5 Easy Steps To Working A Real Call Center Job From Home
You like people. You like the phone, and you like a flexible schedule. It's time to get paid to run a call center from home.
There are a 5 things you'll need to do to get started:
Step 1. After you have figured out if running a call center is for you, you'll need to set up a room in your house dedicated to your work. Background noise is a big no-no. Find a way to make your new office quiet and distraction free while you are working.
Step 2. Contact Alpine Access, Live Ops, or Arise for companies that can get you started working at your own call center. Whenever you sign up for any of these services make sure you understand two things. The first one is what equipment you'll need like computers, phones, and software, and what they require of you. Secondly (and most important), figure out how they are going to pay you. Most of these services pay you by the minutes you're on the phone and not by the hour. So you need to be clear on how and when they'll be paying you.
Step 3. You'll also want to get at least one more telephone line to your house. Most people who work at home with call centers work with more than one company, and it's a good idea to have a line designated for each company.
Step 4. You're going to need to have a secure computer because many companies are going to have you working secure information. Privacy is a major thing. Many companies require that you have a computer set up only for work and nothing else.
Step 5. A good investment in office furniture now will save you hours of agony, and your back will thank you later. Find yourself a comfortable chair because you'll be spending a lot of time sitting down. This step may seem like nonsense, but its one of those things you don't want to dismiss and later hear those three sweet words "I told you so."
What are you waiting for? Go get hired...