Blue Zebra is a company I’ve heard a lot about during my years of searching for work at home. They are pretty well-known and have been around since 1989. At first, I was under the impression that this was sort of a virtual assistant type job, but I was mistaken. It’s actually a phone job and you’re doing cold calling, meaning you’re making the calls, not taking them. You are trying to generate leads and set qualified appointments for their clients.
How much does Blue Zebra pay?
The rate of pay is really good for what I’ve seen from most phone work — it’s anywhere from $15 to $25 an hour! But the high rate of pay might have a lot to do with the type of work you are doing. Cold calling can be difficult for people who take it personally when people on the other end of the line get mad at them for the interruption, and I would guess that with a job like this that’s pretty much going to happen quite regularly. Within 30 to 60 days of working, you can get a 10 to 14 percent increase in your rate of pay if you are doing a good job. After your first 200 hours worth of work, you will be eligible for something called a client renewal bonus. In addition to this, there are several other financial incentives and raises you could get. Payments are made once a week with direct deposit.
Who can apply to work for Blue Zebra?
If you are new to phone work, you will have to pass on Blue Zebra at least until you get some experience. They are looking for people who have between two or more years of outbound, cold-calling experience.
Is this an employee position?
No. When you get hired by Blue Zebra, you are hired as an independent contractor. So no taxes will be taken out of your pay, but you’ll be responsible for the tax amount at the end of the year.
What is the schedule for Blue Zebra like?
They want you to work at least four hours a day and no more than eight hours a day five days per week. The max amount per week you can work is 40 hours and the minimum is 20 hours. As is the case with most other phone jobs, you probably can’t have any background noise going on, so you’ll want to work when you know this won’t be a problem.
Does Blue Zebra hire outside the United States?
Apart from the United States, Blue Zebra also considers applicants from Canada.
What People Say
I’ve seen some good things said about Blue Zebra — that they are very professional to work for and pay on time. But I also read that in addition to your time spent on the phone, you have to put in some unpaid time for morning meetings and some computer work. A lot of people don’t like this and feel their time is too valuable to be OK with not getting paid for any of it spent doing things for the company. I see their point there. Another thing I’ve read is that in order to work for Blue Zebra, you have to have some software called ACT that is kind of expensive — around maybe $200 to buy new. But someone on WAHM said that you can actually buy the software from Blue Zebra for a lot less than that if you don’t have it and need it to start work.
How to Apply
If you are interested in applying to work for Blue Zebra, this page will give you all the details you need. Please keep in mind that at the present time they may or may not be actively recruiting workers.