Hello Fellow Virtual Agents

United States
February 27, 2013 12:23pm CST
Hope everyone is having a pleasant day. Right now I work from home for a company called West. My position is customer service related. I really enjoy working from home but hours have slowed down tremendously. I am interested in finding another work at home job similar to what I currently have processing phone calls. I welcome your opinions and feel free to share your experience and advice. If you work in a similar field which companies would you recommend. It is overwhelming trying to decide which company to apply with.
5 responses
@jenny1015 (13390)
• Philippines
28 Feb 13
I have had several online jobs via odesk. You might want to try creating an account on that site and check out all the jobs that corresponds to your skills. Just make sure you deal with verified employers.
@jenny1015 (13390)
• Philippines
28 Feb 13
Once you apply, the employer will send you a message for a scheduled interview. The interview is usually via Skype. So make sure that you always check your odesk account to be notified right away. After the interview, the employer will either tell you right away if you are hired or if you need to wait for a day or two. Then work starts using odesk so that your working hours would be monitored.
• United States
2 Mar 13
Are the jobs generally full or part-time and how long do they generally last?
@jenny1015 (13390)
• Philippines
2 Mar 13
There are part-time jobs and full-time jobs, depending on the needs of the employers. The shortest period I had was good for a week. And then there was also one job I had for 2 months.
• Indonesia
2 Mar 13
Wow, it’s great that you able to find some job which you can do from home. I’d love to be able to find a jobe which not required me to be trapped in traffic jam. Well the other job which can be done from home which I can think of is something like freelance, like making design or websites? Or if you have skill in translating, you may can take a freelance translating jobs.
• United States
2 Mar 13
What a relief it has been not having to deal with traffic as much. Sometime my field auditor position may require me to drive towards a location. Thats okay because I pick up assignments that are usually within 20 miles and usually take less than an hour to complete. As for translating my second language is Arabic, I never thought myself to be fluent enough. Do you have to be advanced? Is there much work for English translators I am fluent there.
@violann (437)
• United States
4 Mar 13
VIP desk is another company where you can do customer service jobs. I worked with them briefly from home taking inbound calls. It's similar to West I believe. Customers call in to place orders. They also offer paid training.
• United States
4 Mar 13
Thank you for the lead!
@p3ks626 (6550)
• Philippines
3 Mar 13
I also like working at home. I am an online English teacher and I teach Koreans. I like working at home because I get to take care of my baby. If you want to teach online, I think it will be very good for you since you a lot of people are looking for teachers to are native English speakers.
• United States
3 Mar 13
Where do I start and is a degree needed what type of credentials is needed. Gosh English is my first language this sounds great!
• Philippines
27 Feb 13
So your working as an employee, good keep it up, It matter less on what company your working with, the most important is you. You knew yourself, your assignment and what you are doing. Being an employee just do your best serve the customer well to the best for if the Company grow then you will grow with the Company. Customer is the life blood of the Company and the employee is the structure being the structure you must be strong for other parts to lean on.