The Work From Home Handbook: Flex Your Time, Improve Your Life
  • The Work From Home Handbook: Flex Your Time, Improve Your Life
  • The Work From Home Handbook: Flex Your Time, Improve Your Life

The Work From Home Handbook: Flex Your Time, Improve Your Life

by Nihara Choudhri, Stephen Fishman
     
 

Make going to the office optional!

Haven't you ever wished that you didn't have to waste hours in rush-hour traffic on your commute to the office? Had more time with your kids? Or simply had the luxury to go to work in your pajamas?

Co-produced with USA TODAY, The Work From Home Handbook is an excellent resource for anyone who dreams of a work-from-home

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Overview

Make going to the office optional!

Haven't you ever wished that you didn't have to waste hours in rush-hour traffic on your commute to the office? Had more time with your kids? Or simply had the luxury to go to work in your pajamas?

Co-produced with USA TODAY, The Work From Home Handbook is an excellent resource for anyone who dreams of a work-from-home career. You can find the option that best suits your personal, financial and professional goals through the book's systematic, step-by-step advice.

This book shows you how to:

  • Find out where and how you work best

  • Prepare a great proposal for your current employer

  • Demonstrate productivity in your home office

    If your current employer is inflexible, this book also covers finding a new "beyond the office" job, or becoming an independent contractor.

    Filled with solid tips, real-life examples, practical advice and - best of all - inspiration, The Work From Home Handbook can help you transform and achieve a healthy balance in your life and career.

    Seventy-nine of Fortune Magazine's "100 Best Companies to Work For" last year allowed - even encouraged - employees to work from home at least 20 percent of the time. More than two thirds of all American companies offered some telework options in 2005. And the country's largest employer - the U.S. government - encourages employees to work from home "to the maximum extent possible." Don't be left behind. Find out how you can chose this career option for yourself.

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  • Editorial Reviews

    MarketWatch
    Diana Fitzpatrick and Stephen Fishman cover the nuts and bolts of becoming a freelance at-home worker.
    Workforce Management
    Flexibility is key to business success today. And so every organization-and all employees-need to understand how to create solid, well-thought-out flexible work arrangements. This book gives employees the tools they need to demonstrate that flexibility is good not only for workers, but for managers, CEOs and the business as a whole.
    — Carroll Lachnit
    YourOnRamp.com
    A must-read for employers and employees focused on embracing flexibility in the workplace.
    — Catherine Clifford
    Library Journal

    These are the first three titles in a new series coproduced by Nolo and USA Today. In The Busy Family's Guide, USA Today personal finance columnists Block, John Waggoner, and Kathy Chu focus on the building blocks of family security: budgets, savings, investing, insurance, and estate planning. They begin by coaching readers on how to talk about money and how to set up a plan, then tackle taxes and tax breaks, controlling and dealing with debt, home buying and mortgages, and the components of an estate plan. A chapter on investments demystifies the options by comparing and explaining cash investments, stocks, and mutual funds.

    Attorneys Fishman (Lower Taxes in 7 Easy Steps) and Fitzpatrick's Work from Home Handbook is for those considering working at home either as an employee or a freelancer. Essentially, it is a narrative checklist of issues to consider and the steps to take to make home-based employment feasible. Readers will learn to assess whether a job can be done from home, how to make the case for it with an employer, and how to find existing telecommuting jobs. The section on freelancing helps those ready to create their own home-based businesses with information on setting fees, finding clients, and dealing with tax implications.

    Finally, in Retire Happy, attorney Stim (Patent Pending in 24 Hours) and Nolo cofounder Warner (How To Run a Thriving Business) advocate thinking through retirement well before turning out the office lights. They present strategies for constructing the elements of a successful retirement (e.g., health, money, rewarding activities, a circle of friends) and devote significant space toretirement money issues. Particularly useful is the section on calculating the amount needed for a long and secure retirement. Each of these books is clear, practical, and nicely enhanced by charts and checklists. Recommended for public libraries.
    —Joan Pedzich

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    Product Details

    ISBN-13:
    9781413307016
    Publisher:
    NOLO
    Publication date:
    03/14/2008
    Series:
    Work from Home Handbook: Flex Your Time, Improve Your Life Ser.
    Pages:
    168
    Product dimensions:
    6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

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