. But “business” implies unpredictability, and many online jobs are part-time.
That’s great for some readers, but others may want a more predictable and consistent paycheck.
So I went hunting for legitimate, full-time work-from-home job opportunities — and some of them even offer benefits.
Can You Really Work From Home Full Time?
Many work-from-home jobs are available in the customer service realm.
Large corporations often contract smaller companies to provide phone and online customer service, and these smaller companies specifically hire home workers. Typically you’ll spend the day on the phone in front of your computer and will answer calls or respond to questions online.
For example, my friend worked as a home-based online support specialist for
(which only rarely hires at-home workers), and some of its clients were appliance makers and sellers.
My friend had many tasks, including helping customers order parts and find a service technician, both on the phone and online through a live chat service.
Think back to all the times you’ve called a company for help or typed questions into an online help box. The people you dealt with could have been working at home, which gives you some idea of the kind of work you might be doing.
How Much Could You Get Paid?
Although these positions generally don’t pay high wages, many
provide a regular paycheck and health insurance, among other benefits.
come with “a full benefit package with medical, dental and vision coverage.” The company offers a 401(k) plan, and reimburses employees for college tuition.
As a Convergys agent, you take customer calls and provide other services for large corporations. The company has clients in industries like automotive, communications and media, financial services and many more.
5 Companies That Often Offer Work-From-Home Customer Service Jobs
If you’re having trouble getting started on your work-from-home job search, these five companies often hire work-from-home employees.
Just keep an eye on them.
If you want a particular type of work, ask about what you’ll be doing before accepting the job.
throughout the United States and Canada. The company encourages you to “join the team of 6,000 agents across North America who accept inbound calls routed virtually to their homes.” Apply to work for the company
Apparently you have to be seen to be appreciated by your coworkers, so, if it’s possible, you might want to get out of the house and show up at the office once in a while. (Plus, you might start feeling a little lonely — and
lose a little too much sleep.
Steve Gillman is the author of “101 Weird Ways to Make Money” and creator of EveryWayToMakeMoney.com. He’s been a repo-man, walking stick carver, search engine evaluator, house flipper, tram driver, process server, mock juror, and roulette croupier, but of more than 100 ways he has made money, writing is his favorite (so far).
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