My Thoughts Regarding Apptical
The key to earning a living while working at home is diversification. The last thing anyone wants to do is put all their eggs in one basket. Not only does this mean that you shouldn’t work for just one client, but you should also make sure you dabble in multiple types of work, this way if something suddenly dries up, you still have alternate forms of income rolling in and don’t have to lose sleep over how you’re going to pay your bills.
It was this type of thinking that led me to Apptical. Glassdoor has a rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars, which is great. Glassdoor also puts salaries for phone interviewers around $10 an hour and I see where customer service falls around $11-$12 and hour.
What is Apptical
When I started checking out Apptical, I was really surprised to find that it didn’t offer just one type of work at home opportunity, but actually had several options which include:
● technology experts
● phone interviews
● administrative support
From what I can tell, most work at home enthusiasts have opted to take advantage of the phone interview positions. Since it was the form of work that required the least training, that was what I applied for. (See more jobs like this one by checking out my post, Home Based Telephone Interviewer Jobs.)
Working as a phone interviewer has certainly been interesting. I have to admit, it’s nice to do some work that doesn’t require me to be focused on sales all the time. Each time I log into my Apptical account, I work with the insurance company and help them deal with people who are in the process of applying for one of the companies policy. I have found the work to be fairly easy, though it would be challenging for anyone who doesn’t have some experience with medical terminology.
Personally, I have found nearly all of these calls to be pleasant and in some cases downright fascinating. The company pays their freelance contractors per phone call. The funds are deposited into my account two times a month.
The one thing I don’t like about working with Apptical is the scheduling. One of the main reasons I work from home is to have the luxury of setting my own hours. When I first signed up for Apptical and they asked me what my schedule was, I assumed I would be able to choose my schedule. I was wrong. I’m locked into the schedule I originally provided. My advice to anyone who is interested in working for Apptical to make sure they look at their weekly schedule and really think about when they are and aren’t available. Make sure you think in, terms of months, rather than weeks.
Apptical does provide a legit method for making money while working from home, however I don’t think it’s going to be for everyone. If you don’t enjoy working on the phone call, or you don’t have the ability to stick to the same schedule week in and weeks out, Apptical might not be for you. However, if you can do these things, it’s a remarkable way to supplement your income. Check out their career page here.