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Work at Home NOW!

I’ve found in my years of research and job hunting that there are multiple ways to find the way to work from home. There are a few main options in making it work.

  1. Convince your current employer that you having telecommute (working from home) ability would be a good fit for everyone invovled.  Jack Heacock of Heacock and associates is quoted at Call Center Magazine saying “Telecommuting, he adds, offers plenty of benefits. Topping the list is “real estate cost-avoidance.” By having agents work from home, says Heacock, call centers can reduce per seat costs, which average $35,000, by $20,000 to $25,000″ This is how I was able to begin working from home. by working in a call center. When I found the ad online it stated that they wanted someone to partially telecommute. I was able to convince the company with my knowledge of the cutting costs of telecommuting and showing them that 100% telecommuting would benefit both of us. Therefor landing myself a job that lasted over 2 years of hourly pay! You could try this with your current company. Do your research and make a pitch. It never hurts to try.
  2. Become an employee of a company that hires telecommuters. There are two ways to be hired by companies that allow employees to telecommute. Some employees have their workers be contract workers and others are employees of the company.  I currently am an employee of a temp agency, though I contract I am now a 1099 employee. This means I get a W-2 at the end of the year. This is ideal for most of us. As it means that my taxes get taken out from my paycheck unlike as a 1099 employee where you’ll owe at the end of the year. I will be posting soon where to look for these at home positions and what keywords are the best for you.
  3. Show the locals your stuff. By this I mean local businesses, draw up a business letter and SELL YOURSELF people. Show them what you can do for them! This means becoming almost as a virtual assistant for busy entrepeneaurs or business owners. This helps them cut costs and you too. Sell this in the letter. The company who hires you only needs to pay you for the work that you do. This type of employment is best for people who do not need a steady income and want to just bring in extra money. Some ideas? Use your clerical skills to draw up letters, answer phones, type documents, do research. Got photographing skills? Contact local real estate companies and offer to photograph their homes. Good at math? Sell your accounts payable and receivable. Do this right and the calls will be coming.

So do what’s the best step for you. Any more ideas on how to break into working from home I’d love to hear them.

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Companies that hire people to work at home

There are many companies that generally hire people to work at home. I know most peoples ideal position would be the one I was lucky enough to land (especially with young kids) and that’s a data entry position that allows me to wah (work at home).  Most of the companies listed below are customer service based ones but they are worth looking into.

Remember, no legit work at home position will ask you for money!! Never ever pay for training or to begin. It’s money down the drain and a scam.

  1. West at Home – This company hire’s you as an independent contractor to answer phones mainly for tv’s paid programs. Or companies like HGTV. They pay per the amount of time you spend on the phone. There are certain peak hours to try to work on and over the holidays will get more calls.
  2. Working Solutions – Working Sol takes on employees as virtual agents and they mostly do “projects” which means there is not consistant work but it may help you get extra money if that is what you are looking for.
  3. 1-800-Flowers – This popular phone order company hires frequently customer service rep’s to take orders or deal with issues. The only glitch? You need to live in:  Delaware, Illinois, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, Montana, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, and Virginia
  4. Alpine Access – Always on the lookout for what they call Customer Care Professional. What I like about Alpine is they pay per time working not by time on the phones. Also, they will pay you to train. Expect the need for a quiet workspace!
  5. TeleReach – Another good choice if you are looking to be in customer service. This is more cold calling than anything else. But they let you work from home, don’t forget, it’s a great perk to have

Look for more legit work from home (telecommute) companies in the near future! For now check it out, and never hesitate to ask questions. I love comments and any questions!!

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