Saturday, December 31, 2005

Work at home job leads

Please Note- A Legit Company will not ask you for money. These are unresearched work at home job leads. Use common sense if it sounds too job to be true-it probably is. Please post in comments if you have any replies to the jobs applied

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Real estate professional Atlanta

Appointment Setting Business2Business Anywhere

Senior Internal Auditor Travel involved Dallas

Internal Auditor Greensboro, NC

Customer Service Representative Possibility to commute SunTrust Bank , Doral FL

ONLINE ADVERTISTING SALES San Francisco

Graphic Designer Boston

Telemarkter/appointment setter Boston

Friday, December 30, 2005

Work at home phone computer support

Here's the link:
http://www.rmscomputersystems.com/jobs.html

Job Responsibilities: Calling back our customers to help them with their tech support issues. Report to other staff members any perceived trends, positive or negative, in calls/e-mails being received and/or solutions being used. Make the best effort to fix the customer's issues and modifications to ensure the problem will not reoccur. Maintain a courteous and helpful professional Technical Support image
at all times. Assess and respond to situations where standard procedures have failed in isolating or fixing problems. Ability to deal with customer issues in a timely manner and show above and beyond customer service. Excellent problem solving skills a must

Required Skills :

* DOS, Windows 9x/ME/2000/XP or Apple MacOS
* Troubleshooting of Operating Systems and Internet connection issues
* Knowledge of computer hardware diagnostic and troubleshooting
* Software installations and upgrading
* Can install / troubleshoot all computer-related devices (video, sound, modem, printer, scanner, camera, etc.)
* Have the ability to research online and work through problems
* Explain computer-related sales and service options to clients
* Advanced communication and people skills

Qualifications

* HS Diploma/Equivalent required
* 2 years Prior work experience in diagnosing and repairing PCs or consumer electronics
*Must be able to work a flexible schedule that includes nights and weekends. We operate 24 hours 7 days per week. Holidays Included.

Salary: Ranges depending on experience.

Hours: All shifts are open. Hours are flexible

Thursday, December 29, 2005

Be aware of work at home offers

This is the time of year people try to earn extra money to pay off holiday shopping bills. This is also the time of year scam artists offer easy money with work-at-home schemes. We're taking action to show you what to watch out for so you don't get taken by one of these bogus offers. "These offers always say little or no experience necessary, very few hours, earn lots of money from the comfort of your home. That's just not realistic.
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Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Home business is thriving Sonoma Valley

Wineries, hotels and restaurants play a high-profile role in the local economy, but many Sonomans quietly make a living without even a storefront to announce their presence. Home-based operations make up 20 percent of businesses in the Valley and are becoming not only more common, but a more desirable option for people seeking independence and flexibility.

Some businesses start out of the owner's home and grow into an office or retail space. Other times, owners have no intention of leaving home.

"It's come to a new position of envy," said Patti Peters, who has run a business-training company out of her home for 15 years. "In the old days, people would comment that you probably couldn't get a job anywhere, now they're asking, 'How can I do that?'"


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Companies that regularly hire telecommuters

Here are companies that regularly independent contractors or employees to work from home.   This list is updated on a regular basis as we find out about new companies. 

Work at home admin jobs


Work at home as an internet researcher 

Work at home tutoring and teaching education 


Work at home phone jobs


Work at home real estate and mortgage jobs


Work at home medical transcription and coding jobs


Worl at home accounting and bookkeeping jobs



Work at home texting

Saturday, December 24, 2005

John Higgins's workday is filled with constant interruptions. That's because the packaging-company executive usually works from a home office, where his "co-workers" include his wife, Kelly, his four-year-old son, Jack, and his five-month-old black Labrador, Plato.

One recent morning, the pup got hold of a roll of toilet paper and minced it into many, many pieces. Mr. Higgins, who is his own workplace janitorial service, had to clean up the mess.

But that wasn't the last diversion during our 40-minute phone conversation. Mr. Higgins was interrupted a total of four times if you count the time he heard his son's voice coming closer and feared the boy would barge in, as he usually does, with his latest action figure. "Uh-oh, here we go," said Mr. Higgins in a hushed tone. "Here he comes." (False alarm: The boy went into the garage.)


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Commute alternative: Work home

Commute alternative: Work home

By Tammy Cilione
Poughkeepsie Journal



Transit strikes and other events preventing travel to and from New York City don't have to mean a day off from work anymore.

Chuck Wilsker, president and CEO of the Telework Coalition headquartered in Washington, said telecommuting is a viable solution when events such as transit strikes prevent workers from getting to their jobs.

But Wilsker said using the telecommuting method effectively requires people doing it more than just once in a while
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US Patent office lets examiners work at home

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office announced plans today to offer 500 patent examiners an opportunity to work from home next year most days of the week. USPTO officials said the agency must offer alternative work arrangements to attract and retain high-quality employees.


The expanded telework program will begin in February 2006 with two-week training sessions for about 40 employees at a time. USPTO officials said they hope to have 500 patent examiners in the telework program by September 2006.


Patent examiners who telework will come to the headquarters office in Alexandria, Va., as infrequently as once a week to attend meetings or take care of business that cannot be conducted from home. For those days, examiners will reserve time to use shared offices.


USPTO has an aggressive hiring quota for fiscal 2006 to cope with an onslaught of new patent applications. The agency received more than 400,000 patent applications in fiscal 2005, a record number. Officials said they hope to hire 1,000 patent examiners in 2006, many of them with computer and electrical engineering degrees.


The salary range for USPTO patent examiners is $34,548 to $135,136.


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Friday, December 23, 2005

Virtual Assistant Business do and don't

Virtual Assistants (VAs) are highly skilled professionals who provide administrative support and specialized services to businesses, entrepreneurs, executives, and others who have more work to do than time to do it. Examples of services a VA can do include web design and maintenance, word processing, meeting and event planning, desktop publishing, internet research, e-mail coordination, business start-up consultations and so much more. This can be the perfect work-at-home opportunity for many with good computer and Internet skills. Following are several Do’s and Dont’s to keep in mind for starting and operating your Virtual Assisting business.

DO -- Decide on a targeted market and initially focus your marketing efforts in that area. By developing a “niche” in your field, your reputation spreads quickly and soon you become a recognized expert. Several specialties include: medical, legal or business transcription, resume consulting, transaction coordination -- real estate industry, desktop publishing, manuscript preparing, academic typing, e-mail support, internet research, etc.

DO -- Be creative about where you can find business. The Internet offers a large variety of potential for clients just waiting for you to contact them. Actively network and don’t limit your marketing to simply placing a few ads in newspapers or the Yellow Pages. You want to find where there might be a need—and go fill it!

DO -- Write a complete business plan and marketing plan. Too many leave out this vital step and waste valuable time unorganized and without a clear-cut goal and direction for their business. When starting a business you will have tons of ideas floating around. You need to materialize all these and put them into a workable plan of action.

DO -- Develop a website that looks sensational! Your website is often the first connection a potential client has with your services. It must immediately let them know that they are dealing with a professional. Your site must then have the POWER to draw them to you and contact you. Let them see that you value quality by the look and feel of it. Additional tips include letting them know what services you offer and why you are qualified to offer those services by mentioning your experience and education. Be sure to include points on why you stand out among the rest and are the BEST! For example, if you have been featured in articles, radio shows, etc., have them listed with the dates.

DO -- Learn everything you can about starting a business. Knowledge is power and the more you know, the greater your chances for success. Look to online services and message boards and chats to talk with other Virtual Assistants operating a business. Remember these are often run by pros who have been in business for years and are willing to share their experience. For example, I mentor and manage virtual assisting boards on several entreprenuer forums. With 20 year’s experience, I often know what works and what doesn’t in starting a business and staying successful, so my experience can prove beneficial.

DO -- Join associations that are targeted for our Industry. A few of the more popular ones are IAVOA.com and IVAA.com, but there are many others. By connecting with these associations and being active, you learn from them what works and what doesn’t and you are able to post your questions to associate members via list serves often getting answers to your questions within minutes.

DO -- Read, read, read. By frequently continuing to increase your skills and your knowledge of your profession, the end result is a more confident satisfied you. Every tip you get from a book can be a new tool in your business. I recommend highlighting areas from several books and adding them to your library. Keep in mind that you might not use that idea today, but it might apply to specialties you might add down the road.

DO -- Enjoy!! There’s no greater feeling than landing that first client or finishing your first big project. Plus, wait until you get the opportunity to tell someone you own and operate your own virtual assisting business. It sure beats I’m a secretary at .... Plus, when you enjoy your business it shows. Your clients will sense your positive attitude and want to be a part of your team.

DON'T -- Underprice your services. The average virtual assistant today makes $25 to $70 an hour, depending on their skills, services offered, location, and years of experience. Don’t make the mistake of assuming if you charge the lowest prices, you’ll get the most work. You won’t. Instead, you’ll end up working outrageous hours for peanuts! Clients will pay more for professional services. When a potential client discovers you’re charging a lower rate than standard, they often feel they will receive a quality of services that is also lower.

DON'T -- Overextend yourself. One of the common mistakes many virtual assistants make is to accept too much work and then not be able to accurately complete it. Learn to say no or have a back-up helper who can assist you with any overflow work. Remember one of the most important ingredients for success is keeping your clients satisfied. If you overextend yourself and make a lot of errors, it will jeopardize your business.

DON'T -- Get discouraged. It takes time to get a business going. Plan ahead and have money saved in reserve. Don’t buy items until you have found the best possible price and there is an absolute need. This advance planning takes the pressure off of having to make money NOW. If things are slow and the phone just isn’t ringing ... MAKE IT RING!! There’s plenty of work out there, you just need to aggressively pursue it.

Finally, the most important ingredient for success is your belief in yourself. If you believe that with your skills and experience, you can own your own business, then there’s nothing stopping you. DREAMS DO COME TRUE. SOMETIMES YOU JUST NEED TO MAKE THEM HAPPEN.

Diana Ennen, author, publicist, book marketer and mentor. She has written numerous books on operating a home-based business including Virtual Assistant: the Series and is president of Virtual Word Publishing http://www.virtualwordpublishing.com and http://www.Publicity-VA.com.

Work at home jobs

Please Note- A Legit Company will not ask you for money. These are unresearched work at home job leads. Use common sense if it sounds too job to be true-it probably is. Please post in comments if you have any replies to the jobs applied

Telecommunting Recruiting Huge database of telecommuting jobs


Java, XML, DHTML Framework Development Role San Fransisco

Clinical Coordinator RN California

Document tester San Fransisco or Dallas-Fort Worth

Loan officers California


Mortgage Consultants
Anywhere


3d graphic artist Chicago

Sales rep Chicago

Ebay expert technical writer

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Telecommute in Connecticut

Telecommute CT is a great resource if you are a business or a resident in CT.

If you would like to become a telecommuter, Telecommute CT! offers tips and guidelines to help you figure out whether you are a suitable candidate, and if so, how to make your case to your manager and how to benefit the most from your telecommuting experience.



Key points to help determine if you have what it takes to telecommute


Advice on how to get approval from your boss to telecommute


The benefits of telecommuting for the employer, employee and the community


Tips from experts on how to make the most of your telecommuting experience


Experiences of people who have taken advantage of telecommuting


The latest news for telecommuters

Friday, December 16, 2005

Without the structure of an office outside of our homes, it is easy to scatter anything work related all over the house. We still need to complete our work in a timely and efficient manner. After all, the less time we spend working, the more time we have with our family. An organized home office will make for a faster and more pleasant workday. Here are a few ideas to get you and your home office organized.

1) Do you have a home office? You don’t necessarily need an entire room, but you should have a well-defined space to contain all your office essentials and files.

A desk in your bedroom that will hold your files, paper, pens, calculator and of course computer will do fine, especially in the beginning.

If your “office” consists of the dining room table, some of the drawers in your kitchen, a file cabinet in the basement and the computer in the bedroom, you may want to think about organizing everything in one spot.

Are you spending a lot of time searching for a particular document, running from room to room to find it? Consider moving all your files and papers to one central location, preferably close to the computer if that’s where you are doing the bulk of your work.

2) Keep your personal files and papers separate from your business things.

You will eventually have enough paperwork to deal with without having your personal bills, magazines and the kids’ after-school schedule mixed in there. Create a separate spot for those somewhere outside of your home office space.

3) Create a file system that works for you. Remember, you may be working for someone else, but when it comes to your home office, you are your own boss.

Think about how you look for a particular file or piece of paper. What will be the easiest way for you to find it? Then create a file system that works for you. Don’t worry, if you don’t get it right the first time, you can always resort and try again. Sooner or later you will come up with a system that is “just right” for you.

4) Take a good look at your work area. Do you have piles of papers, files, mail, floppy discs and CDs lying around? Do you notice anything else piling up? Set aside a few hours and put everything away. Use your new file system and find “homes” for anything else.

5) Now that you have your office organized, set aside a few minutes at the end of your workday to keep it that way. Try to “leave work” for the day with a clean, empty desk. You will appreciate it the next morning. This will also prevent you from ever coming across a huge pile of papers again.

6) Add a personal touch to your office. Bring in some pictures of the kids; add some pretty plants, inspirational quotes, or anything else you can think of that will make your office a pleasant place to work in. In addition to getting and keeping you in a good mood whenever you step in your office, you are more likely to keep it clean and organized if it is a place you treasure. So splurge a little on some special office décor.

7) Let’s talk about the files on your computer. You can waist just as much time searching for an online document as for a piece of paper. If your computer is used for work as well as for personal use, create a work folder and use subfolders for particular employers, projects etc.

Again, come up with a file system that works for you and keep your work files separate from your personal files. This is particularly important if other family members access the computer as well. If that’s the case, and you are using Windows XP, I strongly recommend setting up a separate user account just for work and password protecting it. This will prevent other family members from accidentally changing or deleting your work files.

8) In addition to your regular files, you also want to keep your emails organized. Let’s be honest, we have all wasted time searching for a particular email that contained some vital information we needed fast. Setting up folders for different clients and projects has worked well for me, but again find a system that works for you and stick with it. Sort the email as soon as you read it. It only takes a second or two to drop it in the appropriate folder, but will save you a lot of time if you have to find it later.

9) Now that you have a good filing system (both physical and digital) in place, set aside a little time every few months (or weeks if appropriate) to purge your files. We can quickly accumulate a lot of documents both in our file cabinet and on our hard drive that we no longer need. At the very least, try to purge your files twice a year.

10) Now that your office is organized, you may also want to take a look at organizing your time. Again, come up with a system that works well for you.

I encourage you to start with a few of these ideas to get your office and yourself more organized. You will be surprised by how much time you will save not searching for files, papers or the stapler. Before long, you won’t know how you ever functioned without an organized home office.

Nell Taliercio is the owner and founder of http:http://www.TelecommutingMoms.com – which is a leading resource website with work at home jobs and everything a telecommuting mom would need. Come visit us today!

Work at home job leads

Please Note- A Legit Company will not ask you for money. These are unresearched work at home job leads. Use common sense if it sounds too job to be true-it probably is. Please post in comments if you have any replies to the jobs applied

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Mortgage Protection Life Disability Insurance Sales with Leads Doesn't state location

Manager Claims Greensboro, NC

Inside sales Austin

Recruiter Tech industry Newport, CA

Thursday, December 15, 2005

Work at home job leads

Please Note- A Legit Company will not ask you for money. These are unresearched work at home job leads. Use common sense if it sounds too job to be true-it probably is. Please post in comments if you have any replies to the jobs applied

Telecommunting Recruiting Huge database of telecommunting jobs

Registered Nurse Anywhere

Inside Sales PA

Chemicals/Sales Representative TX

Telephone Project Manager Salt Lake City, UT

Loan Officer Chicago

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Work at home job leads Dec 12th

Please Note- A Legit Company will not ask you for money. These are unresearched work at home job leads. Use common sense if it sounds too job to be true-it probably is. Please post in comments if you have any replies to the jobs applied

Telecommunting Recruiting Huge database of telecommunting jobs

Loan officers San fransico, CA

Web developer San Fransico CA

Director of online sales San Fransisco, CA

ETS Part-Time Opportunity - Scoring TOEFL-Speaking and Writing Boston, MA

Data Entry Boston, MA Please watch out for this one Data Entry is always one area of high scammers

Customer Service work from home PT/FT with benefits Anywhere

Excel Data Entry Anyehere


Inside Sales New York

Using freelance sites to telecommute

How is your job hunting going? Have you had problems finding legitimate jobs? I don’t know if you’ve ever thought about using freelance websites to obtain work at home, but this should be something you look into. It might not be for you, but you never know until you try.

So what would the benefit be to using a freelance website to obtain per project work at home? The first and most obvious benefit is that you would be earning money to help pay your bills, but the less obvious benefit would be that you are gaining valuable work at home experience to put on your resume! There are many employers out there that would rather hire a telecommuter that has worked at home before and if you have no work at home experience on your resume, they may go with someone who does.

However, using a freelance website is a bit different. Many times the people posting the projects just want to use your services for a short time and for a specific project. They don’t necessarily care if you’ve worked at home before. Therefore, it could be easier to get a couple projects like this under your belt and then you can place that job on your resume! It will look good to other potential long term employers to see that you have experience working for someone at home.

You might also be able to get projects that you don’t have a lot of experience in, but want to do more of to build your resume up. If you want a full time job at home with a company, let’s say transcribing, but they all want you to have experience transcribing, it could possibly be easier to get projects off a freelance websites and that way you can build your experience for the jobs you really want.

So this sounds great, right? What is the downside? I would have to say that the downside if two-fold. One, there are going to be others bidding on the same project, more then likely, so you still have competition and many times the winning bid seems to go to the person who is willing to work the cheapest. Not always the case, but it does happen. So you might not necessarily make what you’d like to.

The only other downside I personally see is that if you want the security of a full time paycheck, this might not be the way to get it. You are usually working on a project basis and then when that project is over you’re done, but you need to remember all the positive reasons for trying this type of work…I choose to look on the bright side and I would rather have one project that paid me enough to cover a bill for the month then no projects and no money. Plus, you never know when you may end up with someone who wants to use you on a more part time to full time and/or exclusive basis. I have a client/friend who uses one of these freelance websites to post projects often, and she would be a great person to work for! I’m sure there are many more people like her posting projects that would be great people to work for.

There are many freelance websites out there. You can go to www.google.com and type in freelance websites or freelance job websites and I’m sure you will pull them up. The only two I’ve heard much about are www.elance.com and www.guru.com. Now as with anything, you need to make sure that the freelance website is legitimate and fully research how you will get paid and if there are any fees. Here is just some very basic information about elance and guru to help you get started:

eLance

Subscription fee’s (in order to bid on projects)

There are different packages ranging from free to $30.00 per month

Transaction Fee

There is a fee of 8.75% commission on the invoiced project if you win the bid and the fee is called a “finders fee”.

Payment

You can either be paid through eLances online billing and payment system or your regular client billing and payment process. A $10.00 fee applies for wire transfer withdrawals above one per month through their system.

http://www.telecommutinganswerlady.com - and for more telecommuting and home based business information head over to http://www.mommysplace.net

Monday, December 12, 2005

Working from home is good for the company

Trust has been the biggest barrier to supporting people teleworking but that may be set to change. By Wendy Taylor.

AUSTRALIANS have eagerly embraced the key tools and technology - a mobile phone, a notebook computer and broadband connection - that make working away from the office, a realistic option for a host of professionals, managers, sales staff and technicians.

In 2002, more than 72 per cent of all Australian households and 90 per cent of households with an income of more than $75,000 had access to mobile phones, and notebook computers and broadband have been taken up with similar enthusiasm. Since pioneering the notebook computer 20 years ago, Toshiba Information Systems Division (ISD) has sold 1.25 million notebook computers in Australia and New Zealand and in the last year the number of broadband subscribers has more than doubled. Today there are more than 2.1 million broadband subscribers in Australia.



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Sunday, December 11, 2005

More federal workers telecommuting

Although recent studies have shown that the federal government needs to do more to promote telework, the government actually saw a significant increase in employees working from home in 2004, according to the results of an official survey.

The study, conducted annually by the Office of Personnel Management, found that teleworking by employees increased 37 percent last year, with 140,694 federal employees participating in telecommute programs.

This increase continues an overall trend in the government since OPM, with help from the General Services Administration, started tracking telework status in April 2001. At that time, 72,844 federal workers telecommuted, OPM found.
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Working at home profiles

Stephanie Perry-Torrey works what might be the ultimate in flex time -- when her infant daughter is napping, when her husband takes the kids to the park, in the middle of the night when she can't sleep.

"I set my own hours," she said. "That helps to make work a pleasant experience."

Perry-Torrey is one of 6,000-plus home-based agents for Palo Alto, Calif.-based LiveOps, which provides call-center services for businesses
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Home based call center agents

There are an estimated 100,000 home-based phone representatives in the United States. The Gartner Group predicts that by next year, 10 percent of all call centers will be using home-based agents in some capacity.

For years, Tim Whipple managed in-house call centers at Victoria's Secret. And despite the company's reputation for style and glamour, it was far from fun.
"I would have to take whoever walked in the door and make them a call center rep," he says. That inevitably meant costly training, substantial motivational challenges and high turnover.
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Saturday, December 10, 2005

Virtual Home work

BOWIE, Md. - From her home office in the suburbs, Susan Smith is part of a movement that may help stem the flow of American jobs to low-cost Asia.

Within a decade, about 3.3 million service-sector jobs will be offshored, or shipped to countries with low labor costs, according to a projection by Forrester Research, a consulting firm.

But Smith is part of a parallel movement called "home-shoring." Instead of moving offshore, call-center jobs like hers are going to home-based U.S. workers, and software-programming jobs are moving to low-cost U.S. metro areas such as Oklahoma City or rural Greenville, N.C., instead of to India.

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Work at home jobs week ending Dec 9th

Please Note- A Legit Company will not ask you for money. These are unresearched work at home job leads. Use common sense if it sounds too job to be true-it probably is. Please post in comments if you have any replies to the jobs applied

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Healthcare Coding Consultant Boston

Internal Auditor North Carolina



Part-time online teacher Anywhere in US

Freelance writers

Whydoworks announce website review program

According to the founders of WhyDoWork.com, the most important information regarding the legitimacy of a work at home program or product rests in its users. With so much uncertainty in the telecommuting and home based business industry, the launch of the product review system at WhyDoWork.com will help unlock the mystery and uncertainty surrounding many work at home opportunities with genuine reviews posted by members of the site's user community.

With the addition of the reviews system at the site, members will have the ability to upload their own products for review, post reviews regarding existing products, and get the information they need to make an informed decision before spending any money.

The new review system has been integrated with the sites current offerings, therefore existing members will not be required to sign up again or change any settings in their account, and new members will enjoy the same free sign up process.

With WhyDoWork.com growing at a rate of over 200 new members per week, the reviews section will give both new and existing members a chance to voice their opinions on a wide range of products and services including affiliate programs, eBooks, popular telecommuting employers, high yield investment programs (HYIP), and more.

Vital to the success and impact of the reviews system at WhyDoWork.com is the contributions of the member community. The active user community will enable the reviews section to grow into the Internet’s largest work at home product review database, where essential information is available free of charge, 24 hours a day.

About the Company:
WhyDoWork Inc. is a Toronto based company responsible for the publishing of www.WhyDoWork.com, a foremost online resource for stay-at-home parents, entrepreneurs, and those looking for quality work at home businesses, resources, advice and job postings. WhyDoWork.com is committed to providing its users with the best online resources available to work at home entrepreneurs totally free of charge.

Thursday, September 29, 2005

Job Lead Websites To Use in Your Telecommuting Search

Let me ask you a question: are you tired of using job sites only to find scam after scam? I bet you're nodding your head in agreement to that question. I know that I was sick and tired of spending all my time online searching for telecommuting jobs only to find scams. Any type of free job site is going to have a few scams, but some sites have more legitimate jobs than others, and some are easier to use than others.
There is one job site that I enjoy, have found the most legitimate jobs from, is the easiest to search through, and has a good variety of jobs. This site is http://www.craigslist.org/. If you've never used this job search website, I would start using it today!

What makes it such a superior job lead website? Well, let me tell you what I personally like about it. I like that there is an option to search telecommuting jobs only; not too many job sites have this option built into the search feature. You simply go to whatever city you want, select whatever category you want, and click on the telecommuting option. Then, it pulls up the telecommuting jobs! It's sooooo easy!

I also enjoy that there are so many great categories, and there are some really diverse categories. If you're looking for jobs in administration, biotech, writing, teaching or many others, you can find them at http://www.craigslist.org/.
I also enjoy that there are so many cities and countries to search through. If you're searching for Canadian telecommuting jobs, there are options to search that country. If you're looking for telecommuting jobs in Ireland, there is an option to search that country and many other countries as well. Plus well over 30 US cities!
To find the best results, I go to http://www.craigslist.org/ and start with the first city, Albany, and start with the first category, accounting and finance, and then start searching through every city and category! Sounds simple right? It is simple, but you need to stay committed to looking for jobs everyday.

Telecommuting jobs go fast, so searching everyday at Craigslist.org will be your best bet. You need to jump on the jobs the day they are listed. Is this going to take time on your part? Of course, but if you're serious about working at home, you will find the time to search everyday for jobs.

Craiglist.org is one of the easiest job search websites I've found, and it's one that I go to in order to find legitimate leads from every single day! My husband has even started using it to find offline jobs in our area.

I have other job search websites that you can try out listed on my MommysPlace site. I haven't used all of the websites on this list, so please know that I can't vouch for them all or tell you if they are the best to use. You should try as many as you want in order to decide which ones work best for you.

http://www.mommysplace.net/work_at_home_job_sites.html

Now get out there and get searching! I wish you the best with your job search.

Nell Taliercio is the owner and founder of TelecommutingMoms.com – which is a leading resource website with work at home jobs and everything a telecommuting mom would need. Come visit us today!

Thursday, August 25, 2005

Scams are every where online.

Scams are every where online. Just about every where you go online you will find ads for so-called "easy and fast money" jobs. Anything that promises "easy money" or "big bucks part time" is full of it. Don't waste your time on something that promises fast and easy money because it's not going to happen.

Let's delve into the scams out there and then talk about resources you can use to research a company!

Common work at home scams to avoid

Typing "Jobs" - you can type in typing jobs in any major search engine and you'll pull up many of these so-called "jobs" typing for "easy" money. Most of the time you will pay a fee, and then they will send you information about how to place ads in local papers to "sell" this so-called job to others. This simply is not a "job" and it's nearly impossible to make a decent income with this. They post testimonials that are either made up or of successful internet marketers in order to persuade you into believing this is a great "job" for you.

Envelope Stuffing - I'm sure you've seen this one everywhere and might have fallen for it. I sure did. Not once, but twice! I thought, "Well the first company was just a scam but this one looks legit" and, yes, I was wrong. I got scammed by this little sucker twice! Please do not fall for this tempting "job". What you'll probably receive (what happened to me) for your "small fee" (which is usually how its worded) is a letter telling you to place that same "envelope-stuffing" ad in newspapers, magazines, online sites and anywhere else you can get your ad. The only way you will earn money is to pass on this scam to other moms who desperately want to work at home. There's no stuffing of envelopes involved. You simply pass on this scam to others and get paid by charging a fee...the same way it happened to you. Please don't fall for this HUGE waste of time and please don't pass this scam on to others.

Assembly/Crafting Scams- If you want to make money with assembly or crafting your best bet is to start your own business and sell your work online, locally and at fairs. The so-called jobs online for assembly or crafts are scams. Usually you will be required to buy supplies or a kit and then, after days or weeks of work, you would send in your work for payment. What usually happens is your work supposedly didn't meet the standards they have and they will either send it back for you to fix or they will keep it and not pay you. If you get the chance to "fix it" and send it back you’ll again be told it didn’t meet the standard. It's a nasty on going cycle and the end result is that you've wasted your hard earned money on the "kit" and you've wasted your valuable time for nothing.

Processing Government Refunds- Boy this one sounds pretty interesting huh? Yet another scam for you to avoid. What the meat of this scam? Basically you'll see ads that you can earn $500 to $1500 a week processing 3rd party government refunds via your computer. You are told that you'll get a list of people who might be home owners and might be entitled to a refund by HUD. They make you pay up to $300 (or even more) for this list. What you’ll do is contact these people and try to get them to share the refund with you, BUT what they fail to tell you is these people can get refunds FREE by calling HUD themselves.

So, if you go through this list and find a few people owed a refund, phone them up and tell them why you're calling, one of three things will happen:

1. They will hang up on you

2. They’ll listen to you, then tell you that their going to research this themselves. Doing so they will find out they don't need you and can get the refund on their own. Therefore you make nothing.

3. You find someone who actually takes you up on your offer. You "help" them get the refund they could have done on their own and you collect your portion. You've basically scammed that person out of all the money owed to them by withholding the fact that they can do this on their own and collect all the money.

Just stay away from this - it's bad for all concerned. And in fact, the HUD site warns people of these so-called "tracers" ... that the public can collect a refund without a “tracer.”

Chain Letters- This usually guarantees you to earn large amounts of money with a one time small investment. (See the trend? Scams ALWAYS ask you for money.) The typical chain letter scheme usually requires you to mail the chain letter, along with a specified amount of money to six (or more) people. And then they must do the same. There just simply aren’t enough people in the world to make this worth your time. AND, it's illegal! The post office says that chain letters are a form of unauthorized lottery and may violate federal mail fraud laws. They also warn not to waste your money! Read more about this at US Postal Service Inspection Services

Medical Claims Billing- I'm sure you've seen this everywhere and it may have caught your eye. This one caught my eye, but I was fortunate enough to meet someone who told me to stay away. The ad will usually state you can make tons of money part time doing "Medical Billing/ Claims Processing. The fee for the software and training can be as high as $7500 or even more. You supposedly get a list of doctors and sample letters in order to gain clients. Although this isn't necessarily the typical scam, it's not as easy (or possible) as they claim it to be. If you want to do this I would take a local class on Medial Billing (or an accredited online school) and then get an offline job doing this...then build your client list and make it home-based.

What have we learned from the examples above? If you have to pay a free, it's a scam, rip off or just not worth your time! So stay away from the above scams.

I would also like to discuss some common red flags to look for with any job offer.

They ask a fee - you should NEVER pay for a job

They claim it's easy work - a real job is never easy

They claim you can earn great money for little work - a real job will never claim you can make riches with little to no work.

They have testimonials about the "job" - a real job offer isn't going to need testimonials posted. Why would they? If they aren't trying to sell something to you, then they won't need to convince you that it's worth your time.

If it says "no kits, no fee's, not MLM...etc." - a real job isn't going to post that in their job ad. If you find a "job" advertised like that you can guarantee it's a business opp. or outright scam.

The words "No Experience Necessary" - although there are some jobs out there that don’t require experience they often won't make that a big part of their ad (or at all) and usually you find this on scam ads.

A 900 number to call for more information - any legitimate company will call you or provide you with an 800 number. If they are a smaller company and don't have an 800 number, then if you inform then you don't wish to use your long distance to call them, they will usually call you.

Resources-
The Better Business Bureau
Web Assured ("Watch List" to see complaints on companies)
The Federal Trade Commission's Consumer Response Center
Scambusters - newsletter you can join too
The National Fraud Information Center

Monday, July 25, 2005

5 Resume Mistakes Telecommuters Often Make

Finding a legit telecommute job can be difficult. Telecommute jobs are in high demand and hundreds if not thousands of other people are competing for the same position.

So how do you stand apart from everyone else? Your résumé.

Your telecommute résumé the first and often the only document a potential employer has to make a hiring decision with. Here are some tips specifically for your telecommute résumé to keep it on the employer’s desk and out of “file number 13”.

I have consulted with telecommute résumé expert Jennifer Anthony of Résumé ASAP to get a list of the top five telecommute résumé mistakes. Here they are!

1. Wild designs or frilly fonts.

If you want to be taken seriously for consideration, avoid using cursive fonts or cutesy clip art. Leave this to personal use; it does not belong on business correspondence. Also, check your e-mail signatures. You don’t want to send your résumé out and then sign your name “Mommy to Sean and Sissy” with little angel graphics around their names.

2. Résumé templates.

“I know for a fact that recruiters hate templates and would rather rip their hair out than read templates”, Jennifer Anthony

Recruiters and hiring managers spend their day (often overtime) sorting through hundreds of résumés. Templates are hard to read, and the design elements often don’t show up correctly on a monitor other than that your own. Hiring managers need to be able to scan your document quickly to see if you are qualified before moving on. If they can’t find out in 6-8 seconds, your résumé is trash. It is better to start with a blank document and look at other résumé examples for inspiration.

3. The selfish objective statement.

If you are using the same old objective statement as everyone else, your résumé may be thrown in the trash because you did not put forth the effort to create a personalized résumé.

Here is an example objective you should avoid:

“A telecommute position allowing me to utilize my knowledge and expertise working from home.”

Why? This statement opens up many questions. What kind of telecommute position? What is your knowledge and expertise? Also take note that using the words “me” and “my” sound very selfish. Instead of telling them what you want, you should be showing them what you have to offer them.

Here is an example of what you can use as your headline:

“Talented and experienced virtual assistant, skilled in all aspects of office management within nonprofit environments.”

(More headline examples can be found at RésuméASAP).

This is targeted and to the point. The reader knows this person is an experienced virtual assistant who is especially skilled in a nonprofit role. No wasted time.

4. Irrelevant Experience.

Don’t list irrelevant work experience just to fill in space. If you are applying for a transcription position, your customer service experience at the local fast food restaurant does not apply. What matters is how much transcribing experience you have, how fast you type, how good your spelling and grammar skills are, and how accurate your work is. Any work experience that deals with these skills can be listed.

5. Personal Information.

Leave off information like how many children you have, how long you have been married, or that you happen to love scuba diving

Let’s look at children and spouses for instance. Some people may see this as stability, but many others look at it as a liability. They may have questions about how you will work out for them with the responsibilities. How often will this person miss work because his/her kids are sick? Is his/her spouse supportive of the telecommuting role? Can he/she work efficiently if the children are home? Employers are not allowed to ask, so why put this on your résumé. Personal information should be left off.

If you write that you love scuba diving, you may think this makes you look like a well-rounded person. However, it could give someone the idea that you love scuba diving more than work. It is best to just leave this kind of info off.


Monday, March 14, 2005

Work at home job leads March 14

Please Note- A Legit Company will not ask you for money. These are unresearched work at home job leads. Use common sense if it sounds too job to be true-it probably is. Please post in comments if you have any replies to the jobs applied

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Contract Recruiter San Fransisco

Natural Food Mastro San Fransisco

Jr. Online Media Specialist San Fransisco

Virtual Admin Assistant San Fransisco

Development Director

Foxpro Albany onsite for 3 months and then telecommute

TYPIST FOR GRAD STUDENT

New business development

MS Publisher and Powerpoint Boston/Cambridge


Technical Recruiter So Easton MA 2 days in office and then telecommute

Friday, March 11, 2005

Work at home job leads Mar 11

Please Note- A Legit Company will not ask you for money. These are unresearched work at home job leads. Use common sense if it sounds too job to be true-it probably is. Please post in comments if you have any replies to the jobs applied

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Lead Generation Atlanta GA



Call Center or Sales Professionals

RN Case manager Huntsville MD

Sales Philly PA 10% travel required

Research Associate Nationwide Please do your research on this-this one is sort of iffy. If they ask for money run the other way.

Thursday, March 10, 2005

Work at home job leads March 9th

Please Note- A Legit Company will not ask you for money. These are unresearched work at home job leads. Use common sense if it sounds too job to be true-it probably is. Please post in comments if you have any replies to the jobs applied

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customer service la

inside sales Chicago

medical coder MD

CUSTOMER SERVICE MI

Inside Sales CA

Lead Generation

Work at home jobs Mar 10

Please Note- A Legit Company will not ask you for money. These are unresearched work at home job leads. Use common sense if it sounds too job to be true-it probably is. Please post in comments if you have any replies to the jobs applied

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Freelance music reviewer San Fransisco

PHP-Programmer San Fransisco

Tuesday, March 08, 2005

Work at home job leads March 8th

Please Note- A Legit Company will not ask you for money. These are unresearched work at home job leads. Use common sense if it sounds too job to be true-it probably is. Please post in comments if you have any replies to the jobs applied

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virtutal assistant nationwide

Marketing specialist Boston

Personal excutive assistant Nationwide

telemarketing Los Angeles

Monday, March 07, 2005

Work at home job leads March 7th

Please Note- A Legit Company will not ask you for money. These are unresearched work at home job leads. Use common sense if it sounds too job to be true-it probably is. Please post in comments if you have any replies to the jobs applied

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transcription Nationwide



Billing Manager Brentwood TN

appointment setter St Pete FL



PT BOOKKEEPER St Petersburg FL

Sunday, March 06, 2005

WORK AT HOME JOB LEADS MAR 5/6

Please Note- A Legit Company will not ask you for money. These are unresearched work at home job leads. Use common sense if it sounds too job to be true-it probably is. Please post in comments if you have any replies to the jobs applied

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Lead generation TX

travel agent NY

Sales rep

Sales rep advertising SC



loan processor CA

Dispatcher San Diego CA

executive sales



story book artist

PR person

Friday, March 04, 2005

Work at home job leads March 4

Please Note- A Legit Company will not ask you for money. These are unresearched work at home job leads. Use common sense if it sounds too job to be true-it probably is. Please post in comments if you have any replies to the jobs applied

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Web designer New York City

Legal phone work

Event planner/admin Oakland CA

Senior Web Designer

Sales Consultant - Independent Contractor Nationwide

Ecommerce Marketing Specialist

Developer Washington DC

Software Application Developer Washington DC

Thursday, March 03, 2005

Work at home jobs March 3

Please Note- A Legit Company will not ask you for money. These are unresearched work at home job leads. Use common sense if it sounds too job to be true-it probably is. Please post in comments if you have any replies to the jobs applied

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Sales rep TX or Nationwide

Healthcare recruiter NJ

Java Web Developer

Customer Service rep Richmond VA

Appointment Setter Chicago

Appointment Setter Nationwide

Wednesday, March 02, 2005

Work at home job leads Mar 2nd

Please Note- A Legit Company will not ask you for money. These are unresearched work at home job leads. Use common sense if it sounds too job to be true-it probably is. Please post in comments if you have any replies to the jobs applied

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Telemarketing Real Estate

Microsoft Content Management Server developer

Appointment Setter Chicago

Telemarketing FL



Inside Sales FL

PT Admin Assist San Fransisco


Loan officers CA in home office or at their work location

Field Adminstration Coordinator CA


Freelance production artist Boston

Retail buyer for internet store Boston

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Tuesday, March 01, 2005

Work at home job leads March 1st

Please Note- A Legit Company will not ask you for money. These are unresearched work at home job leads. Use common sense if it sounds too job to be true-it probably is. Please post in comments if you have any replies to the jobs applied

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On call staffing coordinator San Diego

Security Attorneys Dallas Check all jobs to see more attorney home based offers.

web designer

Writer for Hospitality Beverage Sales Training

Freelance webdesigner Portlant OR

Legal Assistant Anywhere

Real estate writer anywhere

Customer Service rep Lafayette La Must train in their office



Physians Assistant Phone Consultants Clearwater FL

recruiter Salt Lake City



Freelance Grahpic/webdesigner

Monday, February 28, 2005

Work at home job leads Feb 28

Please Note- A Legit Company will not ask you for money. These are unresearched work at home job leads. Use common sense if it sounds too job to be true-it probably is. Please post in comments if you have any replies to the jobs applied

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Professional Flash freelancer St Louis

web designer Providence RI

artist Chicago

Appointment Setter Nationwide

on-call staffing AZ

Lead Generation Many local nationswide including Seattle, San Antonio Click on all jobs posted to see

Payroll Newton PA

Medical Transcription AZ As always research!


At Home Typist AZ Research this in dept as well

Admin Assist Norwalk CT some in office some at home

Advanced ASP.NET/SQL Server Developer New York

sales assistant New York

Sunday, February 27, 2005

Work at home jobs leads Feb 26/27

Please Note- A Legit Company will not ask you for money. These are unresearched work at home job leads. Use common sense if it sounds too job to be true-it probably is. Please post in comments if you have any replies to the jobs applied

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Customer Service Rep Westchester-Rockland-Putnam NY

Customer Service Overland FL

Inside sales IL

Data entry onsite for 6 months then at home Miami FL

Telemarketing OH

Telemarketing OH

PT Attorney Fort Worth TX


Appointment Setter KS


telesales

Accounting positions
Columbia SC

bookkeeper San Fransisco

Sales Associate