The reason working at home appealed to me was because it allowed me freedom to be in my boxers and still make money. Wait that sounded weird. But you know what I mean, It allows me to be at home and still earn a living. So initially all I wanted was a work at home job where I was paid a set salary and had set hours. Eventually I've moved pass this and I now work from home where I set my own hours and salary because I'm the boss. And I wouldn't have it any other way. But there are many of you that would prefer to have the whole boss employee arrangement because of a guaranteed paid check. If that's you, you should enjoy my little article on Causeworx.com.
What is Causeworx?
Caauseworx is a Canadian company launched by CEO Geoff Lloyd, and specializes in fundraising for non-profit organizations. The long list of clients include:
- Covenant House
- Ottowa Humane Society
- Toronto Humane Society
- Union Gospel Mission
Causeworx offers a work at home job opportunity for independent contractors, called ‘Telefundraiser‘ and is constantly looking for full time & part time workers.
How to Apply for a Telefundraiser Job at Causeworx
You can call the Hot Line at 1-888-339-8047 and explain why you think you are qualified for the job. Then send your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org and don't forget to let them know if you are applying for full time or part time position.
There are no special requirements in regards to level of school education or job history.
You need to have:
- A PC or Laptop computer running Windows XP, Vista/Windows 7 or 8
- Hardwired Internet connection (cable modem, no Wi-FI)
- Minimum download speed of 15 mbps
- Minimum of 2 GB RAM
- Anti Virus/Malware software
- Internet Explorer 7 or later (no Firefox or Google Chrome)
- A Quiet and free from distraction work space
- UBS Headset with microphone
What Work Will You Do As Causeworks' Telefundraiser?
First, let me give you the hours for full and part time work.
Their full time fundraising reps work the following hours:
- Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Pacific Time
- Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pacific Time
- Saturday from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Pacific Time
Their part time fundraising reps work the following hours:
- Monday, Tuesday, Thursday from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Pacific Time
- Friday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Pacific Time
- Saturday from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Pacific Time
Causeworx pays their reps $11 to $14 per hour PLUS incentives and bonuses.
Once you are hired as independent contractor for Causeworx, you have access to a series of training videos, which introduce you to the company's ideology about fundraising in general, and the desired phone etiquettes. Exhale now and take a deep breath of relief. You will not be making ‘cold calls‘ at all. You rather will work of a database of people, which have donated money to any of the Causeworx's clients in the past.
Causeworx is Canada's most successful fundraising agency and they owe their success to the ability of their telefundraisers to maximize the value of donor relationships. This will be the most important part of your work; to create a relationship in which the donor feels the respect for what he/she is doing.
What Are The Complaints About Causeworx?
There are no complaints about Causeworx, period. However, my research led me to a page where people inquire about “who called from this number“.
Of course, the calls you are making use a toll-free number assigned to Causeworx and which you are dialing on your computer. Many people receiving calls from 800 or 888 numbers don't even bother to answer the call. This leads to you calling several times and the party assumes that you are just a ‘telemarketer', or in the worst case, some scammer. The screenshot below shows you a comment from a person that actually took the call AND the time to call the non profit organization for verification.
There are about 25 comments on this site that are from folks assuming that calls from one of the toll free Causworx numbers are not legit and scams. I guess that the callers did not leave a message explaining that they are calling on behalf of the non-profit organization the recipient of the call is donating money to. Other than that, I could not find a single negative report about Causeworx.
But here are my personal “Eddy with a y” gripes about a job like this.
The Work Is Talking On The Phone
That means you need a quiet workspace. Screaming toddlers, baby crying, dogs barking, or a talking Parrot are absolute no-no's. So, if you cannot secure a quiet work environment for the time you are on the phone, you should not even apply for the job.
Begging For Money
There, I said it! Personally, I would have a problem doing this job due to the fact that it's not easy for me to beg for money. And this is what you will be doing. Sure, many folks you will talk to are donors already and willing to renew their monthly giving. However, your job also entails to convince the donor to ‘UP THE ANTE', meaning to give more then last time. Now, if you are comfortable doing that and have no problem with it, then the job may be the right thing for you.
The Pay Is In CAD – Canadian Dollars
Don't get me wrong; there is nothing to worry about our neighbor's currency, other that it's worth less than the USD. Last time I looked (July-7-2015) the CAD was worth $0.80. That's 20% less and if you live in the USA, you would be working for $8.80 to $11.20 per hour. Bummer.
Is Causeworx A Scam?
Not at all. It's absolutely legitimate AND you would be working for a good cause at the same time. Apparently you would make approximately $22,000 a year if you work full time. You are not getting rich, but I wouldn't call it chump change either. If you like the idea of not having to crawl out of bed every morning and commute to a job having to deal with a boss you don't like, this opportunity to work at home for Causeworx may be ideal for you.
But if the idea of yapping on the phone with strangers makes you feel uncomfortable then it's probably something to avoid. I realize quickly that I'm not a phone person. The only time I use my phone now is to text someone, check email or surf the internet. So I stay in my lane which is to make money online only. If that's your preference be sure to check out my courses that teach you how to make money online. I would also encourage you to check out my Top Free Work At Home Recommendation. At the end of the day I think it's important to have multiple streams of income so you don't have all your eggs in one basket. For those of you that have soley relied on a job and lost it, you know first hand it's a recipe for disaster. So make sure you explore various ways to bring in income so you spread your risk.
Well that about does it for me my friends. As always, let a brother know what you think of this company. Is it something you would be interested in trying? Post your comment down below. I would love to hear from you.
Until next time, I'm out.
Eddy with a y