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5 Good Reasons You Should Stop Looking For a Work at Home Job Looking for a work at home job? I'll give you 5 good reasons why you should consider starting a home business instead.
Are You Missing Your Chance to Work at Home? Have you missed the turnoff that leads to your dream of working at
Wouldn't that be disappointing? No one likes to think that they have
wasted their chance, missed their opportunity. But that's exactly
what happens to many.
Sometimes you can become so focused on a single-minded purpose
that you miss the opportunity when it presents itself.
Identity Theft and Your Online Job Search
-While identity theft is nothing new, the Web has opened up whole new world of opportunity for identity thieves.
According the FBI, identity theft is the top online fraud. The U.S. Federal Trade Commission says that identity theft is it's number one source of consumer complaints - 42 percent of all complaints, in 2001.
The thief will use your personal information to open credit card accounts, cell phone accounts, open bank accounts in your name and write bad checks-leaving the victim with the bills and ruined credit ratings. Identity thieves may pose as representatives of banks, Internet service providers and even government agencies to get you to reveal your Social Security number, mother's maiden name, financial account numbers and identifying information.
The Invisible Opportunity How would you feel if you had been searching desperately for
something, some magic solution to a problem, and come to find
out it was right there in front of you the whole time- you just failed to see it?
For many searching for a way to work from home, this is exactly
what they're doing.
There is a common misconception out there that's preventing
alot of people from realizing their dreams of working at home.
Is it holding you back too?
Cereal Mom I recently heard a woman say that being called a "work at home mom" was professionally demeaning. Being one myself, my initial reaction was to agree with her. "That's right, I'm a professional, I'm not just a bored housewife dabbling with a hobby here," I said to myself.
Finding the Way Home Whether running a business or telecommuting, working at home
takes tremendous discipline, self-motivation and creative
problem-solving skills. You don't have co-workers or your
supervisor down the hall, and often when problems arise you have
to deal with them on your own.
So, what are some of the first steps you can take to find your
way? Here are some exercises that you can do that can help to
clarify your goals:
All In The Perspective Today I almost rented an office. I know, I know. How on earth could I ever consider giving up working at home? Well, I did say, "almost". But there are days when an office looks pretty darn good.
3 Secrets to Landing a Home-Based Position Landing a telecommute position isn't easy. Finding them in the first place is like looking for a needle in a haystack. Then, when you finally do find one that looks promising, it's filled before you can even click on "apply for this job".
But it's not all bad news. There are three very important rules that you should follow when pursuing a telecommute job. If you do, your chances of getting hired will be much greater. If you break them, your chances are about as good as winning the lottery.
Is Your Business Running YOU? I lost a client recently. When I asked why he was making a change he said to me, "Your site used to be in the top three results of all the search engines and now it's not". Alarmed, I immediately investigated. He was right. It was then that I realized that I had dropped the ball. I hadn't even looked at my search engine results for a couple of months. I hadn't been marketing my business.
The Fear Factor My brother-in-law is in the process of starting a home business. In fact, he's been in the process of starting it for over 2 years now. It seems that Bill (that's not really his name, but I don't want to embarrass him), is afraid to take the big step. This is an all too common situation among would-be business owners. But should we really let fear come between us and our dreams?
Remind Me Again Why I Do This... Why do I do this? Why don't I work in an office, like normal people do?
Assisting You Virtually- How Virtual Assistants are changing the face of the workplace. Virtual Assistants, or VA's are changing the way we do business. Not only is this field growing tremendously, but it's offering employers and business owners alike an attractive new alternative to hiring employees.
The Reluctant Entrepreneur It seems odd to think of a person opening a shop, knowing that they're not at all interested in selling or in face-to-face interaction with customers. But that's exactly what many Internet business owners have done. And they've done it well.
Is Working At Home Really For You? I remember what it was like when I was still working away from home. I remember all too clearly how desperate I was to quit my job and stay home with my children. It was my mission in life.