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Now is the time of the year when some companies take on extra staffing to handle the expected holiday shopping crunch. (Like Amazon, for example.) If you’re a big Disney fan—and we know you are—here’s a part-time work-from-home position right up your alley for the holidays and beyond.
Let’s get a few points out of the way first, though:
- You’ll be a Cast Member/Guest Services Rep.
- For this part-time, non-exempt, work-from-home gig, you must live in either Florida, South Carolina, Texas, Kentucky, Nevada, Illinois or Mississippi.
- You must have a high school diploma or equivalent, and a reliable high-speed net connection. (And a reliable computer, natch.)
There are a few other details, but if you’re at least in one of those states, it’s worth your time to read on as we’ve listed other work-from-home opportunities below! (You may also want to send this to any friends or family you may have in one of these seven states!)
The position requires a flexible schedule that may require you to take call-in shifts during evening, holiday and weekend hours. Per the job description, duties include:
- Answering inbound calls and email-assisting guests, providing impeccable guest service.
- Contacting guests via outbound calls as instructed by supervisory staff.
- Identifying and resolving issues that impact our guests’ experiences.
- Channeling escalated issues to appropriate supervisors/managers.
As The Penny Hoarder states, maybe you can even break out your Donald Duck voice in this role.
If you have previous retail or customer service experience and live in one of the seven states, this job may truly be for you. Under the “preferred qualifications” section, The Mouse House states “Previous experience in contact center or retail or service industry,” as well. So while you don’t have to have that, they’d like it a lot.
If you’re looking for other work from home employment opportunities (and don’t live in one of the states above), Amazon has a bunch of them in over 20 states. Click HERE to check out the details.
Here’s some fun facts about Disney:
Looking for other work-from-home opportunities? There are several other positions currently available, including the following:
1. Marvelous Mouse Travels
This two-year old company includes 100 part-time travel agents working from home from around the country, and they are looking to hire more. As the name suggests, they specialize in booking Disney trips, but also do Universal Studios and Sandal resorts.
The Penny Hoarder features a positive review from one MMT agent, Nicole Scott.
“I loved planning trips to Disney for myself and friends, so I figured what could be better than getting paid for it? I love to travel, so planning trips for others is a bunch of fun for me,” she says. Scott says works just five hours a week and makes approximately $1,000 a month, which works out to about $50 an hour.
Of course, a reliable computer and net connection is required. Kari Bonnes, the owner of MMT, says some agents make $35,000-40,000 a year, working just part-time.
“I offer generous commissions to my agents plus referral bonuses,” Bonnes told The Penny Hoarder.
You need to be a big Disney destination fan and have a pretty thorough knowledge of their layouts, too. Sound good? Click here to apply.
In order to be eligible for this Customer Care position, you have to live in Arizona, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee or Texas. Plus, for the first six months, the position is not remote—you’ll work at a call center anywhere from 20 to 28 hours a week. Hours will increase to 40 from January to March, with overtime a possibility.
In this customer service role, you’ll take calls about everything from drug refills to insurance coverage. You need a high school diploma and at least six months of experience as a customer service rep. Experience being a “caregiver” and previous call center experience are both preferred but not required. As The Penny Hoarder says “pay is competitive with a potential quarterly bonus. After six months of employment and ‘measurable success,’ you can work from home.” So there you go.
This company has been in business for over a decade, and offers training for those interested in building a digital publishing business. And now, the company needs a Customer Happiness Specialist!
This customer service position can be done remotely from anywhere in the U.S. You’ll get a new MacBook Pro or PC, and your high speed internet access costs are reimbursed. According to Lurn’s site, other highlights include “highly competitive salaries and bonuses depending on performance. The more you contribute, the more you make. No joke—some team members make double their salaries in bonuses!” Apply here.
It’s important to note upfront that Amazon requires that you MUST live in one of the following states in order to be eligible for these work from home positions: Arizona, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin or Virginia. Learn more here.