Are you looking for a work-at-home job in California and feeling like opportunities are slim? You aren’t alone. Despite FlexJobs stating that California has more remote opportunities than most, many at-home job seekers don’t feel the same way.
The fact of the matter is the vast majority of job leads have some location requirement. For some, this may be because onsite training or occasional meetings are required. For most, however, it comes down to local laws. Many states have stricter employment regulations, and even taxes, that can make things more complicated. So much so, many companies choose to avoid them altogether. There are quite a few companies though that do hire California residents. We are talking about those today.
This company hires remote independent contractors for phone and tech support positions. These positions start out as temporary with a base rate plus bonus potential. The requirements list is small.
Alorica is a long-standing name when it comes to work from home jobs. Previously West at Home, this company services a wide variety of clients in a call center capacity. These are employee positions.
Everyone knows Amazon! These are highly sought after stay at home jobs that are most prevalently found available in the months leading up to the Christmas shopping season. These positions are usually temporary but can lead into year-round employment.
American Express hires at-home agents for their travel vertical. Benefits and a competitive base pay are available.
Search engine evaluation is a fan favorite among those new to working from home. These projects are usually temporary and hours can be limited. It can be a great way to get your foot into the work-at-home world with a non-phone positions, however.
Apple offers both phone and chat customer service positions. You do need to be knowledgeable of their products. Therefore, equipment is provided by the company.
This company hires at-home employees for call center positions in the insurance, energy, telehealth industries and beyond. This may be a great company to consider if you come from a nursing or healthcare background.
Assurant is a Fortune 300 company offering insurance products. Most remote positions are customer service, claims adjusters and sales.
This is the company behind popular online websites like WordPress.com and WooCommerce. They employ a fully remote staff. The “bennies” are pretty rockin’!
This company hires virtual receptionists. At the time of writing this post, applicants needed to reside in AZ, CA, TX or FL.
11. BKA Content
If freelance writing jobs are your jam, BKA Content is always seeking new talent. These are flexible, independent contractor positions. You do need to commit to at least 2,000 words per week.
This top 20 company with remote jobs hires both full-time employees and freelancers. These are writing and editing positions.
The jobs from home at this company include tech customer service and inbound retail sales. This is one of the few companies that offer healthcare benefits. Varying schedules are also available.
Teaching English online has been a growing industry for work-at-home agents the past few years. To work here you will need to be a native English speaker, have a university degree and engaging personality. Though previous teaching experience is preferred, it isn’t required. Your TEFL certificate can be earned on the job.
15. Fancy Hands
This company offers small task virtual assistant jobs. You are paid a set rate for each task completed. Those tasks can include everything from making an appointment to doing a little online research.
If you love to type check out this company. They offer legal and general transcription work.
This company is obviously in the hospitality sector. Their remote agents include mystery shoppers, prospectors and testers. Most of the projects are completed by phone.
This online university hires for a wide variety of remote positions ranging from administrative assistants to instructors.
19. Jungle Scout
This company built a business around Amazon product research. They offer competitive pay and generous vacation packages. You do need to be fluent in the language of Amazon FBA.
This is a company most of us are familiar with, especially if you have kids. Test prep is where you will find most of the work from home jobs in California. Teaching and tutoring are usually conducted onsite.
This company hires freelance interviewers. Candidates are software engineers. The pay is competitive and the schedule is flexible though nights and weekends have the highest demand.
22. Kinzer Projects
This company hires for a variety of freelance positions including writing, editing and keyword moderation. These are project-based independent contractor positions.
If you are bilingual, check out this company. They hire online and phone interpreters.
These are call center positions. As a contractor, you will not be eligible for employee benefits. Pay is by “talk time” in most cases.
This company hires virtual medical scribes. These are people who take notes during a doctor-patient visit and handle all of the charting and medical records. You will need to have paid medical experience and great handle of medical terminology.
26. Maritz CX
This is another company hiring virtual interviewers though this time for market research. They pay your local minimum wage to start with an opportunity to increase. Currently, a minimum of 20 hours per week is required. Weekends are a must. They also cap your hours at 28 per week.
This company is in the healthcare industry. Opportunities to make money from home include a little of everything from medical writer to scientist. Regardless of the position, you will need substantial experience in the field.
28. Stitch Fix
This popular personal styling service contracts stylists across the U.S. You will enjoy a flexible, part-time schedule and vibrant Stylist community.
These positions are most frequently tech customer service. Current positions require experience in setting up home networks. Paid training and benefits are available.
These are customer service positions. The company requires a minimum commitment of 16 hours per week with at least half of those being at night and on the weekend.
Though the above companies may hire in California, that doesn’t mean they are hiring in California at all times. Many companies hire in specific states or time zones as the need arises.
For even more work-at-home jobs in California, keep an eye on FlexJobs. Their advanced job search always you to search for remote jobs by state.