You don’t need to spend a fortune to work from home, but there are definitely some needs and a few “would be nice to have” items that can make it more productive, comfortable and fun.
At one time, finding a way to work from home could get expensive. Today, there are tons of great free and low cost tools and resources to help you work at home on a budget. These tip and suggestions will help you keep costs under control and make your home-based career life much much easier! If you have found any other resources that are free (or super cheap) please add them in the comments! read more
My very first home office was in a coat closet. It was functional with a computer cart and a fold up chair that could all be stored away when I wasn’t working. But it wasn’t ideal. You don’t need to spend a fortune to work from home, but there are definitely some needs and a few “would be nice to have” items that can make it more productive, comfortable and fun. read more
Get paid to do things you already do with these money making apps.
I’m a big believer in getting paid to do the things you’re doing anyway, whether it’s shopping or watching TV. Although I don’t believe you can pay your rent or make a living with smartphone money, there is a lot you can do to save, get free stuff, and yes, make money with your phone, often doing things you’re already doing. Not only that, the number of apps that will pay you in money, gift cards and other rewards continues to grow. So as an update to the 2014 post on phone apps that pay, here is an even bigger list, with more cool stuff you can do to make money with your smart phone. read more
I frequently tell people that work-at-home jobs are like traditional jobs; you need skills and experience to get them. The suggestion that a work-at-home jobs are similar to traditional jobs is true, but like in the traditional world, you don’t always need a fancy education or tons of experience. What you do need is the ability to to the job and a great resume to impress an employer. read more
I’ve known Alicia for some time now. She not only successfully built her own transcription service business, but also gives back to others by helping them build their own virtual support services business. I’m so glad she has shared her story and tips with me and you!
Sara Sutton Fell, the CEO of FlexJobs.com, allowed me a sneak peak inside her work at home job database and flex-work related services. I’m always on the lookout for great work-at-home job related resources, so I was particularly interested in seeing what FlexJobs had to offer. What I found is that it offers quite a bit. Not only can you search for work-at-home jobs or other flexible work options, but the site allows you to personalize your services so that you get updates on new jobs that fit your interests, and the ability to have multiple resume profiles. From within the FlexJob dashboard you can save or apply to a job, and even send it to a friend. read more
Today is Organize Your Home Office Day. I’m probably the last person to provide information on home office organization since I’m organizationally challenged. But having worked at home for many years, I can tell you that organization is a factor in achieving work-at-home success. read more