Nab One of These Work-From-Home Jobs and You’ll Never Have to Commute Again
Working from home is the dream: no commute, no mystery leftover lunch and you can spend 9-5 in your underwear (we won’t judge).
So today we found five work-from-home jobs that will give you the freedom you crave to take a nap during your lunch break.
1. Merchant Success Guru at EasyStore
EasyStore helps users create and manage their own online selling platform.
In this work-from-home position, you’ll serve as the point of contact for the merchants selling through EasyStore. You’ll answer questions via phone, email or chat to help solve user issues.
Your duties will include facilitating the growth of a loyal customer base, identifying growth opportunities for merchants’ businesses and some miscellaneous administrative duties in the marketing and sales department.
The company stresses that if your background is close enough to the job description, you’re probably a good fit -- as long as you’re resourceful, creative and a problem-solver.
Basically, you’ll do the extra leg-work that some customers are just too lazy busy to do. EasyStore even admits that “Google is your best friend.”
If you’re interested in becoming a guru, you can apply here.
2. Customer Support Agent at Scribd
With more than 80 million active readers, Scribd is a digital media platform offering access to “the world’s largest collection of e-books, articles, sheet music and other written works.”
The company is looking to hire an “enthusiastic, knowledgeable, tech-minded” remote customer advocate. You should be a problem-solver and have strong written and verbal communication skills as you’ll be chatting with customers all day. And, as anyone who has ever worked in customer service will tell you, you should be a patient soul.
The full-time position might include weekend or evening hours as the company works to extend their hours of support to keep up with their quickly-growing user base, but the hours are flexible.
You should have a high school diploma or the equivalent and some prior work experience in a customer support role.
The benefits are sweet: Along with the already pretty generous medical, dental, vision and 401K, Scribd will pay for you to take a course on the side to broaden your interests or further your education.
You can apply here to join the Scribd team!
3. Brand Agent at Skybridge Americas
Skybridge Americas does something I tried to break down into simpler terms but couldn’t. The company “supports client investments in their brands by proactively managing customer touch points to ensure a consistent, positive experience.”
As a customer service brand agent, you’ll answer calls and emails, respond to customer questions and complaints, and handle and document program inquiries.
A minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent is required, and there are some pretty specific technical and home office requirements -- but if you’ve worked from home before you probably already have some of the equipment.
Pay is $10 an hour plus commission, with an increase after 6 months, and training is virtual and fully paid.
After the initial training, you’ll work 20-28 hours per week, including every other Saturday and Sunday.
You can apply here to become Skybridge Americas’ next customer service brand agent.
4. Customer Care Specialist at HostPapa
HostPapa is a web hosting platform for small- to medium-sized businesses.
As a remote customer care specialist, you’ll communicate with customers via chat, email and phone, field questions and offer solutions. You’ll also be responsible for installing, maintaining and troubleshooting content management systems.
You should have web-hosting experience and be pretty tech-savvy, and, above all, should simply enjoy helping people.
Perks of working for HostPapa include flexible scheduling, paid education and flexible vacation time.
If you’re a tech-savvy, problem-solving people-person, you can apply here.
5. Travel Planner at Remote Year
Remote Year sounds like a pretty neat platform: The company coordinates year-long work-travel experiences for people with an insatiable need for adventure (and income).
In this position you’ll work remotely -- so it’s okay if “from your couch” is more your speed.
As a travel planner, you’ll work with a team to plan and execute optimal travel routes -- by land, air or sea. You’ll search, plan, calculate and book optimal travel routes, assist in pre-travel arrangements and manage travel change requests.
A background in the travel industry, hospitality, customer service or material travel experience is required. You should be organized, an effective communicator, confident dealing with numerical data and have a firm grasp on Excel. Bonus points if you’re proficient with written Spanish!
If this sounds like a company you’d love to be a part of, you can apply here.
Your Turn: Are you looking to make the switch to a work-from-home job?
Grace Schweizer is a junior writer at The Penny Hoarder.