These Companies Have Side Gigs That May Be Great for People With Chronic Illnesses or Disabilities

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Between doctor appointments, unpredictable symptoms and physical accommodations, going to a full-time job every day isn’t always feasible if you have a chronic illness or disability. But that doesn’t mean you don’t have useful skills to offer the job market or passions you’d like to explore (and the extra cash wouldn’t hurt either).

Enter the “side gig,” a.k.a. part-time, temporary and/or flexible positions that allow you to earn some extra money without requiring you to commit to the demands of a full-time job. If you’re receiving disability benefits and aren’t able to earn over a certain amount, go through ups and downs with your health, are homebound due to your illness but still want to work a few hours a week, or are looking to beef up your resume while you’re temporarily out of the workforce, a remote side job can be a great option.

To help you in your job search, we’ve identified 10 companies currently hiring remote workers for part-time, freelance, temporary or flexible positions. As the holidays approach, additional companies may also be offering seasonal jobs.

We’ll update this article as more companies announce available telecommuting positions, so make sure to bookmark it for future reference.

1. Alorica

At Alorica, you’ll provide virtual customer service for the company’s clients, which include healthcare, financial, retail and technology businesses. Work-at-home agents make between minimum wage and $10 an hour and are allowed to set their own schedules.

Depending on the position and number of hours worked, you may qualify for medical and dental benefits.

You can search remote offerings here.

2. Appen

If you’re reading this from outside the U.S., check out Appen for flexible, part-time remote positions. Appen partners with other companies to help them develop projects that rely on languages and machine learning. Open jobs include social media content evaluators and web search evaluators based in Germany, Great Britain, Sweden, Denmark, Poland, India, South Korea and more.

FlexJobs named Appen the number one provider of remote jobs in 2017.

You can search remote offerings here by typing “work at home” where it says “Keyword.”

3. Edmentum

Edmentum is an education company that offers online courses and teaching materials, and currently lists 100 open virtual teaching positions across the U.S. Applicants must be certified to teach the subject they’re applying for at the secondary level in the state they live. Subjects include French, English, Spanish, Sciences, Art and more.

Those with experience as classroom teachers may find the part-time, work-from-home schedule to be desirable.

You can search remote, part-time offerings here by selecting “Part Time” from the “Select Schedule” drop-down menu.

4. Intuit

Intuit operates four websites that help users manage their finances, including Turbo Tax. Remote positions as tax support specialists (assisting customers over…

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