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About Erica Martin
Erica was born in Pennsylvania but has lived in other states, including Massachusetts, Ohio, and South Carolina. She has a Bachelors' degree in French with a minor in Writing and Language. She originally tried to teach French, but discovered that she didn't enjoy teaching in a classroom setting. She now "teaches" through her writing. She current lives in Cary, North Carolina and has over 10 years' experience working from home for different companies. This experience has taught her a lot about the different things that need to be considered when working from home.
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