Work from Home as a Virtual Chat Receptionist – P/T or F/T, Benefits

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by Chris Durst     Feb. 4, 2020

Smith.ai continues to recruit work from home Receptionists. Part-time and full-time. The job listing mentions phone work, but the application process appears to give you a choice between chat and phone. We’ll update here if/when we learn more!

No college required, no state hiring restrictions mentioned. Starting pay is a bit low — “entry-level rate is $10 per hour and we pay weekly.” However, benefits and “periodic raises based on performance and longevity with the company” are also offered. Smith.ai is also hiring phone receptionists starting at $10/hr. ($11/hr. for bilingual phone receptionists).

Here’s what the company has to say about this opportunity:

“Working at Smith.ai allows you to earn income and grow your career from the comfort and convenience of your home, all while helping small businesses thrive. Work remotely, yet closely, with a team of receptionists operating around the country to answer calls and web chats on behalf of businesses. We promote a fun and productive work environment that is challenging, varied, and highly rewarding.

We operate Monday through Friday from 5:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. PST / 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. EST. We hire for both full-time (40hrs/week) and part-time positions. For part-time positions you must be available 4 hours a day, 5 days a week (the more the better). Shifts are broken into 2- to 5-hour blocks and are scheduled based on the business needs of Smith.ai and its clients, as well as your availability.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Answering calls and/or web chats for a variety of different businesses and professionals.
  • Taking messages, screening new clients, booking appointments, collecting payments, and transferring calls
  • Understanding caller needs and providing business information
  • Being part of a team and contributing to continued excellence

Must Have

  • Great work ethic and professional demeanor
  • Prior receptionist or call answering experience
  • Ability to follow instructions and clearly summarize details
  • Ability to multitask and work well under pressure
  • Great communication skills and positive attitude

Technical Requirements

  • Desktop or laptop computer with Google Chrome browser installed
  • Reliable broadband internet connection. Must have a less than 50 ms ping, greater than 10 Mbps download and greater than 3 Mbps upload (tested by https://www.speedtest.net and https://networktest.twilio.com)
  • Strong typing skills: at minimum 40 wpm [this may be an error; RRRebels report a requirement of 50 on the test] with 100% accuracy (tested by https://livechatinc.com/typing-speed-test/)
  • Call answering only: a quiet environment for answering calls, plus headset with a microphone arm attached

Compensation & BENEFITS

This position offers an hourly rate. Our starting, entry-level rate is $10 per hour ($11 per hour for bilingual agents) and we pay weekly. Periodic raises are given based on performance and longevity with the company.

Benefits include:

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Retirement plans
  • Cash bonuses
  • Paid training

We invest in our team members and support their growth towards career advancement in both client-support and management roles as their experience grows.

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