A remote Appointment Setters is a terrific job for someone that needs flexibility and potentially wants to work internationally. While the pay is low by Western standards, the hourly wage can be plenty sufficient for those living abroad in countries with a cheaper cost of living.

As a remote appointment setter, you are typically a contractor that works for a company to follow up on contacts and establish appointments with potential companies.  

This job is an important part of either marketing or sales, and it often is the first point of contact for potential customers to determine if they’re interested in the company’s product or services.

Overview of remote appointment setter

A remote appointment setter contacts leads either through research or from a list provided by the client or company. The appointment setter often calls a potential lead with either a manual or automated process in an attempt to set up a sales meeting or pitch.

The appointment setter’s responsibilities include contacting leads, typically from cold calls, to pitch a product or service in an attempt to establish a more formal sales or marketing meeting.  The first call, if successful, will often set up an in-person meeting between a sales team member and potential customer.

The ultimate goal of the appointment setter is to reach out to as many leads as possible, gain interest in the service or product, and set up a meeting between the potential lead and a company representative.  This is an important first step for a sales team, and the work an appointment setter does helps the sales team find success with their sale of products and services. Often these positions are telecommuting roles, and they allow you to work from home.

Do you need an education?

You don’t need a formal education to get started as a remote appointment setter, although you do need to be fluent in English and/or Spanish.  While English doesn’t have to be your first language you do need a strong understanding of pronunciation, some slang, and how to speak smoothly. Overall, you should have confidence in your English and be able to hold a conversation.