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Global Work-at-Home Jobs

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If you work at home, what difference does it make what country you live in? A lot! Most global companies will only hire in particular countries. The ones on my huge list of work-at-home companies are mostly U.S. companies, though many do hire outside the U.S. as well. However, because I get a lot of requests from people looking for global jobs, I have narrowed the list down.

The work-at-home positions (below) are global jobs, meaning that the companies fill them with people living in or outside the United States. Often they hire worldwide, but some are noted to hire in only Canada, Europe or other specific countries like India. The pay scale on these global jobs varies widely.

1-800-Translate
Job Type: Translation
Freelance positions for translators and on-site interpreters require a college degree. More Work-at-Home Translation Jobs

About.com
Job Type: Writing
About.com experts--guides, video producers and topic writers--create online content for global network of sites. Compensation varies by position but is generally based on page view growth. More Work-at-Home Writing Jobs

AccuTran Global
Job Type: Transcription
Independent contractor typists transcribe conference calls, meetings and interviews for financial businesses on a part-time basis. Pay ranges from $0.005 to $0.0066 per word. Hires in U.S., U.K. and Canada. More Work-at-Home Transcription Jobs

Automatic Data Processing (ADP)
Job Type: Sales, IT, Management, Corporate
Global provider of business processing (payroll, talent management, human resource management, benefits administration and time and attendance  to employers and automotive dealerships offers a significant number of home-based opportunities in may different field. Look for jobs in its company database with "home office" in the location.

Amazon's Mechanical Turk
Job Type: Micro job, online task site, crowdsourcing
One of the original micro job sites, Amazon’s MTurk lists HITs (human intelligence tasks), which workers choose and complete for a set fee. Typically these online task pay only a few cents or dollars. Pays in US dollars, Indian rupees or Amazon gift certificates, depending on your location. More Micro Jobs

Aim-for-A Tutoring
Job Type: Education, tutoring
Online tutors teach math, science, and English to students worldwide. Teaching experience and a university degree required. More Education-Related Work at Home Jobs

Appen Butler Hill
Job Type: Translation, Internet research, search evaluation
Company recruits home-based translators and interpreters as well as search evaluators. More Search Evaluation Jobs

BrainMass
Job Type: Online teaching assistant
Online teaching assistants need master's degree or PhD in a subject to answer questions from pupils and earn a percentage of the fee paid by the student Pay is in Canadian dollars.

CCI Call Center International
Job Type: Call center
Work-at-home, global call center outsourcer hires independent contractors fluent in a variety of languages. More Bilingual Call Center Work at Home Jobs

Classof1
Job Type: Online tutoring
Global company base in India offers online tutoring, homework assistance, test prep, content development and e-learning courses for college and K-12 students in the U.S., U.K. and Australia.

Clickworker
Job Type: Data entry, writing, translation
Worldwide crowdsourcing company hires independent contractors for data entry as well as writing, translating, and researching. Pays on a per piece basis. Registration and an assessment are necessary before "clickworkers" can begin accepting tasks for payments. More Data Entry Jobs

Coursebridge
Job Type: Education
Instructors of these online adult ed courses are paid 55% to 70% of the registration fee of each student.

Covance
Job Type: Nurses
Biopharmaceutical contract research organization with research operations in more than 25 countries, and more than 10,000 employees worldwide hires clinical research associates to work from home (with at least 65 percent travel expected) in specific locations in the U.S. Canada and Europe . Used "home-based" in its jobs database.

Dell
Job Type: IT, Corporate
Computer maker offers many work at home jobs. Use "remote" in the keyword search.

Demand Studios
Job Type: Writing
Applicants with writing, editing and filmmaking skills are assigned to produce content that appear on sites like eHow.com, LIVESTRONG.COM and dozens of others. Creators are paid both on a flat-fee and revenue-sharing basis.

eduFire
Job Type: Online tutoring
This company doesn't hire online tutors in jobs from home but provides a service of putting together students and tutors and providing online tools for tutoring. It charges a 15 percent commission on all fees collected by tutors.

EduwizardS
Job Type: Online teaching/tutoring
Freelance tutors pay a fee to be listed among its tutors in the company's online platform and set their own online tutoring rates.

Families.com
Job Type: Writing
Pays bloggers (with a cultural background from the U.S., Canada, Australia or U.K.) $4 per 300-word blog.

Google
Job Type: Internet research, search evaluation
Google hires ads quality raters worldwide in home-based jobs through a temp agency. College degree required. But look out for Google work at home scams.

Herzing University Online
Job Type: Online college faculty
Most of the "remote" positions listed at the online division of this Wisconsin-based, private college are online adjunct faculty jobs. Other positions do allow telecommuting but may require work in a local office too. More Online Faculty Jobs

Laureate Education, Inc.
Job Type: Online faculty, instructional designers
Developer of online education at Walden University, Kendall College, NewSchool of Architecture & Design, College of Santa Fe, and Laureate Higher Education Group hires worldwide. Most jobs require at least a master's. Choose "Virtual" as job location.

Lionbridge
Job Type: Translation, Internet research
Company recruits home-based workers and university students from around the world as translators and interpreters. Also has English-only and bilingual jobs for Internet assessors, which are similar to Google's ads quality rater jobs.

Ockham
Job Type: Research, project management, IT, biotech
Global resource provider to the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry hires telecommuters for positions in research, project management and IT.

PPD
Job Type: Nurses, medical writers
This global, contract research organization (CRO) provides drug discovery, development and life-cycle management services with in the health care industry. It hires medical writers and clinical research associates (CRA) for work at home positions.

Quicktate or iDictate
Job Type: Transcription, data entry
Company offers transcription of short audio files, such as voicemails and dictated notes, by hiring work-at-home transcribers. Quicktate pays $.0025USD per word and iDictate and Quicktates medical transcription work pay $.0050USD per word, via PayPal. Successful Quicktate transcriptionists may receive work from iDictate, which transcribes a wider range of longer documents. Bilingual, particularly Spanish and English, transcribers needed but other languages such as French, Italian, German, Chinese, Farsi, Portuguese and Japanese desired as well.

Salesforce.com
Job Type: Sales, IT, marketing
Customer relationship management (CRM) software firm specializing in social, mobile and cloud technologies hires for work-at-home positions across several divisions. Remote opportunities are available in the U.S., Canada, Australia, and Europe.

SDL
Job Type: Translation
Global information management company hires freelance translators. Requires two years freelance (or 1 year in-house) translation experience

SMARTHINKING.com
Job Type: Online teaching
Part-time, work at home tutors work with students of varying abilities and ages. Tutors (with a U. S. bank account) may work from anywhere in the. Hiring is May through August and November and December. Hires graduate and undergraduate students, high school teachers and other experienced tutors.

Sun Microsystems
Job Type: IT, Support
Company hires skilled, home-based support engineers from the U.S. and across the world.

TeleTech@Home
Job Type: Call center
Global business process outsourcing (BPO) company hires part-time employees for legitimate work from home jobs as call agents in the U.S. and U.K. Bilingual agents hired. More Call Center Work at Home Jobs

Tutorvista.com
Job Type: Online tutoring
Most of the online tutors at this company are experienced teachers with graduate degrees usually residing outside the U.S.

UniversalClass
Job Type: Adult education course writing, online instructors
Company creates online continuing education courses for schools, libraries, and other entities. Its instructional writers write these courses for a rate of $.04-$.07 per word. Online instructors need a college degree and, at minimum, four years of experience and certification.

VIPdesk
Job Type: Call center
Home-based agents handle customer requests via phone, e-mail, and chat and research and fulfill requests from customers in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom and Singapore. However, most of its jobs are in the U.S. Fluency in English is required. Fluency in French, German, Spanish or Italian is a plus.

VirtualBee
Job Type: Data Entry
Applicants sign up to take an evaluation for this data entry jobs company. Those who score high enough are put on a waiting listing and contacted when work is available. Rates vary, usually around 40-55 cents per 1000 keystrokes. A minimum of $50 must be earned before payment is issued. Keyers input data that is encoded so it appears nonsensical. Accepts applicants from the U.S. and outside the U.S.

Virtual University
Job Type: Adult Education, online course writing
Writers of online course receive a $200 "honorarium" for their work.

WordExpress
Job Type: Translation
Freelance translators working in more than 100 different languages can work from anywhere in the world. Other positions include sales managers and reps, interpreters, desktop publishers and voice talent.

Working Solutions
Job Type: Call center
Home-based independent contractors do data entry and call-center work online for this BPO. Pay ranges from $7.50 to $30 an hour. The company hires in all U.S. states and from across the world. However the number of jobs, particularly at call center, for those outside the U.S. is more limited. Hires agents bilingual in more than 30 different languages. More BPO Jobs

WorldLingo
Job Type: Translation, editing
Freelance translators, proofreaders, editors, journalists, desktop publishers, interpreters and voice-over artists work from around the world.

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