Some business people are too busy to answer their own phone calls; therefore, answering service businesses are gaining on popularity. If you want to work from home and you have plenty of time on your hands, answering service business might be just the job you want.
-Answering phones for somebody else can be very easy. All you have to do is learn about a person for whom you are going to answer calls and start answering calls immediately.
-Answering phones is a perfect for people such as stay at home mothers or people who do not have many responsibilities and who can answer a phone at any time they are required to do it.
-Answering service business is easy to set up. All you need to have is a phone line, which you already probably have. If you plan to start a larger answering service business, you might want to invest some money in a few telephone lines, switchboards, fax machine, billing software, etc. However, this business is not going to cost you a fortune, especially if you decide to work from home.
-People who might need your services are lawyers, doctors with small practices, contractors, sales people, and any business person who needs to answer his phone calls.
-Once you decide to start your answering service business, advertise it on your local newspaper, in your local telephone directory, take advantage of mailing lists, business forums, and business cards. You can advertise anywhere where you could get potential customers.