$ Ka- Ching! Get paid to do cus­tomer ser­vice— from home!

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One of the fastest-grow­ing fields, cus­tomer ser­vice job open­ings are ex­pected to ex­pand al­most 13% through 2022! Even bet­ter: Many com­pa­nies are look­ing to hire folks to work from home on a flex­i­ble sched­ule! Here’s how you can get your piece of the pie: ✔ FIND YOUR DREAM JOB!

As an at-home rep, you’ll pro­vide cus­tomer ser­vice for all sorts of com­pa­nies—and get paid up to $25 an hour! “The best way to find good work-from-home jobs is by net­work­ing on­line with peo­ple in the busi­ness,” says Ciara Mccoy, who has been do­ing cus­tomer ser­vice jobs at home for more than five years. “I join ‘work from home’ groups on Face­book and com­ment on the group chats. It’s a great way to find out if a place is good to work for and what they may be look­ing for. Many of the groups are pri­vate— you have to re­quest to join—so peo­ple feel safe shar­ing can­did opin­ions there.” Want pro help find­ing a trust­wor­thy gig? Mccoy rec­om­mends staffing agen­cies that spe­cial­ize in work-from-home jobs, like or Teleper­for­mance (Teleper­for­mance.com) or Kelly Ser­vices (Kell­y­ser­vices.com).

✔ GET YOUR­SELF HIRED!

“Gen­er­ally, em­ploy­ers are look­ing for some­one with ba­sic In­ter­net and word-pro­cess­ing skills, a ded­i­cated land­line and high-speed In­ter­net,” says Bethany Moora­dian, au­thor of I Got Scammed So You Don’t Have To! and owner of Queenoftheran­domjob.com. Also smart? Work­ing re­tail—even a job as a cashier in col­lege— counts as cus­tomer ser­vice ex­pe­ri­ence, so be sure to high­light that in your ré­sumé!

✔ BE SURE IT’S LE­GIT!

“Al­ways avoid any jobs that re­quire money in or­der to get hired, and ver­ify that train­ing is paid be­fore ac­cept­ing a po­si­tion,” Mccoy says. “Also, while it’s very com­mon that you may have to take some kind of exam af­ter ap­ply­ing (to check your typ­ing skills or the like), you should never have to pay for it.”

✔ THINK BE­YOND THE PHONE!

“Cus­tomer ser­vice takes so many shapes now,” says Melissa Smith, founder of The PVA, a vir­tual as­sis­tant staffer com­pany, and au­thor of Hire the Right Vir­tual As­sis­tant. “It could be an on­line com­mu­nity man­ager, a ticket pro­ces­sor, a per­son who takes ful­fill­ment cen­ter re­quests, be­ing in charge of ship­ping for e-com­merce. Many of these just in­volve us­ing a com­puter, not an­swer­ing phones. To fig­ure out the right job for you, think of all the ways you ask for help and then ask your­self which you would en­joy the best.”

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