Working From Home

How to Keep Your Business Moving Forward Despite Covid-19

With the number of cases of Coronavirus continuing to increase, the public is being encouraged to stay at home to keep the virus from spreading further. While this has been a beneficial move for the environment, as it has caused carbon emissions to drop significantly, it has severely impacted businesses as fewer people are going out and spending money. Here are five tips to … [Read more...]

Transitioning to Remote Work? How to Optimize Your Home for Business

Have you suddenly found yourself working from home for the first time? Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic currently sweeping the world, many office workers are finding themselves in the same position. When you’re used to working from an office, transitioning to working from your spare room, kitchen, or sofa can be tricky because it isn’t always everything that it’s … [Read more...]

What Can Solopreneurs Do to Survive the 2020 Coronavirus Pandemic?

With the rapid spread of COVID-19—the deadly and contagious coronavirus that initiated in Wuhan, China late last year—we are in unchartered territories. Some businesses are being asked to restrict their hours and services. Others are being forced to shut down completely. Even solopreneurs who typically work from home, like I do as a freelance writer, are feeling the effects. … [Read more...]

7 Ways to Kill Your Home Based Business

Whenever someone asks what I do for a living and I tell them that I work from home as a freelance writer, the response is generally somewhere along the lines of: “Wow! That must be nice to work from home. I wish I could do that!” While I agree that there are a lot of perks to having a home based business—such as no long commute and always being around to collect deliveries … [Read more...]

Stay Clear of these Work-From-Home Scams

The flexibility that working from home offers appeals to many of us. We like the idea of setting our own hours and saving on commuting costs. However, many unscrupulous companies prey on our desire to work from home with scams. In 2010, that latest year for which statistics are available, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) received more than 8,192 complaints from consumers … [Read more...]

What to Look for in a Remote Hire

Hiring is always a challenging process, but the pressure increases when you are hiring for a remote position. The virtual office is becoming more popular with every passing year, as businesses realize the dramatic cost benefits of expanding your team remotely. It’s important that business owners recognize the hiring process for remote workers is entirely different from that of … [Read more...]

How to Boost Your Productivity While Working From Home

When you decided to work from home, it’s likely you were drawn to the flexibility and the independence it provides. You can set your own schedule, perhaps working nights and weekends for a big project one week and then sleeping in the next day or two. You can take a break when you want, allowing you to be there for your kids’ recitals or to take advantage of a perfect … [Read more...]