All Articles Tagged "working from home"
In an effort to reshape Yahoo’s company culture and to spearhead the company’s future in the technology industry, Yahoo President and CEO Marissa Mayer will require teleworking employees to begin reporting to Yahoo offices beginning June 2013. No more working from home! The move has sparked a huge discussion, with many people taking the pro-telecommuting stance.
Still, the 37-year-old Yahoo CEO isn’t the only one in favor of being in the office. Best Buy is following suit.
Is there some method to Mayer’s madness? If you have the option to work you full-time job from home, check out a few reasons why you might want to get your work done at the office instead.
After we ran an article about more Americans working from home, many of you wanted to know just how you too can work from home. Here is a quick look at some jobs that you can do from the comfort of your living room.
Pay: $10.90 to $18.85 (per project)
Job Description: Tutoring students (adults or children) in areas of your expertise—from math to teaching English to a new English speaker. This is perfect for the person who’s looking for a little extra cash, say for the holidays or a special purchase, like a vacation.
It’s very rare that you find a man playing the role of the “house spouse.” The role of homemaker is usually associated with the wife, but more and more men are deciding to be stay-at-home husbands – and not just because theyr’e being lazy or trifling. For most men, being a house husband can be rough on the ego and quite emasculating. And for women, explaining this arrangement to their girls can be embarrassing – especially if they’re the judgmental type. But doing what’s best for you and your family may go against traditional gender roles, and gender-biasing may have to go out the window when considering the benefits of having your husband literally be the “man of the house.” As women are continuing to kill it in the work force, the number of stay-at-home husbands continues to grow…and for good reasons. Here are a few benefits to having your man rule the house while you’re out ruling the world!
It’s just a blip in time—a line you do or do not fill out, or a question that you answer either yes or no to—but it can cost you hundreds of thousands of dollars. I’m talking about missed deductions. Often, even if you have your taxes professionally done, your H&R (or what have you) expert doesn’t ask you questions that would save you tons of money. So, you’ve got to be prepared yourself. Be aware of these often over looked possible deductions. You probably qualify for more than you think.
(Forbes) — 1. Work-at-home scams have been around for decades. In the past few years, the FTC has seen the number of complaints nearly double. Legitimate work-at-home jobs exist, but you’ll need to do some homework to avoid the too good to be true operators. For tips, see AARP’s advice here. The home-based work website ratracerebellion.com, a website co-founded Christine Durst, an internet fraud and safety expert, for example, prescreens job leads.
(Black Enterprise) — When it comes to success in getting and making a living from freelance work, the more resources, the better. Here are 6 resources every independent worker should know about, from health insurance information to getting your next gig.
Freelancers Union: This organization makes it easier to be a healthy freelancer by offering health and dental insurance, retirement planning, and other resources for independent workers. There’s also a job board for employers looking for freelance and permalance positions and discussion boards for professionals looking to connect with other free agents.
(Entrepreneur) — Driving to clients’ homes always made Brandi Greygor nervous. As the owner of Sassy Mama Boutique, Greygor often drove as much as $10,000 in women-and-kids’ clothing and accessories to home parties and exhibition halls. She would set up merchandise, which then sat overnight unattended before an event took place. Greygor wasn’t so worried about a dismal sale. She had no businessinsurance, and if a child were injured using one of her toys or a shopper was hurt, she could be sued for health-care costs. Also, if anything went wrong – if, say, merchandise were damaged, lost or stolen — Sassy Mama would face a big loss. ”That $10,000 of wholesale merchandise is $20,000 to $30,000 of income, if I were to lose that,” says Greygor, who is based in Union, Ky. Her 1-year-old home-based business was uninsured for more than nine months until April, when her worries about her risks led her to purchase insurance coverage.
(Black Enterprise) — The idea of freelancing is a scary thought to some but an unavoidable reality for others. And in today’s tough job market, it can be a great option for making ends meet while searching for full-time employment or transitioning into self-employment. Cameron Moore, a graphic designer and Web developer, knows about that firsthand. When finding corporate work became difficult, he used his talents with HTML coding and graphic design to build up his own brand for what became a successful two years of steady full-time freelance work. Moore eventually landed a 9-to-5 as a front-end Web developer, but still managed to start Random Order NYC, a design firm founded with friends that now boasts a client list including Latina Magazine, AMC TV and BlackPlanet. Here, he shares how to get started freelancing and how to maintain one’s livelihood.
(Christian Science Monitor) — Several years ago, Lisa Hammond quit her job as an assistant manager at the Wal-Mart inWichita, Kan., took a 60 percent pay cut to work for a call center, and came out ahead. How? She worked from home. This way, she saved on commuting and day-care costs, which had swallowed about half of her approximately $2,000-a-month take-home pay from Wal-Mart. Today, and two work-at-home jobs later, she earns more as a work-at-home field representative for the United States Census Bureau than she did at Wal-Mart – while still avoiding commuting and day-care costs. ”I’m spoiled now. I wouldn’t want to go back to working in an office,” says Ms. Hammond, a married mother of three. Amid traffic jams, high gas prices, family needs, and a yen for more flexibility, what 21st-century worker hasn’t thought about skipping the office scene and telecommuting instead? But taking a pay cut to do it? To some, the benefits outweigh the lost income. A survey by New York-based Dice Holdings released earlier this year found that 35 percent of technology professionals would take up to 10 percent less pay to telecommute full time.
Experiencing motherhood from home can be short-lived if your job awaits you. The anguish of having to part from your child is no easy task as you prioritize for life after maternity, which requires an elaborate breast feeding schedule and discussions with the caretaker. Here are some other examples that’ll make for a smoother transition: