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Have you or do you work for them?

 

Specifically I am wondering about setting up a Limited company using Companies House. What are the pros and cons of this?

 

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If this is a “work at home opportunity”, then do your research very carefully and find the biggest bargepole you can. A quick search turned more than enough horror stories, and a simple check on the (UK) domain was even more troubling.

 

Registrant:

Name withheld. This Registrant is using a privacy service.

 

Registrant's address:

Address withheld. This Registrant is using a privacy service.

 

Registrar:

GoDaddy.com, LLP. [Tag = GODADDY]

A company that needs to hide its details is a red flag. As for using GoDaddy, how many reputable firms go there.

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Mr.P Thanks.

 

Can you provide links to the horror stories?

 

As far as I am aware they are a reputable opportunity with access to work with npower etc. via creating your own mini call centre from home...

 

Whilst "go Daddy" doesn't sound very professional, nor does a lot of it these days and I don't have any experience of it. But will trust your input on that!

 

 

 

Where is your quote from? I agree that companies should be transparent...

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The quote was from an abridged whois query.

 

As for the horror stories, I'll not post any links so as not to provide any advertising for the outfit. In a nutshell, any company that requires you to spend money with them on equipment or training before giving you any work is probably running some sort of pyramid scheme.

 

A question for you: Have you been plagued by cold calls for PPI reclaims, home insulation, window scrappage schemes, or "free" boilers ?

 

If so, where do you think these "call centres" are located ?


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To be fair Mr.P. I am not getting that impression at all from this company.

 

First hand I can say that I know a few who work for Sensee and that is a fantastic place to work. (I don't quite forfil all the requirements or I would). They do not do anything like "reclaims, home insulation, window scrappage schemes, free boilers" They also had to provide their own equipment and office though so I don't think that in itself is anything to worry about.

 

Here are two reviews I can see with the bulk of the reviews being from the American company:

 

(ETA: its not letting me link to the "indeed" reviews as I require 10 posts. 2 good reviews though from the UK)

 

Work chosen hours. Great life/ work balance

 

Sales Executive*(Current Employee) – *Home Based – April 7, 2017

This job requires you to enrol to service a particular company such as sky, apple, BT, n-power ect.

Paid on a per half hour interval basis.

Fortnightly pay.

Pros

Life/ Work balance excellent

Cons

Poor wage- about £7 an hour

 

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Productive place to work

 

Customer Service*(Former Employee) – *Blackwood – July 18, 2016

Fast paced work with constant calls.

Always busy.

Learnt Customer skills on how to capture and manager a customers needs and wants to their satisfaction.

Hardest part of the job was not being able to get enough hours I wanted.

Most enjoyable part of my job was helping customers on how to resolve technical faults with their sky products and making them laugh with enthusiasm and a bubbly personality.

Pros

flexible Hours

Cons

Not enough hours

 

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Both pretty positive although I gather that the low wage of £7 per hour is because that person chose to not set up their limited company but worked for a limited company already set up.. Otherwise I think pay is around £8.50 per hour.

 

I haven't even considered employing someone else as that's too much to think about. I think I can just do it by myself...

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I am also having problems, if it all checks out, with thinking up a name. Anything that I like is immediately ruined by "limited". So the best I could think of was UN Limited. I like the connotations of un and it makes a great logo. But that was taken already unlol :-/

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I have not started another thread, maybe I should. But I am in the process of forming a company, as stated in this thread. A bit nervous since I have never done it before.

 

I am looking at Company Formation Made Simple.

An option is to pay £9 per year to use the address 20-22 Wenlock Rd London.

 

This is for privacy and data protection. I will be working from my home address and not an office.

 

Is this adviseable? I am probably going to do it anyway as I like the idea of it.

 

Is there any other insights anyone can share with me when filling out this form for Company House?

 

There will only be me in the company as "Director".

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many small firms use an accommodation address as their registered company office. As long as you can actually get your post from there and they can handle possible enquiries then that is no bad thing.

Your reasons for doing this are totally wrong though and may breach companies law. The company can register there but as a director you have to give your home address anyway, not an address that you are not at. Some compay directors give an office address but that is because the company actually owns that address and has a physical presence. Again not strictly proper but with companies that are in the news and may get unwanted attention from assorted nutters it is overlooked

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https://www.companiesmadesimple.com/

 

ericsbrother - it is just included in the "privacy" package. Surely it must be a legit option. Plus Companies House are bound to be aware of it from the sheer number of people that must be using it. Privacy always sounds safer to me, even though there really isn't any way my company will be getting into any debt or problems etc. as there is no start up costs.

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For those who are patient enough to help me follow this through. A brief re-cap.

 

One registers as a company in order to partner up with Arise. Arise then provide training via a paid course and then the job opportunity to several well known companies working as a mini- call centre from home.

 

The other way to do this is to go through one of their recommended partnered companies. This way you do not have the hassle of starting up a company etc.

 

Upon research the 5 companies provided - some appear to be in debt or just a little in profit

 

1)Call Catcherz Ltd

2) Home Telecom Professionals Ltd

3)Alpha Club Business Solutions Ltd

4)Virtual-Callz Ltd

5)Free Flex Homeworking Solutions Ltd

 

Am I researching them correctly? What does this mean?

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just because you have found something online doesnt make it fulfil the requirements of the Companies Act. The price makes me wary for starters Also they use the same accommodation address they want to flog you. In short they have no substance at all.

Your own reasearch makes it clear you shouldnt be touching this lot with a bargepolea nd the same applies to the list of didgy firms you are offered as a tie in.

Also ask yourself about Arise.... you have to pay them for a traing course and it is not an offer of a contract for work. Again, that should be shouting at you to run away as fast as possible. It is a pyramid scheme at best and they are illegal

 

these people make money out of desperation, my advice is find someone who has a proper office and proper contracts to offer or drop the idea altogether. the only ones making a shilling will be them and that will be from you, not Virgin, Microsoft etc.

 

https://www.companiesmadesimple.com/

 

ericsbrother - it is just included in the "privacy" package. Surely it must be a legit option. Plus Companies House are bound to be aware of it from the sheer number of people that must be using it. Privacy always sounds safer to me, even though there really isn't any way my company will be getting into any debt or problems etc. as there is no start up costs.

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.... you have to pay them for a training course and it is not an offer of a contract for work.

 

Add to the list:

 

  • No sick pay
  • No paid holiday
  • No pension
  • No guarantee of work, hours, or pay.

As they are the ones dictating when you work, you should be an employee and be granted the protections & rights that go with it.


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Do not work for arise.

Work being in the sarcastic sense.

You pay for training and then get very little to no work.

Its a ponzi scheme.

The only people who make money is them.

Neighbour did it and regretted it.

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Do not work for arise.

Work being in the sarcastic sense.

You pay for training and then get very little to no work.

Its a ponzi scheme.

The only people who make money is them.

Neighbour did it and regretted it.

 

Training is £30. That's ok.

You also have to pay around £20 per month to use their software.

 

But it must be the worst "pyramid scheme" ever since these five companies are at the top and all appear to be making little profit.

 

Did your neighbour say why exactly?

 

I am not able to work full time, so that maybe to my advantage.

 

 

 

Thanks All for your replies.

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Training is £30. That's ok.

You also have to pay around £20 per month to use their software.

 

But it must be the worst "pyramid scheme" ever since these five companies are at the top and all appear to be making little profit.

 

Did your neighbour say why exactly?

 

I am not able to work full time, so that maybe to my advantage.

 

It sounds like you have already made your decision.

Yet, all the replies have been saying "don't", or suggesting caution.

If you were going to do it anyway, regardless of the replies (was there a single positive response??), what was the point in asking?

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It sounds like you have already made your decision.

Yet, all the replies have been saying "don't", or suggesting caution.

If you were going to do it anyway, regardless of the replies (was there a single positive response??), what was the point in asking?

 

 

@BazzaS

 

The no pension, no sick pay, no holidays is all something I am living with now with the additional burden of having no income. Therefore I can see that although this is an unacceptable situation, it doesn't effect me.

 

The unpredictable hours again is something that can possibly work to my favour as I have an unpredictable disability (and have been denied benefits. I don't want to talk further about that).

 

 

On the positives, I will be able to train part time from home. (Most part time work seems to come with full time training schedules). I don't mind £30 for that. I do mind having to pay a monthly fee for the software. But it is what it is.

 

And most importantly I will be able to make money from home (£7 - £10 ph), paid fortnightly.

 

Does anyone know how to make money from home doing anything else? Because ALL my other attempts have failed or I have been conned.

 

Working from home apparently also saves 17 days a year in commuting. So that is pretty good. But it is for health reasons that I can not. So again that is in my favour.

 

The shock was looking up these 5 companies, which you join if you do not want to start your own company, as these are supposed to be the best. Unless I have researched it wrong, which I may very well have, they don't seem to be doing well at all.

 

I am being cautious in this process and have researched the companies due to this thread. There has been one direct reply from a member whos neighbour regretted it. Which is not much to go on.

 

I require the experience to re-build my CV etc.

 

Tell me, do any of you have ANY ways to make money from home on-line??? If not, then what is my decision?

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Just to add, to those who are skeptical of this company - please show me how to make money online - I will pay YOU. Train me. I will pay YOU.

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[...] please show me how to make money online - I will pay YOU. Train me. I will pay YOU.

 

Over the years, I have made a bit of money online writing software and providing support. The money sporadic, and the time & effort didn't make it a viable income stream. Picking up a few design and manufacture jobs helped a little and it was fun for a while. However, the field I was involved in was highly specialised in comparison to most software support sectors.

 

My sister has recently embarked on a venture providing computer aided design services and appears to be picking up a fair bit of work both locally and via facebook. She has the skills, equipment, and finances to make a go of it. If that doesn't pan out, she can turn her hand to sewing.

 

What skills do you have that might be turned in to a business ?


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Over the years, I have made a bit of money online writing software and providing support. The money sporadic, and the time & effort didn't make it a viable income stream. Picking up a few design and manufacture jobs helped a little and it was fun for a while. However, the field I was involved in was highly specialised in comparison to most software support sectors.

 

My sister has recently embarked on a venture providing computer aided design services and appears to be picking up a fair bit of work both locally and via facebook. She has the skills, equipment, and finances to make a go of it. If that doesn't pan out, she can turn her hand to sewing.

 

What skills do you have that might be turned in to a business ?

 

Specialised skills are a great asset to have Mr.P.

 

Good Luck to your Sister's new business venture. It sounds like she is off to a fantastic start there.

 

What skills do I have? That's such a good question. I have the skills for running a business, integrity, tenacious, reliable, self motivated, good time management, organisation, lateral thinking etc. And I need to be my own boss so that I can work around my disability. I did not quite finish my degree due to my illness. Now they are too expensive.

I have an Advanced Creative Writing Diploma (two years part time at the OU) which I enjoyed. However my other work in the past, caring roles, palliative care for animals, rehabilitating animals, some office work, I am finished with and most of it was not done in a paid capacity, so is less official.

 

I seem to have lived an ad hoc life which in itself is anti-cv friendly. But this may be included in my skillset as it requires a certain calm remaining on the edge for such a long time.

 

I have managed to keep my mental health in reasonable condition too somehow. Probably by meditation and reflection, or luck.

 

It would be nice to actually find something I like to do now being middle aged. But I think I need to find some training in something, so that I create a fresh start based on now, rather than adding to the past.

 

Arise - Actually isn't a bad title at all for this discussion we have veered off into lol.

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you say unpredictable hours, well I can predict how many hours you will work and that is ZERO. A lot of the negatives such as no holiday apy, sickness ect applies to all self-employed people so not a rarity but these peopel are supposed to be employing you on a zero hours contract or via agency work and that is different. It is unclear exactly what their relationship is with anyone so another reason to question whether they can provide you with any work.

How to make money online? You need a good idea of your own and be able to sell it to others. hoping some bandit that makes no money for themselves is somehow going to make you a fortune is fanciful so again, regardless how desperate you think things are spnding even a small sum of money is just a waste of that precious resource, not an investment.

If you have good computer and customer service skills then there are other sectors that take on staff such as out of hours doctors etc but all of these are few and far between as to when they are advertised. Try thinking about what you can do and offer an employer and then go sell yourself. you will receive probably hundreds of rejections but then hopefully get than one opportunity.

What business did you run previously? whay is it not possible to seek work in that sector?

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