How would you like to get paid to hang out with someone? To go to dinner, take a class, go shopping, to a sporting event -- in essence, doing all the things you normally do with your friends, and also have someone else pick up the tab? If this sounds like some too-good-to-be-true Internet scam, it's not.... Read More »
Creating your own job used to be an exotic tactic for the creative and/or aggressive employee or job hunter. Now, it's commonplace and called "start-up."
Both undergrad students and those in MBA programs, inspired by the success of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, are experimenting with start-ups while... Read More »
One of the first troubles Gail Margolies Reid ran into when starting a home business as a certified public accountant was how to figure out how much to charge for her services. Reid had worked as an accountant at Arthur Andersen for about four years, and found it hard to work at a big firm with a newborn child... Read More »
Jobs offering work-from-home options and flexible hours are sought by workers ranging from parents who want to be there when the kids get home from school to employees tired of daily commutes. But what types of occupations offer this type of arrangement? More fields than you may think. Below, meet all kinds... Read More »
Who hasn't, as they've clicked that oh-so-tempting buy it now button on eBay, Amazon or Etsy thought, "I should be selling, instead of buying?" Yes, you could actually make money online rather than just spend it -- what a concept.
I'm definitely in that category, especially when it comes to dresses. I can... Read More »
What to Consider Before You Make the Move
To anyone who currently works in an office, it may seem as if the answer to life's happiness lies in working from home. After all, the hours are flexible, you can wear sweatpants while you work, and you can avoid being manhandled onto the subway every morning during... Read More »
Ghost writing isn't even remotely paranormal -- it's more about "ghosting" someone and writing their story in the first person as if you were him or her. When I was growing up, my mom (Nancy Bacon) made a living as a ghost writer. She'd spend hour upon hour with interesting (and often famous) people, recording... Read More »
You're a freelancer. You have perseverance, get-up-and-go and an independent ability to get the job done. And the better you are as a freelancer -- whether you're a writer, designer, programmer, producer or all-around task monkey -- the more you have in common with a small business, with all its joys,... Read More »
It seems you're not the only one who becomes frustrated when calling a customer-service number and getting a rep who's obviously based overseas and barely speaks English. Major U.S. corporations are finally feeling our pain, and are contracting companies like Arise Virtual Solutions, Inc. to bring those jobs... Read More »
As a working mom, you may be the boss at home, but most likely someone else is the boss at work. For many women this creates stress as they try to balance the conflicting demands of career and family. One way to solve this dilemma is to become your own boss.
Connie Glaser, author of 'When Money Isn't Enough'... Read More »
From 7PM to midnight in more than 200 cities, the velvety voice of the most-listened-to woman in America flows through radio speakers in cars, homes, and third-shift workplaces. Some tuning in and calling in are truckers driving through the night. Others are forlorn, hopeful, or reunited lovers, all looking to... Read More »
Working from home sounds alluring to many people – keep your own hours, work in your jammies...what's not to like? Fortunately, thanks in large part to the Internet, a growing number of well-paid jobs can be done from home.
One of the biggest work-from-home trends is major employers "homesourcing" their... Read More »
Just because a woman chooses to stay at home when she has her children does not necessarily mean that all of her moneymaking possibilities dry up. In fact, there are plenty of creative mothers out there who have figured out how to combine the joys of stay-at-home motherhood with an entrepreneurial spirit that... Read More »
As the U.S. economy begins to show some signs of possibly returning to the prosperity of old, there are many Americans who are not waiting for things to change. Instead, they are hitting the job market with all cylinders, juggling two or more jobs to help make ends meet, follow their dreams or simply to enjoy... Read More »
Sick of the career spammers and scammers who prey on the unemployed, take their money and run all the way to the bank? Well, the Federal Trade Commission is fed up with them too, and has announced Operation Bottom Dollar, which has already begun cracking down on these fiends. Read More »
The average American office worker probably spends over 80,000 hours sitting in an office chair over the course of their career. That's bad news for all of the cubicle warriors out there. In addition to the fact that prolonged periods of sitting can aggravate neck and back problems, recent research analyzing... Read More »
Sitting behind a desk all day surrounded by cubicle walls is never an ideal working situation. Many professionals will tell you that they feel more creative when they're working in an alternative space or when they're given the option to work from home.
As more and more professionals realize that they... Read More »
Blog and tweet your way to a new career
By Carol Tice
The world of marketing has changed with the rise of social-media sites such as LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook. Now companies are seeking their customers' attention with tweets, videos, articles, pictures and anything else that will stir up... Read More »
While pregnant with her first set of twins and on bed rest for five months, Jennifer Levinson would read all types of magazines, watch informative television and research different things on the web, then email the info to a few friends (8-10) about what she found. She thought it was fun and found that sharing... Read More »
Before having kids, most of us spent years mapping out our lives and plotting for successful careers. But when things shifted from late night boardroom meetings to sippy cups and potty training, being a "Working Girl" became a distant memory.
But with the rise of "mommy bloggers," the trend has shifted and... Read More »