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13 Chat Agent Jobs You Can Do From Home

Are you looking for a remote chat agent job where you don’t have to talk on the phone? Keep reading; This post has you covered.

When I was in college, I worked for a telemarketing company. Although the gig itself was flexible and paid well, it exhausted me. Often, people don’t want to talk on the phone (which I get), so I have to deal with their anger, irritation, and lots of curse words and hang-ups.

Over time, I dreaded going to work. After college, I worked for Medicaid doing pre-authorizations for nursing visits and home medical equipment. Again, I was on the phone for a long time dealing with disgruntled providers — no fun!

While many work-at-home jobs are phone-based, the Internet has opened up a new breed of customer service that doesn’t require being on the phone. In fact, live customer service chat is becoming more and more popular every day. Some of these chat agent jobs require background knowledge in a specific area, and many of them require you to type a certain number of words per minute, so make sure you read all the fine print before applying.

What are the requirements to become a chat agent?

To become an online chat agent, most companies require applicants to have a high school diploma or GED, excellent written communication skills, and fast and accurate typing speed. Many companies require at least one year of customer service experience; However, there are some companies that will hire freshers without any experience. You’ll also need a computer or laptop, a hard-wired, reliable Internet connection, and a quiet workspace free of distractions.

13 Chat Agent Jobs You Can Do From Home

Remote chat agent jobs are in high demand. There are usually more applicants than open positions. If you are ready to become a chat agent, you should check with these companies frequently to see if any new openings arise. If they offer email job alerts, I recommend signing up for them so you don’t miss any new openings.

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