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Work from Home at Virtual Call Centers

Updated on May 6, 2012

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Its true that money can't buy you happiness but it is also true that money makes the world go round. With out money, life is bit difficult. It's pretty safe to say we all need money. Now how we make our money is completely up to us.

With the growing trend of living greener and the rising cost of gas, more and more people are turning to working at home. Working at home definitely cuts cost in many ways. You save on gas because there is no commute you have to make. If your like me your saving on ordering lunch because you can have a hot meal in your kitchen. Working at home allows you to set up your home office to meet your comfort level while still maintaining a professional environment. One of the most popular work at home opportunities is in-bound and out-bound virtual "call centers". Here is a small list of some companies that I know of that are legitimate and are great companies to work for.

Alpine Access

Alpine Access was established in 1998. They're approach to customer service is to bring the call center to the employee verses bringing the employee to the office. With Alpine Access, you are an employee not an independent contractor.Applicants undergo an extensive application process to ensure that Alpine Access is hiring the best customer service reps. All interviews are done online. Also there is no fees but, once an applicant is offered the position they are required to pay $45 for a background check.

Arise

Arise Virtual Solutions, Inc.,originally Willow CSN Incorporated, was founded in 1997. Arise specializes in home-based sales, customer service and technical support.They service over 40 companies world wide by providing well rained, profession, telephone representatives. According to their website, You choose when and how often you provide service with flexible scheduling options that allow you to divide your time into increments as few as 30 minutes.With Arise, and a worker is an independent consultant and not an employee.

Cloud 10

Cloud 10 was established in 2006. With Cloud 10 a worker is an employee. They allow employees to set ther own schedule to allow flexability. All itnereview are done online. The application process is very simple. Cloud 10 specializes in Inbound Communications, Outbound Communications, Back Office Administration, CRM Consultancy Services, Contact Automation, In-Language Support, and Business Continuity.

LiveOps

LiveOps was established in 2000. With LiveOps workers are independent consultants. There are no contractors fees but you will need to pay $30.00 for a background check. LiveOps specialize in Customer Service, Call Center Outsourcers, IT/Operations, Direct Response, and Sales & Marketing. LiveOps has over 200 customers ranging from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies.

West

West is a Fortune 10000 company. With west you can work in office or at home. There are no fees to be paid ever. West At Home offers schedules based on either per minute rate, per call OR guaranteed hourly rate. With West At Home workers are independent contractors.

Working Solutions

Established in 1996, Working Solutions has been providing excellent customer service reps. With Working solutions workers are independent consultants. There are no fees to be paid ever.

Honorable mention

There are tons of other legitamte companies out ther you just need tok now where to look.There are even some well known companies that you may have never thought you could work for at home some of these include:

  • Delta Airlines
  • JetBlue
  • Uhaul
  • 1800flowers

When looking at these work at home jobs remember to look at the technology specifications. Many of these companies will have requirements such as equipment and computer capabilities. Do not fear,with these companies the most you will need is a dedicated phone line, a head set, a working computer, a printer and a fax. But again view the sites carefully to ensure your hardware is up to par.

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    • luvintkandtj profile imageAUTHOR

      luvintkandtj 

      6 years ago from USA

      Thank you for your insight

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      Susan McKinney 

      6 years ago

      DO not go to work for Alpine. I have worked for them for 6 months and they still owe me over 500 dollars fro, working. They tell lies to real you in and then you don't get what the promised

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      victor 

      6 years ago

      Im currently looking for a online job with Arise. Could anyone help me with that???

      victor.osoria31@gmail.com

    • luvintkandtj profile imageAUTHOR

      luvintkandtj 

      6 years ago from USA

      I'm sorry I don't know of any international companies. I am sure there may be some

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      marc 

      6 years ago

      I live in Costa Rica and i speak 4 languages??. there is a possibility to work from home (Costa Rica) for int. companys (50h. p.w.) ?

      Can anyone help me?

      I have 6 y. experience as call center agent.

      marcomaywald-live.com

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      shawna 

      6 years ago

      do u take out taxes for arise

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      jani 

      7 years ago

      hi i am trying to speak with any AT&T VSC orSVSC

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      Miranda  

      7 years ago

      Hi, We have been with Arise since '03 and we are currently looking for ACPS to join under our super VSC. That means you would not need to incorporate and your first training is FREE! Please email me at miranda.ashvs@gmail.com for more info!

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      indianred1982 

      8 years ago

      what if you have a drug possession on your background? will they over look that?

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      ceholmes 

      8 years ago from Chicago

      I work with LiveOps! Great company, good support team. BTW. Correction on the Background check, it is now $50

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      Roselyn Mendoza 

      9 years ago from Philippines

      I've worked in a call center -- in bound -- and I didn't like the traveling part. Though I have assorted work-at-home jobs at present that do not involved the telephone. I've been reading a lot of good reviews about LiveOps so this company must rock. Thanks for the lots of info. :D

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      justmesuzanne 

      9 years ago from Texas

      Thanks! :)

    • luvintkandtj profile imageAUTHOR

      luvintkandtj 

      9 years ago from USA

      I have not worked for these companies becasue i'm not the call center type but i know someone who has worked each and every company . Actually i lied a bit just there i have worked for west but i worked in the company itself not in the at home division. but these are all legit and reputiable.

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      laringo 

      9 years ago from From Berkeley, California.

      This is a very informative Hub. Have you ever worked for any of these companys? I have to bookmark this Hub and check out these sites. Thanks. I've given you a thumbs up! Have a great day

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