February 25, 2008
If you are interested in working from home as a telemarketer, there are a few questions you should ask yourself
Self motivated and goal-oriented?
Energetic, flexible and have a positive attitude?
Able to Communicate effectively with customers, other agents and staff?
Do you have the ability to build relationships quickly, and troubleshoot issues?
Telemarketing will usually involve at least one of the following, depending on what type of company/business you are working with:
Appointment Setting and Customer Service
· Lead Generation/Qualification
· Phone Sales
· Seminar Registration
· List Cleaning/Database Update
· Market Research
· Direct Mail Follow-up
· Trade Show Follow-up
· Announcing a Sale, Grand Opening, Or Special Event
· Product/Service Selling
You need to make sure you have a completely quiet area to make your phone calls from, with absolutely no interruptions from kids, barking dogs, doorbells, etc. You will also most likely need a computer with high speed Internet access.
Some of the benefits of course would be no commuting, working from home (although not all telecommuting opportunities are working from home--some will involve working from a call center, so research carefully), and the potential to set your own hours, or at least have some flexibility with arranging work hours
But if you think you can meet the requirements needed to be a successful telemarketer, there are usually plenty of opportunities to be found. I have listed a few companies on the left side column of my blog that you may want to check out. And if you live in the UK, here is a Telemarketing link for you to check out.