Will Work from Home: Earn the Cash--Without the Commute

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Penguin, Aug 5, 2008 - Business & Economics - 272 pages
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Escape the cube. Ditch the commute. It?s not just a dream anymore.

Many people already spend 12 hours a day getting to work, working, getting home from work. Here?s some good news: thanks to advances in technology, acceptance of outsourcing, the trend towards corporate flextime, and other factors, working from home is easier than ever.

Good Morning America?s Workplace Contributor Tory Johnson and consumer advocate Robyn Freedman Spizman tell readers exactly how to turn today?s cultural change to their advantage without giving up an income. Specific business plans will teach them how to:
? Take their current position home
? Find a new company whose policies will allow them to work from home
? Reseach a product they believe in, and sell it from home
? Start their own business, doing something they love, for a minimal initial investment

With real-life stories, a step-by-step plan, resource guides, and lists of scams to avoid, this is the book that will help readers finally make the leap??and show them that they don?t have to give up their family, creativity, or peace of mind to earn a decent salary.

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Nuts and Bolts
How It Works
Is It Right for Me?
The Challenges
Costs and Fine Print
Check the Buyback Policy
Its All About You
Online Opportunities

Companies Are Listening
Teleworking Works
One Solution for Many Needs
Proven Paths to Working from Home
WorkingfromHome Rewards
Some Precautions
The Purpose of a Guide
Hired at Homethe FiveMinute Readiness Quiz
Discover Your Path
Mine Your Motivations
Learn More About You
Now Play the Match Game
Read the Tea Leaves
Start to See Yourself in Her
The Trends Are in Your Favor
Envision Your Goal
Plan Your Hike
Can You Do Your Job at Home?
Defining Workplace Flexibility
Create a WinWin Scenario
Asking the Boss
Building Your Case
What If the Answer Is NO?
If the Answer Is YES
Managing Your Career from Home
Making a Smooth Transition
Plusses for Them
Its a Workers Market out There
Job Shop til You Drop
You Mean I Have to Interview for This?
Ten Million and You
Entering the Entrepreneur Zone
Skys the Limit
Track the Trends
Other Resources
InPerson Opportunities
Thoughts on Pricing
We Tried This at Home
Do This Before You Pay
Do Not Reveal Secure Information
Dont Be Too Quick to Say Yes
YoursAll Yours
Table the Idea
Other Great Ideas
Prepare for Takeoff
Headset at Home
Be Prepared
Asking for Help
Dealing with Distractions
Staying Motivated and Responding to Rejections
You Mean I Get a Coffee Break?
What You Dont Know Can Hurt You
Know Your Resources
Get and Stay Organized
Records as Business Tools
Choosing a Business Structure
You May Need an EIN
Zoning Matters
Hobby vs Business
Accounting Matters
Separate Business and Personal Finances
Update Your Books Often
Insurance Issues
Taxing Matters
Retirement Planning
Taking Care of Business
Its Going to Take Some Work
Prepare for Success
Two in Your Corner

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Tory Johnson is the founder and CEO of Women For Hire, a nationally respected organization that produces career fairs and conducts job-seeking seminars for women throughout the country. She is a frequent media guest and has appeared on CNN, CBS, NBC, and FOX news. Robyn Freedman Spizman, has authored more than sixty books and is a frequent guest on CNN and Headline News, and has appeared for two decades as a consumer advocate on NBC in Atlanta. Lindsey Pollak, a Yale graduate, is involved with many national women’s organizations and has served as Director of Business Development at WorkingWoman.com.

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