If you’ve been working from home or plan to anytime in the future there are some basic rules you should consider. Since I’ve been working from home for the past eight years I’ve made a few of these common mistakes and I’ve learned the hard way that working from home requires a lot of personal discipline. I set a few simple work from home rules for success that help keep me focused on my productivity.
I was at friends house for dinner last week and I noticed that many of their guests were discussing self employment opportunities. Since I have been self employed for many years I’m always interested in offering self employment ideas and support and I was curious to find out what the buzz was all about.
More businesses are cutting costs by using the home workforce. Working from home is not just for stay at home moms, thanks to modern technology more than 15 million US workers are earning a living from home. Many of them are employed at large companies. It is also cost effective to hire offsite employees or to allow current staff to decide if they want to work from home.
Big Businesses Cut Costs Using Home Workforce
“Working from home is no longer the realm of new moms and start-up companies. Since 2000, the number of individuals working from home has increased to 13.4 million, or 9.5 percent of the workforce, according to a new report by the government. That represents an increase of 11 million people since 1997.
Small business owners and self-employed individuals make up the majority of home workers. According the U.S. Census Bureau, about 45 percent are self-employed, a trend that has increased as business owners attempt to cut costs. The recession has also affected the percentage because the number of overall individuals employed has declined.”
From coast to coast, big businesses have found that using the home workforce actually cuts costs. The government reports that self employed and small businesses are the fastest growing demographic for home workers. Looking closer at this trend we see that many workers have simply been squeezed out of the job market and must establish their own business to survive.
It’s time to pay a little more respect to the new breed of stay at home moms. These ladies are the ones who take care of their families and run a small business from home. Small home businesses can provide flexibility for home life and a chance to replace or even exceed previous income levels.
Robyn writing for CelebabyLaundry.com is an entrepreneurial mom who is running a small business while taking care of home and family. She feels and I agree, that more support is needed for this new breed of stay at home moms who in many cases are carrying a huge financial burden.
Millions of households around the country are experiencing similar struggles with money due to an unstable economy. Hard times have fallen on so many people and it is even more important to understand what’s happening and to have a plan to survive and grow financially even through difficult times.
This article features Katie Porter a work at home mom who learns financial fundamentals in order to better manage her expanded role as CEO of her family.
It is a well known fact that the work-from-home industry is riddled with job scams that lurk on the internet. It’s difficult for job seekers who want to work from home to wade through the good with the bad. To help those searching for work at home jobs employment agency, Kentucky Teleworks focuses on telecommuting jobs.
Last week, the RNC went a long way to shine a new light on the presidential candidate Mitt Romney, but since her warm and intelligent speech the other night, women really want to know more about Ann Romney.
Election Correspondent for CafeMom, Lindsay Ferrier reports on what some of the women’s responses were to Anne Romney’s speech at the NRC.
If you really want to try telecommuting, the first detail you will need to figure out is the best way to get your employer to approve working from home. The most important thing is to be able to prove that the changes will be beneficial for the company as well as the employees.
This article by Bill Repp suggests that if you present a win-win detailed proposal, the boss will have a hard time saying no.
It’s easy to overlook the truth about work from home overload. I know many women who believe that working from home would be awesome and that it should be relatively easy to do but that appears to be the end of “would and should”.
I think you’ll enjoy this article I read on Strawberry Mommycakes. Blogger Erin has nailed down the truth about work from home overload.
The number of successful women entrepreneurs that are starting businesses from home has increased over the past 10 years. I think the sluggish economy has created the environment for the rise of successful women entrepreneurs who have, out of necessity taken their raw talents and education and created thriving businesses.
This article by Janna Farley for the Argus Leader highlights a few very special women who have worked hard for what they have.
If you are trying to work from home and are having less than successful results, you will appreciate these important strategies for working from home that come from author Jacquelyn Smith at Forbes. With three pages of useful advice and a lot of determination it is possible to successfully work from home.