Are you interested in getting paid to make some political polling calls from home? You can do it through People Calling People. Keep in mind that the position is temporary, but they are hiring now so it might be something you’ll want to go ahead and sign up for if you’re able to do phone work from home. Here’s some more details:
How much does People Calling People pay?
You’ll get $8 per hour. You’re hired as an independent contractor so no taxes will be taken out of this pay, but if you earn more than $599 during your time working for them, you will have to report this on your taxes. They will send you a W-9 to fill out and return to them.
What is the work like?
You pretty much are taking political polls and it’s cold calling work, meaning that you are not answering phones, you are making the calls yourself. As we all know, this can occasionally lead to some irritated people on the other end of the line. But if you are OK with that, then you might like this job. From what I understand, you do not make the calls directly. The calls are automatically dialed and connected via the internet for you.
What is the schedule with People Calling People?
The work is part-time and the scheduling is very flexibile. Per the website, you can choose from Monday through Saturday and the shifts available are 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. or 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.. So as you can see you could really set things up to work nicely around whatever else you have going on in your life. I’ve read that you can work more than one shift if you want to. Please keep in mind that the hour blocks I listed might not be available when you apply. This is just what is listed on their website right now.
Who can apply?
People Calling People is looking for workers who are professional with good phone voice, basic computer skills, a PC running Windows XP or higher, and broadband internet with a hard-wired connection (no wireless). You will also need a USB headset to do the work. To apply, you’ll have to upload a resume and answer some questions. They prefer if you’ve had previous phone or some type of customer service experience. You will be trained before you can begin work. I’m fairly certain this is open to US only.
How long does this last?
It’s temporary work due to the nature of the calls. I’ve read the work ends in early November (probably right at or before election day). So you may want to hurry and apply if this interests you!