Working at Home : The Dream and the Reality

Written by Stephen Bucaro

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Although you may attend some ofrepparttar meetings at work, everyone knowsrepparttar 116960 real organizational communications happens at water cooler gossip sessions. And guess who's getting blamed for allrepparttar 116961 departments screw-ups and forrepparttar 116962 work being behind schedule. The person who's not there to defend themself.

It's not only your boss and coworkers that think you're not working, but your family and friends too. If you are at home, you are not really working, so you have plenty of time to do chores, run errands, babysit, and chat with visitors.

Although you might have some flexibility in work hours, you will find that maintaining a regular schedule and routine is very important for your productivity. It provides predictability to your friends and family so they understand when you can be approached and when you may not be interrupted.

Everyone dreams of working at home, but a large percentage of those who try don't succeed. Why do they fail? Because working at home requires a job suited for working at home, a home suited for working in, a worker with strong self discipline, and a boss who knows how to manage telecommuting employees effectively. Unfortunately, this is a rare combination. ---------------------------------------------------------- Resource Box: Copyright(C)2003 Bucaro TecHelp. To learn how to maintain your computer and use it more effectively to design a Website and make money onrepparttar 116963 Web visit To subscribe to Bucaro TecHelp Newsletter Send a blank email to ----------------------------------------------------------


Is Working Part-Time a Practical Alternative to Working At Home?

Written by Kandi Traxel

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Cost of childcare. This can berepparttar biggest obstacle for those seeking part time work. Many centers or individuals that provide childcare either do not care for children on a part-time basis, or they charge full-time fees for part-time care.

Okay, so you have weighed allrepparttar 116959 options, and you are ready to go to work. Where do you begin?

Here are a few ideas and places to find part time work, along with benefits that some will provide for their part time employees:

Day Care Centers, Church Daycares, & Church Nurseries: Many will let you bring your own children free of charge!

Home Day Care: Even with one child (depending on where you live) you could earn $80, $90 up to $125 in many areas for caring for one infant in your home. That translates to utility bills, car payments, groceries, and many other monthly bills.

Mall Stores Arerepparttar 116960 Ticket! Visit your local shopping mall, primarily clothing stores, craft stores, and other “women related” stores. These places hire of lot of part time help, especially duringrepparttar 116961 holidays

Discount Stores: Many discount stores such as Wal-Mart or K-mart hire TONS of part time workers in MANY areas; in their stores, offices, warehouses and more.

Home Reps for Avon, Home Interiors, Tupperware, etc.: Try your local yellow pages or a web search to find info about these business opportunities.

Put Your Creative Abilities to Work for You! Flower arranging, crafting, tole painting, quilting, and more! Sell your handicrafts or teach others! Many craft stores offer areas or rooms in their stores for this type of thing.

How Talented Are You? If you play an instrument, sing or are a whiz at geometry, start your own small business, by giving piano lessons, voice lessons, or tutoring.

House/Office Cleaning Advertise in your local paper for house or office cleaning, running errands or yard work. Small office cleaning is a great way to earn extra money for just a few hours per evening.

NOTE: For any type of job listed above(where you are not receiving a paycheck from an employer) make sure that you researchrepparttar 116962 laws and regulations in your city and state in regards to zoning, sales taxes, insurance etc. before you start.

Search your local newspaper classifieds. Many companies now advertise for employees onrepparttar 116963 internet and you can search thru hundreds of job listing databases, most of them free of charge.

Working part-time might not berepparttar 116964 ideal option that many moms dream about, but it can be a practical and rewarding alternative for many of us. Keep your options open, stay flexible. Happy job hunting!

Kandi Traxel is the owner of Country Moms Online Family of Sites. These sites include WAHM Central, The Country Freebie Marketplace, & TCM General Store. Visit her here:

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