Avoiding Distractions in Your Home Office

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Working from home is great. However, there are a few downsides to working at home. The home is your comfort zone, and it’s pretty easy to get distracted in front of the TV or simply by tinkering around the house. You wouldn’t dare sleep in until noon if you were working in a traditional office, would you? Well the same should go for you when you work from home. Probably the biggest downside to working from home is the lack of socialization.

Coworking Telecommuters

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Home Archives About Contact Subscribe Telecommuting Journal Coworking Telecommuters May 26, 2008 · 11 comments It sounds like an oxymoron, doesn’t it. Telecommuters, by definition, don’t really have coworkers in the traditional sense of the word. The idea of having to report to a telework center instead of the office doesn’t exactly thrill me. I work at home because I like to work at home and don’t want to HAVE to go anywhere.

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Wanted: Telecommuting Urban Planner

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Home Archives About Contact Subscribe Telecommuting Journal Wanted: Telecommuting Urban Planner August 15, 2009 · 0 comments Think urban planning is strictly done in an office? I ran across this ad on Craigslist and it says “Telecommuting Okay!&#. Work from home. Location: Newtown, CT * Compensation: Hourly/contracting * Telecommuting is ok. 5 days ago So What If Telecommuting Did Encourage Travel?

Save Money by Hiring Telecommuters

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Home Archives About Contact Subscribe Telecommuting Journal Save Money by Hiring Telecommuters June 19, 2009 · 8 comments Employees save expenses by working at home, but so do employers. Want to know how much you can save by hiring a telecommuter as opposed to hiring a traditional employee? After calculating the value of hiring telecommuters, you can post jobs on Tjobs.com or View Job-Seeker Resumes at Tjobs.com to help you fill the position.

Save Money by Hiring Telecommuters

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Home Archives About Contact Subscribe Telecommuting Journal Save Money by Hiring Telecommuters June 19, 2009 · 8 comments Employees save expenses by working at home, but so do employers. Want to know how much you can save by hiring a telecommuter as opposed to hiring a traditional employee? After calculating the value of hiring telecommuters, you can post jobs on Tjobs.com or View Job-Seeker Resumes at Tjobs.com to help you fill the position.

Fill-In Freelancer @ JournalismJobs.com

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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. Here’s a telecommuting job I found today. SmartBrief is seeking a freelance writer to edit online business and consumer news publications on a fill-in basis only.

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Fill-In Freelancer @ JournalismJobs.com

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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. Here’s a telecommuting job I found today. SmartBrief is seeking a freelance writer to edit online business and consumer news publications on a fill-in basis only.

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Telecommuting Resume Advice

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Home Archives About Contact Subscribe Telecommuting Journal Telecommuting Resume Advice July 15, 2008 · 0 comments Sometimes I get asked about whether or not I keep up a resume and whether or not anyone looking for a telecommuting job should. Should you create a resume or keep one up-to-date if you ARE looking for a telecommuting position? So now, without further ado… What Are the Differences Between Telecommute Resumes and Standard Resumes?

Transforming In-Office Jobs to Telecommuting & WHY?

Workology

His reasoning was that companies like TaskRabbit are creating a marketplace for consultants and freelancers to pick up odd jobs to basically stay out of the 9-5 workforce. Telecommuting is an extremely popular way of working for my generation (and other generations!) and is basically a goldmine for those that don’t want certain restraints on them that a physical office environment would entail. How to make an office job into a telecommuting one?

Interesting Telecommuting Job Postings via Craigslist

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Home Archives About Contact Subscribe Telecommuting Journal Interesting Telecommuting Job Postings via Craigslist September 26, 2009 · 0 comments Short and sweet – here are 3 interesting telecommuting jobs I just saw on Craigslist. Therapeutics Editor (Telecommuting) “The Therapeutics Editor will work closely with the Global Healthcare Strategist to provide relevant and timely marketplace intelligence for the global investment community.

Telecommuting Search Associate Wanted

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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. The Good Search is seeking telecommuting search associates to build out our team.

Video Related Telecommuting Jobs at Vidli

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Home Archives About Contact Subscribe Telecommuting Journal Video Related Telecommuting Jobs at Vidli October 21, 2009 · 1 comment It looks like Vidli’s hiring and several of their job postings say that telecommuting is OK! 5 days ago So What If Telecommuting Did Encourage Travel? Travel Is Good : TreeHugger [link] via @ TreeHugger 5 days ago Ten things (OK, 9) I love about telecommuting - [link] # cnn 5 days ago More updates.

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Telecommuting Among Businesses Has More Than Doubled In A Decade

Telecommuting Journal

In the US the survey results are more profound where telecommuting is available in 83 percent of businesses and is forecast to increase by another 10 percent by 2010. Telecommuting is defined as an arrangement by which an employer allows its employees to work from home at least 4-5 days a month. Satellite offices are excluded from the definition. The Established markets already had many policies in place to support telecommuting. Consider Telecommuting!

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DC Urged to Telecommute on the 20th

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Home Archives About Contact Subscribe Telecommuting Journal DC Urged to Telecommute on the 20th January 7, 2009 · 1 comment The Telework Exchange released a press release yesterday urging all D.C. area organizations to allow employees to telecommute on the 20th! Wouldn’t it be interesting to have a nation-wide call to see just how many people could actually telecommute on the 20th, track traffic and calculate the amount of fuel saved that day?

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Freelance Fashion Designer

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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? Compensation: negotiable * Telecommuting is ok. 5 days ago So What If Telecommuting Did Encourage Travel?

Part-Time Freelance Work Found at Ed2010

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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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Think Your Job is Telecommuting Friendly?

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Home Archives About Contact Subscribe Telecommuting Journal Think Your Job is Telecommuting Friendly? June 26, 2008 · 10 comments Neither did the astronauts at NASA, but a new development over at Cape Canaveral is under way… While it’s not the funniest thing I’ve ever read, it is a fun mockery of the recent popularity and wide-spread news coverage of Telecommuting as a way to save gas as the price per gallon continues to rise.

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Telecommuters Get Lower Insurance Rates?

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Home Archives About Contact Subscribe Telecommuting Journal Telecommuters Get Lower Insurance Rates? CONSUMER ALERT: RISING GAS PRICES MAY MEAN LOWER AUTO INSURANCE RATES [PDF] So I’ll be calling Gina in the morning to be sure we’re getting the best rate and I urge you to call your own insurance agent if you’re a telecommuter, too. 5 days ago So What If Telecommuting Did Encourage Travel?

5 Ways to Find Your Next Telecommuting Job

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Home Archives About Contact Subscribe Telecommuting Journal 5 Ways to Find Your Next Telecommuting Job March 1, 2009 · 0 comments by Jill Hart The trend of telecommuting is on the rise as employers begin to see the savings involved in both gas and office space. Below are five methods you can use to find a telecommuting position. Posting your resume on websites such as Yahoo’s Hotjobs.com is a third way to locate at work-at-home job.

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Tech for Telecommuters: Work from Home without Looking Like It

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Home Archives About Contact Subscribe Telecommuting Journal Tech for Telecommuters: Work from Home without Looking Like It September 14, 2010 · 0 comments Tech for Telecommuters: Work from Home without Looking Like It by Steve Adams The mobile workforce is expected to grow to 1.2 For those of us who work from home or know someone who does, it’s easy to see why. 5 days ago So What If Telecommuting Did Encourage Travel?

Teachers Looking For Summer Work? Consider Telecommuting!

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Home Archives About Contact Subscribe Telecommuting Journal Teachers Looking For Summer Work? Consider Telecommuting! A lot of the teachers I know look for part-time gigs in the summer and while a decade ago looking for summer work often resulted in retail sales and restaurant positions, today there are part-time telecommuting opportunities that teachers could take advantage of for making that extra bit of income in the summer months.

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Crazy Guy On A Bike Worked His Way Across America

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Home Archives About Contact Subscribe Telecommuting Journal Crazy Guy On A Bike Worked His Way Across America April 27, 2010 · 4 comments The key word to note here in the title is “WORKED.&# I am about to finish a bicycle ride from St Augustine, FL to San Diego, CA while telecommuting the entire way. I’ve worked from home for about 5 yrs and said I could work from anywhere so I set out to prove it.

Day To Day Operations: Tips Towards Organizing Your Home Business

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Jess Wagner is an experienced freelance writer with over 4 years of experience from San Diego. bookmark or share this post More » Copyright © 2011 Telecommuting Journal. Daily Life Home Officeby Jess Wagner. Running a business isn’t easy, but that’s one of the reasons why people do it. If being successful were simple, then everyone would do it. Running your own business comes with its own set of challenges.

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Recent Tweets for 2010-10-17

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Home Archives About Contact Subscribe Telecommuting Journal Recent Tweets for 2010-10-17 October 17, 2010 · 0 comments Commute 20 minutes per day? So What If Telecommuting Did Encourage Travel? 5 days ago So What If Telecommuting Did Encourage Travel? Travel Is Good : TreeHugger [link] via @ TreeHugger 5 days ago Ten things (OK, 9) I love about telecommuting - [link] # cnn 5 days ago More updates.

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Recent Tweets for 2010-04-18

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Home Archives About Contact Subscribe Telecommuting Journal Recent Tweets for 2010-04-18 April 18, 2010 · 1 comment RT @ philmontero 4 Easy Ways to Share Large Files [link] # bookmark or share this post Close Bookmark and Share This Page Save to Browser Favorites / Bookmarks Ask backflip blinklist BlogBookmark Bloglines BlogMarks Blogsvine BuddyMarks BUMPzee! 5 days ago So What If Telecommuting Did Encourage Travel?

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ThomasNet's The Rise of Digital Nomads

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Home Archives About Contact Subscribe Telecommuting Journal ThomasNet’s The Rise of Digital Nomads February 3, 2009 · 0 comments It used to be that I rarely saw telecommuting news anywhere other than the business sections of newspapers and other telecommuting sites but over the past five or six years it seems it’s popping up everywhere. Now more people are ditching the office and using the world as their workspace.

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Work at Home Online Community Launches at FlexJobs.com

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Home Archives About Contact Subscribe Telecommuting Journal Work at Home Online Community Launches at FlexJobs.com February 9, 2009 · 0 comments FlexJobs, the leading online job service for hand-screened telecommuting and work at home job listings, connects job-seekers with inspiration, support, and information through its new online community. “It is a terrific resource for job-seekers and freelance, contract, and telecommuting workers.

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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. I tried to go into the office. So I tried working from home, but then I started feeling like I am the most alone person in the world. I’m not going to the office any more.

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Restless WordPress Theme Syndrome

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Home Archives About Contact Subscribe Telecommuting Journal Restless WordPress Theme Syndrome December 2, 2009 · 1 comment A look back at Telecommuting Journal over the years. I’ve been working at home since 1998 and blogging about it since January of 2006 (though I really should have started this blog earlier). At the beginning of 2008, Telecommuting Journal looked like this. 5 days ago So What If Telecommuting Did Encourage Travel?

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Medical Related Work at Home Jobs

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Home Archives About Contact Subscribe Telecommuting Journal Medical Related Work at Home Jobs February 25, 2009 · 1 comment I was having a discussion with a friend about how not all industries lend themselves well to telecommuting. My friend is a nurse, so her schedule is definitley flexible (well, not so much flexible as oddly scheduled with rotating shifts) but her current job is certainly not something she could do from home.

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Systems Analyst On the Loose

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Home Archives About Contact Subscribe Telecommuting Journal Systems Analyst On the Loose March 13, 2009 · 3 comments To blame? I ran across this insightful blog post about company morale and telecommuting and am taking the liberty of including Alison’s entire post here because it’s short and sweet and because it speaks directly to company managers and human resource personnel. 5 days ago So What If Telecommuting Did Encourage Travel?

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Data Security Guides

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Home Archives About Contact Subscribe Telecommuting Journal Data Security Guides February 25, 2009 · 0 comments Newswise — Telecommuting has freed many to work far from the confines of the office via laptop, but the price of working while sipping a latte at that sunny café is the danger that a public network will not keep the data that passes through it safe. 5 days ago So What If Telecommuting Did Encourage Travel?

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Share Your Passion – Be an About.com Guide

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If you’re looking for legitimate work at home jobs you might keep running across writing gigs that note “$675/mo base” as the compensation. An independent contractor, or freelancer, isn’t employed by the company directly so for tax purposes you’ll be getting a 1099, not a W-2. Or just start at the home page and click on whatever tickles your fancy. Melanie Pinola , Mobile Office Technology Guide. Michael Desmond , Home Office Guide.

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IGN is Looking.

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Home Archives About Contact Subscribe Telecommuting Journal IGN is Looking. November 11, 2008 · 1 comment for a Freelance News Poster. And, it’s a total telecommuting job – no need to relocate but you do have to be really self-motivated. If you’re not sure telecommuting is for you or not, this is NOT the job to test the waters. 5 days ago So What If Telecommuting Did Encourage Travel?

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How Remote Workers and Flextime Are Changing How We All Work

Workology

That’s the funny thing about working from home – it’s not as different from office work as you’d think. I’ve been working from home part time for years, but this year is the first year I’m exclusively working from my home office – and occasionally from my local Starbucks – and the biggest adjustment for me personally isn’t in the work itself, but in how much I have to rely on myself for disciplining and structuring my day.

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6 Common Work at Home Challenges

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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? Well, that’s true with working from home.

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Living Well on Less

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Home Archives About Contact Subscribe Telecommuting Journal Living Well on Less May 20, 2009 · 9 comments There are as many reasons for working at home as there are telecommuters. So if you’re already working at home, or if you’d like to ditch the cubicle and join the slipper-commuters, take a good hard look at where you can cut your expenses. When I started working at home, I was surprised how much our cost of living decreased.

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NetworkWorld: 15 Real Ways to Secure Teleworkers

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Home Archives About Contact Subscribe Telecommuting Journal NetworkWorld: 15 Real Ways to Secure Teleworkers February 26, 2009 · 0 comments Hot on the heels of yesterday’s press release from the NIST about securing data , I run across an article on NetworkWorld that boils it down to a list of 15 ways to protect data. 5 days ago So What If Telecommuting Did Encourage Travel?

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Your Work From Home Strategy Needs to Be Individual

Workology

For many years now I’ve split my time between freelancing from home and working in an office. Now though, almost all of my working life takes place in at home. Thank goodness I reserved a room to be a home office — five months into almost full time freelancing and I would have been a frustrated mess if I still had to eke out work space from laundry space, sleep space and eating space. Life Work Working from home

Experienced iPhone Developers

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Home Archives About Contact Subscribe Telecommuting Journal Experienced iPhone Developers August 23, 2009 · 0 comments An agency in NYC seeks experienced and creative iPhone developers to work with dream-clients in the media industry. Opportunity offers the flexibility and freedom of telecommuting/freelance job but with the steady income and client relationship for multiple projects. Location: Telecommuting * Telecommuting is ok. *

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Part-Time Work at Home Admin Assitant Needed

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Home Archives About Contact Subscribe Telecommuting Journal Part-Time Work at Home Admin Assitant Needed August 12, 2009 · 2 comments I ran across this ad on Craigslist and bet it’s perfect for someone who stops here looking for work! I am interested in this work from home job opportunity. I have enclosed my resume and telecommuter office information for your review. 5 days ago So What If Telecommuting Did Encourage Travel?

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Work at Home Writing Gigs at Internet Brands

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Home Archives About Contact Subscribe Telecommuting Journal Work at Home Writing Gigs at Internet Brands March 16, 2010 · 0 comments Internet Brands, Inc. Writing is a great way to test the telecommuting waters, working part-time to get a feel for what it’s like to work from home and be compensated for your work instead of your attendance. deals with, it seems like a great place to look for open work at home writing jobs.

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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. And digital communication technology means it’s easier than ever to work from home.