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Customer service work from home provides an excellent opportunity to work at home online and enjoy all the advantages of a home based business.

Customer service jobs from home are a growing work-from-home opportunity as more and more companies find it economical to outsource their customer service work to virtual agents. Not only is it an economical option for the company but you can work from the comfort of your own home without spending money on commuting, work clothes and childcare.

Find out about getting started as a work at home customer service agent.

  • What skills do I need? You need a good, pleasant speaking voice, a calm temperament, excellent communication skills and a strong customer service orientation. Not all companies ask for customer service experience but will assess your suitability during the hiring process. In addition to the hiring process you will almost always have to go through some sort of training. Many companies provide self-paced training via the internet. The majority of companies will conduct a background check on you for which you may be asked to pay. Find out more about specific application requirements for customer service jobs at home at At Home Customer Service Jobs
  • What equipment do I need? There is some standard equipment that you need. Most customer service jobs from home require you to have a computer with high speed internet access (dial-up is almost always not accepted) and current software such as MS Office, a headset and a land line (most companies will not accept a cell phone). Companies will list in detail the equipment requirements that the work from home agent should comply with. You will also need to have a quiet place to work from. This is very important and needs to be carefully considered when you decide on becoming a work at home agent. You need an area that is free from noise and distractions and where kids and pets will not disturb you. Some people with small children get around this issue by choosing to work their scheduled hours at night when the house is quiet.
  • How do I find legitimate customer service jobs at home? There are a number of reputable companies that offer customer service work from home opportunities. These are listed and discussed at Customer Service Jobs at Home. You can find out about each company and their requirements before deciding which ones to apply to. Each company has different needs based on clients, location, hours and schedules, skills and knowledge so check which ones are the best match for you. Ideally you want to pick customer service work that is suited to your knowledge and interests. It is a good idea to have a good quality resume available in case you need to submit it with your application.
  • What sort of customer work is involved in these jobs? The exact nature of the work will depend on the kind of company you are working for. Some simply require you to answer inbound calls and answer questions. Other jobs involve solving problems and deaing with complaints, taking and logging orders, making reservations and bookings, processing transactions, taking credit card payments, conducting customer surveys. Some customer service jobs at home require you to make outbound calls to find new customers. This work involves good selling skills.
  • What can I earn doing customer service work from home? This varies depending on the type of work you are doing, your experience and knowledge, the volume of calls you deal with and who you are working for. Generally customer service agents working from home can make an average of $9 to $18 an hour. Companies usually require you to work a minimum of 15 - 20 hours a week but the actual number of hours you work will depend on you and how many hours you can commit to a week.

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Why Work from Home Online?

  • A growing demand for work-at-home customer service agents
  • A wide variety of home based customer service jobs available
  • Relatively low start-up costs involved
  • This type of work provides flexibility - you choose your own schedule
  • Work from the comfort of your own home and save commuting costs and time

At home customer service jobs can be a rewarding home based business idea

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