2012年7月29日 星期日

Telecommuting - How To Use Teleseminars To Save Our Environment While Being More Productive

Telecommuting is a way to be good to the environment while you are also becoming more productive at your job. You can do this successfully by using teleseminars to do your business. Teleseminars are also known as teleconferences or teleclasses, and have become a powerful way to reach people around the world. No matter what type of business you have, think seriously about using teleseminars to conduct at least part of your business.

Take a look at your business and see what part of it could be conducted by way of a teleclass, teleconference, or teleseminar, all forms of the same type of technology. If you have weekly sales meetings or need to discuss your business with people in a different location, hold a teleseminar.

Support staff and other itinerant workers may also be able to telecommute by staying in contact with the office through teleseminars.

When you are teaching a group of people to perform a task or use certain technology, it may be much more effective to have everyone at home working on their own computer while you or someone else teaches using a teleseminar.

Ask the people who work for you how they would like to telecommute for at least part of the time they are working each week. This way you will get a feel of what will work for both of you and get people started on the path to thinking about a different way of working.

Telecommuting through teleseminars is part of the future of being productive while doing something good for the environment.

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Work At Home JOBS Are Plentiful

According to the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, of the 136,602,000 workers over the age of 16 in the United States in 2004, a whopping 15.1% of them, or 20,673,000, people worked at home.

Of the total 9,331,000 of working moms with kids under the age of 6, 377,676 get paid to work at home and 526,164 have their own home based business.

If 10,315,000 people are getting paid to work at home, you can, too!

When I was last able to check statistics, there was an estimated 255,000 people staffing help desks. Because the need for help spans several time zones, telecommuting is a natural way to handle call overflow and 7 x 24 support.

Over 20 million people in the United States telecommute

Recent studies have shown that most telecommuters work for small companies.

Writers have always worked out of their homes, but now their ranks have been joined by technical writers, public relations specialists and publicists, and even reporters and correspondents, for a total of more than 300,000 jobs. Estimates vary, but I expect that at least telecommuters hold 25% of these positions.

We have researched a HOST of virtual jobs in the following areas:

There are over 20 sites alone JUST for Coders. We found over 70 IT freelance sites. WOW! Blogging, of course takes time and talent. Can you imagine how many sites there might be for writers alone?

A lot of international providers are on the scene and what's really neat about that is their native language and the ability to work as a translator! We have shared with many of international colleagues the numerous opportunities on the internet to work at home!

So many of our colleagues continue to ask our secret to success. Well, NOW you KNOW! There REALLY are MANY opportunities available in every field. There are employers looking for virtual workers just like YOU!

Happy Hunting!

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Finding Work with Part Time Internet Jobs

With technology booming, even a five year old child has a great deal of knowledge about computers. Therefore, a future career working on the Internet is an everyday occurrence for the younger generation, and even for older or disabled people who wish to work from home. It does not take much of their time and energy to do a part time internet job, whether it involves writing articles, selling products, or doing data entry. Part time internet jobs play a vital role in today's society. Because it is so much easier for the person to carry out the task in his or her own home, people who are engaged with other responsibilities find part time internet jobs to their liking.

Part time internet jobs are meant for people who are unable to dedicate themselves to a job or jobs that would require a full day of work. Many of the part time job seekers are mostly housewives or disabled people, but the market is wide open, and well-paying enough to be for anyone. Many of these individuals have their hours or ability compromised, and therefore are unable to take on a regular nine-to-five style job, and these work-at-home positions offer them the freedom they need to maintain employment. In addition, this gives many of them the chance to brush up their knowledge and skills, or build a portfolio for a regular job.

Nowadays, parents also encourage these part time Internet jobs for their teenagers because it gives them added knowledge and skills while also keeping them occupied during the day. Because a lot of these jobs are done by contract, and can pay a lot, the teens learn responsibility, can grow their skills, and have a very professional job to put on their resumes for college and beyond. The parents also feel that these part time Internet jobs plays a vital role in their kids life because when kids use the computers they tend to waste hours and hours by chatting with their friends or browsing for topics which are not appropriate for their age. These freelance and telecommuting projects give the teen an opportunity to add to their pocket money when necessary, and do not force them to take labor and time intensive temporary jobs.

With the kinds of advanced communications technology and the internet, jobs like these bring new advantages to mankind every day. Part time internet jobs also enables the workers to work for companies across the globe at the time of his or her own choice. Building a resume of solid experience is a must, especially in today's world, where excellence is a must. Fortunately, thanks to these new employment opportunities, you can build a solid resume, and make a fabulous living from home.

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2012年7月28日 星期六

9 Ways Your Company Can Save Money With Telecommuting

Whether you are an employer looking to save money and become more environmentally responsible or an employee who would rather skip the commute and work out of their house, there are many reasons to turn employees into telecommuters.

Here are 9 ways your company can save money with telecommuting:

1. Reduce the Rent - Fewer employees in the office means less office space needed. Down size the office and save on rent.

2. Lower Utility Bills - Less employees in the office and smaller digs translates to lower utility bills.

3. Purchase Less Furniture - With employees supplying their own office furniture at home, the company does not need to supply desks for them in the office. If you already own desks and chairs that will no longer be needed, sell or donate them.

4. Lower Insurance Premiums - Smaller office space and less furniture should lower your insurance premiums.

5. Fewer Sick Days - Someone that is feeling sick but still able to drag themselves out of bed can work even if they need to visit the bathroom 12 times during the day. What's more, sick employees will not be spreading their germs to everyone else.

6. Flexible Work Hours/Working Part Time - When employees do not have to drive 30 minutes to and from work, they are generally more willing to work part time hours. Do not pay for a full 40 hour week if the job can be done with less.

7. Save on Office Supplies - With more employees working at home and less in the office, office supplies will not be so rapidly consumed.

8. All Employees Are More Productive - Let's accept that when you have several employees working near each other, they find ways to distract each other from their job. Some isolation can lead to better focus and more productivity.

9. Less Overhead - Your overhead will be dramatically less when you start saving money on rent, utility bills, furniture, insurance, sick days and paid hours. With less overhead, it will be easier to generate a profit.

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Telecommuting - Providing Green For the Environment and Green For Your Wallet

The latest way to be a responsible and a profitable green company is to telecommuting. Most jobs involve an employee sitting in front of a computer instant messaging, emailing, or calling employees that are down the hall or in the next cubicle over, all of this can be done from home minus the employee distractions that slowly cost a company money. The investment on telecommuting is minimal but the returns are beneficial to an employer, an employee, and the environment.

As an employer you would like to attract and retain loyal talent. Employees with a telecommuting benefit have more family time which leads to less stress and better productivity which equals savings to the employer. In a 2008 survey by Computing Technology Industry Association (Comp TIA), 67 percent of respondents said their organizations were productive thanks to part-time and full-time telecommuting. You also have a chance to tap into hidden talent which may not have been available before (mothers with young children, handicapped, people living in remote areas).

In a survey taken by Treehugger.com, employees were still willing to take a 10% pay cut to work from home even through a tough economy. Just think, 10% of a $50,000 salary equals a company saving of $5,000, and this isn't even including savings due to sick days, emergencies, weather related impairments, and electricity costs! Employees don't feel the full brunt of the loss either, the average savings to the employee can be from $2,500 - $11,000 in transportation, lunch, daycare and other expenses. A happy employee is a profitable employee!

A profitable employee makes for a profitable business. Unscheduled absences due to weather, health, and family issues cost an employer $1,800 a year per employer and 25% of traffic accidents occur on a daily commute to work. Think of a small business with 10 employees-that is a loss of $18,000 per year.

Along with payroll savings, the office environment can be leaned down providing additional funds for other investments. Telecommuting reduces office-based consumption because the telecommuter is bearing the energy cost for remote office equipment. Telecommuting can also reduce the amount of actual office space needed and office supplies ordered.

Importantly, Telecommuting is green and Going Green is one of the hottest trends widespread, as it should be. If everyone who had the opportunity to telecommute could, we as a society could save 9.7 billion gallons of gas, which in turn would save 84 million tons of toxic greenhouse gases a year! Less traffic congestion equals fewer emissions to deteriorate the ozone. Both customers and employees are demanding a greener business lifestyle and telecommuting is an effective way to Go Green and benefit the employee, your business and Mother Nature.

Telecommuting is a minimal investment with high returns. Companies that incorporate Telecommuting have happier and loyal employees, which in turn have a higher productivity rate that also reduces overhead and maximizes profit. Most importantly you are making an impact on the environment-which might be the most enduring advantage of all.

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Telecommuting: Cutting Your Travel Time to Zero

Telecommuting is the ability to work for a company in the comfort of your own home. Aside from checking in on occasion, all of your work can be done in your home office or on your home computer, and your pay check may or may not come directly to your house every week.

This is a very natural environment for independent contractors and "freelance" specialists, depending on the type of work they do. In the past few years, however, some businesses have seen fit to "decentralize" their work environment and send their workers home.

These days, a business can operate quite efficiently in a virtual online work environment. Specialists can come together from all over the world and synchronize their jobs through text messaging and centralized data bases. In addition, freelance writers, IP programmers, and website design specialists have been able to sprout their own little companies and contract their work out of their homes.

A good thing about being a telecommuter is that, like in all home or personal business environments, you make your own hours. Work until the wee hours of the morning if you feel like it, or take the day off and go to the zoo with the kids.

It's an extremely attractive bit of freedom, especially to parents and people looking to have family lives. This give you the ability and freedom to either "Plan your work around your life", or "plan your life around your work", whichever you find more attractive on any specific day.

Another attractive aspect of telecommuting is that the business environment can be extremely lucrative. You can be a hired gun and let companies try to out-bet each other for your services. This is especially true when you become better known in your chosen field.

The business world is always looking out for the next big talent, no matter what it is, and if you are that person you could be in for an exciting future. Also, the amount of work you put into a project is limited only by your dedication and enthusiasm, so your future is really in your own hands in those respects.

On the other hand, telecommuting has its own very real problems and stressful situations that may never come up in a more traditional business environment.

For example, working from home takes a tremendous amount of discipline, and as such it is much harder to succeed than people think. If you slough off your work load every time your favourite television show comes on or you need to go to the store for milk, you might have problems succeeding.

Also, something many people never think about is that when work is at home, it stays at home. You may easily find yourself in a situation where every time you sit down to a meal or try to relax you automatically begin thinking about your work problems.

It is extremely difficult to "leave work at work" for the night when your work station is less than 20 feet away and you have a big project sitting on your desk waiting to get done.

If you don't finish that project, it isn't going to get done and you are not going to get paid. Moreover, the company that hired will likely never hire you again and worse, damage your credibility by spreading the word that you can't get the job done. There is absolutely no job security for most telecommuters and freelancers, something that can hang over your head like a cold frost.

Finally, Isolation is a common problem for any person working from home. No matter who you are, eventually you need some human contact, and sitting in your little home office by yourself for long stretches of time can be extremely stressful on people.

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Telecommuting Cover Letters

Question: How do I market myself online?

Answer: With a stellar cover letter and resume.

Okay, so let's get into the meat of this. You know that you need to market yourself, and you can do that with a stellar cover letter and resume. But, why is that so important? Let's think about this. When you apply offline for a job, you are competing with a handful of people (usually) and right there you have a better chance to get called in for an interview. Online jobs you are often competing with hundreds, if not thousands, of other applicants for the very same position.

In the "real world" you apply in person. Therefore, you can dress for success and put your best foot forward. You can impress them with your presence and personality. Online you can't. What's your "best foot forward" online?

That would be your cover letter and resume - how you present yourself on paper. Your cover letter and resume have to show your skills and your personality; it has to be your presence.

How do you put your best foot forward with your cover letter and resume? A telecommuting employer (one who hires work at home employees) is looking for different things on cover letters and resumes then those offline. Let's talk about cover letters first. If you're not sending a cover letter with your resume then this might be one of the reasons you're not getting hired. The cover letter is your VERY first impression. Take the time to show you're very serious about the job they have open. See if you can find who the head of HR is, and address it to that person. Tailor your cover letter to that specific position.

This is optional, but I always put where I found the position (for example, "The position I'm applying for is Customer Service, which I found at XYZ.com"). I always did that even with offline jobs, but it's not necessary. I think some employers just like to know where you heard about their job. This is especially helpful online because jobs get passed around and around online. It could have started out on a certain website and then ended up on hundreds of others.

Make sure you pay attention to the job ad. Does it say you need DSL? Does it say you will be working with certain software? Whatever the requirements, if you meet them, put that down on the cover letter. The employer will scan over your cover letter, and you want what's on yours to stand out and grab their eye. If you have what they need, you're going to grab their attention - and that's what you want!

Overall, you want to pay attention to detail, outline why you're the best person for the job (without going on too long about how great you are), and point out that you have what is required for the job.

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2012年7月27日 星期五

Preparing to Telecommute

When people think of working from home, the usual things that come to mind are the posts associated with huge dollar signs and easy minimal tasks almost involving no effort at all. This, however, is not the reality of telecommuters. In fact, the only thing that changes when it comes to working from home is...well you're home. Though the amount of responsibility, attendance, and performance all play a vital role in one's success with any company on or off-site. So before applying to every company that allows you to telecommute, consider the following:

Background Noise

This is a major factor in employment. If you have little ones in the house and you are their primary caregiver during shift hours, you may want to re-think applying. A noise canceling headset is not enough as you will be constantly interrupted and guided by your child's needs during work.


Make sure that you have available everything the company requires before applying. This includes internet access (with certain companies requiring specific computer speed, memory, and software), unlimited long distance (no cell phones), and sometimes, a fax and printer. This is the basic home office set up.


It is important to plan your time and family life around your work schedule. If you have to pick up kids from school around 3:30, don't accept a position that calls for working 8-5pm. Make sure that your personal life is taken care of before you start your shift so that you have fewer interruptions.


Do not assume that just because you made $12 per hour at your on-site job, a work home company has to offer you the same thing. Unless, you applying at an executive level, telemarketing and/or customer service jobs pay less than the same job title to a on-site position. If your job offered you medical, dental, and stock options, do not assume that will be the case in the virtual world. Remember, that your competition for a work home position is on a national level. Working your way up to become a reputable employee can gain you access to higher paying home jobs.

Finally, know that once you have all this taken care of, it still may take some time to land something concrete and legit. Stay diligent and consistent in your work home search. Good Luck.

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Tips for Finding a Legitimate Work-at-Home Job

One of the most disheartening things that can happen as you're looking for a work-at-home job is to be scammed. Unfortunately, there are people out there who are more than willing to take advantage of struggling moms looking for a telecommute position.

The number one thing to remember when you're looking for a job working from home is to always research any company you're thinking about applying with.

Also, and this is most important - never, never, never pay a fee to apply for or get a job. Legitimate companies do not charge a fee to prospective employees. A good place to check out any company is the Better Business Bureau online. You can look up the company you're interested in applying with there, and see if any complaints have been made about them.

Below are some tips for avoiding scams as you search for your perfect work-at-home job:

* Don't believe ridiculous claims of instant riches. There are no free rides in the telecommute world. Making an income requires work.

* Be cautious when dealing with unsolicited emails offering opportunities to work from home. These are most likely scams.

* Find out if there is a legitimate demand for the type of work you will be doing.

* Be suspicious if someone offers you an advance on your first paycheck. This is often an attempt to get your banking information.

* Check to see if there are any legal requirements or certifications necessary to do the type of work you are being offered.

* Ask for references of others working for the company.

Finally, don't lose hope. There are legitimate paying telecommute positions out there. It just takes a bit of detective work to protect yourself and insure the job you're getting is legitimate.

I am the work at home mom of three great girls. My blog, Work at Home Mom Revolution offers support and daily job updates for those seeking to work at home. http://www.workathomemomrevolution.com/

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Work At Home Jobs - Finding The Right One For You

Going about finding work at home jobs is not an easy task. First you have to think about what it is you would really enjoy doing. Also, think about these questions...

What experience do you have?

Are your typing skills satisfactory?

Do you enjoy talking on the phone?

The above questions are factors you need to consider when contemplating a home based job. Most telecommuting companies prefer an employee with certain types of skills. However, there are a select few that will hire you without experience and offer on-the-job training.

So, where are the best places to search?

Throughout my experience online I have found business message forums to be at the top of the list, but there are other good resources. The list below includes the top job boards.






Also, you can do a simple search for jobs on Google. You will get tons of results for typing in the key words "work at home jobs" or "work from home jobs."

What type of job are you best suited for?

If you like people and love to talk on the phone, perhaps a customer service job would be a good fit. If you can type fairly accurately and at a fair amount of speed, then maybe searching for transcription jobs would be a good idea. Also, there are many writing and editing jobs available if you like to write and you have editing or journalism experience.

You might also take a look at blogging jobs if you like writing. Currently, there are many blog owners who simply don't have the time to come up with fresh content they need to keep their blogs consistently updated.

Beware of all the scam sites

The scam sites are really very easy to spot. For example: if you find a site or an ad that says "Make money online and earn $1000 weekly" this is a sure fire warning of a true scam. Another popular scam ad would be "Simple data entry from home...make $5000 monthly" Any site that promises you X amount of dollars weekly or monthly is a huge warning sign of a scam.

In addition, when searching for a legitimate job...do take the following factors into consideration:

The companies' contact information. A true self employment site will usually give you a telephone number and a support email.

Length of time in business. The majority of legitimate companies have been in business for a considerable amount of time. You can check the length of time in business by looking at the copyright information at the bottom of the site.

Does the company require a resume for home based employment?

Does the company require an interview?

The factors above are all signs of a legitimate telecommute company.

Determine what your skillsets are and what you are truly interested in doing, and then take action. There are many jobs that can be performed from home successfully. It does take effort and time to do the proper searches. Apply consistently and never give up. By using the steps required, you'll be sure and find a work at home job that is best suited for you.

Article Written By Tammy Embrich

Tammy has been successful in the work at home industry for 4 years now. She is an Internet marketer, article marketer, and ghostwriter. She offers free job leads for the job seeker, as well as articles, tips, and more at Work At Home Jobs.

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2012年7月26日 星期四

Tips For Approaching Your Boss With The Telecommuting Question

Telecommuting is working remotely (work from home) by means of the Internet and/or phone. If you work a brick and mortar job and would like the opportunity to work at home, I suggest asking your employer if that would be an option. You may be pleasantly surprised at what your answer could be, as more and more employers are offering their workers this home based luxury.

There are many reasons why a person would want a home office setting. It could be a long commute to work, an illness that needs to be treated from the comforts of home, or a new baby. If you're currently working in Corporate America and want to work from home, it's worth a visit to your boss' office to discuss this option.

One thing you need to do before you make that trip is to do your homework. You don't want to waste your boss' time if you can't make it a reality. You're going to have to prove to your employer you can work at home and still reach deadlines and get your work done.

This can be a challenge so it's a good idea to make an agreement with them by perhaps suggesting a trial period. You also need to read through your employee manual to make sure there isn't a statement that says "telecommuting is not an option."

Before you talk to your boss it's a good idea to have everything written down on paper, or (preferably) professionally typed for him or her to see. You'll need to note how you plan to work while having distractions around you. These distractions may be your children, spouse, friends, or other acquaintances. A non-business telephone is often an issue with a home office. However, that's what answering machines or services are for.

You'll need to share with your boss your work hours and the best way they can get in touch with you if the need arises. Show them that open communication will always be available. You also need to suggest a way for your employer to actually see that you're doing the work you are assigned. A home visit would be ideal.

Telecommuting is a great way to have a guaranteed income while having the luxuries of being at home. Convincing your boss will undoubtedly be the hardest part of all when contemplating telecommuting, but it will be worth the research time if they say yes and you work hard to prove you can make it happen.

Article Written By: Tammy Embrich

Tammy has been successful in the work at home industry for many years now. She is an Internet marketer, article marketer, and ghostwriter. She offers free job leads for the job seeker, as well as other work at home resources, work at home articles, tips, and more at Work At Home Jobs.

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Data Entry Telecommuting - What You Need to Know to Get Started

Many people who are looking for a genuine and paying online job have found exactly what they were looking for. Others fell into the traps set by vicious scammers who preyed on their victims' need to start earning money from home.

Data entry telecommuting is one of the most popular online jobs available today. If you are considering getting into this kind of business make sure you have the right information in order to get started.

The following are a few simple steps for you to follow:

1. Research. Get all relative information such as different types of jobs available in this field, commonly used type of payment and withdrawing money among others. Be equipped with all this information to make working at home a successful experience.

2. Enhance your skills. Most assignments in this field require good typing skills, which means that it's important to practice and increase your typing speed to at least 60 words per minute. Access free online tutorials that will aid you in learning more about Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint and other commonly used software.

3. Look for legitimate companies. You can find job postings on online classifieds sites, freelance sites or even on discussion forums. Make sure you know the details about the company, the job, the compensation and other related information before you even think of submitting your resume.

4. Stay away from scam sites. Before even searching for any job, make sure you know the different scam sites. There are many anti scam sites and forums that disseminate information about the latest scams. Educate yourself and never be the next victim that these scammers are going to prey on.

Data entry telecommuting can give a lot of opportunities to people who need work and money. But before applying for such job, equip yourself with the basics and make sure you protect yourself from potential scams.

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Work From Home Jobs - Search Tips & Tools For WAH Job-Seekers

Work From Home?

Imagine waking up, putting your coffee on, making lunches, getting your kids off to school

(insert your morning routine here) and sitting down at your computer to go to work.

No more dress code. No more fighting rush hour traffic. Relief from high fuel costs. No need

for expensive meals purchased from fast food eateries and restaurants. Plus the many other

benefits enjoyed by home-based workers.

Sounds pretty good, doesn't it? Well that's exactly what many Americans and others

are doing these days. And in increasing numbers. The technical term is telecommuting.

Simply put, they're working from home.

It used to be that working from home was a privilege reserved only for home-based business

owners and other professionals whose job allowed them to complete some or all of their

work at home.

These days however, thanks largely to advances in technology (computers and the Internet),

the door to home-based employment is now open to many for whom the door has previously been closed.

Today, busy college students, stay-at-home moms (and dads), and those challenged by the

traditional workplace, such as the handicapped and disabled, are finding more and more

legitimate work from home job opportunities.

In fact, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, about 20%, or, 1 in 5 Americans

now work from home full time.

Work From Home Jobs

So what kinds of jobs are these home-based workers doing?

There is a wide variety of jobs being performed from home. Legitimate work at home

jobs can be found in all of the following fields.

Appointment Setting

Data Entry

Document Coding

Customer Service


Freelance Writing


Legal Transcription

Medical Transcription

Online Tutoring

Order Taking



Research & Surveys





Virtual Assisting

Website Design

And this list is far from comprehensive. The question then becomes, where can you find these jobs and the companies offering them?

Regular Search Engines

For starters, use your search engines. Ask, Google, MSN and Yahoo are the biggies.

Specialized Job Search Engines

There are also specialized job search engines you can use. Sites such as Indeed, Juju and

Simply Hired will return results from major job boards (CareerBuilder etc.) as well as jobs

posted directly to their own sites.

Specialized Job Listing Sites

And finally, there are specialized job listing sites. Sites such as TelemarketingFromHome.com

provide specialized job listings for a specific type of work or industry. Using this site as an example, if you are interested in call center work from home, you can find jobs in Appointment Setting, Customer Service, Fundraising, Order Taking, Reservations, Sales, Surveys and more.

Work At Home Job Search Tips

To limit your search to work from home jobs, enter the field/position you are interested in plus

"telecommute" or "telecommuting" (without the quotes). You can also try searching by entering the field/position plus "work from home" (with the quotes).

Beware of Scams

When searching, beware of scams. "Work From Home" scams are everywhere, including on the

Internet. Never pay money to someone for the opportunity to work from home or to access

job listings. There are plenty of free sites offering the same information at no cost.

The only exception to this rule is for a background check. There are some legitimate

companies that require a background check (at your expense). If you are unsure of a

company, do some research. Check with the Better Business Bureau online to see if there

have been complaints. Another good site to check is RipOffReports.com.

Good luck with your job search

So there you have it. A list of resources to aid you in your search for a work at home job,

as well some specific tips to help you along the way. By using all of the resources available,

you are sure to find the perfect work from home job for you.

Tony Cochran is the Founder of TelemarketingFromHome.com a leading Internet provider of current work from home job listings, information and resources. If you are interested in finding Work From Home stop by the site today to see all of the free resources available to assist with your work at home job search.

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Can Telecommuting Improve Productivity?

There is no question that working in a traditional open office environment can limit productivity due to noise, visual distractions and continuous interruptions. But is working from home any better? Does telecommuting really improve productivity?

1) Distractions, Distractions

A distraction is nothing more than an attention-grabber, something that threatens to interfere with your current focus. In that sense, distractions exist everywhere, both in a public office and a home office. If you believe that telecommuting would help you to get more work done, you need to first consider the potential for distractions in your home.

Would most of your family members be out of the house during your work hours? Would friends respect your work time and wait to call when your workday is done? Is your neighborhood filled with random noise from traffic, loud neighbors, barking dogs, and so on?

If so, working at home may not be as peaceful as you hope!

2) Ability to Focus

Beyond external distractions, many people also struggle with the inability to focus for extended lengths of time. If you do too, even a completely silent workspace may not be enough to improve your productivity. You'll find yourself bouncing from one task to another without ever completing anything.

In this case, the distractions are coming from within and will occur no matter where you work.

3) Productivity and Motivation

When it comes right down to it, productivity must be driven by motivation. While quiet environments may make it easier to concentrate, an unmotivated person still won't get much work done! On the other hand, a very motivated person may have the willpower and focus to be productive no matter how loud or disruptive their surroundings are.

Productivity is not so much a product of environment as it is personality and habit.

Are you typically an efficient person? Do you feel a sense of urgency about meeting deadlines? Are you committed to your work? Do you already have a strong ability to stay focused? If so, you should be able to excel as a telecommuter.

Even if you don't yet have these traits, it is possible to develop them through consistent practice.

Would you like to learn more about the ins and outs of working from home? Telecommuting is fast becoming one of the hottest career choices today. People everywhere are escaping the rat race and enjoying the true freedom and flexibility that telecommuting can provide. If you are ready to do the same, visit http://www.creativeworkathome.com/telecommute.htm.

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2012年7月25日 星期三

Telecommuting Idea - Bookkeeping

If you have experience in accounting or have worked as a bookkeeper before, bookkeeping can be a great way to work from home. Small businesses are continuously looking for ways to outsource some of their workload and most of them do not need a full-time in-house bookkeeper. You can approach several businesses in your area and offer to keep their books.

Of course there are some tools you need. You should have some of the basic accounting software like quicken and quick books. If the company you work for uses a different piece of software, they may purchase a copy for you to use at home, or make one of their current licenses available to you. In the beginning I suggest you focus on companies that use software you are already familiar with since you will be working from home and don't have the opportunity to ask a colleague across your desk for help.

You will also need basic tools such as a 10 key calculator and some sort of spreadsheet software such as excel and of course a reliable computer to run the software on.

Handing over the book keeping or accounting is a big step for any business owner. Trusting a stranger with important company data and relying on them to return the books with accurate numbers and calculations isn't something they will do lightly. You will have to earn any prospective employer's trust first. Start by creating a professional resume that showcases your experiences and skills. Include several references directly related to previous accounting positions you have had.

On that note- it is sometimes easier to turn and existing or previous job into a telecommuting position, since the employer already knows you and your skills. Sit down and draw up a simple little proposal showing the employer what he would save in having you move your office to your house, as well as how you could overcome any possible obstacles, such as needing to get the current accounting date (daily / weekly), how your employer can get in touch with you on a daily basis etc.

If you are approaching a new business owner, offer to work in house for a few weeks to train and get acquainted with everyone in the office.

Once you start working for two or three small business in the area (and of course are doing an excellent job), it will become easier to gain additional clients / employers. As long as you are not maxed out and are turning in assignments in time, your current employers will recommend you to other business owners in the area. You can also use current employers as references when approaching other small business owners.

Nell Taliercio is the owner and founder of [http://www.telecommutingmoms.com] – which is a leading resource website with work at home jobs and everything a telecommuting mom would need. Come visit us today!

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Legitimate Work at Home Jobs and Business Opportunities

So you want to work at home? Maybe you want to work at home because you can be home with your family... maybe you just want to be able to work in your pajamas. Maybe you want to shorten your commute? That five minute commute to the home office is pretty appealing to a lot of people.

In September of 2009, the Small Business Association reported approximately 15 million home-based businesses in the United States alone. Kate Lister, author of "Undress For Success" states at least 2.5 million people are telecommuting in the United States, not including the self-employed.

Many people are not happy with their jobs, their limited income, and the fact that their lives are dependent on a job for security. Others have lost their jobs and are looking for a way to supplement their unemployment benefits or replace lost income.

Whatever your reason is for wanting to work at home, you need to start making money right away so you can maintain your current lifestyle. Then, you need to be able to increase your income so that you can improve your financial situation.

Unfortunately, many people who want to work at home find that making money from home is not as easy as they thought it would be. Nothing is worse than working countless hours for no money... except maybe spending money on bogus business opportunities and trainings that don't work.

So, how do you distinguish between legitimate work at home jobs and business opportunities and the money sucking junk that is littering the Internet?

Legitimate Work at Home Jobs

Here, we are talking about working for someone else, or telecommuting. The easiest way to start telecommuting is to convince your current employer your job can be done either partially or completely from your home, without any negative effects to the existing business.

There are many jobs which can be done from home: accounts payable, accounts receivable, web design, customer support, marketing and project management are just a few jobs that can be done from home.

If you are good at your current job, you have built trust with your employer, and your job is not reliant on you being in the office (ie. answering phones, greeting customers) your boss may be open to letting you work at home.

Doing a search on Google for legitimate work at home jobs brings back millions of results so be careful and be smart. Research the company offering the job, know how you are going to be paid, and don't get involved in a job that makes you pay to be hired.

Legitimate Work at Home Business Opportunities

Business Opportunities come in all shapes and sizes, investment levels and earning potentials. There are millions of business opportunities on the Internet. Deciding which business is best for you can be very confusing...even overwhelming.

A business opportunity is not a job, it is a business. A home-based business can be as profitable or more profitable than a franchise or any other brick and mortar business. Most home business opportunities can be started for under $2,000, sometimes they cost little to nothing to start. With such low start up investments, anyone can work at home.

Imagine your investment in your home business is equal to the investment in a McDonalds Franchise. If you invested a million dollars or more to get started, you would take your business seriously. You would follow a business plan and educate yourself on the correct steps and actions to make your business successful. Your business would grow according to predictable, industry standards, due to your hard work, your team, and because McDonalds has a proven system in place.

A business opportunity, like a franchise, will not pay you by the hour, but it will pay you for your efforts, actions, knowledge, skills and determination. Just like the McDonalds franchise, you must follow a proven system. You must do what successful people are doing to become successful.

So how do you determine which business opportunity is the best one for you to invest your time and money into?

Above all, do something you love. Find something you are passionate about, something that you would do even if you never got paid. Then find a way to make money doing it. This is the path to financial freedom. When you play at your work, you are set free from financial worries.

Do your due diligence. Research the company, the products, the industry, the market, and the person who will be your mentor. Find out if there is a proven system, what will your daily, weekly and monthly money making actions be? What type of training is offered by the parent company? What type of training is offered by your mentor?

How, when, and how much do you get paid for your efforts? If you need to replace your current income, what do you have to do to reach that income level? For example, if you are currently making $1,000 a week at your job-how soon can you consistently replace that income? What will it take to double that? Triple it?

Working at home for someone else requires discipline, but working at home for your own business requires a burning desire to succeed, a proven system to get there, and laser focus to keep you on track.

Heather Plude is a successful entrepreneur and business mentor empowering others to think out of the box and start profitable home-based businesses. Her mission is to help massive amounts of people to create additional income from home. To learn more about legitimate work at home jobs [http://www.making-money-out-of-the-box.com/legitimate-work-at-home-jobs.html] and business opportunities, visit Heather's website Making Money Out of the Box [http://www.making-money-out-of-the-box.com/legitimate-work-at-home-jobs.html].

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More Employers Embracing the Concept of Telecommuting

Just a few short years ago, telecommuting was a rare benefit for a select few. Employers were reluctant to give up the belief that employees needed watching, and that working from home really meant a day of watching soap operas, devouring chocolates, and catching up on the laundry. The traditional 9-to-5 in the office was the accepted standard for assuring that employees were where they were supposed to be and doing what they were supposed to do. For most, proof of productivity was measured by hours in the office, rather than by results.

However, with the help of laptops, PDAs, and high-speed internet, the practice of measuring productivity with time seems to be taking a few hits. More and more employers have begun to realize the benefits of telecommuting: lower overhead, less infrastructure, more productive employees, and greater retention. Some who already had programs in place for a few are expanding the programs they have to include more employees. Large employers such as the federal government are setting new standards for telecommuting by embracing the concept rather than rejecting it. There's even a new term for it now that covers not just those working from home, but those working on the road, or from satellite or client offices -- "telework."

The government leads the way

Telework is viewed favorably enough that the federal government, through its Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and the General Services Administration (GSA), conducts an annual survey of its own agencies to ensure that telework opportunities are offered to employees as appropriate, and that the number of employees allowed to telework continues to rise. Telework Centers are maintained as satellite office space for teleworkers, and there are extensive policies governing the use of telework as a work option. Both agencies joined together to create a joint website dedicated to their telework programs. The willingness of the OPM and the GSA to accept and utilize teleworking seems to be successful, too - the number of federal employees allowed to telework at least part time has increased by nearly 40 percent since the surveys began in 2001.

The federal government is often the forerunner in adopting new insights on the American workforce, and with the Fed setting the pace for making telework an acceptable means of conducting business, it's logical to conclude that the American workplace as a whole may adopt the same outlook. For some industries, it could mean a whole new definition of what it means to "go to work."

Telework isn't for everyone

As appealing as it may sound, however, there are those who find telework to be less than they had hoped for. Interestingly enough, this dissatisfaction isn't coming from the employers, but from employees who find themselves lonely and feeling disconnected from the office culture. Granted, it's not a majority, but for some, telework brings a sense of feeling "left out," perhaps to the extent of missing opportunities for advancement, or to influence the opinions of others with a viable presence in the office. For a few, they just miss the structure of an office and find working at home to be more distracting than inspiring. Some employers willingly welcome these folks back into the fold, while others address this by providing resources, support, and training to their telework forces that help them adapt to working from home, enable them to make better use of technology, and learn how to interact effectively and productively in an electronic environment.

The changing workplace

Today, there are more than 12 million Americans who telework full-time, and another 10 million who telework part-time. However, given the diverse nature of the workplace, telework won't be an option for many types of businesses but certainly, it's becoming a much more viable option for jobs that entail computer work, thinking, or perhaps working with numbers. You won't see manufacturers sending their product assemblers home to put things together, but you may see their accountants working at home a few days a month...or a week. Telework isn't such a foreign concept anymore. It may have once been thought of as an ineffective approach to managing work/life balance, but modern workplaces now know that happy, less-stressed employees means employees that stay longer and get more done -- and cost them less in the long run.

Michael Fleischner is the Managing Director of ResumeEdge.com, one of the nations leading resume writing service providers, offering professional resume writing, editing, and guidance.

For additional resume writing resources, including free sample resumes, visit http://www.resumeedge.com today!

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2012年7月24日 星期二

In Telecommuting, Whiners are Downers!

There is nothing more irritating, as a manager of freelancers, than to come across a message board or forum full of people complaining they cannot find telecommuting work. Believe it or not, I've most recently read the following:

"Working from home is a scam. Period. These people want to know my SKILLS. I stay at home with my kids. I don't have TIME to learn new skills. What do they expect me to know???"

Let me stress, first and foremost, that I had to grit my teeth simply TYPING the words "working from home". Why? Because most people who use that term (or variations thereof) feel that they need NO qualifications. No skill set. Nothing of value to offer. I am at home, and I want to be paid for it. Well, boo hoo. Sorry, folks, it doesn't work that way.

Those hiring telecommuters-SKILLED telecommuters-expect a high-quality end result. I wish I could write articles that GUSH about how easy it is to find telecommuting employment. Piles of money are just there for the taking, and you don't have to actually work for it. But, that isn't the case. Sorry to disappoint, but "working from home" (*gag*) really IS work.

There are those of us who do WORK from a home office (from here on out referred to as "telecommuting"). We DO NOT:

Stuff envelopes, for a fee;
Make crafts for the holidays, for a fee;
"Help Others" start their own home-based business, for a fee;
Provide lists of "companies who hire", for a fee;
_fill in the blank_, for a fee.

We do not pay, nor have we ever paid, someone else to provide us with work. In the modern world, you get paid to perform a task. You don't pay other people to give you the opportunity.

We do things like keyword research, affiliate research, ghost writing, product reviews, marketing, web design, blog installations, transcription, customer support, et al. REAL services, for REAL money. And it's work. Plain and simple.

Please don't complain that there are no legitimate telecommuting opportunities available. Speaking from experience, I have more projects coming in than I have telecommuters available to do them. There are real jobs, that require actual SKILL and TIME COMMITMENT. The best part about it all? You can LEARN how to do as few or as many of these tasks as you wish.

For example, when I began telecommuting, I could check email and surf the Internet. But I craved new experiences...new skills...new possibilities. So, in the past decade, I've TAUGHT MYSELF how to do:

Effective Keyword Research
Web Design
Blog Installations
Product Viability
Product Research
Graphic Design
Auto-Responder Series
Anything Marketing
Joint Venture Research
...and SO much more.

Your possibilities are only limited by your DESIRE to succeed. And very few people simply "stumble" upon success. It's work. It's not easy. And, it requires perseverance. If you expect to sign up, for the low, low price of $500, and be made wealthy beyond your wildest dreams, it ain't gonna happen, baby.

Allie Hutton is the founder and owner of WorkItOwnIt.com, as well as a 10-year veteran of full-time telecommuting. Most recently, she's authored the book "The Essential Guide to Successful Telecommuting" The book, as well as free articles, tips, information and resources can be found at http://www.workitownit.com

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The Risks of Telecommuting

As an employer, you hold the power for allowing your employees to work outside of the office, otherwise known as telecommuting. This practice has become quite common in our digital age, and seems to be a win-win situation for many people. However, some business owners may not realize the risks they take in allowing their employees to telecommute. Being aware of these risks and knowing what to do if something does happen is important for all employers as well as their employees.

The risks for working from home may seem obvious to some. Many people who work from home may not understand the importance of having a proper workspace set up. Several others will simply work from their bed because it is nice and comfortable. Unfortunately, there are way too many people who are not educated on ergonomics. Being aware of how to sit properly in a chair and where to position your keyboard and monitor can help your employees avoid back problems and more severe issues like carpal tunnel syndrome. If you do not know anything about ergonomics, it is recommended that you learn as much as you can before allowing your employees to work from home. In fact, you may end up realizing that your office at work is not even ergonomically sound! Make sure you do whatever you can to make your employee's workplace situation as healthy as possible by having them setting up their work area to be ergonomic.

Working from home also poses a security risk if the company has not taken the proper precautions to safeguard the employee's computer. Making sure to install firewall software will help prevent unwanted "guests" from getting into the company network through the employee's computer while they work from home. Telecommuting can be a very handy program, but your information may be constantly at risk if you do not take the steps to secure it with an antivirus program as well.

Employers of telecommuting employees should also be worried about their employees sustaining any kind of injury during work hours. In the case of Wait v. Travelers Indemnity Company of Illinois, there was a woman who was telecommuting and decided to take her lunch break, during which she was assaulted by her neighbor. The Court decided that, since she was injured during work hours, she was technically injured during the course of the employee's employment. This is a liability issue in and of itself because the company would have to pay worker's compensation if this happened on their time.

Going back to the ergonomics and worker's compensation, they actually go hand in hand. Your employee should have a proper area in which to work as ergonomically as possible. If your employee develops a condition, especially a chronic one like carpal tunnel syndrome, your company is liable for that injury sustained while on the job. Ergonomics are probably the most important things to teach to your telecommuters, because having to pay worker's compensation just because your employee did not sit in his chair properly? Surely this is a waste of time and money, so do your part in making sure your employees are safe at all times. You should also make sure you purchase business insurance to make sure your company is safe as well.

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Should You Telework/Telecommute

"WOW! I can work from home and make money? I can sit around in my PJ's and work whenever I want? How great, I want to be a Teleworker!"

There is much more to being a teleworker then working in your PJ's or working when you want to. Yes, those are nice benefits to teleworking, but you'd be surprised by how much work goes into working from home. You usually have to work 10 times harder and longer then in your traditional job outside the home.

When I first started teleworking years ago I thought, "How hard could this be?" well was I in for a surprise! I found I wasn't as motivated as I thought I would be. It was really hard for me to get up on time, get something to eat, and go to my "office" to start my day. And once I did begin I had to force myself to sit there and work for at least 3 hours at a time before I took a break. I couldn't believe how different it was and how hard it was. Yes, it was very rewarding to work from my home, but it wasn't all it's cracked up to be. I thought, from all the ads I'd seen online, that working would be a breeze.

After a few months of teleworking, talking to other teleworkers and just adjusting to this new way of working it all became much easier. I found that it was very fulfilling to be at home and be earning an income. It was nice to start my day when I wanted. My daily commute wasn't an hour each way in rush hour traffic; it was down the hall in the bedroom we had set up for an office. It was very satisfying and a lot of fun!

I grew a network of moms who worked from their home too, and talked to them on message boards, email, instant messaging and chat rooms...they became my "co-workers", in essence. I never realized how much I liked having co-workers, or people to talk to during the workday, until I began teleworking.

Ask yourself these questions before you start teleworking.

Am I focused?

What skills or experience do I have and can they work in a teleworking environment?

Do I have an area for an office and equipment?

Am I motivated or do I get frustrated and give up?

Can I work without supervision?

Can I manage my time well?

Do I listen to instructions and can I follow them easily?

Can I meet deadlines?

Do I have strong communication skills?

Do I have a strong work ethic?

There are even more things to consider before taking the leap into teleworking, such as, if you have small children will you be able to work with your child at home and if you go full time what will you do about healthcare benefits? Will you be able to live on part time, or less, income until you have enough work to maintain a full time schedule?

Many times when hired on to work at home, you will not have enough hours or work to make a full time income. You will need to obtain more then one job or work the one you have long enough to prove you're a good employee so they give you more work. There are always exceptions to this rule, but in general it will take more then one job to make full time income.

But as most teleworkers will tell you "where there's a will there's a way" and if you really want to work from your home, you will. Just remember that it will take time to adjust to. Be sure to stay focused, motivated, dedicated, and have a positive attitude. It's all necessary in your success as a teleworker!

Nell Taliercio is the owner and founder of TelecommutingMoms.com [http://www.telecommutingmoms.com] – which is a leading resource website with work at home jobs [http://www.telecommutingmoms.com] and everything a telecommuting mom would need. Come visit us today!

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2012年7月23日 星期一

Telecommuting - Phone Interview Tips

Whenever you apply for a job; if a hiring manager is impressed with your resume or application, then you can expect an interview to take place. This is how they tell if you are right for the position they want to hire for.

In an onsite job, the interview will be done in a face to face manner. You, as the prospective employee, would dress to impress them and keep your body language in check to make sure you're presenting yourself in a professional manner. Telecommuting positions have a different process, however.

While some local jobs will require you to come in for a face to face interview; most telecommuting companies choose to perform the interview over the phone. A phone interview doesn't offer you the chance to present yourself as a professional in the same way as a face to face one does.

But, you can still show yourself as a qualified applicant. Here are some tips that can help you the next time you are set up to have a phone interview:

Have your resume handy- Some of their questions will be based off what they see on your resume. If you have it handy during the interview, then it will help you answer their questions easier, since sometimes one's nerves can get the best of them.

Go ahead and Dress Up and Smile - Okay, some people might think that this would be pointless since the employer won't see what you're wearing over the phone or notice whether you're smiling or not. Getting dressed up for the interview helps you more than it does them. You will have more confidence and that will show when you talk to the interviewer. Same with smiling. When you smile it helps to relax you and your nerves won't be quite as bad for you.

Give yourself plenty of time before interview - Have at least 30 min. to yourself, before the phone call, to practice some relaxing techniques and go over some things you may want to ask the interviewer or add during the interview. Have a light snack to ensure a grumbling stomach doesn't take your attention away from the interview.

Set aside plenty of time for the interview - Most interviews can last around 30 minutes. Some could go longer than that. Set aside at least an hour just in case the interview does go longer than normal. It's not too professional to cut an interview short because you have to run off for an errand 20 minutes after it started.

Offer brief, but informative answers - Avoid giving short yes/no answers. Offer enough information to answer their questions, but don't take up too much of their time giving them stories. A sentence or two usually works well.

Even though your job interview will more than likely be done over the phone, there isn't any reason why you can't still present yourself in a good way. Most employers who do these kinds of interviews look for things like confidence and ability to answer questions and take directions.

They are aware that any employee, no matter who they are, will have some degree of nervousness. So, there's no reason to worry about being nervous. Just try and keep yourself relaxed as much as you can and you'll do just fine.

Nell Taliercio has been working at home full time since 2004. She's worked as a telecommuter, virtual assistant and affiliate marketer. In 5 years she's discovered many secrets to finding legitimate work at home jobs and securing them. You can find her work at home job information at: http://www.justonlinejobs.com

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Are You Ready to Telecommute?

Before you even attempt to launch yourself into the world of telecommuting, you need to be prepared. There are hundreds of thousands of people - just like you - who are willing, able and READY to embark on a successful telecommuting career. The difference is, if you aren't ready to work at the moment you apply, you'll never get the job.

That isn't to say you need to go out, and get a loan to purchase the latest and greatest in technology and peripherals-but that would be nice! But assuming you feel "ready" to work from home, should also mean you are capable of doing so. There are a few things that you REALLY need, in order to be able to make that claim.

A reliable computer. Yes, we could delve into the great Mac vs. PC debate, but it's not necessary. What IS necessary is that you have a reliable computer, preferably a high-speed Internet connection, and reliable email address that you check regularly. While there are specific software programs that you should also have installed, and have a solid understanding of, we'll save that for another time. Bottom line? You are only as reliable as the system you perform your projects on. Good intentions will get you nowhere.
You are going to need fax capabilities. While you can turn to many work-arounds on this, you do need to have SOME method in which you can send and receive faxes. Whether it's a dedicated fax machine, all-in-one printer, or an online service such as eFax, you need to make sure you have the ability to communicate via facsimile, prior to needing to do so.
It's well understood that no one starting off in telecommuting wants to spend any more money than necessary in his or her start-up costs. However, it's well worth the money to provide your home office with a dedicated office line. This will ensure you start off in the right manner-separating business from your home life-and the dreadful possibility of your four-year-old answering a business call. It's happened. It DOES happen. And, unfortunately, it's not acceptable to many of those who employ telecommuters.
A dedicated workspace. It may seem ideal, when starting off in the world of telecommuting, to be able to "work anywhere." And once you have established yourself-and your routine-it is! But you absolutely need a place in your home that is identified as your "office." Whether it be an extra bedroom, a space above the garage, or a corner of the basement, you cannot afford to continuously work at your kitchen table or in the family room. A specific area needs to be set aside, that is for your work, and your work only.
Never stop learning. Take off the tunnel-vision goggles, and expand your horizons! There is NOTHING more valuable to an employer of telecommuters, than finding that "gem." That one individual who is constantly trying to learn and master new skills. Being a Jack (or Jill) of All Trades will prove to be highly lucrative. You'll find that you're the "go-to" person, and will have more work than you know what to do with!

As you can see, telecommuting isn't an "easy ticket." It's work, pride, preparedness and dedication. Actually, it's not much different that working in a corporate office (except you can wear slippers and play music, really, really loud!). Being prepared-and realistic-about what is expected of you, will make your telecommuting career all the more successful.

Allie Hutton is the founder and owner of WorkItOwnIt.com, as well as a 10-year veteran of full-time telecommuting. Most recently, she's authored the book "The Essential Guide to Successful Telecommuting." The book, as well as free articles, tips, information and resources can be found at http://www.workitownit.com

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How to Convince Your Employer to Let You Telecommute

If you are considering approaching your employer about the possibility of telecommuting be sure to have your facts straight prior to your meeting with them.

Gather Facts

You should be able to contact your human resources department or if you do not have one an employee manual to investigate whether your company has a telecommuting program. If a program exists, you just need to inquire on the limitations and start your proposal based on the policy already outlined. Inquire as to whether any of your co-workers have successfully made a telecommuting arrangement and how they were able to make the arrangements.

Consider Your Employers Side

Telecommuting may bring great benefits for you but it is important to consider your employers side of the arrangement. Not every employee is able to be disciplined enough to work from home with little supervision. Consider the work your position requires, some positions make better telecommuting positions than others. Consider whether or not you need access to special equipment or other individuals and determine if telecommuting is a viable option.

Prepare A Proposal

After determining if your position can be a telecommuting position you should put your request in writing. A well thought-out plan gives your employer the opportunity to carefully consider your argument. It also shows your commitment to this plan. Several things should be in your proposal, including employer benefits, your characteristics and work habits, any outside evidence and safety measures for their confidential information.

Alternate Arrangements

When meeting with your employer be prepared to consider an alternate arrangement. Maybe you have not sold your boss on the idea. Offer working remotely for a trial period so that he or she can see how it will work. Suggest to your employer that the arrangement have a clause to discontinue should the situation prove not to work.

Working Remotely

After you have convinced your employer of your telecommuting plan make them aware of which tasks you will take care of while you are working remotely and which will be handled in the office. Make sure while you are working from home that you are easily accessible. You should check in frequently and return calls promptly.

To alleviate your employer's fears regarding your productivity provide them with a weekly or daily report of your activities while working remotely.

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2012年7月22日 星期日

Legit Work at Home Jobs - Learn How to Earn Money, Not Waste Money

Technology is rising rapidly nowadays. Because of technology, things are becoming easier and faster. You can even work at home now because of this that is why telecommuting has become the fad in the virtual world. Telecommuting is a job arrangement wherein all of the employees of a certain company enjoy the flexible location and time of work. There are a lot of problems solved by telecommuting and time and money are just one of these problems. When you go about telecommuting, you save money from commuting physical from your home to the office and you save time by working without taking a bath. This is just one of those legit work at home jobs. Many people especially housewives love to make money at home out of boredom.

Yes, it is true that there are a lot of jobs in store for you in the virtual world but you really have to be careful so that you will just end up with the legit work at home jobs only. This way, you avoid wasting your time, money and effort. You have to keep in mind that everyone has the access to the virtual world. Yes, everyone including the swindlers and scammers so you really have to be cautious about this matter. There are several ways on how to tell if a site is legitimate or not.

Knowing that there are a lot of scammers wandering in the virtual world, you should first know how to tell whether the site is a legit one or not. Look for feedback posted on the site. Make sure that those who posted their testimonials are real people. You may ask them personally by sending them personal messages. This way, you are avoiding yourself from spending money on a nonsense site. If you decide to join the site, you have to be very alert. If the site promises to give you this and that, make sure that they give what they have promised. Finally, pay using your credit card. This way, you are protected and there is a big possibility that you will get a refund if there will be problems encountered.

Just before you get into this business of working at home, make sure you have done all of the research and you have gathered all the information you need to identify legit work at home jobs. Never gamble your money and time for a company or site that is not established and suspicious. Make all the necessary things you need to do. Just remember that you are the only one who can investigate for yourself.

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In Defense of Telecommuting

It is hard to ignore the recent upsurge in the movement to "go green". Television and radio ads supporting environmentally friendly causes and promoting movements to clean up everything from the oceans to the air are appearing more and more frequently, with new public service announcements premiering every day. High-profile celebrities, prominent politicians and notable organizations have all cast their lot in with the pro-environmental movement. While almost any practice that makes our planet a cleaner, safer place to live (since, for the moment, we don't really have any other options planet-wise) is certainly worthwhile, it can sometimes prove difficult to think of ways that the average individual can contribute. Everyday actions such as recycling, turning off unnecessary lights or conserving water are some of the most common methods employed by the average American, but there is one means of conservation that is growing in both popularity and practice. Telecommuting has gained significant use in recent years, and serves not only to make the work environment more convenient, but also lends itself quite nicely to the green movement.

With the number of self-employed people and individuals working in primarily virtual environments, telecommuting can be surprisingly easy to establish. With the involvement of a skilled IT team, networking home and workplace systems can prove simple and efficient. Research indicates that a growing number of employers already offer the option of telecommuting, and around 20 to 30 million employees are already working either remotely or from home at least one day out of the week. An increasing number of people who currently commute daily admit that most, if not all, of their job responsibilities could be handled from home.

Telecommuting is not without its challenges. There are certain inescapable obstacles that must be overcome in order for any telework program to be successful. The technological aspects of the practice must be managed properly, including ensuring that the employee involved has the necessary tools to perform their job successfully at home. This can range from laptops and internet connection to phone systems and scanners. Maintaining system security can also be a concern, but are often easily addressed with the proper training and attention to detail. The need to provide remote IT support should also be taken into consideration, since individuals working at home may not have immediate access to the tech experts that may be available onsite.

Aside from the technical aspects, there may be social concerns that need to be addressed as well. Worker isolation, trust issues, and time management and supervision must all be factored in when deciding to implement a telecommuting program or choosing individuals to participate in a program that is already in place.

Despite these challenges, the decision to try telecommuting offers individuals the opportunity to make their own contribution to global well-being. With fewer people traveling, vehicle emissions will drop and air pollution can see a potential downturn. The use of an ever-growing virtual workplace can also assist in these efforts by leading to a decrease in the use of paper (helping to slow down the current rate of deforestation) and by creating less trash to overrun landfills. On an economic note, as the need for work travel lessens, so does the need for fuel and gasoline, resulting in a decreased dependency on foreign oil. Combined with the option of working at home in one's pajamas, it's difficult to see how anyone could fail to see the benefits of telecommuting.

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Telecommuting Vs Independent Contractor - What is the Difference?

While checking out the latest work-at-home job ads, you may run across the terms "telecommuting" and "independent contractor." Each status comes with their own distinctions and it is important to know the differences between the two.

When a company advertises a telecommuting position, it normally means:

- you would actually be an employee of the company and would usually have company benefits.

- some telecommuting positions require the employee to come into a physical office for a period of time (maybe once a week, several days a week, etc.) to perform office tasks.

- as a telecommuter, employees receive a tax statement (W-2) at the end of the year, outlining wages earned and taxes deducted.

-some companies provide office equipment for employees' home office use.

As an independent contractor:

- you are independent in every sense of the word, meaning you are not an employee, there are no benefits, and you would be responsible for your own taxes at the end of the year.

- you control how and when the project is completed, as long as the client is satisfied with the finished product.

- it is necessary to have a contract in place, outlining the responsibilities and expectations, wages, how often you request payment, and any other terms.

- you purchase and maintain your office equipment and supplies.

Deciding from the onset which status fits your job search needs will weed out the irrelevant work-at-home positions and hopefully have you on your way to a successful working arrangement.


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Work at Home Jobs For the Disabled

Are you a disabled and searching for a work at home job for the disabled? This article will let you know that there are jobs for you and that you can work from home. There is an agency out there that can help you, and they are very well-known.

The agency that offers work at home jobs for the disabled is the National Telecommuting Institute, or NTI for short. They are a non-profit organization. They understand that you are disabled and really do get it. They have no problem hiring individuals that are disabled.

The most common work at home jobs for the disabled offered by the National Telecommuting Institute is customer service representatives, technical support, and medical transcriptionists.

National Telecommuting Institute is the prime contractor for our very own IRS and Department of Veteran Affairs. They are also the prime contractor for the AAA's auto club. They do hire people who need work at home jobs for the disabled.

After applying to National Telecommuting Institute you will eventually have to submit a written certification stating your disability and how it effects you. After that, a physician or Vocational Rehabilitation office in your state must also provide a letter verifying your disability.

There are also work at home jobs for the disabled if you have chronic medical conditions as well. NTI will hire you if you are disabled and or have some type of chronic medical condition. Remember, you will eventually have to submit a written form and have it verified by a doctor, physician, or Vocational Rehabilitation office.

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2012年7月21日 星期六

Preparing Your Home Office For Telecommuting

When getting a home office set up to take on telecommuting work, many people tend to spend all their money on the frills. While it's nice to have beautiful flowers or lighthouses to look at while you work, they're not as important to have as some other items are. It's best to leave the frills until you have the important things in place.

Here are some things you should take into consideration for your office:

The computer - This will be your most important piece of equipment in your home office, so you should focus on getting your computer ready for taking on the work at home jobs. The best option would be to have a computer used specifically for business reasons, but not everyone can do that when starting out.

Your personal computer could be used, but there are some things that you need to keep in mind. The computer you use should be in good working order and you should delete any files that aren't needed or burn them onto CD's to free up space on your computer. The more disk space you have, the better off you'll be.

Virus/Spyware programs - Don't work without these programs. The reason why this is so important is because you're not only protecting your computer, but you're also protecting the company you will be working for. Imagine spreading a virus or Trojan on to the company's computer. They may not take too kindly to it.

Keep your computer protected. There are many free spyware and adware programs out there as well as virus programs. If possible, consider a paid version of a virus program. They usually update their databases automatically to catch any new bugs that are popping up all the time.

And they usually scan your emails for any threats without you having to do anything.

Phone - If you're the job you're applying to or planning to apply requires you to have a phone, then seriously consider getting a phone dedicated for your job.

It's certainly possible to use your personal phone, but keep in mind; you or anyone within your household should not be receiving calls during the time you will working.

The choice of using a landline, wireless or internet phone will depend on the company or position you're applying for. If you will be using the phone quite often, then a landline would be the best choice. Wireless and internet phones can easily break connections without warning, so stick to the landlines unless you won't need a phone much.

Working Space - It isn't necessary to have an actual room dedicated to your office, but you should find a space that you can work without a lot of distractions; especially from noise. You need to be able to work in a comfortable place, so pick out a good chair to sit in; even if you're only going to be working at the kitchen table.

If you have a budget set up to create an office space for yourself; first consider putting money into your computer, phone and comfort items. Then take what you have left over and use it on any frills you may like to have. It's fine to decorate your office with the best decorative things you can buy, but those things can wait until everything is ready.

Nell Taliercio has been working at home full time since 2004. She's worked as a telecommuter, virtual assistant and affiliate marketer. In 5 years she's discovered many secrets to finding legitimate work at home jobs and securing them. You can find work at home job information and tips at: http://www.justonlinejobs.com

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