By Holly Reisem Hanna
The companies listed below regularly hire individuals for home based positions – some positions are freelance, some are independent contracting, and others are full-time gigs with full benefits. While all companies are believed to be legit, they have only been soft checked, meaning that I did a quick search to see if there were any negative reviews or ratings. As is always the case, you need to do your due diligence (research the opportunity extensively) prior to enrolling in any business opportunity.
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At Home Call Agents – Virtual Assistants
ACD Direct is a business that offers contact center solutions to businesses. ACD Direct hires home agents to make inbound and outbound calls, see site for more details.
Alpine Access provides customer service solutions for businesses. This company is a member of the Better Business Bureau and hires at home customer care professionals. Average pay is $9.00 per hour. Please note that they do charge a $45 fee for a background check.
Arise virtual solutions provides customer service and technical support to businesses. They hire work-at-home agents for customer service calls, technical support and sales. Compensation is paid by call, minute, or by hour, pay generally averages $10.00 – $14.00 per hour.
Cloud 10 hires home-based employees, utilizing their previous skills and experiences for various placements. Cloud 10 hires both home-based workers and corporate workers.
ContractWorld hires work at home customer reps for large companies like, Pizza Hut, Loreal, and KFC.
Convergys hires home-based call agents to provide customer service support. This company offers paid training, hourly wages, as well as benefits like, paid time off, 401k retirement plan, life insurance, medical, dental, and vision. See site for more details.
EA Help hires remote based workers to assist their clients with administration and task/project management.
Fancy Hands created and staffed in the US, they hire remote based workers to complete customer service requests.
Internet Girl Friday hires home based virtual assistants. See site for more details.
Just Answer is a website where any question can be answered by a live operator. Become a live virtual agent; get paid a percentage of all answers that are accepted. See site for more details.
Liveops is a virtual call center company. They hire at-home agents to perform inbound and outbound calls for customer service, customer acquisition, customer retention, revenue maximization, political, disaster relief, incident response and fundraising. See site for more details.
oDesk is the world’s largest online freelance job board, where virtual assistants can search for administrative jobs, gigs and tasks.
Sutherland Global Services hires remotely for tech support, customer service, back office, inside sales, as well as management and supervisory positions. Both part-time and full-time candidates receive paid training and flexible hours. Positions are available to US and International residents alike.
Talk 2 Rep hires at home agents to conduct various phone items, such as to sell a service or product, conduct a telephone survey, upgrade a customers’ service or handle a customers inquiry.
Team Double Click is a company that provides professional virtual office assistants. Hires virtual sales associates, virtual services representatives, public relation virtual assistants, general virtual administrative assistants, and real estate virtual administrative assistants. Pay varies for each position, see site for more details.
TeleReach offers telephone marketing services. This company hires home-based positions in, appointment setting, lead generation, information gathering, seminar reservations, website marketing, product introductions, trade show follow-up, direct mail follow-up, prospect education, script development, list development, list updating, database sourcing, list merging, prospect, identification, tracking reports, prospect feedback and program evaluation.
VIP Desk offers virtual contact centers to companies. They hire home-based brand ambassador and home-based concierge personnel. Hiring process takes about 6 weeks, see site for more details.
Virtual Office Temps offers professional business services: clerical support, administration, creativity, management, sales support and personal services. Apply to be a home-based virtual assistant and make $10.00 – $35.00 per hour based on project.
VoiceLog is a company that offers third party verification (TPV) services. They hire work-at-home positions for live operators – independent contractors, TPV Agents with multiple foreign languages available. Live operators make $8.50 per hour where TPV agents are compensated per call. Can work as few as 3 hour shifts.
West at Home offers home-based positions for home agents that complete customer service calls. Pay is based on per minute rate or per call rate. This company offers paid training.
Working Solutions hires independent contractor home-agents to provide sales, technical support and customer service. Home-agents can put their experience to work and enjoy the freedom of working when they want, where they want. They select highly educated, experienced professionals with product knowledge, certifications and industry experience to match our clients’ business needs. They never charge any fees. Home-agents earn anywhere from $8.00 -$20.00 per hour, depending on the program.
Zirtual is a San Francisco based company that hires U.S. based, remote workers to work as virtual assistants.
CashCrate is an online platform where you can start earning money by completing offers, taking surveys, watching videos, and shopping online using their site. I’ve played around on the site a little bit and you’ll want to make sure that you read all of the fine print on each and every offer. Many offers require an email address, which means you’ll receive offers from them and other marketers. Tasks pay out anywhere from a few cents to $30.00 or more, and you’ll receive a $1 for signing up for an account. Payments are made via check or PayPal.
Fusion Cash is an online platform that allows you to make money from taking surveys, watching videos, shopping, completing short tasks, and much more. Sign up and immediately earn $5.00 just for joining. Most offers pay between .25 to $30 per offer, and payments are made via PayPal, check, or direct deposit once your account reaches a $25 threshold. Some offers do require a credit card number, so if you don’t feel comfortable giving out that information, just stick to the offers which display the No CC icon. Fusion Cash is a member of the Better Business Bureau.
InboxDollars here you can earn cash for surveys, reading emails, playing games, redeeming coupons, searching the web and shopping online. Membership is free and you’ll receive $5.00 for signing up. Payments are made via check.
SwagBucks is an online platform where you can earn digital dollars called Swag Bucks, which can be redeemed for gift cards and coupons. You can easily earn Swag Bucks by watching videos, playing games, answering questions, shopping online, and even surfing the web using their tool bar. Refer your friends and you’ll earn even more Swag Bucks. Your digital dollars can be traded in for gift cards from Amazon, Target, Starbucks, PayPal, and Walmart.
Direct Sales Opportunities
Please Note: These business opportunities require a small investment upfront, but give you all the tools and support that you’ll need to start your very own home-based business in the direct sales industry.
Avon – At a time when opportunities are scarce and finances are tight, you can start an AVON business and EMPOWER your life. As the world’s largest direct selling company and leader in beauty, anti-aging skincare, and fragrances, we make it easy for you to sell and succeed, right from the start. Why Sell AVON? You have your own business, You set your own hours, You determine your family/work/lifestyle balance, Minimum start up investment, No inventory required, and Exclusive Avon Opportunities. See why more than 5 million people around the world are enjoying financial success and personal growth as Avon Sales Representatives. Join today!
CAbi - Simply put, CAbi is a designer clothing Collection sold in a relaxed home environment by a trained fashion Consultant. But as any Consultant will tell you, CAbi offers so much more than clothes. Imagine setting your own hours, affecting lives through relationships, and calling your own shots! CAbi is all about giving women their lives back and enabling them to put first things first … all while building a truly sustainable career.
fibi & clo – First Shoe Party Direct Sales Company! Love it, wear it, sell it! Consider a home based business with fibi & clo. We are now hiring talented and motivated Independent Fashion Agents who have a passion for fashion. We are the first home party company that sells sandals and accessories, which makes it super easy to book shows. Our customers are repeat customers and extremely loyal, and each season they will be knocking down your door for the latest fibi & clo styles and to host their own shoe party! We reward hard work with great commissions and bonuses, discounted shoes, and special Agent only incentives.
Healthy Hands Cooking provides stay-at-home moms with a passion for nutrition and kids, the chance to make a healthy income, while making a difference in kids’ lives. Earn up to $100 an hour, empower kids in your community with vital healthy living skills, and LOVE WHAT YOU DO! Visit www.healthyhandscooking.com.
The Initials, Inc. business opportunity is creatively addressing the 14 billion-dollar handbag and home organization industry in a fresh way. With a hip, entrepreneurial approach and solution-based design, we have combined the best in class to create a new kind of business for women. On average new consultants earn $49 per hour and pay for their Starter Kit with their first party. Confidently build a business with Initials, Inc. and transform your future. We firmly believe that there is only one you! We inspire bold style, big dreams, and your best life! www.initials-inc.com/join
Kitsy Lane is an e-commerce platform that allows you to create and curate your own online jewelry and accessories boutique all at no cost, completely risk free. Customize your own online storefront, choose pieces you want to sell, give personal shopping advice, and promote fabulous finds across your social networks. With Kitsy Lane, you can earn money by using your fashion sense to build a business for yourself while maintaining freedom over your own time. Earn up to 25% in commission for every item you sell. Check it out today: http://bit.ly/12xXS1X.
KOKOON boutique without borders is a completely unique fashion company offering limited edition designs, all proudly made in the USA. An ever-changing selection of beautiful, contemporary styles designed for the busy, modern woman. With only 75 Representatives nationwide, KOKOON is the perfect flexible business opportunity for the socially savvy entrepreneur.
Looking For Mommy Bloggers! Add an income stream to your blog by teaching people HOW to use Essential oils. Build a business from home, earn money on the go, teach people how use oils to keep their family healthy and their home happy! Join the FREE Monthly Oils Teleclasses!
Makeup Eraser – Distributors wanted! Start up costs are low and income potential is high since they offer a product that every woman needs: a chemical-free, face cleaning and makeup removal cloth that only requires warm water. For more information or to join my team, please visit www.fresh.makeuperaser.com.
Nerium International – Are you ready to look better and live better? With real science behind us, our Brand Partners have a one-of-a-kind opportunity to make a difference in their own financial and personal lives, as well as in the lives of others. Third-party clinical trials show that NeriumAD dramatically reduces the appearance of: Fine Lines, Wrinkles, Discoloration,Uneven Skin Texture, Enlarged Pores and Aging Skin. FREE inventory, 30-Day Money-Back Guarantee on all products and most lucrative compensation program in the industry.
Paparazzi Jewelry – Get started with Paparazzi today! Becoming a Paparazzi consultant is simple! Buy your inventory up front. Earn immediate cash with 45% profits. No catalogs or customer orders to mess with. Sell where and when you want and get bonus commissions by buiding your team. No long term commitment. Have fun showing and selling products people love at only $5.00! Go to my website for more information: www.ringsnbling5.com.
pawTree – sit. stay. be social. - Start an adventure with your pets that is not only fun but profitable. Join pawTree and become a Sr. petPro by December 31,2014 and you will become one of our first founders. Our back office contains all the training tools you will need to make becoming a successful petPro Founder and leader.
Rodan + Fields – Redefine your future with the new breakthrough skincare experience from Rodan + Fields. Learn what’s possible when you combine the biggest names in skincare, an innovative business model and clinically-proven, award winning products. This is a particularly compelling time to be a part of Rodan + Fields as we are expanding nationwide in 2013 and entering Canada in January 2014. Think this might be for you or someone you know? Contact me to learn more about the products, business opportunity, and my generous referral program!
South Hill Designs – Join South Hill Designs and become part of one of the fastest-growing party plan companies today! Now hiring consultants in both the US and Canada! No waiting and no territories! Share our beautiful lockets, charms and accessories while earning up to 40% commission plus earn 10% on your downline right away! Starter kits as low as $59 and include training and support to grow your area quickly. Don’t wait! Get the details today!
Spoilt Sleeve – Add the latest fashion forward wardrobe essential, Spoilt Sleeve, to your existing business or start a new business with us. Ladies, take advantage of this great opportunity! You can work part-time or full-time, you make your hours. The more you sell the more you earn! If you want something to do on the side to help bring in some extra cash every month or devote your full time to then join our team! Enjoy amazing commissions for you and your hosts, an amazing CANADIAN made product. It’s easy to get started, with 3 packages available. Enquire today. Happy to run with other companies.
Stella & Dot - Run your own fashion social selling business. Stella & Dot is so much more than a fashion brand – we are inspired by, and created for, strong women just like you! We designed a smart, stylish business that works when you do. Plus, Stella & Dot is more than just a company – it’s a community. At Stella & Dot, success is defined by your happiness. It’s your business, your pace, your way.
The Traveling Vineyard – At The Traveling Vineyard work from home women discover the ultimate flexible work schedule. Your social circles will want to book tasting events with you right away. Our easy on line training will make you feel comfortable running your first wine tasting events. As an Independent Wine Consultant, we provide you with a home-based business that allows you to have fun, make new friends, get recognized in our community, feel fulfilled and get financially rewarded based on your efforts. Come and join us!
Winnie and Kat - WEAR IT, SHARE IT, WORK IT! Winnie and Kat is where ordinary women can become Independent Stylists and earn commission through selling contemporary clothing to others. Started in February of 2013, the collection combines practicality and trends and understands the needs of today’s women to accommodate their life, style and figures. Winnie and Kat is accepting new Independent Stylists throughout the United States! This ground floor opportunity will provide you with the experience to become a successful entrepreneur. Work when you want. Get paid what you are worth. Come join me and check it out at Winnie and Kat.
Cactus hires freelance workers for various editing positions. Editors do not need prior experience in English editing. You should have a love for the language and the ability to explain your subject matter in grammatically correct English.
CyberEdit, Inc. offers highly-educated editing, resume writing, and technical writing services. Hires freelance Resume Writers & Essay Editors from Harvard, Stanford, Yale, Columbia and Princeton. Compensation ranges from $15.00 – $35.00 per hour.
Edit Fast is a company that offers editing, proof-reading, writing and indexing services. Hires freelance Writers, Editors and Proof-Readers. Editors bid on projects and Edit Fast charges the client an additional fee.
First Editing only hires experienced editors, but offers full-time and year round work in various editing capacities, such as, copy editing, business editing, proofreading services, book editing, thesis editing and many more.
Ether is a company that sells expert advice by phone and email. Set your rate and hours, they take 15% of what you make. Some examples are a therapist, doctor, nurse, tax expert, teacher offering their expertise to customers.
Cha Cha is a new search engine that hires Personal Search Guides. You’re not paid for training, but training can take as little as 30 minutes depending on your internet research skills. They have work-at-home positions for Expeditors, Generalists, Specialists and Transcribers. Compensation is based on per answer or transaction, see site for more details.
HEA Home Employment is an online job board that posts work-at-home positions. They themselves hire people to work-from-home. Positions include: Online Researchers, Job Verifiers, Data Entry Operators, Typists, Word Processors, Document Processors, Online Customer Service Operators and Online Sales Advertisers. See site for more details.
Finding Freedom Team! - Work for yourself, NOT by yourself! Team up with a motivated, compassionate group of women and make a difference in your personal and financial wellness! No sales, no risk, no “buy in”. Work when you want to, love what you do! We market a billion dollar, Fortune 500, Wellness Company. I’d love to show you the steps to improving your financial future!
Corporate Research International is a mystery shopping organization. Mystery-Auditors (Mystery Shoppers) conduct phone and on-site evaluations. Membership is free. This company is a member of the Better Business Bureau.
Mystery Guest Inc. is a research powered marketing group. This company hires “Mystery Guests” that visit a business then complete an online survey. Participants will receive a subsidy or gift as stated in the contract. Membership is free. This company is a member of the Better Business Bureau.
Service Intelligence Experience Exchange is a company that offers Mystery Shopping services. Mystery Shoppers are paid $7.00 – $20.00 per job. Membership is free. This company is a member of the Better Business Bureau.
Atena hires nurses to work from home (telework) in case management, pre-certification and as nurse consultants. Candidates must have RN license.
Fonemed hires home-based Nurses for triage calls and home based Customer Services Reps. Nurses must have RN license, pay is based on per call rate.
Humana hires home based nurses for Inpatient Case Managers, Concurrent Review and Case Management. Candidates must have RN license.
McKesson hires nurses for triage calls. Search for positions by remote or “work from home” with city and state blank. Candidates must have RN license.
eJury.com is a tool that attorneys use to get ready for trials. Participate in mock jury; get paid $5.00 – $10.00 per case.
Online Verdict.com is a tool that attorneys use to get ready for trials. Participate in mock jury; get paid $20.00 – $60.00 per case.
Trial Practices, Inc. is a tool for attorneys to use to prepare for a trial. Participate as a mock juror and get paid $10.00 per hour.
Zap Jury is a tool that attorneys use to get ready for trials. Participate in mock jury for fun and/or money. Attorneys decide what they will pay per case, you can also be rewarded for referrals, see site for more details.
Babee Covee is seeking enthusiastic and trend setting sales reps (showroom and road) to increase brand awareness and sales for major market territories in both USA and Canada. Outstanding customer service is required. Reps with existing account-base and experienced commission-based sales would be appreciated. We have leads ready to hand over. Babee Covee is one blanket used for six convenient uses from newborn through toddler years. The patent pending design is made, tested and approved by Moms. It has it all from fashion, versatility and convenience. Our products are tested to be baby safe and are manufactured in the USA. Learn more at http://babeecovee.com. Contact Alma Moussa for immediate consideration, phone: 925-302-9090 or email: email@example.com
Extended Presence hires home based Sales Professionals. This company offers training, competitive hourly base/salary and monthly bonuses.
Generation Sales Group hires individuals to complete sales calls, lead generation and appointment setting tasks.
Intrep Sales Partners offers business to business sales programs. This company hires home-based Sales Consultants. See site for more details.
Zahavah Jewelry currently has positions open for home-based sales reps. This is a fun and easy job that can be done from your home office and by visiting stores in your area. You will set up wholesale accounts and receive a commission on the pieces that are sold for the time that you work with that store. You will also receive commission when selling pieces to individuals and referring clients to our online store. This also applies for our Wedding Line. Positions are available now, contact for details.
Amazon Mechanical Turk here you can make money online working on HITS (Human Intelligence Tasks). A few of the tasks that I saw listed were, transcribing information from a business card to a form, payout $0.02 cents. Another task was to transcribe a voice-mail from audio to text (audio length 3 hours), payout $76.19. After you complete the task and the requester approves your work and the money is deposited into your Amazon account.
ClickWorker is an online platform where you can get paid for writing, translating, researching and collecting data. To get started create an account, fill out your profile, complete a qualification assessment, then bid on jobs. Payments are made by SEPA bank account transfers and via PayPal once your account reaches $1.00 and your tax information has been completed. ClickWorker’s clients include Groupon, Tennis Point, Honda, PayPal among others.
CrowdFlower is a virtual workspace where you can earn money by completing simple tasks on your computer. Tasks include Internet research, data collection, data categorization, content creation, content moderation, surveys, etc. While I was unable to find any information on pay rates and how and payments are made, CrowdFlower does have an A rating on the Better Business Bureau website and has been featured on sites like Forbes, the LA Times, and Telecrunch.
CrowdSource allows individuals to complete a variety of tasks, everything from from online profile verification, to writing, editing and marketing. According to their expected earnings information, writers can make $15.00 – $25.00 an hour, editors can earn $10.00 – $35.00 an hour, and market writers can make $12.00 – $20.00 per hour. For the higher paying projects, you will need to pass certain credential tests. Staples, Shutterfly, and Overstock are some of the companies that use CrowdSource.
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Stitch Fix is an online, fashion subscription site that hires part time stylists to work from home. Using the Stitch Fix online styling platform, stylists curate fashion solutions for clients. Must love fashion and and have the ability to work between 15 – 29 hours each week.
MindField Online is an online survey site where you can earn cash for taking surveys. Simply sign up for an account, fill out your membership profile (you’ll get more surveys by doing so), complete surveys and once your account has reached a $5.00 threshold, you can request payment via check. MindField not only has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau, but they’re also a member of CASRO, which requires members to adhere a strict code of ethics and standards for survey research.
Survey Savvy is an online survey site where you’ll get earn money for sharing your opinions with companies. Most surveys pay out between $1.00 to $20.00 depending on the length and topic of the survey. Once your account has reached $1.00 in rewards, you can request payment via check. Survey Savvy has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.
Tell Wut is a survey site where you can win prizes and earn rewards for sharing your opinion. Most surveys award 5 to 15 points per survey, but you can also earn points by referring friends (25 points), creating an account (100 points) and providing your information (100 points). Points can be redeemed for Best Buy, Walmart, Barnes & Noble, Visa, and various other gift cards. Tell Wut has an A- rating with the Better Business Bureau.
Toluna is a survey and product testing site where you can earn points for participation. Most surveys and questionnaires take 15 – 20 minutes and members earn anywhere from 15 – 20,000 points depending on the length. Points can be redeemed for sweepstakes tickets for gadgets or getaways, vouchers for stores like Amazon, even cash. Payments are made via PayPal and check.
Valued Opinions allows you to participate in surveys and earn points for doing so. Points can be redeemed for gift cards from major retailers and brands like Macy’s, Amazon, and Marriott. Earn even more by referring friends, in fact you can earn up to $2.00 per friend who joins and completes two surveys.
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Apple hires at home advisors for trouble shooting tech problems and issues.
Production Transcripts provides transcription services to clients. Hires highly-proficient, experienced freelance, home based Transcribers, sporadically. See site for more details.
Tigerfish offers Transcription, Proof-Reading, Editing and Audio Engineering services to clients. Hires freelance Transcribers, see site for more details.
Kaplan hires remote based tutors and teachers for a wide range of subjects and areas from after-school programs to test preparation, higher education and professional training. They are looking for experts to teach finance, accounting, business, insurance, IT, real estate, legal, healthcare courses and much more.
Tutor.com is a company that offers tutoring services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. To become an at home Tutor you must fill out an application and pass an extensive screening process. Tutors can work anywhere from 5 to 30 hours per week. Offers competitive pay rates.
Virtual Public Relation Representative
Bisbee & Company is a virtual public relations agency. Contact for more details on home-based PR positions.
Orca Communications is a PR firm for inventors and entrepreneurs. See site for various media and PR home-based positions.
Perkett PR is a virtual PR firm specializing in PR, social media, training and digital platforms.
Web Search Evaluators
Aspen Butler Hills hires search engine evaluators to provide feedback to search engine development teams to ensure that Internet search results are accurate, timely, comprehensive, free of spam and relevant to the search query’s intent. Also hire freelancers for transcription services, data collection, and custom linguistic assignments.
Leapforce hires at home agents for various search engine evaluator positions in various languages, see site for additional details.
Lionbridge has work at home opportunities for Internet Assessors who evaluate results of web searches, for appropriateness to search query input. Other home-based opportunities available: Internet Crowd Workers, Online Map Specialists, Social Media Search Consultant and Content Assessors.
Demand Studios hires freelance writers, copy editors and film makers.
Elance is an online job board for freelancers, search for various writing jobs (article writing, web content, copywriting, ebooks, blogging, etc) as well as design and programming jobs.
MetroParent is looking for talented, experienced freelance writers to write on parenting issues, kids, tweens, family travel and the like. Payment ranges from $30 – $350 depending on complexity of topic and number of sources required to do the story justice.
Rock Solid Finance seeks articles on small business issues (does not include marketing, blogging, advertising or branding), pay out is $50 or 2 contextual backlinks.
The Krazy Coupon Lady pays $50 via PayPal for unique articles on the topics of style and fashion, home and garden, travel and entertainment, family and parenting, extreme couponing, and finance.
Type A Parent offers paid writing assignments for the topics of technology, blogging, social media, lifestyle, home, food, business, finance, career, gear and parenting.
Wise Bread pays for high quality articles on personal finance or frugal living.
Writer’s Weekly is looking for articles on “how to make more money writing” – pay is $60 per post.
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