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The 20 Best Work From Home Jobs In 2020

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1. iSoftStone

iSoftStone is a global data solutions and services company with part-time and full-time positions. A few of the services that iSoftStone offers include accessibility compliance, business automation, cloud and application development, and data and analytics.

Some of the current openings include:

  • Full stack developer
  • Frontend web developer
  • Mobile system verification engineer
  • Nuxeo architect
  • Associate accountant

The job descriptions extensively describe the necessary skills at what to expect. Here’s one statement from the Kirkland-based Full Stack Developer opening: “a hard-core developer who likes to get into the details of complex algorithm design and implementation.”
Fully-remote positions are available but most openings are only remote-based for at least the first six months. In-person work is necessary at a later date for most openings at their North American headquarters in Kirkland, Washington or Santa Monica, California field office. 
You might find an entry-level posting as a search engine evaluator where you test the relevancy of keywords for search engine algorithms. These evaluator positions are contract-based and you’re more likely to find these openings on online staffing agencies such as Teemwork.

2. Amazon

In addition to its nationwide physical locations, Amazon has “Virtual Locations” across the globe. You can find open positions in the United States, Costa Rica, and Europe.

Multiple positions are entirely remote, but others require you to live in a near a regional office or periodically travel. Full-time remote jobs in the United States have the “US, Virtual” phrase in front of the Job ID number and do not include a state abbreviation like CA or VA.

Most of Amazon current work from job openings are in these categories:

  • Business and merchant development
  • Data security
  • Operations, IT, and Support
  • Engineering
  • Sales, advertising, and account
  • marketing
  • Software development
  • Solutions architect (i.e., Amazon Web Services and Alexa)

3. Aerotek

One of the most time-effective ways to find remote jobs in the “gig economy” is by using online staffing agencies like Aerotek. You’re an independent contractor meaning the work is more likely to be temporary but you can work multiple jobs if a better offer comes along.

There might be a local Aerotek branch and you can find work from home jobs online too.

Most online listings are for physical businesses like factories and call centers. Enter “remote” into the search field to find remote jobs near you.
Some of the remote-based jobs you can do from home include:

  • Clinical manager
  • Chemist
  • Contact tracer
  • Loan closer
  • Mortgage underwriter.

4. Kelly Services

Kelly Services is another well-known online staffing service that connects independent contractors with the world’s largest companies. Manager-level positions are available too. Many openings are temporary although some employers will directly hire.

It’s also possible to work for Kelly from the comfort of your home office. Browse the Careers at Kelly page to find current openings for sales, recruiters, and account executives. 

5. Teemwork

One of the quickest ways to work in “big tech” is by joining Teemwork. Large companies like Microsoft and Google hire independent contractors for many remote positions. Here’s the catch—you don’t know what company you’re working for until you receive a job offer.

Three recurring openings include:

  • Ads evaluator. Rate the relevancy of online ads for searches and where you live.
  • Crowd worker. Complete online micro-tasks like data verification and corrections, speech collection, and natural language data collection.
  • Search engine evaluator. Test search engine queries for pre-defined keywords and websites. You rate the relevancy of the search results based on your local knowledge.

All of these openings let you work from home on a part-time basis. You may need to live in a specific city to qualify. Some positions may require you to use a particular smartphone operating system like Android.

Most companies provide free training for these jobs. But you may need to pass a rigorous test covering the best practices to verify that you can accurately evaluate your search results.

6. Dell

Dell has multiple openings for remote positions in these sectors:

  • Cloud engineering
  • Cyber security engineer
  • Data analyst
  • Legal counsel
  • Machine learning operations engineer

Several positions are location-dependent. You might spend more time finding remote-ready listings than with other companies as a result.

7. Pitchup

World travelers may not be flying around the world for the near future. Frequent flyers are redefining how they travel by camping instead—it’s easier to socially distance.

Many people are avoiding hotel rooms and using self-contained RVs or campers to travel and prevent excess public contact. However, they may need help finding a campsite with adequate amenities and competitive prices.

Pitchup is an online booking site for campers and currently needs “remote outbound sales executives” to find new campgrounds and RV parks partners. You onboard different campsites so aspiring campers can use the Pitchup booking portal to make their travel reservations.

8. Kaplan

Educators can teach courses online or tutor virtually at Kaplan. It’s also possible to mentor students as a student success manager for university students or prepare future Kaplan test prep material.

Many course areas including accounting, engineering, and real estate currently need part-time instructors. Each job listing includes the prerequisites to qualify. Other listings mention your potential pay range and the number of weekly hours.

9. Health Information Alliance

Remote medical positions are an accelerating trend as more people gravitate to telemedicine to save money and avoid public spaces. Health Information Alliance has numerous remote openings for health care professionals

These remote positions may only have you work on a PRN “as needed” basis. (PRN stands for pro re nata, which is Latin for “as the situation demands”)

Most positions require a minimum of three to five years of relevant experience. If you’re trying to transition from a medical office to a home office, these positions are worth a look.

10. Rev

Do you have a gift for transcribing audio and video recordings? If so, Rev can use your ear and typing skills. Highly-qualified transcribers can earn up to $1.10 per audio/video minute.

You might transcribe focus group interviews, podcasts, and other audio recordings. Captioning videos can be an exciting opportunity. You will need to sync the audio to video while incorporating sound effects and music cues into the closed captions.

As so many people want to work from home, there can be a waitlist to be a freelance Rev transcriber. Like other companies, you can start a remote career at Rev if you have computer coding or corporate account management experience.

11. FlexJobs

FlexJobs is one of the largest and most popular platforms to find remote work. Members can search for remote jobs by career field. One of the most helpful aspects of FlexJobs’ platform is it shows a posting date for each job, as well as whether the job is full-time, part-time or freelance. 

Accessing the website’s job listings does require a membership fee, which can be purchased on a weekly, monthly or yearly basis. FlexJobs is currently offering a discount on its membership prices up to 50% off by using the code JOB at checkout. This discount is valid now through April 30.

12. Remotive

Remotive is an online job board that lists software development, customer service, product development jobs and more. Accessing Remotive’s job board is free, and all listings have a posting date and redirect to the company’s internal job post if you’re interested in applying. 

13. FreeUp

FreeUp is a platform for freelancers with expertise in the e-commerce industry, in tasks like customer service, social media management, SEO, email marketing, data entry and more. Candidates are put through a vetting process and interviews before being granted entry into the platform. Applying requirements include a resume, portfolio, internet speed test results and information about your services.

FreeUp could be a tough platform to gain entry into, but freelancers who are accepted will have access to basic level, mid-level and expert level jobs that can pay from $5 per hour to more than $75 per hour. Additionally, payments are made on a weekly basis.

14. Boldly

Boldly connects individuals with work from home positions that are W-2 positions, meaning those who are hired will be treated as staff employees and receive Boldly company benefits, rather than just being contractors. Both part-time and full-time positions are available, but Boldly requires workers to be available during normal business hours and commit to 20 hours of work per week.

Individuals interested in the Boldly platform will have to apply and go through an interview before being matched with relevant businesses. To qualify, individuals need at least seven years of work experience within their professional industry or field of speciality, as well as a fast and reliable internet connection and strong time management skills. After being accepted, Boldly matches its candidates with the appropriate businesses based on skill set and experience.

15. Remote.co

Remote.co is a free online job board that posts jobs for various remote jobs, including developers, customer service representatives, designers, sales professionals and editors. Job listings range from part-time to full-time and redirect to the companies’ internal job posts if you’re interested in applying.

16. Outsourcely

Outsourcely is a platform that connects remote freelancers with companies looking for part-time and full-time workers, ranging from customer support and data entry, to project managers, virtual assistants and email marketers. One major advantage of Outsourcely is that it works with companies who are looking for long-term workers, rather than those hiring for short-term projects. Creating a profile is free, and once a profile is completed, users have the ability to look at job postings. 

17. We Work Remotely

We Work Remotely posts both full-time and part-time remote jobs across a wide range of industries, including sales and marketing, design, writing, teaching and more. Accessing the online job board is free. Additionally, users can sign up to have new listings in specified industries sent directly to their email inbox daily. 

18. Dice

Dice is a free online job board specifically for those in or seeking tech careers. Job listings include full-time and contract work. Dice offers users the ability to search by job title, skill (such as Django or JavaScript) and category (remote jobs is a category). Additionally, users can create free profiles to receive personalized job listings based on their preferences and skill sets.

19. Textbroker

Textbroker is a free job platform specifically for writers looking for gig work in content marketing, including work for corporations, small- business owners, e-commerce and social media. To have access to the platform, prospective users have to complete a short article that will rate their writing skills. Once completed, Textbroker lets users choose their own gigs on their own time, and completed work will be paid weekly (as soon as $10 or more is earned). 

20. Remote Jobs Club

Remote Jobs Club is a biweekly email newsletter featuring remote jobs throughout a variety of industries, including marketing, content writing and UX jobs. If the idea of pouring through hundreds of jobs listings overwhelms you, signing up for their newsletter can cut back on the work you’ll need to put in to find remote jobs.