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I’ve been excited to write this particular post for a while now. While I’ve already shared lots of info about how I started my home-based transcription business, and also my time as on online ESL teacher (and I think they’re terrific options for anyone looking to work from home), I’m aware that they’re not going to be the right fit for everyone. As I’ve been navigating the work from home landscape over the past few years, I’ve come across a variety of different companies that utilise remote Australian workers, and I’m going to share this list of companies with you below.
Please be aware that just because I have listed a company below, it does not mean that they are currently hiring remote workers, nor (of course) can I guarantee they’ll be hiring remote workers again in the future. These are simply companies that have previously advertised for remote workers, or have a remote worker program, or are an exclusively remote company.
As I’ve touched on previously, work from home opportunities are often either employee or contractor roles, and if you decide to pursue a job lead from the list below or over on the Jobs Hub (I generally add all remote work opportunities I blog about to the Jobs Hub too), you’ll need to look into the specifics of the opportunity and ensure it’s the right fit for you.
Also as I’ve mentioned previously, just because I list a company or opportunity on this site, does not mean that I personally endorse it. I will only ever blog about companies that I believe to be legitimate, reputable organisations, but it is completely up to you to do your own personal research and make sure any work from home opportunity is suitable for you.
Now, without further ado, the list:
Now, let me start by saying that I have no affiliation with Apple. They don’t pay me for posts, or (as far as I know) care that I exist. But, I like them anyway. I like that when I go into an Apple store it’s well-staffed, and they’re invariably friendly and helpful. And, being a tech company, they’re at the forefront of, well, pretty much everything. So, I wasn’t super surprised to hear that they offer work from home roles for Australians. You can read more about being an Apple At Home Advisor here. (And, just FYI, I stay on top of advertised work from home opportunities, and Apple At Home Advisor is one I regularly see pop up on the Seek job site).
FranklinCovey is a global company comprised primarily of remote workers. This is another company whose job ads I’ve seen pop up on the Seek job site regularly. Read more about careers at FranklinCovey here.
Medibank Telehealth offers a range of work from home opportunities for suitably qualified individuals. Read more about Medibank Telehealth here.
Cluey is a company I hadn’t heard a lot about before I saw their online tutor job ad a while back. But the reviews I could find online were all positive, and it sounds like it could be a good opportunity for interested applicants. They hire Australian teachers and university students to tutor students online. No lesson planning or content sourcing required, apparently it is all done for you. Tutoring sessions typically take place between 3pm and 9pm (AEDT). According to their website, tutors get paid $25 per hour for training, then $27 plus super for sessions. Qualified teachers get paid $35 per hour plus super, and payment happens fortnightly. Read more about working for Cluey Learning here.
Online ESL Teaching
Now, as my regular readers know, this is a job opportunity I have already thoroughly covered in previous posts. You can read about online ESL companies that hire Australians in my blog post here, or find the list over in the Jobs Hub too, and you can read more generally about online ESL teaching here, here, here, here and here.
What about becoming a Virtual Assistant, and/or Freelancing?
If you’ve been researching work from home opportunities for a while now, you’ll know that posts or articles with lists like this will almost invariably suggest the option of becoming a virtual assistant and/or freelancer, and will include links to a variety of sites where freelancers can source jobs within their niche, such as Upwork and Fiverr. I’ve been researching these options and will have dedicated posts with more information about virtual assistant work and freelancing coming soon.
So, that’s it for now for this post. This list is by no means exhaustive, and given that the work from home landscape is constantly evolving and new opportunities can pop up at any time, I’ll be updating this post (and, of course, the Jobs Hub) when I come across new opportunities that may be of interest to you.
Happy job hunting,