This Article is About
how to earn extra income
customer service reps
due diligence
pipe dream
roadside assistance
clothing stores
extra money
extra income
background check
time limit
How To Earn Extra Income From Your Computer
Join 1000's of Authors at StreetArticles Today!

How To Earn Extra Income From Your Computer

As a "newbie" I had to learn the hard way on supplementing my income from home.

I'm sure as you all know, there are many scams and scammers that are more than willing to take your money and offer back nothing more than a "pipe dream".

So, I decided to share my experiences and successes in making an extra income. The first thing I realized is that the "GET RICH QUICK SCHEMES" are just that... schemes.

None of that here!

I used various Pay-To-Click sites.

I found legitimate sites that will pay you to click on ads. You can make.01-.02 per click.

Now most of these sites do require a time limit that you must stay on the page of the ad, usually 30 seconds. Of course, you will not... can not make a living doing this, but what I have done is used several of these sites to make extra money. Sometimes I may open several windows or tabs and happily click away!

There are also legit advertisers that will pay you to read e-mails. This works along the same premise of the Paid-To-Click sites.

Now, I did find sites that pay a little better. There are companies that are seeking experienced customer service reps to take phone calls from home. On average, they pay.25 a minute for each minute of talk time. In other words, your are paid when you are actually talking to a customer, not waiting for a call to come in. The pay can average out to about $15.00 an hour of talk time!

For an opportunity like this, normally there is a background check requirement and you will need a separate phone line from your regular house phone and of course broadband internet access. I did this for about five years and was able to sustain myself. My wife at the time was also working customer service from home.

The companies varied, anything from Direct-Response to roadside assistance, to clothing stores. We even took calls for a cruise line! The training is provided so don't think your are just going to be "thrown" on the phones.

I do advise everyone to do their due-diligence and research these companies and opportunities. I usually use "Rip-Off Report", Citizen Corps, and the "BBB" to do my research.

Working online from home can be a very satisfying venture as long as you realize that for most people, you may be only able to supplement your income, not replace it.

I wish you the best of luck in your search for opportunities!

Yours In Success!


Street Talk

No comments present
You May Also Like
How To Earn Extra Income – Be Inventive!
I am sure that you have seen one of those scams which send you an email saying that you have won some huge amount of money! Maybe you have even received one yourself! And if you respond to that email or phone the number provided, they say that in order…
  Likes: 4

How to Earn Extra Income
Have you ever been dreaming of those extra money to spend on things and activities you really want to have or do? For most of us the general situation is that we have the money for our daily living - And nothing more. The budget is very limited and does…
By: Bengt in  Internet and Businesses Online  >  Internet Marketing   Feb 23, 2011  
  Likes: 0

Supplementing your Income
Whenever a crisis occurs, some countermeasures must be taken. Devaluation of income has to be met with changes. Network marketing is a handy way to improve your finances and affiliate marketing is an excellent method.
By: Hreidar Ogmundsson in  Home Based Business  >  Network Marketing   Feb 02, 2011  
  Likes: 0

Some Insightful Information Regarding Contact Center Software
When your customers call in, you customer service reps should be able to focus on their queries and serve them in the best possible manner. However, your reps are likely to focus on the service processes instead of servicing the customers. This is because they need to toggle between different…
By: Andy R in  Computers and Technology  >  Software   Apr 03, 2014  
  Likes: 5

Twelve Steps to Doing Due Diligence Document Review
When one corporation intends to acquire another by merger or acquisition, the buyer needs to complete a thorough examination of the target corporation to evaluate its current organizational, financial, and tax position. In short, the buyer needs to know if he is acquiring what was advertised during negotiations. A comprehensive…
By: Jonathan Easton in  Legal  >  Corporations LLC   Apr 25, 2012  
  Likes: 0

Due Diligence Review Of Corporate History And Legal Status
During a merger or acquisition by one company of another, the acquiring company needs to a comprehensive and detailed analysis of the corporation to be acquired before it completes the acquisition. This process is called due diligence review. We have previously discussed a general overview of due diligence review and…
By: Jonathan Easton in  Legal  >  Corporations LLC   May 07, 2012  
  Likes: 0

Secrets To Real Estate Due Diligence
Due diligence is the most important action that can be taken when assessing a property for potential acquisition. Due diligence is the investigation or audit of a potential investment. Due diligence serves to confirm all material facts in regards to a sale. Never purchase a property without conducting a thorough…
By: Kenneth Webb in  Real Estate  >  Buying   Nov 28, 2012  
  Likes: 0

Eight Step Due Diligence Review Of the Company’s Finances
This is the second part of a series of articles on conducting due diligence document review. The first part was a general overview of how to do a comprehensive due diligence review. When one corporation intends to acquire another by merger or acquisition, the buyer needs to complete a thorough…
By: Jonathan Easton in  Legal  >  Corporations LLC   Apr 28, 2012  
  Likes: 1

The Ultimate Guide to Drop Shipping
In this blog post, I will be explaining what drop shipping is. In short, drop shipping is a retail fulfillment method where a store doesn’t keep the products it sells in stock. Instead, when a store sells a product, it purchases the item from a third party and has it…
By: Ervin in  Home Based Business  >  Network Marketing   Jun 07, 2016  
  Likes: 3

Make An Inventory And Persist With the List
Been grocery looking lately? If you have got i am positive you were surprised by your grocery bill. Let ME tell you, you're not alone. We have a tendency to usually see a third yearly rate of inflation, that most likely does not sound sort of a ton however once…
By: Adolff Wilsonn in  Home Based Business   May 30, 2016  
  Likes: 0

What Makes Hitachi Nr9aes The Best Framing Nailer
When it comes to nail guns and drills, I have always preferred to buy Hitachi as they are manufactured to last a long time giving incredible performance in the mean time. They are also quite maintainable and you can repair them if necessary as Hitachi nail gun parts and Hitachi…
By: Tool Man in  Home Based Business   May 28, 2016  
  Likes: 0

Cleaning & Maintenance Of Jet Drill Press Chuck
Millions of craftsmen and carpenters rely on JET drill presses around the globe to get their tasks done with comfort and convenience. They choose JET because of many upsides including the ability to maintain the drill press over a long period of time. In case of any discrepancy, JET replacement…
By: Tool Man in  Home Based Business   May 20, 2016  
  Likes: 0

How to Build A Free Wordpress Website
All over the Internet, we are constantly being bombarded with easy ways to build a website. Mostly, a plug-and-play method is advised. The Affiliate Marketer may easily fall into the trap of assuming that building a website, is child’s play… That could not be further from the truth. It is…
By: Ronald Griqua in  Home Based Business   May 18, 2016  
  Likes: 2

Emotional Intelligence And the Affiliate Marketer
Emotional intelligence is a heavy word in our society. Many people have heard about measuring your intelligence by making use of a mental performance rating called “Intelligence Quotient” (IQ). This would indicate how clever or smart you are. However, with emotional intelligence it is a little bit different. The dictionary…
By: Ronald Griqua in  Home Based Business   May 18, 2016  
  Likes: 0

The Secret Of Affiliate Marketing
Every Affiliate Marketer is desperately seeking after the secret of Affiliate Marketing. If that code is cracked, the rest becomes easy. As with all secrets, we never expect the answer to be logical, simple and within reach. However, let us first define Affiliate Marketing… How would one define Affiliate Marketing?…
By: Ronald Griqua in  Home Based Business   May 18, 2016  
  Likes: 2

Article Views: 1485    Report this Article