Happy Mother’s Day

I’m a geek. I like numbers and stats so I went looking for fun stuff for Mother’s day and found last year’s U.S. Census Bureau Facts for Features all about moms.

I’m just gonna list fun United Stats mom stats w/o sources – so be sure to check out the Facts page for the original source!

  • Moms = 80.5 million
  • Average number of children

What Every Work from Home “Want to Be” Should Know, Before Diving into Telecommuting

by Tara Brewer

Thousands of employees are coveting the chance to clock in from their home office. A fortunate few have earned this position through their workplace, while their co-workers are murmuring under their breath. Others are tired of waiting for their employer to offer this opportunity, so they are jumping ship and abandoning the job that once held the promise of security, for instability– and trading in the… >>Continue reading What Every Work from Home "Want to Be" Should Know, Before Diving into Telecommuting

Overcoming Your Husband’s Objections To Telecommuting

by: Nell Taliercio

If you are an aspiring work from home mom, you may have already heard these common objections from your husband (and perhaps that nagging mother in law):

  1. We shouldn’t have to pay for an extra phone line.
  2. We can’t afford to upgrade the computer.
  3. The company should pay for the transcription equipment.
  4. You will be wasting your time and not making a “real” income.

Google Jobs

Well – that didn’t take long to find a telecommuting job on a “regular” (non-job-hunting) site…

Turns out Google, the pleasure-to-work-for reputation company lists jobs in their jobs pages that offer actual telecommuting assignments.

Here’s how to find them:

Go to the Google Jobs page.

Then scroll down a bit to the “By Searching U.S. Openings” search box and type in telecommuting. Hit search… >>Continue reading Google Jobs

Facebook Jobs

If you’re into the social networking scene (as it seems almost everyone is these days), you might already be sharing photos and networking on Facebook. It’s become really popular lately and it’s said to be in the top 10 most visited sites online.

I happened to be glancing at their job openings just out of curiosity and thought I’d share. They have a lot of software engineering… >>Continue reading Facebook Jobs

Happy New Year – Happy New You

If you’ve been looking for a telecommuting job – make it your resolution to take one step every day for the upcoming year in that direction.

By January 1, 2008 you’ll have made outstanding progress (taken 365 steps) towards your goal and will perhaps be working at a job you love, from home.

Work at Home – Safely

Being online all the time leaves you more prone to security issues than the average surfer. I’ve had my share of learning experiences so decided to share the two best resources I know of for learning the fundamentals of protecting yourself online as much as possible.

Cyber Security Tips

The United States Computer Readiness Team is part of the Department of Homeland Security. Did… >>Continue reading Work at Home - Safely

Turn to Sites You Like

One of the easiest ways to look for work online is to turn to the sites you like. While it works really, really well for tech jobs and computer or Internet related talents, you’d be surprised how all different types of company sites actually list job openings.

While some of the job listings you’ll find might be traditional office jobs, you just might get lucky and find job openings… >>Continue reading Turn to Sites You Like

Internet Access for Idiots

I live in the country, on a dead-end dirt road far from the hustle and bustle of city life. I prefer it that way but it certainly makes my options for broadband Internet access next to nil. And if you’re going to be serious about working from home, you definitely need a faster connection than dial-up… sooner or later.

When I began working at home I was on dial-up… >>Continue reading Internet Access for Idiots

The Beginner’s Guide To Freelance Writing

Editor’s Note…

I ran across Jenna’s article recently and it reminded me of when I first began looking for legitimate work at home. Although I considered freelance writing, I never ventured far into it. I did type up and edit someone’s novel once, but that’s a post of a different color.

Since many of you who venture here might be interested, talented and otherwise willing to give freelance… >>Continue reading The Beginner's Guide To Freelance Writing

Office Politics & Gossip

One of the things I like about working at home, exclusively, is the fact that I miss out on all the office politics and gossip. I’ve always taken that to be a good thing to miss.

Evidently that’s a bad thing. At least it is according to a doctoral student in social psychology who’s doing a dissertation on trust at the University of Delaware. I read Steve Bien-Aime’s article… >>Continue reading Office Politics & Gossip

Tiny Details – Enormous Headache

I know you think this is a post about how it’s the little things that matter – but it’s not! It’s about a company called Tiny Details! Here’s who they are:

Tiny Details is a home assembly company that creates beautiful and realistic dollhouse miniature accessories. All of our products are assembled in the U. S. A. by people like you who work in their homes at their leisure… >>Continue reading Tiny Details - Enormous Headache