Working from home is great. Where else can you work in your pajamas while simultaneously not having to worry about hopping in your car to fight morning traffic? However, there are a few downsides to working at home. The home is your comfort zone, and it’s pretty easy to get distracted in front of the TV or simply by tinkering around the house. To ensure that you are getting the most out of your work day, consider doing the following to avoid distractions . . . >>Continue reading Avoiding Distractions in Your Home OfficeRead more
Adventures in the daily life of a telecommuter.
As a general rule, I hate dealing with sales people in stores… particularly when it comes to buying hardware and electronics. I much prefer ‘smart’ researching online and chatting with friends about whatever product (or service for that matter) I find myself in need of.
Check out this video of a salesman in a tech store who’s trying to push his own brand (Lemon) to the poor consumers who… >>Continue reading Are You Brandwashed?Read more
Running a business isn’t easy, but that’s one of the reasons why people do it. If being successful were simple, then everyone would do it. Running your own business comes with its own set of challenges. When you’re a one-person company, you can’t rely on anyone else to get the work done. You’ll fly or fall under your own strength and keeping everything together can be quite the task. Getting through the daily demands requires a lot of the individual that often comes from sheer determination. Jess Wagner provides a list of some of the things to keep in mind when you’re going over your daily routine and trying to keep everything in order. >>Continue reading Day To Day Operations: Tips Towards Organizing Your Home BusinessRead more
The New Year always brings to mind thoughts of improving my constantly-in-the-works organization tactics. The more organized you can be, the easier working at home is. It’s not always easy to balance both working and living in the same space and keeping both sides organized is super helpful for obvious reasons.
If you’ve decided to telecommute and are a tad bit worried because you’re not very organized, you’re certainly… >>Continue reading 5 Truisms of Staying Organized Throughout The YearRead more
At least some of them do, thanks to Amit Gupta, Luke Crawford, and their friends. They’re credited with the creation of casual, co-working events known as Jellies!
Since its inception in 2006, Jelly groups have been forming around the world, with many people praising the added social components it affords without all the office politics. If you work at home you know that sometimes you can feel pretty darned isolated. And if you’re looking to work at home, but worried about missing the social aspect of working in an office, take heart. Jellies might just be your answer. >>Continue reading Musicians Jam - Telecommuters JellyRead more
- Commute 20 minutes per day? You're spending about 87 hours in the car this year. #
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- Ten things (OK, 9) I love about telecommuting – http://bit.ly/aG9XqG #cnn #
Are you sitting at work in your PJ’s today?
Evidently today is National Wear Your Pajamas to Work Day . . . or at least it used to be. Best I can figure, the day of celebration began with PajamaGram’s 2004 initiative to promote PJ’s. The Vermont Teddy Bear’s PJ gift-giving website still houses a Press Release from 2005. And PajamaCity, the purveyor of the footed pajamas you wore as a kid, has an entire website devoted to the celebration of National Wear Your Pajamas To Work Day at NationalWearYourPajamasToWorkToday.com. They’ve left this undated Press Release up since, well, since they created the site in 2005 I suspect.
However the unofficial holiday got its start, it’s no mistake that the 16th of April was chosen. It is, after all, the day after your taxes are due here in the U.S. and April 16th is, as deemed by the Health Resource Network in 1992, National Stress Awareness Day. In fact, the entire month of April is designated as Stress Awareness Month. >>Continue reading National Wear Your Pajamas To Work DayRead more