Posted by : Becca | On : May 4, 2012

Have you considered the cost of commuting? When thinking about working from home, the commute is a big factor for many people. What does it cost you to commute?

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Cost of Commuting Infographic



Posted by : Becca | On : October 23, 2010

Here is an interesting quiz from the U.S. State Department. It’s a nice little self-assessment called “Is Telework For You” and it asks some great questions that can help you determine if you and your job are a good fit for telecommuting. If you want to start working from home, this quiz is a good starting point. Check it out!



Posted by : Becca | On : October 11, 2010

Could you, would you, accept a lower salary in order to be able to do your job from home? It’s an interesting dilemma for people who have traditional office jobs that can be done from home. How do you approach your employer and what do you say when they ask if you are willing to take a cut in salary to telecommute? Before answering the question too quickly, take some things into consideration:

1. Is it going to cost your company more or less to have you working from home? Often there can be a cost saving for the employer because many telecommuters provide their own equipment and supplies for their home office.

2. Is it going to cost you more or less to telecommute?
Take into account savings on transportation, work clothing purchase and maintenance, fewer lunches out. Also look at your costs such as equipment: computer, printer, paper, extra phone line, special phone equipment, and anything else you will have to provide as a telecommuting employee.

3. Tax benefits? Check with your accountant to see if you will be able to qualify for a home office deduction. This can be a benefit to you for working from home, but you have got to make certain that your home office qualifies and that you follow the IRS rules to the letter. Always check with your tax adviser.

4. Productivity. Will you be able to get more done by telecommuting? Be prepared to explain to your employer exactly HOW you will be more productive, then be prepared to back it up once you start telecommuting.

5. Your mental health. How much is it worth to you to be out of the office and working in your home? Is it more convenient? Calming? Getting you away from office drama? Less stressful? Will you gain the added flexibility you may be seeking?

When it comes down to it, is it worth it to you to earn less as a home-office worker? Can you negotiate with your employer for other benefits in lieu of a higher salary? Expect your employer to try to lowball you, but that doesn’t mean that you have to accept it right off the bat. You can and should negotiate in order to make your telecommuting a win-win situation for you and your company.

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Posted by : Becca | On : August 14, 2010

Just wanted to share this great article I found on jobs you can do from home: Top 10 Jobs You Can Do From Home. Always good to find tips when you’re looking for legit employment from home. Enjoy!



Posted by : Becca | On : June 6, 2010

One company that hires telecommuters is UHaul. They are looking for home agents making $8/hour. No college degree required and all training and work is done from your home office. The job is with their sales and reservations department, which is a 27/7 operation, so it looks like there would be opportunities for all kinds of schedules. See the job ad on the Uhaul site.



Posted by : Becca | On : July 31, 2009

While talking with people about telecommuting, I come across a good number of folks who don’t have decent internet access. Maybe they live in outlying areas that don’t have DSL or Cable available. Well, I just found out about satellite internet providers. Maybe I’m behind the times on this, but it never occurred to me to look at this option. I mean, really – dial up can drive a person crazy. Do you all remember the early days of AOL and waiting…waiting…waiting for pages to load. There are still people who have to deal with that!

Even in remote areas, you can get some great satellite internet deals. Equipment can be leased or purchased and the monthly fees are reasonable. Some of the deals right now even include rebates. There are a variety of speeds and price options. Check it out and see if satellite internet is available where you are.

Having high speed access makes it easier to find telecommuting positions and finally there is an option for people who don’t live in areas with DSL or cable! Get speeds 20 to 50 times faster than dial up. Think of the productivity increase! Satellite is faster, it’s reliable and easy to use. It could work for you!



Posted by : Becca | On : March 14, 2009

I found this great video over at Jessica Knows on why being a WAHM —(work at home mome) or marketing yourself as a WAHM— is bad for business. Scott Stratten brings up some very good points. What do you all think?

Scott Stratten on Why Being a WAHM is Bad for Business from Jessica Knows on Vimeo.



Posted by : Becca | On : January 13, 2009

Here is the updated list:

Find tons of companies that hire workers from home!



Posted by : Becca | On : November 19, 2008

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Posted by : Becca | On : November 15, 2008

There is a great list of WAHM blogs over at SparkPlugging and you can vote for your favorites. What a wonderful wealth of information those blogs have. Check this out and bookmark it so you can go through all these fabulous blogs! . I didn’t even know about this site – just found it on StumbleUpon. So go now…vote for your favorites!