Sit on Couch, Get Paid: These 3 Companies are Filling Work-From-Home Jobs
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For a lot of people, working from home signifies a steadier work-life balance.
Which can be true — if you find the right job (and know how to stay sane).
NexRep, a home agent contract center, offers a number of flexible work-from-home opportunities. Yup. Like the set-your-own-hours type of gigs.
Right now, the company is recruiting independent contractors for three different companies.
However, do note the state restrictions. You can live anywhere in the U.S. — except Arkansas, California, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island and Washington. (Here are some reasons why.)
Before you waste too much time, go ahead and fill out this short form to see if you qualify for any of these work-from-home jobs. From there, you can peruse the job listings.
Now, here’s what’s up for grabs.
1. Grubhub is Ordering Weekend Work-From-Home Reps
If know you a thing or two about how to not leave your couch, you’ve likely heard of Grubhub.
Download the app, and it’ll find food for you and deliver it to your door. It partners with more than 50,000 restaurants across the U.S. and London.
Right now, the company needs weekend warriors to deliver food.
As an independent contractor, you’ll take orders from hungry customers, enter data and document issues.
You’ll need to work at least 20 hours a week sometime between Friday and Tuesday, 12 p.m. to 12 a.m. EST. (You pick!) There’s no cap on the amount of hours you log, though you won’t be paid overtime.
Pay starts at $10 to $11 an hour.
However, you will need to pay for a $25 background check and complete a 30-hour certification before you earn your first paycheck.
Interested in setting up shop on your couch and making extra money on the weekends? Check to see if you could qualify here.
2. Vroom Needs Customer Care Agents
But the company’s customer care agents don’t need to be car experts to snag a job.
Vroom simply needs people who can answer customer questions and offer warranty and delivery details.
Shifts will be part time — though you must work at least 25 hours a week — and range between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m., seven days a week.
3. Priceline is Seeking Customer Support Agents
NexRep is looking for about 75 to 80 customer support agents to help out Priceline, one of the country’s largest travel sites.
You’ll answer incoming calls from customers and assist these folks with questions about lodging and transportation.
The job isn’t necessarily a walk in the park. Think: Multitasking between several applications, researching solutions, speaking with customers, adjusting agendas…
However, don’t fret. You’ll have an opportunity to learn the ropes during the certification process.
The gig is open seven days a week from 1 p.m. to 1 a.m. EST, and NexRep asks that you work at least 10 weekend hours (five hours on both Saturday and Sunday).
In total, you’ll need to work 25 hours a week. But it’s all on your schedule.
And you’re welcome to work more, as long as you schedule hours within Priceline’s hours of operation (1 p.m. to 1 a.m., seven days a week).
Pay starts at $10 an hour.
If you’re interested in working for Priceline, go ahead and check out all the required qualifications, and fill out the job application here.
All these applications are rolling, so these work-from-home jobs remain open as long as NexRep needs more agents.
Carson Kohler (@CarsonKohler) is a junior writer at The Penny Hoarder. She loves working from home, except her cat’s favorite hobby is to sit on her keyboard in front of the computer screen.
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