As the weather gets colder in Minnesota, the desire to go outside is likely getting smaller and smaller. Luckily, there are still many ways you can make money without having to leave your home or face the blustery winter wind and snow!
Here are some great telecommute jobs that people living in Minnesota can apply to today.
Profit Factory: Virtual Assistant
Profit Factory is a company that matches companies with qualified virtual workers. At any given time, they may have several openings available.
At the time of writing this post, they are looking for a part-time virtual assistant to act as a “gatekeeper” for the CEO of a marketing company.
For this position, you should have the following skills or qualities:
- Organizational skills
- Ideally have a Mac
- Experience with Google Suite, Quickbooks, and Trello
- Knowledge with Infusionsoft, WordPress, and Slack is preferred
To apply, read the specific instructions here. You will also find all current Profit Factory openings on that page.
Sutherland – Sales & Customer Support
Sutherland, a digital transformation company, is hiring to fill their Life and Health Licensed Sales positions. From the comfort of your home, you’ll give presentations to sell life insurance to existing customers of other insurance companies. Your success is measured by the cancellation rate, productivity percentage, monthly sales, and quality score.
The responsibilities of this job entail:
- Make and receive phone calls to sell insurance
- Build relationships
- Accurately track all calls and sales
- Manage prospects
To be qualified for this position, you should be fluent in English, have at least one year of experience in a customer service or sales, strong technical skills, ASG test score of 90 or above, and a productive home-work environment, including a computer, a strong internet connection, two monitors, and a headset.
This position is only eligible for people living in the United States and who have an active life & Health insurance license.
The Hartford – Service Consultant
The Hartford, a life and disability insurance company, provides businesses with employee benefits. The company is currently hiring remote service consultants to support the team of Client Relationship Managers (CRM) with their existing caseload. In this position, you’ll educate clients on the plans and processes, interact with clients, make client calls, as well as address any general administrative needs.
Qualifications for this position include:
- College degree (or the equivalent)
- Maintain a Group Life Health license and Group Benefits Disability Specialist
- Knowledge of the products
- Proficient with Microsoft applications
- Ability to manage multiple projects
Some overnight travel is required, but service consultants are based out of their homes.
5CA – Gaming Support
Do you love technology and gaming? 5CA is a remote company that has employees offices in the Netherlands, USA, and Argentina is now hiring to fill gaming support agent positions. In this role, you’ll get insights into the latest trends in the gaming and gaming hardware industries.
You should be able to speak English at a near-native level (C1), be available to work full-time on a fixed schedule, have in-depth knowledge about gaming, and experience in a customer service environment. If you own a PS4 or Xbox, it is a huge bonus.
You’ll have to have a PC that fits their technical requirements as well as a smartphone that is usable for two-factor authentication.
Working Solutions – Customer Support
Working Solutions provides customer service, sales, and support through a team of remote agents located around the United States.
To become an agent, you must fill out an application, take assessments, and ensure that your computer can handle the necessary software. Then you can review the current opportunities and apply for programs you feel fit your needs. If there are no programs that work for you, keep checking back, as new positions are posted regularly. You are only able to work on one program at a time, and will typically work set hours. Required hours may vary by program.
Overall recent reviews of the company on Glassdoor are positive. To apply, check out the Working Solutions careers page directly.
Support.com – Chief Operating Officer
Support.com offers support on any device or any issue. Right now, there are hiring to fill their Chief Operating Officer (COO) position. In this position, you’ll report directly to the CEO and serve as a strategist and operational manager. You’ll help provide direction, management, and strategy for the company.
You must have demonstrated experience in leading others, supporting an executive team, and leading company operations. Your key responsibilities will be optimizing how the company serves and support customers, being able to think strategically, using data and quantitative skills when making decisions, and reviewing metrics. You’ll also be responsible for keeping vendors, partners, and clients happy as well as providing your expertise on financial opportunities.
You should have a degree in Business Administration, with an MBA preferred, at least 10 years of operational experience, and excellent communication, presentation, leadership, and management skills.
This company also hires customer service and tech support reps to work from home. Watch their job board for those.
Lionbridge – Internet Safety Evaluator
Lionbridge is hiring part-time Internet Safety Evaluators to review online search results to help improve the overall quality and content. You will be required to provide analysis on content as well as feedback. One important aspect of the position is to make sure to review the content for any potentially offensive content.
Qualified candidates will have a smartphone, be familiar with social media and Google products, and be able to follow instructions. You’ll work between 10 and 20 hours a week, and are able to work whenever you choose. You should be comfortable working with sensitive and adult content.
BKA Content – Writers
Being a freelance writer isn’t always easy, but BKA Content makes it more efficient. BKA Content, a team-based content company, is hiring writers located in Minnesota who are US citizens. To be considered for the role, you must have a PayPal account, Microsoft Word, access to the internet, and a Gmail account. You should also be able to write at least 1,000 words per week, with a strong grasp of English grammar, punctuation, and spelling.
When you work at BKA Content, you’ll be able to choose what articles you want to write from a list of available options. You’ll get paid per each piece, and you can work when you want, and as much as you want, as long as you stick to the deadlines.
Some writing positions available include SEO content writer and legal content writer.
LanguageLine Solutions – Interpreter
Do you speak another language? You should consider working for LanguageLine Solutions. They are hiring for many languages, including Russian, Armenian, Romanian, Farsi, Bengali, Amharic, Arabic, Lingala, Swahili, Sichuan Yi, Tigrigna, Icelandic, German Pennsylvania Dutch, and many more. For the full list, check out the LanguageLine Solutions website.
In the position, you’ll primary responsibilities will be:
- Answering calls on demand
- Speaking clearly in both languages
- Handling calls related to the following services: healthcare, government, insurance, financial, utilities, travel, general business, law enforcement, and more
- Demonstrating cultural sensitivity
You should have fluency in both English and another language, and be able to assess regional and accent differences. Applicants must be at least 18 years old and have the equivalent of a high school diploma.
Achieve Test Prep
Achieve Test Prep helps students find their easiest path to their degree. When you choose to work for Achieve Test Prep, it is at a 100% remote position, with the opportunity for on-the-job training.
There are many types of careers available through Achieve Test Prep, including: customer retention specialist, art history instructor, degree planning specialist, dental hygienist curriculum writer and prep instructor, and math instructor. Check each job to see if you are qualified for the position.
Rosetta Stone is one of the most well-known language tutor prep platforms in the world. They are currently hiring to fill their language tutor positions in languages like English, German, Spanish, and British English.
If you are working as a language tutor, you should be a native speaker of that language. You should also have at least a Bachelor’s degree. Qualified candidates should also have a demonstrated ability to adapt your teaching content to fit your students' needs better. You should also have experience with online platforms like WebEX, Adobe, or others.
Some preferred qualifications include:
- ESL teaching or Executive level client experience
- 3-5 years of teaching or tutoring experience
- TESOL Certification
Qualified candidates will enjoy a flexible schedule. You can find additional online ESL positions with other companies in this post.
Didn't find your dream job on this list? No problem. This post isn't all-inclusive. Keep an eye on Indeed and FlexJobs for more opportunities. And don't forget, many companies have no hiring restrictions at all.