There is an increasing number of telemarketing companies that have decided to use a remote workforce. The cost of office space makes this work really well and with technology advances, they know they can adequately train off site employees.
There are pros and cons to telemarketing jobs. If you enjoy sales or customer service work, this could be the work at home job for you. It could be something that’s self paced and doable in your spare time considering that calling customers could be done in various timezones so this can work around your schedule if the employer permits.
On the down side, this isn’t likely a job you’d do with children underfoot. Some work at home jobs can easily be done with your kids at home but when you need to talk to customers, you don’t want your two year old hollering in the background or trying to climb up on your knee.
On the down side, some of these jobs could be commission only so may not provide a guaranteed income. Some telemarketing companies will offer salaried positions plus bonuses so it could be lucrative for you if you find the right job marketing the right product.
Above and beyond selling stuff, you could do things like customer surveys on the phone which is in the telemarketing area but can be easier than having to sell items through cold calling.
This type of position could be a WAH job with benefits such as medical and dental and the company you work for should provide you with the equipment you need to do your job. There could also be some tax write offs for home expenses.