40 HOME-BASED JOBS YOU CAN DO FROM ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD
Thanks to advances in the technology field, like high-speed internet, mobile phones, different Apps, etc; working from home is increasingly becoming easier now. And as more companies are offering flexible commuting policies for their workforce, the international job market is spreading beyond the traditional fields of computer technology or customer services.
For many around the globe, that is a great thing. With the growth of telecommuting and flexible in-office hours, many employees can achieve that elusive work-life balance as they reclaim time that they would’ve spent in traffic and relocation. And for those who want to exclusively work from home, the boom of remote jobs is nothing short of amazing.I am glad to announce I have compiled a list of some companies that hire international workers for remote jobs.
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Now back to our top 40 Companies that hires internationally for remote job positions, starting with:
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Google is employing home-based quality raters of ads from all over the world through a temp agency. The requirement for this job description as an Ads quality raters: you must have a college degree.
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Apply here: DELL
This computer manufacturer offers plenty of home-based jobs. You can search for these work-from-home opportunities of Dell by using the word “remote” when searching on the site.
Apply here: VIPdesk
VIPdesk employs workers from home as agents handling customer concerns through phone, email, and chat. These agents answer inquiries, issues and conduct research for clients who are from Canada, the United Kingdom, the United States and Singapore. But the majority of the jobs are from the US and hence they look to hire employees with high fluency in the English language. Those who are also fluent in French, German, Spanish or Italian are also desired.
4. AccuTran Global
This firm wants part-time workers who can either be typists or transcribers. The job entails transcribing meetings, conference calls, and interviews for financial establishments. AccuTran Global hires employees based in UK, Canada, and the US. The company pays contractors anywhere from $0.005 to $0.0066 per word. I encourage you to check out this Free General Transcription Mini-Course and General Transcription: Theory & Practice.
Apply here: VirtualBee
This firm offers data entry jobs and is in search of “keyers” who are required to enter encoded data so that they will come out as nonsensical. Applicants must take an evaluation before working for the firm. The company places applicants who scored high in the evaluation on a waiting list, and contacts applicants once there is work.
The payout rates are different but would range from 40-55 cents per 1000 keystrokes. Employees must have accumulated at least $50 before they can get their payments.
6. Amazon’s Mechanical Turk
Apply here: Amazon Mechanical Turk
Amazon’s Mturk is one of the first small job sites and provides lists of HITs or Human Intelligence Tasks. Employees can select and finish the HITs for a fixed price. The completion of tasks under HITS would usually earn someone a couple of cents or dollars.You can get paid in US dollars, Indian rupees or Amazon gift certificates, depending largely on your current location.
Apply here: 1-800-Translate
This firm has openings for translators and on-site interpreters. Applicants must have a college degree. I recommend you to check out this Free General Transcription Mini-Course and General Transcription: Theory & Practice.
8. DotDash (former About.com)
Apply here: DotDash
DotDash is the company behind the former About.com site which is now broken down to a few different sites like The Balance and VeryWell. These are sites that cover a wide variety of topics from finance and jobs to health, travel and everything in between. They are always looking for writers and video producers, therefore, you can check them out.
9. CCI Call Center International
Apply here: CCI Call Center International
This international call center is in need of independent contractors who can work from home and can speak different languages.
10. Aim-for-A Tutoring
Apply here: Aim-for-A Tutoring
This firm needs online tutors who can teach science, math, and English to students coming from different countries. Aim-for-A Tutoring requires that applicants have teaching experience and have completed college.
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11. Appen Butler Hill
Apply here: Appen Butler Hill
This firm needs home-based translators, interpreters and search evaluators to join their team.
12. Automatic Data Processing (ADP)
Apply here: Automatic Data Processing
ADP provides a wide range of business processing services worldwide.These business processes include administration of benefits, time and attendance tracking of employees, automotive dealership, talent management and human resource management, among others.
One can find many work-from-home opportunities at this firm by looking at the firm’s database and selecting “home office” option when asked for the location.
Apply here: Classof1
This international firm provides online tutoring services such as helping in the completion of assignments, preparations for exams, and the development of content and E-learning courses.
Classof1 is Headquartered in India and offers its services to K-12 students based in U.K., U.S., and Australia.
Apply here: BrainMass
BrainMass wants online teaching assistants who will answer inquiries from students to join their team.This firm employs those who have a master’s degree or Ph.D. and these teaching assistants will get a percentage of the payments made by the pupils. BrainMass pays their online teaching assistants in US dollars.
Apply here: Covance
Covance is a global company that is into biopharmaceutical contract research that operates in more than 25 countries.
This firm has over 10,000 employees around the globe and in search for home-based clinical research associates who can also travel around 65% of the time in certain areas like Canada, US, and Europe.
Apply here: Salesforce.com
Salesforce.com as a customer relationship management (CRM) software firm focuses on social, mobile, and cloud technologies. The company has job openings for different positions for some of its departments.
Apply here: ApartmentTherapy
Apartment Therapy is a home and decor site/online magazine. They cover everything related to apartment living. They have a fun and very interesting work culture environment.
One of the cool things about this company is that you can work remotely from anywhere in the world.
Their current open positions include:
- Ad Operations Campaign Manager
- Junior Editor, Video
- Production Coordinator
- Senior Producer, Video
Apply here: Mozilla
This is the company behind FireFox, one of the best internet browsers (which you may be using right now to access this site.)
Mozilla is a non-profit organization, famous for its culture of openness and collaboration. They hire remote workers for many different kinds of at home jobs.
Here are a few examples:
- Internet Policy Manager
- Computer Vision and AR Browser Research Engineer
- Lead Product Manager
- Software Engineer
- Financial Analyst
- Marketing Specialist
Based on GlassDoor reviews from people who have worked with Mozilla: they all describe it as “one of the best companies” they have ever worked with.”
Apply here: Clickworker
Clickworker is a global crowdsourcing firm that employs independent contractors for a variety of services such as writing, researching, translating and entering of data. Contractors get paid per piece.
Contractors must first register and undergo an assessment before they can start taking on some work.
20. Herzing University Online
Apply here: Herzing University Online
Herzing University Online is a private college based in Wisconsin. Many of the work-from-home positions that can be found in the online division offering online courses are extra online faculty jobs.
There are also other openings that are home-based or virtual but may oblige someone to spend time at the local office, as well.
Apply here: WordExpress
WordExpress takes in freelance translators from different parts of the world since the firm translates materials in more than 100 different languages. The firm is also in need of interpreters, desktop publishers, voice talent and sales managers and reps.
Eduwizard is an online marketplace that lists online freelance tutors for a fee. Online tutors who wish to be included in the firm’s listing can set their own rates for tutoring services but will need to shell out money to be part of the list of EduWizards.
Apply here: SDL
SDL is an internal information management firm that is in need of freelance translators who already have at least two years work experience as a freelance translator.
Applicants with at least one year of in-house translation experience are also welcomed.
Apply here: Tutorvista.com
The online tutors of Tutorvista.com are highly experienced teachers who boast of graduate degrees and are mostly based outside the United States.
25. Laureate Education, Inc.
Apply here: Laureate Education Inc.
Laureate Education, Inc. develops online education courses for Walden University, Kendall College, New School of Architecture & Design and College of Santa Fe.
The Laureate Higher Education Group employs people from different parts of the world but the majority of the jobs require that applicants have finished their master’s degree at the very least.
Job seekers may find jobs by choosing “virtual” when asked for job location when searching on the website.
26. Working Solutions
Apply here: Working Solutions
Working Solutions is a BPO firm that hires work-from-home freelancers that will do call center online work and data entry jobs.
The company pays around $7.50 to $30 per hour and employs people from all states within the United States, as well as employees from different parts of the globe. But Working Solutions limits the number of employees located outside the US for their call center jobs.
This BPO Company also employs agents who can speak bilingually in more than 30 languages.
Apply here: Ockham
This global firm provides services to biotechnology and pharmaceutical firms and is in search of telecommuting employees who are skilled in research, IT and project management, among others.
Apply here: PPD
PPD offers services to the healthcare industry such as drug discovery, development, and lifecycle management services.
The firm has openings for home-based positions for medical writers and clinical research associates (CRA).
29. Quicktate or iDictate
Apply here: QuickTate
This firm provides transcription services and is on the lookout for home-based transcribers. Work from home transcribers of Quicktate are paid $.0025USD for every word. Medical transcription workers of and iDictate and Quicktates are paid $.0050USD per word through PayPal.
Transcribers of Quicktate who are highly skilled can get work from iDictate.iDictate has a broader range and longer documents that need to be transcribed.
The firm is in need of bilingual transcribers who are fluent in English and Spanish but are also on the lookout for transcribers who can transcribe in other languages such as French, Italian, German, Chinese, Farsi, Portuguese and Japanese.
Apply here: TeleTech@Home
Teletech is a big international business process outsourcing (BPO) company. It employs part-time workers for home-based assignments as call center representatives in the UK and US. Teletech@Home also wants bilingual agents to join their team.
WorldLingo hires home-based freelancers from all over the world for a variety of jobs such as proofreaders, editors, journalists, desktop publishers, interpreters and voice-over talents.
Take note that there are many freelancers who are capable of doing various tasks depending on their skills have found other platforms to sell their services to clients from different parts of the world.
Those who do not have a PayPal account can even take on jobs from clients abroad since there are platforms that facilitate the selling and buying of the services of freelancers.
One good example is Elance where a contractor can get paid through its Elance Global Payments services.
Apply here: Lionbridge
This firm wants translators and interpreters from different parts of the world who are home-based. University students are also welcome to apply. Plus, it also hires English-only and bilingual posts for Internet assessors. Internet assessors are the equivalent of the ad quality rater jobs offered by Google.
Apply here: Smarthinking.com
Smarthinking.com offers tutoring services for students of different ages and learning capacities. The firm is looking for tutors who can work virtually and has a US bank account.
The company hires during May to August and November to December.The firm accepts undergraduate and graduate students, experienced tutors, and high school instructors.
34. Sun Microsystems
Apply here: Sun Microsystems
The firm is in need of work from home support engineers who are skilled based in the US and other countries, as well.
Apply here: UniversalClass
This firm offers continuing educations courses online for libraries and schools, among others. UniversalClass have instructional writers for their offered courses who get paid $.04-$.07 for each word.
UniversalClass only accepts online instructors who are certified, have college degrees and have at least four years of experience.
36. Virtual University
Apply here; Virtual University
Virtual University pays $200 as honorarium for those who write their online courses.
Apply here: WorldLingo
Previously above I made mentioned of this company and the various services they do offer. But, WorldLingo also offers translation to global companies which is why they hire freelance translators from all over the world to meet the demand of their clients.
They have two categories of translator:
- Generalist: You must have 5 years of continuous translation experience in a commercial environment, have membership of the professional translation association in your country of residence, a degree from a recognized institution
- Specialist: All the requirements for a Generalist plus a university degree in your area of specialty and 2 years of continuous translation experience in your area of specialty.
You can follow the link above to create your account and fill out the application form.
Apply here: Translatorsbase
This is a virtual meeting place for clients and freelance translators. Clients from all over the world post job details, you respond with your application and experience and if you are a good match you get the project.
Apply here: ZeroChaos
This is a full-service provider of an holistic suite of contingent workforce solutions. They have openings for a wide variety of jobs from accounting and administration, to program management, to marketing and business development. They even, from time to time, have search engine evaluator jobs.
Apply here: Groupon
Yes, the same site, one of the best coupons and deals sites.
They hire people from all over the world for a variety of at home work positions.
- Accounting, Finance, and Tax
- Administrative and Facilities
- Customer and Merchant Support
- Human Resources and Legal
- Marketing and Editorial
- Design and UX
- Information Technology
- Operations and Data Analysis
- Product Management
Some of these positions have multiple opening in different countries and cities around the world.
As you can see, there are a lot of companies that do offer global work at home positions. Just be patient as some may take a while to reply and the evaluation process may seem a bit daunting too, but it pays off at the end. Don’t give up because there are a lot of jobs that you can do online, it just takes time, persistence and prayer before you find the ideal job that suits you.
Stay tuned for more updates coming soon, and good luck job hunting!