Call center job doesn't seam to be a great deal of a job, yet it usually doesn't require from you many skills or effort. All you have to do is sit by the phone and answer the phone calls according to the instructions of a company that has hired you. Still it's rather a popular job just because call centers create very many working places, and almost anytime you'll be able to get one.
Basically there are two variants of call center jobs. First variant is when you walk a company office, or in any special building, every morning you come up to you working place which is equipped with everything necessary, all your working time you answer phone calls and in the evening you leave.
Another variant is when you work at home. In this case one should make sure that his place is enough equipped for that. First of all you'll need a telephone line that you could use on call center purposes, then you job will probably require a high-speed internet and a computer that could deal with the software necessary for your job. Before taking this type of job make sure that it will be enough convenient both for you and your family.
Still just as with any other job with the call center jobs you need some introduction or training. Before you start any training check who's going to pay for it. If that is supposed to be you think twice whether to take this job. Probably one shouldn't trust much to the companies that need you to pay so you can start working for them. Sometimes that can even turn to be a fraud when you neither get a job nor see your money back.
It's better for you to be hired on one of this call center jobs as an employer than as an independent contractor. The reason here is the same - your expenses. In the first case the company will have to pay taxes for you itself, in the second case you'll have pay them from your own earnings. And one should truly say that call center jobs aren't among those that are highly paid. There are few variants of payment either. They can pay you some fixed salary per week, though you can be paid hourly and that's more likely. Sometimes you might be paid for minutes - for your talk time. This isn't much attractive variant because you can never predict how long any talk will last and so you can never predict who much you'll earn on it, sometimes that can be even less the minimum amount per day or per week you've been promised to earn when taking that job.
Finally you need to trust the company you're hired by. Nowadays that will be no problem to check the company status and to find out whether any complaints has ever had place. It's always better to make sure that it's legitimate and won't cost you trouble. The more reliable the company is the better. You can hope that you won't loose a job in couple of weeks and that they will pay satisfactory.
Best way of finding one of the call center job is probably to check job vacancy and listings on the Internet. There you can also leave your resume. You can use one of the customer service resume forms available in the Web to write you own resume correctly. That will increase your chances on finding a suitable and nicely paid job.