Monday, July 23, 2007

Work at home reality

Work at home…. This is something so many people are looking for but have so many misconceptions about as well.

It’s always kind of funny how people seem to “skim” over the word “work”. They believe working at home means setting your own hours and basically do what you want when you want. Funny enough these are also the same people who are only willing to work an at home “job”.

These same people are almost always the ones who also say “I want to work from home but I don’t want to be on the phone and I don’t want to do sales of any kind” “I can type 20 words a min and I have no experience yet but I’m willing to work as long as it is between the hours of 9-11 am” “I also need it to pay at least $10 an hour and offer benefits.”

Well wouldn’t we all like to have that kind of job? Working at home means WORK… plain and simple. You need to be able to treat it as any other job and when you are looking for an actual job you need to realize that it is really no different than the outside work world.

If you want a job you will need a resume and prior experience. You also need to understand that it is a very competitive world. No, you can’t work at home with most companies and have your kids running around screaming in the background that they are hungry while you are working. You will need to have an actual quiet work space. This means that even if you are working at home you might need to have daycare available.

You also can’t pay for a job. Just imagine what it would be like if we could go out in the real world and find a company we love and all we had to do was pay a one-time membership fee of $49.99? Have you really ever heard of such a thing happening. When you are looking for a work at home job it is imperative to keep your common sense intact.

There are lists of companies that hire on many websites and job leads posted for free on many websites. Spend some time to research these companies and talk to the people who work at those companies so you can understand what your chances are and what the jobs entail.

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