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Date Added: 10/14/2009     Reviewer: wontyoubemynaber
 
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Website URL: http://www.arise.com
Company Name: Arise Virtual Solutions, Inc.
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Arise Description

Arise Virtual Solutions was founded as Willow CSN Incorporated in 1997. Arise is a company that allows its members to become independent business owners and contract call center work with various Fortune 500 companies through the Arise system. The different types of positions available are virtual technical support, sales, and customer service. IBO's (Independent Business Owners) have to train and test to be considered for the different positions and companies.

Arise Detailed Overview

Arise does not hire employees, they give their members the opportunity to become Independent Business Owners. There is a basic criteria set to become an IBO with Arise. IBO's must have a home office set up that includes a fairly new computer (with adequate RAM available), broadband internet service, and a dedicated phoneline with headset. All Arise applicants are required to pay for and pass a criminal background check - the background check usually costs $13 but can cost $26 in some states. If the background check is passed, the the applicant can get into the actual setting up of the business and the training.

Other than the basic office equipment required, Arise IBO's must also attain an incorporated status for their business. A current corporation may be used (if one is available), or a new one will have to be started. Incorporation costs vary by state, but IBO's should plan on spending about $100 getting one set up, and a corporate bank account is also required. After that is done, Arise applicants will need to pay for and take the Basic Certification Program. This program will cost $99 and test to see if the applicant has the skills necessary to become an Independent Business Owner with Arise.

Once the Basic Certification Program is been taken and passed, then the IBO will be able to sign up for Client Certification Courses. These courses are required to get the individual positions with the different clients. Each client has their own training and the courses normally cost between $80 and $225. IBO's do need to remember that passing the certification for an individual client does not guarantee that they will get that position. But, the training is required before an attempt can even be made.

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Arise Reputation

Arise is considered a good company to work for by some members. There are some negative comments going around regarding the business practices of the company. But, the company does pay on time (by direct deposit every 22nd and 7th of the month) and most members state that they did receive the money owed. The cost of becoming an IBO is the most negative part of the company (as well as the fact that $19.95 is deducted from the members bank account every two weeks as a service fee). There is a high cost to become an IBO for Arise, but remember that you are actually opening your own business. This is a company that you truly need to research and go into with your eyes wide open, if you are looking to become an independent business owner then Arise may be the perfect platform for you.

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Arise - A real earning opportunity

I had heard a lot about the company as it's a legitimate one and really pays off.

Work from home and earn is the best way to start and pay your debts quickly and to start with Arise is perfect. This really helps in setting up your own business right from the start. The only drawback is you have to pay first to start your career. But it will eventually pay off in long run. It's better to invest in Arise to actual returns on your investment.

I recommend Arise Positively!
 
 


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avatar 2,000 Credits - Top Contributor   by heerak009 on August 27, 2011 at 9:39 PM CST

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Hard work, amazing money!

Arise is a very real work-at-home job. I know many people who work for this company, who get paid by Arise. You always work as an independent contractor and will have to file a 1099 tax form come tax time. There are some little start up fees associated with Arise, but they are well worth the investment. I think if you want to work for a legitimate work-at-home call center type job then this would be a great company to work for.
 
 


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avatar   by Leomusicalheart on February 10, 2011 at 6:40 AM CST

 
 
 
A Good Work-At-Home Site

While I love the idea of being able to work at home, I'm not a huge fan of having to pay in order to be able to work at home. This is the only bad part about the site. However, if you decide to pay for the background check, it becomes very easy to start your own business. Customer support is really good, and they usually answer you if you need help in under 24 hours. It is a good site and I can recommend it, but like I said before, you have to be willing to pay for the check.
 
 


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avatar   by Nicknac on July 10, 2010 at 10:09 PM CST

 
 
 
Finally got my butt into gear

My personal use with the Arise Virtual Solutions was good at times, then bad in some. Starting your own business with no money is tough, especially when you have to work 3 jobs in order to get where you want to go. Arise defiantly got me where I needed to go. Their customer support is honest, their really bright and always seem to know what your going to ask before you say your 3rd word. So far I'm in my 4th month with my online internet clothing sales business. Arise got me there. I definitely recommend this to anyone who is trying to make money and get you the cert's you need.
 
 


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avatar   by godwearsgucci on January 20, 2010 at 4:58 PM CST

 
 
 
Hard to find legit and great company

I first saw Arise on a forum board and got interested from the review of someone, but I didn’t just go for it. Firstly, did some research to see if it was legit because it wasn’t cheap and it seemed pretty good and decent to make some money. I applied, then I had to fill in a form and then was tested out with about 100 questions. The questions were very easy and quick. After was the virtual training, I did some data entry and answering calls. I was surprised when it was fun because training is not always fun. Furthermore, I had to pay $13 for my background check which was pretty cheap. Then I paid $200 for training and courses. Everything I paid and did was worth it. Overall Arise is a great company to work for because they always pay as they promised. I am making some good money now thanks to Arise. I would recommend Arise to anybody that needs this kind of job. Just trust it and go for it.
 
 


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avatar   by Aytac01 on January 9, 2010 at 10:42 AM CST

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Legitimate

Arise is a legitimate work-at-home job. I know several people who work for this company, most of them full-time, who get paid by Arise. You work as an independent contractor and will have to file a 1099 tax form come tax time. There are some start up fees associated with Arise, but they are well worth the investment. I think if you are looking for a legitimate work-at-home call center type job then this would be a great company to work for.
 
 


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avatar   by wife2mikejh on January 3, 2010 at 5:33 PM CST

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Virtual assistant from home

It's a great opportunity for me, I stopped my website and use all my part time for this job and after a few months my income from arise now is around $1000. At first, it's a little stressful for me to pay about $210 to just to join their service. At that time, I was short of money and really needed a part time job to cover my study, so I decided to give it a shot and it's better than I thought it could be. I'm now happy with my decision and highly recommend this company to anyone. It's a legit job with great income.
 
 


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avatar 2,000 Credits - Top Contributor   by dungdenvn on December 30, 2009 at 10:35 PM CST

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Arise Seems Like Another Scam Company

I have had nothing but problems with Arise since I had joined Summer of 2008. The reason I say this is because when I joined clients through them they either... business slowed down or they looked for ways to fire others. Now I'm not going to say the whole company as a whole is bad. The clients they have are pretty reputable and they have excellent pay, but since your not an actual "employee" I feel they don't treat or give people enough rights and they will do things purposely to get rid of you. My aunt has an insider inside of that company and trust me they are taking advantage of the economic state we are in. All in all I would not recommend this company to anyone for starting off working from home... period!
 
 


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avatar 3,000 Credits - Internet Marketing Expert   by BTeezy on December 30, 2009 at 7:09 PM CST

 
 
 
Arise has raised my opinion

My friend recommended Arise Virtual Solutions to me when they started using their service. I then got started working with Arise a month ago and I had to pay for a $13 background check that’s required. They also require that you go though their training. Arise is definitely worth everything you get. Arise is very legit and they pay on time every time. The only con about Arise is their training which is very expensive. The training cost $200 but to be honest it’s very worth it. They also have excellent support and are very professional. The best part about Arise personally for me is the fact about working at home and setting your own hours. Their website is also very user friendly and attractive. I will recommend this site to anyone and everyone.
 
 


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avatar 3,000 Credits - Internet Marketing Expert   by probrent2 on December 16, 2009 at 2:59 PM CST

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Best Of The Best!

I found this site while I am chatting on yahoo. Their website confused me at first, but after vast searching I understood it's real power. So I joined this site on 23 oct 2008. I had to answer a lot of questions at first. But these questions are really easy, so don't worry. After paying 13$ for background check and 175$ for Certification Program, I received an Identification Number called ACPID. I need to become an arise certified professional, then establish a virtual services corporation and set up a home office, that's it. The best thing is arise offers me opportunities to work from home! I am earning almost 500$ per month and I am happy for it.
 
 


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Arise is awesome

I have been with Arise for going on 2 years now. I can admit at first the thought of spending over $200 to get started with this was a little stressful for me, but after reading all of the great reviews about Arise I had to give them a shot. So happy I did. I love working with them. I get various assignments often and I make decent money with just doing work part time, around $500 or more depending on how many assignments I can tackle. Their staff is extremely helpful if you have any questions or concerns. I highly recommend Arise.
 
 


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avatar 3,000 Credits - Internet Marketing Expert   by twinlove2u on December 11, 2009 at 10:58 AM CST

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One of the fewest legit companies to work with

I have been an Independent Business Owner with Arise for almost four years now. I have nothing but kind words for these guys as they are a legit company to be affiliated with.

Although the process of application is tedious and boring but it does pay off. After paying $13 for background check I then went on to do the certification program which cost me $175. Immediately after completing my training I received my first job assignment. In the beginning I didn't get a lot of assignments, but gradually the assignments kept coming in to the point where I had to decline some jobs as it was too much for me.

I earn an average of about 2,000 per month with Arise and if you are interested in a career as a virtual assistant then I highly recommend you sign up with them. Their customers service is excellent and I've always been paid on time twice a month via direct deposit. The money and time you invest in it is all well worth it.
 
 


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avatar 10,000 Credits - Internet Marketing Guru   by jellymonty on December 9, 2009 at 12:20 PM CST

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Arise - you can trust it

Their website can be a little confusing at the beginning. The sign up was fairly easy for me, and the training is good as well. I am glad that Arise is a good company, otherwise I would have been out the money I spent. I recommend this to anyone that does not want to work for someone and wants their own business. The support team is very serious and very professional. I have never had any problem with them. I recommend it.
 
 


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avatar 2,000 Credits - Top Contributor   by ulele on December 4, 2009 at 3:35 PM CST

 
 
 
Legitimate and Professional site

I became a member of Arise two years ago. It really has helped me to compliment my online income by working as an independent business owner. Most people might find it hard to start on this site because of fees that you are asked to pay before getting hired. Well, it is all worth it. I got back all the money I invested on it and keep getting paid from them every time. The support team is very serious and very professional. I have never had any problem with them. Arise is a very good and legitimate way of earning money at home. I would really recommend this site to anybody but mostly to stay-at-home moms. It actually works like a call center but you get to work on it from your own home so you can really take care of your house and kids and work at the same time without been spammed.
 
 


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avatar 5,000 Credits - Internet Marketing Master   by rickypaulina on November 24, 2009 at 2:54 PM CST

 
 
 
My money bore me fruit

I learned about this program from a forum board, and I joined it after doing some research on it. I had a great time taking the training course provided by them. Then I proceeded further and have already made a lot of money from them.

I had to invest some money in their program, but it bore me fruit as I have earned a lot of money since I joined them. The best thing about this program is that the payment is done on time and there is no delay in this process. I have never experienced any problems concerning my payment.

The support offered by them is also quick and easily accessible and it is just a call away from me.

Overall, , I would recommend this program to anyone who wants to run his own business and earn a lot of money.
 
 


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avatar 2,000 Credits - Top Contributor   by zombi1 on November 14, 2009 at 5:23 PM CST

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Arise is a great company to work for

I have been working with Arise since August. Now I had to pay $13 for a background check and also I had to pay for my training as well. It was worth it though. I have made a lot of money with Arise and they always do pay me on time. Everything is online, it is a virtual call center like job. I am pleased to be with this company.
 
 


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I love this company

I have been working for Arise for about 6 months. I love this company. They are very serious and they are paying on time. Their website can be a little confusing at the beginning. When I applied I had to fill in a form and I had a test of about 100 questions. This was very easy for me. The next step was the virtual training. I did some data entry jobs. After the virtual training I had to pay 13$ for the background check. For the training I paid 200$ but it was worth it. I make a lot of money with Arise and they always pay on time. I like that I can call anytime to ask questions. They always answer with professionalism.
 
 


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avatar 10,000 Credits - Internet Marketing Guru   by stephany on November 10, 2009 at 9:47 AM CST

 
 
 
Arise a good website

I have used Arise for about a half a year. It's been great using it and they are becoming very popular. The time I found Arise was in a shout box and decided to test it out. I also needed to be in a business. The sign up was fairly easy to me, and the training is good as well. They do EVERYTHING on time, they are never delayed. There is nothing more you can expect from a great website. It was in my budget as well.
 
 


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avatar   by ilovecash on October 21, 2009 at 3:41 PM CST

 
 
 
Great opportunity!

My wife purchased this course and started taking the classes and eventually became a member of the program. She is now working full time with this and feels really good about herself. I am glad to see her actually making a difference. For years she struggled to find the one thing she was good at and liked to do and now she is doing it. My wife was a stay at home mom and did nothing but stay with the kids. She tried a couple business ventures but never anything too serious as most of them are full of dreams and lies. Arise is a great and reputable company and they have earned that rank in the business world.

She makes pretty good money doing it but at first there were some questions. The main thing when we first visited the website to lean about this company they really did not explain what they did. I never really understood what I was buying until after I bought it. I am glad that Arise is a good company otherwise I would have been out the money I spent.

I love the customer service. My wife calls sometimes to get help with a certain problem weather accessing the website or just any question she may have. They always respond fast and with a professional attitude. She is not making too much money but I am sure that she will eventually. The thing is she is happy.

I recommend this to anyone that does not want to work for someone and wants their own business. This truly is a great opportunity. They make you feel right at home. One of the best companies my wife has dealt with. They pay pretty good too. The cost to get started is the main problem that I see with the company but as with anything you get what you pay for!
 
 


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avatar 5,000 Credits - Internet Marketing Master   by tnjoblistcom on October 14, 2009 at 7:56 PM CST

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Arise is pretty good

I have been with Arise for about a year now and I have to say that they are a pretty good business. I first learned about Arise while searching for work from home businesses online. What made me try Arise is that I saw that they were graded an A+ by the Better Business Bureau. So that struck me that they had to be somewhat of a good business to have such a good rating. Applying for Arise was quite easy for me. I filled in a form with all of my information and after that I took an assessment of about 100 questions. The questions were easy, so that was a breeze. After that I went through a virtual training, answering calls and entering data (all fake of course), for me that was fun and easy also. After finishing training the next step was to order my background check which only cost me $13. Later on I paid about $200 for extra training, courses, etc. But to me it is all worth is. Arise is a great company to work for. They always pay on time as promised. I recommend Arise to anyone.
 
 


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avatar 2,000 Credits - Top Contributor   by ReannaLea on October 14, 2009 at 3:36 PM CST

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