I have had a lot of interest throughout the years from moms who want to work from home and who want to know how I have done it for the last four years. While I specialize in freelance writing, there are a host of other types of legitimate work at home jobs that just about anyone else can do, with little to no training or educational background.
That being said, I thought I would start a weekly post called “Work at Home Wednesday,” where I would showcase a few companies where moms or women who wish to work at home could start their search. Please keep in mind that the companies I list are in fact legit (or I would not post them) and will never ask you for any money in order to work with them. A few may require you to pay for your background check, but you can always turn them down and move on if you like.
As always, let me know if you have any questions or comments. Now, without further ado, I bring you this week’s company listings.
Everyone knows this company, but very few are aware that they actually hire call center employees that work from home. Your calls are routed through their system and you are not charged long distance fees. A background in customer service and phone work is helpful, but I encourage you to apply even if you have no experience. Sometimes the work is seasonal so if they aren’t hiring now, check back again later!
Baby To Bee
This is an opportunity that I personally have experience with, as I worked with them for a short time. I am not cut out to do phone work so I had to move on though. The pay is $10 an hour and there is no cold calling. You do have to read callers a long list of offers, but if you don’t mind that, then the pay is guaranteed and good. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to apply.
Another customer service call center type position, this one is done only Monday-Friday, great for those who have kids in school and want weekends off. You have to work a minimum of 20 hours a week and the application process can be a bit tedious, but if you can get on with them it would be a good job to have.
Grindstone is a company that I have heard is easier to get on with when first starting out, especially if you have a background in sales and cold calling. All the work here is cold calling, so it isn’t everyone’s walk in the park, but it is a legit work at home job.
This is a company that I have heard a lot of great things about and I personally know several ladies who have worked for them. However, they are one of the ones that require you to cover the cost of a background and credit check, which is paid directly to the company that does it (To help put your mind at ease.) They need this because you will be taking orders when people call in and will be working with people’s credit card information. You have to decide whether it is worth it for you in the end, but inbound customer service is hard to come by in the work at home field, as it is mostly outbound calling.