I have to admit that I was a bit shocked to learn today that about 19% of men and women who work at home admitted to doing so in the buff! I was not shocked, however, to learn that almost twice as many of those who do are men. 😉Read more
I finally made the plunge about a month ago and purchased a notebook computer. It comes in handier than I’d have ever imagined since we have satellite connection (the only thing near broadband when you live out in the boonies) and a wireless router for getting online. That means that I can take my laptop anywhere in the house or in the yard and productively work online. It helps that… >>Continue reading Finding Wi-Fi HotSpotsRead more
The point of telecommuting is that you don’t have to commute. You work where you live and live where you work which is, for the most part, awfully convenient and comfortable. It certainly does save on gas expense and vehicle maintenance, not to mention the wear and tear on your brain having to navigate busy highways full of other commuters.If you’re telecommuter, working at home sometimes brings with it some… >>Continue reading Telecommuter TravelsRead more
Telecommuting jobs, or tjobs, is a job-search site restricted to only listing jobs available to telecommuters. The job postings are pre-screened but it’s the user’s responsibility to check out any posted offers they might want to respond to. TJobs.com has been around since 1996 and is still a great resource for finding legitimate telecommuting work.
Job postings are divided into… >>Continue reading Award-Winning Telecommuting Jobs SiteRead more
In Back the 40-hour Workweek–and Let Us Take a Long Vacation,a recent article in the LA Times, Joe Robinson rants that the average American worker is facing “soaring workweeks, declining wages and health, pension and vacation benefits vanishing faster than you can say job security.”He’s for enforcing a 40-hour work week and legalizing paid vacation. Here’s what he says about telecommuting:
Give face time the pink slip. In… >>Continue reading Telecommuting Provides Workers Much-Needed Flexibility
Starting a home-based business?
You might find the home business and small businesses training and ideas at HomeBizTools.com will help you start, grow and expand your home-based business. They also offer a newsletter called Straight Talk that provides “real-world, common sense strategies for small and home based business success.”
HomeBizTools.com is definitely worth a visit.
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If you think that giving up that outside day job to work at home isn’t an affordable option, you might want to take the income test to see just how much working away from home might be costing you.
When I left my outside job, I took into account the car maintenance expenses, gas expenses, clothing and food expenses that would no longer be needed and… >>Continue reading Income TestRead more
Yesterday I celebrated President’s Day at the dentist office getting a root canal. My children celebrated it with their father going out to eat, doing some shopping and then working on some fencing in the yard. I scheduled my dentist appointment so that I could work all morning, get my root canal in the afternoon and then come home to rest since my husband would be home that day… >>Continue reading One Great Benefit of Working at HomeRead more
The ONLY thing I ever spent any money on in my own work-at-home job search was an eBook called, The Real Deal on Telecommuting.
Rosalind Mays, the author of the Real Deal, was around on the web back in the late 90’s. I know because I spent the $5 for her eBook and never regretted the purchase. It is actually full of helpful information and… >>Continue reading The Real Deal on TelecommutingRead more
By Lesley Spencer, MSc.
Founder & Director of HomeBasedWorkingMoms.com
Starting a home business has become a wonderful and attractive alternative for parents across the country. With the advent of the Internet, email and cell phones, working at home has been a very viable option. No other alternative allows parents the opportunity to create their own hours and work aroudn their children’s schedules while… >>Continue reading 10 Tips for Avoiding Home Business ScamsRead more
Facts for consumers are provided by the Federal Trade Commission.
The FTC’s Work-at-Home Schemes page includes examples of classic work at home schemes that exist (like envelope stuffing and craft assembling) and also gives you a list of questions to ask before purchasing or joining anything and tells you where to complain if you feel… >>Continue reading the FTC's List of Work-at-Home SchemesRead more
from The American Telecommuting Association:
“We Are Not Alone, We’re Telecommuters”
As we have done every year since 1993, the American Telecommuting Association is declaring “Telecommuter Appreciation Week”. In 2006, “Telecommuter Appreciation Week” falls on the period from February 26 through March 4 (in homage to Alexander Graham Bell, whose birthday is March 3rd).
It is the week in which the ATA supports various promotional activities designed… >>Continue reading Telecommuter Appreciation WeekRead more