Tory Johnson, the CEO and founder of Women for Hire, and a frequent contributor to several television shows, including Good Morning America, shows you how to make a good living working from your own home. Whether you want to take your current position out of the office, or create a business on your own, this is a practical guide to making it happen.
You get the benefit of her enormous experience, in an easy to read, well organized book. She includes real life examples of people who have succeeded in taking their work home. The book lists many resources, and also explains scams to be wary of. There are a lot of scams out there, as the unscrupulous try to capitalize on this popular trend.
Johnson has provided good guidance to many on succeeding in their careers, and starting their own businesses. She has done it herself, and she knows what she is talking about. If you have ever thought about getting out of the rat race, give this book a try. You will be glad that you did.
Will Work from Home, by Tory Johnson and Robyn Freedman Spizman
This book is written by women for women.
Tory Johnson is the founder and CEO of Women for Hire. Robyn Freedman Spizman is a well known consumer advocate.
The book's premise is that very few can afford not to work at all, but women need more flex time for children and aging parents, among other things.
The book teaches you how to:
* Take your current position home
* Find a new company whose policies will allow you to work from home
* Research a product you believe in, and sell it from home
* Start your own business, doing something you love, for a minimal initial investment
The book includes real-life stories, a step-by-step plan to get started, resource guides, and lists of scams to avoid.
This is a terrific book. It's brand new, so it is up-to-date, and has many pages of helpful web sites, contacts, action steps and time savings tips, as well as various business models to consider throughout the book.
The authors bring up many options for you to think over in planning your move to working at home, and help you see what the big picture will look like--balancing work, home, family, other commitments, alone time.
There are various contacts for helping you continue to do the same job, just at home, or branching out into something totally new--doing computer tech support or accounting for others, doing a daycare or catering business, or doing a direct sales business, to name just a few. Service businesses are growing in demand, and there are enough resources in the book to help you get started doing your own research into your niche.
The book touches on accounting, billing, advertising, marketing, and is helpful--both general enough to help you think outside the box, and specific enough to help you think through your situation--regarding what would really work for you.
This book goes over several scenarios where you might want to work from home. It is written for women, however, the advice is applicable to men in many instances as well.
The authors cover how to transition your office job to a home office, looking for jobs that are designed to be done from home, starting a business of your own and direct sales from home.
They get you to take a honest look at yourself to determine if working at home is a good fit for you. This is so important, because as wonderful as working from home might sound, there really are some big considerations that you need to keep in mind to be successful.
The section that gives an overview on what you need to do to start up a new business venture (i.e., insurance, EIN, zoning, accounting, taxes, etc.) would be helpful to anyone who is new to the entrepreneur route.
I'd say this book is a great place to start from.
This a book for our times, what with the price of gas, the cost of day care and the pressure of being a parent and an employee constantly gnawing on our insides. It presents a how-to on getting started, opportunities that are available for home workers, and a lot of web resources. It's written in a genial way and very easy to understand. I actually found a job that I didn't know existed and I am seriously considering getting into it in the future.
The only part I didn't like was the beginning of the book where it was reiterated how this is the best time to consider working from home. It got to a point where I was telling myself that okay, point taken. I also did not read the entire book but only because the other jobs included did not really interest or suit me. But I can imagine they would be very useful to other people.
"Will Work from Home" is a book definitely worth checking out if the daily grind is getting to you and you know that there must be a better option out there.