The Disney Store Is Looking For Work-From-Home Reps In 7 States

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Now is the time of the year when some companies take on extra staffing to handle the expected holiday shopping crunch. (Like Amazon, for example.) If you’re a big Disney fan—and we know you are—here’s a part-time work-from-home position right up your alley for the holidays and beyond.

Let’s get a few points out of the way first, though:

  • You’ll be a Cast Member/Guest Services Rep.
  • For this part-time, non-exempt, work-from-home gig, you must live in either Florida, South Carolina, Texas, Kentucky, Nevada, Illinois or Mississippi.
  • You must have a high school diploma or equivalent, and a reliable high-speed net connection. (And a reliable computer, natch.)

There are a few other details, but if you’re at least in one of those states, it’s worth your time to read on as we’ve listed other work-from-home opportunities below! (You may also want to send this to any friends or family you may have in one of these seven states!)

The position requires a flexible schedule that may require you to take call-in shifts during evening, holiday and weekend hours. Per the job description, duties include:

  • Answering inbound calls and email-assisting guests, providing impeccable guest service.
  • Contacting guests via outbound calls as instructed by supervisory staff.
  • Identifying and resolving issues that impact our guests’ experiences.
  • Channeling escalated issues to appropriate supervisors/managers.

As The Penny Hoarder states, maybe you can even break out your Donald Duck voice in this role.

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If you have previous retail or customer service experience and live in one of the seven states, this job may truly be for you. Under the “preferred qualifications” section, The Mouse House states “Previous experience in contact center or retail or service industry,” as well. So while you don’t have to have that, they’d like it a lot.

Apply here! (You’ll need to make a Disney account if you don’t have one.) If you’re looking for other Disney positions with a similar WFH scenario, check here.

If you’re looking for other work from home employment opportunities (and don’t live in one of the states above), Amazon has a bunch of them in over 20 states. Click HERE to check out the details.

Here’s some fun facts about Disney:

Looking for other work-from-home opportunities? There are several other positions currently available, including the following:

1. Marvelous Mouse Travels

This two-year old company includes 100 part-time travel agents working from home from around the country, and they are looking to hire more. As the name suggests, they specialize in booking Disney trips, but also do Universal Studios and Sandal resorts.

The Penny Hoarder features a positive review from one MMT agent, Nicole Scott.

“I loved planning trips to Disney for myself and friends, so I figured what could be better than getting paid for it? I love to travel, so planning trips for others is a bunch of fun for me,” she says. Scott says works just five hours a week and makes approximately $1,000 a month, which works out to about $50 an hour.

Of course, a reliable computer and net connection is required. Kari Bonnes, the owner of MMT, says some agents make $35,000-40,000 a year, working just part-time.

“I offer generous commissions to my agents plus referral bonuses,” Bonnes told The Penny Hoarder.

You need to be a big Disney destination fan and have a pretty thorough knowledge of their layouts, too. Sound good? Click here to apply.

2. CVS

In order to be eligible for this Customer Care position, you have to live in Arizona, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee or Texas. Plus, for the first six months, the position is not remote—you’ll work at a call center anywhere from 20 to 28 hours a week. Hours will increase to 40 from January to March, with overtime a possibility.

In this customer service role, you’ll take calls about everything from drug refills to insurance coverage. You need a high school diploma and at least six months of experience as a customer service rep. Experience being a “caregiver” and previous call center experience are both preferred but not required. As The Penny Hoarder says “pay is competitive with a potential quarterly bonus. After six months of employment and ‘measurable success,’ you can work from home.” So there you go.

3. Lurn

This company has been in business for over a decade, and offers training for those interested in building a digital publishing business. And now, the company needs a Customer Happiness Specialist!

This customer service position can be done remotely from anywhere in the U.S. You’ll get a new MacBook Pro or PC, and your high speed internet access costs are reimbursed. According to Lurn’s site, other highlights include “highly competitive salaries and bonuses depending on performance. The more you contribute, the more you make. No joke—some team members make double their salaries in bonuses!” Apply here.

4. Amazon

Looking to make a little extra money for the holiday shopping season? Amazon is hiring seasonal customer service associates to help answer customers’ questions and problem-solve any issues.

It’s important to note upfront that Amazon requires that you MUST live in one of the following states in order to be eligible for these work from home positions: Arizona, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin or Virginia. Learn more here.

Plus check out other retailers that are hiring work-from-home reps for the holidays here.

Amazon Is Hiring Seasonal Work-From-Home Positions With Flexible Hours

 

Looking to make a little extra money for the holiday shopping season? Amazon is hiring seasonal customer service associates to help answer customers’ questions and problem-solve any issues.

It’s important to note upfront that Amazon requires that you MUST live in one of the following states in order to be eligible for these work from home positions: Arizona, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin or Virginia.

*If you don’t live in one of these states, see below for Other Amazon Employment Opportunities.

Benefits:

  • You can work from the comfort of your own home and wear that new pair of flannel pajamas you bought for yourself.
  • You can choose how many hours you work through Amazon’s Reserve program. This means you can work anywhere between one and 30 hours per week. The average number of hours worked is 12.
  • The rate is $10 an hour.

Qualifications:

From the official job description:

The ideal Seasonal Work from Home Amazonian is internet savvy and has technical aptitude when it comes to online tools and research. You will think outside the box, solve problems, answer questions, and resolve concerns presented by our Amazon customers. Our customers contact us primarily by phone and we hope you can help us deliver customer obsessed results.

Other job requirements:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Ability to take any shift Sunday through Saturday from 3:00 a.m. to midnight PST. During the holiday season, you may be asked to work additional hours or a holiday.
  • For additional requirements check out the job posting here.

Think you have what it takes? Go here to apply.

Other Amazon Employment Opportunities

If you don’t live in one of the states above, but are still looking for work, I’d still recommend checking out Amazon’s job portal. After doing a quick search, there are additional employment opportunities in the following states:

California, Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Nevada and Texas.

Here’s how you do the search:

  • Click here to go to their job portal.
  • Click the word, “Search.”
  • Select the job type, country and state. You can even narrow the search by entering your city.
  • Click “Filter Jobs.”

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I found roles that range from part-time Seasonal Associates, to Logistics Sorting Associates, Prime Now Associates, and more. Some positions are full-time, some are part-time.

If you’ve applied, work for Amazon or have worked for Amazon in the past, please tell us about your experiences on our Facebook page.

And Amazon is not the only company hiring for seasonal positions right now. A number of other retailers are looking for holiday help as well, including the following:

Kohl’s

Another mighty retailer expecting a lot of jingling bells and cash registers—take a look through Kohl’s seasonal careers listings here.

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Best Buy

The electronics giant needs folks for their warehouse operations. You need to be able to lift at least 40 pounds. See job specifics here.

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Macy’s

For many, the traditional Christmas season kicks off with the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade, and the department store needs to fill these seasonal spots before then. Minneapolis needs a Mrs. Claus, BTW!

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Target

Target is another retailer that will be bringing on seasonal, red-shirt-wearing staff. Check listings here, where you can also sign up for email updates.

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Read about other companies looking for seasonal help.

Step2 Is Looking For Toy Testers

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Free toy alert!

Toy brand Step2 (makers of those ever-popular plastic roller coasters and push cars) is looking for families with kids between the ages of 1-5 to test one of eight different toys shown below.

 

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Step2

The application process is quite simple. Visit the Step2 Facebook page or go directly to the application form. You’ll be asked to enter your contact information, the age and gender of your kids. You will check the boxes next to the toys you’d be interested in testing and then will need to write out a brief statement about why you’d be a good fit to test them.

The one caveat you should know is that toy testers will be asked to submit a 30-second video in addition to an online review (on Step2.com) after testing the toy for a couple weeks. Accordingly, the application form has a required field that asks for the URL of a recent video you’ve completed. If you have a public YouTube, Instagram or Facebook account and have posted videos there, share a link to one of them. (Or here’s how to set up a YouTube account, just in case.)

Applications close August 17. Testers will be notified via email on August 19. Testing is open only to those within the contiguous 48 states (sorry, Hawaii and Alaska dwellers). Good luck!