Let me start by saying this is my personal opinion and relationship with Arise Virtual Solutions. I have seen other blogs out there with their opinion and they have not even worked with the company and have casted their thoughts, which seems to be untrue or bias. I have worked with Arise for a while now and some of the reviews both good and bad are true and accurate but I will say I will provide you with a true legitimate Arise Virtual Solutions review.
Arise Virtual Solutions is a company based out of Miramar Florida and they have provided work from home opportunities since 1994. Several Fortune 500 companies work alongside Arise to contract their work to US residents/citizens. Since I have been a contractor with Arise, they have secured companies for over 5 years and are working effortlessly to continue with those relationships. Like any business partnership, there are times where two companies will part ways but that is the nature of any relationship.
Let us address why people on the internet believe it’s a scam
A. Lack of knowledge
Arise contracts those who are looking to become an entrepreneur to open up their own call center. These contractors hire their own contractors or employees under their business names – where the business is then obligated to pay their contractors for the work they have done. How much, it depends on the IBO (independent business owner) one chooses to work with.
Online reports show that Arise does not pay- that is not accurate. Over my 6 years of working with Arise, I have NEVER missed a payment (neither have my contractors). If there was a mistake, they are quick to review it and correct the amount on the next pay period.
This raises a few questions in my mind as an IBO. If you were not paid, who was your IBO? Do they have a history of not paying their contractors? Did you have their correct information before you chose to move forward? Is your contact information for your IBO correct?
Making sure, you know almost everything before you move forward is important. Especially who’s paying you and how much you’re getting paid, when you’re getting paid and if they’re able to send you a yearly calendar of the pay dates.
B. Out of pocket Expense
YES YES! You have to pay an out of pocket expense. Why? You are hired as a contractor to work from the comfort of your home office to provide a service for companies we all know and trust. You pick your hours; pick the company you would like to work for, choose the time you attend training. It is your choice to take advantage of being a contractor (want to view the advantages – click here).
These top-rated companies will not pay anyone to work from home on their home because they realize the luxury of having the flexibility to create your own work environment and schedule. They will not pay anyone to NOT pass a drug test and to flat out fail training [which is easy to pass]
It’s an opportunity…. Not employment I believe in most cases it’s hard to understand that this is a way for one to earn additional part-time income without spending thousands of dollars, or wasting time driving in traffic. It’s a great way to earn income and not be micromanaged, deal with office politics wait for your boss to provide you with a raise, etc…
Easy solution: I advise everyone, you can make your out of pocket expenses cheap or expensive. All of my contractors have earned their out of pocket expenses back within their first, second, or third paychecks. This is entirely dependent on your situation, the company you work for, their rate of pay, and how much you had to invest initially to start your home office, in addition to training.
If you have a home office or area that can be used as a home office already, it will be less of an out of pocket expense to get started than if you had to build a home office before moving forward.
C. Inability to make a full-time income:
I personally don’t “sell” this opportunity as a fix for anyone’s 9-5 W-2 gig. However, my personal story and experience are I was able to make $2-3 grand a month and I QUIT my 9-5 job because they made it clear I was not going to be moving upward within their company.
It’s true, there are times where I had to fight for my hours. Just like any company, there are metrics that need to be sustained and I worked my butt off in training to learn those metrics and therefore I was rewarded with my first pick of hours; which granted me 40 hours a week right off the bat! So it’s possible.
Again this an opportunity to work from home with legitimate companies you will have to work for it they won’t give you everything on a silver platter. Work hard and your rewards with an unlimited amount of hours (which depends on the company) I always recommended roadside assistance. They are 24 hours 365 days.
Let’s talk about training.
This is where you’ll have to buy into the opportunity. Most training is as little as $49.00 no more than $149.00. I advise my contractors if you do not have the money or you just want to get your feet wet you are welcomed to start with a client at a lower price point start making money then if you choose to continue working with that company at the end of your contract continue to do so. If not, you are welcome to start over with another company, since you’ve started making money you’re able to pay for another training class.
A common question is can I work with more than one company?
Of course! I recommended it. I also did that when I started my partnership with Arise. My number one suggestion does not to take the training classes at the same time. Start slow with one company, fully understand what you are doing, start making money with the first company, and then move forward with another training class.
No – however, if your training is longer than 5-6 weeks you will have the opportunity to start earning revenue while you’re in training at that time. They rarely will EVER leave you in a training class for 3 months without the opportunity to start earning money.
I say move forward at your own risk. I personally recommended Arise but it is for individuals who are very used to a call center or willing to learn how to keep up in a very fast-paced environment. It all comes down to you. If you are the type of individual who can show up on time, do the tasks required of your client, accurately, and consistently without someone looking over your shoulder, this may be just what you are looking for. Good examples of the types of people who have done really well in this industry include:
- College Students
Again these are just examples. Don’t exclude yourself if you feel that you have what it takes.
I hope you enjoyed my honest Legitimate Arise Virtual Solutions Review