Want to Work from Home? Ever Given a Thought to Telecommuting?

Written by Vishal P. Rao


Copyright 2004, Vishal P. Rao

There are many mistaken definitions of what telecommuting means. The very name givesrepparttar impression of someone answering work telephone calls from home or typing furiously away at their computers.

Traditionally, telecommuting meant that an employee was linked from home to their company's computer network. But today telecommuting is much broader than that and really includes anyone who does even a portion of his or her work at home. This can includerepparttar 116963 computer or telephone workrepparttar 116964 name implies, but it can also mean researching, working on drawings, or performing other types of information analysis. Telecommuting really is as simple as a person working from somewhere outsiderepparttar 116965 office.

There is also a misconception among many of today's workers that you have to own a business to work from your home. This just isn't alwaysrepparttar 116966 case anymore. More and more people are able to perform their jobs from home. Now more than everrepparttar 116967 business world is realizingrepparttar 116968 variety of benefits telecommuting can have on companies and their personnel.

Exactly what arerepparttar 116969 benefits of telecommuting? Here are just a few:

1. Less time for commuting means more time withrepparttar 116970 family.

Even if a worker's commute is only 30 minutes each way, which isn't much in today's business world, not having to take this commute can add an extra 5 hours a week an employee can spend with his or her family. This is 5 hoursrepparttar 116971 employee wasn't previously working or doing personal things. Just 5 hours of dead time duringrepparttar 116972 week getting from one spot to another.

2. Telecommuting can also provide a person withrepparttar 116973 ability to handle personal appointments without having to take entire days off.

Employees can take an hour or two throughrepparttar 116974 day to go to doctor appointments or school conferences close to their homes and simply make uprepparttar 116975 time later inrepparttar 116976 day. This can equal higher productivity for employees.

3. Less commuting can reduce an employee's costs.

For many of today's employees,repparttar 116977 price of gas and car maintenance is onrepparttar 116978 rise. These costs associated with going torepparttar 116979 office can be greatly reduced by telecommuting even a couple of days a week. Many workers today even say they would take a job making a little less money if they had repparttar 116980 opportunity to telecommute. This can truly be a win-win situation forrepparttar 116981 employer and employee.

Balancing SEO and Other Forms Of Advertising

Written by Dan J. Fry


Search engines are by and farrepparttar largest supplier of traffic to your web site. Moreover, its targeted, meaningrepparttar 116962 visitors that arrive at your site were looking for information that you are delivering. At least this isrepparttar 116963 goal ofrepparttar 116964 search engines: to deliver high quality results to web surfers.

Recent major changes in Google, Yahoo and MSN have putrepparttar 116965 internet market however in a frenzy. Asrepparttar 116966 search engines battle it out to berepparttar 116967 one producingrepparttar 116968 highest quality results by frequently altering their index algorithm, search engine optimization has taken an almost obsessive importance.

The problem I see is thatrepparttar 116969 battle is not going to end soon and repeatedly trying to stay ahead by optimizing after each re- indexing is truly a never ending battle. A balance must be struck between search engine advertising and other online venues.

Starting out with an online home business business is intimidating. There is pressure to build a quality site, offer valuable information, promote, build subscribers,...andrepparttar 116970 list goes on and on. Having a few different forms of advertising that you slowly utilize can payoff big inrepparttar 116971 long run. With a market that can change on an hourly basis, you musn't focus too heavily on any single form of site promotion.

Think of it as your advertising bag of goodies. You reach in and pull out one method and give it a try. Don't dump all of your resources into it. Spread them out. Reach in and pick another, until you have a few inrepparttar 116972 works. Now pause and see which is working. Tweak a bit here and there and sit back again. Continuously re-evaluating your advertising campaigns, you will begin to grow a deep feeling as to which works for your online business.

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