As I mentioned in my first post in this series, there are actual work at home jobs available, despite all the scams and cons that are out there. In the first post, I went over the jobs that we talk about most often – blogging, transcription, medical transcription, and telemarketing.
In this post I want to go over some of the jobs that you may not know you can do from home. First, and possibly most obvious, is customer service and sales verifications. These are both jobs that one can easily do from home as long as you have telephone service, high speed internet, and a quiet place to work.
For most customer service positions, you’ll need to be able to work 20 hours a week minimum, but there is the potential to work 40 hours or more if that is something that you’re interested in. Most companies will want you to establish a steady schedule that you can work, but you have flexibility in establishing that initial schedule. Companies to check out for customer service jobs include AlpineAccess.com and LiveOps.com.
For sales verifications, much of the same criteria applies. Depending on what company you are hired to work with, you may need to complete a training program, but that information will be available to you before you ever apply for a position. A good place to start looking for sales verification jobs is VoiceLog.com.
If you have a background working with computers and technology, you might be interested in working from home providing tech support over the phone and online to customers across the nation. You can set your own hours and work either as a company employee or as an independent contractor depending on the company you choose to work with. Some of the companies to look into are: GeeksOnTime.com, PlumChoice.com, or SupportFreaks.com.
Finally, one of the more obvious choices for working from home, direct sales. You can actually work with a myriad of well known, established companies selling their products over the phone and online. If you can figure out what types of products you would like to work with, then there’s a company out there for you. If you like wine, look at TheTravelingVineyard.com. More into kids than wine? Check out DiscoveryToysInc.com.
If NONE of these jobs sound like the right one for you, then check back to the OpportunityChecker.com blog in a couple days – we’ll have even more work from home options!