Best 7 Work-from-Home Jobs for California Residents

Getting hired to do freelance or a work at home job especially now is pretty easy to find. But did you know that there are certain restrictions depending on what state you live in? One such state is California.

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Because of several particularly rigid employment and tax laws in regards to the hiring of independent contractors and work from home freelancers some companies choose to avoid states like California completely when it comes to remote work. 

Nevertheless, there are still a number of companies that offer great virtual jobs to those that reside in the state of California. 

You can find out some of the legitimate online jobs that are available in this location by checking out the list below.

Companies that offer Work at Home Jobs in California


You can become a home advisor at Apple if you’re located in California and assist them in resolving technical issues as well as customer service. You need to have fast typing skills, as 35 wpm is the minimum requirement to work for the company from home. 

Apple will train you online for a period of four weeks but can extend to six weeks before you start off on the job. 

Since the company hires online workers as employees, you will be entitled to receive their excellent benefits package.

Go here to apply and read my full Apple review here.

Sutherland Global 

This site offers services in the technological space to companies all over the world.

The job position is flexible in terms of working hours which makes it ideal for those looking for a job that allows them to effectively balance their work and personal life. Payment is dependent on the job you are hired for.

To apply, start here


This well-known company recruits globally and from most States in the US with California being one of them. At times they have seasonal work positions open for remote customer service agents as well as full-time customer and technical support jobs. These remote jobs go quickly so you do have to check regularly for availability.

Get started here

ACD Direct

ACD Direct offers support services to non-governmental organizations through its call center. They regularly hire and pay for independent contractors in California to take up at home virtual phone jobs. 

Payment is between 23 cents to 35 cents for every minute you are on the phone. Therefore, the more time you spend on the phone especially during peak hours, the higher the pay.

To begin the application process, start here

Working Solutions

This company is a good place to seek the many phone jobs as remote workers in California. You can find virtual jobs in areas such as technical support, customer service and sales as an independent contractor.

To get hired, you need to have a landline phone, fast internet, and a working computer that will be verified by the company. The pay is good and starts at $8 to $20 per working hour and you can set your own hours.

Go here to apply or read my full Working Solutions review.


This company is actually located in California and offer work at home jobs in the local area and across 70 other countries. There are always remote jobs available that cover customer support, technical support, sales, design and computer engineering. Rates vary depending on the remote position applied for.

You can apply here for the most current work from home jobs.


If you have a passion for fashion then you can find online work in with this California company based in San Francisco as a qualified Stitchfix stylist. You will receive training and can choose to work on your own flexible schedule making informed suggestions to potential clients on the latest trends.

You also have the opportunity to find remote jobs directly within the various departments of the California-based company. Just check their careers page.

Final Thoughts on Work at Home Jobs for California Residents

Although there may be some amount of limitations when it comes to choices of independent contractor work from home jobs there are still options available for those of you living in California.

With a little bit of research, you can find a range of companies offering freelance and work from home jobs to California residents. So although there may be changes to the law keep on looking.

If you found this post useful or have friends and family looking for remote work in this State why not share this information with them.

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This Post Has 7 Comments

  1. Evelyn Dee Dee Gray

    Hi Lashay,

    Do you have any real work at home companies that hire California residents? I need something as soon as possible. I was good while I lived in Pennsylvania. However I now had to relocate to Cali due to aging parents, now I can find nothing… H-E-L-P!!! Email address: [email protected]

    1. DeeAnn Lee Gibson

      I’m having the same issue. I moved from PA last year and had no problem finding online jobs. Now that I’m in CA, it’s way harder to find something. I only need something part time in the evenings and I can do weekends, but I’m not having any luck.

        1. DeeAnn Lee Gibson


          1. Lashay H.

            Hi DeAnn! You’re welcome!

  2. Kelly

    Live ops does not hire in California,Infact most work from home places do not because of labor laws 2 on this thread are incorrect, live ops and Uhaul.

    1. Lashay H.

      Hi Kelly! Thanks for writing in. This is an old post so I’m in the process of revising the information. I appreciate your day! 🙂

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