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How to Get Telemarketing Jobs From Home

Updated on May 11, 2012

Work From Home As A Telemarketer

Traditionally, telemarketing jobs were operated primarily out of call centers, but now hundreds of companies hire and train telemarketers to work from home. Working from home, even as a telemarketer, saves gas money and comes with certain privileges. It is also a good temporary job opportunity for someone who lost their regular job and can't find a replacement job offline.

Most telemarketing jobs involve outbound calling, which isn't a very enjoyable job. Nobody wants to be bothered at their home There are, however, work at home agent jobs that of involve inbound calling instead. That is much better because you won't be bugging anyone at dinner time and much of the work involves answering inbound calls from businesses.

Is Telemarketing For You?

Strong communication skills are necessary for this type of job. If you are impatient and not a people person, this job probably isn't for you. Although you will be working at home, you will be sitting on your bum all day, talking to people on the phone. This kind of work can be extremely boring, not to mention, the pay isn't the greatest. Most phone reps start off earning $8 to $10 per hour, but it's possible to earn up to $20 per hour.

There are companies hiring people as employees. Working for a company comes with potential insurance benefits and hourly pay. Taxes are also taken out of your check like a regular job.

Legal Requirements

We have all experienced annoying telemarketing calls during dinner time, or early morning hours, but now there are laws limiting phone solicitation to certain hours of the day. Find out the rules in your state.

Research possible telemarketing certification and licensing requirements in your state before applying for jobs. In some states, it is illegal to operate a telemarketing business from home and certain practices, such as cold calling a private residence, could be illegal.

It would be a good idea to visit the website for the Department of Labor and understand federal laws for telemarketing so you can apply for the right jobs and avoid problems. There are many scams on the Internet, run by people using unlawful business practice. Find a company in compliance with federal laws.

Find A Business to Business Telemarketing Job

There is nothing more annoying than receiving sales calls on your phone, especially a voice-activated recording.

Instead of dealing with the headache, find telemarketing jobs from home that are only business to business. Business to business means you are going to sell product upgrades to businesses. These are businesses that are currently paying customers for the product you're selling. Most businesses are polite on the phone and courteous, so you won't have to deal with as many hang ups and rude people.

Beware of Scams

Scams for telemarketing jobs from home are a big problem on the Internet, but if you're careful and use common sense when job searching, it will be easy to find a real job opportunity. The biggest scams are job offers promising big money, or ones that try to collect money.

After finding a company you're interested in, it is a wise idea to research the company and see if there are any scam reports or complaints on the Internet. A good place to start is the website for the Better Business Bureau.

Apply for Jobs

Use job search sites like Monster, Simply Hired and Indeed to find telemarketing jobs. Like searching for any other job, diligently compare hourly pay, benefits, job requirements and the reputation between companies.

Most telemarketing companies require an Internet connection and land line telephone obviously. Job requirements vary, but some companies only hire people with previous experience in cold calling, customer service, sales and so forth. Job duties also vary. Many companies hire telemarketers for appointment setting and even to take inbound calls instead of making outbound calls.


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