FlexJobs, a job listing site specializing in work-from-home, part-time, contract, and other flexible jobs, is itself a virtual company – all of its employees work from home, telecommuting from around the U.S. So it makes sense that FlexJobs would track virtual companies that offer not just flexibility, but potentially full-time work-from-home situations. Each year, the site puts out a list of the top virtual companies for telecommuters. This year’s list contains a whopping 125 employers, up from 76 last year, and 26 the year before.
(Photo Credit: Death to the Stock Photo)
To see the full list of all 125 companies, go here. Below are just a few of the employers who made the cut, plus the types of jobs you’re likely to find at each:
Don’t see anything here for you? You can still find the work-from-home job of your dreams either through a listing service like FlexJobs, which offers vetted postings for a small monthly fee, or by digging around on your own.
Just remember to be on your toes. New work-from-home job scams appear all the time, but the general rules of avoiding fake listings are:
1. Don’t send money. Real employers will never ask you for a fee to apply.
2. Don’t provide any personal information. Your bank account information, social security number, etc. should remain private until such a time as you have an offer and are dealing with payroll.
3. If it seems too good to be true, it usually is. No one is going to pay big money for simple tasks like stuffing envelopes or mailing received items to a third party. The latter is likely an attempt to get you to pass on stolen goods, and the former is a way to con you into coughing up a fee for a “kit,” which you’ll likely never use.
Tell Us What You Think
Have you ever worked from home on a full-time basis, and if so, would you recommend it? We want to hear from you! Leave a comment or join the discussion on Twitter.