Similarly to a call center agent or any support rep, a live chat agent provides constant support to customers or prospects, but solely over live chat. You'll often be helping customers with questions they have while online shopping on your company's website. This is position is perfect for you if your remote environment is often loud or distracting or if you feel uncomfortable speaking on the spot, as you won't be making calls.
Just because you're not face-to-face with customers doesn't mean you can slack off on your tone and presence. This may be easier for a call center agent or support rep who gets to speak with customers on the phone. However, when your only means of communication is email or live chat, all you have to represent yourself and your reputation is your written words. So, make sure you're always getting your point across clearly and leaving no room for misinterpretation.
Leisa Good is the owner of GBS Virtual Office Solutions and a PFYP certified career coach at Powerfully Purposed For Success. Her coaching specialties include entrepreneurs, artists, small businesses, and work-at-homers who have become "stuck". She also offers serious resume revamping and repurposing. Grab a copy of her latest eBook! Now in Kindle Edition.
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