Guest Author - Dianne Walker
Working from home has long been a desire of many people. Newspapers and television are full of ads about how to make millions of dollars by working from home. Whether it’s starting a business or finding “work at home” jobs in the newspaper, there is a lot to consider when deciding if working from home is right for you. Undress for Success - The Naked Truth about Making Money at Home by Kate Lister and Tom Harnish is an excellent resource to use when making that important decision.
Working from home is not as easy or glamorous as it may sound. If you‘re unemployed, Undress for Success will open the door to discovering the possibilities, pros and cons. A home-based business is not for the unmotivated, the procrastinator or the easily distracted. Chapter 3 is entitled “Expose Yourself - Are You Right for E-Work?” This chapter explores the skills and traits required to successfully work from home. Not only is it necessary for you to be focused, but to also have the support of family and friends. First, is to provide assistance around the house to allow you time to work on your business. Second, you will need their support in leaving you alone in order to be able to get your work done. Undress for Success helps you to identify the timewasters that you will encounter in your work day.
Remember the cliché “if it sounds too good to be true…“ One very important chapter in the book is devoted to the ever-growing scams in the marketplace. People will often respond to advertisements promising hundreds of dollars in income. As a result of these misleading or false advertisements, you spend more time, effort and money trying to undo the monetary damage as a result of participating in these “too good to be true” schemes. According to the authors, the “ratio of scams to legitimate home-based opportunities is almost 20 to 1.” These odds are exactly why Undress for Success is the perfect book to help you steer through the dishonest enterprises which exist solely to rip off the unsuspecting consumer.
Not only does Undress for Success attempt to educate the reader on the pros and cons of working from home, it also provides information on various occupations that would do well in a home-based environment. The book covers various careers including teaching, becoming a virtual assistant, or a writer. The author has done a lot of the research on how to go about getting started in e-work as well as providing the reader with additional resources. Undress for Success also discusses the business aspect of working from home including proposals, contracts and business planning. With so much information to provide, the authors were unable to contain all of the information in their book and have provided additional information on their website.
Working from home is not for everyone. Undress for Success - The Naked Truth About Making Money at Home is an excellent resource guide for anyone considering doing freelance work.