Today, some of the most respected businesses are shifting their telemarketing and cold calling efforts into the homes of customer service and sales specialists around the world. It’s a great business decision. By homesourcing cold calling and telemarketing to competent and experienced remote workers, a company’s in-house sales team can spend less time on the phone and more time in front of qualified prospects and clients.
It’s awesome for the home-based workers, too. Remote telemarketing provides more freedom and flexibility than ever before. How would you like to work from home? Enjoy a more flexible work schedule? Spend more time doing what truly matters to you? This is a career can help meet those goals!
Are you ready for a career in telemarketing?
In order to become an at-home telemarketer, you’ll need to meet a few requirements. Most homesourcing companies require workers to be at least 18 years old and have a high school diploma.
To be a successful telemarketer, you should be results-oriented, people-focused and have an energetic, enthusiastic and outgoing personality. Telemarketers need excellent customer service and communication skills. Also, any previous telemarketing or cold calling experience will definitely come in handy.
Hours and scheduling will vary depending on the company you choose to work with. However, most require that you be available to work during regular daytime business hours between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday, for a minimum of 20 hours per week. If you’re looking to make more money and a full time schedule is for you, many companies also offer 40 hour weeks.
Last but not least, of course all home-based telemarketers need their own official home office. This should be a quiet work area where you can focus without any distractions or interruptions. Technical requirements are pretty standard. You’ll need a computer, Internet connection, headset, landline phone and that wonderful voice of yours.
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