How to Telecommute Successfully

I received a comment from Amy Quinn, letting me know that they’ve posted an article over at Bootstrapper (a blog written for a business credit card site).
Since it’s actually a fairly decent list of tips and resources for telecommuters, I’m posting it here in case anyone’s interested in reading it.

Here’s Amy’s comment:

We just posted an article “How to Telecommute Successfully: 50 Tips and Resources.”
I thought I’d bring it to your attention just in case you think your readers would find it interesting.

Either way, thanks for your time!
Amy S Quinn

And here’s the beginning of Heather Johnson’s article

Telecommuting is a beautiful thing, what with skipping traffic and wearing fuzzy slippers to work. However, working from home doesn’t come without its trials. If you’re not prepared for them, you may find yourself experiencing a serious drop in productivity and motivation. Not to worry though, here are some tips that will have you on the path to telecommuting success with just at little effort and preparation.

Read the rest of How to Telecommute Successfully: 50 Tips and Resources for the list of 50 tips which includes a link to a pretty neat web-based to-do list maker.


  1. I found your blog on google and read a few of your other posts. I just added you to my Google News Reader. Keep up the good work. Look forward to reading more from you in the future.

    Stacey Derbinshire

  2. Back on 2/8 of this year I answered an ad in a newspaper that was placed by an Amish fella. He told me that source Economic was an honest company. So I took the information and sent $45.00 to the address. I am still waiting for the work, but since I found out about them I now know it’s not coming. I am very disappointed with this… more so of myself.

  3. Robert – That’s the problem with classifieds, any one of us can submit ’em and there’s no way to really know who you’re talking to or what you’re getting. Heck, there’s no way to know if the person you spoke with was even Amish.

    I admit that I have little actual knowledge of the Amish so forgive me for thinking that they’re not, traditionally, packing a cell phone to receive classified ad calls for a business! Nor do I think that Samuel and John take turns answering calls at a phone booth nearby.


  4. In our part of the world, telecommuting is still a dream to most employees. With the exception of a very few IT industries, most companies require your physical presence at work

  5. Hi there, I have a telecommuting question, but couldn’t find the right place to ask it, so here goes:

    I plan to move and I would like to keep my current job. My employer gave me the green light to telecommute, but they want to adjust my salary downwards to match the reduced cost of living where I am moving. Is this standard procedure for employers and telecommuters? I understand they will pick up some new costs in terms of flying me to the home office every once in a while, but at the same time the real estate and other savings seems like it would offset that.

    What do you think?

    Thanks in advance for your thoughts,


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