You can make a great living from Amazon working from the comfort of your own home. Check out the opportunities, pay and benefits.
Work from Home with Amazon
With over 600,000 employees worldwide, Amazon is one of the world’s largest employers. The company has a huge demand for employees to keep its enormous business running. And that has created lots of work-at-home opportunities within the Amazon world.
There are many very good reasons for choosing to work for Amazon. After all, we are talking about a company that offers:
That makes Amazon well worth considering. But it gets even better when you add in all the benefits of working from home:
So when you put Amazon + work-from-home together, you get the kind of dream job that many people would love to have. And the good news is that there are many ways you can work from home and make money with Amazon.
Let’s take a look at what your options are, how much they pay - and how to get started.
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Remote Customer Service Jobs
As a company that sells gazillions of products, Amazon inevitably needs a lot of help with customer support. And the company employs many thousands of remote customer service agents.
This is a job that you can start with minimal qualifications and experience. It’s a full-time position, so you enjoy all the benefits of working for a big company. You need to reside in one of the states where Amazon employs customer service workers. Currently, these are:
Alaska, Arizona, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia or Wisconsin.
You make be asked to attend some training sessions. It helps if you have a years’ experience of customer service work, and you need a high-school diploma.
You are expected to be familiar with online shopping, and to be good with computers. That means being comfortable with using Microsoft Office, email and chat technologies.
If you have worked remotely previously, that will be considered a plus. You need to be available to work at least 20 hours a week for part-time positions, but during the busy fourth quarter you should be available up to 40 hours a week.
The base rate of pay is around $10 an hour, but this can be boosted significantly with performance-based bonuses and incentives. You may be asked to work a variety of shifts, including days, afternoons, evenings and weekends. Overtime may also be offered, especially during November and December.
Many people find that working from home with Amazon is a great way to make money. Jennifer Wilkening, a mother of three from Houston, has enjoyed working as a remote customer service representative. She says:
“I highly recommend that anyone who is interested in a virtual customer service role with Amazon to go for it! The fast-paced environment is energizing, and the company supports you with all the resources you need to be successful. It’s amazing to have an opportunity to build relationships with people all around the world and be a part of an incredible team, all from home.”
You can check to see if Amazon has any remote customer service jobs
Available now. If you can’t find an opportunity right now, check back later - especially during Q4.
Virtual Amazon Jobs
In addition to customer service agents, Amazon also employs people for many other virtual positions. These may be quite senior positions that can undertaken remotely. You need to scan through the latest Amazon jobs at virtual locations to see what is on offer.
There are jobs in human resources, plus many technical positions. Search through the available positions to see what you might qualify for. You may be surprised at the kind of work-at-home job you can get this way.
This is not quite a work at home job, but it is a home-based position. You don’t have to work in a fixed location, and you are free to choose the hours you want to work. So we think it qualifies as an Amazon work from home job.
The Amazon Flex program hires drivers to deliver packages around their local area. So if you have a car and a driving licence you are good to go. If you have a van, that’s even better - you can load up with more packages and make good money!
In fact, Amazon promises that you can make $18-$25 an hour doing this. You can be your own boss and set your own schedule, yet benefit from the steady work that a big company like Amazon can provide.
Here’s one driver’s review of her first day with Amazon Flex:
Of course, you need to allow for the cost of running your car when working out the numbers, but this can be a good source of regular money.
Product Description Writer
Although Amazon employs thousands of full-time home-based workers, that is just the tip of the iceberg. There are tens of thousands of people who make a great living from home, selling or promoting products on the Amazon platform.
These opportunities give you the best of both worlds. You get to work from home, yet you also have the chance to build your own business and make unlimited amounts of money.
There are several ways to do this, so we’ll start with the simplest - writing product descriptions for Amazon sellers. There are thousands of people who make a great living selling products on Amazon (see below). And they all need great product descriptions to help them sell their products.
And that’s where you come in. You can get hired as a freelancer to write these product descriptions. Jobs for product description writers are always being offered on the freelance job marketplaces.
The work is straightforward, and one you have some experience, you will find it easy to pick up additional work. Good product descriptions writers are always in demand, and you can work flexible hours from the comfort of your own home.
You can expect to make $500-$1000 a week doing this, once you have some experience.
If you are ready to take the first step in starting your own business, then you need to take a look at the Amazon Associates program. This is the easiest way to create a work-from-home job with Amazon.
This is the oldest affiliate program on the Internet, and it is hugely successful. Hundreds of millions of dollars have been paid to Amazon affiliates over the last 20 plus years.
The idea is that you create a website which promotes products for sale on Amazon. Everytime someone clicks through and makes a purchase, you get paid up to 10% commission.
Better still, you get paid commission on anything that customer buys in the next 24 hours. So if they spend a few thousand dollars on a home theater system, you get a cut of the money...even if they only clicked to view $5 cable initially.
There is no limit to how much money you can make doing this. Certainly, there are thousands of Amazon affiliates making well over $1000 a week. Many make much more.
Here’s how to make money as an Amazon affiliate, without spending a dime on advertising:
This is the easiest way to launch an Amazon-based home business, and it could lead to much bigger things. You can get started for just a few bucks.
How would you like to become a best-selling author? Or the owner of a profitable publishing empire?
Both of those are possible with Kindle eBook publishing. Amazon’s publishing platform is designed to make it easy for anyone to publish books online. You can convert an ordinary Word document into an eBook, and publish it with the press of a button.
Your book becomes available for sale on Amazon within hours, and you can start making sales right away. If you want to create a traditional printed book, that is possible, too.
Put the two revenue streams together, and you can make a great income. Mike Matthews of MuscleForLife.com has sold over a million eBooks through Amazon, creating a consistent income stream and transforming his business.
He’s not the only one, by a long way. Here’s another entrepreneur who has sold over half a million books on Amazon:
Alternatively, you can hire others to write the books for you. Many people have built successful businesses in the romance sector this way, and it’s also a good fit for non-fiction publishing.
I have personally made hundreds of thousands of dollars with Kindle publishing over the last few years, and I love this model. Amazon does all the hard work of selling, providing customer service, etc. You never need to speak to a customer. All you have to do is get the books written.
Fulfilment by Amazon
If you are really serious about making money from home with Amazon, then you need to look at the Fulfilment by Amazon program (popularly known as Amazon FBA).
This option does require some investment to get started, but it also has the greatest potential. Many of the top sellers on Amazon make millions of dollars a year doing this. There really is no ceiling to how much you could earn.
This is how the program works. You buy some inventory and get it shipped to one of Amazon’s warehouses. Then you sell the products through Amazon, and Amazon takes care of the warehousing, picking, shipping, and delivery.
The benefit to you is the chance to reach Amazon’s enormous base of customers - hundreds of millions of people who are ready to buy. You can sell all over the world, and your business will grow with Amazon.
You can get started with Amazon FBA by selling just one or two products initially. That will keep your investment to a minimum. Then you can reinvest your profits in additional products.
One of the best way to increase profits is to create private label products. This gives you unique products that are less price sensitive, allowing you to generate higher margins. This is a great way to build a successful business. How would you like to go from broke to making $1000 a day from home? You can do it...here’s how:
As Amazon continues to expand around the world, the opportunities will only get bigger.
Consulting & Coaching
Once you have gained some experience of any of these Amazon businesses - Amazon Associates, Amazon publishing and Amazon FBA - you are perfectly positioned to help others.
You can assist beginners with consulting that shows them how to set up and operate an Amazon store, how to build an affiliate business, or how to publish a book on the Kindle platform.
Many of these online courses sell for $1000 plus. So you only need to sell a few each month to make a very respectable living.
You can create your course using a platform such as Teachable, and market them using Facebook advertising. This approach works...some people make over a million dollars a year selling courses of this type.
Coaching is another great option, and it’s even easier to get started. You can help people over Skype, and make a great hourly rate for your efforts. You can certainly make $10,000 plus this way, every month.
People Also Ask..
How much does Amazon pay to work from home?
The rate varies depending on the work. For hourly-paid positions, rates start at around $10 an hour and go up from there.
What companies hire from home?
More and more companies are realizing that is is cost-efficient to hire home-based staff. You can find work-from-home jobs with major organizations such as Amazon, Google and the major car rental companies.
What kind of work can I do from home?
Many corporations use home-based workers for certain hourly-paid roles. These may typically include customer support, data entry and transcription. You can also start your own home business and make a very good living online.
Working from Home with Amazon
Amazon is a huge company and it is growing at a frenetic pace. As a modern company, it is very open to ideas about flexible working. That makes Amazon perfect for anyone who wants to work from home.
We can expect the opportunities for careers with Amazon to continue expanding. So whether you want an in-house position, or are open to building a home-based business around Amazon, there is huge potential.
You just need to decide which avenue is right for you, and make it happen.