Undress for Success: The Naked Truth about Making Money at Home

Undress for Success: The Naked Truth about Making Money at Home

by Kate Lister, Tom Harnish, Lister
     
 

Are you tired of torturous commutes, endless meetings, and countless interruptions? Do you want a better balance between work and life? For thousands of people just like you, a work-at-home career is their road to freedom, control, and happiness. But what kind of home-based work is available? And, how do you separate the real opportunities from the thousands of

Overview

Are you tired of torturous commutes, endless meetings, and countless interruptions? Do you want a better balance between work and life? For thousands of people just like you, a work-at-home career is their road to freedom, control, and happiness. But what kind of home-based work is available? And, how do you separate the real opportunities from the thousands of bogus work-at-home scams that dominate the Internet?

Undress for Success offers honest, real-world information on home-based jobs, businesses, and careers that can change your life. Based on the authors' three decades of experience working from home, this comprehensive guide explores and explains everything you need to know about how to simplify your life with a work-at-home job or business. It's the perfect guide for anyone who's sick of the office lifestyle and ready for a change.

This practical step-by-step guide details the who, what, why, and how of working from home—the advantages and disadvantages, the skills and traits you'll need to succeed, and how to avoid losing your shirt as you attempt to undress for success. If you're an employee, you'll discover how to successfully pitch a work-at-home program to your boss or find a new employer who loves the idea. If you want to freelance, Undress for Success offers a guide for how to find, price, and get paid for your work. And if you want to run a business, it reveals the motivations, talents, and resources you'll need to get started; identifies best-bet home businesses; and offers true stories about what it's like to work where you sleep. If you're an employer or government leader, you'll find a fascinating look at the ways at-home workers are more productive, help reduce traffic, increase productivity, and even slow global warming.

This book offers work-at-home hope for everyone from high school grads to PhDs, secretaries to programmers, Gen Y'ers to Baby Boomers. From interviews with people who work at home, you'll learn about the techniques, technologies, and strategies that make them successful. Undress for Success is the ultimate guide for making the road less traveled the way to work.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470383322
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
03/23/2009
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 3.60(d)

What People are saying about this

From the Publisher
“Undress for Success offers the perfect balance between covering all the details and doing so in an easy-to-read and light-hearted way.”
-Bob Fortier, President of InnoVisions Canada, and The Canadian Telework Association

“I wish I'd had this book when I first started out-it's like having your own personal career coach. Reading this will save many new freelancers a lot of grief!”
-Allena Tapia, About.com: Freelance Writing Guide and Editor of Garden Wall Publications

“If you're an old-fashioned manager who's obsessed with face time, hide this book now. There is no way your employees will commute to their cubicles Monday morning after reading this entertaining manifesto for ditching the panty-hose and actually enjoying work.”
-Laura Vanderkam, author, Grindhopping: Build a Rewarding Career Without Paying Your Dues (McGraw-Hill, 2007)

“You could spend years with focus groups, assemble cross-functional internal teams to study and recommend organizational changes, or simply read Undress for Success to obtain the practical knowledge necessary to better serve your customers; increase loyalty and productivity; avoid layoffs; and improve your profitability for whatever comes your way. Kate and Tom are the 'guiding hands' for self-reliant control of your future success from home!”
-Jack Heacock, SVP and cofounder of The Telework Coalition, Washington, D.C.

Meet the Author

Kate Lister is an authority on small business marketing, finance, management, and growth. She has owned and operated three successful home-based ventures, including a consulting business that helped hundreds of entrepreneurs raise millions of dollars and an aviation business with seven aircraft and twenty-five pilots.

Tom Harnish is an expert on the technologies that make home-based jobs possible. As a consultant, project director, company president, and business owner he learned what it takes to make money using computers and telecommunications from over thirty years of successful and not-so-successful business development in fields as diverse as health care, home banking, and elec-tronic publishing.
For more information, please visit UndressForSuccessOnline.com

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