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My Work From Home Story – It’s a Journey

There are so many reasons why people would want to work from home. Some people hate wearing work-appropriate clothing; others want to stay home with their children. Some people feel bogged down by cubicles, want to be their own boss, or even have a hard to deal with mental handicap that makes working from home the ideal situation. No matter your reasoning for getting into it, working from home has many advantages.   But for me, my work from home journey started by accident in 2010 when I was 20 years old and still...

7 Best Reasons to Work From Home

An increasing number of people are engaging in work from home opportunities and finding it better than traditional office work. Working from home, which is also known as telecommuting, has increased in countries like the US. Home-based workers now span a broad range of jobs right from sales assistants and realtors to freelance writers and virtual assistants, with a correspondingly wide range of incomes. This type of work is considered to be good for an individual’s health as well as productivity. Research conducted by Stanford University on employees of a Chinese travel agency revealed...

7 Questions to Ask an Employer Before Starting Work From Home Jobs...

Have you just received the offer of your dream work from home or telecommuting assignment? Way to go! But, before you accept the deal and the agreement, make sure that you have clear communication with the prospective employer about your role, responsibilities, and the work process. Working from home can be fun, but at the same time stressful, because you have to manage your own schedule as well as keep your guard up with work at home scams. You will come to find that employers and organizations have a defined set of policies and...

The Key to Work-at-Home Success

You will hear many ways to successfully work at home. However, it all comes down to one key to be successful working at home. That key is, prioritizing. If you can prioritize, you can work at home. It sounds simple, but it can challenge us very often when you are constantly home balancing every thing, every day of your life.   There are thousands of tips and tricks to working at home, but if you do not get the key of prioritizing you will have a hard time mastering working at home. What is...

Don’t Be A Starving Artist; Work From Home

We see it a lot nowadays; the case of the “starving artist.” It’s the same testimony, choosing whether or not to pursue a cookie-cutter career over pursuing a lifelong dream. As more and more people choose this path each day, it’s almost become common knowledge that this road almost always leads to a self-induced financial stump. So is it a sure-fire way to fail financially? Is there a way to pursue your unstable career while remaining financially stable? The idea isn’t an old one, but some of the solutions might be. The obvious fix...

5 Ways to Maximize Your Work Hours from Home

A typical complaint of a new work from home employee would be how to work with all the many distractions that are always around. The answer is to maximize the hours you are working, so that if a distraction happens you are ready for it, and can handle it quickly without missing a beat. If you work at home you have to have some discipline to your work if you ever want to exceed or even excel. You must be able to multitask and make the most of the hours that you work whether...

How to Go From Distracted to Productive When Working From Home...

When it comes to working from home, productivity is key. Any sort of distraction can keep you from getting your work done in a timely manner. To nip distractions in the bud, follow these simple tips.   Tip #1: Work in the same designated area daily Having one area associated with work will keep you in the mood to get things done. For example, if you work on the kitchen table you may end up thinking about the dirty dishes instead of your to-do list for the day. Setting up an area just to...

How to Combat Feelings of Isolation When Working From Home...

For those of you who are either married, a part-time worker or a mother, it is a bit easier to socialize on a regular basis. There’s always a spot open on your calendar for: Going out with your husband or partner Attending your children’s school functions Having a night out with your friends Spending the day on a family outing But for those of you who are WAHM (work-at-home moms), sometimes solitude, which is considered an opportunity to work undisturbed, can turn out to be unhealthy. The feeling of isolation and loneliness can lead...

5 Things You Should Never Do When Working From Home...

When I started working from home I did absolutely everything incorrectly. Everything.   Through trial and error over the past few years, I’ve come to learn five very important work from home no-nos. Here I am today to share those mistakes with you and how I moved past them. I hope they help you on your telecommuting journey.   Mistake #1: I didn’t have a work schedule.   If you think that working from home means you can work whenever you’d like… you are both right and wrong.   I started my work from...

The Work-At-Home Revolution

It’s Tuesday morning and I roll out of bed at nine o’clock. I wake up to the sounds of my husband cooking breakfast and my toddler playing joyfully while watching morning cartoons. I am greeted with a giant kiss from both. After a lovely breakfast, we put our child down for a nap and decide to have some coffee on the back porch. I love sitting and relaxing on the back porch in my pajamas. As we lounge in our pajamas on the porch we notice people rushing home from work for lunch. Going...

5 Activities to Keep Your Kids Happy While You Work From Home...

As a work at home mom (WAHM), when you have children at home you might find it challenging to stay focused on your work tasks. If you have toddlers the biggest problem usually is that they are distracting. Yes, they are busy pulling out everything right from emptying the cabinets to cluttering the room. They are busy in keeping you busy too. But, usually the best tips are either working when the kids take a nap or watch TV, hiring a babysitter or trying to get your work done when everyone else is in...

Finding the Work at Home Job That Works for You

Are you wondering if you are the type of person that can work at home? Or are you scared that perhaps you are not self-regimented enough to find working at home satisfying and rewarding? Most of the time when a work at home job fails it is because it was a bad fit from the start.   Like every career, switching to a new job is hard, but switching to a stay at home job can seem even harder. It pushes you to be your own boss, your own scheduler even your own micromanager....

7 Ways to Stay Focused Working at Home

The top challenge I had to face after my daughter was born was being able to consistently stay focused working from home. It took great discipline to sit alone behind a computer knowing that any minute my daughter would cry. Fueled by anxiety, I’d get terribly distracted and feel so unproductive, I’d go to the fridge and check my Facebook status. Surely there had to be a better way.   Let’s face it. Working at home isn’t exactly convenient when there are so many distractions and time at a premium.   Since I was...

How to Take a Sick Day When You Work From Home

Woke up with a fever today? Taking a day off from work isn’t on your wish list – especially if you work from home and have deadlines looming. You might think a day off from work is easier than it would be if you were at your old job, but in fact it comes with a host of problems. A day off from work means you will have to make up for that later. So, you might be struggling with the question, is it worth taking a sick leave when you’ll end up having...

Find Work Balance From Within

A big perk about working from home is being able to make your own schedule or at least have a flexible schedule. A problem many of us run into is that we do not take enough time out for ourselves throughout the day. Balancing our work and our stay at home responsibilities can be hard. When do you ever get to calm down and feel some relaxation in order to re-energize yourselves?   A great thing to do is to take five minutes to do a short meditation. This five minute meditation can restore...

The Benefits of Working Part-Time Online – While in College...

Attending college can be a life-changing yet stressful experience for almost anyone. College is the time to discover your true self, and maybe even get a head start in your career. Even so, between all those classes and loans, how can anyone expect to land a job relevant to their pathway that actually pays well? Realizing this, many undergraduate and graduate students are taking a path less traveled, or rather, less known about. Working for a company online from home is the modern solution to the need for fast cash and it’s rapidly growing....

Creating the Perfect Home-Office Space

Many people view working from home as the opportunity to kick their feet up on the couch and work on their laptop, but that doesn’t mean you should necessarily do that every day. Sure, there are times when it’s super convenient to hop on your laptop while you’re sitting on the couch and bang out a few emails, but most of the time it’s best to designate a specific work area in order to stay organized, more on task, and much more productive. We’re here to help you create a home-office space perfect for...

2015: 3 Work-from-Home Resolutions for a More Productive Year...

January is always a time to look forward to – it’s a chance to create a new beginning, set new goals, and focus on what lies ahead. With January completely behind us now and February almost halfway through – sometimes it’s easy to forget or brush aside the resolutions made January 1st. But we are here to remind you that you can achieve the goals you set and get back on the wagon! So long as you are honest and realistic in your resolutions, your goals are absolutely achievable! This can include work-from-home goals...

High-Pay Work at Home Careers

The perks of working from home are vast – between not having to commute, the ability to have a flexible schedule, and being able to spend more time with your kids – it’s no wonder more and more people every day are looking for an opportunity to hop on this, increasingly popular, bandwagon. Most of the time, however, there’s a perception that work-from-home jobs don’t pay as much as an office job. A lot of people still believe that in order to make more money and move up the career ladder they need to...

Welcome To The Home Office Careers Community

Home Office Careers is a small, enthusiastic company located on the Gold Coast of Florida. Our team is full of extremely intelligent individuals who have a passion for people. We want to see our members transform their lives by finding work that suits their lifestyle. No matter your reason for seeking a home-office job, Home Office Careers is here to make your dream a reality. So how do we do that? It starts with research. Our researchers are college educated and experts at spotting scams. Every job posted by Home Office Careers has undergone...