Most work-at-home jobs are pretty steady throughout the year. Some actually slow down around the holidays. But there are those few that pick up around the holiday season. So if you are looking to bring in some extra income this holiday season without taking on a permanent job, these are the jobs you should seek.
Are there a lot of these positions? Not really. Most of them are in the customer service sector. However, if you have the right skills, you can land one for yourself. Below are 3 work-at-home jobs that are busiest before the holidays.
More and more people are shopping online, and that is even truer during the holiday season. Because Amazon is the largest and most trusted online marketplace, they see a serious spike in sales this time of year. They are hiring now and will keep seasonal workers on through the end of the year. To apply, you must live in the following states: 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. Most seasonal representatives will work around 12 hours a week.
Amazon has the market cornered on many things, but one thing it hasn’t gotten big with is flower delivery. And as you would imagine, the holiday season is big on flowers. 1-800-Flowers looks for seasonal workers both before Christmas and before Mother’s Day, so getting in with them now means that in about six months or so, you can opt for temporary employment with them again.
Convergys offers call center work of all sorts. You can work in customer service, sales, or technical support, so out of the options listed here, it is the most diverse. Being a home agent comes with paid training and benefits. Schedules can be as light as 16 hours a week and as heavy as 40, so you can get what you need.