Paying for daycare, work clothes and transportation to work can leave you with little left in your pay check. The advances in technology over the last decade have made it possible to work from home and make a decent contribution to your family’s finances, if you have the proper work ethic.
Virtual call centers are one way of accomplishing this. There are a number of reputable companies that utilize home workers. Here we will highlight a few of the most popular home call center employers and summarize the various articles in this series.
Once you decide to look for a telecommuting job you will need to take a few things into consideration. Having a private, quiet home office will be of the utmost importance. This may mean that you have to work while children are napping, or when someone can be there to keep them from interrupting.
Working for LiveOps
A good company to get your feet wet, and learn about virtual call centers is LiveOps. They have a very user-friendly platform. You will simply answer your phone, read the scripting, and fill in the customer’s order information. You can pick the hours you want to work. They pay according to how many minutes you are on the phone talking.
Read more about Virtual Call Center Jobs with LiveOps.
Work for West Corporation
West has a number of different projects you can be assigned to. Almost all of them involve taking customer orders, but there are a few that are for setting appointments or providing customer service. You will be able to work more than one project, but not at the same time.
Learn more about Customer Service Jobs with West Corporation.
Working for Alpine Access
Alpine Access contracts with some big name companies to provide their customer service. They do prefer to hire people that have done this type of work before. They provide excellent training, and have a wonderful support system for their contractors. They do have a minimum number of hours per week requirement.
Read more about Working at Home with Alpine Access.
Work for Cloud 10
If you get hired and work for Cloud 10 you will be an actual employee, not an independent contractor. This means that you will be guaranteed a certain wage depending on the project you work, and don’t have to worry about your own taxes. They also offer room for advancement within the company while allowing you to still work from home.
Learn more about Jobs with Cloud 10.
Jobs with Working Solutions
Many people that have been working from home for some time claim that Working Solutions is their favorite gig. You are an independent contractor, but they also guarantee you a certain wage when you are working. They have customer service, reservations, and order taking projects. They also have a data entry department.
Find out more about a Call Center Agent Jobs with Working Solutions.
Working from home sounds like a great idea, and easy to do, but it takes dedication and a strict determination to work when you are scheduled and not just go out for lunch with friends. Many people have found it is beneficial to work for more than one of the above companies. It gives them a bit of change, and provides a bit of security if the project you are working gets canceled.
Don’t give up your day job until you are sure you can get the hours and money you need, but by all means, start the application process. Finding the right work from home opportunity can take time, but if you land the right job it will be well worth the wait.