Thursday, April 29, 2010

Beware of Scams!

Before starting a work-at-home career in this Net-crazed age, you should be aware and be on guard about the common scams and usual frauds that some deceiving people attempt to squeeze out your resources.

The primary targets of these scammers are those who take the opportunity of earning online and making money while at home surfing the net. They will offer home based jobs such as craft assembly, envelope stuffing and similar assignments for which they even offer an employee status and some questionable perks to lure you, but then at the end of the work period will disappear and not make payment.

Another tactic scammers utilize is entice you with a bigger offer than the standard rates, offer assistance to start your own business setup, and even establish rapport with you, thus making you believe they are legitimate.

So make it a rule of thumb to clarify payment procurement before doing any kind of assignment and always haggle as much as possible to get a downpayment or some type of credit proof that they are indeed going to pay you. Don't ever be fooled by sweet promises and pretty talks. If your goal is to establish a career online and home based, you should be smart and cautious in your dealings. Do background checks if possible and enhance your research skills to verify the authenticity of any potential client. Better to beware than be sorry.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Help Save Mother Earth – Work From Home!

The idea of working from home may be picking up popularity but it still remains to be a strange concept to the majority. This is due to the reason that most of us have gotten used already to the idea of getting out of bed early to go to work and then come home at the end of the day. Work always has to be in another place.

But what would you do if you will learn today that working from home would surely help save the planet?

According to a recent article, working from home can bring forth these strategic and measurable advantages:

- Reduce pollution

- Reduce global warming

- Regain billions of hours on more productivity and time spent with the family

- Save lots of money

- Reduce costs for construction of roads

- Save 60.5 billion gallons of gasoline and 36.9 billion wasted hours every year

- And many more!

Besides, why think that working from home is a new idea? Farmers work from home and even the President works from home.

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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Work From Home Set-Up Can Help You Retain Your Staff

According to a new report by Regus, studies and surveys revealed that almost 16 percent of workers have thought about resigning from their current jobs due to the long hours they take when commuting. The study also stated that the figure rises to 33 percent when the commuting time takes longer than an hour.

The regional vice president of Regus believes that many companies can be able to retain their staff by giving way to such flexible yet possible changes. If the company can’t control the traffic, they can certainly be in control of where everyone would work and how.

In these times of higher rates of uncertainty and continuous economic recession, such new creative working models like work from home can really help numerous companies to survive. This Regus report included more than 11,000 companies around 13 countries in their study.

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Sunday, April 4, 2010

Are You Ready To Work From Home?

Here are some questions to guide in answering for yourself if the work from home setup is ideal for you to try:

  • Are you organized when it comes to setting schedules for yourself?
  • Are you ready to discipline yourself to always feel motivated to work than procrastinate?
  • Can you keep up with a communication even if there is limited personal contact?
  • Can you overcome the struggle of running some errands?
  • Do you consider the need of being a social butterfly to be able to keep up with your work in the process?
  • Can you limit the boundaries of chatting with relatives and friends like probably just doing it over the phone?
  • Can you put a separation line from home life and work life?
  • Can you afford to hire childcare services?

These are just a few questions you might want to take into consideration before you decide on going for a work from home setting. Remember to get the answers you are seeking, you must learn the right questions to ask first.

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