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December 7, 2015

 

LiveOps
Agent Selection Team

I can't believe we are already in the middle of the holiday season! The year is flying by fast and there is still so much I hope to do from getting presents wrapped in time to finishing off those home improvement projects I swore I'd get to this year. It's no wonder that being more organized always makes it on to my list of New Year's resolutions!

If landing a better job or becoming your own boss is on your list of New Year's resolutions, then I have a great tip for you: Start planning now! Fewer people are looking for work in December so you can get an edge on the competition by looking for and applying to that dream opportunity now. Plus, who wouldn't want to celebrate the holidays knowing that they don't have to go back to a job they dislike or continue an arduous search for a new job?

And if you really want to start the New Year with bang, consider becoming your own boss with LiveOps.

Not only will you get the independence and confidence that come with running your own business, but you'll also be working from home with one of the most experienced and trusted virtual call centers in the industry.

If you get started today, you can complete the online application and certification in time to kick of the New Year with a New You!

Imagine telling your boss that you won't be seeing him in the New Year, or saving money on those snow tires that you won't need now that you'll be working from home. Picture yourself surprising your friends and family when they ask what's new and you tell them that you're working from home now as your own boss and loving it!

Make this a New Year to remember. Apply today and be your own boss in 2016!

Happy Holidays from all of us here at LiveOps. I truly hope that you will join the LiveOps Nation and write your success story in 2016. Please read on for my list of the top 10 reasons working from home is a wonderful thing.

Sincerely,
Karen Beaman
Director, Agent Acquisition & Onboarding

 

The Top 10 Benefits of Working From Home

Author: Karen Beaman, Director Agent Acquisition and Onboarding

I've been working from home for years and love to share my perspective to help others get a full picture of the reasons working from home can be a wonderful thing. So, here are my Top 10 Benefits of Working from Home.

  1. Enjoy schedule flexibility. This may be the best benefit of working from home. When you can set your hours and decide when you can work, instead of being told when you are scheduled to work—it's empowering. Being able to fit work in around your life instead of the other way around…you may not know what to expect from a less–stressed you!
  2. Gain back between 10-14 days of free time each year! That's like an extra two weeks of vacation every year! Eliminating a commute can really make a difference in your free time—and your stress level. No having to leave early in the morning “just in case” you hit traffic or feeling your stress level rise as you sit in traffic and worry about that meeting you're going to be late for. There shouldn't be any traffic—except for maybe avoiding stepping on the family pet—on your walk into your home office.
  3. Cut your gasoline costs. Gas prices are low right now but remember what a budget-buster it was when prices were high? It wasn't that long ago—and prices can rise again just like that. Gas costs can consume two percent of your annual budget so cutting that cost by driving less can be huge. Like more than $1,000 huge.
  4. Save on your clothing budget. The average person spends $1,700 each year on work clothes. That's quite a chunk of change! You shouldn't work in your pajamas (everyday), but you also don't need to buy a wardrobe of expensive, office-appropriate clothes when you work from home.
  5. Save on your dry cleaning bill. Since you don't need expensive, typically “dry clean only” clothes for work, you can save up to $500 a year on dry cleaning. Combined with your savings from not buying that work wardrobe, you can afford a vacation in your extra time off!
  6. Trim your food costs. When you're rushing to work in the morning, sometimes it just isn't possible to make yourself lunch. That means you're grabbing a bite to eat for lunch, and maybe a mid-afternoon “pick me up.” Eating out for lunch every day can cost a whopping $2,500 a year. It's much easier to make yourself lunch when you just have to walk into your kitchen, where you (most likely) have everything needed to whip up a quick, healthy and inexpensive lunch.
  7. Save on childcare. If you have kids, you know that childcare can be the second most–expensive item in your budget, after your mortgage. When you work from home, you can set your own schedule and work around your family's schedule. Work when the kids are at school, in the evening when your partner is home or after they go to bed. That flexibility alone can save between $4,000-$16,000 each year (depending on where you live, the age of your kids and how much time they spend in childcare). That could be like a whole extra income, when you think about it—and that's what you are saving.
  8. Feel less stressed. When you work from home, you eliminate—or at least reduce—multiple sources of stress. The commute. The traffic. The annoying co–worker you can't escape because you sit next to them. The long lunch break you feel compelled to join because the rest of the office is. You're controlling your schedule, your flow and your work. And that definitely reduces stress.
  9. Increase your productivity. Remember how you're setting your schedule and controlling your work? I'm willing to bet that automatically makes you more productive. Plus you'll have fewer distractions from office mates dropping by to chat so you can focus better. As long as you can avoid getting distracted by the dishes, laundry and other chores. My advice? Just go back in your office.
  10. Stay healthier! Illness tends to spread in confined environments, like schools and offices. Once one person catches a bug, you're almost guaranteed to pick it up when you're sharing supplies and touching the same surfaces. Most adults get two to three colds each year. But when you work from home, you control what you touch and how clean it is. Plus, you can eat healthier when you're making your own lunch and hopefully sleep and exercise more since you don't have that long commute.

Working from home can save you time, save you money and even improve your health. Now aren't those things that everyone wants to do?

If you are ready to change your life and ditch those work stressors, applying to become an independent work-at-home call center agent with LiveOps is a great place to start. We offer a variety of opportunities to fit your skills, experience and interests including inbound sales, healthcare, customer service, roadside assistance, insurance claims, and insurance sales. Check out our open opportunities today.

Good luck in your work-from-home journey!

 
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"I am able to spend time with my husband who is retired from the military. I can take vacations any time of the year without asking for that time off. I can go spend time with my children, their school events, doctor appointments, sports, birthday parties, etc."

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LiveOps Nation Member, wife, and mother from Georgia

"I could rave and rave about LiveOps! Working for them allows me to remain a stay at home mom in this economy. If it weren’t for this opportunity, I'd be away from my children somewhere, working in an office, and they would be at a sitter after school. Thank You LiveOps!"

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