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Monday, September 22, 2008

Welcome to iWAH.com - The Site for People Who Work At Home

iWAH.com was started in September 2008 as a resource for those currently working at home or are entertaining the idea of working at home.

Working at home has it benefits, rewards, and challenges.
Read about them all from others that work at home.
Share you experiences while working at home.

Share working examples, websites, tools, practices, and proof of experiences. It’s OK to block out or emit any personal information while doing so.

Register for free and join our online community.

Note: We’re devoted to sharing and exploring REAL Work at Home knowledge and experiences and will remove any spam postings / junk posted on this site.

Enjoy!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Don’t Get Ripped Off

Don’t get ripped off by unscrupulous work at home opportunities.

Before investing your time or money into any home based business do a little homework first.

At a minimum do a Google Search to see what information pops up about the business.

Check the Better Business Bureau (BBB) to see if they have listed or rated the company.

Caution: A BBB listing is typically from a paid fee from the company to the BBB. This can influence the ratings as the BBB would want to do as much as they can to maintain a revenue stream.

But, if enough complaints are made against them you may find a negative report which would be a real good indicator to stay away.

A very useful resource is the RipOff Report ( http://www.ripoffreport.com )
Read their About Us page to get a good feel for what they do.

Put RipOff Report at the top of your list before joining anything, and keep them in mind should you need to file a report yourself.

If you can’t find any posts about the opportunity or business - that’s a good thing.

Depending on what type of business arrangement you plan on having you might also want to perform a people search on them.
You can do a free people search here: http://acme-people-search.com/1224520677HBYN

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

The Home Office

To be productive working at home you’re going to need a good workspace. For most of us that will mean a home office equipped to handle our business life.

The home office can be setup in a spare bedroom, den, or other appropriate place in the home. Some things to consider are:

1) Size - How big of an office do you need for desk, phone, storage, etc?

2) Location - If you plan on having clients over frequently close to the home entrance may be desired. If not you might select a location more private and away from areas of the home that may be distracting. A converted garage or family room can make a larger space where you can have seating for clients and possibly some room for presentations. You’ll be spending a lot of time here so a window view might be a high priority for you.

3) Equipment - You’ll need at least a desk / workspace of some sort, most likely a computer, internet connection (DSL or Broadband is best), phone (VoIP is a good way to go if you have a speedy internet connection), printer / fax / scanner (possibly a multifunction device; either laser or inkjet depending on your needs), filing cabinet and storage, and a good chair. Ensure your desk is at a good working height, your computer monitor is clear and visible, keyboard is nice and crisp, and you chair is comfortable for a good ergonomic working environment.

4) Power & Networking - Make sure your office has enough outlets for power without overloading circuits, and has connections for phone and / or internet available. It may be worth a few buck to have an electrician add some outlets and change the circuit if needed.

That should be enough to get you started in your new home office.

Depending on the type of business you have the above can be modified for your particular requirements.

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