Freelance Fears Gotcha?

from guest writer, Heather Reimer

Taking the Fear Out of Freelancing: Is Self-Employment Right For You?

Janine was thirty-something and the mother of one when her marriage broke up. She moved to a new city and started looking for a good paying job with parent-friendly hours and was getting frustrated with how rare those positions are.

A friend suggested she consider shopping her language translating skills as… >>Continue reading Freelance Fears Gotcha?

Surge Protectors

One of the things you have to do when you work at home is buy and set up all your own equipment, which can be costly to say the least. In order to protect your investment, you’ll want to have a surge protector.

Unless you’re reading this at your local library or on your laptop while sipping a cafe breve at Starbucks, chances are you already own a desktop… >>Continue reading Surge Protectors

Interested in Offering Telecommuting?

If you’re an employer, interested in offering a telecommuting program to retain good employees who struggle with balancing family and work, read Abby Tang’s Tips for Teleworking

HOME OFFICE OR CORNER OFFICE?: Telecommuting Best for Staff-Level Employees, Survey Shows

MENLO PARK, CA — Rising gas prices have many professionals considering telecommuting as an economical work option, but spending too much time working from home can mean saying goodbye to the corner office. In a recent survey, 43 percent of respondents said telecommuting is best suited for staff-level employees, compared with 18 percent who felt telecommuting is most beneficial for managers. In addition, more than two-thirds of respondents said senior… >>Continue reading HOME OFFICE OR CORNER OFFICE?: Telecommuting Best for Staff-Level Employees, Survey Shows

Dissecting Data Entry Job Sites

If you’re looking online for telecommuting job opportunities, you’ve undoubtedly run across data entry job sites that offer a pre-packaged solution or a membership fee. Let’s face it, most of us can type and would love to be able to easily make money with the skill! However, IF you’re sticking to the tried and true rule of looking for legitimate telecommuting work… “Don’t Ever Pay a Fee to Work”

DOD Gets on the Telework Bus

Government Computer News Logo As the Defense Department braces for massive changes from pending base closures and realignments, officials see telework as a saving grace that could soften the blow for their workforce. Although the rest of the government has yet to fully embrace telecommuting, Defense officials are implementing pilot programs and discussing ways to expand existing telework initiatives.

Which Email Client to Use?

Not too long ago I wrote about my email highs and ‘woes’ and have now tried several different email clients to determine the best of the email client choices available.

When I first began working online I invested in Microsoft’s Office Suite so that I’d be able to file share within Word and Excel. Outlook came as part of the package and I began using… >>Continue reading Which Email Client to Use?

Telework Cheaper Than Expected, But Agencies Still Not on Board

Government Computer News Logo Although the costs of implementing effective telework programs are far less than predicted, agencies have yet to provide a programmatic and enterprisewide approach to solidifying telecommuting within the government, a General Services Administration report said.

Government Computer News – 06/15/06

Dog-Adoring Writers Wanted

New luxury dog magazine (circulation 10,000) is seeking essays, well-researched nonfiction articles, book reviews, personality profiles, and other stories relevant to our dog-adoring, southwest Floridian readers. The magazine aims to lead the way in all things canine in tropical Florida, capturing the essence of living the good life with dogs.

I found this job when I stopped by the Workaholics4Hire Free Work At Home Jobs Database to see how… >>Continue reading Dog-Adoring Writers Wanted

Attention Employers! Getting the Best TeleCommuter for the Job

A press release from TJobs.com:

Hiring TeleCommuters offers choice of the best talent from anywhere in the country and generous overhead and office-space cost-savings. But what TeleCommuter Screening Tools assure employers get those with the best skills match and work-attitude for their jobs – who they can trust out of the office?

Mundelein, IL (PRWEB) May 23, 2006 – You like the concept of… >>Continue reading Attention Employers! Getting the Best TeleCommuter for the Job

Teleworkers Depend More on Helpdesks

from ITWeek, although geared specifically towards Information Technology professionals, often has interesting articles about working at home as well.

One of the articles last week, Telework and outsourcing growth raise security and skills issues, mentioned noted that:

IT managers will need to do more to provide data security and staff training as home working will continue to increase until 2010, according to a new report on… >>Continue reading Teleworkers Depend More on Helpdesks

How to Convince Your Boss You Should Work from Home

If you already have a good job, but would like more flexibility – don’t burn your bridges by quitting your day job to search for something else. A bird in the hand is worth two in the bushes, right?!

Instead, consider coming up with a plan to convince your current employer to allow you more flexibility. If you have an Internet connection – and you must have access to… >>Continue reading How to Convince Your Boss You Should Work from Home