I recently read a book by Annie Clayton called “Brilliant, but not Bullied: Workplace Bullying Unveiled: Take Back Control of Your Career.” While I personally have not dealt with workplace bullying, I thought it provided some great information, and that a lot of it could be useful for people who work from home that have dealt with bullying from other co-workers or supervisors. In this post I’ll touch on some of the information she provides in her book – the definition of a workplace bully, how to know when you’re being bullied, and what you can do if you’re being bullied. [Read more…] about How to Deal with Bullying When Working from Home
It’s hard to believe, but this site is now a year old (actually over a year old, I started the original blog on a wordpress.com site on July 8, 2014!). I hope this site has provided everyone with valuable tips. I’m sorry I’ve been rather slack with posting content the past few months, but my life has been very busy – I’ve been working hard at my regular job at Apptical, as well as doing transcription on Fiverr, and I also recently picked up a freelance writing gig. In addition, I’ve been trying to find ways to modify my two ebooks so they might sell more copies. I’ve been viewing different webinars that have been done at the Self-Publishing Success Summit that started this week, and a lot of the information I’ve learned has been very helpful! I’ll be posting summaries of those on my other website, My eBook Journey, as often as I can. If you’re not subscribed to the email list for that site, you can sign up here.
Also, if you have ideas for posts you’d like to see on this site, please feel free to comment or drop me a line. I’m always open to ideas! And if you’ve worked from home successfully and would like to share your experience and tips on this site, please free to comment as well.
People start working from home for different reasons – they may want more time with their kids, or they’re tired of having to dress up for work, or having to pay for gas or child care. Here are the three reasons why I love working from home.
- Don’t have to worry about a commute – This is important for me, because if I was working outside the home right now I’d have to take a taxi to work because I have health problems that prevent me from driving.
- Don’t have to worry about having an expensive wardrobe – I still try to put on half-way decent clothes, but now I don’t have to wear anything real expensive.
- I’m making more now than I did when I worked outside the home – Mostly because of the money I’m saving on cab fare and an expensive wardrobe.
When you work from home, it’s important that you stay up to date on strategies that can help you work more effectively, as well as educate yourself about areas you may need help with. For this blog post, I asked a few people who work from home for the recommendations for must-read books for people who work from home or want to work from home – here are their suggestions:
I don’t know about you, but when I was in high school, I took a typing class. It’s served me well since then, because I’ve done a lot of typing. Like most of you, I learned on the standard QWERTY keyboard. The problem with this keyboard, though, is that people who use this keyboard set-up are at a higher risk for developing RSI (repetitive strain injury) and carpal tunnel syndrome. There is a way to reduce the risk of developing RSI, even if you do a lot of typing, and that is by using the Dvorak keyboard, which is pictured below: