Work From Home Rules For Success

My work from home rules for success are very simple.

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.

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Self Employment Ideas and Support

Get the latest self employment ideas and support from people who are already successful.

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.

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Businesses Cutting Costs Using Home Workforce

Businesses are cutting costs using the plentiful home workforce. Photo credit: kconnors from morguefile.com

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.”

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From coast to coast, big businesses have found that using the home workforce actually cuts costsThe 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.

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The New Breed of Stay at Home Moms

Are the entrepreneurial mothers who are running small home businesses a new breed of stay at home moms?

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.

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Work at Home Jobs with Higher Pay

There are some high paying jobs for those who want to work from home.

Work at home jobs with higher pay are not easy to get but they are out there. Now you can find out what those jobs are and whether you can be one of the many privileged work from home employees. Jen Hubley Luckwald for Monster.com gathered some of the top work at home jobs with higher pay.

Work at Home Jobs with Higher Pay

Here are six high-paying jobs that can be done from home:

Actuary
Median Annual Telecommuter Salary: $96,000

Working mainly for insurance companies, actuaries analyze statistical data to determine risk and liability. Because they work primarily with data, actuaries can sometimes arrange to work from home.

Business Intelligence Analyst

Median Annual Telecommuter Salary: $79,200

Business intelligence analysts translate complex data into actionable information for their companies — information that could help organizations decide whether to court (or drop) a specific kind of customer or give them the data they need to streamline their internal operations. Since this is another job that deals with numbers, it can be done from home, although you might need to put in some occasional face time at the office.

Leigh Fonseca, principal of Fonseca Data Science, a San Francisco-based data science and visualization consulting company, confirms that business intelligence analysts who want to work at home should still be prepared to make an occasional off-site visit.

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Virtual assistants are in high demand right now and can also earn a great deal of money depending on who their clients are. If you have the qualifications and experience to get the job done, then definitely seek out those work at home jobs with higher pay.

 

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Work at Home Mom Learns Financial Fundamentals

Work at home mom learns financial fundamentals. Photo credit: cohdra from morguefile.com

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.

Susan Monson Special to the Seattle Times writes… 

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Kentucky Teleworks Focuses on Telecommuting Jobs

Employment agency focuses on telecommuting jobs in Kentucky. Photo credit: mconnors from morguefile.com

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. 

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Women Want to Know More About Ann Romney

Women want to know more about Ann Romney since her speech the other night at the RNC. Photo credit: earl53 from morguefile.com

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.

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Get Your Employer to Approve Working From Home

You’ll need a designated office space if you want to get your employer to approve working from home. Photo credit: maena from morguefile.com

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.

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The Truth About Work From Home Overload

The hard truth about work from home overload. Photo credit: anitapatterson from morguefile.com

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.

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Successful Women Entrepreneurs

There are more and more successful women entrepreneurs starting businesses from home. Photo credit: kevinrosseel

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. 

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Important Strategies For Working From Home

Remember these important strategies for working from home. Photo credit: cohdra from morguefile.com

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.

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