Econet launches Elevate Virtual Agent Programme – buy $50 airtime & potentially earn $600/month

Today at Meikles Hotel, Econet launched a new program under their Elevate community which they launched in June. The new offering is called the Elevate Virtual Agent Programme and it aims to create employment for Elevate members. These members will just need a laptop and an internet connectivity for them to work from home and earn up to $600 per month as virtual call center agents.

How do you become a part of Elevate Virtual Agent Programme?

To become a part of the new Elevate Virtual Agent Programme (EVAP), you have to first be an Elevate member. To become an Elevate member, you have to be between 16 – 34 years of age. Dial *771# to join the Elevate program. Once you are a part of it, you will be able to start earning up to $600 per month. Well, if only it was that easy. Before you even get to be considered as a candidate, you first have to earn some points in the Elevate program.

You will need to earn 5000 points and you can do that by recharging your Econet sim card with airtime. $1 of airtime recharge will give you 100 points so $50 of airtime recharge will get you to 5000 points. Regardless of which method you use to recharge, EcoCash or physical card, you will still get the points.

So why do you need the 5000 points?

Now, you might be wondering why you even need the points to be considered for the job. Even though you can apply for the job on their website even before you have 5000 points, the Elevate team will not review your application until you get the required points. Only after you get the 5000 points will they actually take a look at your application for you to become a part of the Elevate Virtual Agent Programme.

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Assuming that they have reviewed your application and approved it, you still haven’t made it into the program. The next step is for you to redeem those 5000 points for you to start a training program. The training program will consist of 6 different sections to teach you on how to do the job and each will have their own test at the end of the training.

When you take the tests, you have to pass with a minimum of 90% for you to finally become a part of the Elevate Virtual Agent Programme. After you’ve passed the tests, you’ll then get a call from the team, be guaranteed a job and start a 3-day practical training on how to engage with the Econet customers.

Will Elevate Virtual Agent Programme really pay you up to $600/month?

Of course, you won’t just wake up, earn some points, take some tests and start earning $600 per month. You’ve got to put in the work and be really good at selling. There are two ways to earn in the program, one is where you call Econet customers with the intention to sell to them a product from Econet and the other way is to provide customer care services to Econet subscribers who call the call center.

According to Econet, the first option is the one that is currently available and they will be working on bringing the second option. So lets take a look at what you have to do to earn $600 per month. You have to make 190 calls per day and 34 of those calls should result in a sale. Whenever you successfully seal a deal, you’ll get $0.80 so assuming you got 34 people to buy, you’ll get around $28 per day.

If you maintain this for 22 days in a given month meaning you’ll probably work on some Saturdays of the month, then you’ll comfortably find yourself on that $600 per month pay check. So if you’re not a good sales person then you probably won’t find yourself earning that much but hey at least you know it’s possible.

The other option of earning works in a similar way and you’ll be able to earn up to $484 per month. If you’re so good at selling or providing solutions to customer problems, will you be able to exceed that? At the moment, it is not yet known whether those figures are the absolute maximum that a person can earn in any given month.

Once you’re in, you’ll constantly be monitored

When you’re now working as a virtual agent, you’ll constantly be monitored and assessed by the Elevate team. Each month, you’ll be required to take an assessment test and have to achieve the same 90% minimum mark to pass. If you fail, you won’t be given the boot out of the program but you’ll have to retrain as if you were just starting and achieve that 90% minimum mark in the training for you to resume working.

Once the second option of earning is available, customers will have an option to leave feedback in a survey after you’ve helped them with their problem. Assuming you were working under that earning method, if you receive 80% or less in the feedback score for four times in a row then you’ll have to retrain.

All this retraining and reassessment is done to make sure that the people working under the Elevate Virtual Agent Programme will provide the best service or sell the most relevant products to Econet Customers. For those who will be selling, it is especially done to make sure that they are up to date with the new products on offer.

So is it a good option for you?

At the moment, if you’re a good sales person or marketer then sure, have a go at it. It’s also good if you want to get some extra cash on the side or even do something while you’re waiting to go for University or in between jobs. There’s a lot of flexibility in your working hours and ultimately how many hours you work will determine how much you earn.

If you manage to get $50, complete the requirements, get in and work hard then it might be a good investment of your time and money especially if you were going to spend it on other things that wouldn’t bring in anything later. Of course, it might seem like there are a lot of hurdles to jump but then again nothing comes for free and Econet is surely not just in the charity business…

Let us know what you think about this in the comments section. Will you try to join the program? If so why? If not why won’t join it?

 

 

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28 Comments

  1. Frank says:

    This sounds like some stupid Pyramid Scheme from ever scheming Econet.

    1. Mik says:

      I donno man, sounds viable, working from home flexible hours and still get paid etc

  2. Noel says:

    Is this how Econet seeks to inspire people?

  3. Noel Rupanga says:

    Some way to inspire change: Its actually a way to boost their declining sales already. $50 worth of airtime is just way too much to pay for to be considered. The average person uses about a dollar a day which averages to +/- 25 a month if not less with the current cash crisis.
    Lets analyse this:
    If econet gets say only 100 000 people into the scheme that will be an instant $5m dollars worth of sales against a perceived labour budget of $60m. $60m of labour cost kikikiki really this is scam ( what kind of a CEO would approve this): the requirements are just too much and difficult to attain given that the first minimum entry requirement is $50 worth of airtime. this another Econet life scheme that failed about 10 years ago they process an impossible heaven.
    Econet will boost sales in the initial phase of this scheme and will walk away with cash while school leavers will struggle to sell into the already saturated telecoms industry.
    Clearly this is just a lame attempt to boosting sales. Reality is that the telecoms industry is saturated people have at least 2 lines. Personally at one point I had 3 lines from all the major mobile companies. Now I have 2.
    Simple maths clearly shows that the huge revenue margins that Econet used to enjoy are now being shared between the 3 major giants, the other companies have catched up. In addition companies that are coming up with cheap promotional packages like the Netone fusion package enjoy the greater part of the chunk as long as the other 2 firms do not react hence Econet’s Elevate ploy.
    I would not bother

  4. Cheated says:

    OMG econet is going to cold call you…. unbelievable… If you have to pay for an interview then your skills are not required plus your so desperate your easily expendable…I hope the government bans this

  5. Cheated says:

    Maybe they using this to raise the money to actually apply for a licence with BAZ….lol

  6. David says:

    I hate all those exorbitant pre-conditions which wont guarantee you anything. It looks like those guys who said Econet are a ruthless bunch of capitalists weree right after all. Where would one get those 34 sales per day in this environment. And lastly what it it with Econet’s ageism thing…I had a friend of mine who claimed to have been relieved of his duties because he was too old…and he was 36 years old …really? Isn’t that the prime time of every professional?

  7. Joseph says:

    Uku ndokutsvaga mari uku paying for employment not worth it.

  8. Fungai Kapuya says:

    This sure I believe can change so many lives just like how ecocash brought some meaningful incomes to its agents upon inception. Secondly can you educate the people on what exactly will one be selling?

  9. Wafawanaka says:

    2.2 million jobs idzo

  10. Ntqndo says:

    what a cool innovation…talk about empñoyment creation.

  11. bullshit says:

    IT’S OFFICIAL!

    If your application is successful, you can sign your contract and you are expected to bring the following work tools:

    Core i7 Laptop
    Noise Cancellation Headphones
    Mouse
    Spare Battery
    Econet LTE Modem
    Econet Sim Card
    We will assist you to get the loan for the work tools; however, you will need to pay a deposit of $250 and a monthly instalment of $125 for 11 months for work tools.

    * Steward Bank Ts and Cs Apply to work tools loan
    * If you already have your own work tools, you do not need to pay this.

    1. Anonymous says:

      Y a core i7 and noise cancellation headphones

    2. Anonymous says:

      too much for one to be employed

  12. Christerbel Erica Mujaranji says:

    Wow the selection process is really a tall order and quite demanding considering the harsh economic conditions in Zimbabwe…, although it is a ground-breaking innovation.

  13. Gb Mathematics says:

    This is just bad, very bad, saying buy our product first to get employed. Its not different from any scam.

  14. T1 says:

    Ndochimhata manje ichi

    1. IT_Guy says:

      If ever you have tried to get help from Microsoft, you will see that this is the business model that they are using.

      People complain too much, you have been given the opportunity to legally make money whilst sitting at home and all that is required from you is a small capital to show your commitment.

      Lets wake up and catch up with the times and actually do some work. Try seeing the positive in initiatives by those that have a vision. See the opportunity and take advantage.

    2. Econet Wireless Zimbabwe says:

      Tojijiva ndochimbutu, ashi tikuchaga mayi

  15. IT_Guy says:

    If ever you have tried to get help from Microsoft, you will see that this is the business model that they are using.

    People complain too much, you have been given the opportunity to legally make money whilst sitting at home and all that is required from you is a small capital to show your commitment.

    Lets wake up and catch up with the times and actually do some work. Try seeing the positive in initiatives by those that have a vision. See the opportunity and take advantage.

    1. Econet Wireless Zimbabwe says:

      usanyebera vanhu iwe…tikuda kujuta vanhu…tozviziva market iri saturated already, saka madinga atichawana anenge atobuda zvacho zvatiri kungotsvaga tese…mari

      hona izvi

      http://www.cjinc.info/how-to-join.html

      hapana izvo zvedu…

      Kujutana chamai…vamwe vakajutwa vachiti ndozvinoitwa Joni, lol

  16. Charles Muzonzini says:

    How can I get these econet idiots to stop spamming me about this elevate nonsense?

    1. Econet Wireless Zimbabwe says:

      Rasha line redu,,,

      oops..

      .imbomira timbojutta madinga, iwevo uchitenga airtime wanzwa?

  17. The Matez says:

    Haha those of who think its a good idea go ahead and buy $50 airtime..Then tell me if you pass the the test by 90%..Then tell me how many sales ur making perday kkkkkk..This is just a joke i will find my own way of making money.

  18. Econet Wireless Zimbabwe says:

    We understand that some are angry, but you should understand, tirikutsvaga mari….nxakaaa!

  19. Israel Moyo says:

    No you will not be paying $50 to get job it’s your day to day subscriptions if the reached 50 even next year your redeem them so u would have benefited

  20. Anonymous says:

    ndoziva cei kuty mapoints angu amangani

  21. bertha says:

    ndoziva cei kuty mapoints angu amangani

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