Work At Home Jobs Similar To Alpine Access

A little about me, my name is Myla Brugmans. I was born September 5, 1970. I was married and had twin girls in March 1992. Yes the same month. In fact it was only 15 hours apart. I gave birth in my birthing suite where I also had to get a quick marriage ceremony since they decided to come 6 weeks early. But I am pleased to report that I did not have my kids out of wedlock. My life changed dramatically again in December 1993, at the young age of 23, I had a massive stroke leaving me paralyzed on my full left side. I learned how to do everything again, to sit, walk and live. I re-entered the work force a different person and totally driven and disabled to boot.

In the next couple of years I saw a disabled skier on a magazine over and thought... If he can do, it why not me? I immediately called the editor and he told me I could call the organization to get involved. My family thought I was crazy for even trying. They said you can barely walk, now you want to go plummeting down a hill? I went and in the next 3 days and was off the bunny hill by the afternoon of my first ski day. Only 3 years after I was invited to join the Ontario Alpine Ski team.

Another hurdle was presented to me March 2009, I was diagnosed with type 1.5 diabetes, which is a Late presenting type 1. The Diabetes specialists were surprised to see me in their offices because I had spent everyday in the gym for the past 8 months prior and had gone from a size 16 down to a 2.

It was a nice run working in the IT industry for 20 years. Even better when they kept trying to lay me off but instead offered me a promotion each of the four times in my last 6 years. I was lucky I was offered a telecommuting position as middle management with a nice raise and the opportunity to work at home. In the winter I would move my laptop in front of my fireplace. In the summer I put on my bikini (my work clothes) and sit outside. People would ask me where I got my great tan. I would say at work!

Yes, this was the life to work at home and get paid.

Then the recession hit, I was finally the next victim. I decided to accept the severance package to concentrate on my newly diagnosed Diabetes. My Levels were 30+ (Canadian measure) and I managed to research and apply all I learned to bring myself to the normal target ranges of 4-8 within a 9-week duration.

I started looking for a position back in the IT industry only to find that not only will I have to leave my comfy home office but also I would have to accept a 30 sometimes 40% pay cut from my 80K salary.

This just did not sit well with me. I scoured the Internet for a viable option. I knew the Internet was a goldmine. What I found was a community of already successful Entrepreneurs who were willing to share what they have learned, the pitfalls and what works to help me succeed.

Again... Why not me?

Why not you?

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Any stay at home jobs for someone with no experience?
    I am 18 and in need of a job. I live with my parents and don't have y lisense, so I can't drive. My parents can't take mE anywhere much be aus they work a lot, so I can't get a job away from home.

    Are there any stay at home jobs I could do? I dot mean online surveys either.

    • ANSWER:
      1
      Have an At Home Call Center.

      A lot of companies route their customer service calls overseas, however, a growing trend is to hire people to work out of their homes answering/responding to calls. You would handle a companies order-taking, sales and problem-solving calls.
      A lot of these companies like to hire people with college education. And want you to have a quiet work area so there is no domestic noises in the backgroud...i.e..baby, dog, phone, door bell....

      a few of these companies include:

      Alpine Access http://www.alpineaccess.com
      LiveOps http://www.liveops.com/
      Arise http://www.arise.com
      West at Home http://www.westathome.com

      These companies typically pay per minute spent on the phone.

      LiveOps
      Arise
      West at Home
      2
      Start a Website Business

      Find an idea that you are passionate about and start a simple website. You can build on it as your business becomes more profitable. The key is to do something you know a lot about or are passionate about otherwise it can be hard to stay motivated.

      If you have a lot of knowledge about something, you can write and sell Ebooks. If you are amazing at creating some unique craft or gift, start a website selling your creations. Whether your love is for interior design, baby gear, baby slings, Cycling accessories, Kitchen Goods...whatever it may be, select and purchase a domain name and get going. You may need to hire someone to help you build and set up the website if you are not tech savvy in that way. But all business's have start up costs.
      3
      Online Auctions

      You can also create on online store or sell individual items on online auctions sites such as EBay. EBay has "how-to" instructions on how to set up an auction.
      *Having a PayPal account will also make transactions a lot smoother. *Research other websites or auctions similar to yours to get ideas on how to market your product(s).
      *Take good quality photos of your product. Make it as professional as you can. For example, instead of taking a picture of your product laying on the carpet or table...find a solid material, black or white, and use that as a backdrop.
      Many people have made their primary income through online auctions.
      4
      Mystery Shopping, Surveys

      Mystery Shoppers are paid to pretend to be customers and then rate the service or experience. Companies pay you to do this so they can improve their services and keep an eye on their various branches.

      Participating in surveys and focus groups can also pay out pretty well, and you can get freebie merchandise as well.

      Some Internet-based mystery-shopping services include:

      Corporate Research International Mystery Shops
      Mystery Guest
      Service Intelligence Experience Exchange

      National survey companies with an Internet presence include:

      American Consumer Opinion
      National Family Opinion
      Survey Savvy
      5
      Go to Craigslist.com and search all Freelance or Telecommuting jobs. New Jobs are listed daily depending on the area you live. You can also use craigslist to sell /promote your business.

  2. QUESTION:
    do you have a work from home job that you do from your computer?
    i have looked all morning for a job on the computer. the problem is, all the ones i have reviewed want money to get started. or you have to fill out surveys to get started that wants money too for shipping and handling on the offers you have to fill out. is there any jobs out there that dont require any money up front, cause i am broke.

    • ANSWER:
      I've worked from home for the past year, and in that time I've learned quite a few things about working from home.
      1)NEVER pay for anything up front. Any company that requires you to buy a "start up kit" or pay for anything is most likely not something you should get into. Having said that, there are a few legit companies that do charge for a standard background check (LiveOps is one of them), but never pay for information, etc.
      2)Keep realistic expectations if you want to work from home. Know that you're not going to earn a 6-figure income working from home. You can make a decent living, but many of the people that I know that work from home maintain at least two jobs to keep a decent income
      3)Do your homework. Always check out a work-at-home job using any resources possible. The Better Business Bureau and the FTC websites have a database of companies. Also, check out workplacelikehome.com, an online message board. The people there are awesome and there is a great deal of information about work at home job listings.
      Also, check out wahm.com. They have a regularly-updated list of work at home jobs listings.
      Having said that, here is a brief list of companies that are legit and hire from home. Keep in mind that these jobs are not for everyone, so check them out before you decide to invest your time and resources in them. Most of them require, at the least, a high-speed internet connection and landline home phone line.

      West At Home Agent: http://www.workathomeagent.com
      Process inbound sales and customer service calls for a variety of clients

      LiveOps: http://www.liveops.com
      Similar to West At Home. Requires for a background check.

      Alpine Access: http://www.alpineaccess.com

      Good luck!!

  3. QUESTION:
    Does anyone work for a telemarketing job from home?
    I have worked several is there anyone who knows of a scam free company?

    • ANSWER:
      I also worked for Alpine Access and would recommend it.

      There are several other agencies similar to Alpine. If you would like the links, just send me a message through answers ... and please remind me of what you are looking for when you send me the request... technically we are not allowed to put links here on answers and I dont like being considered a spammer, because I am not... I HATE BEING SPAMMED.

      ~good luck
      ~jennifer

  4. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know a work at home job, i spend alot of money paying daycare?
    I am a mother of 3 young boys lost my husband to cancer and can barely make it. I am looking for an opportunity to work from home like stuffing envalopes or anything I could do from home that will enable me to pay my rent and work form home to avoid paying day care. I was a stay home for a long time and now things have changed i have to be a mom and a Dad. Please..i am desperately and i refuse to be on welfare, i am willing to work. Please HELP...

    • ANSWER:
      Try www.wahm.com. It's a work at home website for mothers. You can read the discussions about various opportunities on the message boards there.

      I worked for LiveOps before - you can find it on the wahm website or go directly to liveops.com. LiveOps is a company that hires independent contractors to answer infommercial calls. You get [FAQ-ANSWER].25 per minute of talk time. They offer lots of support and give incentives for certain high volume call times. It's an ok job, just a lot of scripts to read. Pay is on time and can be direct deposited. They do require a background check fee, but they are a legit company. You can work for them as many or as little hours as you want.

      There are similar companies like www.workathomeagent.com (aka West), willow csn (now known as arise) and alpine access. They are all legit companies. But read the opinions and comments from people who work for them - wahm message boards.

      There are many, many more companies on wahm. Read the message boards and look at the job postings.

      Also try www.mommyessentials.com. They have many of the same jobs listed under telecommuting.

      I also work for ETS - www.ets.org (click on scoring opportunities on the left side of the screen). They hire people with bachelor degrees and up to score standardized tests. It's also a great company. They are the ones who administer the SAT.

      I know people who are medical transcribers, but you have to invest time and money into a transcription school. They work from home and are quite comfortable financially.

      I wish you the best. If I think of any other sites or opportunities, I will pass them on.

  5. QUESTION:
    Is there a simple way to check if a website or work-at-home online job is legit?
    There are so many offers for work-at-home income. How can I check to make sure they aren't scams?

    • ANSWER:
      Try www.wahm.com. It's a work at home website for mothers. You can read the discussions about various legit opportunities on the message boards there.

      Someone else suggested www.workathomedesk.com - the website looks like a great resource for work at home jobs. They list many of the same opportunities that are on wahm.com.

      I worked for LiveOps before - you can find it on the wahm website or go directly to liveops.com. LiveOps is a company that hires independent contractors to answer infommercial calls. You get [FAQ-ANSWER].25 per minute of talk time. They offer lots of support and give incentives for certain high volume call times. It's an ok job, just a lot of scripts to read. Pay is on time and can be direct deposited. They do require a background check fee, but they are a legit company. You can work for them as many or as little hours as you want.

      There are similar companies like www.workathomeagent.com (aka West), willow csn (now known as arise) and alpine access. They are all legit companies. But read the opinions and comments from people who work for them - wahm message boards.

      There are many, many more companies on wahm. Read the message boards and look at the job postings.

      Also try www.mommyessentials.com. They have many of the same jobs listed under telecommuting.

      I also work for ETS - www.ets.org (click on scoring opportunities on the left side of the screen). They hire people with bachelor degrees and up to score standardized tests. It's also a great company. They are the ones who administer the SAT.

      I know people who are medical transcribers, but you have to invest time and money into a transcription school. They work from home and are quite comfortable financially.

      I wish you the best. If I think of any other sites or opportunities, I will pass them on.

  6. QUESTION:
    What jobs out there have several weeks off in the year? For example a teaching career has at least the...?
    ... whole summer off. Are there any other jobs out there similar to it but that wouldn't require 4 years of college education?

    • ANSWER:
      With a computer at home and internet connection,you can start earning from home,without any investment. You should choose your work at home job according to your skills and time available.
      The simplest work at home job is answering phone calls for companies like WorkathomeAgent, Alpine Access, Liveops. You will need a quiet enviroment at home without any disturbance. To apply you will have to complete an online application form on the companies website . A list of companies with websites is available at
      http://tinyurl.com/ze4lg

  7. QUESTION:
    I have done telephone answering for a virtual call centre from home, does any one know of any where similar ?
    Jobs are vacant>>>>?????

    • ANSWER:
      With a computer at home and internet connection, you can start earning from home, without any investment. You should choose your work at home job according to your skills and time available.
      The simplest work at home job is answering phone calls for companies like WorkathomeAgent, Alpine Access, Liveops. You will need a quiet enviroment at home without any disturbance. To apply you will have to complete an online application form on the companies website . A list of companies with websites is available at
      http://tinyurl.com/ze4lg

  8. QUESTION:
    will my medical collections effect me from getting a job with liveOps?
    well im in the process of getting hired.. i need to run my credit check but i read 3 or more collections will disqualify me.. i have 1 medical collections from 2003 and a recent one for 234.11. im sure theres another one too bc i got a letter saying i owed .00 or something.. i moved out of state and ran my credit one time and found a collections of bc the doctors office couldnt call to let me know of my charge.. anyhow, its all minor but will it effect me getting hired? they said bad credit wont effect it but what about medical?

    • ANSWER:
      It shouldn't, however, teletech is hiring too. Get in there ASAP, my training starts Oct 12th with them and they pay hourly, you get a guaranteed 30 hrs per week. 8.50/hr...it ain't much but it is more than 0. Apply at hirepoint.com....ASAP, bc the last training is in Oct, so get in this training class coming now. They require a drug test and background check NOT A CREDIT check. They also have your headset available to you as a loaner. I've worked for Liveops too, I got in no problem, but if you are not sure, Liveops will always be there, if not, there is Expertplanet, and Alpine Access. Before spending your on a credit/bg check you may not pass, I would say go for the job that you know you can get and then get up the funds to clear up a couple of those judgments. Then pay the bg check with LO when you know you will pass...in the meantime, Teletech pays for training. Other companies similar to Teletech are West (I've worked for them too, paid training..minimum wage for state though...not much there), Convergys (pays 9.25/hr...have to pass technology requirement for home PC), Cloud10...(last I checked, 8.50/hr....need XP operating system...I have Vista so can't work for them). Companies that pay per talk minute like LO take a while to generate a steady income stream. Just to tell you, after my first 30 calls with LO, my calls decreased tremendously. You start at the bottom and have to work your way up. My calls were coming at about 1 call per hour...if you don't talk for an hour, you've just made [FAQ-ANSWER] for that hour you spent waiting for calls. Be mindful of this. After you put in time (about a month or so for me), and keep your commits (commits are key to getting calls), you will start to see a steady stream of calls. Also, certify for a ton of programs, attend conference calls because they will increase the number of calls you get. If I was not a lazy bum, I would invoice around - 0 per day...but I spend a lot of time on the phone waiting for that to happen. You have to pay round - for a dedicated phone line. Initially, you will make enough to cover that and in time, there are people who invoice about 00 per month.


work at home jobs similar to alpine access