Young Witton Woman Is Enterprising Role Model
Katie McKay from Witton in Blackburn is an inspiring role model for young people combating the recession. Despite having a full time day job in a busy call centre, Katie works from home in the evenings to build a secure nest egg for her future.
Hard working Katie and her partner had just bought their home late in 2007 when the recession hit. Witnessing major changes and reshuffles in her day job, 25 year-old Katie heard about Arise Virtual Solutions and took the initiative to earn a second income with a home based business.
As the recession gripped middle England, Katie’s Partner started working overtime so she wanted to balance their work load and add an extra income to the ‘pot’.
Darting home after a long day, sorting out dinner and then plugging herself into her evening job is all part of Katie’s long-term plan to enhance her entrepreneurial prospects and invest in their property.
One year on and this young couple have renovated and decorated their home with a new bathroom and have a new kitchen on the way, all with Katie’s extra home based income from Arise.
Katie said: “As I got older, I started to focus on where I am going with my career and it made sense to work from home in the evenings. People don't have jobs for life any more so I wanted extra security. I encourage other young people to consider this way of working. We never know what’s around the corner so it’s worth securing our future while we can.”
In her role as a supervisor, Katie deal with complaints, coaches new people by phone and email, monitors calls and provides feedback to ensure high quality standards for inbound calls.
Although she is not yet ready to have a family, in future, Katie wants to work from home full time and has seen the benefits of combining family and work with a home based career.
Arise Virtual Solutions is the world’s leading provider of virtual systems to improve business results through sales and customer services.
By retaining home working professionals, such as Katie, they deliver high-quality voice, e-mail, and personalised customer service, technical support, and sales. This is accomplished through a network of entrepreneurial, self-incorporated home-based certified professionals across the United Kingdom and Ireland.
VP of Strategic Sourcing & Operations, Jared Fletcher said: ‘We may be in a recession, but Arise UK is building a new and modern workplace model by adding independent home based businesses to the UK economy. This year alone we’ll welcome 1,200 new home based professionals to our virtual network and would like to hear from more pioneering people like Katie.’
For more information on how you could work from home as a virtual customer service professional, browse http://www.arise.com/in-the-united-kingdom.