Janet Scarborough Civitelli is a career coach who helps clients to choose, change, or advance their careers.
1) How did you get started working from home?
I spent many years in jobs with long commutes of up to three hours per day. I also moved several times when I had thriving businesses and then I had to start them all over again in the new city. I finally became smarter and decided to start a location independent consulting company. This means no more commuting and no more geographic restrictions.
2) How did you choose the work-at-home career you do?
I was already a psychologist and a specialist in career development. The new part was learning how to migrate the business model from face-to-face meetings to virtual ones.
3) How did you get started (basic initial steps)?
I advertised my company on my website and told a lot of people what services I offer.
4) How did you get your first client or customer or job?
Blogging has been the best marketing strategy. I write about career decision-making, career change, job search, and workplace psychology.
5) How do you market your business?
Networking and writing.
6) What does your usual day look like?
About 1/3 marketing and writing, 1/3 research and reading, and 1/3 meeting with clients.
7) What do you know now that you wish you knew when you started?
I wish I started telecommuting much sooner. I also wish I had written more books earlier in my career but I plan to make that more of a priority now.
8) What advice would you give someone who wants to work from home?
Choose work that is compatible with working-from-home and then commit to finding or creating a niche that works well for you.
Find Her Online:
Website: Vocation Village
Leslie Truex is an ideaphoric writer, speaker, entrepreneur, social worker and mom trying to do it all from the comfort of her home. Since 1998, she's been helping others create careers they love by providing work-at-home information and resources through Work-At-Home Success.
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