Ditch the Cubicle: 5 Companies Hiring Work-From-Home Employees Right Now
I opted to work from my couch today.
That’s because The Penny Hoarder gives me one work-from-home day a week. And because I went to the College Football Championship last night and essentially took a nap before waking up for work. (Totally worth it, though -- Clemson fan.)
These work-from-home days are a godsend. No real clothes and no commute means I get to press snooze just a few extra times. Which is why many people love work-from-home gigs: no commute, saved expenses, flexibility.
5 Work-From-Home Jobs Open Right Now
In honor of my exhaustion, I found five work-from-home jobs you can apply for right now.
1. Customer Service at HotelTonight
This popular app lets travelers book last-minute hotel rooms -- at reasonable prices.
Right now, it’s hiring multiple customer service folks, including phone agents, bilingual phone agents and live chat agents. You’ll work 40-hour weeks, helping customers resolve booking and billing issues.
You’ll also get awesome benefits, such as health care plans, 401(k) plans, 10 paid vacation days, six paid sick days, quarterly $500 hotel credits and a monthly internet stipend.
However, there are state restrictions, and right now, HotelTonight needs residents in Florida, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas and Washington.
Interested? Find all the listings on the company’s careers page.
2. Reservations Agent at Alaska Airlines
This popular airline operates throughout Alaska (of course), as well as the rest of the U.S., plus Canada and Mexico.
It’s hiring a work-from-home reservations agent who will assist customers with travel requests, answer questions about flights and technical issues and make new reservations.
Pay is $12.14 an hour, and benefits include insurance coverage, 401(k) plans, incentive bonus plans, paid time off and a “generous employee travel program.”
The call center is located in Chandler, Arizona, which is where you’ll need to spend four weeks for paid training -- with weekly exams. In addition, flexibility is a must; it might assign you any shift on a 24/7 schedule, including holidays.
Fluency in Spanish is also very much preferred.
For all the information, check it out on Alaska Air’s website.
3. Home Agents at Colony Brands
This Wisconsin-based, family-owned company is one of the world’s largest catalog companies, according to its company page.
Right now, its affiliate company, SC Contact Centers, needs virtual home agents -- but only residents from Missouri, Iowa or Wisconsin.
As an agent, you’ll answer calls and process orders. Agents are needed for first, second and third shifts.
Incentives are “great,” training is paid and discounts are plenty (up to 40% off merch!).
4. Customer Support Person at Bandzoogle
This platform helps bands build super simple, super pretty websites quickly. It started back in 2003 and caters to more than 25,000 musicians.
Right now, the site is hiring a work-from-home, part-time customer support person who will work 20 hours a week. Responsibilities include helping customers, troubleshooting issues and dealing out advice via chat and email.
The job listing notes a competitive hourly wage, performance-based wages and paid training.
You do need some computer skills and IT experience is a major bonus. As are bunny slippers.
If this sounds like music to your ears, check out the full job listing at Bandzoogle.
5. Customer Success Specialist at Recruiterbox
This software program streamlines the hiring process for tons of clients, including Lonely Planet and the U.S. government, according to its site.
As its new customer success specialist, you’ll onboard new companies, offer ongoing training and check in quarterly. To do so, you should already have some experience with success software such as Totango.
You can work remotely from anywhere in the U.S., though you’ll be working on Pacific time. Pay is “competitive market.”
Learn more about the position on its website.
Writer’s Note: I reached out to each of these companies to get more information about pay. When I hear back, you’ll find updates.
Your Turn: What’s your favorite part about working from home?
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.