No, that's not the reason at all.
I don't pick up phone calls from numbers I don't know. Neither do many people I know. There are a lot of scams out there and we are cautious. Scammers have targeted my elderly parents. I've gotten waaaaay too many calls from some thief claiming to be from Microsoft, etc.
I don't want to hear that junk anymore. Neither do many people I know.
And another thing: I really do work from home, and I didn't get my work from someone calling me out of the blue. I got my job by going to Upwork, developing a reputation on cheap work until I had my pick. When I was hired full-time 2 years ago, I had 5 other clients who I had to drop.
All of this came about because--
- I can write.
- I'm organized.
- I'm ambitious.
- I can hustle.
- I am creative.
- I'm honest.
- I do what my clients asked (and now what my employer asks of me).
- And I don't just talk; I act.