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5 At-home Jobs for Retirees


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Customer Service Representative
A headset could make at-home customer service even more convenient.
A headset could make at-home customer service even more convenient.
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You may be surprised to learn that several legitimate organizations offer customer service jobs that you can do from a home office. If you have the required equipment, you can make a salary and even benefits answering customer calls and chats through your computer.

The equipment requirements vary depending on the company, but most require at least a PC computer (usually Mac's aren't compatible) and a reliable Internet connection with appropriate uploading and downloading speeds. Obviously, such a job will also require you to have a certain level of computer literacy. Many also necessitate a dedicated telephone landline. Some stipulate that your home office be well-lit and free of distractions and noises. Aside from this equipment, you may also need previous customer service experience to be hired.

Some companies hire their own at-home customer representatives, while others use a staffing company, such as Alpine Access and WorkingSolutions.


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