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Work at Home Now: The No-nonsense Guide to Finding Your Perfect Home-based Job, Avoiding Scams, and Making a Great Living Paperback – November 20, 2009
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The authors have also done a great job showing readers how to do effective Google and Craigslist searches for work, and they tell what to look for in order to avoid scams.
All in all, this is a very well-written and extremely well-organized book about how to find a good home-based job and avoid all the scams out there. I highly recommend it!
Seldom have I read a how-to book that contains worthwhile information from beginning to end. A kind of toolkit, the book is logically organized, clearly written in non-technical terms. Although there are no guarantees of employment, everything readers need to have a decent chance at finding meaningful work-at-home is at their fingertips.
Disability ended my rat race career, but my mouth and brain work just fine. I've spent a lot of time looking for telecommuting positions, easily finding scams, but few legit opportunities. Although, through reading Durst and Haaren's ratracerebellion newsletter, I trusted the authors' credentials, I doubted the book would present anything more than warmed over, rehashed advice. I was truly flabbergasted by just how many possibilites there are for someone with a lifetime of skills and a long work history. I can look foward to being useful again. For that, this book is priceless.
A good many of the jobs hire people not as employees but as consultants--this means you are your own boss. This is not a bad thing--just remember the following: regular employees pay half of their FICA taxes, and their employers pay the other half; if you are your own employer (a consultant) you must pay BOTH halves of that tax. And you have to pay for your own health insurance, of course. So think it over thoroughly before you choose to be a consultant/contractor.
If you want to work out of your home, this is definitely the book for you. If you want to start your own home business, look elsewhere.
I took some of my unemployment check and invested it in this book...best investment I ever made! From the very beginning the book gave some real, practical advice and tips you can really use...the authors are "straight shooters" and have only included information that is real, relevant, and useful. I have only gotten to chapter 3 and after I put the tips already given to practice (internet search, how to avoid scams, WAH assessment) I was SO IMPRESSED with the results of some real, legit WAH jobs that I can actually do that I just now felt totally obligated to stop my job search and write this review out of appreciation, and to let others know this book has really been helpful to me.
I was feeling depressed about my WAH job search before this book, but after I used some of the tips in the book I felt so much more motivated in my WAH job search to find something that meets my needs and qualifications, that I am working well into the night when I would have usually quit for the evening.
I want to say PLEASE give this book a try if you really want to work from home, and dont skip around! The whole book has great info, so read it from start to finish, and I cant wait to finish this book too. I believe it is VERY EFFECTIVE, especially for people with disabilities or people who really need to work from home.
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Straight up honest advice on finding your way through the thicket of online offerings. Invaluable links to actual hiring websites make the job seeker's task much easier than... Read morePublished 5 months ago by J. Wood
I am looking for an updated version, otherwise I learned a lot from the book.
This is an excellent book! The information is very thorough and wide ranging. I would like to see mentioned in chapter 13 something about adding to your resume any work-at-home... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Clinton B Squitieri