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Frequently Asked Questions


At Above The Horizon, we want every agent that joins us to be well-informed!


Is this a real work from home job?

Yes. ATH LLC is currently partnered with various companies to offer work from home opportunities. As an independent contractor you will have access to work for some of best companies offering opportunities.

Do I have to do a background check?

Yes. ATH LLC and our partners require a high standard of integrity. Any persons that have been convicted of or pled guilty to any felony or certain misdemeanor charges will not be approved as an independent contractor.

Do I have to pay any fees?

As an Independent Contractor, you are also responsible for any operating fees such as landline phone, internet service, and equipment required to service. There is a servicing fee of $40 deducted per pay period for technical and servicing fees. This is usually less than any regular taxes deducted from any other paycheck.

Are there any benefits offered?

Unfortunately, there are no benefits such as medical, dental, vacation, etc. You will be an independent contractor not an employee. Therefore, any coverage needed will be the responsibility of the independent contractor.

Do I get paid for training?

No, our agents are independent contractors and do not attend "training", you are not paid during what is called "certification". You will be required to attend any and all certification courses. Once you have successfully completed the course which takes approximately 4-6 weeks, you will start taking calls which you are paid for.

Are there any starting cost?

Yes, because you will be an independent contractor, you will be required to pay a registration fee starting at $0 and up for any client opportunity listed within the agent portal.

How do I get paid?

You are paid on the 1st and the 15th of the month via direct deposit.

How much is the pay?

The pay rate can vary depending on the client you choose to work. Current agents are taking home incomes of $9.00-$14.00 per hour as a base rate. Some companies we work with also pay commission plus the hourly rate. There is no limit to how much you can make. You select the number of hours you want, the more you work , the more you make.

Do I have to sign a contract?

Yes, a contract must be signed to protect you as an independent contractor and ATH LLC. As an independent contractor you will receive a copy of all documents that require signing for your records.

Are taxes deducted from my pay?

No, taxes are not deducted from your bi-weekly pay. Because you are an independent contractor, you will receive a 1099 form in place of a standard W2 for tax purposes every year.