Work from Home, Home-Based Jobs

Information, resources, and tips for home based jobs, freelance work, telecommuting, and more. It is a dream for most, as well as a reality for many. Never before has the work from home option been so possible for many.

Some common home based jobs, careers, and businesses include Data Entry, Surveys, Document Coding, Virtual Assistants, Legal Transcription, Customer Service, Editors, Medical Transcription, Freelance Writers, Online Marketer, Proofreaders, Translators, Telemarketers, and many more.

Before you invest your time or money you must thoroughly analyze the offering.  Many are legitimate, but the majority are useless time wasting scams. Take the emotion generated by appealing advertisements and websites out of the equation when analyzing work from home companies.

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Key areas to analyze include...

  • Return on investment
  • Money making potential
  • Ease of use and implementation
  • Privacy Protection
  • Customer Service

Advantages are many...

  • The personal satisfaction of working for yourself.
  • No office politics and distractions.
  • No commute, saving time and money.
  • Flexibility in your working hours.
  • Control and independence in your workday and life.
  • Often, the potential for unlimited earnings.
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The right personality and temperament... Working from home, working for yourself, starting a business, or telecommuting is not for everyone.  You should do significant introspection and be brutally honest with yourself as to whether you have certain personal characteristics crucial for successfully running your own business, or working from home. While this list is not exhaustive, here are some key self assessment items to consider.

  • Are you internally motivated, a self-starter?
  • Do you control your thoughts well? Are you happy?  Positive?
  • Do you need to be near people or have constant social interaction?
  • Are you self-confident? Are you an even person, level headed?
  • Do you cope well with disappointment, or with success?
  • Do you get bored easily? Are you truly disciplined?
  • Do you have a do-it-now personality? Do you procrastinate?

Some tips to get started... These will not guarantee success, but they are some basics that should be adhered to.  Remember, if working from home or running your own business was easy, everyone would be doing it.

  • Set goals, especially daily. Have an agenda and focus on key success tasks, not busy work.
  • You must avoid being distracted.  Taking personal phone calls, flipping on the TV, reading news headlines, and browsing irrelevant websites will get you nowhere, fast.
  • Know when to stop and take a break.  Work hard, but realize that it is imperative for mental functioning and creativity to schedule time to relax.
  • Do not go it alone.  Join professional groups or relevant associations, subscribe to magazines, newsletters, etc.
  • Have an appropriate designated workspace that is going to be used for work purposes only.
  • Keep your work area and computer very well organized.
  • Decide what equipment, software, and hardware you need.  Just starting out, you probably do not need the best fax, printer, and copier money can buy.
  • To be successful, you must perform tasks during the day that are key to success.
  • Have a schedule, and stick to it.

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