There is a place for almost everyone in work at home. And the more skills you have, the more pay you can likely attain. Contractors and employees speaking two or more languages are highly sought after at the moment for a number of positions. In some cases, the pay can be pretty good. Here are a few of our favorite bilingual work from home jobs.
1. Customer Service
Virtual call center jobs are plentiful for those wanting to make money from home, and some of the easiest to get into for newcomers. These positions range from sales to tech support and seasonal to full-time with benefits. You can expect pay anywhere from $8 to $13 per hour for most positions. You may be hired as an Independent Contractor or Employee depending on your location.
- ACTIVE Network
- Apple At-Home Advisors
- American Express
- Century Link
- Direct Interactions
- Working Solutions
Please see our big list of work at home customer service positions for more opportunities.
2. Tutoring & Teaching English as a Second Language
We talked in-depth about online tutoring in a recent post. This category includes teaching English online and traditional online tutors. There are quite a few companies in this industry hiring virtual workers. Experience or a degree is often required.
- Connections Education
- Englishunt (Korean)
- Rosetta Stone
3. Search Evaluation
There are several companies that hire virtual workers to evaluate search results and ad quality. Most offer flexible hours though a weekly minimum is often required. This can be a great non-phone position for someone looking for just a little extra spending cash.
Most of these positions are freelance though a few employee positions exist as well. Virtual translator jobs can be anything from call center work to transcribing audio files into another language. There are plenty of companies in this industry that contract home agents. Many require a college degree. Here are just a few:
- Cactus Global
- Certified Languages
- Multilingual Connections
- Pacific Interpreters
- World Lingo
- Word Express
5. Transcription & Captioning
Some companies like Aberdeen hire home agents for things like transcription, real-time captioning and translation of video and audio files. These are often freelance positions so the work available can vary. Aberdeen pays up to $75 per hour for real-time captioning. Find out if transcription is the work-from-home career for you.
6. Virtual Assistant
Virtual Assistants perform a variety of administrative tasks for both individuals and business clients. Going out on your own as a bilingual virtual assistant will likely give you the opportunity to earn a nice wage, upwards of $30 – $40 per hour. If you are not ready to take the plunge into home business ownership quite yet, however, check out some of the multi-VA firms that may be hiring people with your skill set. Expect to earn around $10 to $13 per hour.
About.com has a Spanish division. At the time of writing this post, they were hiring beauty experts but you can check out current openings here.