online jobs

I know it is relatively hard to find online jobs, if you are not in the US.

As most of the remote/online job opportunities are in the US, people from other countries struggle to find legitimate remote jobs.

There are some jobs which might be available in other countries, but most of the time they end up as scams, so it is hard to believe that you can find legit online jobs which you can do from anywhere.

I am from Australia, and it took me a long time to find a legitimate online job. Today, I have a big list of companies which recruit for different work from home roles available worldwide, at least in most of the countries other than the US.

This is a big list and I will be updating it as I find more jobs which are location independent.

Please do remember, some of them are hiring right now, and some of them are not, so keep checking.

Are there any legit online jobs?

As of 2023, 12.7% of full-time employees work from home and 98% of the workers want to work remote. This shows the demand of online jobs. There are many scam-free online jobs in every industry. It all depends on your flexibility, skill set, and income goals to choose the right job. Just do your research and find legit sites to search for these jobs like FlexJobs, JobGet, Virtual Vocations, etc.

How to get online jobs?

First, you need to decide what kind of job you are looking for and then start your search. Some of the jobs don’t require you to have any experience or expertise in the field but others only hire experienced workers. Improving your skill set before getting into a job search is a great way to fast-track landing a good job.

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Top picks for online jobs

Bookkeeping – Very flexible and requires no expertise to get started.

Voice acting – Super fun job with great income potential.

Blogging – No experience needed to start with high-income potential.

Proofreading – High-paying and suitable for anyone.

List of Best Online Jobs from Home

#1. Search engine evaluation jobs

Anyone can do this online job if you are good with web browsing. As an evaluator, you will rate a particular web page following some guidelines. The pay is different for different countries for this role.

Lionbridge – This company hires in most of the countries, though it is only hiring in around 12 countries apart from the US right now.

Appen – You can apply for many evaluation positions like social media evaluator and web search evaluator with this company.  

iSoftStone – Another company that hires in some countries other than the US. The work is similar to the other search engine evaluator roles.


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#2. Online transcription jobs

Transcribing is hearing an audio file and typing out the content. Transcription jobs are quite diversified like legal transcription, medical transcription and general transcription. Transcription is a very in demand remote job.

Rev – You can apply for a freelance transcriber with this company. It accepts applications from anywhere. As per its website, the average earnings of a transcriber are around $245. To learn more, read our review on Rev here.

Scribie – This company accepts transcribers from all over the world. The pay is $5 to $20 per audio hour. There is a wait before you get invited for a test. To learn more, read our Scribie review here.

Babbletype – You can apply to be a transcriber with this company mostly with general transcription. It accepts applications worldwide. The company asks for some prior experience.

Quicktate – This company hires contractors for transcriber positions. You need to pass a test, and they do have a background check. The pay averages around $10 per 15 minutes of an audio hour.

If you are looking for scam-free online jobs, then there is no better place than FlexJobs. This is the most authentic job board that lists remote jobs from all over the world. The jobs are thoroughly researched and totally legit.

#3. Virtual assistant jobs

If you are new to Virtual Assisting, then read this detailed post about being a Virtual Assistant. This legit online job is surely on the rise, and there will be many openings in coming years in this field.

Boldly (formerly Worldwide101) – This company employs VA’s from anywhere in the world. The pay is around $15 to 20 per hour depending on the experience. It has a test and background checks before you get employed.

Lifebushido – Lifebushido is another company to start your VA job. It hires global VA’s. The pay is around $10 per hour, and you work for a minimum of 5 hours and maximum of 25 hours per week.

Time etc – You can apply for a position with this company for a starting pay of $11 per hour. It is not clear if it does hire in other countries but it allows applicants from the UK.

Contemporary VA – This company recruits suitable VA’s from all over the world. The pay is $10 per hour, though the company doesn’t seem to be hiring right now, keep a tab to apply when it does.

#4. Online proofreading/editing jobs

Proofreading is a flexible job where you pick errors in a piece of writing and correct the grammar, spelling, punctuation and syntax. 

Proofread Anywhere Proofread Anywhere is the top-rated course to get trained as a freelance proofreader. In this course, you will learn how to start your proofreading business, tips to get clients, and how to price your services. If you are keen to give it a try, take this free workshop to get started. regularly hires proofreaders who can demonstrate excellent proofreading skills. There is a 20-minute quiz to test your English language skills. You need to score a minimum of 95% to go further with your application. The pay ranges from $19 to $46 depending on the turnaround time. This company has freelance proofreading jobs and hires globally.

Welocalize Welocalize is a trusted translation company that hires translators, content reviewers, editors, and proofreaders from time to time. It offers part-time, full-time, remote, and freelance positions. Editing and proofreading roles require relevant experience along with bilingual skills. The pay is around $17 per hour depending on the experience.

#5. Bookkeeping/accounting jobs from home

Remote accounting is great for people who love to work on numbers and have good knowledge of financial statements. Contrary to the popular belief, you can start your bookkeeping business without any expertise or experience. Take this free class to know if bookkeeping is the right career for you.

Bookminders – Bookminders mainly works with small business clients and nonprofits and hires work-from-home accountants for this job. You need to have a bachelor’s in business or accounting with a minimum of five years of experience.

Bateman and Co – Accounting firm Bateman & Co hires remote accountants with a CPA designation. A minimum of three years of experience is required to apply. The roles are flexible with part-time/full-time options.

AccountingDepartment – provides virtual accounting services to small businesses. It hires full-time remote bookkeepers to work from home. To work with this company, you need to have at least three plus years in bookkeeping.

#6. Voice acting jobs

Voice acting is a fun career and can be done by anyone. It’s one of the high-paying online jobs. Though no degree or qualification is required to start this career, having a background in drama can be helpful. is a top website for finding freelance voice-over jobs. This is a vast resource to find voice-over gigs. You need to create an account online with basic information, and once you find a potential client, you can send in your audition. Depending on the project you work on, the pay can range from $100 to over $1,500. You can create your account from anywhere in the world, and it can help you get more projects if you are bilingual.

FilmlessWith Filmless you can apply for voice-over jobs like cinematography, video editing, and graphic design that get posted regularly. You can just log in, choose the job you like, and apply.

The Voice Realm – The Voice Realm is another freelance platform that has over 5,000 registered voice-over artists. You need to fill out the online form with all the details and submit it along with a demo. Once submitted, it can take some time to hear from the company as it has a waiting period. If you get through, The Voice Realm will contact you to publish your profile on the site.

#7. Moderation jobs from home

Moderating forums, chat rooms or social media is good extra income job and can be for anyone. With so many social media platforms coming up, you can see a real demand for this online job.

LiveWorld – This company hires community moderators globally, and right now it is hiring. Check it out if you are interested in moderating roles.

Modsquad – This company hires “Mods” for moderating chat rooms, forums, etc. The pay might not be that much, but you can choose to work on your choice of projects.

ICUC – This company hires moderators around the world as social media content moderators or community managers. Being bilingual can be a big plus.

#8. Online data entry jobs

Finding legitimate data entry jobs is hard as they are very fewer companies offering such work. Even if you find such opportunities, the pay can be very less, so do not expect to make much with these online jobs.

The Smart Crowd – Small data entry gigs are available with this company. As with many data entry projects, the pay is quite low, but the company invites worldwide applicants.

Clickworker – Clickworker is another company having data entry gigs along with data annotation and data tagging tasks.

#9. Online customer service (Technical)

There is a lot of demand for technical customer service roles in these times. If you are excellent with your technical troubleshooting skills, then you can consider these positions.

Automattic – I have seen many customer service roles with this company and most of them are location independent.

Zapier – Similar to Automattic, Zapier also follows remote work route and most of its customer service roles are spread out all over the world.

#10. Online tutoring jobs

Online tutoring is the most flexible way to teach and make money. With so many new companies coming up every day for teaching online, the positions for tutoring are becoming available every day.

Cambly – You can teach English to learners all around the world through this company. It accepts tutors globally.

Brainmass – A company where you can be an online teaching assistant to students. You will be helping them with essays and other university study materials.

iTalki – This website offers online tutoring positions. You have to sign up, and once students choose you, your tutoring sessions start. The pay is in iTalki credits (10 iTalki credits = $1)

#11. Website testing roles

Being a website tester does not take much technical experience except that you should know how to browse around websites. The work is relatively easy and can be done by almost anyone.

UserTesting – This website pays $10 per test, and it is open to worldwide testers.

ErliBird – You can also test apps along with sites with this company. The pay is around $10 per test and paid into PayPal.

#12. Translation jobs 

Translation is another area where there are good number of jobs available. If you are bilingual or have knowledge of different languages, then translation might be something you should look into.

TextMaster – This is a freelance site that offers translation gigs along with many others projects. You will have to register and start applying for the projects.

#13. Bonus online jobs

Etsy sellingSelling printables on Etsy is fun and easy, and is a great side hustle. You can design printables in any niche like weddings, art, bag tags, crafts, etc. using websites like Canva and get started on Etsy. You can earn anywhere between $500 to $1000 per month part-time selling printables. Some sellers earn 6-figures or more doing this full-time. If this seems like something you want to try, then take this free Etsy selling course to know more.

FreelancingFreelancing is one of the best choices if you are looking for flexible online jobs. As a freelancer, you can provide services in any niche and earn money from home. It’s also one of the few ways to earn money remotely. The earning potential of freelancing depends on what services you provide and how many clients you have. Learn about the most in-demand freelancing skills in this free workshop.

Flea market flippingFlea market flipping was new to me until I met Melissa and Rob. They are the pro flippers, who earn a 6- figure income flipping flea market items. Surprised?! Well, you need to read this interview I did with them to know more about the power of flipping. Not only are they great at this flipping game, but they also teach you how to become a pro flipper and go from zero to a successful business with their Flipping course.

BloggingBlogging has always been my passion and now it has become my full-time business. The biggest perk about becoming a blogger is it doesn’t cost much and you get to share your knowledge/interests with others. There is no experience or expertise needed to become a blogger but a strong will to learn and understand this business is necessary. Here is my easy step-by-step guide to starting a blog in no time if you want to try this out.

Creating coursesCreating courses has become so easy now with so many legit course creation platforms coming up. Whether you are interested in home décor or gaming or statistics, you can create a course in any niche and make money passively. Platforms like Teachable, ThriveCart, Kajabi, etc. make it so easy even for beginners to create a course online.

SurveysSurveys are the best choice if you are after extra money. They are like your pocket change earners or easy ways to pool up money for holiday spending. You will not get a full-time income from doing surveys but you can have some extra money on hand. Some of the best survey sites that offer more ways to earn money are Swagbucks, InboxDollars, Survey Junkie, and MyPoints.

Renting stuffDo you have a spare room or attic or garage that you don’t use? Then rent it out and earn money with Neighbor. Neighbor is like Airbnb for storage. If you have a free space, you can rent it out to store stuff and earn money monthly. It’s the most easiest and passive way to earn money without doing anything. You don’t need to worry about safety, as there is $1 million free coverage for the hosts.

Food deliveryFood delivery might not be an online job but is a very flexible way to earn money. If you are looking for extra income, then choose companies like DoorDash to deliver food. The requirements to become a Dasher are: be at least 18 years of age, have a valid driver’s license, and have a smartphone. The best part about DoorDash is you don’t need a car to deliver food, you can even do it on foot. You can choose your hours and pay is around $8 to $15 per hour.

Other Legit Online Jobs You Can Do from Anywhere

Ask Wonder – You can apply for freelance researcher position with this website. It does accept worldwide applicants, and you have to do a sample research test before getting hired.

Scribendi – If you are good with editing or proofreading, you can apply for this position at Scribendi. You can apply from anywhere in the world, and the company requires some prior experience in the field. All of these companies offer roles to worldwide applicants, just check them if it is hiring.

Humanatic – This is a legitimate company which recruits call reviewers. The job is to listen to calls and sort them out into categories. It is a fun role but not for a consistent income. The pay is up to 0.10 per call, which is very low.

These are some of the companies which are open to applicants from many countries around the world.  Some of them pay good and some of them are just extra income jobs, so choose the ones which you want to apply for and get hustling.

If you are looking for scam-free online jobs, then there is no better place than FlexJobs. This is the most authentic job board that lists remote jobs from all over the world. The jobs are thoroughly researched and totally legit.

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Final thoughts

Finding online jobs might feel overwhelming because there are so many scams but if you search with legit websites, you will find a lot of them. Online jobs are great for flexibility, mental health, more pay, and the freedom to enjoy other things in life.

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About Sireesha Narumanchi

Hi, I am Sireesha and thank you for stopping by to know me. I am a work-at-home mom, side hustler and a firm believer in making 'working from home' a success for everyone. I have worked in a remote job for over 11 years and tried many side gigs. I have been featured on many popular websites like Forbes, Business Insider, American Express, QuickBooks, The Muse, Moneyish, Virtual Vocations, Spark Hire, Bustle, Fairygodboss, Side Hustle School, Payoneer, Jobbatical, Skillcrush.Read more...

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