By design, sales positions are very conducive to working from home since most (if not all!) of the work can be done virtually. These days, companies can even successfully conduct global sales meetings online—without the extensive travel required of sales professionals in the past.
Even though some remote sales jobs may still require partial travel, as companies realize just how much work can be done remotely, more and more sales responsibilities are moving online. And they can be very lucrative positions! According to Salary.com, a sales representative with only four to seven years of experience earns an average of $98,914 per year.
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Companies That Hire For Remote Sales Jobs
How to find work from home sales jobs
Here are some steps to consider when looking for work from home sales jobs:
1. Make sure all listings are legitimate.
While its now less common than it once was to come across illegitimate jobs, they are still out there. When you find a posting that youre interested in, ask yourself if it seems realistic and check that it doesnt promise over the top benefits, like very high commission payouts. Before applying, look at the reviews on the company and make sure the business has a phone number and address.
2. Ask your contacts.
Your network of family, friends, fellow college alumni and your previous coworkers and managers may very well have the insight on work from home sales opportunities that you qualify for and will enjoy. If you have a great relationship with a previous manager and left that company on good terms, consider reaching out to them to let them know that you are in the market for a job and would appreciate it if they kept you in mind for any roles they may see.
3. Post on your social media channels.
You may want to post your desire for a work from home job on your social media channels. Your connections may have seen one of their contacts post about an opportunity that they can share with you.
4. Job search for work from home opportunities.
5. Be flexible.
During these times, you may have to be willing to show flexibility in the types of jobs you apply for. Because COVID-19 has changed things up a bit for job seekers, it may be a little harder to find your ideal job. If you find yourself in that predicament, consider freelance or project-based opportunities so you can collect a paycheck, stay up-to-date and continue to build your experience and knowledge base.
Work from home sales jobs
There are some companies that have always been open to remote work and have hired individuals for these openings, but now, its much more common because of social distancing and the nature of essential businesses. Here are some companies offering work from home sales jobs that you may be interested in:
Talbots is a retailer of classic womens clothing, accessories and shoes. Established in 1947, Talbots is a go-to store for women who have an iconic style. They operate stores throughout the United States and in Canada alongside their website and mail catalog. Talbots is hiring for sales and service specialists who are responsible for answering customer inquiries, comments and concerns via email, phone calls and online chats.
Wayfair is an online store for home furnishings and other decor items. Their inbound sales agents are responsible for connecting with customers, learning more about their style and what they are looking for and assisting them with purchasing the best product for their homes.
Amazon has long been known for providing plenty of work from home opportunities, and sales positions are currently available. Their seller support associate role is a six-month contract position that is responsible for assisting merchants selling through Amazon with navigating the platform and solving issues.
Founded in 1942, State Farm is a leading insurance provider in the United States, serving more than 80 million families. State Farm is currently hiring for roles that combine sales, customer service and marketing. Individuals who fill the role will be responsible for soliciting new business through a number of communication channels and formulating insurance quotes for customers, among other duties.
DISH Network is an innovator in its field. They are the ones who invented the DVR and launched the first live-streaming service, and they seek associates who can bring passion and hard work to their roles. DISH is currently hiring for customer service representatives and associate account executives for sales, both of which require a lot of customer interaction and guiding the consumer to the right DISH product for their home or office. They are also hiring bilingual individuals for these positions, including those who speak Greek, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish.
For their inside sales representatives, Liberty Mutual is looking for people who have natural qualities and abilities that assist in getting to know their customers and excelling in their role. They are looking for people who bring confidence and flexibility to their work and, in return, Liberty Mutual only asks them to make calls to warm leads.
Kelly Services is a staffing and recruiting agency, so their internal sales roles are not as traditional. While they may have a client who has a job requisition for a salesperson, Kelly Services representatives also sell the idea of bringing on talent to fill a need in the workplace.
The sales representatives at UnitedHealth Group are responsible for selling products, services and programs to customers in a specific field or location, depending on the role. At their core, all of the sales roles at UnitedHealth Group are to serve patients needs. UnitedHealth Group is committed to facilitating healthier lives for their patients and improving the healthcare system as much as they can.
HSN is a leading online retailer that also broadcasts live to millions of viewers throughout the United States. Their customer service representatives must have experience in sales and be a great communicator as they will be responsible for helping with customer orders and building a trustful relationship with all consumers.
Salesforce is the worlds number one customer relationship management (CRM) platform. Their success associates are knowledgeable about Salesforce products and are able to communicate about them to the customer, helping them to understand how implementing these products will improve their business.
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