5 Companies Hiring Work at Home Researchers Right Now

One of the most common questions I get from readers and subscribers is, “How can I work at home as an internet researcher?” Makes sense! A lot of us are master Googlers and consider ourselves pretty good at research.

I've actually written a more in-depth blog post about online research jobs here, but today I thought I would do a thorough search online to see what companies are advertising openings for work at home researchers right now.

The jobs you'll see below vary greatly in the types of companies, the type of research, requirements to apply, and of course pay rate.

I've tried to include as much relevant information as I can to help you decide whether these openings are a fit.

Good luck if you apply for anything listed below.

5 Companies Hiring Work at Home Researchers

1 – Study.com – Online Research & Data Entry Assistant

Study.com is looking for an online research and data entry assistant.

Per the job description, you would, “evaluate a variety of websites and find the best contacts for approved sites. Working on multiple, simultaneous projects, you would assess the content of a project's resource, evaluate provided websites as potential linkbuilding partners, and determine whether they fit with the project resource. You would also be responsible for finding the best contact for each approved website.”

Payments are made twice monthly via PayPal, and you can work whenever you want.

You must have experience performing online research, website vetting, and content evaluation.

Pay rate is unknown.

Go here if you'd like more information and to apply.

2 – The Why Files – Researcher

Per the job description, “you will be working with other researchers, research assistants, writers, and our host, to research episodes for The Why Files.”

The Why Files is focused on presenting mysterious/strange topics that are grounded in science and logic to subscribers and readers, and this position requires that you have some interest in those things yourself.

Pay is not listed in the job description.

For more information and to apply, go here.

3 – Living Talent – Background Check Researcher (Tampa, FL)

Living Talent is hiring online background check researchers. This opening requires that you live in or near the Tampa, FL area.

Your primary responsibilities will include the following:

  • Conduct Criminal and Civil searches (via phone, email, fax)
  • Conduct Education and Employment verification
  • Call local, state, and potentially federal agencies (Courts, Jails, Colleges, Universities, and Companies) to collect, review, and interpret findings.

You must be comfortable making proactive phone calls and asking questions to elicit information, and they say it is important for you to have some customer service and data entry experience.

Pay is $16 / hourly.

Go here for more details and to apply.

4 – Get It Recruit – Real Estate Researcher

Get It Recruit is hiring a work from home real estate researcher. This is a part-time role.

In this role, you will be exploring the MLS, uncovering valuable market data, and conducting regression analysis among other things.

Per the job posting, “This position is ideal for someone with experience as a registered trainee, licensed appraiser, BPO specialist, or certified appraiser, seeking a fresh and innovative environment to thrive.”

The listing has no formal education requirements.

The salary is listed at $40,000 to $180,000 per year. So, while the listing doesn't say, I'm guessing that this is commission-based or at least partially commission-based.

Go here for more details and to apply.

5 – First Quarter Finance – Researcher

First Quarter Finance is hiring a remote researcher. This role is always posted on their website, but provides few details.

They do require a resume and answers to a few questions they have listed.

Go here for more details and to apply.

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If you sign up and don't like it, it's very easy to cancel right away so you are not billed again for the following month.

Go here to check out FlexJobs.

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