By Robert DiGiacomo
Telecommuting isn't just appealing because it allows you to work in your pajamas, it can also be a sign of how much your company respects your abilities and is willing to pay you. Research from Payscale.com shows full-time workers who telecommute in more than a dozen professions,... Read More »
After becoming unemployed twice in three years, I had had it. Done! At 40, I no longer wanted the corporate setting, the 9-to-5, or the job-robbing bosses. I wanted something of my own. But what was it? The "it" of freedom to be my own boss.
I live at the beach in New Jersey. I wanted my own ... what? What... Read More »
It's the perfect middle ground -- not your office cubicle, and not your mother's basement.
The local Starbucks. Read More »
If you're going to be spending many hours working at home, you might as well treat yourself to a home office space that will make you feel comfortable, motivated, efficient and creative. Philadelphia interior designer Donna Hoffman suggests that rather than think of it as a "home office," you think of it as a... Read More »
By Selena Dehne, JIST Publishing
If you're thinking about freelancing or starting your own business, you need to consider which type of work setting is best for your situation. Can you afford to lease a space? If so, should you or would it be a better idea to work from home and redirect your money elsewhere?... Read More »
Working from home, or in a remote environment not immediately accessible to company headquarters, has become more than a fad. In today's global economy it's almost become a necessity. Still, there are employers that hesitate to let go of the opportunity to manage employees in person, according to a recent... Read More »
Some people either have too much time on their hands, or they've been out of work so long that any get-rich-quick scheme sounds appealing. Such could be the case of one "resourceful" guy in Ronkonkoma, Long Island, who, to put it generously, might feel he's providing a vital cleanup service to those who are... Read More »
All moms know that being a mom is a full-time job in itself. But since it doesn't pay the bills, many continue to work a traditional job while raising their children. Others are finding creative ways to morph the stay-at-home-mom role to a hybrid stay-at-home/work-at-home role. Sara Haley is just one of the... Read More »
The American dream is no longer anchored to a traditional 9-to-5 job, as countless millions of once-salaried employees can attest to. While the economy is showing signs of improvement, the bloom is off the rose. Read More »
U.S. managers are finding that you don't need to go all the way to India to find workers to outsource labor. A new trend in the United States is employing virtual work force team members in tiny, rural areas of not-so densely populated states like Utah and Kentucky. This is called "rural sourcing," and it's... Read More »
Reports on CNN, advertisements on Yahoo boasting easy ways to make money from home, a job posting links on Google, professional e-mails sent directly to his inbox and phone interviews were what reassured Terry*, a 61-year-old writer based in the Midwest, that Mary's Money Blog was a legitimate employer.... Read More »
Admittedly this job isn't going to do much to pull down unemployment numbers, but it's certainly going to make one person -- maybe even a recent college grad -- really happy. Uber-celebrity Ashton Kutcher is looking for a Vice President of Pop Culture, and while it doesn't pay all that well ($50K for one... Read More »
by Beth Braccio Hering, Special to CareerBuilder
From parents to retirees to employees fed up with daily commutes, there are many people out there who would like the chance to work from home -- and scammers know it. Christine Durst, co-author of 'Work at Home Now: The No-Nonsense Guide to Finding Your... Read More »
by Kerry Hannon for AARP
Returning to work is an economic necessity for some retirees and a personal choice for others. Either way, the prospect of long commutes and annoying co-workers can be daunting. A good compromise might be to find a work-at-home job.
That's what Jackie Booley did. In 2007, she... Read More »
With hand-written ledgers being obsolete and all aspects of accounting being digitized, more and more small businesses are finding that they have no need for a full-time bookkeeper who comes into the office every day.
That's bad news for full-time bookkeepers, but good news for the enterprising people out... Read More »
MLM Company: Discovery Toys
Becky Gaviola of Boise, Idaho, always thought of herself as the corporate type. Someone who went to work in an office, on a set schedule, and someone who had no time for things like MLM companies or home-based businesses. Until she had lunch with another mother and her toddler,... Read More »
In this tough economy, it's hard enough for record numbers of the unemployed to find a job. Now, in addition to fighting the frustration of a challenging job search; the desperate unemployed also have to fend off a new trend of clever and unscrupulous online scam artists using deceptively enticing job... Read More »
In 1997 when jobs were plentiful and the workplace was considered stable, Julie Englehardt left her career in broadcast television so that she could join a different sort of work force: stay- at-home moms (SAHM).
Julie loved being home with her son and freelancing part time as a writer and PR rep in... Read More »
Looking to earn extra cash this holiday season? Working from home can be a great alternative to a traditional second job as it usually offers a great deal of flexibility and the ability to work as much or as little as you want. For those willing to work hard and get a little creative in their approach, there... Read More »
MLM Company: Avon
Maria Marsala was just 14 years old when she begged her mother to sign the papers for her to be able to sell Avon door-to-door in Brooklyn, N.Y. Maria was an avid user of Avon products and thought selling them would be glamorous and fun, but more importantly she didn't want to work at her... Read More »