How to start working at home….

Part 1
How do you get started working at home? What do you need? How do you get paid?

These are the questions I usually get when friends find out that I work at home. I’ve worked at home since 2009.

 

Working at home isn’t for everyone.

Technical things that you need to work at home.
Decent computer. – what I mean by decent computer is that the PC you use should at least by 2-3 yrs old. Ram should be around 1gig at least. Processor?? None of those Intel Atom stuff. At least a dual core processor.
Headset – should be comfortable. You can try STH series.  Very cost affordable and durable headsets. (since you will most likely be wearing it for a couple of hours.)
Internet connection. – at the very least 512mbps. Preferably, 1 gig.
Back up isp -even if its one of those usb types – at least you can check your emails.
Work area. – you will need at least an area you can work at everyday with minimal interruptions. And as quiet as possible. (No dogs barking, No cocks crowing. No children shouting in the background.)

Skills that you would need to work at home.
Computer skills – familiarity using Microsoft Excel, Word, Powerpoint. Various web-based programs, like skype, ym and crm’s.
Phone skills – most work at home jobs are call center based.(outbound/inbound calls)
Patience
Active Listening

Hope this helps those who are thinking about it.

Watch out for part 2.

Ron is a happily married man for more than 10 years, the father of 3 boys. Loves to write about places that he visits. And works in the BPO industry.