If you are looking for a part-time job, there’s a site called Flexjobs that claims it is the number one site to find vetted remote, work from home, and flexible job opportunities.
I’m constantly on the lookout for more sites that offer ways for you to earn extra cash and this site is one of the more popular ones I’ve encountered during my research.
That’s why I’ve decided to test it out to see if it is a legit site or if it is just a scam and I will share everything I have learned about it in this Flexjobs review. That way, you don’t have to try it out for yourself to see if it is a site you should join or not.
So, let’s go ahead and take a closer look at Flexjobs, shall we?
What is Flexjobs and what does it offer?
Flexjobs is essentially an online job board that offers an opportunity for you to find full-time or part-time jobs that can be done remotely. It is indeed a legit site because it really does what it claims to do which is provide you with job opportunities.
Now, to properly gauge if this site is a good fit for you or not, you must first understand how the site works. And the best way to do that is to examine the earning opportunity Flexjobs offers. So, here’s how you can earn from Flexjobs.
The earning opportunity – Jobs
As mentioned above, Flexjobs is an online job board, so it is only natural that the only way for you to earn from this site is by taking on certain jobs.
You see, once you become a member of Flexjobs, you will be able to look for various jobs in different fields.
The photo above shows the types of jobs you can apply for. Now, here’s the important part you need to remember about the jobs offered by Flexjobs. The application process will differ per employer.
You see, each employer decides how it wants you to apply for jobs through Flexjobs. Employers can set up the job post to allow you to apply through Flexjobs or require you to apply directly from the careers page on their websites.
Some companies may request that you e-mail your resume and cover letter instead of going through the site. If this is the case, the e-mail address of the employer will be provided in the job listing on Flexjobs.
The job offers posted on Flexjobs may or may not also disclose the salary you will receive once you get accepted. Looking for a job on Flexjobs is almost like looking for a job in real life.
You log in to the site, type the specific job type you are interested in in the search bar, and hit the search button. Then, you will see a bunch of listings. Pick one you are interested in and submit your application.
Keep in mind that when applying for a job, you will need to submit your resume. If you don’t have one in hand, I would recommend you make one first before you sign up because regardless of how the application process of an employer works, the one constant that remains is, you will need to submit your resume.
As with all the jobs you can apply for, your resume will be the key factor for employers to determine if you are eligible for the position or not. That is why it is important that you have the skills to make a good resume.
The thing with Flexjobs is, its responsibility is only limited to the posting of job listings on its website. Everything else will be handled by the employers. Final interviews, onboarding, and other hiring procedures will be conducted by the employers.
It is important that you remember this because if you encounter any issues with your job or you have inquiries regarding the work, you should direct your inquiries to the employer and not Flexjobs.
So, that’s it. That is how you will be able to earn from Flexjobs. The service the site offers is really simple. It posts job offers and it’s up to you which job you want to apply for.
Now, what if you’ve already been hired? How are you going to get paid? I will talk about that in the next section.
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How do you get paid?
When you get hired by one of the employers that partnered with Flexjobs, you are considered an employee of that company/business. Therefore, the payment for the work will be settled by the employer.
As mentioned earlier, Flexjobs’ responsibility will only be to present job opportunities. Anything beyond that will be the employer’s responsibility. That means it will be up to the employer how they will pay you.
Based on my testing, the usual payment options are direct bank transfer and PayPal, which is a good thing because both methods are very convenient, in my opinion. Another thing is, that you don’t usually need to earn a specific amount before you will receive your earnings.
Employers will usually pay you once you’ve completed the job or if it is a full-time job, then you’ll get paid whenever their payday is. The payment structure of Flexjobs is really similar to full-time or part-time jobs.
I personally prefer it that way because getting paid will be a lot simpler. If you are looking for more sites that offer simple payment methods, I would recommend you check out the top sites that pay via direct bank transfer.
How much money can you make?
The amount you can earn from Flexjobs will depend on how well an employer pays. As with any job, there will be employers that pay a good amount and there will be employers that don’t pay a good amount.
It will be up to you how you are able to identify the better-paying jobs from the bad-paying jobs. That’s why having a bit of knowledge of how much certain jobs should pay will be very beneficial. And as mentioned earlier, there will be job offers where the salary will not be disclosed.
If that is the case, I would recommend you avoid that kind of offer because you don’t know right away if you will be paid a decent amount or not. In my opinion, if an employer really wants to hire somebody, they should at least be upfront with the amount they are willing to pay. It’s only fair, in my opinion.
Overall though, I would say the earning potential of Flexjobs is pretty good. You will find jobs where you can earn more than $100 per job. Plus, there will definitely be full-time jobs too. I would say it is only fitting that the jobs there pay decently, and I will explain why later.
Can you use it on mobile?
A great thing about Flexjobs is, that it has a mobile app you can download so you can search for jobs even when you are not in front of a computer.
However, the app will only work with iOS devices. There is no mention if they plan to create an Android version of the app, so if you are an Android user, you just have to access the site using a mobile web browser. Fortunately, the site is also mobile-friendly, so you shouldn’t have a hard time navigating it.
The app is also very easy to use. The user interface is intuitive. It will only take you a couple of minutes to get used to navigating it, which is really all you can ask for from a mobile app.
Who can join Flexjobs?
This is the interesting part of Flexjobs. First and foremost, Flexjobs is not a free online job board. There will be a subscription fee involved if you want to search for jobs on this platform (refer to photo below).
As you can see in the photo above, the minimum subscription you can go for is one week and it will cost $9.95. If you are confident you can find a full-time job in that time span, then you can go for that subscription.
But, in my opinion, the safer subscription to go for will be 1 month which will cost $24.95. This is the reason why earlier, I said it is only fitting that the jobs offered on the site will allow you to earn more than $100 per job.
It’s because joining Flexjobs will not be free and you have to easily earn back the amount you paid to register. Now, as to which countries it is available in, they don’t really say. It will really depend on the employer you find.
But in the overview of the job search section, you can choose between different regions and this shows you can find jobs from more or less any country.
However, most jobs I found were for people who live in the US, but there also are a lot of great opportunities for people in other countries. They even have a section for jobs you can do from anywhere.
And you can see most of the available jobs before you join to get a good idea of whether there will be jobs for you or not.
The registration process is very easy. You fill out the sign-up form, choose a subscription plan, and pay for it.
Once you’ve paid for the subscription, then you can start searching for jobs. But as I’ve mentioned earlier, make sure you have your resume already when you join this site.
Can you get support?
If you have any questions about the site or your account, you can check out the FAQ page of Flexjobs. It discusses most of the topics you need to know. If the FAQ page is of no help, you can use the contact form provided on the website.
Flexjobs also has a number you can call if you need to get in touch with a representative right away. You can find the contact number on the Contact Us page of the site.
But if your inquiry or concern is regarding the job, as I’ve mentioned earlier, you will need to get in touch with your employer. By the time you get hired, you will be given contact details, so contacting your employer shouldn’t be a problem.
Overall, I would say the site has a decent support system in place for its members because they offer convenient ways for you to communicate with their support team.
Flexjobs is a legit online job board that will help you find a suitable full-time or part-time job. It has its pros and it has its disadvantages.
Let me end this review with a summary of its pros and cons to give you an overview of what it has to offer. Then, you can decide if you should push through with the registration or not.
- You can find full-time opportunities
- Jobs pay a decent amount
- Has a user-friendly app
- Has a subscription fee you need to pay for
If your goal is to find a part-time or even a full-time job and you don’t mind paying a subscription fee, Flexjobs is a great option if you live in the US. There are plenty of jobs listed and most of these jobs pay a decent amount, so you can definitely earn a good amount.
But if your goal is to just look for an extra site to earn from for free, then Flexjobs is not for you. You are better off joining survey or Get-Paid-To (GPT) sites since these sites are often free to join.
And speaking of survey and GPT sites, I would suggest you check out the top survey and GPT sites in your country instead. The sites on this list all have good earning potential. Plus, you will definitely find a site you can join regardless of where you live.
If you have any comments, questions, or have any experiences with Flexjobs yourself, I would love to hear from you in a comment below.