Work from home jobs has increased in popularity in the last few years. One of the industries out there that provides these opportunities is telemarketing. Telemarketing from home is very common and can be a great way to work straight from your own house and eliminate commuting. As a result, employees and employers benefit significantly.
Here are seven simple tips to succeed when working in a telemarketing from home role.
1.Have Your Own Dedicated Space
One of the most important things is having your own space to work. Whether it be a separate room or an area in the dining room or your bedroom, or whatever suits you best. The key is to have a space designated to work in your telemarketing from home job.
It does help when it comes to focusing on your tasks at hand and keeping organized.
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2.Dress the Part
You’ve heard the expression “dress for success.” There is truth to that phrase. However, many people think that you can sit in your pajamas all day when working from home.
In all of my years working from home, I’ll admit that I do better at my job when I get up and dress as if I’m going into a brick-and-mortar office. I honestly feel that when we look good, we feel good, and then we go out and do good, so yes, although you’re telemarketing from home, take note of the necessity to get ready in the morning.
Smiling is contagious. A job telemarketing from home requires everyone you interact with to hear your smile. So your smile definitely will come across in your voice, your actions, and your conversations with people.
Just like if you are in a bad mood, that too will come across through the telephone. So that is why it is always essential to smile! In the end, it will help you like and do your job better. Believe me, and it will make you feel better too!
If you need a little inspiration to help you smile, check out these 12 inspirational quotes for working from home.
4.Know Your Tools, Resources, and Objectives
When telemarketing from home, there are various types of tools that you have access to. Know all you have at your disposal, even if you may not use them daily.
Some examples of shared resources are communication tools for interacting with your manager and team, how to access your learning management system, where you can find information on project-based resources, reports, conferencing tools, etc.
Take time to know all you have access to and your objectives to reach your goals successfully.
5.Engage with Others
One of the hardest things in working a telemarketing job from home is having no one else around you. Most miss that camaraderie that you have in a shared office environment.
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It’s important that although you don’t work with people within the same building as you, you still engage with them. Take it from me, when interacting virtually, you feel more of a team and that you’re not on an isolated island all by yourself.
There is always work. No matter how hard or how many hours you work, there will always be something on your ‘to-do’ list. Even though you like checking things off on your list to feel a sense of accomplishment, be sure to take breaks.
Even a few minutes away from your computer will give your mind and eyes a rest, which can help you focus and be more efficient when returning to your job.
It’s critical to set boundaries when you’re telemarketing from home.
- Be sure to work when it’s time to work
- When completing your day, you’re DONE.
- Shut off the computer
- Close the door, literally or figuratively
Do whatever you need to so that you don’t just stare and worry about all the work that has been left undone.
Most people agree that disconnecting is one of the most challenging aspects of telemarketing from home or working from home in any job. However, just because your office is in your home, you still need to balance life and work as if you were working in an office environment.
Please set boundaries and stick to them.
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Telemarketing from home is increasingly sought-after for employees and employers in the pandemic environment. However, to become successful in this job or any other virtual role comes down to discipline and having guidelines and boundaries established to help you succeed.
Begin with these seven tips, and you’re off to a great start!
Since 2010 Quality Contact Solutions has operated successfully in a virtual environment. Contact us today to learn more about our services or discuss best practices for telemarketing from home.
Melissa Hinrichs is Director of Client Services for Quality Contact Solutions, a leading outsourced telemarketing organization. Melissa leads a talented team that ensures client data and reports are delivered on-time and without errors. With more than 20 years of database management and reporting experience, Melissa loves helping her clients make better business decisions by providing them with relevant data and reports on a daily basis. Melissa can be reached at Melissa.firstname.lastname@example.org or 516-656-5125.