Working at Home via the Internet is not a new idea. Becoming a telecommuter has become easier and the jobs have improved. I like this option because you can live way out yonder (like me) and still work for a brick and mortar business.
When considering a Work at Home job you can consider the money you save as part of your pay. The commute time and gas you save. The expense of clothes you buy just for work. The time spent getting ready for work, and paying a baby sitter.
You would be amazed at how many timed you call a business and talk to someone who is working form home. When you call Southwest Airlines for a reservation you are talking to a person working in their home office.
The money you save can out-weigh the cost of setting up for work. You will need a good computer and high speed Internet.
Advantages of working from home:
* Live anywhere and work for a going concern.
* You would be working for a business that is already running.
* Great way to earn money while pursuing another online Internet business. You would be at home earning money, making it easier to spend time learning and producing for any new venture you may want to get going.
* A reliable paycheck.
* A good “stay at home mom” or retirement job.
* A set schedule. For those who need and want that kind of constraint.
Disadvantages of working from home:
* People complain that staying at home lacks the social interaction.
* Pay is not always the best…but I always consider travel time, gas money and I spend less on other things.
* Having to pay for computer and high-speed Internet. Check with your tax advisor, this may be tax deductible.
Scams: There are “Work at Home” scams out there so be scam savvy. Scambusters will give you reliable advise on what to look for and a list of scams and how they work. The key to avoiding any scam is to “know before you go”. Know exactly what you are getting into. Check it out thoroughly. Do not agree to a work at home job when you have to pay money up front in order to work.
“If opportunity doesn’t knock build a door.” – Milton Berle