Rochester NY Stake Employment Center

January 10, 2012

An Introduction to the Basics of Freelance Writing

Filed under: Telecommuting or 'Work @ Home' — Larry @ 10:11 am

So, you think you want to take the plunge, and seriously begin your freelance career? Take a look around to see if you have what it takes, including the education, skills and characteristics necessary to succeed. Learn about the pros and cons of working as a freelancer, and look for advice from pros who know what it’s like to dive into these murky waters!

See full article at http://freelancewrite.about.com/od/basicsoffreelancing/An_Introduction_to_the_Basics_of_Freelance_Writing.htm

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February 17, 2010

The Rat Race Rebellion

Filed under: Telecommuting or 'Work @ Home' — Larry @ 10:16 am


“Work-at-home”, telecommuting, virtual careers – whatever you call it, the pre-Industrial Revolution ‘cottage business’ is growing and giving more opportunities for more people to supplement or create an income. Thanks to the internet, email and the growing number of apps (such as LinkedIn) to communicate faster to a wider range of people around the world, plus the trend of companies to outsource some of their functions in an effort to reduce costs, more employers, both in the US and overseas, are turning to ‘virtual’ employees to accomplish various tasks.

This can be of great benefit to parents who wish to stay at home with their children while generating an income, to those with disabilities that preclude them from working outside the home, and to those who want to supplement their income on a flexible schedule.

While the scam-to-legitimate job ratio is about 60:1, there are many legitimate jobs in the marketplace, and the number of legitimate jobs is increasing. The competition for these jobs is increasing as well. Therefore, we need to do our homework, both in seeking a job, and in marketing ourselves to the employer.

Fortunately, there are sites that can help us with both of these issues. Rat Race Rebellion is a site that points us to legitimate employers and seems to be reliable in filtering out scams. It also has lots of good information on how to spot and avoid scams, and on how to find these jobs.

With virtual jobs in over 100 job types (from accounting to teaching), this is a site well worth the visit. Plus, they have a section on ‘freebies’ with coupons and promotional ‘give-aways’!

February 15, 2010

Work @ Home Opportunities Discussed on ‘Good Morning America’

Filed under: Telecommuting or 'Work @ Home' — Larry @ 9:53 pm


Tory Johnson discussed this morning some interesting job opportunities:
“We often hear about Americans’ losing jobs as employers send the work overseas to save money. But have you heard of reverse outsourcing: foreign companies hiring American workers, especially when a specific skill can only be found among U.S. talent?”

She discussed the opportunities that are available through two websites: Elance.com and oDesk.com, which are “popular online marketplaces that connect freelance talent with businesses of all sizes around the globe.” She also discusses how to take advantage of these opportunities. A worthwhile article to read if you are interested in working from the home. The article is at http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/JobClub/job-club-work-home/story?id=9836136

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