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The Work-at-Home Success Bible: A Complete Guide for Women: Start Your Own Business; Balance Work and Home Life; Develop Telecommuting Strategies Paperback – February 17, 2009

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About the Author

Leslie Truex (Palmyra, VA) has been a work-at-home mom for nearly a decade. She has worked in Web site development and maintenance, writing, and research. She created and manages four Web sites, including the popular www.workathomesuccess.com. She has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Willamette University and a master’s degree in social work from California State University.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Adams Media (February 17, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1598699164
  • ISBN-13: 978-1598699166
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 1.5 x 8.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,109,200 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Leslie Truex truly knows how to combine comfort with making a living. For over a decade she has been working at home, often in her pajamas, and helping others do the same.

Before finding success working at home, she ran into many of the same problems other work-at-home wannabes encounter. She fell for a variety of scams and schemes. She invested in a business opportunity that went belly-up weeks after she joined. She attempted several other business ventures and found she couldn't motivate herself to leave her comfort zone and make the businesses work.

But Leslie persevered and eventually found herself working at home not just in one job, but several. She has telecommuted as a school program coordinator and adoption social worker. She also worked as a freelance researcher and writer for several Internet companies, as well as a freelance web site manager. Today she works as a freelance writer, author and blogger.

In 1998, Leslie started sharing her real life experiences and tips to other work-at-home wannabes through her website www.WorkAtHomeSuccess.com. Today the website is recognized by telework and small business associations as a quality resource for work-at-home information.

She has appeared on The Daily Buzz, CNN.com and in a host of other media outlets. Her articles appear all over the Internet and many more resources quote or mention Leslie's website in their articles.

Leslie remains to committed to providing information and resources to anyone who wants to work at home. "I believe any one can work at home, but its not something that will come easy. There is no sign-up-work-at-home-doing-menial-work program. Anyone looking for fast or easy is not likely to find success at home. Working at home isn't necessarily hard, but it is work."

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Bitsy R. Griffin on May 25, 2009
Format: Paperback
I picked up the The Work-at-Home Success Bible by Leslie Truex because one of the things that has been rolling around in my brain is how to take one (or more than one) of the Jack of All Trades things that I do and turn it into a salable commodity.

There are four parts to the book:

1. Living and Working at Home
2. Telecommuting
3. Home Business
4. The Business of Running a Business

An Appendix of helps is also included.

This too was a very readable book. The living and working at home wasn't especially helpful to me since I've got that experience in my past - those were short term assignments though, so if I decide to try to make a go at this, I may well have to revisit that section. She also includes forms (and links) to help anyone make this decision with enough information.

In the Telecommuting section, Leslie gives advice on how to find and apply for telecommuting jobs. Again, you have to have an idea of what you are good at. She also stresses that it's much easier to change a current job into a telecommuting job than it is to go out and find one.

In the Home Business section, Leslie talks about the variety of upstarts - including starting from scratch and lists quite a few business that any woman may have in her arsenal. This is the section I spent more time in weighing the options. Not done with that yet.

The last section gives advice on legalities, marketing, communication, etc. All the stuff to make the business tick after making the decision to start it.

She also lists her web site (Work-at-Home Success) multiple times, and says she has forms to use there, but I haven't looked closely enough to find them yet.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By TBB on March 10, 2009
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I wish I'd had this book when I first started working at home. I particularly appreciated the Home Sweet Home Office chapter and the tips on establishing a work routine. Good practical advice that has helped me figure out how to make better use of my time.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By pyost on March 5, 2009
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Clearly written and extensively researched. Valuable tips for attaining work at home success. Step by step from identifying possible jobs to actually implementing the plan. Great help for anyone interested in working at home
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By PB on May 2, 2009
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This book is an easy read, but it's very basic. Not a lot of advanced information. It's good to get you thinking, but if you've already got something going, this may not help you advance.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Stephanie Chandler on September 23, 2009
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This book covers it all--how to make the work at home life work for you and your family, business ideas, money management and the all-important business plan and marketing plan (two key items that are often overlooked). This is the kind of resource I wish I'd had when I was preparing my exit from corporate America (I left in 2003 and have never looked back!).

Over the years I've heard from many people who want to work at home and don't know where to start. There are a lot of scams out there and there can be some fear around making such a big transition. In my own experience, I've found that the fear is always minimized through preparation. The more you know about what you're getting yourself into, the less fear you will experience.

This is a practical book that will inspire ideas and give you the confidence to venture out on your own. Leslie Truex is a pro with a lot of knowledge to share. I'll be recommending this excellent book from now on.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Stephanie Fish on March 26, 2009
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Leslie's book is the only 'how to' book you'll need for 2009! I've been in business for over 5 years and still learned something new while reading this easy-to-read, professionally written book.
Good job Leslie!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Sharon Miott on May 24, 2009
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This is an excellent work-at-home resource that allows readers to see through the smoke screens of the phoney offers vs the real offers. The author, Leslie Truex, has a firm handle on the work-at-home scene. Ms. Truex's book teaches the reader how to tell whether a work-at-home opportunity is a trash or a treasure. It's a MUST-READ for all those who are truly serious about starting a work-at-home business.

Sharon N. Miott
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Book Lover on March 4, 2009
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This is an easy to read, easy to understand book. I am totally inspired to start my own home business. I had no idea working for someone else cost ME so much! I can't wait to start bringing that money into my pocket and not someone else's. Thank you for laying out an easy guide to making this dream a reality.
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