We’ve compiled a list of eight seasonal jobs that offer the flexibility of full remote work. Whether you’re looking for a short-term commitment or looking to expand your skill set, check out the opportunities below to see if any of them match your interests and abilities. Explore the potential of these remote jobs and find the one that suits you best.
1. Audio Book Narrator
Amazon operates a program through its Audible division in which it compensates narrators for converting books into spoken words. Individuals can create a profile on the ACX platform and introduce themselves to authors as potential narrators. Payments can be made in the form of a lump sum or a percentage of sales based on the audiobook’s sales performance.
2. Virtual Santa
As we all know, Christmas is a busy time for Santa Claus. Therefore, over the years he has hired numerous assistants to appear at shopping malls, schools and events. Adapting to the modern age, Santa is now also looking for assistance online, and job listings for virtual Santas are popping up. These jobs are essentially the same as Santa’s traditional appearances in shopping malls, but are done via Zoom instead.
3. Tech Support Agent
If you’ve never tried it before, don’t be overwhelmed by the prospect of offering technical advice. Many companies offer comprehensive documentation that addresses most potential issues, and technical support staff usually follow a straightforward flowchart system to diagnose problems.
4. Sales Assistant
Sales assistant positions are available throughout the entire year; however, during the holidays, companies may require additional assistance, especially if they offer Christmas-themed products. One appealing aspect of roles in sales is that some provide performance-based bonuses, potentially transforming your seasonal job into a lucrative opportunity with the right approach.
5. Virtual Receptionist
As the Christmas vacation approaches, many people, including receptionists, are preparing to take some time off. As a result, companies are increasing their demand for virtual receptionists to fill the staffing gap during the Christmas period.
Your tasks will include communicating with customers directing calls, scheduling appointments and similar tasks.
6. Tax Preparer
As the title suggests, the task is to help companies prepare their end-of-season tax returns. Many businesses enlist additional help to complete this task efficiently. To become a tax preparer, you must apply for a Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN). Certain states, such as New York and California, may have additional requirements for eligibility.
7. Customer Service Representative
The customer service industry has a lot of opportunities for seasonal remote work. Many businesses try to hire more workers during the busy Christmas season in order to handle customer inquiries.
Every company, including Apple, Walmart, Amazon and Nascar, is currently looking for employees to support them over the Christmas period.
8. Data Entry Clerk
Remote work is highly compatible with data entry positions. If you possess the ability to work autonomously and don’t mind tasks of a repetitive nature, these roles can serve as an excellent means to enhance your income in the the holiday season.