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Working from Home Paperback – June 7, 1999

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The authors, business writers (e.g, Finding Your Perfect Work, Tarcher, 1998) and popular hosts of a radio and a TV show, revise and expand this fifth edition of a super resource that responds to the rapidly increasing work-at-home population, estimated at over seven and a half million. Now tightly integrated with Internet resources, the book covers many highly useful topics, including choosing at-home work as a way of life, outfitting and equipping a home office, managing an office and oneself while working at home, and how to price a product or service and sell the home business. The section on legal advice regarding taxes, insurance, liability, and permits is alone worth the purchase for anyone considering or already involved in making a living from home. With increasing access to information via the Internet and rapidly evolving electronic commerce, more people are taking the plunge and leaving the nine-to-five routine. A definite purchase for all libraries, especially public libraries.ADale F. Farris, Groves, TX
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 688 pages
  • Publisher: Tarcher; 5 Sub edition (June 7, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0874779766
  • ISBN-13: 978-0874779769
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 1.8 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.9 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,623,986 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Several years ago, when it looked like my dream of working from my home could become reality, I picked up this book. (Then in its third edition.) It became my instruction manual for making the transition from small cubicle in a very large office building to a large (bedroom sized) office in my smallish home. Everything you need is there, from the philosophical (how do I live and work under the same roof?) to the practical (do I need a variance in my community), from the business of business (how do I attract business?), to the work of work (how do I organize all this clutter?). Its like a friendly office manager that knows everything. The fourth edition is technologically updated, and every bit as helpful. Even now that my business is somewhat established, I find the book especially useful as a first-place-to-look-reference for "do I need to worry about this" type questions.
There are only two pieces of advise I can give those of you contemplating working from home: spend all your money on a comfortable office chair, and buy this book.
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If you want an all-in-one comprehensive work at home reference this is the book to buy. It contains useful information necessary for beginning and experience home workers. Almost everything you must consider before starting or operating your own self-employment venture is included. Covers topics such as marketing, finance, insurance, taxes, legal matters, motivation, organization, setting goals, time management, psychology, equipment and family considerations. Includes checklists, worksheets, diagrams, money saving tips, resources and interviews of people who work at home for a living. I thought this book was easy to read and understand. I can see why Paul and Sarah Edwards are considered experts on the subject of working from home.
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Although there weren't as many individual business ideas in this book as I had hoped, this book was an amazing addition to my library. It helped me understand everything from the legal aspects of starting a business, to finding financing to setting up my office. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is just starting out in a home based business or who is bringing their work home from the office!
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By A Customer on September 11, 1998
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I thought this book gave a lot of great tips about starting and maintaining a home business. It has helped me succeed in what I do, and I truly beleive that anyone can work at home. Go for it! It's well worth the investment!
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(Maybe 2 stars is a little harsh, but I'm not sure I can change it)

The book is relatively thick. It's full of the kind of detail I find somewhat tedious and a deterrent to reading cover to cover - but what to me is tedious might strike you as comprehensive. In any case it seems reference oriented.

There's a little too much pointlessly obvious and irrelevant detail (e.g section on the difference between a scanner and digital camera; a line drawing of how to set up an item of folding furniture which isn't even referred to in the text). Frequently sprinkled contact details for particular companies give it the feel of advertainment at times (eg the page dedicated to detailing modular furnings available from one retailer, complete with price tags and the supplier's web and phone details). It is in all ways US-centric, which is either an advantage or a disadvantage depending on your location.

Though on first look (I do own it) I found little to make me want to actually read the book, it might also as a passable 'wide but shallow' quick reference, especially if you're in the US.

It might also make an OK first book on the topic. I would recommend however, that the prospective reader preferentially (or at least additionally) purchase a number of more succinct, specifically targeted books which explore key topics in depth.
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A complete compliation of everything you need to know to start a business. If you already have a business it's a little redundant with a lot of material. I'm sure if you were just starting out you would refer to it again and again.
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I originally checked this book out of my local library, LOTS of topics included here on setting up and running a home business. Filled, with ideas, tips, examples. I needed my own copy to mark up and highlight. A bit dated, but still good advice and strategies that are usable today, and not so dated, that it contains NO technology. A few of the topics I hadn't thought about or read about, and I read LOTS, so kudos to the authors.
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I am starting to think that this is the best book so far on
on all the aspects of working from home. They cover everything well and it is often looked over and over for tips. I keep it next to my computer.
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