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TTec Review – Legit or Scam

TTec is a global BPO company that is based in Englewood, CO. The company has over 50,000 people working for them in 17 countries around the world. Many of the employees work at the office; however, the company does offer work at home positions for virtual assistants. The at-home positions are for call center agents that are based in the US and the UK. These agents will handle service calls for their clients, technical support, and sales. The company is always looking for bilingual employees who speak Spanish, German, French, Catalan, Dutch and many other languages. If you decide to work for the company, you’ll be hired as an employee and must commit to working 20 hours per week. However, most of the position work 20 to 30 hours a week and could require you to work weekends and holidays.

How Does it Work?

  1. If you’re interested in applying for a job, the company has several requirements that you must first meet.
  2. You must be at least 17 years old and have a high school diploma or a GED to apply for work.
  3. The company requires that you have your own desktop or laptop computer. You’ll need a PC to work with and not a MAC device.
  4. You’ll also need a DSL or cable internet connection and a USB or VOIP headset to answer calls with.
  5. The company also looks for people who have some call center experience or who can speak a second language.
  6. The last requirement is a dedicated cell phone or landline to contact the company with.

How to Apply For a Job:

  1. If you’re interested in working for the company, you’ll need to visit the website.
  2. The company requires that you run a system check on your computer to see if it meets their requirements.
  3. If your computer meets the company requirements, you can fill out the application.
  4. After the application is completed, you’re required to take a skills assessment test.
  5. The company will review your application and skills assessment test and send you an email within 2 business days.
  6. If you’re selected for an interview, the company performs a second computer test.
  7. Once you’ve completed the test and the company feels like you’re a good candidate for the position, they’ll make you an offer.
  8. You’ll need to pass a drug test and a criminal background test which the company pays for.

Work At Home Locations:

  1. If you live in the United Kingdom the company hires work at home positions for people living in:
    1. England
    2. Northern Ireland
    3. Scotland
    4. Wales
    5. Ireland
  2. Furthermore, the company hires people who live in certain states across the United States:
    1. Alabama
    2. Arizona
    3. Arkansas
    4. Colorado
    5. Connecticut
    6. Florida
    7. Georgia
    8. Idaho
    9. Illinois
    10. Kansas
    11. Kentucky
    12. Louisiana
    13. Michigan
    14. Minnesota
    15. Mississippi
    16. Missouri
    17. Montana
    18. Nebraska
    19. Nevada
    20. New Mexico
    21. New York
    22. North Carolina
    23. North Dakota
    24. Ohio
    25. Oklahoma
    26. Pennsylvania
    27. South Carolina
    28. Tennessee
    29. Texas
    30. Utah
    31. Virginia
    32. Washington
    33. West Virginia
    34. Wisconsin
    35. Wyoming

How Much Does the Company Pay?

  1. The company’s starting pay is $8 or $9 an hour depending on what position you’re hired for.

How Does the Company Pay?

  1. The company pays every two weeks for your work.
  2. You can select to have your money directly deposited to your bank account or the company offers you a Payroll Debit Card.

Does the Company Offer Benefits?

  1. As an employee of the company, you are offered a benefits package.
  2. The company offers you health insurance, dental coverage, and a 401K.
  3. Some people claim that the health insurance package is quite expensive and others consider it affordable.

Conclusion:

This is a legitimate company to work for. Teletech has been around since 1982 and their corporate office is located in Englewood, Colorado. The company hires people from 17 different countries worldwide and also has a work at home position for people living in the US and the UK. This is a great opportunity if you’re looking for permanent employment and a benefits package. The work at home agents normally work 20 to 30 hours per week and may be required to work on weekends and holidays. This is an excellent company to work for and many people enjoy this as a way to earn money working at home.

 

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The Chat Shop Review – Legit or Scam

The Chat Shop is a UK based company that hires people to work from home performing a wide variety of jobs. Basically, you are hired as a chat agent to work for different companies. The job could include customer sales, support, or even make an unhappy client an ecstatic client. The company hires worldwide and they are looking for native English speakers who have outstanding grammar, spelling and sentence structure. Furthermore, they look for chat agents that can work 35 to 40 hours a week to help people and provide customer support.

How Does it Work?

  1. Before applying for the chat position the company asks you to read a few of their blog posts from their chat team members. This will give you an idea if the job is right for you. Furthermore, this seems like a requirement, because the company says they will ask you a few questions about the blog posts during your interview.
  2. You’ll be able to apply for a chat position online. You’ll need to email the company your resume or CV and answer 4 simple questions.
  3. If the company feels like you are qualified for the job, a recruitment team member will contact you to arrange for a live chat interview.
  4. Afterward, you’ll be given an assignment test and another phone interview.
  5. If you pass these two interviews and the assignment test, a reference check will be made. The company indicates that you should be prepared and have your references ready during the final phone interview.

What Are the Basic Requirements To Apply For a Job?

  1. They require that you have Native-level English skills with outstanding grammar, spelling and sentence structure.
  2. You must be good at paying attention to details and have high levels of organization skills.
  3. You’ll need to have a strong ability to multi-task and stay focused in high-pressure situations.
  4. They are looking for people who have an inquisitive mind and are a meticulous learner.
  5. You must be able to work 35 to 40 hours a week.
  6. They require that you have a typing speed of 80+ WPM with no errors.
  7. The company wants people who have a positive and upbeat personality.
  8. You should be technically savvy and can adapt quickly to any chat conversation.

How Much Does the Company Pay?

  1. According to a few reviews left by The Chat Shop employees, the company pays $10 an hour.
  2. There are no benefits of working for this company. That means you have no sick leave, paid vacations, health insurance or even retirement benefits.

What Are People Saying About this Company?

  1. You will need to adjust your time schedule to work on UK hours. The company doesn’t have 24/7 coverage, therefore, if you live outside of the US, you’ll be working many evening shifts with the company.
  2. You are expected to handle multiple chats at the same time. This can be hectic and will require you to have many skills to perform your job duties.
  3. The company offer training, however, the basic training doesn’t cover the different situations that arise on a daily basis. Therefore, you’re required to search and find the answers to help people out.
  4. Many of the customers you’ll be working with are angry. Some of the different companies you’ll be representing on the live chat have a very bad reputation. You’ll be dealing with a lot of angry people during your daily shifts.
  5. Many people claim the company is unprofessional and that it is a mess. The company is always having issues with their clients. This is due to the fact that they want their chat agents to answer too many calls at once. Therefore, the client’s aren’t getting the attention needed to help them resolve their problems.
  6. The training needs improvements and doesn’t help you deal with the angry customers. Furthermore, you’ll be working for 15 different companies at the same time.
  7. The company is always looking for people to cover the different shifts. Your schedule can change at any time, so it is important that you understand this before being hired.

How Does The Company Pay You?

  1. I can’t find any information on how you’re paid.
  2. The payment schedule and mode of payment is handled once you’re hired.
  3. Considering the company works with chat agents worldwide, it would seem they would pay you through a direct deposit to your bank account or a wire transfer.
  4. According to many reviews online, the company doesn’t withhold taxes if you live outside the UK. Therefore, you’ll be responsible for reporting your own income and paying taxes.

Conclusion:

This is a legitimate company to work for and they pay people to work 35 to 40 hours a week as a chat agent. The company is based in the UK, but they will hire people living outside the UK. If you are not living in the UK, you’ll need to adjust your time schedule to their time zone in order to fulfill your work schedule. This can be difficult if you live in the US because of the time difference.

You must take into consideration the reviews that people have given about this company before joining. It appears that the company is only interested in you handling a large number of chat clients at the same time. This can be stressful and hard to handle during your shifts. If you don’t have all the necessary information supplied to you, this can be very difficult to fulfill the requirements and help the customer’s out. Furthermore, the company is very strict about your typing skills and this is a major requirement when applying for the job. You will spend most of your time answering questions and typing in your responses to help people out.

 

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Talk2Rep Reviews – Legit or Scam

Talk2Rep is a company that you can work at home as a chat agent. The company hires people for these positions that live in the United States. Furthermore, the company has a wide variety of other jobs you can do. Talk2Rep has been hiring work at home agents since 2005. It is easy to apply for a job or online chat agent online. All you need to do is fill in your application for a position that interests you. The company is located in Florida and you can call or email them for more information.

How Does it Work?

  1. Before you apply for the job you must first meet the criteria before you apply.
  2. They require that you have a computer that is hard-wired to the internet. This should be a desktop model with Windows installed on it. They don’t allow you to have a MAC device. The computer must be in top working order and you should have a fast internet connection to do the work.
  3. You’ll need a high school diploma or a General Education Degree.
  4. There is a typing test that you must take. You’re required to type 30 – 50 WPM without any errors.
  5. The company requires you to have outstanding grammar, spelling and communication skills.
  6. You’ll need to be able to multi-task and research information online.
  7. If you have any sales experience in the past, this is a big plus for the company.
  8. Furthermore, if you’re bilingual and can speak Spanish and English the company is always looking for chat agents with these qualifications.
  9. If you have the qualification necessary, you can fill out the online application and apply for the at home chat agent position.

What to Expect:

  1. If you’d like to work for the company, they require you to send them $50 to do a background check on you.
  2. You’ll need to attend training sessions that the company won’t pay you for. The training classes are 2 weeks long and you must attend in order to work there.
  3. The work at home positions is for live chat agents that help people with their issues or a live chat sale agent. You’ll be selling certain products and services for the company. They offer you a set hourly wage, plus commissions.
  4. At the end of each live chat, the company asks the client to complete a survey about your helpfulness and if you were professional. The surveys are rated and you’ve given a score concerning your performance with the company. If you receive a bad rating this really affects your job with the company.

How Do You Earn Money?

  1. The company has a flexible schedule that you can choose from. You’ll pick the hours each day you’d like to work.
  2. The normal working shift is 4 hours long.
  3. You can work up to 32 hours a week. However, if the company is extremely busy, it is possible to work more hours each week.
  4. You must work one shift on the weekends.

How Much Can You Earn?

  1. As a live chat agent, the company pays $11 to $13 an hour.
  2. As a live chat sales agent the pays you $10 an hour, plus commissions.
  3. Normally a live chat sales agent can earn $120 – $140 per week in commissions. This all depends on how many hours you work and how much you sell during this time.

Pros and Cons of Working for Talk2Rep:

  1. The company has flexible hours and you can pick and choose the hours you’d like to work. They are not strict like a few online companies that will terminate your contract if an emergency arises and you have to leave.
  2. At times one of the clients of the company will terminate their contract. This results in the company letting go of a large number of agents without notification.
  3. Some people have had issues with receiving their pay on time. This is basically an isolated issue and there were only two complaints about not being paid on time.
  4. There are many challenges working for this company. They start off with training and working with the clients on chat.
  5. Some of the clients on live chat are very rude and it is hard to work with them. This is normal in any environment and not isolated to this company.
  6. At times you are helping out a person on live chat and they seem to take forever to answer you back.
  7. You are normally working with 3 to 4 different clients at once on live chat. This can be stressful and hard to manage if one of the clients is rude or won’t answer you back.
  8. A client having a bad day can give you a low rating at the end of your chat. They are asked to fill out a survey. You are graded and rated on the surveys. If a person chooses not to fill out the survey or you receive a bad rating, this can go against you with the company. Some people are terminated because of the client\s rating and what they fill in on the surveys.
  9. There are issues being an online chat sale s rep for the company. They claim that your base pay is $10 an hour to start with. However, you’re obligated to meet a certain amount of sales to earn this. If you fall short of the sales requirement, you pay is bumped down to minimum wage which is $9 an hour. If you still can make your sales quote during your shifts, you’re asked to stop working.

How Are You Paid?

  1. The company pays twice a month. They send out checks every other Friday.
  2. You can have a check mailed to you or you can have your pay directly deposited in your bank account.
  3. The company has no other forms of payment because they only work with people living in the United States.

Conclusion:

This is a legitimate job and they do pay you to be an online chat agent or chat sale agent. The hours are flexible and you can choose your own hours to work. Unfortunately, the training is not helpful and you must spend 2 weeks at their training facility and not be paid for your time. Once you start working, you’re required to handle 2 online chats at a time. After a week, they’ll assign you 3 chats at the same time.

The company can let you go at any time if you don’t meet your sales quota. It is better to take the online customer service chat position than the sales position. Your pay is dumped down to minimum wage if you don’t meet your sales quota each week. Furthermore, they require everyone to work one shift over the weekends. At times the checks are held up for one reason or another, but in the end, you’re always paid for the work you do with this company.

There are other companies online that hire online chat agents and you’re not forced into making sales. Your basic jobs duties are to work with clients and help them out with their problems. However, there are online chat sales agents jobs available. These jobs are stressful and require you to meet a certain sale quota each week. I think if you like to work as an online chat agent, stay away from any company that wants to hire you only for an online chat sales agent.

 

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Presto Experts Review – Legit or Scam

Presto Experts is a website where people can go to find help from professionals around the world. You can ask them for any advice and their option on specific questions you’d like answered. The company hires experts around the world to answer questions concerning business, programming, psychology or even astrology. The company has a large pool of experts that help business and people around the world. You can find help in several different languages. The company supports German, French, English, and Portuguese.

How To Become an Expert:

  1. You’ll need to register with the company.
  2. Choose your field of expertise. You can be an expert in technology, counseling, tutoring, health, design, business, social media, shipping, coaching, legal and home.
  3. You’ll need to check back on the site from time to time to find out when openings are available. There are times that the company won’t hire new experts, so it is necessary to always check back on the site.
  4. The company will need your qualifications, resume, and history to decide if you’re a good fit or not.
  5. You’ll need to create your online profile, fill in your qualifications, and any other information that is important to people looking for an expert.
  6. You can select to be notified by email, chat or voice mail. You can also select to be notified by all three.
  7. You should upload your photo so the people know who they are working with.
  8. Make sure to add your keywords to your profile, this makes it easier for people to find you.
  9. The more you’re online, the more opportunity you’ll have to find clients looking for your profession.

How Does it Work?

  1. You’ll need to join the company and be accepted as an expert.
  2. The platform provides an excellent way for you to find new clients, reach a large audience of people who are looking for help from an expert, and gives you the opportunity to connect with them and make your own arrangements to help them with their problems.
  3. After signing up with the company, you’ll need to make yourself available on Presto’s Expert Messenger.
  4. The site has thousands of visitors that can easily contact you for your expertise or even tutoring.
  5. You can easily connect with people using chat, Presto Experts Voice Connect features, or even by email.
  6. You’re free to set your own fees and accept any freelance work at your own discretion.
  7. The higher your ratings are on the site, the more likely a client will seek out your service.
  8. Many students arrive on the site looking for a tutor. If you have tutoring skill this is a great way to earn extra money from the site.

How Does the Company Pay?

  1. After each tutoring session, the money is deposited into your account.
  2. On your profile, it will list how much you charge a person per minute. You can choose to set your fees per minute or per hour. This depends on you and how you wish to be paid for your services.
  3. Each time you give your expert advice, you’ll earn money for helping out people.
  4. The company doesn’t exactly say how it pays or even how often it does pay.

What Do Client’s Say About Presto Experts?

  1. The experts on this site are a total scam. They are only interested in charging your credit card and not helping you out.
  2. One expert told me he was an expert designer. I hired him for a set fee. Even before the work was completed my credit card was charged double the amount.
  3. Many people have tried working with some of the experts on the site and have had very bad experiences. The experts don’t help and their credit cards are always charged no matter if the expert finished the job or not.
  4. The company doesn’t have any phone, email, or other contact information to submit a report or complaint about the expert they hired on the site.
  5. Before most work is even finished your credit cards are charged.
  6. Many of the experts miss deadlines and when they hand in the work it isn’t correct or what you asked for.
  7. Some people order content to be written and when it is delivered it is full of plagiarism, misspelled words, and not what was asked of the person. However, this doesn’t matter because you’re still required to pay for the services and your credit card is charged whether you’re satisfied or not with the results you’re given.

Conclusion:

This is a legitimate company to work for as an expert or even as a tutor. However, the company is receiving a bad name because they don’t vet their experts nor do they perform a background check on them. Many clients are totally disappointed in the services they’ve received and many times their credit cards are charged double the amount agreed upon.

The company does charge clients credit cards for the services rendered on the site. The money is credited to your account and will be paid to you when the company sends out payments each month. If you’re an expert and want to find work in this field, it might be best to try and seek out another site that does similar work. Currently, the company has a bad reputation concerning some experts that work on this site. Many of the experts don’t understand the work and basically aren’t really experts at all. They are just there to be paid because they understand the company charges the client’s credit card and they’ll receive their money.

 

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Apple At-Home Advisor Review – Legit or Scam

Apple At-Home Advisor is a fantastic opportunity to work at home and share your knowledge with others. You’ll be chatting with Apple’s customers from the comforts of your own home. Each call gives you the opportunity to help enrich a person’s life by answering questions about Apple’s products and services. This is also the perfect opportunity to work from the comforts of your own home and save money on daily commuting back and forth to work. The company offers extensive training to make it easier for you to do the job.

What Do You Need?

  1. In order to apply for the position, you should already have a quiet workspace that you can close the door and not be distracted while talking on the phone.
  2. You’ll need an ergonomic chair and a desk to sit at.
  3. The company requires that you have a network connection.
  4. Apple will provide you with an iMac and headset to use for your work.
  5. Furthermore, the company pays you for your training. You’ll be taking classes at home through a live instructor who will teach you about Apple’s technology and their approach to customer service and conversations.

What Does Apple Offer You?

  1. The training program is 7 weeks long and you’ll be paid during your training sessions.
  2. The company offers a competitive pay for each person who passes the class and starts working as an at home advisor.
  3. You’ll also be given a complete benefits package when you join the company.
  4. Your pay rate is discussed during your hiring process. The pay can range from $10 to $21 an hour and is based on your personal experience and if you’ve done this type of support work for another company in the past.

How To Apply For the Position:

  1. You can apply for the position on the website. You’ll need to supply the company with your résumé.
  2. Fill out the complete application and list all your prior work experience.
  3. The company requires that you meet certain requirements that are listed in the job description.
  4. You’ll be required to complete a pre-employment assessment and a background check prior to the company hiring you.
  5. Once you’ve passed the background check and your application has been approved, the company will discuss your salary with you at this time.
  6. Each employee is offered the complete benefits package. Even if you decide to work part-time or full time, you’ll receive paid vacations, stock options, insurance, and product discounts to name a few things Apple offers you.

What Positions Does Apple Offer?

  1. There is plenty of growth in the company and they encourage you to excel and do your very best.
  2. You can apply for an At-Home Advisor position. This is the first line of contact for customers. They are looking for a friendly voice on the phone and a person who is excited and willing to help a customer with their problems. You’ll need to be good at troubleshooting and technical support. You’ll be there to help the customer and listen to what they need or help them with the problem they have.
  3. If you have customer service experience you might like to apply for the At Home Team Manager position. As a supervisor you’ll be working closely with the at home advisor, helping them solve problems, and evaluating their performance. You’ll also hold an online meeting with your advisors and schedule coaching sessions with them.
  4. Otherwise, you’ll have the opportunity to apply for an At-Home Area Manager. Your main responsibility will be to resolve all the customer’s issues with the products and services Apple provides. You’ll be a customer-focused manager and will supervise all the team managers and advisors.

Conclusion:

This is a fantastic opportunity to work with Apple as an at home advisor. The company will pay you for the 7-week training class online and also provide you with the iMac and headphone you’ll need to perform your job. If you enjoy chatting with people on the phone, helping them resolve their problems, and finding solutions to their technical issues, then this is a great opportunity for you. Currently, Apply hires at home advisor in the United States. However, I’m sure if you speak a second language or live in a country that has Apple support, you could inquire about becoming an at home advisor in your country.

 

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Just Answer Review – Legit or Scam

Just Answer is a website that hires experts in their field. On the site, you’ll find lawyers, mechanics, doctors, nurses, vets, electricians, plumbers, computer, and electronics experts. They are paid by the clients they help. Each expert answers the client’s questions using online chat or the phone.

How to Become an Expert:

  1. In order to be considered and hired by the site, you must first select your category of expertise. You can apply to more than one category as an expert.
  2. Upload your personal information, resume, education, and work history, to the site.
  3. You might be required to upload your professional credential to the site. This will depend on the category you’ve selected.
  4. You’ll need a copy of your diploma, certifications, and a state license if this applies to the field of expertise you’re applying for.
  5. You’ll be required to fill in your Social Security number or give your passport number when applying for the job.
  6. It is beneficial if you have a resume that you can upload when applying for the job.

How it Works:

  1. Once you’re accepted, you’ll start offering your expertise to their clients. Each client is paying you for your expertise through the company.
  2. The site has a calculator that can estimate how much you can earn weekly for your services. For example, if you’re a lawyer and you work 20 hours on the site answering questions, you could earn $2128 per week.
  3. When you’re ready to work, sign in to your dashboard and start accepting online chat calls with the client’s on the site. Answer these calls, talk as long as you need, and once completed the client pays for your expertise.
  4. Client’s can keep asking you questions until they receive the answers they are looking for.
  5. The site hires experts in over 175 categories and works with experts in over 30 different countries.

Payments:

  1. Payments are made to your PayPal account if you live outside the United States. If you reside in the US, you can request a bank transfer of your funds.
  2. The company offers anyone a $50 Amazon gift card for giving them a name of an expert they can contact. If the expert accepts working for the company, the company will send you the gift card.

About the site:

  1. The site was created on 10-September-2004.
  2. The site is registered to CSC Corporate Domains, INC

Conclusions:

This is a long-standing, well-known site that hires experts from 30 different countries worldwide. The site is legitimate and pays all experts for their services. If you are a licensed expert in your field, you can earn an income from this site in your spare time. Many lawyers, who have graduated from law school, join this site to help pay off their tuition while they are looking for full-time work.

You don’t need to be a licensed lawyer or doctor to join this site. You can be a handyman, Gardner, or even a specialist in relationships. There are so many experts that register with this site. Don’t let the application process stop you from joining this site.