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Work From Home: 6 Companies Hiring For Jobs You Can Do From Home

Make extra cash from the comfort of your own home.

Early this week, we mentioned how you could work from home for The Disney Store. Today, we’ve got five more companies that are hiring work-from-home employees. As with any position, there are some specific requirements. Check these out, and maybe one of them is the right fit for you or a friend!

More additional jobs, check out Rat Race Rebellion.  They keep a great updated list of work from home jobs. And don’t forget Amazon and these other companies that are hiring for the holidays.

1. AppleCare College Program

Yes, that Apple. The computer giant has a position called “Apple At Home Advisor.” Troubleshooting, tech support, holding a caller’s hand while they stress about their Mac. From the looks of the list of currently available positions, it seems Apple is currently only hiring college students to run point on AppleCare issues at their universities. Check out the list of open positions at universities ranging from Michigan State to Florida A&M.

2. CVS

In order to be eligible for this Customer Care position, you have to live in Arizona, Hawaii, Rhode Island or Tennessee. 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.

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3. Liftopia

If you’re a fan of skiing and snow, then this job may be perfect for you.  Liftopia is the number one seller of lift tickets online and the largest technology provider to the ski industry.

“As a Seasonal Customer Support Representative, you will help individuals from all over the world get on the slopes by assisting them in making purchases and responding to issues with existing orders via phone, email, and chat.  This position is a great gateway to the ski and tech industries.”

Competitive rates of $15 / hour.

More details here.

4. Lurn

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.

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5. 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.

6. Sykes

“In this position you will use your empathy, patience and resilient nature to resolve issues.  You will be providing support to customers of a nationally known online retailer.  You will be doing order support, product selection guidance and troubleshooting, all while maintaining a strong brand presence with all customers.  Your goal will be to satisfactorily resolve the customer’s need at the end of each interaction.”

The have jobs across the country and pay $9-10 / hour. If you are bilingual (English/Spanish) they have opportunities for you too.

Click here for more information.

Looking for more work-from-home opportunities?

Indeed.com is another good source for listings, and you might look at Rat Race Rebellion and Work At Home Moms, too. Good luck with your work-from-home search!

(And you know the best part about these jobs? You can hire your own assistant if you like—and you won’t have to pay them anything—maybe just a bowl of Cheerios or a juice box!)

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