In this post I’m going to show you three VERY effective ways to work from home for Amazon.
In fact, one of these Amazon online job options can turn into a lucrative remote career while the other two will give you the ability to work “whenever and wherever” while making a nice income.
So, if you’re ready to start a home-based job with a huge company, you’ll like this post.
Let’s dive right in.
How To Work For Amazon From Home
#1 Snag One Of Amazon’s Online Jobs: A.K.A. Virtual Locations
Amazon has a huge selection of work from home job openings throughout the world, however, most of them are for residents of the USA. Known as “Virtual Locations”, there are currently over 400 remote jobs available today.
I should mention this:
Depending on the position, you may be required to live in a certain location to be eligible for the job. For example, Amazon recently went through a Customer Service hiring blitz with the expectation of applicants living in one of 18 specific states.
But don’t let that deter you from getting a remote job with Amazon because they have plenty to choose from.
To check out their virtual jobs, first go to their Virtual Locations job page.
Then, scroll down a bit to see how you can filter down the jobs: by type, category, countries, even city.
Let’s go ahead and set some filters.
Scroll down to the CITIES section and select USA.
Then scroll down further to the last CATEGORY section and select Work From Home.
Now you have a selection of virtual jobs with Amazon.
If you want to narrow down the jobs even further, for instance by job type, you can do this in the JOB CATEGORY section.
When filtered to your liking, browse the jobs to see which one(s) suit you.
What’s next ?
- Read the job description
- Make sure your skills and qualifications match
- Apply for the job
Now let’s move on to the second way you can work for Amazon from home.
#2 Be One Of Their Package Deliverers
Have you heard of Amazon Flex ?
If not, it’s Amazon’s delivery service that let’s you earn $18.00 to $25.00 an hour delivering packages to their customers.
You get started by using the Amazon Flex app and clicking the big yellow GET STARTED button.
Now, to be brutally honest, Amazon Flex is only available in a few cities. Right now, you have to be located in Cleveland, Ohio; or Novato and Santa Rosa, California. This sucks because I think there is great potential here for remote workers to make decent money. However, you can join the wait list to see if a city comes near you soon.
After you select your “preferred region”, you wait around for a day or two while Amazon checks out your background. If all’s good, you’re approved to be a Driver.
Then, you set your shift (aka “block”). In other words, you let Amazon know when you’re able and willing to make deliveries. Essentially, you’ll pick up items from the local warehouse and deliver them to the addresses in your area within your “block”. According to Ridester.com, your earnings depends on how many “blocks” you sign up for.
Now, on to the third Amazon online job option.
#3 Be An Amazon Seller
This, in my opinion, has the most potential to be extremely profitable for anyone seeking a remote job with Amazon. All you need is something to sell, put your brand on it, start selling.
Being an Amazon seller via Fulfillment By Amazon (FBA) is similar to having an e-commerce store but easier. Instead of stocking your inventory and filling orders yourself, Amazon does it for you.
Here’s what I mean:
Do a search for something on Amazon. As an example, I searched for women’s surf shoes.
Now, take a look under the Add To Cart / Buy Now buttons located on the right.
See how it says Sold By (merchant’s name) and Fulfilled By Amazon ?
This could be you. Pretty cool, huh ?
Here’s how to get started as an Amazon FBA seller:
First, you need a product.
Maybe you have a supply of vacuum attachments for dryer lint traps.
Maybe you have a whole bunch of Ouidad Curl Quencher sample packets.
Or maybe you don’t have an actual product but have an awesome idea of what you think will sell well. This, I think, is the best way to go…creating your own product that fills a need…like this guy tells us (an informative video that has a few odd things, like the guy eating a salad).
But if you’d rather stick with selling something that already exists, this awesome video shows you how to find good products worthy of selling:
Now that you have a product (or can make / obtain one), you can move on to these 4 steps:
Go to Amazon’s Fulfillment by Amazon site and read through the How It Works section
Click the big yellow GET STARTED button and register as a seller. TIP: signing into your Amazon account is not the same as being a registered seller. You actually have to set yourself up as a seller. But don’t worry, Amazon lets you do this when you click the GET STARTED button.
Create your product listings.
Prepare and ship your products to Amazon.
That’s pretty much it but if you want to learn a LOT more, this online course spells it all out for you.
Amazon ships your orders and takes care of the customer service. All you have to do, besides supplying the products, is be OK with Amazon’s fees.
Speaking of fees, according to Jungle Scout (an amazon product finder and research tool):
Amazon takes a 15% referral fee on all sales for most categories.
If you use Amazon’s FBA service, they take out fees to cover the shipping and handling costs for your products. However, these tend to be less than what it would cost to ship it yourself.
Some categories, like books and DVDs, have an additional flat fee.
If you sell on an individual seller plan (no subscription fee), Amazon charges an additional $1.00 flat fee. Hence why we recommend going professional if you’re going to sell 40 or more products per month.
Keeping your inventory at Amazon fulfillment centers too long can result in long term storage fees.
In fact, Jungle Scout has provided a well-written, complete tutorial to being an Amazon FBA seller:
I strongly encourage you read it…it’s full of information you might overlook.
Are You Ready To Start An Amazon Online Job ?
There you have it:
A few options to work from home for Amazon.
Now I’d like to hear from you.
Do any of these jobs interest you ?
Have I missed anything ?
Either way, let me know by leaving a message below.