- Paperback: 272 pages
- Publisher: Berkley; Berkley Trade Paperback Ed edition (August 5, 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0425222853
- ISBN-13: 978-0425222850
- Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 0.7 x 8.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (58 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,142,224 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Will Work from Home: Earn the Cash--Without the Commute Paperback – August 5, 2008
|New from||Used from|
Featured Business Focus Titles
Check out these featured business resources for shakers, change-makers, and more.
Frequently Bought Together
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
In the 1990s, a few clairvoyant writers zeroed in on Americans’ yearning to work from home—and quite a few corporations took note. A decade later, similar advice is being proffered to women from Johnson and Spizman, two mediagenic executives. What’s the change from a decade ago? First, this is more inspirational than practical; the authors do cover writing business plans, for example, but in outline manner. Individual anecdotes are plentiful, as are action steps at the end of each chapter. Second, it is geared to women who, to be honest, are usually the ones demanding career flexibility. Third, it’s filled with rather basic information, the ABC’s of asking to become a teleworker or a quiz testing homebound readiness. To give the authors their due, there is an important chapter on avoiding scams. Good tips and good words abound, although it’s somewhat surprising that two such accomplished professionals push the same kind of work-at-home occupations for women, such as interior design, instead of helping blaze a trail. --Barbara Jacobs
About the Author
Tory Johnson is the founder and CEO of Women For Hire, a nationally respected organization that produces career fairs and conducts job-seeking seminars for women throughout the country. She is a frequent media guest and has appeared on CNN, CBS, NBC, and FOX news. Robyn Freedman Spizman, has authored more than sixty books and is a frequent guest on CNN and Headline News, and has appeared for two decades as a consumer advocate on NBC in Atlanta. Lindsey Pollak, a Yale graduate, is involved with many national women’s organizations and has served as Director of Business Development at WorkingWoman.com.
Top Customer Reviews
AdSense to my website which brings me money every month and with Alpine
Access, which I loooove. I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to make some money at home.
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.
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.
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.