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This is Why You May Not Be Able To Work From Home

Stressed, worn out, tired and frustrated, if that’s how you would describe your journey to you JOB today and you’re reading this post in a crowded office, inside a tiny windowless cubicle, surrounded by irritating sounds and voices just dreading the commute home, you’re not alonerat race

Even though advances in technology allow many to work in telecommute capacities from remote locations, there are still many in the situation described above. In fact, the majority in the workforce today are still stuck in that kind of work environment. So the next question you may be asking is why?

Why are so many still wasting what could be productive hours stuck commuting in rush hour traffic?  Why do they have to waste money on gas and put needless wear and tear on their vehicles, pay huge tolls or get squashed and crammed into seats on mass transit and pay fare increases at every turn?

National statistics show that remote workers are more productive, take fewer sick days and have a more pleasing and quieter work environment than those still stuck in the corporate rat race.

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Many business owners predict that by 2022 more than 50% of their now office based employees will be working in a telecommute capacity out of their home office. Many think that 20 years from now commuting will be a thing of the past.

However, if you are still reading in that tiny, cramped cubicle, you may be wondering if the dream of working from your home office will ever be a reality for you. Why are some employers holding back from this concept?

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No trust, sad but true, most employers do not trust their employees. While most would never admit it, that is why they will not embrace the remote work lifestyle. Some managers like the power they feel running their little empire where they can see their worker bees right in front of them. Employees out of sight for these managers means a lack of control. In reality it is due to their incompetent management skills and lack of knowledge about how to manage a remote workforce.

This fear of not being in control is worse at smaller companies.  Even though they have a more intimate and friendly relationship with their employees they feel if they are trekking in to work so should the office staff.

The lack of trust transfers over to the employees because almost half believe their performance is based on how much time they spend in the office and not what they are ultimately delivering. They worry if they are not in the main cubicle maze filled arena they will be forgotten and lose the chance to promote in the company.  They have a need to be seen and feel working in a remote location would not show their level of commitment to their employer.

Many employees would accept a pay cut for the option of working from a home office. Nearly 1/3 of corporate employees would accept a pay cut or decrease in vacation time if they had the ability to work from home.  However, many do not want to telecommute exclusively because that makes them feel socially isolated. They crave contact with co workers and sometimes feel that family interruptions could affect their performance negatively.

Working remotely like anything else is not a perfect fit for everyone.  Not all jobs can be done from home either. Correction officers, doctors, nurses, janitorial staff, landscapers, cab drivers, bus drivers, train engineers, plumbers, electricians and domestic help, etc will usually not have a telecommute option.

Then there is the face to face aspect that some managers feel is imperative for their business.  Sure there are virtual offices  Skype, slack and other technology to facilitate team work and one on one meetings, but sometimes there is a need for  physical interaction that’s missing from the virtual world.

Depending on the kind of technology needed the cost could be a large part of why some small companies cannot embrace the telecommuting culture. However some small companies realize big savings with remote workers and can reduce their overhead costs considerably.

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I have been working remotely for almost a decade and I love it.  I cannot imagine going back to the corporate rat race.  I utilize technology that allows me interaction and conversation with coworkers and partners, ability to meet with clients all from the comfort of my home office.

If you are looking for a remote career, contact us today for more information on how we can help you find that ideal working environment and help you achieve a better work/life balance.

We Can Help You in Your Search for a Legitimate Work-at-Home Business!!!

In my experience of helping others find the financial freedom and flexibility working from home can bring, it never ceases to amaze me when I hear the misinformation so many people have about working from home.  First, we have those who don’t understand the concept that any credible opportunity will require work.  There are always those who feel that work at home is a vacation and maybe they will devote a couple of hours if that a week and expect to replace their income.  It is these same people I find who are skeptical about real opportunity and yet will sink a hefty sum of money into a scam that makes phony promises.  Somehow, the lies, the deception of scammers just sound more appealing than work.

If you are really looking to change your life, for whatever your reason or your “why,”  I implore you to do your due diligence when researching any opportunity.  If a company does not want to provide you with facts about their company or is asking for a hefty investment up front, you can probably be sure it is not on the up and up.

What about MLMs?  MLM opportunities are a dime a dozen.  They can be very risky, have a high percentage of failure, depend on what time you “got in” to determine if you will make any substantial income, have breakaways, require you to meet quotas in order to earn and to start from 0 every month, having you sell overpriced products to your friends and family as well as stock and inventory you may never liquidate.  Many people get involved with MLM companies over and over again hoping to find the one that works.  Lots of times they try to get in on the ground floor with a new company and that is so risky because the rate of failure of MLM companies in the first year or two is huge!  Then they can just kiss their investment good-bye and chalk up another MLM failure.

MLMs also carry a huge stigma because people have been burned and know others that have been as well.  Take the company Amway that had such a bad reputation they thought changing their name would cure that.  It didn’t, people learned it was just Amway under a different name.

So are there real businesses that are not scams and not MLMs around that you can successfully build from your home?  The answer is a resounding YES!!!  How can you tell what is a real opportunity and what is a scam?  Here are some important tips to help you in your evaluations?

1. Are they asking for an initial investment?  It is normal to have to make some kind of investment with any business venture whether working from home or not.  Uniforms, supplies, work attire, gas for commuting, self-help resources etc.  However, when you are asked to pay a substantial amount and have no guarantee of getting your money back if the opportunity is not for you, my advice is to walk away.  A legitimate company should offer you a grace period in which you can decide if the opportunity is the right fit, if not you should be given any investment made no matter how small.

2. Do they have a good support team to help you build your business.  Even with the most motivated, self-disciplined people it can be quite a change to work from home.  To be successful you really need a good mentoring team to help you, train you, coach you and just to vent to.  If the company is just interested in getting your money and then leaving you to your own resources, it is going to be tough if not impossible to be successful and will have you wondering if they are setting you up to fail.

3. Ask to see the companies credentials in print.  They should be happy to give you reports from the Better Business Bureau, and other accolades that the company has received.

If you are looking for an opportunity to build a home business and would like some help with finding credible companies to work with, please contact us using our contact form on the top of our webpage or clicking HERE.  We make it our goal to help moms and families find a way to reach their goals from home.

Don’t get scammed, contact us today for more information!