Are You a Sustainable Foodie? This Work-From-Home Job Pays Up to $30/Hour
Editor’s note 8/12/16: The Customer Support Team member position isn't open anymore, but make sure to check out the other awesome work-from-home opportunities listed on our site!
Before you put that piece of steak in your mouth, do you pause to ponder where it comes from?
Even better: Do you read food labels like they’re the hottest gossip column around?
Nope -- it’s not Food Network. It’s Food Revolution Network, a website committed to educating the public about healthy, sustainable and humane food sources.
Work From Home for the Food Revolution Network
Unfortunately, you won’t be taste-testing veggies or hunting down the best sustainable farms around.
As a customer support team member, you’ll communicate with customers, subscribers and members of the community to represent the ideals of the website. You’ll happily assist customers who have technical issues or questions.
You’ll also troubleshoot any technical issues and process sales, returns and purchases, using tools like HelpScout, SnapEngage, WordPress and Google Apps.
And you’ll do all of these things from the comfort of your home. Cow-jumping-over-the-moon flannel pajamas and scrambled pasture-raised eggs aren’t required, but we’d like to think they are.
Who Food Network Revolution Wants to Hire
A good personality is a plus, too. A sense of humor is required, especially during tense and challenging times. And no, that doesn’t mean nervous fits of giggles.
You’ll be required to work 30-40 hours a week during “critical periods.” The job is described as “seasonal,” and the website is looking to have people with flexible schedules on hand when the Food Revolution Network gets busy.
As with any job, you should be willing to learn on the fly and adjust accordingly.
Oh, are you waiting for the pay? You’ll earn $15-$30 an hour depending on experience. Not too shabby, right?
And here’s a fun fact I couldn’t resist: John Robbins, one of the founders of the website, was in line to inherit the Baskin Robbins empire, founded by his father. (There was an ice-cream-shaped pool in his backyard as a kid.)
Instead of taking over the family business, he diverged and started writing about healthy foods and healthy living. Weird, right?
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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.