We all know that Apple makes excellent products, and is at the forefront of innovation when it comes to the technical side of life. So the prospect of working for Apple sounds appealing.
What you may not realize is that you are currently in a position to do just that.
And the best part, just like Amazon hires people to work from home, Apple has a similar position as well.
Apple employs thousands of people, working from home, giving Apple customers and potential customers friendly and insightful support.
Perhaps the most important things, an iMac computer, a headset, and the necessary training, are all provided by Apple.
But you will need to come up with a distraction-free workspace with office desk and chair, and a high-speed network connection.
You are required to have 5 megabits per second download speed and 1 megabit per second upload.
Apple will provide up to $600 a year reimbursement for internet service.
With this sort of job, you need to have two things:
- a desire to help people
- and a passion for technology
Apple is strong on customer service, and you must want to be a part of that.
If you have technical experience, that would be a plus, even if the experience hasn’t been in Apple products.
And you should be responsible and capable enough to work diligently from a home environment, where distractions are easy to find.
In addition to the hardware, Apple also gives you training in its products.
The training program is extensive, lasting five to seven weeks, and covers Apple products, and advanced troubleshooting, which is a major request of online support.
You are paid while you learn about Apple products and technologies, and taken through an online program with a designated instructor to help and advise you prior to going live. Apple also explains what makes its customer support unique.
Apple doesn’t just train you and expect you to run on your own from there. You become part of a distributed team, and you keep in touch with your coworkers and manager through video conversations and chat windows.
What Do Apple at Home Advisors Do?
Starting as an At Home Advisor, you are responsible for providing customer service and answering all the questions that people have about Apple products. This includes not only the hardware, but also the software. Just think of the service that you would like and expect when calling a major technology company, and then imagine yourself as providing that service, backed by all the expertise and training that Apple can give you.
You will specialize in certain products, such as the Apple Watch, the iPhone, or Apple TV, and will have an appreciation of other available devices.
You are not expected to know in depth about everything that Apple produces, but you will be the first to hear about future releases.
Apple at Home Advisor Pay
So how much does an apple at home advisor get paid?
Apple simply says that its salaries are competitive, and will be discussed with the applicant. But from the resesarch we have done, it seems like people are making between $9 to $12 an hour working for apple from home.
As you might expect, Apple also provides good benefits to those it takes on. Even part-time workers get paid leave and discounts on Apple products.
In the longer-term, Apple encourages career development, so you can work towards being a Manager of an At Home Advisor Team, or even becoming an At Home Area Manager, the person in charge of Team Managers.
And of course you will always hear first about other opportunities such as working in corporate offices and Apple stores.
How to Become an Apple At Home Advisor
To get started, simply visit this Apple’s at home adviser’s page where you will find links, open positions, and applications you can fill out.
Our View of This Opportunity
While you might be labeled a nerd if you want to do this type of job, there is a lot more to it than simply understanding the technical side. It requires interpersonal skills and a desire to help people by sharing your knowledge. You would have a vital job representing Apple on the front line, and must be a caring person who has the right attitude.
With that understood, we think that working for Apple and finding out about the latest gadgets could be a dream job for the right person, especially stay at home mom and dads, students, retirees, and anyone who’s looking for a side job to bring in some extra cash.
So if you fit the bill, you should try out for it.