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Five Tips for Hosting a Virtual Holiday Party

Five Tips for Hosting a Virtual Holiday PartyBy Christy Schutz

As hard as it is for all of us to believe, the Holiday season is well underway. In fact, when this article is published, it will be the first day of Hanukah and about 9 days until Christmas. As if the pressure of those facts is not enough, please let me remind you that you have about 5 days left to host a holiday party with your virtual colleagues.

Now, before you convince yourself that such a feat simply can’t be done, read on. I’ve compiled the following 5 easy steps to help you make a Holiday get together more than a remote possibility (pun intended … see what I did there … remote).

Consider the timing.

When scheduling your Virtual Holiday Party, remember to consider that your employees may be in different time zones. Depending on where everyone is, it may not be the most ideal time for everyone, but, try to be creative. For example, your party could be a festive lunch on the East Coast while simultaneously a fun breakfast on the West Coast. Once you nail down a time, use a popular e-card site to send everyone invitations. (more…)

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Best Paying Work at Home Jobs for Women

Best Paying Work at Home Jobs for WomenBy J.J. Smith

The advantages of working at home are clear for many. One of the biggest problems, though, is how to get a job that pays well but still allows you to work at home. Wondering what some of the best jobs out there for women are?

Here are just a few at the top of the list.


Healthcare services everywhere are looking to cut back here or there and save some cash, and one way they’re doing that is by choosing teleradiology departments. If you have the right training, this is one great way to make some cash. The idea here is that you work for a group or you gather contracts on your own, then you handle everything from the comfort of your home office. While the salary isn’t quite what you’d make with some of the top hospitals in the nation, it beats having to commute every day.  (more…)

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5 Hot Work at Home Job Trends for 2013

5 Hot Work at Home Job Trends for 2013By Holly Reisem Hanna

With the unemployment rate at a staggering 7.7% and companies looking for ways to save money during these difficult financial times, freelancing and telecommuting are becoming more popular than ever.

According to Rich Pearson, Chief Marketing Officer for Elance, the growth of the virtual office means that employment is no longer contingent upon where you live, which is mutually beneficial for both job seekers and employers alike.

So what are some of the top ways to work from home for 2013?

1. Tech Specialists: Do You Speak Geek?

Technology Specialists are highly skilled and trained individuals that are familiar with core technologies such as PHP, JAVA, HTML, flash, mobile application development and much more. Not only do they diagnose and repair technical issues related to various computing network operations, but many create, design and mold the technology that we use. (more…)

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5 Great Ways to Stay Motivated in Your Home Office

Ways to stay motivated in your home officeBy Karl Young

If you work from home you may find yourself procrastinating to avoid completing those difficult tasks or duties. The thing about working from home is that you can always find something to be done, either it being work or house related. Entrepreneurship is not always fun and having a slump is common, hence the need to know how to get motivated and retrace your performance spirit. If you are trying to gain more energy while at work, or be more productive, observe the following ways to stay motivated in your home office.

Feedback & Communication

Whenever you interact with a customer, supplier or anyone else, and you receive positive feedback remember to firstly save it and then print it. You should place any positive remarks somewhere where you can be reminded of your hard work and commitment to your business. Also another great tip is when you are interacting with someone, ensure you the come across as warm, receptive, and friendly, this ultimately will keep them happy and potentially lead to more conversations and customers in the future.  (more…)

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Work at Home Perceptions: The Faces of Telecommuting

By Christy Schutz

As you probably know, I tend to write from the perspective of the work from home employee vs. the work from home entrepreneur. Telecommuting has definitely been a hot topic for corporate America and the target of multiple studies, particularly in the midst of the economic downturn. Organizations can save money and increase an employee’s satisfaction by allowing them to work from home all or even just a part of the time. But at what cost? There are some distinct challenges that remote employees face, too. One is in the area of manager perception. As remote workers, we run the risk of letting our “out of sight” status take us off our manager’s radar screens. Despite what we are contributing, it can be perceived that the folks in the office are working harder and are more dependable than those of us who work from home. (more…)

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