These days it seems like everyone is looking for recession-proof ways to make money at home. Here are some options:
Home-based customer service agents. Business is strong
for home-based customer service providers. I talked with several
companies that look for home-based customer service reps and they say
they are looking to recruit at least 20,000 new agents through the end
of this year.
The reason? Some large companies are cutting back on staff positions to
save on salary and benefits. One of the first departments they look to
outsource -- because they can -- is customer service. From banks and
retailers to infomercials, consumer-focused companies require people to
answer calls from customers.
Among those now recruiting: LiveOps,
West, Convergys, Alpine Access,
Each company has a different business model, pay scale and criteria for
certifying new agents, so visit their Web sites to determine what may be
the best fit for you.