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Do You Have What It Takes to Work From Home?

Do You Have What It Takes to Work From Home?By Kimi Clark

So you want to work from home. Maybe you think about things like waking up at your leisure, taking time off whenever you want to, and being able to work in your PJ’s. While some of those things ring true, there are many other things to consider.

Here are some questions you might want to think about when considering if you have what it takes to work from home.

Do I Have What It Takes To Work From Home?

1. Can You Set Clear Boundaries?

Ah, let’s start with a tough one. That whole work/life balance that we are ever seeking is partially defined by the boundaries you set. This is a hard one to enforce when you work at home as there are countless tasks, chores, and sometimes people around you that need tending to, and you have to have the ability to essentially ‘turn off’ at home issues while you’re working.

Granted, we can’t ‘turn off’ children, but we can make sure that kids and family know that when you’re working, you’re working! (Except for emergencies, of course!) Turn off outside noise also such as phone calls from friends, texting, TV, and even answering the door. (more…)

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How to Start Working as a Virtual Assistant

How to Start Working as a Virtual AssistantBy Kelli Bhattacharjee

For more and more individuals, the days of working in an office cubicle under humming fluorescent lights are drawing to a close. In some cases, employers are saving money by downsizing office space and attracting a strong workforce by offering work at home opportunities.

In other cases, individuals are making the choice to strike out on their own with freelance careers. If you’re reading this article, you most likely aren’t asking why you should work at home but how you can work at home.

The answer: Become a virtual assistant. Here’s how …

Define Virtual Assistant

The responsibilities assigned to a virtual assistant can vary widely. They can encompass everything from copywriting to bookkeeping and everything in between. Before you can become a virtual assistant you’ll need to define what tasks and responsibilities you are willing and able to take on. To do this, consider your strengths, education, and experience.

If you are organized, detail oriented, self-motivated and possess basic computer skills, you have the foundation to become a successful virtual assistant. (more…)

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5 Zenful Tips For Working From Home

5 Zenful Tips For Working From HomeBy Emily Belcher

While most people have far more positive’s than negative’s when comparing their work at home life versus their previous traditional jobs, there are still those moments when life seemed so much easier on the outside. Many people face new obstacles that they are challenged with that could be helped with creating a more “zenful” work at home atmosphere.

Working at home can create a lot of pressure or the feeling of having a lot on your shoulders. Although there is no supervisor breathing down your neck, you still feel a level of pressure from an inner voice saying that you need to prove that you don’t need to be supervised constantly.

Loneliness is another common complaint from many people who have decided to work from home. A good majority of people work while they are home alone. While you may think that would be the ideal setting (because honestly, it can be almost impossible to get anything done with distractions from other people), it can make you feel very isolated and depressed.

There are a few quotes floating around on the internet about the dangers of being left alone with your thoughts. Working from home can give you the luxury of freedom, yet the consequence of a roaming, unsupervised mind can be overwhelming. Keeping your focus can be tricky, especially when there are distractions (and trust me, there will always be distractions to encounter). (more…)

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5 Easy Tips for Dealing with the Isolation of Working from Home

5 Easy Tips for Dealing with the Isolation of Working from HomeBy Dr. Bola

“Do any of you ever get tired of your whole work-life being online? I’m starting to think that my nagging depression is related to not working in the real non-online world.

I’m starting to consider changing to start a business or job where I get to talk to real live people”.

So went an update in a Facebook group of women business owners I happen to be a part of.

Working from home has it’s merits; the flexibility to plan your work around your life, not the other way round, the control you have with the flow of your work and the hours you add back to your day from not having to commute further than the stroll from your bedroom to your office (or dining table).

With all these advantages, why isn’t everyone clamoring for this work arrangement?

Working from home has one big drawback that burns out people and makes then profoundly depressed; the isolation or loneliness.

In a survey of 258 women working from home isolation came in tops as their ONE big frustration with this work arrangement

Working in perpetual isolation is only for a special few. Most of us crave social interactions and being part of a community. (more…)

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Summer Survival Tips for Work at Home Moms

Summer Survival Tips for Work at Home MomsBy Christy Schutz

There is roughly a month left of school where we live. What that means is I’ll have a break from the stressful, activity-filled school days and a reprieve from the driving here to there at a frenzied pace. But it also means that the work at home environment will change quite a bit. There are going to be some extra souls to contend with at home and that usually means more noise, more interruptions, and eventually some frustrated feelings for both me and my children.

I truly love my children, but by the end of the summer, I can sometimes find myself frazzled and counting down the minutes until school starts. So, in an effort to skip the stress I’ve decided to plan and have a strategy in place before that last school bell rings! As a result, I’ve compiled the following tips to help myself and Work at Home Women everywhere have a productive and peaceful summer break:

Tip 1.) Take a Vacation


I know that sounds kind of silly, but, you DO need a break. Family vacations are practically an American pastime. And truly, nothing is better than building memories together as a family. You are probably thinking that you already work from home, so, how much of a break do you really need. Well, I feel strongly that all of us, yes, even we work at home women need to step away from our work and recharge. I feel so passionately about this I have even dedicated a post to it in the past … check it out. (more…)

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