasks are flexible, you can work during the night as well. However, some tasks can also require daytime work, such as making calls or having online meetings with your clients. So make sure beforehand what tasks are required.
The company Fancy Hands is currently hiring people who want to do assistant tasks for companies around the world. The pay starts from $3 to $7 per task and goes up from there.
Alternatively, you could also check out freelance platforms like Fiverr or Upwork to find clients online.
Also, if you want to need more information on how to become a virtual assistant, click on the linked blog post.
13. Micro Tasks
Micro tasks are a great way to earn a few extra dollars whenever you have a few minutes or hours to spare. These tasks could be text creation, proofreading, research, surveys, app testing, or recording short audio files or videos. So very easy jobs that don’t require any knowledge or experience and that you can do whenever works for you – even during the night.
All you need is a computer or phone and a reliable internet connection. After you’ve signed up for free, you need to fill out your user profile and complete a short assessment.
The payment is more on the lower end with about $5 to $10 per hour. But then again, the tasks are easy and you can do them whenever works for you.
Many companies have automated payment processes and you receive your money every week or every month via PayPal or bank transfer. Have a look at websites such as Clickworker or Swagbucks.
Work-from-Home Night Jobs: Pick Your Favorites!
As you can see, there are plenty of flexible work-from-home night jobs that pay well. All of the mentioned jobs can be done remotely and most of them don’t require any specific skills or degrees.
You decide how many hours you want to do – part-time or full-time. You could also pick a few in the beginning and see what you like the most.
For instance, you could work as an English teacher for two nights a week and do proofreading gigs for another two nights. That works great together and helps you find out what you prefer.
Of course, you could also go all in and pick one job that you do 5 nights a week and earn a full-time income.
Give it a try and find out what remote night job works best for you!