How to Avoid Being Invisible While Working From Home

Ms. Career Girl

The past year has changed the way many of us work. Many more Americans than ever are working from home. Although remote work can be rewarding, it can also be challenging, especially when you’re part of a team. The visibility problem when you work remotely.

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The Benefits of Working from Home

Ms. Career Girl

While some people believe that working 40 hours a week in an office space is the best way to be productive and get the business to perform its best, others believe that this is an old-fashioned and outdated form of working. The world of work is adapting, and rapid changes are occurring. In these times, perhaps the most desirable scenario is to work from home and call your own shots, but it doesn’t have to be a once-in-a-while luxury.

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How to Avoid the Hidden Costs of Working From Home

Ms. Career Girl

Whether you are hustling from home as a freelancer or working for an employer who is embracing the benefits of allowing workers to telecommute , working from home can be a great way to save time and money. No commuting costs or hassles, more flexibility in your schedule, and all the comforts of home including the ability to throw in a load of a laundry between meetings. Giving Your Home the Office Treatment.

The Secret to Working From Home And Staying Productive

Ms. Career Girl

million employees work from home at least half of the time. As a freelancer, I often sing the praises of the home-office life. I do not necessarily work fewer hours than my non-remote colleagues. Self-employment tax– a neat 15.3% I’ve wrestled with my own capacity to work from home productively over the years and have experienced varying success. Most of us are grateful to have homes to retreat to on weekday nights.

Six Reasons Working from Home Isn’t Always Great

Ms. Career Girl

Working remotely is growing in popularity across the nation. million people work at least part-time from home. Since 2005, the number of work-at-home employees has grown by 115 percent. The volume of employers who allow telecommuting has grown 40 percent over the last five years, although it makes up a very small percentage of employers in the U.S. After all, 86 percent of employees say that they work better when they work from home.

5 Tips to Turn Freelancing Into Full Time Income

Career Alley

Turning your part-time freelancing into a full time business can be complicated, but it can be the most satisfying job you'll ever have. Freelance Self Employed Working From Home

Working From Home Means Online Branding

Professional Resume Services

When you work from home, most of the impression you make with business contacts is online. If you honestly evaluate your work-from-home plans, they are going to include your online brand. ” People who work from home, particularly if they are freelancers, need to pay attention to their online brand because it affects their business.

Working from home? I agree with Mayer…

Mildred Talabi

The issue of working from home is a hot topic at the moment and it all kicked off with the leaked memo from Yahoo CEO, Marissa Mayer , ordering all home-working employees back to base for easier “communication and collaboration” Since then opinions have been firmly wedged on one side of the fence or another and surprisingly, I find myself agreeing with Mayer. But then, surely productivity isn’t the only thing work is about, is it?

5 Tips To Land A Work From Home Job

Career Realism

Many think that working from home could be a dream come true. Who isn’t interested in being in your pajamas all day and making your own work schedule? There are many perks to finding a job that allows you to work remotely. However, finding that perfect work from home job you love isn’t always so easy; it takes a certain type of person with the right amount of motivation in order to be successful working from home.

interviews when you have food allergies, snow days when not everyone can work from home, and more

Ask a Manager

This post, interviews when you have food allergies, snow days when not everyone can work from home, and more , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. Snow days when only some people can work from home.

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Yes! You Really Can Find Work From Home Jobs!

Career Realism

Did you know that you can actually find work from home jobs from Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, or businesses with a national footprint? There once was a time when going to work meant that you had to get up early in the morning, get dressed, make breakfast, rush out the door, drive in hours of traffic, and arrive at a remote location to perform your job. Your employment circumstances look exactly like your parents’ way of life.

Freelancing: How to Turn Work Negatives into Life Positives

Jobacle

These words sound bad coming out of the mouth of an employer and they could have even worse effects on your income. Are coworkers having hours cut or have employees begun working from home? Career Advice freelancing negative work from homeDownsizing. Outsourcing. Reshaping. However, they might represent the opening in life you’ve been waiting for. Does it mean your dreams can come true when you hear you’re losing your job?

Freelancing: How to Turn Work Negatives into Life Positives

Jobacle

These words sound bad coming out of the mouth of an employer and they could have even worse effects on your income. Are coworkers having hours cut or have employees begun working from home? Career Advice freelancing negative work from homeDownsizing. Outsourcing. Reshaping. However, they might represent the opening in life you’ve been waiting for. Does it mean your dreams can come true when you hear you’re losing your job?

do I have to cover self-harm scars, boss resents that I can work from home after having a baby, and more

Ask a Manager

This post, do I have to cover self-harm scars, boss resents that I can work from home after having a baby, and more , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. My boss is resentful that I get to work from home after parental leave.

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To Freelance Or Not To Freelance: That Is The Question

Ms. Career Girl

The post To Freelance Or Not To Freelance: That Is The Question appeared first on Ms. There is also a side-question of whether or not you are a freelance worker by choice or because there are no other choices. This sidebar, however, comes with a very real caveat, which is to say that employers have found out the benefits of forcing their workers to accept freelance contracts, which takes away serious financial and human service obligations associated with hiring employees.

Freelancing: How to Turn Work Negatives into Life Positives

Jobacle

These words sound bad coming out of the mouth of an employer and they could have even worse effects on your income. Are coworkers having hours cut or have employees begun working from home? If you’ve dreamt about a freelance career or changing the work you do entirely, start prepping for the shift long before your boss calls you into the office and breaks the bad news. Career Advice freelance negatives freelance work advice

How to Have a Super Productive Home Office

Ms. Career Girl

The post How to Have a Super Productive Home Office appeared first on Ms. Have you finally achieved your dream of working for a corporate office from home, starting your own business or freelancing? Productivity is more important than ever before when you’re self-employed, and if you’re still working for a company, any show of decreased productivity will have your boss calling you back in to the office – permanently.

employer is angry I didn’t show up for an interview I didn’t know about, how much working from. home is too much, and more

Ask a Manager

Employer is angry that I didn’t show up for an interview I didn’t know about. Some employers do just assign interview times (which is problematic for obvious reasons — people have lives and other commitments), but it’s absurd to do that the night before the assigned date. But if you really want to pursue the job, you could say, “I typically need a few days notice for an interview because of my work and travel schedule. Am I working from home too much?

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How to Effectively Spy On and Monitor Your Employees (Part 2)

Workology

Recent technological advancements allow us the freedom to work from anywhere and at any time. More commonly, employers are allowing and encouraging their employees to do just that, working at all sorts of times from all sorts of places. This freedom allows both the employee and the employer to “check in” at all hours as the typical confines of a traditional eight-hour work day fall away. All time becomes potential work time.

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Fill-In Freelancer @ JournalismJobs.com

Telecommuting Journal

Home Archives About Contact Subscribe Telecommuting Journal Fill-In Freelancer @ JournalismJobs.com February 3, 2009 · 0 comments If you like to write and are good with editing and proof-reading, consider looking for work at JournalismJobs.com. SmartBrief is seeking a freelance writer to edit online business and consumer news publications on a fill-in basis only. This is a telecommuting position; applicant must be able to work anytime between 1 a.m.

Fill-In Freelancer @ JournalismJobs.com

Telecommuting Journal

Home Archives About Contact Subscribe Telecommuting Journal Fill-In Freelancer @ JournalismJobs.com February 3, 2009 · 0 comments If you like to write and are good with editing and proof-reading, consider looking for work at JournalismJobs.com. SmartBrief is seeking a freelance writer to edit online business and consumer news publications on a fill-in basis only. This is a telecommuting position; applicant must be able to work anytime between 1 a.m.

Freelance Fashion Designer

Telecommuting Journal

Home Archives About Contact Subscribe Telecommuting Journal Freelance Fashion Designer August 12, 2009 · 0 comments Think you have what it takes to design premium T-shirts, golf shirts, dress shirts and more? Contact us with examples of your work if you have them. We look forward to working with great talent. Danielle on VirtualVocations.com and Finding Work Leads Commute 20 minutes per day?

Part-Time Freelance Work Found at Ed2010

Telecommuting Journal

Home Archives About Contact Subscribe Telecommuting Journal Part-Time Freelance Work Found at Ed2010 December 12, 2008 · 0 comments Part-time freelance web editor for national teen/tween celebrity magazine Job/Internship type: Freelance Company/Publication Name: – Location: Englewood Cliffs. NJ Description: A national teen/tween celebrity-driven magazine is looking for a part-time freelance web editor.

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Finance Tips for the Self-Employed

Penelope Trunk

This is probably what you think self-employed looks like: I'm at an amusement park with my kids, in the middle of the week, and I'm on a conference call while I watch my son try to get on a ride. Being self-employed looks so nice at an amusement park. The self-employed are always free to go on a vacation. Close up, though, most self-employed people are completely stressed about money. That money part is what I hate about being self-employed.

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6 Common Work at Home Challenges

Telecommuting Journal

Home Archives About Contact Subscribe Telecommuting Journal 6 Common Work at Home Challenges January 15, 2010 · 0 comments My work schedule often changes with the seasons. While the ability to adapt my work life to what’s going on around me is one of the main benefits of working at home, it can also be one of the most challenging things to actually DO. So, what is it really like to work from home?

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Why is the Work-at-Home concept becoming increasingly popular?

Telecommuting Journal

Home Archives About Contact Subscribe Telecommuting Journal Why is the Work-at-Home concept becoming increasingly popular? June 2, 2009 · 0 comments by Susan Hutson The work-at-home concept has consistently gained in popularity over the last few years. Many small home businesses have mushroomed, and even in the job sector, there is an increasing trend of work from home jobs of all kinds.

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Telecommuting Search Associate Wanted

Telecommuting Journal

Home Archives About Contact Subscribe Telecommuting Journal Telecommuting Search Associate Wanted December 3, 2009 · 0 comments I found this on Craigslist and it looks pretty interesting, especially if you’re a really outgoing people-person who wants to work from home but not be cocooned in silence with little day to day interaction. So if you like investigative work, and you’re a real people-person, read on!

Incorporate Your Business

Telecommuting Journal

Home Archives About Contact Subscribe Telecommuting Journal Incorporate Your Business October 13, 2009 · 0 comments Years ago, when I left my day job in pursuit of working from home full time, I didn’t want to place all my eggs in one basket. I wanted to have a safety net, something to fall back on in case the contract job I was pursing didn’t work out. Do you get a W-2 from the company you work for?

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Why You Must Freelance Between Jobs (and How To Get Started)

JobMob

Done right, freelancing can help you land the perfect job. If you’re out of work and tired of sending out countless resumes, you may be ready to try this different, less common approach to finding a job. It definitely requires a lot of work and may even call for a serious part-time commitment. And when it starts working, you just might decide to do it full time. I’m talking about freelancing. I’m producing quality work.

5 Must-Know Tax Deductions if You’re Self-Employed

Ms. Career Girl

The post 5 Must-Know Tax Deductions if You’re Self-Employed appeared first on Ms. The self-employed lifestyle has many benefits. It’s great being your own boss, having flexible hours, working from home, and having more tax deductions. But whether you run your own business, live off contract work, or freelance for income, tax season can be very stressful if you’re unprepared. “It’s percent for your self- employment tax. Home Office.

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These Tools Will Help Every Freelancer

Corn on the Job

Freelancing is on the rise. People all over the world have lots of reasons for choosing the freelance life over the traditional nine to five. Whether you’re looking for more free time, the opportunity to work from home, mobility, or greater variety in the work you do, freelancing offers a lot of options. Some freelancers work totally remotely, finding work online and performing it from the comfort of their home or elsewhere.

5 Ways to make telecommuting better | Penelope Trunk's Brazen.

Penelope Trunk

About this blog | About my company, Brazen Careerist | Penelopes guide to starting a blog 5 Ways to make telecommuting better Posted to: Working from home February 27th, 2010 Del.icio.us Digg Reddit StumbleUpon Tweet This Facebook I have this idea that I am going to start working from home. So I tried working from home, but then I started feeling like I am the most alone person in the world. Don’t you have to work today?” “I’m

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How to get the guts to go freelance

Penelope Trunk

For a while Melissa has been pretending to be employable. But to be honest, I have been fired from every job I’ve ever had , too. And also they get good at staying for a while and not working while they watch the company gear up to fire them. You can tell if you should be working for yourself by how many times you’ve been fired. The way you tell if you should work for yourself is that you are unemployable. She can do part-time, project-based work.

5 Tips for Quitting a Job on the Right Note

Career Alley

According to several studies, the year 2014 is going to be the freelancer’s year. The job market will see an evolution in the way work is done and the way professionals communicate. While some may choose to work from home, others will be looking for better opportunities that can help them grow in the near future. Years ago, resigning from a position was seen as possibly a poor decision and could lead to financial instability.

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I need time off work because of my husband’s alcoholism, boss doesn’t pay freelancers on time, and more

Ask a Manager

I need time off work because of my husband’s alcoholism. He is highly employable and found a job in the same capacity fairly quickly, but his addiction and behavior have worsened. Yesterday he hit an all-time low, where he called off from work to drink and basically ruin my work day.

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8 Things I Love About NOT Being Self-Employed

Ms. Career Girl

Ironically, I’ve had an interesting career story ever since I decided to switch career paths from Commercial Banker to Digital Marketer in early 2011. My transition resulted in a year-long stint of being “ unexpectedly self-employed ,” until recently when I pursued my ultimate goal of working for a digital agency. Like many young entrepreneurs, for a long time all I thought about was being self-employed. Working in an Office.

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How to Make Money During The Pandemic

Ms. Career Girl

The good news is, the economy is recovering, and people are going back to work. However, many Americans are still out of work. Tomeka Lynch Purcell, Money Mindset Coach of Credit Solution Services and loveyourscores.com shares her top secrets: Freelancing.

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IGN is Looking.

Telecommuting Journal

Home Archives About Contact Subscribe Telecommuting Journal IGN is Looking. November 11, 2008 · 1 comment for a Freelance News Poster. Though they warn you right up front that working for IGN is hardly a cakewalk, the duties sound right up my alley. If you’re into gaming, love the Internet, don’t mind posting screenshots and writing about games and the gaming industry, and are willing to work hard – this freelance position is for YOU.

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Why You Should Consider a Flexible Job as a New College Grad

Ms. Career Girl

No matter which way it goes, new college grads would be wise to consider a flexible job (remote, freelance, flexible schedule, etc.). Even if you’ve never considered anything different than a traditional, in-office job, many of your peers are diving into the flexible work world. In a 2017 study that included over 1,100 millennial responses , 83% said they wanted to work remotely 100% of the time, 72% wanted a flexible schedule, and 48% desired to work remotely some of the time.

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Top 100 Companies to Watch for Remote Jobs in 2019

Ms. Career Girl

As this list demonstrates, companies of all sizes and across all industries can adopt work-from-home and flexible work policies to meet the changing demands of the workforce,” Sutton concluded. Dell, Salesforce, and Humana have been featured on the list since 2014, showing their ongoing commitment to including remote work in their strategies. FlexJobs has released its annual list of the Top 100 Companies to Watch for Remote Jobs in 2019.

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my employer revoked everyone’s telecommuting status, my coworker copied my LinkedIn profile, and more

Ask A Manager

I have been working at the same company for 10 years, from a junior role to managerial position. I managed to negotiate working a four-day week along with no drop in holidays for the same pay (I do the same job but just more efficiently). I’ve started lying to agencies about my salary with the intention of suggesting that would be my salary if I worked full-time. Would a future employer ever find out my working hours, either through pay slip or reference?

I can’t say no to clients, and my success is destroying me

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: I’ve been an independent contractor for nine years, and I’ve finally found financial comfort and fulfillment in my work. I took sleazy corporate work for investment bankers and lawyers because that’s “where the market was,” and I had to sell myself short to be competitive. I work on projects that excite me and make me feel like I am making a difference in the world. Except it’s not working. freelancing

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FlexJobs: Where We Were and Where We’re Going

Ms. Career Girl

In 2007, the first inklings of the Great Recession were stirring, the first generation of the iPhone was released, and flexible jobs (like those that allow telecommuting, flexible hours, and part-time schedules for professionals) were still very much seen as a perk rather than a standard way of working. People like working parents, retirees, millennials, entrepreneurs, caregivers, digital nomads, people with disabilities, military spouses, students, environmentalists, and more.

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