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MartezJ 08-17-2014 07:15 AM

Jobs where you can set your own hours?
 
How's it going guys? Do telecommuting jobs allow you to set your own hours? I have had my fair share of work from home jobs over the past few years, mainly general transcription jobs and found that the work was not lucrative enough for me. I currently work a regular full-time job but am looking to work another full-time job. The only thing is I need a job that will allow me to come and go as I please. Even if I have set hours, I need to ability to call in and take off whenever I need to. So basically let's say I am expected to work 9-5 at the job; that's fine but I want it to be on a day by day basis so I want to be able to call in to work when I am ready and take off when I need to. Is this even possible or realistic? Any help is greatly appreciated.

danasurvey 08-17-2014 10:43 AM

Writing type jobs are pretty flexible. Many are based on the project/article and you are given a deadline instead of specific hours to work.

MartezJ 08-17-2014 10:53 AM

Thanks Dana. I am wondering if anyone else has any ideas. What careers/jobs allow independent contractors or employees to create their own schedules?

WAHreviews 08-17-2014 07:12 PM

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Originally Posted by MartezJ (Post 3226559)
Thanks Dana. I am wondering if anyone else has any ideas. What careers/jobs allow independent contractors or employees to create their own schedules?

Basically any job where you have a marketable skill that wouldn't be found in a company that has high turnover like a call center. So if you're able to make programs, build websites, or write you can basically set your own hours. Employee based jobs that let you set your own hours are usually programming based where you don't need to be in the office. If you're just starting out I'd try out writersdomain and others like it.

malea 08-18-2014 04:55 AM

I would suggest looking in the "Advertise your business " section. With your own business you can choose your hours and your paycheck .

msuggitt 08-18-2014 07:35 AM

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Originally Posted by MartezJ (Post 3226533)
How's it going guys? Do telecommuting jobs allow you to set your own hours? I have had my fair share of work from home jobs over the past few years, mainly general transcription jobs and found that the work was not lucrative enough for me. I currently work a regular full-time job but am looking to work another full-time job. The only thing is I need a job that will allow me to come and go as I please. Even if I have set hours, I need to ability to call in and take off whenever I need to. So basically let's say I am expected to work 9-5 at the job; that's fine but I want it to be on a day by day basis so I want to be able to call in to work when I am ready and take off when I need to. Is this even possible or realistic? Any help is greatly appreciated.

I am wondering which of the general transcription companies you didn't find lucrative enough? Other than voice mail transcription or bidding/cloud work sites, most general transcriptionist work at the larger transcription companies allow experienced contractors to make at least $ 15+/hr and many have 12 - 24/hr turnaround time tables. So it may be worth your time to take another look into finding a better company vs changing careers.

that said, other than starting your own company or (some) phone sales, in order to make over $15/hr I think you will really need specific 'in demand' skills so you'll have to give us more information on what other skills you bring to the table. Even search engine raters will only avg 13.50/hr (not as much as a good transcriptionist)

best wishes let us know what you find

WAHreviews 08-18-2014 10:14 AM

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Originally Posted by malea (Post 3226631)
I would suggest looking in the "Advertise your business " section. With your own business you can choose your hours and your paycheck .

The only thing about advertising in that area is that it really doesn't bring in much traffic, i'd suggest increasing backlinks, SEO, and using google adwords if you have an idea of what terms are being searched. but if they have the extra money, using the advertise your business section isn't a terrible idea, just not the best return on investment.

Robin Bull 08-18-2014 12:31 PM

Well, it depends on the company. I see a difference between telecommuting and freelancing. I was a partial telecommute employee for a data company once. I worked FOR them and no one else. Sometimes I worked on site and sometimes I worked from home.

As a freelancer, I have many clients. I set my own schedule (for the most part).

MartezJ 08-18-2014 02:02 PM

Awesome advice guys, thank you so much. One more question before I let this thread die, do call center jobs typically allow you to make your own hours?

elph 08-18-2014 07:33 PM

Independant Contractor
 
IC call center jobs let you choose your own hours in advance. Once chosen though, you can't back out on a whim. Employee call center jobs, no way. With EMP you bid for your shift and then you have that shift until the next bid.


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