I’ve reviewed a number of database type services online and in my opinion, I feel there is no need to pay for these types of services because if you do your due diligent you can definitely find what you are looking for.
In this Contract World Review, I’m going to give you the details about their database service, why it’s a little different and is it a possible way for you to find real work at home jobs through their service.
Product: Contract World
Overall Ranking: 8/10
What is Contract World aka CW?
- It’s a service.
How does it work?
- CW’s website supplies you with a database of real jobs that you can apply and work completely from home.
How much does it cost?
- To apply is completely free. In order to actually work a contract, there may be a training fee. On average it’s around $25 but, I’ve seen training as high as $100 depending on the company that is hiring.
Who can join?
A friend of mine told me about Contract World’s service. She wanted me to write a review about their service because my friend actually got a job completely from home.
I know that some of you out there are looking to find real jobs completely from home and with so many claims, scam, and not really a “job” online, people’s trust levels are just at a low when they are seeking real income from home.
When I researched CW (Contract World), I looked through their website and what was said in the online world and from what I discovered, I could see why there would be skeptics out there.
I get it that a lot of “jobs” out there are more in the independent contractors side of things, but when you’re looking, you want services that are going to help you obtain an income from home.
By you doing research and finding out info is key and what I discovered may help you determine nay or yeah, so let’s start with the red flags that people may find.
The Red Flags That Can Deter You
I wanted to start with red flags because I know some of you may have looked at CW’s site and may even researched about it.
I don’t blame you if you’re doing your research because you really want to know if you are going to get a real job or business.
Even though my friend told me about CW, I wanted to do my own research as well; not because I don’t trust my friend, but knowing what you’re getting into can help with your decision making.
So let’s just get into what were the red flags, let’s start with the testimonials because I noticed something that caught my eye.
When I review sites online, the testimonials can be a red flag because when I review a number of sites online, I come across a lot of fake testimonials.
When I went through CW’s (contract World) testimonials, there was a statement in their testimonials that seemed a little odd.
It wasn’t the statement itself, it was the website and the statement that didn’t seem to match.
Let me just explain what I’m talking about.
On CW’s website, it stated that they were in business for 6 years.
Then I read a testimonial that states that they have been with CW since 2009. I wrote this article on July 23rd 2017 and Contract World is correct about their launch 6 years ago.
I can’t explain their testimonial away except play the guessing game. Either the person who left the testimonial got the year wrong or Contract World could have had another site before they launched CW.
Don’t Take Testimonials Too Seriously
I personally believe when you read testimonials, you shouldn’t take what is stated to heart.
The reason being is that regardless of how good or bad an experience was, your experience will always be unique.
Testimonials in my book are more of a reassurance for people. I feel that when people read testimonials, it gives a person some sort of comfort that they are in good hands.
This is why sites tend to add fake testimonials within their site.
I’m not saying that the person in CW who made their testimonial is fake, I’m just saying more or less regardless of what other’s experience, you’re going to have a different point of view whether you agree with good testimonials or bad ones.
In my book, I always state that you should look at what a site is asking you to do when you come across an opportunity online.
If what is asked of you is realistic, this way, you can further research the task at hand and see if it’s what you want to do.
Being that we are talking about testimonials, I wanted to get into two reviews that were good and bad about CW.
These reviews were not within a personal website. These were statements made within the BBB site and I feel that you can get some of your own take from these two statements.
The Two Statements Within BBB
I’m not quoting these statements, but I’m going to give you the gist of what was stated.
This was negative review, the person felt that there was no help or resolutions for some of the tickets the person had.
Also, the person felt there weren’t enough available shifts and proper tools were not supplied.
Okay, I felt that the person giving a negative review was a fair assessment.
However, if you’re an independent contractor which is how CW works, unlike Apple, where they hire you as an employee, you should have all your supplies and equipment that is required that is needed.
Let’s Get Into The Positive Info!
In BBB there was also a positive assessment. This person works through CW for over 6 years and makes around $800 a week working two contracts.
When You Read Two Sides Of The Story
Okay, when you look at the positive and the negative review, the only place you can go is right in the middle.
What I’m getting at here is that with the positive review this person seems to be the type of person who probably works their shifts and then some.
There are just some people out there that work hard and if you read their assessment, they are working two contracts meaning they are working two different jobs from home.
Another thing you can gather with the positive and negative review if you’re thinking about joining, is that there probably are times where there are not enough shifts available and that is why the positive assessment works two shifts.
Also, no one said anything about not getting paid or not getting hired, so right there you know that you can get hired and obtain a contract with CW.
Now, looking at the average Joe who may want to work from home, it just depends on your lifestyle and how many hours you’re willing to put in.
People are students, people are stay at home parents, people are available anytime, while others may not be able to put in as much time.
I know for me and my lifestyle, CW will not work for me because I just have a very unpredictable schedule and my home environment is just a little on the loud side on a consistent basis.
For other’s such as stay at home parents or people without children, students and people with special needs, this might be a cool way to earn money from home.
One Other Red Flag
The main red flag that I want to cover is that CW charges for training and a licensing monthly fee.
From my experience from work at home requirements, either you don’t get paid for training or they pay you once you get hired.
Before you run, there are jobs listed there that may reimburse you for their training or you just have to pay and eat the cost.
The reason why contract world charges for training is because they don’t want to spend their time training people who are not going to take what they learn seriously.
Unfortunately, there are people who go through the training and then don’t bother moving forward, who really has time for that.
That’s probably why Yardi, a service that I did doesn’t pay people for their way of training.
Contract World also charges their contractors a monthly fee for their operating system.
Mainly what this fee is for is your payments, back office and your phone.
You can write this off in your taxes being that you are an independent contractor, but we will go into more details about their fees a little later.
Now that we got through the red flags, I wanted to get into CW because my friend does this and from her experience, she loves it.
About Contract World
Contract World has been in business for six years and on their website, they have over 500,000 members in the United States alone.
It’s a service that allows you to find contracts that pay you, get training and get access to their operating systems to help you work completely from home.
You Are An Independent Contractor
Off the bat I want you to know that you are an independent contractor if you decide to give what CW has to offer a shot.
More or less with CW, you can work different customer service contracts and begin a home based business from home.
What Companies Can I Work For?
All contracts are customer service phone jobs.
These companies are based out of Canada and the U.S.
- Pizza Hut
- The Shopping Channel
- BC Liberals
There are positions listed that are not hiring at the moment, while other positions require experience.
You can absolutely obtain experience just by applying for other positions within contract world and build your experience there.
When I looked on CW’s website, what seems to be hiring at the moment are jobs for Pizza Hut and KFC and the other companies were on a waiting list.
Now my friend works for Intuitive Solutions and their contract is for Pizza Hut.
Pizza Hut is a franchise and Intuitive Solutions offers a way for business owners to eliminate calls within their franchise.
I know back in the day when we wanted to order pizza, we would call the closest pizza parlor to get our pizza delivered to us.
We all have eaten pizza and we know how often those phones ring when people are waiting to get their box of pizza inside the store.
Well in today’s time, a lot of franchise owners are eliminating those phone calls within their stores and using services like intuitive solutions and CW so their in store employees can focus on the customers that walk into their franchise and prepare food at a much better quality.
I personally feel this is a win-win situation for the franchise, their customers, employees and on top that the people who want to work from home. In my opinion, it doesn’t get better than that.
How Does The Pay Work?
Each company pays differently.
There are contracts that pay by the call or by the hour it just depends on the company.
If you look at intuitive Solution, they pay .55 cents per call on average you would make around $8 to $10 dollars per hour.
With KFC, they pay .80 cents per call and again if you work on a regular basis, your average salary would be $10 to $13 per hour.
If you want more bang for your buck, you could get hired for both contracts.
You can work a minimum of 10 hours a week and within those weeks you have to work at least 5 hours on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday for each contract.
Requirements may be different for different Contracts, you just have to gather all the data before you apply for a contract.
You get paid on the first and the fifteenth of each month.
Unfortunately, PayPal is not offered. You do need an account with a routing number and bank number because you get paid by direct deposit.
If you don’t have a bank account, there is a way around that by using a prepaid debit card.
I don’t recommend NetSpend, but there are prepaid cards out there that don’t charge very high fees.
I asked my friend how much she makes so that you can get better idea if it’s worth your time.
My friend told me on average makes around $250 every two weeks working part-time and that with one contract.
How Does The Scheduling Work?
The back office for whatever contract you work for will show the available hours that you can select.
Friday, Saturday and Sunday are mandatory mainly because these times of the week usually are the busiest time when people tend to shop even if it’s over the phone.
From what I gathered, you have to work a minimum of 10 hours a week and five of those hours has to be within those mandatory days.
Some contracts may have different mandatory schedules that allow you to check out before you apply.
If by any chance you can not work a schedule you selected, you can try to get other contractors to take your schedule.
A Tip From My Friend
She said that the earlier you can get someone to take your shift the better chance you have of someone grabbing your selected schedule.
But, my friend also stated that there is no guarantee that anyone may grab your schedule, so please be aware of that.
Okay, this part is cool if you have your doubts for whatever the reason might be and this may change your mind.
If you get accepted to work a contract, you can select your schedule in 30-minute increments.
By being able to schedule within 30-minute increments, you have a great deal of flexibility especially for parents, students or people who have a special needs that need a flexible schedule to get other things done.
The 30-minute increment is another reason why my friend loves CW.
Another Tip From My Friend
My friend told me, which I bugged the crap out of my friend for the info, Lol.
My friend suggested that you should schedule no more than 2 hours straight.
My friend said that because after two hours, you can get burnt-out even if you’re working from home.
Give yourself at least 30 minutes to go to the bathroom, get a bite to eat or just stretch.
How Much Does It Cost?
I know we covered fees and all that Jazz, but I wanted to cover fees and costs again because some of you scan read, Lol.
It doesn’t cost you anything to sign up and apply for any of the positions.
Like I just stated above, they may require a fee to obtain training and the training fees can be as high as $100 and I’ve seen it as low as $20.
When a company has a need for new hires, they may state they are offering reimbursements for your training, but don’t hold me to that.
There is also a fee for PaySource Direct that handles all your invoices so you can properly file your taxes as an independent contractor.
The fee for PaySource Direct is $4.95 per pay period.
LiveXchange is more or less your back office.
It supplies you with, the phone service, scheduling, tickets and all the tools you need to function your contracts.
LIveXchange fee is $29 a month and for any other additional contract, it’s $10 a month.
Again, I want to stress that these fees are all tax deductible.
Also, the time you save on commuting can really make up for those fees.
Why Is There A Fee For Training?
I know that was one of the questions I had and what seemed to happened was that people wouldn’t complete the training and that could be a waste of time and money for the companies.
If people are serious about being able to work from home, they are more than likely going to pay the fee and either make their money back by working the contract or get reimbursed.
I personally suggest that if you’re going to find a job within CW, I would go for jobs that are willing to reimburse your training fee and go for the lowest training fee first to see if it’s a good fit for you.
On a good note though, you would have to get hired first and meet the qualifications before any money is asked of you.
So don’t feel like they are just going to ask you for money for training.
What Equipment And What Is Required To Get A Contract?
You will need:
- High-speed Internet
- Windows 7 or higher
- Good quality microphone and headset
- Quiet Environment
I got more tips from my friend, Lol. She said it would be a good idea to get good quality headsets because you want to be able to hear the customer’s request along with the customer able to hear you.
Some of these calls are paid per phone call and you don’t want to miss out on any money that can be made by not completing an order because a customer can’t hear you or you can’t hear them.
How Does Contract World.Jobs Website Work?
There are six steps to getting a contract:
- Become a member at Contract World
- Fill out the resume builder
- Apply wait for an invitation
- Get Certified
- Register for training
- Graduate and start earning cash
I know this is a bummer for people who live within these states, however, they will accept your application if you were to move to another state that is not excluded.
In fact, CW will accept your application if you live in these excluded states.
You won’t be accepted for any contracts however, some people may want to start the process if they are planning to move.
People that live in the UK Contract World is available there.
I did check their link and it doesn’t seem to be working at this time, but you can check periodically for available contracts in your area.
All In All
With every service, nothing is going to be perfect for everyone. Work at home options is out there.
It was a lot more difficult back in the day when I wanted to work from home.
The good news is that if you need to earn money from home, CW is an option that you can try.
The pay is not that bad and you are pretty much starting your own businesses from home utilizing contracts that CW supplies you with.
I know that there are fees to obtain a job, but those fees are tax deductible including other things, to name a few like, your home office and Internet. If you are interested in getting started you can go here!
The work at home lifestyle is awesome and I enjoy helping people obtain that through BeginAtZero.com.
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If you have any questions or concerns about Contract World, feel free to leave your comment below, thanks!
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