If you’re keen on working from home, this detailed round-up of 50 companies that hire home workers is a great place to start looking for opportunities.
An accurate and up-to-date list of work from home companies is surprisingly hard to find online; While there are plenty of lists out there, most of the ones we looked at included incorrect information, dead links and scammy opportunities.
We set out to create something better.
Tips for Finding Home Jobs
On this list you’ll find lots of ideas divided into categories. Plenty of the companies listed here hire home workers directly, so are ideal for people who want the flexibility of working from home with the security of a conventional job. There are also some opportunities that could work for freelancers, or as part of a portfolio career. While many jobs are US-only (reflecting HomeWorkingClub’s largest audience), we’ve done our best to include global opportunities and plenty in other countries too.
For every company, we’ve provided a link to where they usually mention their home-based job opportunities. Please note that things do change and opportunities come and go, so it’s often worth checking back at a later date if you don’t find anything from a specific company when you look.
It’s also worth searching the company’s job boards for phrases like “remote,” “home based” and “home working,” as this can often uncover jobs that would otherwise be hidden in plan sight.
It’s essential to do your own due diligence on any company you apply to as scams are out there. We’ve done our best to only include legit companies on this list but you should still do your own research. You can find some information on avoiding scams here.
Many companies have mixed reports from ex staff-members if you look at reviews on Glassdoor and similar websites. As with any online reviews, it’s best to look at the balance of opinions and then form your own! If you strongly feel a company shouldn’t be on this list, please feel free to contact us.
Let’s get straight to the list!
Tech Firms Hiring Home Workers
This IT support firm is based in Pasadena, California. They advertise for part time telemarketers to work just two to six hours per week, and specifically suggest that the job is suitable for retired people or college students. (If you are a college student, you’ll find more job options here).
This is a sales role, not a tech support job, and the company seek people with “professional phone skill.”
Where? US only.
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.
Apple employ students (more online jobs for students here) 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.
We wrote a little about Apple’s work from home jobs here.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Work from Home Jobs in Call Center / Customer Service
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.
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.
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.
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. You must be over 18 and have a High School Diploma. 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.
Where? US – most states.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This removals 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.
Working Solutions was one of the first virtual workforce companies in history. They have thousands of independent agents from a vast array of backgrounds, and a diverse range of clients who outsource work to them.
You must take an assessment when you apply, which includes written and verbal questions and an aptitude test. You can schedule your own hours to work around other commitments. Full and part time roles are available.
Healthcare Companies that Hire Home Workers
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Travel Companies that Hire Home Workers
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.
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.
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.
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).
Work from Home Jobs in Education
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Note that unlike some companies that hire home workers on this list, VIPKid doesn’t employ staff directly – teachers work for them on a freelance basis. There are more freelance teaching opportunities here.
Secretarial Home Working Jobs
Based in Montana, this company offers working from home opportunities for corporate and legal transcriptionists, editors and researchers. Note that these are contractor positions so you would be working for yourself and responsible for your own benefits and insurance.
Birch Creek Communications only hire US Citizens living in the US, and a full background check is necessary for some roles.
Where? US only.
This digital marketing and customer service outsourcer offers opportunities in phone support, email, web chat, social media and other digital channels. SKYES 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
Writing, Translation and Transcription Jobs
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.
For more information on getting into online transcription, read our detailed guide here.
Where? US only.
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.
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.
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.
This company has multiple opportunities on offer. There’s work in audio transcription, video captioning, document translation and online tutoring. The company takes people on on a contract basis, with successful applicants working freelance from home.
Rev is a fairly new company that’s fast building 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.
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.
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.
If you’re keen to explore translation opportunities, we have a dedicated article on that here.
Work from Home Jobs in Finance
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.
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.
Where: US, UK, Canada, Australia.
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.
Miscellaneous Companies that Hire Home Workers
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. You will need fast internet and a quiet work space.
Where? US only.
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.
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.
This unique company employs experienced workers close to retirement age, giving them the opportunity to continue their working lives remotely. Wahve provides employment for those over 50 who already have a knowledge and experience. 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.
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!
- We’ve made a big effort to ensure that all the information in this guide is accurate. However, we obviously have no control over the companies listed here, or their websites and recruitment plans. As such, please feel free to contact us if any of the opportunities listed here are no longer current when you check them out. We intend to keep the guide regularly updated and the information was last checked on 7th January 2019.
- If your company is looking to recruit home workers and you would like to be added to the list, please contact us about that too. Similarly, if your company is already listed here and you feel the details are inaccurate, please put us straight!
- This list is intended as helpful information. A mention of a company doesn’t represent a recommendation to work for it. Always do your own research.
- We’re always delighted to hear of people’s experiences of working for any of these companies that hire home workers. Feel free to discuss them in the comments.