With so many work-at-home opportunities advertised on the Internet, it’s sometimes hard to determine which opportunities present the best choice. Even more, since there are so many work-at-home opportunities advertised on the Internet, it’s sometimes hard to determine which opportunities are actually legitimate. Well, despite the vast list of scams that are ready to collect more money than they’re willing to pay out to valuable workers, with promises of massive riches and little effort, there are still some very legitimate companies looking to pay and reward workers based on their hard work, dedication, and commitment.
While there are a host of companies that promise legitimate work-at-home opportunities that don’t deliver, luckily, there are companies that do indeed have “work” to offer that can be done from home. Customer service work is a leading work-at-home opportunity that consistently seeks to bring aboard talented home-based customer service representatives that excel in providing quality service to customers.
To get to the level of working legitimately from home and taking customer service calls for companies, one must first understand the differences that this form of “work” may come in. First, there’s the need to overcome the negative connotation associated with paying a fee to work online.
I know, I know! Before, I stated that there are a dozen or so companies out there that would not ask individuals to pay to work for them instead of the other way around, right? Well, quite honestly, there are. Allow me to explain. There’s a difference in working for a company from home as an employee or as Business.
The question is: do you want to work as an employee or a contractor? Not all work-at-home opportunities offered are offered by employers. Rather, many work-at-home opportunities, more specifically customer service positions, are just that, an opportunity — an opportunity to make an income by forming your very own home-based Business.
What’s the difference? An employer hires an individual to perform one role within the organization and the individual will work for that employer with an agreed upon salary. A home-based Business contracts with several different companies and may offer a variety of services because the Business would receive a different pay rate for each service the Business is contracted to service.
This presents a slightly different level in regards to earning potential for the home-Business providing the service because the Business can service any number of clients at any given time. No salary cap — only capped by the Business offering its services. So you see, the opportunity becomes a little greater when offering services as a Business vs. as an employee. Since a Business has the ability to earn more, there are requirements for this kind of privilege.
Now while there are employers that do hire employees to work from home to take customer service calls, and it’s important to know of these options, we will take the time to focus on Business opportunities instead of employer-to-employee work-at-home opportunities. It’s important to understand that some companies only work with home-based Businesses and independent contractors, so that all work-at-home opportunities and options are considered and not mistakenly cast aside, which leaves money on the table.
In learning about the Business-to-Business work-at-home model, one must understand that working as an independent contractor will likely come with an initial upfront investment and why. While the idea of paying to get a job may sound discouraging, it begins to make more sense when you understand you’re not paying for a job, but investing in the resources necessary to run your Business successfully from home as an independent contractor. Essentially, there are start-up costs to get you up and running.
To be considered a legitimate home-based Business, an initial upfront investment makes sense much for the same reason many life-changing accomplishments require an investment. Purchasing a new home, purchasing a new car, or purchasing a vacation package require an investment because undoubtedly these items will add some form of long-term value to your life. These items have a significant value in your life, in which a great deal of energy will be vested. Your Business will be the same way!
So to get started in the right direction, the ideal of launching your very own home-based Business must require the commitment necessary to be ready to take those customer service calls for several companies that are ready to send the calls to your home-based Business telephone line! To do this, you must prove that you too are legitimate and serious as well. So what kind of investment is required? There aren’t many, yet they’re all important to your Business bottom line and success! The following are the three main investments to consider when it comes to a home-based Business call center.
First investment is commitment. Commitment doesn’t come at a financial cost, but it’s your sweat equity. The more commitment you pour into your home-based Business, the more it will reward you for your efforts!
Second investment involve incorporation costs. You can visit your Secretary of State Website and Local City Hall for the fees associated with incorporating your home-based Business. This step shows that you yourself are a serious Business looking to contract with a legitimate organization.
Third investment involve the Business operating costs. These costs are not expensive; remember, this is a home-based Business, so the costs will be minimal! To perform services for companies that are ready to compensate your Business, you must be up and operating. Of course this requires a dedicated phone line for your Business, a computer, Internet access, a dedicated work area, and a headset.
You can sign up with companies like Arise.com and Liveops.com, just to name a few, to acquire clients for your Business, and have the Business’ compensation directly deposited into the Business bank account!
While there may be other investments down the road that are not mentioned here that will truly make your Business a success, the most important lesson to understand is that there are a ton of work-at-home opportunities, and none should be discarded because of the platform on which it’s delivered. Making educated decisions, doing research, and asking questions will get you to the dream opportunity that awaits you!
If done persistently, you should have your home-based Business generating revenue within a month! Just remember, while there are a multitude of promises for massive income with little effort plastered on the internet, not all of those promises can be delivered.
Get-rich-quick schemes do not exist today anymore than they did in the past and the same tried and true methods still hold true — hard work and persistence will allow you to build a legitimate Business that will yield the earning potential as a result of those efforts. The above listed steps are more likely to put you on the path to working from home in your very own home-based call center Business, contracting with legitimate companies that are willing to compensate you for your Business services!