Whether you already work from home, or are just looking for a way to make more money for the holidays, a seasonal customer service job may be the perfect job for you.
The holidays are rushing toward us. This means great food, family gatherings, and gift giving. For some, it also means inevitable traveling.
It’s the time of year when retailers, hotels, and transportation companies get hit with huge spikes in demand. And this becomes a seasonal work from home opportunity for you to earn extra money.
Below are some of the most familiar brands seeking seasonal work from home agents to help them get through their holiday peak seasons.
When it comes to the holidays, perhaps no one is more all-hands-on-deck than Amazon. From postal workers delivering their packages on Sundays, to agents helping customers twenty-four hours a day. When you work from home for Amazon as a contact center agent, you receive paid training, seasonal bonuses, and the option to work full- or part-time. Pay: $10.00 an hour.
For shoppers wanting to get a big bang for their money, some deals don’t get any sweeter than on Groupon. If you live in Augusta, Georgia, they want to talk to you! Their Customer Service team hires full-time seasonal work from home representatives to join their team during the peak period, which is usually November through January. Pay: $11.00 an hour.
Not everyone likes knockoffs, so to find the best from Pottery Barn and West Elm, shoppers go to Williams-Sonoma. Training is onsite, but once hired, remote agents get generous discounts on merchandise, have growth opportunities, and receive bonuses. Pay: $11.50 an hour.
From the economical to the extreme posh, travelers love to stay with the Hilton family. You can assist the weary by helping them find accommodations to suit their needs. “Base pay for this position is $9.00 per hour. Once mandatory training is completed, Specialists are eligible to participate in Hilton’s iEarn incentive program. Base Pay + Performance Incentives for top performers have the potential average of $11.00 to $14.00 per hour.”
The primo of all charge cards needs people who can deliver exceptional customer service. Virtual customer care agents receive “all the employee vacation/medical benefits that American Express offers with added benefits working from home.” What’s more, there’s lots of room to grow with American Express–and continue working from home. Opportunities are worldwide, too!
Enterprise Car Rental
To travel on ground, there’s no better way than renting a car. Enterprise Holdings operates the largest fleet of vehicles in the world through a global network of more than 8,100 airport and neighborhood locations under the Enterprise Rent-A-Car, National Car Rental, and Alamo Rent A Car brands. Enterprise needs reservation specialists, escalation support agents (for those cranky travelers), and people to help answer questions in general. Pay: starts around $12.50 an hour, with opportunities to earn commission pay based on performance.
Whether you enjoy travel, retail, or hospitality the holidays are a great opportunity for you to earn extra money while helping companies and consumers get through this busy season. It is also the perfect time to test the waters with one of these companies without an obligation to stay.
[See also: What To Expect as a Virtual Call Center Agent ]
Your turn: Have you ever worked as a seasonal customer service agent? Which of these companies would you consider applying to?