One common challenge for remote job seekers is finding legitimate work-from-home jobs available in their region. Whether you’re looking for an online job in a particular state or country, or you’re a digital nomad, we have you covered.
Here is a list of worldwide work-from-home jobs!
If you’re looking for jobs in the US, most of these companies hire Americans, and we have a list of remote jobs listed by state here.
Make Extra Money Online
If you’re looking for ways to make extra cash and you live outside the US, check out these opportunities! You won’t get rich off these side gigs, but they are legitimate work opportunities.
Amazon Mechanical Turk is a site where you can work on simple tasks like data verification, internet research, and data processing. For each job you complete, you’ll earn a tiny stipend. US workers may transfer their earnings to their bank account or Amazon gift card. International workers may transfer their earnings to an Amazon gift card.
Branded Surveys accepts users from the US, Canada, and the UK to complete online surveys. For each survey you take, you’ll earn points towards gift cards or cash via PayPal. New users get 100 points just for creating an account.
With Opinion Outpost, you can earn money by participating in surveys. For each survey you take, you’ll earn points towards cash via PayPal or Visa or gift cards from major retailers. Opinion Outpost accepts users from the US, Canada, France, Denmark, Spain, Italy, Germany, and the UK.
Respondent is an online research platform that recruits individuals for focus group studies, surveys, and website testing gigs. Most studies take between 30-90 minutes, and the average payout is $60-$140 per study. Respondent accepts participants from anywhere in the world.
Survey Junkie accepts individuals for attitudinal and behavioral research studies like paid surveys, product testing, and focus groups. For each survey you complete, you’ll earn points towards gift cards or cash via PayPal. Survey Junkie accepts users from the US, Canada, and Australia.
Swagbucks is an online platform where you can earn points for watching videos, answering surveys, completing offers, playing games, and surfing the web. The points that you earn can be used for gift cards or cash via PayPal. Also, new users get $5 just for signing up! With Swagbucks, 100 points are equivalent to $1.00, and you can cash out with as few as 300 points ($3). Swagbucks accepts users from the US, Canada, Australia, Germany, France, Ireland, and the UK.
User Interviews recruits individuals to participate in surveys, focus groups, and website testing gigs. Most studies take between 30-120 minutes and pay between $40-$200 upon completion. They accept participants from the US, Canada, Australia, South Africa, Germany, France, and the UK.
With UserTesting, you can earn $10-$15 for testing out websites and apps. Testers must pass a sample test before working on assignments, and tests average 20 minutes. UserTesting accepts worldwide users who can receive payments via PayPal.
Worldwide Freelance Jobs
If you have graphic design, writing, social media, or sales skills, one of these freelance gigs may be the perfect worldwide work-from-home job for you! These gigs are completely flexible, and with some of these options, you can earn a full-time income.
Appen hires part-time freelance contributors to work on short tasks like data entry, moderating content, transcribing audio, and verifying images. Contributors can live anywhere in the world, and payments are distributed via PayPal.
Cambly is a platform where non-native English speakers can practice their English skills with native English speakers. When you work for Cambly, you’ll earn $0.17-$0.20 per minute, and payments are distributed via PayPal. To be eligible for this conversational tutoring role, you must be a native English speaker – but you can live anywhere in the world.
With Fiverr, you can live anywhere in the world and sell freelance services in the categories of design, marketing, writing, translation, video, animation, music, audio, programming, tech, business, lifestyle, and data. Fiverr is free to join, and once your project is complete, they’ll take 20% of your final rate. With Fiverr, you set your own rates, and you’ll receive your payment when the project is complete.
Lionbridge hires independent contractors from the US, the UK, Taiwan, Switzerland, Sweden, Spain, Slovakia, Singapore, Russian Federation, Poland, Norway, Netherlands, Mexico, Malaysia, Korea, Japan, Ireland, India, Iceland, Hungary, Germany, France, Finland, Denmark, Czechia, Croatia, Costa Rica, China, Canada, Brazil, Belgium, and Australia. With Lionbridge, you can work on tasks like moderation, translation services, search engine evaluation, editing, writing, and more. Lionbridge offers three different payment methods, which I believe are PayPal, direct deposit for US accounts, and wire transfer.
With Pitchup, you’ll make sales calls to sign up campsites to take bookings on the Pitchup website. You must be able to work 20-25 hours per week. The pay is $15-$18 per hour plus commission. Applicants must have two years of B2B sales experience and live in North America, the UK, or Australia.
QuickTate hires freelance transcribers from anywhere in the world to transcribe audio files like voicemails into written documents. For this position, you must have excellent communication skills and pass a typing test.
Rev hires freelance transcribers, closed captioners, and translators worldwide. Transcriptionists make $0.40-$0.65 per audio minute, captioners make $0.40-$0.75 per video minute, and translators make $0.05-$0.07 per word. Rev makes weekly payments via PayPal.
SocialBee is a social media scheduling tool that hires freelance social media specialists, engaged growth specialists, paid advertising specialists, and content writers. In these freelance roles, you can work from anywhere, and you have flexible scheduling.
TranscribeMe hires a global workforce for audio and video transcription. With this opportunity, you can work as little or as much as you want, and payments are made weekly via PayPal.
Upwork is a worldwide freelance platform where people can post projects and jobs that need to be done. As a freelancer, you can browse and bid on projects, and you can create a profile where clients can contact you directly. Some of the remote work opportunities on Upwork include virtual assistants, customer service reps, online tutors, bookkeepers, social media moderators, designers, and more. With Upwork, you decide on your rates and who you’d like to work with. For tips getting started on Upwork, check out this interview with Danny Margulies, who has had massive success using Upwork.
Professional Worldwide Work-From-Home Jobs
If you’re looking for a full-time job with benefits, these companies have worldwide work-from-home jobs. Most positions will require prior experience and a bachelor’s degree.
Aha! is a fully remote software company that hires individuals from North America, South America, the UK, Ireland, Australia, and South Africa. Current openings include customer success specialists, engineers, marketing specialists, content writers, and more. Positions come with a generous salary, equity, benefits, and a profit-sharing program.
If you’re looking for a professional work-from-home job, check out Amazon! They hire remote workers in HR, sales, software development, project management, operations, IT, customer service, marketing, and more. These roles are for residents of the US (29 different states), the UK, the Netherlands, Italy, and Costa Rica.
American Express hires remote workers living in the US (Utah, Colorado, Oregon, Texas, Illinois, or Missouri), Canada, Europe, Latin America, and the Asia Pacific. Positions include Customer Care Professionals, Travel and Lifestyle Consultants, and Bilingual Customer Advisors. To find the jobs on their site, search for the terms: home-based, remote, or virtual.
This fully remote company hires worldwide workers in engineering, content, marketing, sales, customer service, HR, and admin. Positions come with competitive pay, flexible work hours, and growth potential.
Close is a fully-remote CRM software company that hires individuals from the Americas and Europe. Positions are full-time and include product designers, software engineers, project managers, customer service representatives. Jobs require prior experience and come with many benefits like annual retreats, seven weeks of PTO, and medical coverage.
Conduent has remote openings around the globe! Positions include both part-time and full-time opportunities in customer service, tech support, sales, bilingual customer care, program eligibility specialists, and many others. Some jobs don’t even require experience! Training is paid, benefits are offered for full-time roles, and pay rates vary based on the position. Search for the keyword work from home, remote, and virtual.
Defiant hires remote employees from the US, Europe, Australia, and the UK. They hire developers, executive assistants, finance, engineers, and more. Positions require prior experience and come with comprehensive benefits like 21 days PTO, 401K, medical coverage, and perks like monthly beverage reimbursement!
Doist is a fully remote company that runs the popular apps todoist and twist. They hire in marketing, engineering, design, and more. Doist offers competitive pay, flexible scheduling, and lots of benefits. Doist allows you to work anywhere in the world!
DuckDuckGo is a fully remote company that hires employees worldwide. They offer flexible scheduling and fair pay (salaries are listed for each role). They mainly hire developers and software engineers, but they also hire for professional positions in marketing, legal, HR, and more.
Facebook (Meta) hires in-person and remote employees from the US, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain, and the UK. To locate these jobs on their site, select the tab that says remote and then choose your location. Facebook hires in many different areas such as advertising, design, engineering, operations, sales, marketing, and more!
If you haven’t been able to find a professional worldwide work-from-home job, check out FlexJobs! Their online job board sorts jobs by many criteria, including location! The thing I like about FlexJobs is that they screen every job for legitimacy, so you never have to worry about scams.
You can check out their international work-from-home job listings here.
Ghost is a fully remote non-profit that allows employees to work anywhere in the world (as long as you have internet). In the past, they’ve hired employees for product design, software engineering; positions come with competitive pay, unlimited pay vacation, a laptop, and many other benefits.
Google hires remote and in-person workers from around the world! When you search for these jobs on their site, add your location, and check the box that says remote-eligible jobs. These jobs generally require prior experience and a college degree. With Google owning properties like YouTube, Fitbit, and Waymo, there are positions in almost every field and occupation.
PartnerCentric is a fully remote marketing agency that hires employees from the US and Europe. In the past, they’ve had openings for a JAVA developer, account manager, marketing analyst, sales development rep, implementation specialist, internal support specialist, and more. Positions come with extensive benefits: insurance, 401K, cell phone reimbursement, vacation time, and more.
Semrush hires remote employees from the US, Poland, Netherlands, Spain, Russia, Romania, and the UK. They hire full-time employees in HR, product development, sales, marketing, and analytics. US-based positions come with benefits like medical, dental, and vision coverage, matching 401K program, flexible work hours, and complimentary snacks and drinks!
The e-commerce platform Shopify hires remote workers from Australia, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Lithuania, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, the UK, and the US. You can work in business operations, customer support, engineering, HR, internal operations, legal and finance, marketing, business development, product management, sales, security, UX, and product design. Positions are full-time and come with extensive benefits.
Slack which is part of the Salesforce family, has remote openings in the US, Canada, Japan, India, Australia, and Europe. Positions include engineers, product design, finance, legal, recruiting, marketing, security, and more. To find these jobs, look for the openings that say “remote.” Full-time jobs come with extensive benefits.
Toptal has one of the world’s largest remote global workforces. They regularly hire for sales, engineering, business operations, talent operations, legal, publications, marketing, communications, project management, HR, finance, and design. These positions come with benefits, and most require prior experience and a college degree.
International Direct Sales Business Opportunites
If you’re willing to explore entrepreneurship, joining a direct sales company is a viable way to make money from home. With direct sales, you’ll pay a small fee for a starter kit that includes everything you need to start your business. For each item you sell, you’ll earn a commission.
Here are some companies that offer worldwide opportunities:
- Amway (wellness) – Worldwide
- Arbonne (beauty) – US, Canada, the UK, Australia, and Poland
- Avon (beauty) – Worldwide
- cabi (fashion) – US, the UK, and Canada
- Creative Memories (craft) – US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the UK, and Japan
- Mary Kay (beauty) – Available in 35 countries on five continents
- Nu Skin (beauty) – Worldwide
- Oriflame (beauty) – Europe, Asia, Africa, and Latin America
- Pampered Chef (kitchen) – US, UK, Canada, and Germany
- Scentsy (home decor) – US, Canada, Mexico, France, Netherlands, Spain, Ireland, UK, Australia, and New Zealand
- Shaklee (wellness) – US, Canada, China, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, and Taiwan
- Stella & Dot (fashion and beauty) – US and Canada
- Tupperware (kitchen) – US and Canada
- Yanbal – (beauty) – US, Italy, Spain, Bolivia, Columbia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, and Peru
Start Your Own Business
If you’re not finding the perfect worldwide work-from-home job, you can always start your own business. Decide on a product or service to sell, pick a niche, set up a website, and start pitching clients.
It really is that easy.
My friend Prerna Malik, who lives in India, started her blog and freelance writing business back in 2009. Today her business has evolved into a six-figure copywriting empire.
Martine De Luna, who lives in the Philippines, started as a copywriter and blogger. Today she runs a flourishing coaching business from home.
If starting a business sounds appealing, check out this post for some great business ideas!
As you can see, you don’t have to live in the US to find a work-from-home job!
There are many money-making opportunities and worldwide work-from-home jobs available. Which route you take will depend on your skills, experience, and passions.