This Startup Makes Cute Photo Books — and It’s Hiring Work-From-Home Reps

Updated September 22, 2016
by Carson Kohler
Contributor

Updated 9/22/16: Interview registration for Chatbooks has closed, but that’s okay! Like The Penny Hoarder Jobs on Facebook to stay up to date with our other job postings!

In the world of posting photos on social media for likes, printing photos might seem like a lost art.

News flash: It’s not — it’s just evolving. Chatbooks is one of many companies approaching technology head on, letting you print memories from your new iPhone.

More important news flash: The company’s hiring work-from-home, part-time customer support troops.

What You’ll Do as Customer Support for Chatbooks

This job is part time and lets you work from home (yes!), so you’ll work 20-35 hours a week. I reached out to Chatbooks about pay and will update the information as soon as I hear back.

You should have these key personality traits: be personable, motivated, empathetic and devoted.

Do you pass? Keep reading.

You don’t need prior customer service experience, but it’s considered a plus. You should be able to handle any customer. Think: From the kid down the street who is probably a computer hacker to the grandmother who just wants to make a book for her grandkids.

You also need to be familiar with technology.

Nope, you don’t need to be a computer scientist, but you should be fluent in the languages of “iPhonese” and “Androidese,” which include words like gif, app, screenshot and hyperlinks.

You’ll need to have one of those devices, too — one that’s not cracked and hanging on by a wire (aka no more than 2 years old).

You should also have a reliable computer that doesn’t require a lot of Geek Squad CPR (Computer Program Resuscitation — OK, I totally made that up.).

Also, know your way around a keyboard.

“Being a lighting-fast typist is a must; although we will also accept race-car fast, or even just mass-transit fast — if you can do it with a smile,” the posting states.

In addition, you should be able to pass an eighth-grade math test. (IDK, I’m kind of intimidated.)

How To Apply for This Work-From-Home Job

First, you might want to invest in an $8 Chatbook. The company wants someone who loves Chatbooks and is familiar with the app.

You also need to be a U.S. citizen, fluent in English and be at least 16 years old.

You also need to completely fill out the application. “We will not review any applications that are not 100% complete,” is the second line in the posting.

You can find the application here. You’ll fill out your contact information and list your availability to work.

You’ll be guided through five sections of questions that cover your previous work experience, schooling and “fun” (think: your favorite hobby). You’ll also need to take a basic math test and upload your resume.

We estimate the application will take less than an hour to complete, so get started and good luck!

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Carson Kohler (@CarsonKohler) is a junior writer at The Penny Hoarder. After recently completing graduate school, she focuses on saving money — and surviving the move back in with her parents.

by Carson Kohler
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