Last Updated September 10th, 2018

Amazon Now Hiring Seasonal Work From Home Customer Service Associates

Amazon Now Hiring Seasonal Work From Home Customer Service Associates

Amazon is currently hiring people in South Carolina, Idaho, New Mexico, Tennessee, Louisiana, West Virginia, Alabama, South Dakota, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Nebraska, and Mississippi to work from home for them in customer service. If you don’t live in one of those states, they will not consider your application for this position. These are seasonal and part time customer service positions.

Military applicants are welcomed to these positions.

Requirements

Applicants must have at least one year of customer service experience.

You must go in person to a location Amazon gives you to complete your I-9 paperwork. You must have a high school diploma and be fluent in English.

This job is part time, and you may need to work additional hours during the busy season. Naturally, there are more hours available during the peak season, starting Thanksgiving and running through mid-January. There may be regular employment for some people after the busy season is over, but there is no guarantee that any seasonal employees will continue on.

Shifts may be any day of the week, at any time, as the call center is open 24/7. You must be available to work holidays such as Thanksgiving, as those can be very busy days. Prime Day and Black Friday will also be very busy, so you will likely work those days. On average, part time associates will work 20-29 hours per week.

This job will pay $10 per hour during training, and $12 per hour after training, higher if required by law.

This is not the position for you if you have to care for children or another adult during your work shifts. You must commit fully to the customer while you work. No distractions.

You must be able to navigate the internet and use multiple browsers, email, and instant messenger/chat tools. Your priorities must focus on customer needs as you resolve conflicts and set customer expectations. The job will be primarily phone based but may involve chat or email as well.

Equipment Required

Amazon will provide you with a laptop, headset, and Ethernet adapter shipped to your address. You are encouraged to use an external monitor, USB keyboard and mouse if you have them available. Amazon will not provide these extras.

Your internet speeds must reach at least 10 mbps download and 5 mbps upload speed. You must use a direct Ethernet connection to your router.

This is one of many customer service work at home positions listed on the Home With the Kids Online Job Board. Take a look at the job board to find other companies looking for people to work for them in customer service and many other types of jobs.

This position is only open seasonally. You can check Amazon’s job board to check for other remote jobs at any time to see if you qualify for other positions.

Amazon Now Hiring Seasonal Work From Home Customer Service Associates Part Time

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Last Updated July 31st, 2018

How To Work At Home For Apple

How To Work At Home For Apple

One of the hardest parts of any work at home job search is finding reputable companies that offer home based jobs. It’s not easy at times. That’s why people are so enthusiastic when companies such as Apple offer remote chat jobs. Wouldn’t it be nice to work at home for Apple?

What Kind Of Work At Home Jobs Does Apple Offer?

Most of the work at home jobs for Apple are customer service related. Some positions are entirely chat based, but others can be both chat and phone customer service jobs.

Apple hires home based employees for both full and part time positions, but full time is more common, except for college students.

These are generally employee positions, not independent contractor. Apple provides some benefits even to part time employees.

Your training lasts about five to seven weeks and is done through an online program with a live instructor. You’ll learn about Apple products and how to do the required troubleshooting.

Does Apple Hire College Students To Work At Home?

If you’re a college student attending a participating college, you may qualify for the AppleCare College Program. This is a part time position available only to qualified college students attending participating colleges.

As of this writing, most of the AppleCare at home jobs were for college students, with only a few positions listed for non-students. This is subject to change.

Aside from being a qualified college student, you must also have a quiet workspace, which can be challenging if you have roommates.

Training for college students runs 6-9 weeks, either 24 or 40 hours a week, depending on when your training class starts. Fortunately, your regular work hours will be part time in the evenings and on weekends, so it is likely to be compatible with your class schedule. Apple may offer more hours or cut your hours as business needs dictate.

Apple offers tuition reimbursement. This can be a huge help to college students. You may need to check with them to see if there are any restrictions on the tuition reimbursement program.

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What Are The Requirements?

As a popular work at home employer, Apple can be strict about their qualifications. They aren’t unreasonable, however. The exact qualifications may vary by the position you apply for. Most work at home for Apple jobs are some kind of customer support. Supervisory positions for the jobs may also be home based.

You have a better chance of getting a support position if you have at least two years experience in customer support. You must also be able to tailor your communication to your audience, as Apple users range from people who mostly know what they’re doing to people who find the whole thing overwhelming and incomprehensible.

You will be expected to share your expertise and feedback as necessary with coworkers.

Many times, you will need to use more than one tool at a time to resolve the customer’s problem. You must be able to handle multiple tasks at the same time, all while talking or chatting with the customer.

You must be able to type at least 40 wpm while dealing with customers.

Obviously, if a particular position expects you to be fluent in a particular language, they will have high expectations in that area. Verbal and written fluency are expected if you’re supporting a particular language.

Qualifications

Applicants must have some experience in supporting customers by phone, internet or in person. They must be enthusiastic about solving problems.

As you will be dealing with technology, you must show that you are comfortable with technology. Consider what you know about computers, smartphones and tablets as you prepare for your interview. If you don’t know much about them, this will be a difficult job for you.

As a work at home job, the ability to work independently is a necessity. There’s no one right there with you. You must be able to work your assigned shifts.

Multi tasking may be required.

You must be able to use multiple tools to research and solve problems for customers. Problems may require you to use more than one system at a time.

You must have a home office space with a door you can close, a desk and ergonomic desk chair. You may be required to submit photos of your home office to prove that it is suitable.

There will be a background check performed.

Technical Requirements

You must have high speed internet of at least 5 megabits download and 1 megabit upload. Apple provides an iMac and headset.

Does Your Location Matter?

For many work at home positions for Apple, your location doesn’t matter, so long as you are in the United States. Don’t focus on what city the position is listed under – check any work at home job listing and see if it says that you can be in any city in the US. If it does, you’re fine.

These are generally not international positions.

For college students, what matters is that you’re a student at a participating college. If you attend a participating college, don’t worry about which college is in the title of the listing, you can probably apply for the position anyhow.

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Is The Work Flexible?

From everything I’ve read, work at home jobs for Apple are flexible in Apple’s favor, but not always in the employee’s favor. This may depend on your supervisor. I saw complaints from full time employees about an excess of overtime required. Many other reviewers loved the work and were happy with their hours and their ability to get time off when needed.

You may have to bid for the shifts you want well in advance. This can be nice if you know when you need time off. Holidays, however, are difficult to get off, as that’s a high demand time.

Most positions require at least some weekend work. Overnight shifts are a possibility.

In other words, the flexibility is much like any call center job. You probably won’t get every day off that you hope for. There will be times when it interferes with your ability to do things with your family. That’s typical of many jobs, work at home or otherwise.

What Are The Benefits?

One of the great things about working for Apple is that even part timers get some benefits. These include product discounts and paid time off. You can also participate in the company stock plan.

Your pay depends in part on your experience, but the numbers I’ve seen are quite respectable for this kind of work. Employees sign an NDA, so there are few instances where the pay rate is discussed, other than to say that the number is in the teens.

They’re also interested in helping your career grow. Stick around and you might go from At Home Advisor to At Home Team Manager or even to At Home Area Manager.

How To Apply To Work At Home For Apple

You can apply for work at home jobs for Apple on their jobs site. They have a special section for potential At Home Advisors. This includes the area where college students may apply for jobs.

The application process takes time. Don’t expect to go through the process in just a week or two – two to three months is not unheard of. Be patient. Sometimes it goes fast, but other times it’s slow.

Some interviews will be via FaceTime or Skype. Others will be over the phone.

Be enthusiastic. All employers love it when applicants show enthusiasm for the job they want. This is especially true with companies such as Apple where they have such a reputation of having extremely enthusiastic employees available to help their loyal customers.

If you’re ready to apply, go check their At Home Advisor job listings and see if there are any positions that you qualify for. If it doesn’t work out, consider these other ideas for working at home and keep searching.

Good luck!

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Last Updated May 29th, 2018

How To Find Work At Home Proofreading Jobs And Editing Jobs

How To Find Work At Home Proofreading Jobs And Editing Jobs

Work at home proofreading jobs can sound like a fun and pleasant way to earn money from home, especially if you like to read. But as with any other work at home opportunity, you have to convince an employer to hire you first, by showing that you have the skills they’re after. Becoming a work at home proofreader or editor can take some time.

As with most jobs, at home or elsewhere, having experience helps a lot. You’ll find far more opportunities as a proofreader if you have already worked as a proofreader or editor. Entry level work at home jobs are much harder to find.

What Skills Does A Work At Home Proofreader Need?

If you want to find work at home proofreading jobs, you need a keen eye for finding errors in written work. Your eye for spelling and grammatical errors cannot depend upon automatic checkers – they miss too much.

While a degree in English or Communications may help get into this field, they may not be required. Many editor positions require a Master’s degree or even a PhD, as editing jobs are frequently for academic papers.

What is required is that you enjoy reading and regularly spot errors that others miss. You also need to be familiar with common word processing software. When you work from home, you must also be comfortable with how work is sent to you, which may vary by employer. It also helps to be comfortable troubleshooting your own equipment, so you don’t lose a lot of time waiting for someone to help you with minor problems.

Proofreaders should also be familiar with the popular writing style guides, such as APA, AMA, and Chicago Style. Which one the client prefers will determine which one you follow.

What Equipment Does A Work At Home Proofreader Need?

You will already have most of the equipment you need to work at home as a proofreader. Your computer is an obvious need, as is a good internet connection. A comfortable home office is a help in keeping out the distractions.

You will also need either the physical books or online access to a dictionary, thesaurus, style guides and reference materials. A Dropbox account is often useful for proofreaders as well. Grammarly can be a big help in spotting obvious problems, although it’s not a replacement for what you do as a proofreader.

Which reference materials you need will depend on the kind of proofreading you do. McGraw-Hill’s Proofreading Handbook is a good choice if your focus is on proofreading, but you may want to consider The McGraw-Hill Desk Reference for Editors, Writers, and Proofreaders as well. You may also need one or more style guides, such as The Chicago Manual of Style, depending on the needs of your specialty.

Some proofreaders like to use an iPad and the iAnnotate app for proofreading, and find it a more effective combination than proofreading on a computer. At least, that’s what Caitlin Pyle of Proofread Anywhere recommends. She has a free webinar you can check out to decide if this is for you. I haven’t taken the course myself, so I can’t review it. I’ve seen people love it and people dislike it. Her focus is on legal transcript proofreading.

Editing Vs. Proofreading

The line between editing and proofreading can be a fine one, which is why I have grouped them together here. Proofreading is mostly about correcting errors in grammar, spelling, syntax, and formatting.

Editing jobs may require some extra care with fact checking, as well as the overall quality of the writing. Editors may rearrange information or change the tone of a submission.

Requirements may be somewhat higher for editors than for proofreaders. Experience in a particular field may be required.

Who Hires People For Work At Home Proofreading Jobs?

There are many possible places to look for work at home proofreading jobs. Newspapers, authors, bloggers, graduate students, marketers and more may all need a proofreader at times. These companies all offer remote proofreading jobs. Most will require an editing or proofreading test to demonstrate your skills.

American Journal Experts – Mostly hires independent contractor editors in various fields, but may also have proofreader and translator contractor positions. Work may include editing work by non-native English speakers, so that the research done is clearly communicated.

Cactus Global – Cactus is based in India, and some of the jobs require that you be in India, whether you telecommute or work in their office. Other positions require that you be in Asia or Africa. Worldwide locations may be available, especially in their freelance positions.

Edit 911 – Applicants must have a PhD in a writing-intensive discipline and be a published scholar.

EditFast – EditFast connects freelance editors to jobs. You must pass the EditFast review to be eligible for jobs. They send projects out to the most qualified editors for those projects. EditFast keeps 40% of the total project cost – the rest goes to the editor who does the project. It can help if you have specialized knowledge.

Enago –  Editors must be proficient in English, as some of the submitted work will be from ESL authors. They are seeking at least 5 years of relevant academic copyediting/substantive editing/proofreading experience. Enago also hires freelance peer reviewers and journal experts.

Gramlee – Says they’re always looking for new contractors to add to the team. They link to a Google form for your application.

Hello Essay – Must have a college degree, and a graduate degree is preferred. Must be a native English speaker. You also need evidence of writing and editing experience. Positions can be part or full time.

Kibin – Sometimes has openings for freelance editors and proofreaders. Their main service appears to be editing essays for students.

Kirkus – May have openings for freelance proofreaders and editors for books. They also may offer freelance reviewer positions. Titles may be in English or Spanish.

Life Tips – Life Tips editors edit the content produced by their freelance writers and help clients develop their content strategies for their sites. Benefits are a possibility.

Managed Editing/Wordfirm – Sometimes needs experienced editors. Prefers at least five years of experience, but states that they often hire people with even more experience. These are independent contractor positions.

OneSpace – OneSpace works with freelance editors, writers, data entry, product researchers and transcriptionists. Some work requires that you speak a foreign language or have experience with the subject in a particular country. Payment is daily.

Paper Check – Applicants must be employed by or enrolled in an accredited university in the United States, with at least a 3.6 GPA, or have a graduate degree and at least 5 years of professional editing experience.

Polished Paper – To apply, you upload your resume and take a 35 question editing test. They encourage you to use resources such as MLA, CSE, APA, and Chicago formatting guides to take the test.

Proofread Now – Proofread Now states that they have very high expectations of their proofreaders. They require at least five years of professional proofreading experience and must perform well on a challenging battery of tests.

Proofreading Pal – Applicants must be a current graduate or postgraduate student with at least a 3.5 GPA or have a graduate degree and five years of experience. If they like your initial application, you should hear from them in about 5-10 business days for the next step.

ProofreadingServices.com – This company accepts applications from any country, but you must demonstrate superlative proofreading and editing skills. They state that their pay is above average and hours are flexible.

Pure Content – Pure Content hires freelance editors and writers. You don’t have to speak English, but will only qualify for projects that are in your first language. Editors must complete an editing test, and they prefer some editing experience. They hire all around the world.

Scribbr – This company is based in Amsterdam, and offers freelance academic editor positions. You must be a native English speaker to apply. You can work from anywhere, and they have an exclusive Slack community for editors to discuss issues. They expect some experience as an academic editor.

Scribendi – The telecommute editor/proofreader positions with Scribendi require that you have a relevant college degree and at least three years of editing, writing, document production, or language teaching experience. A graduate degree is preferred. They offer free training to all of their editors.

ServiceScape – ServiceScape is an online marketplace for freelancers looking for editing, translation, graphic design and writing jobs. The company has been around for more than 15 years. They allow you to integrate predefined services, and you can set up custom projects as needed for clients.

Sibia Proofreading – Not always hiring, but requires significant editing experience and knowledge of your field. Sibia mostly offers editing services for academic, scientific, and medical journals and reports.

SmartBrief – Some of their editor positions are telecommuting positions. While positions may state that they are in a particular location, many can be telecommute for the right candidate. Overnight positions may be available as well. Freelance writer positions may also be available.

Student Loan Hero – This company sometimes hires editors to help improve their writers’ content. The company is fully remote and offers benefits.

WordsRU – Requires at least a Master’s degree or equivalent professional experience in any academic discipline, as well as two years of experience editing or proofreading. They especially like experienced editors who can work on weekends.

Wordvice – Wordvice hires freelance editors as well as freelance translators and content writers. Editors must be enrolled in or have completed a graduate program, and have at least two years of editing experience. Editors will edit and proofread academic papers, admissions essays, and other documents.

Other Places To Find Work At Home Proofreading Jobs

You can find proofreading jobs on some of the general freelance boards, such as Upwork or PeoplePerHour, along with any other freelance jobs you may qualify for. Requirements will vary by client, of course. You may have to bid for the jobs. Make sure you charge enough for your time and increase your rates as you gain experience.

You can also set up an offer for proofreading on Fiverr and similar gig sites. Don’t offer too much for $5, and increase your rates when you qualify to charge more.

It may be a good idea to join the Editorial Freelancers Association, as they have a job board. They also offer resources for members to get their business going.

If you want to search for proofreading or editing jobs on your own, you need to use the right keywords. Which ones are best will depend on your specialty.

Proofreader or proofreading are both great keywords if that’s what you’re after. If you have the qualifications to be an academic editor, use that as a keyword.

If you’re interested in legal transcription editing, you can search for scoping or scopist jobs as well as searching for jobs that simply call it legal editing transcription. Be aware that scopists may start with shorthand transcriptions and type out and edit the full document.

Be sure to use the right words to find work at home positions. Remote, virtual, home based, telecommute, freelance, and contract can all help you find jobs.

Beware of scams. If a job listing looks too good to be true, it probably is. I left out some of the companies I found because I didn’t feel right about listing them. Sometimes it was because the pay was too low to be worthwhile for most people, even though reviews show that they pay. I don’t like recommending jobs to people that don’t pay a fair rate.

Be particularly careful if any opportunity asks for money, even if it’s for a membership. Be absolutely certain that any money you spend is reasonable. Check reviews before you spend anything. These jobs won’t usually cost anything, but some resources might cost something.

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Last Updated April 30th, 2018

How Can You Work At Home As A Transcriptionist?

How Can You Work At Home As A Transcriptionist?

What do you think of when you consider working at home as a transcriptionist? When many people think about doing transcription at home, medical transcription is the first to come to mind. It’s a great job but requires serious training beforehand. However, there are other possibilities for people who want to work at home as a transcriptionist.

No matter the kind transcription, many jobs require some training. This will help you understand formatting and practice transcribing. This is far more challenging than just typing what you hear, even when you are typing verbatim.

The challenge with transcription jobs is that most companies will want experience. It’s a tough job and if you want to work at home, you aren’t directly supervised. It’s tough for a company to trust someone who hasn’t done the job before.

What Is It Like To Work At Home As A Transcriptionist?

Working as a transcriptionist has some advantages. Many jobs have flexible hours. In most cases you will be transcribing recorded dictation or conversations. The amount of background noise you tolerate is a personal preference. Most transcriptionists prefer to keep the noise to a minimum so that their work is heard more clearly.

All transcription jobs require tremendous accuracy. Expectations for accuracy are often around 98.5%. To be sufficiently accurate you need to develop an ear for transcription, which takes practice. It’s amazing how much better and faster you can work once you have done this.

A transcriptionist needs great typing skills. It is not uncommon to see jobs require a minimum typing speed of 80 wpm. Of course, this is a skill you can develop on your own and there are plenty of online tests you can take to show your skills.

Your English skills must be excellent to be any kind of transcriptionist. This includes grammar, punctuation, and vocabulary. Some kinds of transcription will require specialized vocabulary. You must also be comfortable with the required technology, such as word processing software.

Many community colleges have classes you can take to learn basic transcription, medical transcription, or legal transcription. You can also take online courses. The advantage to online courses is that they most resemble your hoped for working conditions. Not everyone can cope with the lack of face to face interaction in online courses. You’ll have the same issue when you work at home, however, so this is good practice.

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What Equipment Do You Need To Work At Home As A Transcriptionist?

Your equipment needs are fairly minimal. You probably already have a computer. Most companies prefer high speed internet access. A part of the job will be downloading the sound files and uploading your finished product, making high speed internet vital.

You will want a foot pedal to control the dictation. Some companies will provide this while others will expect you to provide your own. Amazon has a great selection of transcription foot pedals. Choose wisely – it has to work with your software. Most are pretty flexible, but read the description and reviews to make sure you have the right one.

You will also probably enjoy noise canceling headphones… something to make the sounds around you a little less distracting. These are generally very easy to find. You don’t need top of the line headphones, but something to cut out at least some background noise can be helpful. Any headphones that will work with your computer will do the job if you don’t care about blocking background noise.

Medical Transcription

I got my start working at home as a medical transcriptionist. The industry has changed a lot since my time, but the medical transcription industry is still worth considering.

You absolutely must get training to be a medical transcriptionist. Career Step is the school I recommend for this. Their training is good enough that some employers will accept it in lieu of experience, which is a huge help in landing that first job.

As you gain experience as a medical transcriptionist, you can go into different specialties. It may be useful to get certification through AHDI as well, although many jobs do not require it. Some certifications require a certain amount of experience before you can test for them.

Electronic medical records have greatly changed this job. Many medical transcriptionists aren’t happy about that. Some companies still use traditional medical transcriptionists, but others use medical transcription editors, which means you are editing transcriptions done by voice recognition software. Be aware of these challenges before you take any training for this career.

Legal Transcription

Legal transcription is less known as a work at home job, but there are positions out there. You’re best off going for legal transcription if you have at least some legal background already. This will make you more comfortable with the terminology.

If you’re considering legal transcription as a career, try this free legal transcription mini course first. This will give you a taste of what to expect before you spend anything.

Legal transcription is similar to the job of a scopist, but it’s not quite the same thing. Some places may use the term interchangeably, which can make things confusing.

Some legal transcription positions will require certification from a state or national board, such as AAERT or NCRA.

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General Transcription

General transcription is an excellent work at home job. Pay is generally based on production. This means you may be able to improve your pay by improving the speed of your work. The availability of work may limit your income, however. This can be enjoyable yet sometimes frustrating work.

While training in general transcription may not be specifically required, it is an excellent idea to get some. Transcribe Anywhere has a good course, including a free mini course to introduce you to what’s really involved in general transcription. Getting trained takes some money and time, but should get you off to a better start as a general transcriptionist.

General transcriptionists transcribe many kinds of things. Some transcribe television shows. Others transcribe interviews. Still others transcribe business meetings, and the list goes on.

With all these options, it may be difficult to decide which kind of transcription jobs most suit you. Consider what interests you as well as any work experience you have already. Pick the kind of transcription that best suits you, so that when you work at home as a transcriptionist, the job is interesting to you.

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Last Updated February 19th, 2018

The Big List Of Remote Jobs With Benefits

The Big List Of Remote Jobs With Benefits

One of the big concerns many people have about working at home is whether or not they get employee benefits. So many work at home options don’t offer them. That’s because companies often hire work at home people as independent contractors or freelancers, rather than as employees. Fortunately, there are also a lot of companies that have remote jobs with benefits.

Not every position with a company on this list will have employee benefits. Part time positions may or may not have any, depending on the company. Your best bet for a remote job with benefits is a full time position. Your search for benefits will be much more difficult if you want to work part time. That’s true with outside the home jobs too.

Companies that allow regular employees to work at home will often include benefits such as health insurance, vacation, sick days, 401(k) and so forth. These companies have come to recognize the advantages of having employees who work at home. Some companies are entirely or almost entirely virtual, so the work at home employees aren’t the odd ones out in the company.

While I have done my best to be accurate with this list, you will need to review individual job postings and check with the company to see if the work at home job you are considering actually includes benefits.

Agencies

Temporary employment agencies and recruiting agencies will have much more than just work at home jobs available. Check with the agencies in your area to see who has remote positions available and whether they offer remote jobs with benefits to the employees they supply to other companies.

Adecco

Adecco is an employment agency, and some of their jobs are home based. Possible virtual positions include customer service and sales jobs. It’s not easy to find work at home jobs by searching their site, but I did see some locations.

Depending on the job, you may be able to get benefits from Adecco after you’ve been placed in a position. Some positions are direct hire, using Adecco to find employees, and then I would expect the benefits to depend on the employer.

CyberCoders

CyberCoders is a recruiting agency, and some of the positions can be done remotely. Benefits will depend on the company looking for employees, but many will have them available. The main focus of the site is on technology and IT, but there are also jobs in engineering, finance, and healthcare.

Companies With Multiple Work At Home Job Titles

You can’t put all companies into just one category with the kinds of jobs they offer. The possibilities are too broad. These companies offer a variety of remote jobs with benefits.

ADP

ADP (Automatic Data Processing, Inc.) offers a variety of jobs that can be done primarily from home. Many have location requirements and may require that you come into a local office at least once a week. Jobs that may allow you to work at home seem easy to find as the form allows you to select whether or not you work at a home office.

Many positions have to do with sales, instructional design, and project development. What’s available will vary tremendously, of course.

ADP offers a lot of perks, including medical insurance, life insurance, dental, 401(k), career development, tuition reimbursement and more.

Amazon

While Amazon is best known to have virtual customer service positions, they have other virtual location jobs as well. They have positions in many countries around the world. Pay attention to any location information they give you even if it says the location is virtual, as some are not home based.

Amazon jobs can be very demanding, but the benefits can be good. Eligible employees can get medical benefits, a 401(k), parental leave and more. These can vary by location.

Dell

Dell is, of course, best known for its computers. It has a wide variety of remote jobs available as well. Some are field based, not home based, so if you don’t want to do field work, keep that in mind as you search their job listings.

Dell hires in many countries, and so benefits may vary. They generally include health and wellness, time off, and retirement plans.

Xerox

Xerox has people who work at home in many areas, including customer care, tech support, data entry, quality control, software programming and more. Benefits include paid holidays, health care, retirement plans and more.

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Customer Service, Technical Support, And Sales

Customer service and sales job have been very popular with people who want to work at home. Employers can be very demanding about having no background noise audible on calls. On the other hand, many of these jobs are very flexible, which is why many work at home moms and dads seek them out. You might be surprised by how many offer remote jobs with benefits.

American Express

Most virtual positions at American Express are for customer service or travel counselor positions. They take calls 24/7 and may require you to have flexible availability. As of this writing, they don’t hire in California, Alaska or Hawaii.

Benefits for eligible employees may include health, dental and life coverage, paid family leave, 401(k), tuition reimbursement and more.

Apple

Most at home jobs with Apple are in the customer service and technical support area. They also hire team managers and area managers at home to supervise the at home advisors.

Even part time associate at Apple get benefits which include product discounts and paid time off.

Asurion

Asurion hires customer service representatives to work at home, and pays a premium for bilingual employees. You also get paid extra for working evenings and weekends. Performance bonuses may also be available.

Benefits include medical and dental. Tuition reimbursement may be available.

Convergys

Convergys hires customer service agents to work at home. Some positions require more sales or technical support knowledge, but all are expected to do basic customer service.

Benefits include medical, dental, vision, paid vacation, 401(k) and tuition reimbursement.

Enterprise Holdings

Enterprise Holdings includes Alamo, Enterprise, and National rent a car companies. They offer reservation sales and customer service positions that can be done from home. Pay attention to the location listed in work at home job listings – you will probably be required to live in that area to apply. Work authorization paperwork may need to be completed in person.

If you qualify for benefits, they may include medical, vision, and dental, life insurance, 401(k), flexible spending accounts, and more.

Sitel

Sitel work at home customer service jobs include benefits for full time employees. Benefits may include medical, dental, 401(k), vacation, and discounts from partner companies.

Support.com

Support.com is best known for its technical support offerings, but not all of their remote jobs are in technical support. They also hire for positions such as web developers or data engineers that can be done remotely. Benefits may include medical, vision and dental, 401(k), and paid time off.

SYKES Home

SYKES Home offers customer service work at home jobs with benefits, including vision, dental, and health. This may be good for entry level work at home job seekers, as they also list a customer service background as nice to have, but not required.

World Travel Holdings

If you want to sell cruise and resort vacations from home, this is the position for you. There may be occasional openings for a web developer or other positions as well. They offer health benefits and time off.

Education

Many remote education jobs require a little travel to go see your students. Others may be done entirely online.  But when you want to teach, how nice is it if it’s also a remote job with benefits.

Connections Academy

Connections Academy runs online charter schools in many states. Benefits may be available to full time employees and may vary by state.

K12

K12 runs online charter schools. They offer health, vision, and dental benefits, as well as a 401(k).

Western Governors University

WGU has positions for work from home instructors, evaluators and course mentors to work from home. There are some small benefits for part time employees, such as a 403(b) retirement savings plan and tuition discount. Further benefits, such as medical and dental, may be available to full time employees.

Financial

Many financial jobs can also be done from home. Not many are, so far, but there are a few companies that will let you do your job remotely.

AccountingDepartment.com

Hires people for accounting positions. Benefits include medical, dental and vision, as well as vacations and 401(k).

Intuit

Intuit offers work at home positions for customer service and tax support personnel. Bilingual positions are available. Some positions are seasonal, and may not offer benefits. Regular positions may also be available in human resources or marketing.

 

Health And Medical

You might be amazed by how many health and medical jobs can be done from home. It’s not just medical coding or medical transcription – telehealth positions allow some doctors and nurses to work at home as well. These medical remote jobs with benefits cover a wide range of possibilities, from medical coding to transcription to jobs for RNs, and more.

Acusis

Acusis hires experienced medical coders and medical transcriptionists. Note that positions may require a Windows 8 computer, as some clients are not compatible with Windows 10. Benefits are available to full time employees.

Aetna

Aetna offers quite a few work at home jobs in the health and medical fields. With a quick look, I found medical coding jobs, network manager, field case manager (significant time away from home), telephonic case manager, health coach consultant, medical director and more. Some positions will require that you visit client sites and may keep you in the field more than you are at home. Others are entirely at home. They make it easy to see if a job may offer a telework option by showing it off to the side when you search for jobs.

Aetna also hires application developers and web developers, and some of these positions may be done at home.

Most of their customer service positions are NOT work at home.

Benefits may vary by position and can include paid time off, life insurance, health coverage, dental, 401(k), tuition assistance, and more.

Altegra Health

Altegra Health hires various types of medical coders, and many positions are remote. They require at least two years of experience for many positions. Some positions may be seasonal or temporary, and so may not offer benefits.

Altegra Health offers medical, dental and vision plans, as well as a 401(k) to eligible employees.

Anthem

Anthem has work at home positions available for RNs as well as positions in business development, data analysis and more. Some positions require that you work in the office for a time before being allowed to transition to remote work.

Anthem offers health benefits, retirement benefits, tuition reimbursement and more to eligible employees.

Carenet

Carenet has work from home opportunities for RNs. Benefits include medical, dental and vision, as well as gym memberships and a 401(k).

Covance

Covance does clinical research, and some jobs can be done remotely. The availability of remote jobs varies significantly over time. If you want to be a part of this, you may need to keep an eye on their job listings. Career opportunities may be available around the world.

Benefits vary quite a bit by location, which is to be expected in a company that operates worldwide. They include health and wellness coverage, as well as matching eligible charitable donations.

HCA Healthcare

HCA runs various hospitals and surgery centers. Some jobs can be done from home, such as medical coding.

Benefits include medical, vision and dental, 401(k), and HCA has a partnership with Western Governors University to offer educational opportunities to affiliated employees.

Himagine Solutions

Himagine Solutions hires medical coders for a variety of specialties, such as inpatient, outpatient, HCC, emergency, and others. Positions typically require a RHIA, RHIT and /or CCS as well as at least three years of experience. Remote workers must have remote experience. Some positions may be full time and include benefits.

Humana

Humana makes it easy to find their work at home/virtual positions with a checkbox in their search form. Some positions require travel. There are a wide range of openings you can consider.

They offer medical, dental, vision, and supplemental health coverage, as well as a 401(k) and tuition assistance.

Lexicode

Lexicode is a medical coding service. It’s a part of Excela. To find remote positions, go to their careers page, and select the remote option for State and City.

They offer full time employees the usual health benefits, and also offer reimbursement for continuing education, and a 401(k).

Parexel

Parexel offers various home based positions, mostly in the US and UK, but sometimes in other countries as well. These can include titles such as Medical Director, Clinical Operations Leader, Medical Writer, and more. Reviews posted on Indeed and Glassdoor say the benefits are good.

Insurance

Most insurance remote jobs will require some field time, but others can be done completely from home.

Erie Insurance

While some jobs with the company can be done from home, many will involve fieldwork. A company car may be included if this is the case. Jobs that might have work at home options available include adjusters of various sorts and claims specialists. They say about 40% of their employees take advantage of flexible work and telecommuting arrangements.

Benefits include health, dental, and vision, wellness programs, adoption assistance, 401(k), life insurance, and identity theft protection.

Holmes Murphy

Hires workers compensation claims specialists for telecommuting positions in certain states. Benefits are not described clearly on their site but are offered.

Marketing

Marketing is a great job to do from home, so long as you’re comfortable chatting with your coworkers online.

Acceleration Partners

This is a great company if you’re interested in helping companies with their affiliate marketing. You must live within driving distance of Boston, New York City, Philadelphia, Chicago, Denver, or Santa Barbara/Los Angeles. Benefits including medical and dental, 401k, paid time off, tuition reimbursement and more may be available.

Internet, Software, And Technology

Many internet, software, and technology companies now offer remote jobs. It makes a lot of sense for them, as there are so many tools making it easier to collaborate with coworkers online, no matter where they are.

10up

10up is a fully remote company that creates websites and tools for content creators. Their teams are distributed, able to work from their own home offices with flexible schedules. Benefits may include health, dental and life insurance, paid time off, professional development stipend, and 401(k).

Articulate

Articulate is a company that develops ways to make training easier. The company is fully remote and gives employees a lot of flexibility in how they get their work done. Benefits include healthcare including medical, dental and vision, flexible paid time off, a 401(k), a wellness benefit, and supplemental insurance.

Automattic

The folks that bring us great software such as WordPress also hires people to work remotely. You start out as a contract employee, but if you’re a match, it goes to full time.

Benefits include an open vacation policy, home office allowance, books and conferences, parental leave, health, vision, dental, and more.

Chef.io

Remote job titles with Chef.io may include Inside Sales Representative, Customer Architect, Business Systems Software Developer and Customer Success Manager. Jobs may include benefits such as unlimited time off, medical and dental, and paid family leave.

GitHub

GitHub is a place for companies to securely develop software. Remote positions for developers, technical support, and so forth may be available. Benefits include health, vision, dental, and family leave.

[email protected]

[email protected] offers customer support positions from home, as well as project management, designer positions, and other developer positions. Not all positions appear to offer benefits, but if they are available, may include 401(k), tuition reimbursement, and health and wellness programs.

Wombat Security Technologies

Hires software developers and possibly other positions to work at home. They offer a full benefits package.

Are There More Remote Jobs With Benefits?

Of course there are!

This is far from a comprehensive listing of remote jobs with benefits. Many companies don’t hire remote employees consistently enough for me to list them here. Others do, but their benefit offerings weren’t all that clear. Keep searching the listings on my remote job board for more places to look for work at home jobs.

Disclosure: Some of the links in this post may be 'affiliate links.' This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission.

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