What does it mean to be an independent contractor?
As an independent contractor with Ready, Set, Assist does not take any taxes out on your behalf. You will receive a 1099 at the end of the year if you made $600 or more.
Furthermore you are not eligible to receive unemployment, overtime or benefits as Authorized agents, Independent Contractors, Sole Proprietors and Freelancers.
We would advise you to meet with a tax specialist to go over what you are able to write off and what deductions you can take as an independent contractor.
How long before I can start working and earn a paycheck?
Once you complete the admissions process and join the Ready, Set, Assist team you then choose a client certification course. Realistically, it may be around 7- 30 days before the class starts. Classes are typically around 30 days but some are self paced and can be completed in a matter of hours. Once certified you can start working immediately, most classes have an earn while you learn phase. Depending on how quickly you choose a class, it can take up to 2 months.
Because you are self employed, you are in control on when and how much you work. Choose a client that has a contract that meets your needs. If you need to provide your services only during the daytime or would like a client that is open 24/7, you can choose to do so.
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What do I need to get started?
Complete Application and Admissions process here.
Make sure you have a working computer that will meet Ready, Set, Assist guidelines. See Technical Requirements.
Recommendations for qualifying PC's desktop
Purchase a USB headset for your certification class. This is a headset that plugs into your computer. Recommendations.
Purchase a headset that can plug into your telephone. (Cordless phones are not accepted.) Recommendations.
Have or prepare to have a land-line telephone with no features or a digital phone line through your cable or internet company.
You will receive an email once you have chosen a client with links to fill out your affidavit of ID, proof of servicing address, proof of identity, W9 form and Direct Deposit form. These forms must be completed before you are allowed to service a client.