These 4 Companies Need People to Work From Home — and They’re Hiring Now

Work from home jobs
People pass a Capital One Bank, in New York on Jan. 21, 2015. AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File

There always seems to be a good excuse to stay home from work and cozy up inside.

The winters are cold and dreary, the summers are either riddled with thunderstorms or blisteringly hot, and spring and fall bring about a wave of allergens so ferocious no amount of antihistamines can touch it.

So enough with this “braving the elements” thing (even for that short walk from your door to your car and from your car to the office) — it’s time to consider a good work-from-home job.

4 Work-From-Home Jobs to Apply for Today

Luckily, today we’ve found four work-from-home jobs that will give you the freedom to work from your bed, your couch or your kitchen — never having to set foot outside when the roads are icy or the pollen count is astronomical.

1. Senior Customer Service Representative at Capital One

Editor’s note: The Tampa position is no longer available.

Capital One is currently looking to hire full-time work-from-home Senior Customer Service Representatives.

As a Customer Service Representative, you’ll be in charge of fielding inbound calls, answering questions, handling concerns with one-call resolution, and helping customers to make informed decisions regarding their credit card and other financial tools.

You should be proficient in Microsoft Office products, be able to troubleshoot basic technical issues, have excellent written and verbal communication skills and be familiar with call control techniques and digital servicing.

You should also have a quiet home office environment and a high-speed, wired internet connection.

You’ll need a high school diploma, GED equivalent or military experience, although a bachelor’s degree is preferred. You should also have a minimum of one year of experience in a customer service role.

You must be located within 100 miles of the “hub sites,” located in Richmond, Virginia, and Tampa, Florida. Training takes place over seven weeks and will primarily be done from the comfort of your home, with the exception of a few trips on-site.

No word on what these positions pay, but we’ve reached out to the company to learn more about compensation and benefits.

Here’s how to apply for the Richmond role and the Tampa role.

2. Customer Service Specialist at GC Services

GC Services is a business process outsourcing provider.

The company is currently looking for work-from-home Customer Service Specialists in Houston, Texas, and Kennesaw, Georgia, to provide chat-based assistance to customers.

You’ll be tasked with answering incoming chats and discovering and providing solutions to customer queries and issues.

You should be able to communicate clearly and effectively in both written and verbal English, handle confidential customer information, solve problems independently and quickly and maintain a positive, professional image to customers.

You should also be able to do basic computer troubleshooting — experience with Mac computers is preferred.

To qualify for this position, you should have a high school diploma or GED equivalent. A minimum of six months of customer service experience is preferred. You should also have a quiet workspace and a wired, high-speed internet connection.

We’ve reached out to the company to inquire about benefits and pay for these positions, and we’ll update this post when we find out more.

Learn about and apply for the Houston position and the Kennesaw position.

3. Customer Champion at Balsamiq

Balsamiq is a software mockup company that has employees and customers located around the world.

The company is currently looking for a full-time Customer Champion based in California to communicate with customers, problem solve and deliver solutions and ideas to the Balsamiq team about overall improvements that can be made.

You’ll communicate with customers using email, phones, Facebook and Twitter, and should be comfortable using these methods (plus a few more).

You should be empathetic and a people-person, and should have a firm grasp on technology and the ability to learn new software quickly.

The listing doesn’t specify pay or benefits for this position, but we’ve reached out to the company and will update this post when we find out more.

The company is only considering candidates in California for this position. You should be available to work 8 a.m. through 5 p.m., Pacific Standard Time.

Apply for this position here.

4. Therapy Support Specialist at Nevro

Nevro is a medical device company that specializes in the treatment of chronic pain.

The company is currently looking for a remote Therapy Support Specialist to communicate with patients and offer support for issues relating to company product inquiries and device troubleshooting.

You’ll also relay complaints and queries to appropriate personnel within the company, and will document and follow up with patient cases to ensure all issues are resolved in a satisfactory and timely manner.

You’ll need a bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience. You should have a demonstrated ability to develop and influence relationships with customers, have strong written and verbal communication skills and should be proficient with Microsoft Office tools.

Prior experience in a consultative role, customer service or patient interaction is a plus.

Pay and benefits for this position are not listed, but we’ve reached out to the company and will update this post when we find out more.

Apply for this position here.

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And if you’re looking for even more ways to make money from home, here’s a list of 32 legitimate ways to make a little extra this week.

Grace Schweizer is a junior writer at The Penny Hoarder.