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Appointment Setting & Service: Make Money Dialing At Home

May 31, 2008
Are you good on the phone? Ok I didn't ask, do you talk on the phone a lot, but can you sound professional and create positive energy to the person on the other end of the phone?

If so, then you may consider working from home as an appointment setter - service representative. This is a work at home job that you could start with little experience and start earning an income from home fairly quickly.

So what is the job description of an appointment setter - service representative? In most cases companies, both local and nationally, will hire you to call a phone list of prospects that they will supply to you. This phone list could be previous customers that they would like you to follow up with or upsell. Or the phone list may be a general list of people fitting a specific description that the company wants to target.

As an appointment setter you would simply call this phone list and attempt to set an appointment with the prospects for a salesperson to close the deal. That is, if that is the goal of the company's campaign. You may work with a company that just wants you to follow up and survey their customers for customer service reasons.

Most companies will supply you with a phone script for you to use while speaking to the prospect or customer. This will make your time on the phone a lot easier and focused.

I must say that this job is not for everyone. It does take "thick skin" to help bounce off the rejection that you are bound to experience. But if you are positive and can keep your eye on the prize, then you will have absolutely no problem as a work from home appointment setter.

You can find appointment setting jobs both locally and nationally. I would start with trying to find a local organization first, because it makes it that much easier to communicate with the person who will give you assignments. When looking locally try to uncover companies that may need your services, but haven't quite thought about it yet.

This means that you would have to sell yourself and the idea, but in the long term it will work out best for you. You will be more in control of your job and the company will view you more as a contractor in business for yourself than an employee.

The other option is to find one of the many local companies that are searching for work at home appointment setters. You can do this by searching an online job service. Also, you may want to try working with a reputable telemarketing company that can get you some appointment setting jobs.

Some telemarketing companies will require you to have some experience, but you can find some that will train you before starting.

Appointment setting for small or medium size companies can be a rewarding way to earn money at home. With the right energy and persistence you could make a great income working at home.
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