You can get a job that pays up to $1000 per week handing out free government cell phones. That’s right, helping people in need, and making great money.
Cash in on the booming Lifeline cell phone business! Tens of millions of free cell phones have been given out to Americans in the last six years. Companies like Safelink Wireless, Budget Mobile, Assurance Wireless and dozens of others are profiting from the program, and so are the many thousands of people, just like you, in communities across the country who are signing up those who can’t afford their own phone and service.
Yes, you too can be a high-earning free government phone program sales representative. Both part-time and full-time jobs are now being advertised in city after city in virtually all states. Most positions simply involve enrolling people into the Lifeline program by working at sidewalk tents outside government assistance offices, shelters, churches, flea markets, community centers and other high traffic areas in and around your neighborhood. Often no experience at all is required.
We can’t promise how much you will make, but the ads we’ve seen often say that you can make upwards of $500 to $1,000 per week, based on commissions of between $5 to $10 per customer you enroll. Considering that customer enrollment takes just minutes, those five and ten dollar bills can add up in no time. And how difficult of a sale is it to sign up someone for a program that gives them something for nothing, with no contract? This sounds to us like the easiest sales job ever.
Where to Find Job Listings for Handing out Government Cell Phones
Some Lifeline phone companies will directly hire members of their “street team.” For example, you can take a look at the job opportunities page for the Budget Wireless Street Fleet team, as they call it, by clicking here. You’ll see that they are hiring representatives to work in Sales, Canvassing, Street Teams, Promotions or Community Outreach.
But other companies work through top-level distributors and agents, who advertise their job openings through online ads, most popularly on craigslist.org. Searching your local Craigslist ads is the best place to find Lifeline phone sales opportunities, both working directly with a company or through an agent.
You won’t find positions advertised in every city, but chances are if you are in a large urban area with a heavy low-income population, you will find a company or agent how could have a job for you. It only takes all of just a few minutes to check Craigslist, so there’s no reason to not give it a try.
How to Find Job Openings on Craigslist
Here are step-by-step instructions to see if anyone in your area has posted an ad for a Lifeline phone sales representative.
Step 1: Go to Craigslist.
Key http://craigslist.org into your web browser’s address bar to bring up the main Craigslist page.
Step 2: Focus on a geographical area
On the home page you’ll see a map and below that a list of hundreds of cities and counties that craiglist covers. Click through to the area that best serves where you live, or where you are willing to travel for work. (If you are already a Craigslist user, you’ll possibly be already on the page for your area, automatically.)
Step 3: Search
In the search area at the top left of the page, you can select from various categories with which you can narrow your search. The primary category is of course, “Jobs,” although we have found some positions advertised in the “Gigs” category as well.
Now you have to decide what words put in the search box. You want to bring up ads that have words in them like “Lifeline” and “phone” (Lifeline is the official program name) and “free phone.”
Searching with Lifeline Phone will bring up a small number of ads, as the search is pretty specific. But it will miss some ads that do not have the word Lifeline in it. So, you’ll want to also broaden the search with a search of Free Phone. This will return a very large number of ads — mostly ones that are not what you are looking for. But, you can find buried in the search results ads for companies looking to hire sales reps to enroll people in the free government cell phone program.
You are just going to have to scroll through a few pages of these ads, looking at the titles to see if any pop out at you. You’ll know them when you see them–they will have titles such as “Get Paid To Give Away Free Gov. Phones,” “Government Cell Phone Agents Needed,” and “Lifeline Assistance Cell Phones,” to share a few that we’ve seen. You can’t miss them. It’ll take a a few minutes, but you are job hunting after all and that takes some effort.
Caution: don’t key in “free phones” as a plural. Use the word “phone” singular. The singular will find ads that have either “phone” or “phones” in the ad. Using the plural will miss ads.
Even after all this, it’s possible that an ad might have been missed. If you want to continue, just try various search combination using the words, Lifeline, free, wireless, cell, etc. You’re just going to have to play around with a bit.
After you’ve tried those, you can also try keying in the names of the cell phone providers that do business in your state. To find this list of company names, begin by selecting your state by clicking here (http://www.freegovernmentcellphones.net). After clicking on your state you will see a list of the companies in your state. So, you might search for Assurance Wireless, Budget Mobile, Safelink Wireless, Access Wireless, Reachout Wireless, and so on.
As we said earlier, some of the ads may not be in the Jobs category. It’s uncommon, but the Gigs and Events categories may contain an ad of interested. So you can use the pull down category selection to switch over to Gigs and then to Events.
The search results will be divided into ads found in the specific area you specified, followed by and ads in nearby areas. Those nearby areas may be of interest if you are able to travel to them for work, so be sure to take a look at them.
Step 4: Reply to the ad
The ads you find will have been created either by the wireless company itself or more likely an agent or distributor for a wireless company. They will provide for any one of several ways to reply to the ad poster.
Call: The ad may have a phone number listed for you to call.
Email: The ad may show an email address listed in the ad that you to will have to email.
Show Up: The ad may ask you to meet someone at a location for an interview.
Website: The ad may include a website address that the poster wants you to go to apply.
Reply to Ad: Many ads do not list a phone number, email or website address directly in the ad copy. In this case, look for the “Reply” button, usually located at the top left of the page. When you click this it will tell you how to reply to the ad. It may show an email address, phone number or website. If it’s an email, it may be a regular email address or it could be a Craigslist-generated confidential email address.
With any method of contact requested by the ad poster, please remember that as with anything on the internet, be very careful and use common sense. There are scammers on the web and you’ll never know when you’ll run into one. Be careful what information you give out and where you might meet someone.
How to Find a Job Directly on Wireless Company Websites
You can contact come of the companies directly about how you might be able to work for them in enrolling customers. Not all companies allow this, but we’ve listed below the companies who have a page on their website set up for this.
But not everyone we’ve listed might be appropriate for your job hunt — you’ll have to decide when you go to the page and read it. Some, like Budget Mobile, are very clear that you can apply to their Street Team sales force right on their page. But then some of the companies’ pages we’ve listed might only be looking for higher-level agents and distributors; i.e. those with a storefront already. Since we can’t be certain, we’ve listed all the ones that look like there is a chance you might be able to snag a street sales representative position by contacting the company.
States: Arkansas, Maryland, Missouri and Oklahoma.
States: Colorado, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Utah, West Virginia and Wisconsin.
Note: They are looking for “partners,” you’ll need to check what that means.
States: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin.
Blue Jay Wireless:
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Note: They are looking for “distributors,” you’ll need to check what that means.
States: Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas, Utah and Wisconsin.
States: Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Washington, Utah, Texas, West Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.
Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin.
Arkansas, California, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, West Virginia and Wisconsin.
Note: They are looking for “dealers,” you’ll need to check what that means.
States: Colorado, Georgia, Hawaii, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, North Dakota, Ohio, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Utah, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
States: Arkansas, Maryland and West Virginia.