Finding Your Dream Work-From-Home Job Without Getting Scammed

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Introduction Work-from-Home – When, Why, and Who Chapter One Work-from-Home Jobs VS. Running a Home Business Chapter Two Pinpointing People Who Should Work From Home Chapter Three Work-From-Home Pros and Cons Chapter Four Technology and Work-From-Home Tools Chapter Five Work-From-Home Job Search Chapter Six Anatomy of a Work-From-Home Scam Chapter Seven Ways to Distinguish Scam From Real Chapter Eight Other Important Aspects of Working From Home Conclusion Working From Home and Fulfillment Resources 50 53 43 40 36 23 17 13 7 5 4

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Introduction Work-from-Home – When, Why, and Who

When asked “What’s your dream job?” do you automatically say to be a manager/boss of a multi-million dollar company? If yes, good for you; you have a clear goal, right? Not for people who have already been burned out by the office politics, stressing commute to work and all corporate conundrums, though. Some people prefer staying at home due to lack of job opportunities (or are being picky at it), or would want to oversee the growth of their children or just about any reason a work-at-home enthusiast can add. Working on home-based jobs virtually has no definite date of conception. It can be found to have started among the earliest settlers from where office-type work then had not been common. Working from home has been operational long before someone had invented a name for it. Old settlers who produce their own crops and process it into a certain form of finished products (such as preserves, cheeses, bread, etc.) can be credited as the pioneer in the field of home-based work. Working from home may likewise be in the form that an individual has a current office job but is given the option by the employer to finish or accomplish assigned tasks at home. They may be headhunters for various posts who can recruit and entertain applicants through the use of the Internet, i.e. through email messaging and the likes. Searching for one’s dream work-from-home job is not an easy task. But it can be done a lot easier if you are armed with enough knowledge on how to breeze through it.

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Chapter One Work-from-Home Jobs VS. Running a Home Business

The Dichotomy between Lending Support with an Invisible Boss
It’s high time to clear the air about working from home. Working from home is actually not just about setting up shop in the comfort of your home and tackling just whatever task you would like to work on. There is a distinct line between operating a home business and working at home. Many glazed-eyes work-at-home job searchers think that working from home automatically entails NOT having a monstrous boss breathing down your neck. However, this is not always the case. Working from home comes with two options – performing tasks for an employer who asks or allows you to do your work from home as a telecommuting employee and running your own home business as an entrepreneur.

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If that does not say it all yet… Working from Home as an Entrepreneur Running a home business is about being your own boss. properly organizing your work and delegating/outsourcing redundant tasks can make your life much easier. However. However. www. In the long run. Similar to having a flexible schedule. will enable you to be more armed to go solo and do a one-man business all in the comfort of your own home.com 6|Page . together with all its pain and glory. it’s different from working from home with your own business.Working from Home as an Employee Telecommuting is one perk that many companies grant for their employees. mastering a work-from-home job can lead you to being an expert and earning the stars to start a home business. financial management. A home business usually entails wearing all the hats from the production. it is one of the most asked-for benefits that workers would even trade a high salary for. after getting the hang of a business or even just a few aspects of it. And this is the very reason many work-from-home job workers do not easily tread it. bookkeeping. Not everyone can pull this off easily so many would resort to doing a work-at-home job first. Although doing a work-from-home job definitely differs from operating a home business. marketing and customer support.michellecabiles. Starting with an employer such as many BPO companies are currently practicing is one way to learn the tricks of the trade. supplies acquisition.

Some people wonder how people can actually work at home where there are so many distractions.michellecabiles. “It is either one or the other.” Sure. but Mommy is still working.com 7|Page . Mommy may be home. but the key lies in effective balancing and time management – which any mom can actually do. (Of course. A part of the targeted demographic of this lifestyle is the stay-at-home moms. Meryl Streep is an actress and she probably had her own ways raising her four children and earning fourteen Academy Award nominations.) www. You cannot have a wonderful career and a great family life. At least. Let us just say that there are some people who could work better in their pajamas than in corporate suits.” Meryl Streep rebutted this by saying. knowing that they’re at the beck-and-call of their kids. “Oh no. only one breadwinner in a household may not be enough.Chapter Two Pinpointing People Who Should Work From Home Works at Home Moms are not just Doing Laundry and Preparing Meals Katherine Hepburn once said. My career’s going well and my family’s fabulous. I can’t be like Katherine Hepburn anymore. Mom also has to work. if they’re working at home. Some moms actually have a hard time concentrating when they’re away from their children. A majority of people takes a shot at work-at-home opportunities that abound everywhere. they’re more comfortable and relieved. Business opportunities know that with such high cost of living.

We want careers and we crave for the freedom to do what we want and when we want to do it.michellecabiles. Count moms in. We all want the best of both worlds. At least. There are some cases wherein home responsibilities go head-to-head with that of professional duties. Not everyone will agree with what Katherine Hepburn said. e. This is the career they chose and they sure are dedicated to it.If you are an avid watcher of “Desperate Housewives”. you will never feel that way. Eventually. For most work-at-home moms. Then she goes off to work and starts missing her kids. Sometimes. www. too. you know how up to her neck Lynette Scavo is with her four children..g. a freelance writing work at home mom negotiating with editors while trimming fat off the chicken.com 8|Page . We. want it all. the work-at-home mom locks herself in the bathroom so that the person she’s talking to does not hear children screaming in the background. if you are a mom working at home. we want to be personally present for our loved ones. they will all want to do what Meryl Streep did – have a fabulous career and a nourishing family life. or conducting interviews for stories while changing a diaper. their jobs are done in the evening when everybody else is asleep. We want to be professionally responsible to our job’s tasks and at the same time. It’s all in the day’s work.

There are many hiring options for disabled individuals.Disabled Persons are Still Capable of Earning from Home There are days you do not want to get up from bed. they can actually get the position – regardless of their disability. over 200. Statistics show that seven percent work for the federal government. reflect on those who cannot go to work at all. By contacting their resources and seeking non-stop all available federal opportunities for employment presented to them. You’re not in the mood to go to work. But whenever you get that anxiety. In the United States. there are still opportunities for people who are disabled – most of which are offered by the federal government.000 people have disabilities. www. Now. That’s normal. However. Disabled or not. a goal has been made to expand the total disabled employment opportunities all over the government. Since 1980.com 9|Page . and of course. as long as they have the drive to do so. Disabled people looking for job opportunities with the federal government must be really active and start networking with the local agencies. interests. then he can be. This only comes to show that anyone can function normally. there are various work-at-home opportunities which will be easier to conduct.michellecabiles. the total disabled federal employment has remained the same. Because of this. depending on your resources. All agencies of the federal government must have a law that will allow them to reach to those who need their help the most. if a person has the heart to be part of the workforce. educational attainment. if you are a disabled individual.

tax or permit requirements of the work-at. you have to make sure that their affairs are legal and that you will be paid properly for the work you will be doing.home www. the earliest age one can retire is 62. These work-at-home jobs may sound interesting but before signing on. It may be a stay-at-home job but it is still a job. must get paid. But there are still those who do not wish to stop working regardless of how old they are. Those who were born before 1938 have the normal retirement age of 65. For those born until 1955. The goal really is to get extra income. they resort to business opportunities based at home.Retirees Don’t Have to Just Retire If They Don’t Want To In the United States. the retirement age is 66. For every year that follows.com 10 | P a g e . 67 is the retirement age. targeted especially for them. There are individuals who simply feel uneasy not having money coming in. He will still be receiving full retirement benefits. Check with your local city hall or the nearest country courthouse on your locale or your state for the license. you. two months are increased. For those who are born afterwards. but defy it properly. Business for retirees can begin with minimum amount of training and investment. regardless of what age he retired.michellecabiles. as an employee. That being said. Some companies in the United States do not hire senior citizens all for the legality of retirement. thus the creation of business opportunities targeted for the retired demographic. To senior citizens who wish to defy the norm.

Umpiring If you’re into sports. 5. By piling old stuff you do not need. Here are some ideas retirees can opt for. others are stuff you can do at your free time – as long as you have the resources. then you’ll surely love setting up a bookbinding or book repair service. 8. you can use it to deliver commuters to the city. Flea Market This is a very popular option. you can also offer drinks and snacks. Alongside the stuff you are selling. you can conduct your own free market. 7.com 11 | P a g e . then that is when you can work for them. 3. institution or company teams. 2. you can work as an umpire for little league. 1. you can collect and label the packets of plants that are quite popular to your neighbors. you can trace their genealogy. if they would like to have a little cash coming in regardless of their age. 6. Provide your customers with full records of their descendants. Offer your services to elderly and handicapped people.michellecabiles.opportunity that you fancy. Genealogy If you like research and history. 4. Seed packets If gardening is your thing. 9. you can actually document family archives. Seminar Promotion Volunteer to arrange learning and business seminars in your town or municipality. you can offer to create slide presentations to interested parties. Slide Shows If you are a techie. Be the one to reserve the hall and to promote the seminar. In doing so. www. Crossword puzzles If you have a knack for writing. Shuttle service If you have your own car. After checking that these are legal. Bookbinding If you love books. Some require having a boss. volunteer to make the crossword puzzles for your local paper. 10. Adult Day Care Center You can operate an adult day care center.

People who might want to look into working at home to beat boredom and be able to earn from some form of income. In the end. They may be small but they mean big to their neighbors. they’re also providing top notch service. some prefer to work from home due to various reasons.These are just ten work-at-home opportunities that you can actually take on.michellecabiles. www. People who are not financially stable get into home-based work to earn extra cash. Still. they’re not only raking in money. These groups of people might or might not have a permanent day or office job but want to have some form of extra income generating work that they can do at home.com 12 | P a g e .

In an office setting. and you will be able to return to it anytime you are capable of doing so again. Work may be done during your free time from housework. Below are some of the advantages of working from home: Time If you work at home. thus an increase in your productivity. www. You have to complete the mandatory number of hours of work even if you are not so productive during the day. you cannot simply leave your desk to unwind. If you are not in the mood to do the work. or at school. you might re-focus your attention in doing some housework to reengage your mood and be able to rejuvenate the motivation to work again.michellecabiles. Likewise. Interest Being able to work at home gives you more chance to engage in a type of business or work that best suits or matches your interest.com 13 | P a g e . Being able to tap income-generating work from your interest probably is one of the best points in home-based work. some individuals likewise see profit from home-based work.Chapter Three Work-From-Home Pros and Cons It’s Not Just a Cozy Home that Makes People Work from Home Though most people want the stability of cash flow offered by office work. some home-based work might be left undone for some period to attend to some emergencies in the family. or when the kids are asleep. you would be able to have more time to spend with your kids or any other family member.

some prefer to work in a corporate setting. or you’re struck with the urge to have some sweets from the vending machine at the office. Where some prefer to work from the confines of their homes. If you don’t bring a packed lunch. If you prefer to work from home. Being out of the house exposes you to various forms of expense-generating activities or probable purchases. especially those who have kids. o Miscellaneous expense.Not only would you not feel the burden and stress which is usually accompanied with working at office based jobs. gasoline expense. but you would not even feel that you “HAVE” to work to earn. you need to take into consideration the following disadvantages: www. Less expense Going to the office usually is accompanied by a variety of expense. o Telephone bills or expense. or train tickets. you have to make use of some amount that may have been stashed for some other use.michellecabiles. This is most significant for individuals with families. Most notorious of which are mothers who may call their homes several times during the day to check on the kids. When NOT even a Cozy Home can Make People Work from Home Having to work at home may be a blessing or a curse to various groups of individuals.com 14 | P a g e . o Food expense. This usually includes one or more of the following: o Transportation expense. since you are only doing so when the urge or rush of energy flows. You have to eat during the course of time performing work at the office. This may be in the form of bus fare.

michellecabiles.com 15 | P a g e . the mailman might arrive and require a document to be signed as proof of receipt.Lack of social life Juggling time between the kids and work at home may be an all-consuming effort that could leave very little time for social interaction with other people. the momentum or surge of energy flow that could have produced an award-winning article had gone down the drain due to some distractions. Thus. there are not much social events for a work-at-home person to go to. the baby might wail and needs to be changed. or the school might call to inform you that the middle child had been sick. www. Distraction from work While in the middle of writing a good article. Unlike having an office-based job wherein regular Christmas parties and company events are held. This probably is one of the greatest setbacks of doing home-based work as compared to doing work in the office where you can dedicate the whole days just for working on a certain project.

With the mentioned work-from-home pros and cons.com 16 | P a g e . www. may it be a business or a telecommute job.Personal grooming Unlike having to dress up to go to work. you are now more empowered to come up with an informed decision on what to expect or what trials to surmount if you choose to finally settle for a work-at-home arrangement. Not being able to look your best might contribute to your lack of self-confidence. which through some chain of events.michellecabiles. individuals who work from home might not find the need for proper grooming or going with the latest fashion. could result to unproductiveness.

the Internet is also the venue of e-commerce www. Through this. business. finance. to the Internet.Chapter Four Technology and Work-From-Home Tools The Internet: the World’s Fastest-Growing Workplace It would be hard to imagine anyone living in the present millennium who has never even heard of the internet. The Internet is also responsible for creating great possibilities that now enable people to learn. whether direct or indirect. the Internet is a network comprised even further of smaller networks.michellecabiles. and the government. In other words.com 17 | P a g e . work practically anywhere they want. may it be in academics. work. linking various convergences of computers in different fields such as academics. online chat. Now every human activity seems to have some connection. The Internet Defined The Internet is the world’s largest. have fun. and of course. and web browsing. where they exchange data by means of switching packets. the military. file transfer. or IP. freely accessible convergence of computer networks that are themselves interconnected through a system known as Internet Protocol. entertainment. and most importantly. Now. the Internet becomes a venue for various services and information transfer such as email (electronic mail). Practically every nation in the world is hooked into this technological wonder that has changed the world’s landscape in ways that were once far from imaginable.

because it is a very effective venue for marketing products and services or acquiring projects and clients. the former is just a component of the latter. Internet Applications and Tools Over 1. the World Wide Web is also a very useful tool as it helps people gain access to and post information all over the world. Other components of the Internet are quite useful in running businesses whether at home or in large corporate settings. Email provides a quick and cheap way to communicate with clients and suppliers anywhere in the world. Online chat provides the possibility of meeting with associates without having to commute or travel. The Web is a great place to make yourself known and is thus an indispensable marketing tool.michellecabiles.09 billion people use the Internet and most of them take advantage of the various useful applications or tools that are available. Of course. which has greatly replaced traditional mail (otherwise known as snail mail).(electronic commerce). while the Web is a gathering of documents that are interconnected by hyperlinks. These tools are quite helpful for businesses. which expands businesses into various locations. even at home. www. wires or wireless connections. the Internet is a gathering of computer networks that are interconnected by means of cables.com 18 | P a g e . Another widely used tool is the online chat. however. Many people think that the World Wide Web is the same as the Internet. As discussed. because of the instant communication it provides. The Web exists within the Internet. and it just so happens to be among the most frequently used components that it is often confused with the big network itself. especially those that operate at home. Nevertheless. One very popular tool is the electronic mail (e-mail). which provides a more casual venue for instant communication with many people all over the world. allowing people to work anywhere. the Web serves as a great tool especially for people working at home.

The Internet has brought so many possibilities to the people of today.com 19 | P a g e . Then there is a need to sit down and a flat elevated surface to work on. and there is no wonder why more and more people are taking advantage of the Internet as an option to make a living.7 million people worked at home back in 2004 and the figures by now could have already more than doubled. over 20. more and more people are being enticed to work at home. www. Of course. different work-at-home jobs require different things but most work-at-home opportunities would require the same basic equipment. For others who may be interested to work at home but are quite hesitant. a major factor for their reluctance is the perceived difficulty of setting up a home office. There is a need for a well-lit space that is free from distractions or noise for the home worker to be able to concentrate on the job. you would need a means of communication and sending information to others. Finally. You would also need a place for storing information about clients and customers. Its applications in business are quite remarkable. Setting up an office at home may seem daunting. Setting Up Shop with a Home Office Thanks to the technological advantages of today. In fact.michellecabiles. but it is actually quite simple.

Phone service prices have also become more home-office-friendly with the emergence of packages that allow owners to get unlimited calls even for long-distance ones at a fixed price. and a copier separately because all the functions of these machines can be rolled into one.com 20 | P a g e . it would be good to know that the price of equipment has dropped dramatically. While many would cringe at the thought of the money to be spent to equip the home office. you can get a machine that does the job of all these equipments. Now what most people may be concerned about setting up a home office would be the costs. There is also usually no need to have a conference room for meetings because people who work at home tend to meet their clients online or in their respective offices for presentations and other purposes. at least 256MB of RAM. There are many reasonable packages available in leading computer stores online. manufacturing.Most home offices have service businesses and thus there is usually no need to make room for inventory unlike those in the retail. 60GB or so of hard drive space. Usually a unit that has the current leading processor. www. you may expect to spend around $1000 to get a decent unit with all the basic capabilities needed for a functional home office. For just around $250. a fax machine.michellecabiles. a modem and an Ethernet connection would suffice in most business transactions. One would also have the option of having machines that produce colored prints. which saves both space and money. Many of these services also come with high-speed Internet connection that is usually considered a must for work-at-home schemes. or wholesaling business. A home office would also definitely benefit from a multi-function machine. a 17” monitor. Now there is no more need to buy a printer. For the computer. a CD/DVD-ROM drive.

it is easy to see how the home is fast becoming a popular work place. they might benefit from audio-visual presentation devices such as portable projectors with speakers. more than 20. increasing opportunities for profit. call waiting. which are needed to type data. people would not see the need for the hands to be free for typing. For people who deal with clients and give presentations frequently. Using a foot or both feet.michellecabiles. voice mail. Here are some devices that might be required of certain work-at-home schemes. rewind.7 million people have decided to bring their work at home both part-time and full-time. With the growing number of people working at home. Usually. www. or pause sound files being transcribed. a transcriber can play. For transcription services. Such people have discovered the need to get other devices specific to the type of work they have at home. Considering the contribution they can add to one’s productivity and profitability. but transcribers would know how much convenience they would get if their hands were freed of another task. There are those who have already successfully set up a functional home office but have noticed that they need something more to make their work at home pursuits easier. you would greatly benefit from playback pedals or foot controls. Clients are greatly impressed by presentations using multi-media devices and having a portable projector would come in handy for this purpose. the effort and investment would be worth taking. Thanks to the modern conveniences made available by technology. Normally. a cordless phone that has capabilities like speakerphone. This device controls the playback of sound clips for transcription. among many other things would be beneficial for a home office.As for the phone. you might need to get a more functional phone since there might be an increased need to contact people when you have a home office. phone conferencing. fast forward. This could also boost the acquisition of clients. Such devices usually go around $200 more or less. Other Tools of the Trade to Boost Home Office Productivity There is no doubt that more and more individuals are enticed to work at home. This frees the hands. Setting up a home office can be a breeze.com 21 | P a g e .

This can help home workers reach people in various locations. www.Some people working at home might also benefit from headsets and web cams. to cut the costs of long-distance telephony. You might also benefit from VoIP (voice over internet protocol) devices. thereby expanding business productivity. especially when there is a need to meet with clients or suppliers online.com 22 | P a g e .michellecabiles.

doctors prefer those transcriptions that are stored electronically such as those saved in the computer’s hard disk. www. In most cases.michellecabiles.Chapter Five Work-From-Home Job Search Medical Transcription 101 Medical transcription is a health career focusing on transcribing or transliterating recorded dictations. Dictations may come from a physician or from any healthcare professional. Doctors prefer “soft copy” because it is more accessible for them to check.com 23 | P a g e .

4. medical rules and procedures. 2. physician’s offices.michellecabiles.com 24 | P a g e . you must be aware of correct spellings. Obtaining certification for becoming a medical transcriptionist is optional. medical transcriptionists are usually based in health care type settings like hospitals. There are no formal educational courses for medical transcriptionists. document editing. or home health care agencies.A medical transcriptionist is a person whose task is to document what is said (if he is there in the room) or what is heard (if he’s listening to audio tapes).) expertise on what he or she does. Transcriptionists who pass the national exam given by the American Association for Medical Transcription or the AAMT earn the title Certified Medical Transcriptionists. public health agencies.) accurate documenting skills. an “education” is obtained but these trainings or diploma programs can be done in a shorter period compared to a college education. The skills required from professional medical transcriptionists are: 1. These medical evidences also serve as medical bills indicating the compensations or benefits of the patient. nursing homes. Some countries offer a set minimum requirement of 6 months to a maximum two years-in-depth training for those who are interested to become medical transcriptionists. it is highly recommended for the sake of credibility. It is like hitting two birds with one stone. 3. If you are planning to be a medical transcriptionist. However. If you’re curious what the workplace is like. They are medical transcriptionists by day and medical students by night. and above all. www. Most transcriptionists are those who are interested about medicine. and most importantly. Medical transcriptions also serve as medical records. correct medical terminologies.) the ability to write or type fast just in case the material is to be obtained from listening. clinics.) fluent writing technique. Yes. Medical transcribers are the gadgets or devices used while conducting medical transcription. You must have a background of the subject matter for you to write about it. Some are even working students.

and work-at-home blogs that post these telecommute job openings every now and then.com.com 25 | P a g e . reports. However. you must realize there are gazillions of competitions out there. It can be a lucrative workfrom-home business depending on your effort and resourcefulness. You can either sell tangible products or info-products such as e-books. MTetc.com. most Internet marketers have successfully learned direct sales strategy as their approach in selling their products. You can even try to send cover letters to MT companies since the boom of this industry made transcriptionists ever in-demand. CMTs must attain continuing education credits in order to be recertified. job openings are posted on online medical transcription forums such as MTStars. Aside from learning a bunch of information from the basics to updates about the MT industry. online forums. There are Internet marketers that create lead capture pages through AdWords or pay-per-click and directly sell the products that they are affiliates of through that lead capture page www. According to the US Department of Labor. By practice. and software. Internet Marketing Internet marketing is the endorsement of products through the Internet.Every three years.michellecabiles. etc. Learn these other methods. One can start looking for medical transcriptionist job leads through job boards. many Internet marketers are now becoming more adept in other ways of selling their products. that allow Internet marketers to generate sales: E-mail marketing This method can be accomplished in various approaches. mostly indirect. the average salary for transcriptionists is around $25.000. MTjobs.net. As an Internet marketer.

). Of course. how to write a persuasive newsletter. Datran Media. how to make sure your e-mail list is targeted. World Data and Xactmail. there are two basic routes you can take – to hire a service provider or to do the e-mail marketing ala DIY.net.com 26 | P a g e . Well-known email marketing companies include IDG Communications.com and feedblitz. Oftentimes. credit card payment is allowed with these e-commerce sites to further augment good online shopping experience. how to grow your list. or generate your own opt-in email lists through your blog or website. These will help you get the feel of e-mail marketing and will make you ready in no time to use more sophisticated e-mail marketing software if the need arises. it would be wise to use free e-mail marketing tools such as zookoda.com. a good budget will be required to be able to carry out the paid mode. With e-mail marketing. But if you can’t create your own www. For more advanced information about the e-mail marketing industry.com. To create an e-commerce site. one of the prominent marketing research companies. etc. One can start with using e-commerce site starter kits such as those provided by ASP. basic knowledge of HTML or web development is required. A cart for online shoppers is also an important part of this site to facilitate shopping.michellecabiles. either you buy an e-mail list from a very trusted source (be very careful or you’ll be accused of spamming). hire an email marketing company to help you.alone. join the e-mail marketing conferences held by MarketingSherpa. Murgent. If you would like to do it all by yourself (which includes information on how to obtain e-mail addresses. E-commerce Sites Many Internet marketers work on their own sites or hire help to set up their websites that include their products. To get started with e-mail marketing. Newsletters are then sent that contain links to products that the Internet marketer sells.

too. Just note all your project expectations and wait for all those bidders to come pouring in. page-per-page. All processes that make an e-commerce site easy to navigate and help find whatever the user is looking for. Blogging about the products or information related to the products or services the e-commerce site offers is another way to make it take off. After dealing with on-site optimization aspect.com 27 | P a g e . is good. Search engine optimization. A good navigation area. For Google AdWords (http://www.com/adwords).com and Scriptlance. and see the ongoing rates for the ads you would like to be launched. check the competition. will deliver well if started during the creation process of the e-commerce site. A wide variety of traffic generation methods can be explored. can help in complementing a site’s future search engine visibility. you just have to sign up. A less-cluttered layout while allowing potential customers to find products easily can benefit a webmaster’s SEO efforts. www. it also helps build a community that will eventually support your e-commerce site.ecommerce site. A blog provides fresh content that the potential buyers from the e-commerce site can make use of. forums. or the use of techniques to make a website gain good search engine placement for good traffic. off-site optimization requires considerable attention. A website’s layout. the blog can serve as a way for products to get reviewed.com can help in looking for an expert that will make your dream e-commerce site come true. too. such as search engine optimization. Paid-per-click campaigns such as Google AdWords and MSN AdCenter can be helpful to e-commerce site owners who have the budget and would like a wider reach of the market.google. Link development for the site requires an adept knowledge in how you ask for link exchanges from relevant and more established sites. Further link building techniques include submitting the site’s profile to relevant directories. Forums can be useful too if you have a product that requires support. the next step is getting traffic to your site. Also. and PPC or paidper-click campaigns. blogging. freelance sites such as Elance. After putting up your e-commerce site with all your products displayed. which helps a site in maximizing its usability. is an example of a search engine optimization move.michellecabiles.

The Internet marketing part of this report should help you on this endeavor. too. You may find out about what topics are in demand through this site: http://inventory. You can also offer upgrades that will make sure that you keep on earning from your previous customers. you can either look for competent ones who are usually easy to search through keying in “software developer” or “e-book ghostwriter”. You have to make sure there is a market for that product or it is very in-demand. run an extensive market analysis research first. If you have the skills and time to create your own products. get the highest bid for the keywords you would want your e-commerce site to show ads for. You don’t want to waste time on a good-for-nothing product that will of course. A well-written press release is useful. There are dozens upon dozens of ways Internet marketers can generate income. However.michellecabiles. Constant communication between you and your contract worker will help ensure that you will get the best out of your arrangement. Making sure that the benefits are tangible and not just exaggerations is a great way to make your sales letter work. in making other sites or blogs give attention to your product. Info-Products One of the growing trends in Internet marketing is selling info-products in the form of software for generating or facilitating various online tasks or tutorials. marketing it well should be your next focus.If your budget permits.overture. Many people recommend outsourcing the product creation work. Pay and download is what makes marketing these products an easy task. especially on the needs of people who are Internet savvy www. You should provide quality customer service either through e-mail or phone.com. When the product gets done. If you have the money and you will be hiring people. never sell. especially video tutorials. E-books are a hit in this field too. you can’t just get an application developed or an e-book written without any research.com 28 | P a g e . If you can. you can save money by doing it yourself rather than hiring developers for software and ghostwriters for e-books and reports. The secret to excel in this industry is to have genuine interest and be updated with the trends.

you must be registered.or are relying on the Internet in doing their routine tasks. This is the first step to building a trusting relationship with eBay and the other users on the site. You will be asked for your email because buyers and sellers communicate through this medium.com 29 | P a g e .michellecabiles. Upon registering. You just have to offer the right products and possess some e-Bay-selling skills to succeed in this business. It’s so easy. it’s free! When you’re a registered eBay user. so quick – and best of all. www. you would be asked for your basic contact information. Enter a valid email account – one that you usually check. eBay Business Another work-from-home business that you can try is the eBay buy and sell business. Creativity and some other computer skills won’t hurt. if you are gearing towards a successful home business as an Internet marketer. too. In order for you to buy or sell on eBay. you can shop on eBay and become part of the world’s largest online community of buyers and sellers.

If you are not a buyer. www. All you need is the right products to sell. that’s when you list your item. some capital. Learn to appraise your own products for better negotiations. You should also know how to properly label your items to increase sales. if you registered to make your own eBay business. The highest bidder of the item wins. If you’re buying on eBay. that is. a computer. do your homework first. you will be informed via email. research and determination to succeed.com 30 | P a g e . Auctions are very simple and it’s really fun to participate in. usually the useless ones or those without value is one way that companies market their businesses. the brave companies will surely enjoy the attention. there are two modes of purchases available. an email address. After pondering on these matters. This ID will serve as your identity on the site. If you are planning to sell on eBay. Since that item will gain lots of eyeballs. Research on similar products being sold on the site.You will be asked to create a user ID. You have to fill up a Sell Your Item form. The title will serve as the headliner of your product. Choose one that can easily relate to the products that you are selling on eBay. If a buyer is interested. You can either go for the “Auctions style format” or the “Buy It Now" which is fixed price format. Doing business on eBay is not daunting. The communication between you and your customer is being done online. here’s one tip that will make you want to still bid: bidding on weird items. Really descriptive and often searched for keywords related to the product you are selling should be included to get the right people who are dying to buy your products.michellecabiles.

Virtual assistants often work from their own home office. File Transfer Protocol or FTP and fax machine. and telephones also helps VA’s in establishing communication links with their clients. the need for virtual assistants increase. Worldwide. That is why they are deemed as virtual.com 31 | P a g e . As the Internet industry grows. and emails are just a few of the many communication media that the Internet can offer. technical. there is an estimated 5000 to 8000 virtual assistants. The common mode of data delivery and communication with virtual assistants includes the use Internet.michellecabiles. videoconference rooms.Virtual Assistant A virtual assistant. they provide their services to other entrepreneurs like lawyers and realtors. or creative assistance to the company’s clients. or what is simply called as VA. Before setting up a home office to become a virtual assistant. Chat rooms. Email. virtual assistants become more in-demand as ever. contemplate on the following bits of advice to gain a sturdy ground on the requirements of www. Most of the time. And as many online entrepreneurs start a-popping. is an independent contractor who provides administrative. cellular phones.

8. knowing your local area’s needs and doing your homework on what works for the virtual assistance industry will arm you more in running this business. Don’t be a jack-of-all-trade and a master-of-none. Having a record of your clients’ contact information and knowing their needs will give a great edge in keeping your clients. Be technologically-updated. 4. If you have a timeline for your venture it would benefit your goals. Aside from having a good online presence. 9. Avoid stretching yourself too thin or allowing yourself to slack off. 2. 3. 7. word of mouth will always be helpful in securing you more projects. 6. These are referenced from Elite Office Support’s founder. You must know the type of services you want to offer.michellecabiles. Determine if you want to work part-time or full-time. 10. Market like there’s no tomorrow. Focus on just a few business aspects.com 32 | P a g e . Come up a business plan and monitor if your business is achieving the goals you have set or whether you have to be more flexible and alter it from time to time. 1. Check if your background can support these services. Upgrading your equipment and other business tools should always complement your client’s needs not just hurt your finances. It will be wise to always run a market analysis before venturing into any business. Don’t start without covering all the financial and legal steps required.working as a virtual assistant. 5. www. Financial planning is a must if you don’t want to just operate a business with a trial and error cash flow. 11. Before going any farther in extending your services.

you might be hibernating too long. Adbrite and more.michellecabiles. a secretarial background and customer service support experience can help immensely in this field. has become one of the most loved online media with which people with same interests commune. So.google. Other ad networks are Chitika. If you are an individual problogger. Professional bloggers are those who post on blog sites either owned by a network or individuals.com/adsense). how does a blog generate income? Here are various ways: Online Ad Networks If a blog is slapped with ads from ad networks.Since working as a virtual assistant is about providing support to clients. Problogging or professional blogging is simply getting paid to blog.com 33 | P a g e . This is a contextual advertising network that displays ads depending on the content of a blog or website. It is usually advised for bloggers to use a combination of these www. you can definitely assume that the blog owner is trying to earn from his blog. used to be referred to as online journal. Text-Link-Ads. Professional Blogging If you don’t have a blog. A blog or web log. you are basically a blogger who earns from your own blogs that you have set up yourself. Performancing. YPN. It is said to be a place where people spill all their angst and other worldly thoughts. One of the most popular ad networks that many probloggers sign up for is Google AdSense (http://www. Professional bloggers earn a profit just by writing posts for these sites based on the posting interval issued by the blog site owner.

This is just like running online ads. the better chances of profiting. However. CPM (cost-per-thousand-impression). and CPA (cost-per-action). To earn well from this method. affiliate programs require bloggers to include links. usually every week. Blogs with technology and business theme often get sponsors. a wider variety of blog themes is starting to attract more sponsorship attention. The more targeted and the more traffic your blog receives. This also goes true for the ad networks. specifically known as referral links. Affiliate Programs Similar to putting ads. It would be worthwhile to study data related to CPC (cost-perclick). Conversion is the process that transforms traffic to customers if your goal is to earn.com 34 | P a g e .michellecabiles. you must have a good traffic flow or a high number of targeted visitors to convert. each of these networks Terms of Agreement and Service should be consulted first before using any of them as any violation might cause headaches. These sponsors are also regularly mentioned in blog posts. but with the success of many niche blogs. Payment methods of each ad network vary. on a blog’s content to earn from this blog. www. Sponsors Blogs with considerable traffic may benefit well from sponsors.online ad networks to get the most out of a blog’s earning potential. usually in the form of banners.

Applying for the blog topic is the usual drill on getting into a blog network. You have to be very passionate about the topic you are blogging about. and Know More Media.Another professional blogging stint is through writing for blog networks that are either focused on just one niche or have a wide array of topics. It can increase a person’s credibility and open doors for better opportunities.com 35 | P a g e . Just like any profession. you don’t just have to think about the direct money-making potentials of professional blogging. A blogger researches and scours the subject delegated to him on the web and from news sources. Some people get book writing offers because of their blog’s success. Creative Weblogging. Weblogs Inc. it is not usually required to be an experienced blogger to get hired as a blogger for blog networks.michellecabiles.. bloggers must establish themselves as experts. and infuses his own opinions. He takes notes of all information and summarizes it on his blog post. So. Comfort in using the computer and Internet will do. However. Some of the most prominent blog networks include b5media. www. Sending sample posts that are related to the blog topic you are applying for is also a common practice among blogger headhunters. The life of a professional blogger is more than just putting words on a page.

many capable individuals can stay at home and not worry a beat about earning. you must first check the validity and legality of the work.com 36 | P a g e . Below are tips on how to NOT be easily convinced by exaggerated marketing strategies of some home-based business opportunities or work that is currently being promoted in the market: www. But before you engage on various types of work from home jobs.michellecabiles.Chapter Six Anatomy of a Work-From-Home Scam Exaggerated Sales Pitch (Earn Without Working Style) While most people juggle more than two jobs at a time to meet the rising cost of living in today’s world (whether one may be an office work and another a home-based job).

Check its sales pitch page and look for a too-good-to-be-true pitch like. etc. although not all who have such policies are scams. which your intuition should inform you. Price Differences If the products you are required to sell or services involved are of very low quality but are being sold at a price higher than its real value. you must be wary enough not to engage yourself on such work. it would not need rigorous marketing because a lot of people would already have heard of it and that the company would have more than its share of list of probable members. but also such work does not last and would only be an unstable source of income for an individual. “In 1 day.” If it’s too good to be true. Let it put your senses on red alert.Guarantees Large Income with Very Little Effort It’s easy to know if a home business program is trying to victimize you. it probably is. chances are. Manuals.000 without lifting a thumb. Pays Just By Recruiting If the project is what it tells itself to be. Not only would the probable consumers be deceived.com 37 | P a g e .michellecabiles. www. Another way to check if a home-based business opportunity might be a fraud is when an upfront fee is required for any product that the business will provide. you will earn $10. Upfront Fee Requirement For Kits. Not all work from home projects that are advertised over the Internet are legal or free from scam. Pyramid scams are the usual sources of these kinds of marketing requirements.

which at first glance may look like equal to the amount paid by the individual.com 38 | P a g e . Phishing Phishing is an activity of criminal act through techniques of social engineering. Such information may include credit card details and passwords.Initial fee for joining If a work-from-home job requires an individual to pay a certain amount that would serve as a membership fee or payment for various fees and other miscellaneous items. attention over the fees are often deviated by giving away kits. Although not all home business opportunities that require upfront payment is a fraud. www. many of them are. The person concerned would think that he or she really has not lost the money because it had been repaid or returned in the form of said products. Just be very careful and trust your gut instinct.michellecabiles. which in turn really have very little or no use at all for the startup work. Phishers. Experienced work-from-home workers inform those who would like to test the waters of doing any job at home to take any upfront payment as a red flag. tries to fraud sensitive information that they have acquired from other people. chances are. They would try to masquerade as a businessperson in certain companies that you can fully trust. Upfront Payment for Manuals and Kits An example would be asking for an initial payment for manuals. people who engage in phishing. These manuals are said to contain instructions on how to go about the business or work and other information that are said to be relevant to the project. this may be a scam that would offer no good. For crafting or selling of certain products.

We have to be smart enough to take time in observing whether they are scams unless you don’t care about losing money. Many home-based jobs are available nowadays. 3. but in reality. If you are in doubt of the job. Any legitimate job will transact in to wire transfer using the company’s account and not yours. that organization is not authentic.michellecabiles. This is one of their tricks in luring victims to trust on their scheme. Some of the precautionary measures are already given out. Some of those are real and legal while some are not. These types are quite difficult to handle since they will direct any user to register or sign in at the attacker’s bank or own web page. 2. or even credit card. PayPal account. Do not send your personal information.com 39 | P a g e . There are ways in which you can protect yourself from opportunistic phishers. Another method on phishing is through the use of a service's own scripts or bank against the individual to be scammed. A legal employer does not ask employee’s bank account. there are tips you need to follow: 1. There are scammers who operate using long-standing and reputable firms. Never ever transfer or forward money coming from your personal accounts. www. The prominent tricks are misspelled address of the websites and utilizing subdomains. a little understanding is the only thing you need in order to avoid being fooled by phishers.Most of the phishing techniques are accomplished through the use of deceiving technical designs creating a link in an email which looks like it belongs to an organization. especially your financial accounts. 4. go and ask your country’s agency on labor. Suspect if the business will require you to wire money. Before you transact anything concerning the job or fill the contract on job placement. The Better Business Bureau (BBB) is one agency in which you can ask to assure your financial safety. They will just directly deposit it to your account. Authentic and legal companies do not need these things. wherein everything looks proper. Do not trust official-sounding business names immediately.

The organization works with other agencies. BBB informs people to be very discerning when looking for work-from-home jobs or business opportunities.com 40 | P a g e . Aside from checking BBB rating section (http://search.bbb. The BBB also offers tips and advices on how you can avoid being scammed. as scams not only cost thousands of dollars and countless of hours with no return. the most common pattern of a scammer’s scheme is receiving the information through the Internet and the newspapers. You can inquire at their site through sending questions that will be answered as soon as possible by the agency.org) for the assessment of the company you are planning to work with. which is also known as BBB. The BBB has revealed two things based on its experience after answering to the scheme of stuffing envelope. In worse scenarios. you may get accused of perpetrating a fraud. but they may also tarnish your reputation because of inadvertently selling nonexistent products or services. police. According to them. They will gain income here through encouraging others to join and send you money then instruct them to do the same thing also. and the government to be of assistance to the people and make them informed. luring the consumers on big income that they can receive through joining.michellecabiles. associations. is a non-profit and non-government organization supporting the objectives and ideals of bureau and stands as the link between business and consumers.Chapter Seven Ways to Distinguish Scam From Real Better Safe than Sorry: Consult BBB The Better Business Bureau. They report and collect information to help people who call to their agency make decisions. making your potential employer or source of home business opportunity answer the following questions will be of great help: www. The consumer will either end up receiving no reply from the said firm or they receive an instruction telling them to post advertisements just like theirs.

retirees. mentally. Surprisingly. moms. Double check that they are listed and that their offices aren’t simply post office www. so many schemes are out there waiting to lure gullible people in. it probably is. You must always check the company’s address and number. Here are some ways for you to know a scam in a blink of an eye: 1.o What tasks will I have to perform? (Ask the program sponsor to list every step of the job. Other Background Check SOP Sure. about your employers. If the offer sounds too good to be true.com 41 | P a g e . Work-at-home opportunities can actually be pursued full time. and financially. we would all love to work at home. it works for other people. One problem regarding working at home is how sure you are. emotionally. But how do you know whether these are legitimate or not? Always. We can get up at any hour we want to. This connection may be too shady for most people. and disabled people actually rake in cash by taking on work-at-home opportunities. including supplies. We are our own bosses. The most difficult thing about working-at-home opportunities is that the contact is mostly done online or over the phone.michellecabiles. Some of which ask you to give money all for the promise of getting rich quickly.) o Will I be paid a salary or will my pay be based on commission? o Who will pay me? o When will I get my first paycheck? o What is the total cost of the work-at-home program. Because of the inter-connectedness brought by the Internet.physically. In fact. equipment and membership fees? o What will I get for my money? The answers that you will get from your potential employer will help in rounding up whether the opportunity will meet your expectations . always proceed with caution. as the employee.

But it must not be just any simple website with a splash of words here and there. For that reason. www.com 42 | P a g e . Get their contact information and keep in touch with them as much as possible. There must be further details on what exactly you should be doing for the company from your home. Not only must the home worker track his expenses. 3. Now as a home worker.athome business opportunities pay their employee on a project basis.boxes. It can be posted on their website or they could send you a brochure. It is fair enough that you get paid for the work you do. You must be responsible in tracking down your expenses. Having terms in writing makes it easier for the employee to have some sort of evidence when he is in a dispute with his employer. It may be a work-at-home opportunity for you. Terms of agreement must be spelled out in writing. Some work. You can find countless work-at-home ads out there promising hundreds and even thousands of dollars a month – all at your home. it is then your duty to get your own health insurance or any form of compensation that is attributed to a regular employee. If they have a website. what the employee earns vary from month-to-month. Always make sure that you are in close contact with a person that is responsible for your payment. 2. A website shows professionalism on the employer’s part. Therefore. he must also keep a record of the work he is doing. 4. This condition makes it easier for both parties in the legal sense. Just make sure that whatever transaction and action are going on between you and your employer are legitimate. but that doesn’t have to mean that it must also be work-at-home for them. you are an independent contractor and you wouldn’t be getting the traditional employee benefits. at least you have something to show when called for. If you finally have these in writing and your mind is set on working for them. Ask them first-hand when you can accept your paycheck. that’s one assurance that they are legal and they will not dupe you. so that he will get paid for these correctly.michellecabiles.

forum participation. A home business operator is required to pay the appropriate tax. If you will hire regular workers. These laws may vary from one city to the next. Such specific laws that must be taken in account include zoning laws. There are various forms of businesses. you need different documents like the business permit. It is also important to manage the business in accordance to the laws in your area. how are you going to market it? Most people think that online advertising is the only answer to this question. getting severely punished by the government. your business is most likely a sole proprietorship or a partnership if you have someone with you in your business. If it is good enough. email marketing. and the clearance. not doing so may result to your business being shut down or worse. banner ads. more visits will equate to more sales. pay them the wage that is due them. podcasting. article marketing. increase sales and enhance profits are through blogging. This can only be done by getting the address of your site “out there” thus making it more visible to possible customers. www. search engines. Techniques to generate business traffic.com 43 | P a g e . Online Presence for Your Home Business If you have a market business.michellecabiles. and since you will be working from home. registration is essential. But there are other ways. and other online marketing efforts.Chapter Eight Other Important Aspects of Working From Home Basic Legalities If you are putting up a home business. the license. link exchanges. After you have registered. The basis behind any online promotion campaign for your website is to get more visitors.

Then if they choose to. Podcasting is also helpful in getting the word out about your home business.com 44 | P a g e . Get these articles submitted on article directories for other web publishers to get hold of them and post them on their sites. www. As long as your company name and telephone numbers are included on podcasts. your URL will also be visible to potential clients. You can also put your website’s URL on all day-to-day business items. they can actually bookmark your site for future reference. you could also promote your business. It hits “two birds with one stone”. using a large one such as 468 X 60 or larger can help. Publicity is always good. the better. As for article marketing. Press releases or news releases about your business can be sent to various sections of the media. Without your URL on the banner. stories. people may simply re-read the content but never visit the site again. more people will know about your business. Don’t forget to include in the resource box your business website’s URL and a brief but meaty description of your products and/or services. just in case the need for your services and the demand for your products arise in the future. It also allows them to know how to contact you. These sections of the media must at least be connected to your type of industry in order for you to reach your target market better and increase the possibility of success. articles.If you trust banner ads. products packaging and business cards. This must be placed at the top of every page with your website address clearly visible. Many people prefer to print out larger webpages with tutorials. checks. This is a great idea as it gives potential customers the chance to learn more about your company. By using many document type items such as the invoices. and the like so that the customers can read the information later. By participating in forum boards. The larger. Here you can also obtain ideas from the consumers.michellecabiles. People may be curious to check out your site. faxes. write relevant articles that either chronicle your business through a series of how-to’s or other instructive write-ups. Newsworthy stories are those that appeal to readers of the media publications you submit your press releases to.

relaxing and enjoying yourself.you’re spreading the word about your business. On average. Sometimes. Occasionally. and how you can top it. If it’s summer. you have to bring work home. especially if there are additional bills to pay. go out for picnics or drive to nearby beaches. Nevertheless. engage yourselves in outdoor sports or any activity that could relieve your mind from thinking about office concerns. You must discipline yourself to leave office work in your home office. reserve weekends for family outings or bonding time with your loved ones. Work/Life Balance There are so many things you can do after work.michellecabiles. and mental aspects. social. But if there’s no reason to. it can greatly affect your physical. and you’re also learning more about the industry – what your competition offers to their clients. Recharge your batteries. Do not extend your working hours when in fact you should already be unwinding. though. an employee is expected to work for a minimum of eight hours a day. Working overtime is sometimes necessary and oftentimes unavoidable if you are trying to make a home business take off. To prevent stress and a gap between you and your family.com 45 | P a g e . just seize the free time and rest. www. if you make this a habit.

5. Become a member of warehouse buying clubs and do not pay retail price to a supplier without asking for the wholesale rate. be it a corporation or home-based. Locate other small-business owners. 4. then you can suggest trading. Purchase wholesale products and ask if you can have commercial discounts.com 46 | P a g e . Maximize your purchases. Buy from trade shows. 3. In that way.michellecabiles. Trade and barter. 2. as well as the shipping. There are stores where they sell discounted furniture. Negotiate discounts if you are buying long-term. 1. Browse through newspaper ads and inquire from furniture dealers. If you feel that you will regularly go to a place for a particular item that you cannot buy in bulk because of the lack of storage space. Make sure that you are clear with the details and come to an agreement on the amount of whatever you are trading in. you will be able to save money. In a business. giving him your word that you will be buying from him consistently over a long period of time. you can ask your supplier for the bulk rate. Take advantage if such an opportunity arises.Save Money while Running a Home Business People opt for home-based businesses because of the low overhead – but that does not necessarily mean that they don’t have trouble with financial concerns as much as other industry owners. Here are ways how you can pinch your pennies if you are managing a homebased business. money saved is also an increase in profit. You can even do repressions or trade-ins. and strike up a partnership so you can buy your supplies in bulks. There are exhibitors who offer discounts. 6. or their booth samples can be sold at discounted rates. Be on a lookout for businesses that offer services or products that complement your own. Used furniture can be bought for a portion of its original price. even if they are not home-based. Remember that the value of the www. Recycle furniture.

Form marketing alliances. 12. Shop for insurance once a year. you asked right.com 47 | P a g e . reaching out to your target. conduct a risk assessment. health) automatically. When you’re shopping for any product or service. Use public relations and promotion techniques so that you can gain exposure for your company in your community. You can also join barter exchange. Have an agent review the coverage of your insurance and if you can. Ask for an efficient price. Your itinerary must span activities for not only days. This is wordof-mouth. Promote yourself. Part-Time versus Full-Time If you’re considering starting your own business. Sure. 8. you can combine all your marketing efforts and save more. 11.michellecabiles. www. Suggest how you can save money. You have the right as a consumer to do so. You must always capitalize on the cheapest yet most effective marketing method if you are running your own home-based business. but also for weeks.” 9. Insurance companies introduce new products targeted to home-based business markets. you must carefully plot out the steps. and methods in doing so. Have your accountant’s second opinion. It's ironic that the best deal for you the year before may be topped by something else the following year. Consider how much you can save when he says “yes. months. Worst-case scenario is the supplier saying “no. ask for a reasonable price.goods and services is taxable. 7. business. you have to take care of your credit rating by paying in full and on time but do not pay early if there is no reason to do so. an organization that regulates bartering among its members. and even years. strategies. Do not pay bills until you have to. Do not renew your insurance (automobile. By getting together with other small businesses that target the same niche. This is very effective and less expensive than advertising. 10.” At least.

There are businesspersons who allot most of their time in the business with the hope of increasing the rate of their revenues and performances. If your immediate supervisor sees topnotch performance. you are also rated in accordance to your performance. Chance of a promotion is more likely to take place.michellecabiles. you would have figured out which of the two options is most suitable for you. You will not have the opportunity to land a second job if you have fulltime work. Since you are spending most of your time working anyway. there is limited growth for you in this environment. you have to distinguish the advantages and disadvantages of each – regarding time management. Drawbacks of a Full-time Work 1.Time management is the act of budgeting your time according to your preset activities. You have to consider the amount of time needed on a task. 3. It is crucial to do so considering that there is steep competition between companies with similar products and services. You may receive bonus packages and monetary compensations for your excellent services. With full time work. 2.com 48 | P a g e . Having a full-time work requires a sense of dedication. especially if your work is a priority. as well as the work-at-home opportunities. If you are the type of person who does not have the courage to take on bigger responsibilities. However. Rewards of a Full-time Work 1. There is a sense of good job recognition. You do this to make sure that each task is done right. www. There is also great opportunity for your speedy growth with regard to positions and benefits that you are entitled to. 2. This is applicable for office ventures. With working at home. you will be on the rank for a promotion. you can devote many hours in order to further your business.” It must be attained through hard work. Hopefully. Success is not “easy does it. you will be more familiar with company policies and procedures.

Part-time means you still do stuffs in between. 2. 3. You can keep pace with the growth of your career because you are the master of your time. Drawbacks of a Part-time Work 1. Professionalism is compromised because there are some businesses that will not take your offer seriously since it’s just for part-time. 3. There is slower growth. Most people who have a lot of financial responsibilities often have a secondary job in order to supplement their major income. You are your own boss and you can monitor how much you can make in a day depending on how much work you did.com 49 | P a g e . success depends on the hours of the work. Part-time status is also difficult to maintain. www. That being the case. There are fewer hours compared to full-time work.michellecabiles. as more companies are on a look-out for full-time workers. Of course. You have supplementary income if you have part-time work. the growth is not as gradual as opposed to working full time.Rewards of a Part-time Work 1. 2.

you own the business and you work for yourself. Practically anyone who needs to work but still stay at home can benefit from a work-at-home arrangement. One of the remarkable options that are now available to more people is working from home. by an employer.com 50 | P a g e . With a home business. with work-from-home. More and more opportunities to work from home are emerging everywhere and these allow people to do what they love and earn at the same time. today’s people can easily work without having to leave their house. While in the previous century. Work-from-home opportunities are quite different from home businesses even though they seem to be rather connected. www.michellecabiles. the average person is bound to go to work in an office or some other place away from home. great possibilities have also been made accessible to a growing number of people. Usually moms who have to take care of their kids and do some chores would benefit from work-at-home opportunities. whether directly or indirectly. you are still employed. The only common thing about them is that they are both done at home. thus.Conclusion Working From Home and Fulfillment With the great advancements that have been made available to people living today. you are self-employed. On the other hand. Thus work-from-home might be a good option for those who want to work at home but not necessarily operate their own business.

work-from-home has its own set of pros and cons. Other work-fromhome opportunities include virtual assistant services and professional blogging. No fussy bosses can hamper your productivity. you are more vulnerable to distractions like kids and spouses. Working at home these days has been made quite so easy because of the various tools that are now available. when working at home. People with disabilities are also given the chance to generate income by working at home. By working at home. and effort because there is no need to commute. scanners. and other clients. Best of all.michellecabiles. A good work-fromhome opportunity would be data entry or transcription where you can type paperwork for doctors. among other tools. dress up. Perhaps the most indispensable tool is the Internet. which helps people connect instantly and cheaply with their clients. you can be more productive and profitable as more time can be spent on working and you work at your own comfortable pace and time. www. also makes working at home a breeze by providing the modern conveniences of technology. There is also the possibility of losing your social life because work would be very much integrated to it. People might think that there are only few opportunities for working at home. However when working at home. and copiers. These people can take advantage of the things that they love and make money out of them. Other office devices that could greatly make working at home easier would include printers. or eat out for work. You save a lot of time. which is usually comprised of a computer and a phone.Retirees who are already tired of working in offices may also like to earn by working at home. bosses. you can earn by doing things that you love instead of doing tasks spurted out by the bureaucracy. web cams. Like any job opportunity. The home office. but the work-from-home job search yields a lot of breaks. You can also delve into Internet Marketing and take advantage of the power of the Internet to reach millions of people. money.com 51 | P a g e . lawyers. and other people involved. You can also go about e-bay auctioning and sell stuffs. People working at home may also fall victim to scams that target people who work independently.

you should be careful in order to avoid falling for a scam. There are those who are having difficulty deciding whether to work at home part time or full time.michellecabiles. since they seem to be now intertwined. it is important to consult legitimate websites or learn from people who already have experience working from home. To know veer away from scams. primarily about taxation that can be quite so inconvenient. which is probably why over 20.7 million people have decided to work at home. there is the difficulty of balancing work with your personal life. Many people also find it hard to manage their finances. Scams can easily be spotted by knowing the anatomy of these malicious schemes. Scams usually employ too-good-to-betrue statements and they often ask for unreasonable upfront fees to start working. Like any job opportunity. There are difficulties involved in marketing your services or establishing an online presence. With this comes fulfillment. It is about doing what you love in a place where you feel loved the most. work-from-home schemes pose certain obstacles. With all these. There are also legal issues. More Abundance and Love To You! www. it is important to remember what work-from-home is all about.With work-at-home schemes however.com 52 | P a g e . Lastly.

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