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73 Legit Companies that Hire Home Workers in 2020

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1. 10up

A website and content creation platform based in Seattle, but employing people remotely all over the world.
Remote employees get the same benefits as any other employees, with a 401k and insurance. 10up offers a wide range of job roles including those for developers, project managers and strategists.
Where? Global, US.

2. AdviseTech Inc

This IT support firm is based in Pasadena, California. They advertise both for tech roles and for part time telemarketers to work just two to six hours per week. They specifically suggest that the latter job is suitable for retired people or college students.

Where? US only.

3. Amazon

The well-known online retailer hires home based virtual employees in a huge variety of roles including web services, HR and sales. There are jobs at all levels including senior management roles. When we looked, most roles were in the US and UK, with several in Italy.

Positions available depend on your experience and skills. Some positions are seasonal roles and come up during the company’s busier periods only.
Where? Global.

4. Apple

Apple employ students but there are positions available for others too as part of the “At Home Advisor” program. You need at least 2 years’ experience of technical troubleshooting – this can be either by phone or face to face.

You need an excellent knowledge of all Apple products, and must agree to work at least 20 hours per week.

You’ll find more information on Apple’s work from home jobs here. 

Where? Global.

5. Automattic

You may not be familiar with Automattic, but there is a good chance you’ve heard of WordPress.com and Tumblr, the two most famous brands in its portfolio.

Although the company is  looking for people to fill a wide range of vacancies, everybody spends their first couple of weeks working on support for WordPress.

This is designed to give the whole company a feel for the main product. All employees continue to spend a further two weeks per year doing this.
Where? Global, Fully Remote.

6. Basecamp

Project management tool Basecamp may well be familiar to anyone who has worked on tech projects over the last few years.

Based in Chicago but committed to a “remote first” hiring strategy, there a plenty of different jobs available here, along with attractive benefits packages.

Where? Global.

7. CenturyLink

This telecoms company employs home workers in the US for both technical customer support and sales team roles. Some of the jobs are hard to find, so use the words “home worker” in your job search, and consider signing up to email alerts so you know when they become available.

Where? US.

8. Dell

Dell hires remote workers globally in all kinds of job roles. There’s a vast range of opportunities available at all levels.

Roles include technical support and system architect positions, and non technical jobs for sales reps and account managers. Strong experience is required and the ability to speak more than one language is beneficial for some roles.

Where? Global.

9. Elevate Labs

Elevate is an extremely popular brain training app, previously one of Apple’s “apps of the year.”

The company is based in San Francisco, but has remote roles for Engineers, Data Analysts and Spanish proof readers

Where? US.

10. GitLab

Another name familiar to software developers. Unsurprisingly the company seeks designers, engineers and UX specialists.

There are also roles in the wider company in sales, legal and finance. This is a remote first company, and everyone works “asynchronously”, during the hours that suit them best.

Where? Global.

11. Reddit

“The Front Page of The Internet” is based in San Francisco but does offer remote roles. At the time this article was last updated where was only one job opening for a senior software engineer, but as with all of these companies, it’s worth checking back regularly.

Where? US.

12. Shutterstock

Perhaps a site you’ve become familiar with when searching for pictures, Shutterstock sometimes employs  freelancers to review and edit images. Opportunities are available worldwide. You can manage your own working hours but may be expected to include weekend working time.

Shutterstock is also worth a look for selling photos if you’re a skilled photographer. Read this article for more information. 

Where? Global.

13. Support.com

This company provides basic computer support and troubleshooting services. You will be explaining technical instructions to inexperienced computer users, so a high level of empathy is required, along with strong verbal communication skills. You must also be able to type at at least 30 words per minute.

Previous remote working experience is an advantage, and you need to pass a background check. You can expect to earn around $10 per hour plus bonuses, and training time is also paid.

Where? US.

14. TaxJar

This 100% remote working company sells a solution that helps US businesses manage sales tax. The company advertises positions in various departments ranging from marketing to programming and development.

TaxJar is a progressive “remote first” firm, and allows workers to work from anywhere with a suitable WiFi connection.

Where? US.

15. Toggl

Toggl is a time tracking and reporting service accessible over web, mobile and desktop applications.

As well as openings for developers and designers, there are also editorial roles here, as well as social media marketing jobs.

Based in Tallinn, Estonia, Toggl recruits remote workers all over the world

Where? Global.

16. Tyk

An API and service management platform with clients all over the world, Tyk has offices in London, Atlanta and Singapore.
With a remote first policy, Tyk offers flexible working hours, unlimited holiday and a dynamic, supportive culture.

Where? Global.

17. Zapier

A company that creates workflow and automation software, Zapier is fully remote and global in its hiring outlook.

The company offers technical and business support roles. There’s a competitive benefits package and a genuine remote first culture.

Where? Global, US

18. The AA

This UK breakdown company employs remote workers. With phone lines open 24/7 there are plenty of options available. You are expected to attend a 12-week training programme before starting to work from home.

You need a designated work space and an excellent broadband connection.

While you work independently, you have a monthly one-to-one session with a manager and can ask for support if necessary 24 hours a day. The company provides all the equipment you need including a computer.

Where? UK only.

19. Asurion

Asurion is a leading provider of device insurance and warranty services for cellphones, consumer electronics and home appliances. The company takes on remote workers in several customer services positions.

Many of these opportunities are for bilingual workers who speak English and French. You will need excellent communication skills and at least one year’s customer services experience.

Hours are negotiable but can include evening and weekend working.

Where? US and Canada.

20. Close

As well providing sales and CRM solutions for clients, Close also recruits its own sales people, alongside  development and engineering staff. All of the workforce is able to work remotely.

If you are in the US there is an excellent medical policy and 401K, as well as sabbaticals after five years.

Where? Global

21. Conduent

This business process services company, an offshoot of Xerox, offers a range of opportunities in data handling and customer care.

To find their remote roles, a good start is to search for “virtual customer service.” These jobs involve answering incoming calls. You must have a proven record for problem solving and the ability to multitask.

A High School diploma is mandatory and you have to undergo a background check. Pay is around $11 per hour and each shift lasts 8-10 hours.

Where? US.

22. Direct Interactions

This company employs remote workers across most areas of the US. However, note that you work here as an independent agent, so you don’t qualify for insurance and benefits.

Most jobs involve making and receiving customer calls from your home. Direct Interactions looks for workers with good communication skills and a strong work ethic who can work quickly to troubleshoot and resolve problems.

Most jobs are part time and the pay is around $10-12 per hour. You must be over 18 and have a High School Diploma.

Where? US – most states.

23. Enterprise Car Hire

Enterprise employs virtual call center reservation agents, taking incoming calls for customer enquiries and reservations. The jobs cover long hours so could likely fit around other commitments.

Some jobs are likely to require you to assist with requests for breakdown assistance. Applicants are required to provide their own equipment and there are restrictions on what is accepted in terms of tech and connectivity.

You can expect an hourly rate of around $13, and there are commissions and bonuses for sales agents.

Where? Many US states, Canada, UK.

24. Liveops

Liveops offers numerous options for home-based virtual call center agents. There are openings in a number of areas including insurance, health care and tech support.

You will need a quiet work area, a wired phone and fast internet. You must be a legal US citizen and are required to undergo a background and credit check. You can schedule your hours around other commitments.

Where? US.

25. LiveWorld

LiveWorld employs agents working in a range of customer services positions. These are not telephone positions – they are primarily online chat based.

The company provides services in a number of languages. You are required to take language tests and provide writing samples.

You must be a fluent English speaker with experience in online moderation, as well as call centre experience. A college degree is preferred. You need high speed internet access and a strong knowledge of social media platforms.

Where? Global.

25. LiveWorld

LiveWorld employs agents working in a range of customer services positions. These are not telephone positions – they are primarily online chat based.

The company provides services in a number of languages. You are required to take language tests and provide writing samples.

You must be a fluent English speaker with experience in online moderation, as well as call centre experience. A college degree is preferred. You need high speed internet access and a strong knowledge of social media platforms.

Where? Global.

26. Sitel Group

Sitel’s jobs involve dealing with calls relating to a wide range of sectors including health care, communications and tech support. Jobs include managing billing inquiries, dealing with customer accounts and processing orders.

Positions are available across many US states and are employed positions with 401Ks and benefits. You will need previous customer services and sales experience, and excellent verbal and listening skills. This work can be fast paced.

Full and part time employment is available, and you receive full training at home.

Where? US and UK.

27. U-Haul

This residential moving and self-storage company hires remote workers in various customer service and sales roles, in departments such as reservations and roadside assistance. You need to complete a training course on site before you start working at home.

You will need a quiet work space, fast internet connection and strong knowledge of the Windows operating systems.
Experience is preferred but not always essential. Many roles are part time and involve unsocial hours. We noticed some seasonal opportunities too.

Where? US.

29. Aetna

This leading health care benefits company employs remote workers in a number of roles. Medical advisors must hold the appropriate qualifications and have clinical experience. Jobs are available at all levels and include senior management positions.

Training takes place at company offices. Some roles, despite being home based, require applicants to live within a certain distance of a specific office.

There are additional benefits available alongside basic salary, dependent on the role applied for.

Where? US only.

30. Dict8.com

Dict8 is a leading provider of UK-based medical transcription and digital dictation services. Their systems are used by a large number of healthcare trusts, GP surgeries, private practices and other health-based organisations around the UK.

Dict8 employs transcribers with significant experience of working as full-time medical audio secretaries within the NHS. You will require a reference from either a consultant or previous line manager.

You are paid per line of transcription on a monthly basis.

Where? UK only.

31. Fast Chart

This medical transcription company hires contractors with at least two years previous experience in a hospital or clinical environment (hence us listing this opportunity under healthcare, rather than transcription!)

Hours are flexible, and full and part-time roles are available. On application you must complete an online qualification form and provide your current resume. You will also have to take typing and medical terminology tests.

There is 24-hour support available and all the software you need is provided.

Where? US.

32. Healthfinch

Healthfinch aims to automate or delegate non-clinical tasks performed by healthcare workers.

Some experience of working in the health sector is useful, but by no means necessary for all roles.

The company defaults to remote working, but does have an office in Madison, WI. Employees are based all over the United States and full time employees get paid parental leave and unlimited vacation time.

Where? US

33. iMedX

iMedX work in the sector of health information and clinical documentation in the US. The company offers flexible part-time, full-time and weekend working patterns. Their remote working opportunities allow for virtual attendance at meetings too, so no trips to offices are required.

At the time of writing there are openings for medical language specialists, and we’ve seen registrar positions come up recently too.

Where? US Only.

34. United Health Group

In this world-leading health and wellbeing company, over 25% of the workforce work from home. The company looks for driven employees with excellent time management skills who are able to prioritize tasks and work to strict deadlines.

Interested parties usually take part in a recruitment chat as the first stage of the process before applying. You will need excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Proven experience is required, along with at least a bachelor’s degree.

You’ll find a detailed company profile for United Health Group here.

Where? Global.

35. Cruise.Com

One of the largest cruise specialist companies in the world, this company offers home working opportunities for salespeople, support agents and customer service agents.

The company looks specifically for people with existing cruise industry experience. A second language is an advantage. Pays a basic salary plus commission. Applicants must complete a back-ground check.

Note that these jobs specifically mention selling insurance, so appear to lean more towards sales than customer service.

Where? US.

36. Dollar Flight Club

This  “travel hacking” company has a remote team, based all over the world, that finds cheap flights for its members.

Ideal for those who are looking for good travel benefits along with remote working.

Where? Global

37. Hertz

Hertz often recruits for home-based positions. We’ve seen roles for sales reps and reservation agents in the past, but at the time of writing a search yielded some home-based fleet sales roles in various provinces in Canada.

Hertz is a huge company, so it’s well worth checking their listings regularly.

Where? US, Canada, UK.

38. Hilton Hotels

This worldwide hotel chain hires home-workers as reservation agents and customer care co-ordinators. You need previous sales experience and at least a high school diploma. Jobs are available in a number of US states.

The job and associated training is all done remotely. Salary and other incentives are the same as for onsite employees. Most of the equipment you need is provided, though you will need a land line and a quiet work space.

Where? US – some states only.

39. JetBlue

This airline offers remote working opportunities for reservation staff.  You need to attend training on site at a base in Utah or Orlando before beginning to work from home.

You need to have at least two years’ experience of customer service. Pay is at entry level but there are additional bonuses and travel discounts on offer too.

Where? US (must be able to travel for training).

40. Articulate

The growth of online learning has seen Articulate go from strength to strength, allowing people to create their own courses and offering a huge array of subjects to people all over the world.

U.S. employees get a 401k contribution and all employees are offered $100 for a wellness program.
There are product, design and software roles available. Some are limited to specific regions such as The Philippines, but most are fully remote within the U.S.

Where? Global.

41. Connections Academy

This virtual education company hires education professionals in both teaching and non-teaching roles. They are particularly keen to hire those with specialist skills in specific subjects, as well as counsellors and administrators.

Requirements for teaching can vary from state to state and you may require specific additional qualifications or licenses.

Where? US – certain states only.

42. Kaplan

This huge education training services provider offers opportunities for teachers and instructors, and also sometimes advertises remote jobs in marketing and customer services.

Strong written and oral communication skills are required for all positions. You will need at least a bachelor’s degree and to have a proven track record of working to deadlines.

Where? US.

43. K12

K12 offers teaching opportunities via a digital learning platform. It supports over one million home-educated students.

K12 often has vacancies both for teaching staff and support workers. Teaching staff must have the relevant teacher certification (often state-specific), at least three years’ experience, and strong written and verbal communication skills.

Where? US.

44. Pearson

This leading international learning company based in London offers opportunities throughout the world in a wide range of educational services. They offer flexible working in a wide range of educational fields and several jobs are entirely or mostly home-based. Many roles require a degree and classroom experience.

Where? Global.

45. Rosetta Stone

This educational software and online education company hires native speakers to facilitate language classes for students of all levels. You must have internet access from your home PC, and be available to work at least 10 hours per week.
Hours are flexible and may include evenings and weekends. You can expect to earn around $15 per hour.

Where? US only.

46. VIPKid

This English language-learning services company offers ESL services to children in China, providing a high-quality English education for children up to eight years of age. The company hires online ESL teachers that can work remotely from anywhere.

Working hours are flexible and hourly rates are from $14-22. You need at least a Bachelors’ Degree, and application is through the VIKID website.

Where: Global.


This US company offers working from home opportunities for virtual assistants, bookkeepers, and social media strategists. Note that these are contractor positions so you would be working for yourself and responsible for your own benefits and insurance.

Pay is on the lower end of the scale but the company does receive very high reviews for its corporate culture.

Where? US only.


This digital marketing and customer service outsourcer offers opportunities in phone support, email, web chat, social media and other digital channels. SYKES offers opportunities for remote work in over 40 US states, as well as globally.

Positions are available in customer services, as team leaders and in support roles. Previous experience is always an advantage. There are also specific opportunities for bilingual applicants.

You can find a profile of SYKES here on FlexJobs.

Where? Global.

49. Allegis Transcription

Allegis offers a range of transcription services to small and medium sized businesses. You must be experienced and able to produce high quality accurate transcripts. These positions are for people working on a freelance basis, and you can choose jobs most suited to your knowledge and abilities.

You need your own computer and a reliable high-speed internet connection. Training is provided. You will need to show you have excellent spelling, grammar and punctuation skill, and the ability to type at 75 words per minute.

Where? US only.

50. Cactus

Cactus is a global medical communications company. Their philosophy is that their remote workers are as important as their office-based ones. Cactus has opportunities for skilled writers and editors in a variety of academic fields.

Full-time home-based working hours are available. Full training is provided. You will need a bachelor’s degree, excellent written English skills and a good understanding of MS Word and Excel.

As we discuss in our beginner’s guides to writing, full time writing work is hard to find, so this is an interesting opportunity.

Where: Global.

51. FlexJobs

If you’re not familiar with FlexJobs, focuses on how to find jobs using the platform rather than working directly for the company.

FlexJobs is fully remote, but jobs are primarily in the United States, with some requiring you to be in a particular state.
There are roles to suit a variety of skills, including career coaches and job description writers. You will also find plenty of technical and marketing jobs.

Where? US.

52. Grow and Convert

Grow and Convert is a content marketing agency and consultancy, hiring content writers and analysts on a remote, contract basis.

Though most of their clients are US based the jobs are fully remote and contract based. The Business Writer role is paid on a fixed-price-per-article basis.

Where? Global.

53. Pacific Interpreters (LanguageLine)

This language services company provides a range of telephone services as well as document translation and remote video interpretation. Opportunities are available for remote staff in a range of interpreting and translation roles. The company provides services in over 200 languages and dialects.

Where? US, UK and Canada.

54. Responsive Translation Services

This company specialises in medical and legal translation. There are also opportunities to work in real-time interpretation. Headquarters are in the US, but they also have overseas offices in Europe and South America.

Many positions are home based. A variety of positions in sales and management were available also, when we looked. You will need previous experience and good technical ability too.

Where? US ,South America and Europe.

55. Rev

This company has multiple opportunities on offer. There’s work in transcription – both video and audio , video captioning and document translation. The company takes people on on a contract basis, with successful applicants working freelance from home.

Rev has been estabished for nine years and has a global reputation. There are many leading brands among its customers. You will need your own computer and fast internet connection, and can tailor your hours to suit your situation.

Where? Global.

56. SpeakWrite

This online transcription company works with over 65,000 legal, government, law enforcement and private sector clients. They employ independent typists on a freelance basis.

You need a typing speed of at least 60wpm. You must have at least a year of transcription and word processing experience in an office environment, and must also have specific experience of the creation of formal letters, memos and reports.

Open to fluent English speakers only.

Where? US and Canada.

57. WorldLingo

This company offers opportunities for experienced remote working translators. They have two categories of translator: generalist or specialist. WorldLingo will only use you for translation into your native tongue and for projects that are targeted for the country in which you live.

You will need previous experience, and to belong to the professional translation body in your country of residence. You will also need to be educated to degree level.

Where? Global.

58. AccountingDepartment.com

This Company provides opportunities for remote workers to provide accounting and book keeping assistance. You will need previous experience. Applicants are required to undergo book keeping tests and the success rate for applicants is only one in four.

You need to provide your own computer and phone line. You will also need a quiet working space as much of the work is on the phone.

AccountingDepartment.com has a notably positive Glassdoor rating from previous workers.

Where? US only.

59. American Express

This leading financial services company has a wide variety of remote opportunities. Jobs can range from customer service roles up to senior IT department positions. American Express works 24/7 so there are sometimes opportunities for those needing to work unsocial hours.

FlexJobs has an information page on the American Express home working jobs here.

Where: US, UK, Canada, Australia.

60. JP Morgan Chase

This global financial services company offers plenty of opportunities for remote workers. There are typically remote roles on offer in various departments including account management, sales, marketing and IT.

Applicants must have experience in their chosen field and a relevant bachelor’s degree. Due to a large number of jobs available, finding suitable home-based roles on the website can take some effort.

Where: Global.

60. JP Morgan Chase

This global financial services company offers plenty of opportunities for remote workers. There are typically remote roles on offer in various departments including account management, sales, marketing and IT.

Applicants must have experience in their chosen field and a relevant bachelor’s degree. Due to a large number of jobs available, finding suitable home-based roles on the website can take some effort.

Where: Global.

61. Stripe

A $20bn electronic payment startup, headquartered in San Francisco, California, Stripe has been a big success story in recent years. Stripe’s product supports payments from small websites, right up to the likes of household names like Lyft.

Stripe currently has remote vacancies in engineering, product management, IT and sales. Most remote jobs specify North America only, or are based from one of their physical offices, but all jobs do offer health insurance, parental leave and stock options.

Where? US.

62. YNAB (YouNeedABudget)

YNAB is a fully remote company offering budgeting software for individuals and companies. The workforce is global, but US-based staff gain W2 employee status. Elsewhere, you work as a contractor, but the YNAB site insists that all staff are treated the same regardless of location.

Where? Global, Remote

63. 350.org

350 is a global climate pressure group, primarily involved in lobbying and campaigning.

Great for those with a passion for conservation and climate issues, 350 specifically looks for remote workers with experience in campaigning and fundraising.

Where? Global

64. Civic Actions

Civic Actions works with a variety of governmental organisations, helping them move more of their services to digital alternatives.

The team is primarily remote, with some roles limited to physical locations, and offers good benefits.

Where? US.

65. Bandcamp

This popular music platform helps artists get their music to new audiences, for a small fee of course.

Bandcamp has physical collaborative workspaces in various parts of the US, but is a fully remote company. The only requirement is that you can overlap with the GMT-7 time zone for four hours a day.

Where? Global

66. Clerky

Providing online legal services to startups, Clerky has a variety of fully remote, global and co-located roles. In one ad for a software engineer the company even offers to support an H-1B visa application after 2 years of employment.

Where? US.

67. DuckDuckGo

Billing (sorry) itself as “the search engine that doesn’t track you” DuckDuckGo is an international company that offers US workers health benefits, and a variety of other flexible working perks.

There were a number of remote jobs available last time we updated this article, including VP of Brand marketing (fully remote) and remote jobs in both Brussels and Washington DC for Public Policy and legal specialists.

Where? US, Europe.

68. ModSquad

If you have a knowledge of moderating forums and managing online communities, and a love of social media, this is a freelance business opportunity that could be of interest. You can choose hours and projects that suit you and your lifestyle. Some jobs are evening/night work.

Where? Global.

69. Philips

This well-known global company is a leading player in healthcare, electronics, and various other sectors. Philips employs over 100,000 staff across the globe, and these include numerous remote staff in many countries.

You need a bachelor’s degree for some positions and medical experience is a particular advantage for some roles. Local language skills are usually a must.

There are many jobs available on the website, which can be overwhelming, but searches for “home based” and “remote” usually yield results.

Where: Global.

70. VoiceLog (BSG Clearing)

This company provides third party identity verification services for telephone companies and firms. You can choose your working hours between 2 and 11pm each day.

A minimum wage of $8.50 per hour is guaranteed. You need a quiet working space and a dedicated phone line, and there are some additional technical requirements. Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint is essential, and at least one year’s call center experience is also required.

Note that VoiceLog employs people as independent contractors, not as employees.

Where: US.


This unique company takes on independent 1099 contractors close to retirement age, giving them the opportunity to continue their working lives remotely. WAHVE places such people with firms looking for knowledgable and experienced workers.

It’s great for people who wish to extend their working lives but without the daily commute. WAHVE specialises in roles within the accounting, human resources and insurance sectors.

Where? US.

72. Voxnest

Voxnest connects podcast producers and advertisers.

Though fully remote, and offering yearly meet ups, roles seem to be US only, and include support roles and other customer focussed jobs.

Where: US.

73. Xerox

Household-name Xerox has over 8000 employees working from home, providing a range of services including customer care, tech support, quality control and programming. Some specific opportunities are available for bilingual applicants.

Required experience and qualifications vary, but excellent computer skills are always essential. Xerox’s job search functionality is rather clunky, so uncovering the remote roles can take some work!

Find out what FlexJobs has to say about the telecommuting jobs at Xerox here.