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Get a Call Center Job (the Facts)

Work at home call center jobs are very competitive.  One company states they had over one hundred and fifty thousand applicants in 2008 and  hired less than 10 percent of the applicants. But there are many different companies. Apply to as many as you can to increase your chances.

Here are some things you should know if you are applying for a call center job:

~ Call center employees are usually paid either by the minute on the phone or by the hour. Generally wages run about $10.00 per hour, with less paid for training.
~ Raises are infrequent and generally small.
~ You are expected to be on the phone, with minimal breaks during your shift.
~ A zero noise tolerance is expected by most call centers. No barking dogs or crying kids in the background.
~ Health insurance benefits are usually minimal and often not a good value.
~ You don’t have to pay to drive to work, or for work clothes. You do have to pay for electricity to run your computer and for your phone line. You also have to provide a headset.
~ You will often have to pass a credit check (usually at your expense) and if you do not pass, you are not refunded the money. This usually runs about $40.00.
~ Many call center jobs are tough and demanding with company computer systems not always working correctly thus making your job more difficult.
~ There are a wide variety of call center companies and they have different personalities. Explore your options.
~ Yes you can work in your pj’s!

Good luck and please post your experiences here.

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Work at Home Call Center Jobs (Overview)

With the economy tanking, more and more businesses are outsourcing and hiring work at home call center employees either independenly or through a company that provides employees who work from home. Some of these companies include:

West At Home
Working Sol
Alpine Access
Live Ops


It’s important to look over each work at home company carefully to determine if it may be the right solution for you. Some work at home call center employers pay an hourly wage. Others pay per minute you are on the telephone. Some consider you an employee, others view you as an indpendent contractor and you must pay your own taxes. You will also want to put in an application with more than one company as getting a work at home call center job is very competitve.

The first step is to examine each companies requirements. You will need a computer and a landline. Check the requirements in the FAQ section for each employer using the links above.

You can also google “Work at Home Employers” to find more ways to get a work at home job. Just remember that legitimate work at home company will not ask you for money except some will require that you pay for fingerprinting, a credit check and possibly drug testing.

Ready to apply? Here are some tips to help you with the application and interview process and more information on what you should know about working at home for a call center:

Get a Work at Home Call Center Job (the Application)

Get a Work at Home Call Center Job (the Interview)

Get a Work at Home Call Center Job (the Facts)

Get a Work at Home Call Center Job (List of Call Center Jobs)

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Work At Home – Google Adsense

One of the simplest ways to make money online is with the Google Adsense program. With Adsense, publishers of content can add ads, text, images and search to their websites and earn money when those ads are clicked. You get paid for displaying ads on your website. You can also participate in the Adsense program by joining sites such as Infobarrel, Xomba and Hubpages or starting a free blog on a site such as Blogger. These sites support the Google Adsense program and have directions on how you can start making money with Google Adsense.

So how much can you make in Adsense? Well one of the top money makers is the founder of PlentyOfFish, the online dating site. It is said he makes about $10,000 a day in Adsense. That of course is a lot and most bloggers will never come close to that. But expectations of a few thousand a month are very reasonable with hard work and dedication. A few friends of mine make $4,000 a month.

There are many advantages of the Google Adsense program. It is free to join and easy to make money with once you get the hang of it. Advertisers pay a set rate to Google to place their ads. Google pays a percentage of this to publishers. Because different keywords are worth different amounts you will need to learn what keywords to try and go after in order to successfully make money. And of course if a keyword is very popular, you may have trouble making money because there is so much competition.

I highly recommend you take a course that teaches you how to make money with Google Adsense. You will learn how to select keywords that pay, how to develop your blog, what colors look best and will attract more clicks, the best placement for Google ads etc. This will save you a lot of time.

There are several excellent Adsense courses on the market. One of them I really love is the Adsense $100K Blueprint course. Not to long ago I came across a simple website that sold for thousands on Flippa (a place to sell websites). A short while later, I saw another site that used the same theme selling for thousands. Later I came across the Adsense $100K Blueprint and realized the product creator had made and sold both of those profitable sites.

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Work At Home – Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate marketing is one of my favorite ways to make money online. With affiliate marketing you sell products for a company. You do not have to ship the products or charge the customer, that is all done for you. You simply have to share the product with the potential customer. If they click thru your link and make a purchase you will be paid a commission. In order to become an affiliate you will need to be able to share the products. You can do this on your own websites, on free blogs, through email and social media like Twitter or at content sites such as Infobarrel where it is allowed.

When selecting an affiliate marketing company, you will want to look for a company that has been in business for some time. You will want to associate with a company that pays on time and offers good support. It is a good idea to use several affiliate companies but not so many that it gets confusing. Keep in mind that most affiliate companies do have a minimum amount you have to reach before you hit payout.

Over the years I have worked with a number of different affiliate companies. Surprisingly, some of the more popular ones were not my favorites. The popular Commission Junction is an affiliate company I did not have success with. Though I made several sales with them, I did not make them in the time period they wanted. I logged in one day to find they had removed my commissions. So though I made the sale, because it was not done in their time frame, I lost any earnings. Needless to say, I stopped using them.

Here are some of the companies I use. These are all free to join.

Market Health – Market Health specializes in heath and beauty products. Excellent products and payouts. This is where you will find the lastest “hot” products from herbal supplements to teeth whiteners.

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Share A Sale – Share A Sale offers a wide range of goods from cosmetics to electronics. You can sell a number of different products or just one.

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MoreNiche – MoreNiche is a great place for beginners. Hands on affiliate managers will guide you to success. They have a lot of affiliate information including banners and articles.

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Lazy Profits has a wide variety of products ranging from As Seen On TV to email zip submit offers. Gifts, flowers, dating, credit card relief, holiday and seasonal, home and garden offers can all be found at the Lazy Profits site.

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Amazon – Though Amazon starting commissions are low at 4% (they increase with the number of sales you have), they have a huge range of products and consumers trust them. This is one of my favorite affiliate sites because I know I can find almost anything I want to sell on there. If you opt to try it, I highly recommend Affiliate Tools HQ . The membership course was written by Paula and Wanda who make over $10,000 a month as Amazon affiliates. In the eBook they teach you how to become a successful Amazon affiliate from writing reviews to product selection.

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One of my top favorites (aside from Amazon) is MoreNiche. Great payouts, lots of support and awesome products. Click the banner below to sign up!

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Work At Home – Product Creation

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If you ever thought you might like to create something now is the time! Product Creation is big business. Every year millions of dollars worth of goods and services are sold online. The creators of FatLoss4Idiots for example did 21 million dollars worth of business in one year alone! You can create anything from software to ebooks.

The first step is to identify the hungry markets. Who is looking for products and what will they buy? You will also need to learn how to create the product, launch the product and more. You may want to sell your products on sites such as Clickbank or ejunkie and have an army of affiliates working for you. Think about it. If you create a product such as an ebook and sell it for $47 and give $27 to an affiliate, that will leave you with $20. If you have four affiliates that each sell one a day, you would enjoy a few extra thousand a month. If you create an ebook for the most part once you have completed it, aside from the occassional service questions your work is done. If you develop software, you may have to put much more time in answering questions and resolving issues so you may want to charge a monthly, recurring fee for the software and enjoy profits over and over.

It may seem overwhelming to get started with Product Creation, but if you take it one step at a time you will find you create multiple products and if you selected correctly you will enjoy a good income from recurring sales.

I recommend Mark Thompson’s, Beyond Commission Course . This comprehensive course uses videos, print outs and more to take you from product creation to product launch. Included are the forums where you can get one on one help with your products. I personally am a member and have found the entire course to be outstanding. This is a must have if you truly want to learn the ins and outs of product creation. You will create your first one within four hours.

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Work At Home – Selling Services

Selling services is an easy way to make money online once you get the hang of it. The first step is to decide what kind of services you have to offer. Then you can select the best site to sell them from.
Think about the skills that you have. Can you create graphics, write articles, take photos or make videos? If so there are plenty of places where you can make money online.

To get the most from selling services it will help to find forums and other sites to give you an idea of tips and pricing. If you are signing up for a site that pays you directly such as Demand Studios you will be paid on the date they pay out. If you are selling services yourself, you will have to decide if you want to charge partial or full upfront fees or wait for payment till the task is completed. For private negotiations I always recommend charging at least the partial payment upfront. I personally usually charge the full amount upfront and have charged clients several thousand dollars in advance for privately negotiated work.

Take a look at the list of services in the categories sections to get more detail on the different types of services you can offer and where you can offer them. Keep in mind that a host of sites have sprung up in the past couple years where you can get your feet wet, gain some experience and learn what sells and what doesn’t. These sites like Fiverr are a great way to get started. Check out my article on Fiverr.

It is important to focus on selling services so you can build a reputation and build your business. It is easy to get distracted when you are working at home. Set daily goals and work to accomplish them.

You can easily make a good income selling services online.

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