The internet brought the world closer; at your fingertips literally speaking; and today life is such that you don't even need to go to office to work. It is so easy to get connected and work from home. Work-from-home opportunities are many and they can meet almost all kinds of qualifications and requirements.
There are telecommute jobs available on the internet that can cater to all types of professional qualifications. The list of jobs is endless. There is also an option where you can continue your existing job but you telecommute from home maybe 3 or 4 days a week and go to office 1 or 2 days tops. This way you keep the job you are settled in and handle the home front too, it's like "having your cake and eating it too".
What you need to know
There are some points you will need to keep in mind before you switch to working from home or modifying your routine to incorporate telecommuting. But, if you find that telecommuting is not an option at your place of work, then you could look for alternate employment that will give you the required flexibility. If you already have a job and want to switch to telecommute then talk to your boss first and find out if it's an agreeable option.
If yes, then...
*Assess your home environment. Is it conducive to working from home?
*Make a list of jobs that need your attention at home on a daily basis.
*Tally up the hours you need for house/kids/shopping/laundry etc etc.
*Make time slots so work gets done "on time every time"; as far as is humanly possible of course.
*Make space for your "office". You need peace and quiet and a nice place that makes you feel like working. Putting the
computer on a table in the living room amid the clutter and brouhaha will not help your mental state.
*Now you have the relevant data to convince your boss that you can do this. Talk to him/her to work out the work schedules and logistic and administrative requirements.
*Surf the internet and you will find that there are lots of websites that not only give you options and ideas but also guide you on how you can go about finding the one best suited to your requirements.
Types of telecommute jobs
There are many kinds of job options in the world today:
*Telecommuting can be done in a totally virtual environment where you don't meet anyone, all your communication is on phone or email or chat and you work for them. They pay you as per a pre-agreed contract or discussion.
*Another option is where you work 80% of the time from home, the rest at office or doing important work related movement.
*A third option is where you are required to check in every now and then, be prepared for some work related travel, meetings, conferences etc.
*Some work from home option need local employees so that you are easy to access.
There are jobs out there in cyber world and they need you and your qualifications. So get your resume, look for the right job and get started. Telecommuting is IN.
Carrie Langstroth is an Internet Marketing Success Coach. She is a retired CFO in the Corporate Business world so brings strong leadership skills in owning and operating businesses. She coaches and mentors people to empower themselves improving quality of life, personal development and financial position. Learn more about this revolutionary business that can change your life.