Thursday, April 29, 2004
More Bang for Your Buck: Making Money From Telemarketers
It's time to turn the tables on telemarketers. That's right, don't hang up. You can now make money just by listening to those annoying sales pitches. We're going to show you how in tonight's More Bang For Your Buck.
(WSVN) -- Think about having a part-time job like Theresa's.
Here-- watch her at work right in her own home.
She can work while washing dishes, reading email, even while she feeds baby Sam.
"It's quick, it's simple," she says.
Here are the skills Theresa needs for the job: phone answering, listening, and button pushing.
"It brings in a little cash - that's the bottom line," she says.
If you think "hey, i could do that"- you may be right.
A new company says that if you're willing to listen to sales pitches on the telephone--they're willing to pay you to do it.
The "pay-you-to-listen" program was created by Dan Shifrin.
"I like to believe what we're doing now is the future of telemarketing," he says.
Consumsers who sign up will be able to answer, listen, and cash in.
"People would make anywhere between $50 and $150 a month," he says.
Here's how it works:
You go to the website adnoodle... Give info about who you are and where you live-- as well as your interests and preferences.
That profile lets advertisers target prime customers.
"Everything you do is up to you," says Shifrin. "You control how much information you give or not give. You can turn your profile on or off at any time."
All you have to do is listen for one or two minutes...
"And I get my check at the end of the month," says Theresa.
But don't get any sneaky ideas about pretending to listen.
"You can't because you have to answer one simple multiple choice question at the end of the ad, you would only know that answer if you had listened," says Theresa.
This way, adnoodle does the impossible: It keeps telemarketers in business, and it keeps customers happy... All at the same time.
Theresa says, "It's a win, win situation."
The Adnoodle program also allows consumers to set their own rates and their own preferred hours.
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