Bad hair day?
Bad week at work?
We found a solution. Drybar, a blowout and blow-dry salon chain, needs an estimated 30 part-time, work-from-home virtual receptionists in 44 states, and NexRep (a home agent contact center) is helping fill them.
Side note: I can’t find a true definition of a blowout — nor have I ever had one — but it’s just a blow-drying technique to smooth out your unruly hair. Think of any celebrity with amazing hair; they’ve probably had one.
What Does a Virtual Receptionist for Drybar Do?
Your job is to answer incoming calls from customers who need to set up appointments — or soothe those with complaints.
You’ll need to be energetic, articulate and comfortable operating a computer. You should know a little something about Drybar’s services and products — and be able to define a blowout better than I can.
What Does It Take to Become a Virtual Receptionist for Drybar?
If you live in Arkansas, California, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island or Washington, sorry: Drybar isn’t hiring in those states, but here’s where you can find other work-from-home jobs.
The next most important requirement is your availability: This job requires you to operate on Friday to Sunday. You set your hours. As long as you work 15 hours between Friday, Saturday and/or Sunday, you’re good as gold.
The call center is open Fridays and Saturdays, 7 a.m. to midnight, and Sundays from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., so the hours are really flexible. You could easily knock your 15 hours out on Friday and Saturday and relax on Sunday.
Training is required — and unpaid. It lasts five hours per day for five days, and it’s all online.
The Perks of Working For Drybar — From Home
Well, the biggest perk has to be that you get to work from home. No blowout needed to go into work.
As noted above, you set your own weekend hours, so if you have a full-time gig, that’s fine. Or maybe you’re juggling the kids during the week. This is a great way to squeak out some extra income on the weekend.
Pay isn’t bad either. Agents earn 25 cents per minute of talk time, which equates to $15/hour if you talk for a full hour. Chances are, this won’t always be the case.
However, NexRep president John Stewart estimates that, on average, agents bank about $12.75/hour once they get into the swing of things.
Interested? Apply to work for Drybar through NexRep. The application asks you to fill out a short questionnaire. Once you submit it, you should receive an email response within 10 days.
Not into talking about hair on the weekends? We have more work-from-home job opportunities on our Facebook jobs page.
Your Turn: Are you looking for a weekend work-from-home job?
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.