Work From Home Handbook

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Nolo, Feb 14, 2008 - Business & Economics - 168 pages
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Make going to the office optional!

Haven't you ever wished that you didn't have to waste hours in rush-hour traffic on your commute to the office? Had more time with your kids? Or simply had the luxury to go to work in your pajamas?

Co-produced with USA TODAY, The Work From Home Handbook is an excellent resource for anyone who dreams of a work-from-home career. You can find the option that best suits your personal, financial and professional goals through the book's systematic, step-by-step advice.

This book shows you how to:
  • Find out where and how you work best
  • Prepare a great proposal for your current employer
  • Demonstrate productivity in your home office

    If your current employer is inflexible, this book also covers finding a new "beyond the office" job, or becoming an independent contractor.

    Filled with solid tips, real-life examples, practical advice and - best of all - inspiration, The Work From Home Handbook can help you transform and achieve a healthy balance in your life and career.

    Seventy-nine of Fortune Magazine's "100 Best Companies to Work For" last year allowed - even encouraged - employees to work from home at least 20 percent of the time. More than two thirds of all American companies offered some telework options in 2005. And the country's largest employer - the U.S. government - encourages employees to work from home "to the maximum extent possible." Don't be left behind. Find out how you can chose this career option for yourself.
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    User Review  - GlennBell - LibraryThing

    Relatively short book. Covers work at home arrangements with your employer (several days a week), self-employed, or as a remote employee. Gives advice on how to make agreements with your boss and on ... Read full review

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    User Review  - chsbellboy - LibraryThing

    Boring book, normal advice on woking from home... nothing too original. This is a disappointment in the nolo line of books- they normally have much better titles to their credit. Read full review

    Contents

    INTRODUCTION
    CHAPTER
    How Your Company Wins
    How You and Your Family Win
    Look How Hard Were Working
    CHAPTER
    Part or FullTime Telework?
    Will You Like Flying Solo?
    Is Freelancing for You?
    Tiny HomeBased Businesses May Be Your Best Clients
    Finding That First Freelance Job
    Setting Rates
    Entering Into Client Agreements
    Sample Letter Agreement
    Make Sure Youre Properly Insured
    Qualifying as an Independent Contractor

    Being Your Own Boss
    Stepping Off the Fast Track
    Savvy Employers Provide Telework Training
    Where Will the Desk Go?
    Getting Out of the House
    Who Will Mind the Kids?
    Coffee Shop Meets Office Space at Coworking Sites
    CHAPTER
    Desk Jobs Work Best
    Teleworkers Whove Made the News
    Can You Be a Team Player From Home?
    What If Youre the Boss?
    Does Your Job Require Personal or Client Contact?
    What Equipment Will You Need?
    Does Business Travel Already Take You Away From the Office?
    Teleworkability Checklist
    If Your Current Job Isnt Teleworkable
    CHAPTER
    Is Your Office Ready for Teleworkers?
    Transform Your Personal Reasons Into Business Reasons
    Line Up the Facts That Support Teleworking
    Good Spots to Fish for Data
    Writing Up Your Telework Proposal
    Teleworking Proposal
    Presenting Your Proposal
    Be Ready for Objections
    CHAPTER
    Find a TeleworkFriendly Employer
    Find an Advertised WorkatHome Job
    Telework Jobs You Might Not Find Advertised
    Avoid Schemes and Scams
    CHAPTER
    Taxes for Freelancers
    When You Become the Employer
    Common deductions for freelancers
    Not a Business Expense
    Indirect Expenses to Include in Your Home Office Deduction
    CHAPTER
    Paying for Your WorkRelated Expenses
    The Home Office Deduction
    Working for an Employer in Another State
    Filing Your Taxes
    CHAPTER
    Ready Set What?
    Draw Limits for Friends and Family
    Show Your Stuff
    Come Out of Your Cave
    Order Once an Hour
    Keep Yourself in the Loop
    Dont Hit Send When Youre Mad
    Check in With Yourself
    Check in With Your Manager and Coworkers
    Best Places to Live in the USA
    Index
    D
    G
    J
    M
    R
    S
    U
    Z
    Copyright

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    About the author (2008)

    Attorney Diana Fitzpatrick is a legal editor at Nolo, working primarily on small business books. Prior to joining Nolo, Diana worked for the City Attorney's Office in San Francisco in the finance and bond department. She is a graduate of NYU School of Law and Barnard College.

    Stephen Fishman is the author of many Nolo books, most recently Tax Deductions for Professionals. Other titles include Deduct It! Lower Your Small Business Taxes, Every Landlord's Tax Deduction Guide and Home Business Tax Deductions - plus many other legal and business books. He received his law degree from the University of Southern California. After time in government and private practice, he became a full-time legal writer.

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