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kandeebunny
05-25-2008, 10:28 PM
I saw a link to a site posted on here at one point for work from home jobs (it was a SAHM board I think?) That listed out WAH opportunities with companies like QVC, HSN, 1-800-Flowers etc.

If ANYONE has this link or suggestions I would REALLY appreciate it. A friend and SAHM of 4 just lost her husband and needs a WAH job.

Tree
05-26-2008, 07:27 AM
I am sorry for your friend's loss. Many of these companies are independent contractors and not employees. Alpine Acess is one that is employee based and I believe you can get benefits from. I currently do LiveOps which is fine for extra $500-$1000 per month. I will work less in the summer because of the kids being out of school. However I don't get any benefits from them.

http://wahjobs.blogspot.com has a listing of work at home call centers.

Aliceacc
05-26-2008, 08:01 AM
I'm so sorry for your friend's loss.

Can you tell us a bit about her? Her education, past work experience, likes and dislikes-- anything that will help us give you a direction?

For example, I'm a teacher. During the years I was a SAHM (and now too, actually) I had a lot of luck with freelance writing. I've done everything from parenting articles to the geometery section of an educational website to some ACT prep practice question. All from my home computer after the kids were in bed.

pigletof4
05-26-2008, 09:18 AM
Here are two wah websites I've been on.

www.workplacelikehome.com

www.ratracerebellion.com

These both of legit jobs and the first is a message board so if you have any questions, ask away.

Good Luck

ilovefh
05-26-2008, 09:23 AM
I am sorry for your friend's loss. Many of these companies are independent contractors and not employees. Alpine Acess is one that is employee based and I believe you can get benefits from. I currently do LiveOps which is fine for extra $500-$1000 per month. I will work less in the summer because of the kids being out of school. However I don't get any benefits from them.

http://wahjobs.blogspot.com has a listing of work at home call centers.

Can you tell me more about LiveOps. It is one that I have been looking into. I just quit :banana: :banana: my part time job (I have a full time job). When we run the numbers we are more than fine financially, but I'm a worry wort so something from home might be good! Plus we are hoping I can be a SAHM in the future so I'd like to get something going.

Tree
05-26-2008, 09:47 AM
Can you tell me more about LiveOps. It is one that I have been looking into. I just quit :banana: :banana: my part time job (I have a full time job). When we run the numbers we are more than fine financially, but I'm a worry wort so something from home might be good! Plus we are hoping I can be a SAHM in the future so I'd like to get something going.

I have been with LiveOps for over 3 years and I usually make $750-$1500 a month working part time. I am primarily a sahm and I work when I kids are at a school and on weekend mornings. Now I will switch to early morning 3 am - 8am when the kids are off for the summer and weekend mornings. It works out great for me. The best thing is that I can work when I want to and if I need to be a mom I can do that as well. No answering to a boss :)

They do charge a $50 background check which you can make back your first weekend working no problem.

disney0210
05-26-2008, 12:11 PM
if you don't mind my asking, what does LiveOps do?

i am currently looking for a data entry WAH but there are so many online and i'm sure 99% are illegit so i don't know where to start....

Tree
05-27-2008, 04:08 AM
LiveOps is a virtual call center. I primarily take calls for informericals. I have taken calls for some of the flower companies through Liveops around V-day and Mother's Day.

Mean Queen
05-27-2008, 08:55 AM
http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/TakeControlOfYourLife/story?id=2621388&page=1

This article has some good ideas.

Stucas
05-27-2008, 09:37 AM
if you don't mind my asking, what does LiveOps do?

i am currently looking for a data entry WAH but there are so many online and i'm sure 99% are illegit so i don't know where to start....


I would love to do this too but soo many make you pay to start which makes me nervous


-Lauren

mommybunnyof2
05-27-2008, 10:24 AM
KandeeBunny -- First, I'm sorry for your friends loss. My heart goes out to her and her family.

I see that you live in FL. I know that HSN is hiring WAH Part Time Sales in FL. I've been a WAH HSN Sales rep for two years and love it. It works great with my schedule. I'm able to be home with my kids and we don't have to put them in a daycare situation. I believe that they now do training at home as well. It's not a ton of money ($10/hr) -- but it is great for a part time job. They are also offering some full time sales work at home positions now too. So, after a while, maybe your friend can go full time.

Good luck to your friend.

Dogslider
05-27-2008, 07:07 PM
LiveOps is a virtual call center. I primarily take calls for informericals. I have taken calls for some of the flower companies through Liveops around V-day and Mother's Day.

If you don't mind answering, do you get a paycheck in the mail with taxes all taken out already, or do you have to claim it in some other way on your taxes?
Thanks
Pam

FRAMOM
05-28-2008, 12:23 AM
I too would like to know the answer to the above question. I am very interested in doing something like this. I am a RN but would love to do something not sooo stressfull.:eek:

Gisele
05-28-2008, 12:52 AM
I very much would like to know the answer as well, I can spend a lot of time on the computer as it is. What kind of platform,browser and internet connection do you need? for mine is but a slow, older guy.

Thank you :)

:flower:

Tree
05-28-2008, 04:22 AM
With LiveOps you are an independent contractor-you get a 1099r each year so you need to pay your taxes each year. I set aside 25% of each year in a separate saving account and have a little bit (taxes) more taken out of my husband's check. We haven't had a to pay any year. You can get a check or direct deposit and they pay out 2x a month-1st and the 16th.

Gisele
05-28-2008, 01:02 PM
Does any one know, whether or not, there are any WAH positions, that are not based on an independent contractor hire basis. For I rather prefer, to have the employer deduct my taxes for me.

jrandtysmom
05-28-2008, 01:59 PM
I'd love to know that as well.

Tree
05-28-2008, 04:22 PM
here are ones that are employees most don't hire in all states but you can atleast start to research

Alpine Access (inbound)

Baby 2 bee (outbound calling)

Blue Zebra (outbound calling)

Cloud Ten (inbound)

GE Call Centers (inbound)

Jet Blue (inbound) Salt Lake

West at home (inbound)

zurgswife
05-28-2008, 08:38 PM
Beaware that while you can make money with Liveops and other such call center work from home you are only making about .25 per minute talking. There can be many hours that you only talk 10 mins. Now it isn't always that bad but the calls you take are usually for the least desirable Infomercials out there. The big live ops clients are Kevin Trudeau, and some exercise ones. Makes your skin crawl with how despetive they are...The problems is you don't just sell the product in the commercial you also are required to offer each and every caller about 6 upsells. Believe me you get yelled at quite a bit. And after the upsells there are about 4 separate other offers not associated with the product...magazines, life insurance offers, shopping discount clubs etc.

It is not for the thin skinned. I stopped because I felt it added too much stress in my life to read a script absolutely perfectly each and every time and if you don't you get punished.

cndij
05-28-2008, 11:28 PM
Another idea some might want to check into. Of course this also is likely to be as an independent subcontractor with no taxes taken out, but that's part of WAH. The company I used to work for was a commercial printer who did a lot of kitting/contract assembly for customers. We had what I referred to as a "cottage industry" of WAH contract assembly people. Some were employees, or family members of employees, and a lot of retired people. You were responsible for meeting quality standards and pick up and return of materials. Our contract assembly people made anywhere from $80-$400 a week depending on the project and how adept/quick they are. I would call around to printing companies in your area and ask if they outsource any "hand bindery" work, Specifically: kit assembly, handfolding, stringing, collating, inserting etc.

Don't fall for any of those places that charge you for information, what you usually get is instructions on how to sell the same thing to other people, that is your pay for stuffing envelopes. You may have to keep calling back, as we only had occasional openings when we took on a new project, or one of the contractors, decided to quit. The people who got the new slot were ones who were persistent in checking back. On some projects, we had people who had been doing it for 15 years.

Tree
05-29-2008, 07:02 AM
I too would like to know the answer to the above question. I am very interested in doing something like this. I am a RN but would love to do something not sooo stressfull.:eek:


I just saw this on craiglist for nurses http://boston.craigslist.org/gbs/hea/698566769.html
MCAI is looking for talented, motivated and experienced workers’ compensation nurse case managers (NCMs) throughout the country to work on a federal government contract. MCAI’s nurse case managers will work from home, while visiting client locations monthly and enjoy a satisfying career and the opportunity to work independently.

MCAI’s NCMs provide medical expertise and serve as the critical communication link between the parties involved in medical disability cases. The NCM’s assure timely interventions and facilitate continuous communication while providing patient advocacy though supporting patient choices. MCAI’s nurse case managers are sensitive to the importance of productive work and see return to work as the key outcome.


Also United Health Group seems to be looking for case manager nurse a lot as well that work at home.
http://www.unitedhealthgroup.com/NursingCareers/How_to_Find_a_Job.htm

patita71
05-29-2008, 04:56 PM
Does anyone know of a legit data-entry WAH positions or company that offers this?
THANKS! :cutie:

minnieandmickeymouse
05-30-2008, 07:22 AM
I applied to LiveOps 3 days ago and got an email this morning saying that

"The LiveOps Community Sourcing Team has reviewed your work history, skill set, and quiz results and determined that your business is well qualified to certify to provide services to LiveOps for Outbound calls."

Does outbound calls mean that I will be calling people? That is not at all what I wanted to do! I thought liveops only had inbound calls.
I don't know what to do here. I really want to work from home and make some money.

Tree
05-30-2008, 09:28 AM
I don't do any outbound calling for Liveops but I know they are getting into some outbound calling.

I would suggest you move forward get your foot in the door.

There are some threads on the application process for liveops at www.workplacelikehome.com

beansmom
05-30-2008, 12:36 PM
I 'worked' for West at Home...for about 45 minutes. I have been in the same type of business for 22 yrs fulltime but with West, you have VERY little product info and have to strictly follow a script. After they sent me a little warning saying that I had varied from the script...I called 'em and said 'i have a real job, i don't need this sh*t'. Zurgswife is right...the stress was too much for me.

Gisele
05-30-2008, 01:58 PM
I am not that kind of person either, that can stay to a script, I have too much creativity for that, I would need a type of position to where you know what is required, but yet have flexibility so as to sell, sell, sell! On a real good day, I can sell ice to Eskimos, and a heating unit to the devil himself. Not that one is always appreciated the way they should be as a worker and a person, when that is the case, I have a really big problem with company x.

dizneychik
05-30-2008, 02:18 PM
I applied to LiveOps 3 days ago and got an email this morning saying that

"The LiveOps Community Sourcing Team has reviewed your work history, skill set, and quiz results and determined that your business is well qualified to certify to provide services to LiveOps for Outbound calls."

Does outbound calls mean that I will be calling people? That is not at all what I wanted to do! I thought liveops only had inbound calls.
I don't know what to do here. I really want to work from home and make some money.


My husband and I take calls for LiveOps and have been doing so for over a year. I take inbound and he takes inbound and outbound because he is fluent in other languages.

What happens with the outbound calls is you are not calling people. The system is calling them for you and once their phone rings, your phone rings.

These are not just random people that are called. These are people who had already contacted which ever company they called previously to place an order and changed their minds during the order process. It could have been they decided shipping costs were too high or the agent offered too many additional items.
If you start outbound it is possible you could speak with your AF(agent facilitator) and let them know you would also like to do inbound calls as well but it may be dependent on how your stats are with outbound.

Hope this helps:)

minnieandmickeymouse
05-30-2008, 02:49 PM
Thank you dizney chik, and thank you Tree for the link to that website, I did alot of reading on there, and have decided to take the offer. I was so surprised to hear from them so quickly (and it being my birthday!), so I won't pass up the chance to work for them.

How much does one make when they are starting out? I know you need to do X amount of calls before you are able to move on right? Do you make anything while doing that?

vikingsfankt
05-30-2008, 03:49 PM
All very good information, I am currently a SAHM, doing some small daycare stuff on the side, but when my youngest goes to school in 1 year from this fall I will have to look for something different. I don't want to be home if my kids aren't here with me.