Why Phone Jobs Often Require Criminal Background Checks

There is a reason virtual phone jobs require you to pass a criminal background check.

Often times people express their confusion and concern about companies who require work at home phone agents to pass a background check. While at first this step of security can feel like an unnecessary invasion of privacy, especially if the background check involves looking credit history, there are good reasons. However, one in four American adults have arrest or conviction records. Therefore, we question if quality workers are being eliminated without a chance.  Here are the arguments for these background checks done by virtual call centers followed by common red … [Read more...]

Freelancers – How to Deal with the Budget Constraints of Your Clients

How to stay within the constraints of your clients budgets without sacrificing your dignity.

Guest Post By Paul Maplesden If you're a freelancer, you know that your clients are often working to very tight budgets. This can sometimes make negotiating rates and payments tricky as they're trying to get the most for their money and you're trying to earn a living. Here are some simple techniques that you can use to help negotiate rates and secure the project. If you can turn the work around quickly, highlight this to the client. Businesses are often up against tight time constraints and clients might be prepared to pay a little more if they know that you can … [Read more...]

Three Viable Work-From-Home Careers

The most viable ways to earn money working from home.

Guest Post By Barbie Carpenter Many business professionals dream of working from home, eliminating lengthy commutes, avoiding irksome coworkers, and saving money on professional attire and gas. However, not every career presents a realistic work-from-home opportunity. Moreover, the careers that are effective in a work-from-home setting require dedication and hard work in order to thrive. Understand what careers can succeed in a work-from-home environment if you have the patience, persistence, and commitment.   Writing/Editing Writers and editors often work … [Read more...]

5 Reasons Why a Blog Might Be Better Than Facebook to Market Your Business

Why a business blog makes more sense for your online business than Facebook alone.

Facebook has been a viable marketing channel for business because of the many different ways you can connect with the community if you do have a Facebook business page. You can also gain potential customers through interaction and sharing valuable content on a consistent basis. While there are benefits to having a Facebook fan page or placing ads on the social network, a blog can be much more effective at increasing website visits and driving sales for your business. Here are 5 reasons to consider starting a business blog or spending more time creating content for … [Read more...]

How To Write Faster Than Ever Before in 6 Easy Steps

Six Brilliantly Simple Steps to Writing faster as a Freelancer, meaning you make more money!

If you're a freelance writer or content creator, speed is your friend. When you're starting out and you don't have very lucrative contracts, you often have to write multiple articles a day to achieve your target income. For example, if you want to earn $60 every day, and each article you write is worth $15, you will need to write 4 articles. When you consider that the average article is at least 300 words long, you will have to write 1200 words a day, at the very minimum. If you're new to writing, 1200 words might seem like a lot. But it really isn't. When you are … [Read more...]