Thursday, October 18, 2007

A New Job

Today I finished my application for a new job. Since Bob is going to school full time and can only work a limited number of hours a week, that means it's up to me to "get a haircut and get a real job!" Ha, ha, ha... Anyway, it's for an internet based company called Live*Ops. You basically train to become an agent and then they send you a script and a phone call from someone who has called about a product - I won't be doing any calling - and then you get paid by the minute for the time you are on the phone. If you sell something, great, sometimes the clients give bonuses if you do but if you don't it's not a big deal either, the point is just to keep the customer on the phone as long as you can so you can get paid for your time that you work. You choose your hours - when and how often you work.

I must confess that I'm not thrilled with the prospect of phone sales but this is the only work from home job that I actually know someone who does it and it works for them. It's not a scam or a pyramid scheme, it's simply a job. :P What I'd really like to do is start an ebay store to sell my used homeschool curriculum (which isn't much right now) and also some extra stuff that my FIL has stored in his house. He said he would give me a percentage of whatever I can sell. I'm just a little bit lost on how to get the whole thing started and worried that I would end up spending more in shipping and such than it's worth.

A lot of people make money working from home - why can't I? But who knows what is legit and what isn't? Obviously stuffing envelops is out of the question and medical billing - from what I understand you have to have experience and education to do that. Does anybody know what would really work? And what really wont?

3 Comments For Risa:

Becca said...

Re: eBay sales...I do this sometimes. This week I have 3 toddler winter jackets and a pair of boots listed and so far have made at least $35 profit but that's actually a really good week...I don't normally do so well. I find things on clearance at Old Navy at the end of the season and hang on to them until te follwing year or I find them at the Thrift Store for really cheap. And I don't have an eBay store, just an account. Good luck with the whole job thing, whatever you decide to do!

Amie said...

hmmmmm...that job doesn't sound so bad. Does it matter what you talk about to keep them on the phone? LOL

Jamie said...

I wish I could think of something off the top of my head!