Working from home can be a blessing and a curse at the same time. The option to telecommute or work from home full-time can really enhance your mood and really give you some sort of work life balance.
Many top companies like Amazon and United Health Care allow their workers to work from home full or part-time.
It takes discipline to work from home.
I'm very grateful for my work from home opportunities over the years. I got see my youngest child grow up. I got enjoy every important moment on those days when he would come home from school. I’m really grateful for the special moments I got to witness. Moments that I wouldn’t have witnessed if I was working in an office full time. Life is very short and we must enjoy the little things while still attempting to provide for our families.
In this article I’m going to give you 5 tips that can help you succeed at working from home.
PLEASE READ: All jobs listed are advertised as telecommute jobs . Note: Some jobs will list a location and you may have to reside in that location to be considered for the job. To apply to the jobs listed , click on the link provided. Please read and follow the instructions on the job announcement.
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Working from Home can be very productive if done correctly. If daily goals aren't set. We can spend half the day doing task that aren't focused. During the time we are working from home, we need to be very focused on our task that need to be completed.
Working from home is great alternative to the daily commute, dealing with the office politics, and can be very helpful if you have young kids. Working from home offers great freedom, but if you are not disciplined it's not going to work for you. Here is 5 tips to stay on task with your work from home opportunity that will benefit you and your employer.
1. Create your own space – Working from your chair in your bedroom or the kitchen table will not work. I used to share a office with my my wife, that didn't work for me. I found a area up stairs in the open play area my kids use. I created my own office in a small area over by the window and moved a desk and all the other office things I needed to do my job. Try to eliminate all distractions in your dedicated office space and only use it for work – just like you would do at your desk in an office.
2. Set boundaries – When at the office you are more likely not to get interrupted by family. When working from home. Do not disturb rules need to be established. Whatever your rule is, make sure everybody in the family is on the same page.
Work From Home scams been around for awhile and they still exist. Please do your research when you are seeking Work From Home employment. Below is 5 Work From Home scams.
Spot a WFH Scam
- Paying for a Job: You shouldn't pay for a job or a startup fee. There will be some jobs where you will have to pay for training. Arise is one of the legit companies where you have to pay for training on the particular system you will be working on. Always do your research.
- Package Processing: This requires you to receive goods, check content, and mail out goods to a destination. These goods are often stolen, which makes you a part of criminal activity. Just pass on Package Processing.
- Phishing: If a job offer requires clicking a specific link or asks for detailed personal and financial information, it's trying to collect sensitive information for malicious use.
- Envelope Stuffing: Legitimate jobs don't have you sitting around stuffing envelopes.
- Product assembly: You may have to invest hundreds of dollars for equipment or supplies. After you've bought your supplies and done the work, the company doesn't pay you – supposedly because your work isn't "up to standard. It happens, stay away from 'Product assembly' jobs.
If you have spent money and time on a work-at-home program and now believe it’s not legitimate, contact the company and ask for a refund. Let company representatives know that you plan to notify law enforcement about your experience. If you can’t resolve the dispute with the company, file a complaint with:
The FTC at ftc.gov/complaint or 1-877-FTC-HELP (1-877-382-4357).
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