I know you want to work from home.  I wanted to work from home for years before I finally ventured out and did what you’re doing now because NOBODY would tell me where these elusive jobs could be found.   Well you’re in luck because I’m not one of those people.  I’m here give you as much information as I possible can so keep coming back to this page for more updates.  As I find them, I will add them.

I get so tired of hearing that people are working from home but then when I ask them how they act as if it’s some classified secret.  Like, just tell me where you work and how to apply already.  Well, that’s what I’m going to do for you today.  No hidden fees, no workshops, no book to purchase, just honest links to real jobs that you can work from home.  First, let’s make sure you qualify for some of these positions…

 

Do you have a Desktop or Laptop Computer? 

For these jobs you can sometimes with some companies get away with laptops, but if you really want to secure one of these jobs, you will need a desktop computer with a certain minimum  number of specifications. Please don’t try to do one of these interviews from your cell phone or Ipad.  You will not be very successful.   While there are some companies that will actually send you equipment, know that these companies are far and few in between.  I’ve listed more specifications below that might be helpful when preparing your home office.

 

Do you have reliable internet access?

No Hotspots here.  Working from home requires a reliable internet source so WiFi is out of the question if you want to be taken seriously.  You will need solid Ethernet connected internet source.  This is not as difficult as it sounds.  The hardest part will probably be figuring out how long of an ethernet cord you will need.

 

 

 

Do you have a home phone? 

Many companies have moved on to phone software which has eliminated the need for land phone lines.  HOWEVER, a proper and good at home business based office has land line with no call waiting. (Call waiting will interfere with incoming work calls)  While it may not be necessary to have that line line just to start the interview process, it’s a good idea to at least get the ball rolling on the install.

 

Tweek Your Resume!!!

It’s one thing to fill out this application, but you want to stand out and get a faster response.  The great thing about working on line is that you don’t face many of discriminations that you would working in a public office.  I’m not talking about just about race people, some companies won’t hire you if you’re fat.  You don’t have to worry about that here on the web…we are your friends.  No judgment here, besides most of these companies can’t see you.  They are relying on your accurate computer skills and your great phone voice.    Now, don’t let me mislead you because some companies are asking you interview on webcam and some actually require you to work on a webcam.  Don’t ask me why,  maybe they just want to know that you at least shower before offering exceptional customer service.  OH…  and some companies now are using meeting software like Zoom and Adobemeet to conduct interviews and training.  I guess that means we can’t sleep in class anymore…

 

Do you have a quiet workspace in your home?

Last, but NOT least.  A quiet workspace.   When I first started doing this in 2012 I literally was working out of my closet.  Yes, I had a computer, my desk, my phone, and my trustee office chair….in my walk in closet.  Good times.

Now is it actually quiet?

I have four school aged children, and yes, while we have our moments, they have learned that when mom is on the phone, you are to get quiet.  This may seem impossible sometimes if you have pets, random people stopping buy, construction or landscaping going on, ect.  You will find a way around all this.  We all have.  The most important thing is to get your family to understand that this their bread and butter too.  Everyone will benefit if you all work together.  Don’t be apprehensive.  Trust me!  You thinking you can’t do this, is the only thing stop you.

Now let’s check out these Jobsites!!

LiveOps     I’m starting with LiveOps because they were the first company I ever worked for.  I’m never allowed to work for them again and I’ll share with you why later because I don’t want to see you make the same mistake.   For this company you will need the following hardware:

 

  • A desktop or laptop computer
  • A landline telephone and noise cancelling headset
  • Ethernet connected internet access
  • Must pay for and pass a background check

This company may take the longest in sending you an invite to work after submitting your application.  I’ve seen invite take up to six weeks before, although I hear that has changed.  LiveOps only offers Independent Contractor positions.  This means, you are responsible for claiming and filing you own taxes on the money you make by filing a 1099 quarterly or at the end of the year.  Training is not paid, but is completed on your time.  So that means, if you push yourself through training, you can be working in a matter of a couple of days.  The company pays you by the minute.  When you start you make 0.25 cents a minute.  It sounds tedious, but it adds up when you consider most of your calls on the general line will be back to back calls.  Yes, you will get tired of pushing free cruises and magazine.  And that’s where the job gets interesting.  After a couple of weeks on the general line, you will be given the opportunity to “Opt In” to other lines.  These other companies have different training, but offer more per minute.  Some up to 0.75 cents a minute.  Some might think this minute pay is a deal breaker, but it’s really a blessing in disguise when you consider that its the trade off for being able to set your own hours.

Oh yeah, so that story about why I can’t work for them anymore…   I had an external issue with my phone company where the line was ringing outside the house, but not inside the house for two hours.  I thought I was logged on but just not getting calls.  Turns out, the phone was ringing and the company thought I was hanging up on live calls.  I was immediately banned for LIFE.  So, if you’re going to take this job, take it seriously, because they do.

 

Click the link to find out how to become an agent  www.liveops.com

 

2.   AloricaThis was the first large call center I ever worked for back when they were called, “West At Home”.   That was 25 years ago.  They have since been bought out by Alorica and I found them to be a great company to work for.  For this company you will need

  • A desktop computer
  • A landline telephone and noise cancelling headset
  • Ethernet connected internet access
  • Must pay for and pass background check

Alorica only offers Independent Contractor positions to start however, they pay by the hour.  Depending on the client you are assigned, you will make between upwards of $9.00 an hour.  Full time and part time schedules are offered and strict schedule adherence is required.  Training is paid per hour also and varies in completion time depending on how complex the client is.

Just click the link to apply www.alorica.com

 

3.  Teletech Solutions (TTEC) 

Teletech is a great company to work for.  When I first read reviews about the company, I was a bit concerned, however I later found out that their easy peasy onboarding process and fantastic benefits make them a company you want to get hired on to, and stay hired on with.   For this company you will need

  • A desktop or laptop computer
  • Ethernet connected internet access
  • Pass a background check (paid for by TTEC)
  • Web Cam

TTEC pays well for the type of company that it is, and really treats and pays their employees a fair wage.  And yes, you are an employee with Teletech which means you get a W-2 to file at the end of the year instead of the 1099.  The also offer some pretty cool benefits like Health, Dental, and a 401k.  I don’t know how low their pay scale goes, but I’ve seen the pay range from $11.50/hour to 15.50/hour for call center reps.

Click the link to take you to Teletech Careers and start your application  www.teletech.com

 

4.  SYKES

SYKES is a company that offers At Home Customer Representative Work with hourly wage, and paid training.  Here you are an employee as well instead of an Independent Contractor.  Here’s what you will need to work as a call rep with this company:

 

 

 

  • A desktop or laptop computer
  • Ethernet connected internet access
  • Pass a background check (paid for by SYKES)
  • Web Cam

This company has a quick onboarding process, but they have strict requirements for your home system.  Please make sure before you apply that you run the systems check on your computer because if it’s not ready when they call, you might find yourself missing out on a great opportunity.

Here’s the link to their career page.  Just click and start applying www.sykes.com

 

5.  Arise

 

 

 

 

A lot people give Arise the side eye and I’ll come straight out of the gate and tell you why.  It’s because you have to pay for your own training, and depending on who you work for, they get a part of your check as their commission.  Trust me it’s just pennies when you calculate it and the end, it’s worth it.  You learn how to start your own business when all is said and done, and then you get teach other people how to do it too.  Arise is a bit different in that not only are you an independent contractor you have the opportunity to get an LLC and start your own company with people working for you.  Yes, your very own call center.  Here’s what you will need to get started:

  • A desktop or laptop computer
  • A landline telephone and noise cancelling headset
  • Ethernet connected internet access
  • Must pass a background check and drug test depending on the company (paid for by the client)

Just click the link and you’re on your way to being your own boss www.arise.com