How to Become a Telemarketer from Home

Does your boss watch your every move? Are you tired of the stressful commute to a stuffy office? Has your job search resulted in a series of unsuccessful interviews?

Fear not! There is a solution.

In today’s increasingly cyber-centric world, more and more of our transactions are taking place on the internet or over the phone. As a result, you can earn a healthy wage in the comfort of your own home, working to a flexible schedule that you create.

Telemarketing from home is an increasingly popular option among those who long to dispense with demanding work hours and unpleasant surroundings. To find out how you can join their growing ranks, read on.

Telemarketing with a company

The most common route into home telemarketing is through getting hired by a specialist telemarketing company, which allow their staff to work from home. There are a large number of such organisations working in the UK, which can be found on sites such as Indeed, Gumtree, Trovit or Jobisjob. After applying online, you’ll most likely be required to conduct a short interview. More often than not, this can be done over the phone: after all, your prospective employer will want to assess your voice and determine whether you have a good telephone manner.

While this type of telemarketing job does afford the luxury of working from home, you might have to work to a time schedule imposed upon you by the company. Furthermore, you’ll almost certainly be paid on a commission basis, meaning that you might have to work with no cash return until you find that one customer who wants to buy. While you’ll certainly enjoy more freedom than in an office environment, you’ll still answer to your boss.

Independent telemarketing

This type of telemarketing offers much more flexibility and freedom, but comes with one major requirement: you’ll need to have a pre-existing business, service or product to offer to your prospective customers. However, drumming up business in this manner can be a satisfying and relatively stress-free way of expanding your enterprise, generating more leads and maximising your income.

In order to set yourself up as an independent telemarketer, you’ll obviously need to have a phone line, preferably one which you only use for telemarketing purposes. You’ll also need to have a confident, persuasive sales technique and an abundance of patience: as with any telemarketing job, the closing margin on calls will be very low. As such, you’ll need to be prepared to accept rejection.

You’ll also need to get your hands on a list of prospective customers. And that’s where Selectabase comes in. We provide comprehensive national direct marketing lists, both for consumers and businesses, allowing you to pinpoint your exact target market and gain access to their vital information in the blink of an eye. As well as providing complete operational support from our friendly and qualified team, we also offer a range of other services, including:

Telephone Preference Service (TPS) Check – Certain numbers are actually illegal to call from a sales perspective: avoid the legal aggravation and potential customer alienation by screening your list using our fast and easy service.

Data Cleansing and Enhancement – Once you’ve compiled your prospective database, you can’t simply rest on your laurels. Over time, phone records and addresses change, so your list may become incomplete or incorrect. Our Data Cleansing and Enhancement services can check, clean and update your records.

Create and Post – Why spend time and money manually sending out correspondence to each one of your prospective or existing customers? Our Create and Post service takes the legwork out of communicating with your target market by setting up a letter template, printing the documents and mailing them at the touch of a button.

Launch your telemarketing venture today!

Need help finding lists of prospective customers? Our friendly and experienced team are waiting to hear from you today. Get in touch with us by contacting Selectabase on 01304-382-211, or emailing us at We’re waiting for your call.