Work from home jobs are flexible and good to make some extra cash, to make money part-time, but they never pay more than a minimum wage. You’ve got to be joking about $20 an hour! I bet you had this exact thought in your mind while reading the title of my post, right?
It might be surprising, but these jobs not only exist, many of them also don’t require any experience in the field.
Before we move on to the list of the work from home jobs, I’d like to answer some of the FAQs related to working at home positions:
Are there any legitimate online jobs?
Although many of these jobs I mentioned earlier provide flexibility, some of my readers might be more interested in a stable paycheck they can get from full-time work from home jobs in legitimate companies.
My list below includes some companies, which can even offer a 401(k) plan.
What companies allow you to work from home?
I have great news for you, remote work is an uprising trend in many big companies, so the list of known brands offering you to work from home (WFH or WAH – work at home – positions) is going to grow every year. Remote work has been proven as beneficial for both employees and employers, mainly due to working hours flexibility.
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The list of companies with open WAH jobs includes mainly customer service positions in e-commerce, tech, health care and education companies.
In this post, I will just give you a short list of them, but you can also check my other comprehensive post on legitimate work at home jobs.
The list of tech companies starts of course with Apple, then you can take a look at the site of Xerox, Dell, Toptal, Amazon. In healthcare, you should check the WAH positions in Aetna, UnitedHealth Group. Some other companies with known names include Humana, ADP (human resourcing company),
In the educational field, you might be interested in checking the career pages of K12 Inc. and Kaplan.
What kind of jobs can you get to work from home?
The variety of jobs in very wide: transcriptionist, phone customer support, search engine evaluator, moderator, researcher, captioning, online marketer, web-designer, and so on.
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Online Tutor Work from Home
Ever heard about online education? It might seem impossible, but some people even graduated with MSc degrees from trustworthy Universities, making courses completely online. I’m one of them, actually 🙂
So online tutoring and education is a very much real thing nowadays, and it pays well. Chegg is one of the companies that hire tutors from various fields, such as economics, chemistry, biology, zoology, calculus, astrophysics and many others. Tutors are paid about $20/hour and receive the money on a weekly basis.
A tutoring company which hires online tutors. You can teach many subjects like Astrophysics, Biology, Zoology, Calculus and much more. The pay starts at $20/hour and will be deposited in your account every week. This position does require some experience on the subject you are teaching.
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A Pass Educational Group
Work remotely for A Pass Educational group as an educational subject matter expert. These positions appear to pay between $20 and $30 an hour.
Check their positions here.
If you have any “formal” or “informal” teaching experience such as mentoring, tutoring, coaching, or alternative education plus a bachelor’s degree in the US or Canada under your belt, you may qualify to tutor Chinese children in the English language with VIPKid.
This company claims there is potential to earn up to $22 hourly working for them. However, it is independent contractor work so your exact rate will depend on the time you put into it.
Apply to become VIPKid tutor here.
Among the clients of UserTesting, you will see companies like Facebook, Apple, Airbnb, Walmart, Home Depot, etc. Each assignment pays $10/$15 for 20 minutes of work and you will receive the payouts via PayPal.
Userlytics offers the same testing tasks, as the previous site, but testers in this platform are also required to record their reactions to the video using a high-quality webcam. Testers are paid via PayPal as well.
TestingTime – if you leave outside the USA, this one is especially interesting for you because the office of this company is located in Zurich, Switzerland, they pay in Euros via PayPal, and they are looking for international testers. This platform has the longest tests – 30-50 min but also pays more per test, on average it’s about 50 Euros. Testers are required to have a microphone, webcam, and a Skype account.
Researching WAH Jobs
If you are good in research, try to apply for jobs on Wonder Researcher. This company recruits online researchers for doing general research, paying $15-25/hour depending on the topic of research and on how fast you complete the task. You’ll be asked to pass an assessment to join the team of researchers (don’t worry, it’s just 4 questions and will take you max 10 min), within the next 7 days indicating whether you’ve been advanced to the next stage of the process.
Check details and apply for jobs on Wonder here.
Work from home as a Transcriber / Editor / Translator
This company offers only freelance transcriber jobs with flexible hours. The rate of pay is $5 to $20 per audio hour, i.e., $0.5 to $2 for a 6-minute audio file. If you have excellent typing skills and have no problem with comprehension of American/British/Australian/Indian accents, you should definitely give it a try!
Check details and apply for jobs on Scribie here.
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American Journal Experts
You can regularly check new openings for editors and also translators on this company’s career page. Depending on the position, you can get up to $20 an hour, according to what their employees are sharing on company’s Glassdoor page.
Book in a Box
The types of work offered by this company are similar to the previous – they are looking for proofreaders, editors, book jacket designers. The remote positions that are listed on their site usually are paid over $20 an hour (up to $50 an hour for some jobs).
Look for their open work at home positions here.
Language Services Associates
This company hires virtual interpreters, translators, and per Glassdoor, pays around $20 an hour for these positions.
Check out their site and positions here.
Work at home positions in the medical field
Their work at home medical coders may earn around $25 hourly, according to Glassdoor. For this position though, at least one-year prior experience and certification are required.
Check their openings here.
This company is looking for work at home registered nurses for a 24×7 telephone support services, including nurse triage, medical decision support, Healthcare support programs and others. Pay is around $25 an hour.
Check the details about this WAH job here.
P.S. – If the jobs listed in this post require more qualifications than you currently have, no worries because there are other online jobs on the market. I recently posted a list of work from home jobs paying $15 an hour.
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