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Your Work at Home Journey: Three Paths You Can Take and What You Need to Know Before You Go by Erica Martin

Have you always wanted the freedom and flexibility of working from home, but you weren’t sure how to get started? If you’re an employee now, are you scared to give up that security for an unknown outcome? Are you a stay-at-home parent who wants to make extra money while your kids are at school? Whatever your situation, this book shows you three legitimate ways to earn from home and tells you what you need to consider when you work from home.

Not just another directory

Too many books about working from home are nothing more than directories of different places where you can apply for work-at-home jobs. They offer little or no advice to help you understand what’s involved in working from home. In Your Work from Home Journey, you’ll learn not only where to find work that matches your skills, but also how to be a successful freelance worker and what to know before you start.

This book is divided into two sections. The first provides information on three viable ways to make money from home: by taking inbound or making outbound calls, working as a freelance writer, or transcribing dictation. I have provided information on the skills and tools you need for these options, as well as some websites where you can find work in these different areas.

The book does NOT go into detail about how to spot a work-at-home scam, instead offering helpful links to websites that can help you spot scams.

Mindset, skills, information, roadmap

The second section provides a crash course in how to succeed when you work at home. The book tells you how to:

Develop a ‘work-at-home mindset’
Deal with common distractions
Stay organized
Understand the differences between an employee and an independent contractor
Maximize income tax deductions available when you work at home
Prevent or deal with common health problems that affect work-at-home professionals
Reduce stress when you work from home
Maximize your earning potential on revenue share freelance writing sites
Master the good phone skills needed when you work from home
Take care of your voice when you work from home.

Your Work from Home Journey provides you with a roadmap to success as a freelancer.

Here’s what others have to say about this book:

This book is very thorough and covers the most vital information on the three most popular/common work from home industries. This is actually great for work from home newbies because chances are they will go into one of the three industries mentioned, and this book covers everything from equipment and getting started to various companies you can work for. The information on taking care of your health when you do any of those jobs is also very helpful, because people don’t realize what a toll working at home and sitting at a desk all day can take on your health. I highly recommend this book to anyone who’s thinking of working from home – Anna Thurman, Owner of the Website Real Ways to Earn Money Online