sharon on June 24th, 2013

Thank you for your patience! I know it’s been a while since I’ve posted job listings. Good luck with today’s listings.

Work at Home Reps Needed
Sr. Systems Administrator – work from home
Nurse Case Manager: Cypress! Work from home!
RN Nurse Case Manager – Maternal Labor and Delivery – Work at Home
Work From Home Full Time And Part Time Openings Available
Supervisor, Utilization Management – Work From Home – California RN Required
Franchisee – Work From Home
Work from home Game Advisor
Senior Programmer needed for a Remote/ Work from Home Position!
Telephonic Case Manager! Work from home! WA, OR
Preservice Review Nurse RN – Potential to work at home in Houston
Remote Services Technician (Work from Home)
Remote Inpatient Coder 3 -WellStar Coding Work from home!
Remote Outpatient Coder II – Exciting Work From Home Opportunity
Work From Home Hampster- Hmmmm…..
Coding Quality Reviewer/Auditor (Remote) Exciting Work From Home Opportunity
Work at Home Customer Service
Title Examiner Remote Work At Home
Remote Information Analyst – New York – New York
Remote Field Storage Engineer – Seattle – Washington
Remote Account Executive III BI Software Solution Sales
Remote Perl Software Developer – United States
Telecommute Social Media Support Specialist – Phoenix – Arizona
Remote Field Claim Adjuster Homeowner Claims – Arlington – Texas
Virtual Data Entry Clerk – Haleyville – Alabama
At Home Data Entry Clerk – Richmond – Virginia
Telecommute Medical Data Analyst – Camp Pendleton – California
Virtual Humorous Content Writer
Virtual Background Investigator – Pascagoula – Mississippi
Work from Home Sr. Localization Project Manager
Telecommute Medical Transcriptionist
Remote LTSS Manager – Kansas
Work From Home Computer Aided Engineering Analyst- Winona – Minnesota
Telecommute Mechanical Designer
Remote Sr. Software Eng – Java
Work From Home Senior Java Developer- Salt Lake City – Utah
Telecommute Java Software Engineers – Arizona
Remote PHP Developer
Senior PHP Developer – Remote, Brighton – Michigan
Parital Telecommute QA/QC Customer Service Representative – Frederick – Maryland
Telecommute Seasonal Customer Service Rep – Selected States
Remote Reservations Agent/Customer Service/Concierge – Orlando – Florida
Partial Telecommute Customer Service Specialist
Remote Clinical IT Customer Service Analyst – Any U.S. Location
Remote Associate Trainer Customer Service
Freelance social studies assessment writer
Attorney Web Content Writer
Articles on Backyard Grills – Freelance Writers Needed
Freelance Japanese to English Translator Specializing in Dentistry and Orthodontics
Motorcycle & ATV Blogger
ATV/Offroad Blogger
Writer / Editor
Science associate
Freelance Korean to English Translator
Freelance Writer
Perl Software Developer
Sr. Perl Developer
Sr. Server Engineer: Lead New Design & Dev (Telecommute)
Senior Perl/Python Web Developer: Telecommute
CGI / Perl Job Script Rework
Senior Perl Developer – Work from Home!
Telecommuting Perl Software Developer- Anywhere in USA
Customer Service/Supporting Officer
HTML5 mobile game developer
Freelance UI / UX Designer for Web App Job
coal power plant project
Web Developer/Designer for WordPress Site
Senior Front-end developer
Freelance Website Overhaul Design/Development
WordPress Support Point Person
Freelance Intermediate-Senior PHP Developer
Duranite Roof System website development
Expanded Reports for a WooCommerce Store
Freelance Web/Interactive Designer
WordPress Website Development
Experienced Joomla Developer for Component
Freelance iOS Developer with a possibility to become partner
Freelance Web Designer
Freelance Lead Graphic Designer
Seeking Talented PHP and ExpressionEngine Developer
WordPress/PHP Freelance Developer
Interested in Graphic Design? Come Blog for TEVO and Earn
Quality writers needed – add content to Ripe Reviews while creating interest in your blog/website
Experienced Guest Bloggers Wanted! Placing Guest Posts
Blogger’s Wanted For Female Slanted Content Portal
Natural Health/Paleo Newsletter Writer
Web Technology Trends Content Writer
Natural Health/Paleo Newsletter Writer
Writer – Social Responsibility
Tech / Web Design / Web Business Writer Needed

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sharon on April 29th, 2013

Good luck with today’s listings!

Independent advertisement agent
Remote Sales Agent (Work from home)
Virtual Customer Service Representative-Work at Home Opportunity – Start Today
Work at Home Customer Service Job
Work From Home – Call Center Customer Service
Telephonic Prior Authorization RN – Potential to work from home in Houston
Oracle Middleware Consultant (Any state – Work from home – Remote work)
Work At Home Customer Service
Inpatient/Outpatient Coder – Remote/Work From Home (Temp to Perm)
Prior Authorization RN Monday-Friday Days Potential to work at home in Houston
Clinical Appeals and Coding RN Work at Home
BDM / IT Recruiter to work from home /Remote !!
Technical Writer (remote, work from Home)
Quality of Care RN Reviewer Work from home
Telecommute Editor – Chemistry
Telecommute .NET Software Developer – Beaverton – Oregon
Remote RN Clinical Manager- Rockville – Maryland
Telecommute Social Media Marketing Position – Los Angeles
Home Based Background Investigator- Arlington – Virginia
Telecommute Clinical Research Associate
Telecommute Data Entry Specialist – Kansas
Telecommute Second Shift Data Entry Operator – Draper – Utah
Telecommute Data Entry Operator – Draper – Utah
Virtual Physical Therapy Medical Reviewer
Virtual Call Center Representative
Work From Home Advisor- Knoxville – Tennessee
At Home Advisor
Work From Home Bilingual Japanese Advisor- Tucson – Arizona
Work From Home Advisor- Ft. Myers – Florida
Virtual Production Control Specialist – Beaverton – Oregon
Work From Home Reservation Sales Representative – Duluth – Minnesota
Work From Home Customer Service Representative – Sierra Vista – Arizona
Virtual Designer
Virtual Java Developer
Virtual Java – Full Stack Software Engineer – Rockville – Maryland
Telecommute Java Developer
Work From Home Sr. Java Developer
Telecommute Java Developer – Dallas – Texas
Remote Java Developer
Java Engineer/Content Writer, Rebel Labs, Remote
Telecommute Java Developer – Habidly – New York
Virtual Course Mentor, IT, Java
Telecommute JAVA Developer- Springfield – Ohio
Virtual PHP Developer / Marketplace Engineer – Boston – Massachusetts
Virtual Back End PHP Developer
Telecommute PHP Developer
Virtual PHP Developer
Business Writer
Automotive Writers Wanted
Rio de Janeiro Columnists Wanted
Mumbai Columnists Wanted
freelance contributor
Yahoo! Sports seeks freelance NBA writers
SEO Copywriter – freelance
FREELANCE WRITER, BLOGGER, PHOTOGRAPHER
Direct-Response Copywriter
Entertainment Writer
Freelance Writers for Camping Activities
** Blog about latest Marketing Trends and Topics **
Small Project $400 Bot Creation scraping SERPs
System Administrator
Lead Developer
Perl Application Developer
Perl Programmer
Perl Developer
Technical Fellow US Based
Perl Programmer
Software engineer
Senior Developer
Perl Programmer
Perl Developer
Agile Tech Lead
Senior Perl Developer – telecommute
Perl programmer
Senior Perl Programmer
Software Engineer
Perl Engineer
LAMP Setup
Freelance Development Team for Video Sharing iPhone App
Freelance / Fulltime Writers with Agency Experience
Freelance Web Designer
QA specialist for a music Web-based application
Creative Web Designer
Web Designer/Developer Needed ASAP
WordPress & HTML programmer for themeforest PSD conversions
Automotive Writers Wanted
Rio de Janeiro Columnists Wanted
Mumbai Columnists Wanted
Beijing Columnists Wanted
Freelance WordPress
Graphic Designer – Elearning / PowerPoint
Programmer for Email Campaign
Freelance User Experience / Interface / Info Arch Designer
Slot Game Graphic Illustrations
Guest Blogging on Freelance Design $50 per article
IT Partners / Consultants
PSD to HTML Developer (Twitter Bootsttrap)
XHTML/CSS Guru with PHP, Javascript & jQuery Knowledge WANTED ASAP
UI + Graphic Design
Fashion Writer / Ad Hoc Writers
Entertainment Blogger for Feature Film
Business and Lifestyle Blogger Wanted
Specialist writers required for online publication

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sharon on April 8th, 2013

I apologize for not posting for a while. I got hired as a Production Assistant on the set of Need For Speed, which is being filmed here in Mendocino. Thanks for your patience!

Good luck with today’s listings!

RN Case Manager- Eventual work from home in Phoenix
Are You Looking to Work at Home? Benefits Coordinator
Remote Inpatient Coder III (PRN) – Exciting Work From Home Opportunity!
Telephonic Case Manager LVN – Work at home – Houston
BDM / IT Recruiter to work from home /Remote !!
Work at Home Call Center Position
Work at Home Benefits Coordinator
Sales/Marketing Consultant (work from home)
Partial Remote Agile Software Test Engineer – Rockville – Maryland
Remote Sr Staff Attorney – Florida
Possible Remote Architect/Manager – prefer Kirkland – Washington
Remote Data Operations Leader
Senior Clinical Research Associate -Remote
Telecommute Recruiting Associate
Telecommute Option Quality Assurance Analyst / Data Entry Mgr – Chicago – Illinois
Telecommute Data Entry Clerk – New York – New York
Work from Home Customer Service Representative
Remote Customer Service Tier 1
Assistant to Online Ordering Content Manager – Baltimore – Maryland
Work from Home E-Moving Help Sales Representative – Arizona
At Home Advisor- Juneau – Alaska
Home Based Field Investigator- Key West – Florida
Virtual Physical Premium Auditor – Oklahoma
Remote Licensed Sales Center Representative – West Palm Beach – Florida
Remote Licensed Sales Center Representative – Sarasota – Florida
Telecommute BACKGROUND INVESTIGATOR LEVEL II – Little Rock – Arkansas
3D Modeler / Designer, Remote
Remote Java and Web Services Developers- Minneapolis – Minnesota
Remote Java Trainer
Remote Java Developer – North Carolina
Remote Java and Web Portal Software Developers – Georgia
Telecommute Java Spring Web Services Developer – New York
Telecommute Sr. Java Developer
Remote Senior Performance Engineer (Java SQL) – Reston – Virginia
Online Adjunct Faculty-Java Associate
Telecommute CodeIgniter PHP Developer and Support Tech – Houston – Texas
Bookkeeper / Accountant -McClean, DC – District of Columbia
Remote Bookkeeper/Assistant to Controller – Los Angeles – California
Telecommute Editor / Proofreader
Telecommute Proofreader – Chicago – Illinois
Offsite Proofreader
ATV/Offroad Blogger
Yahoo! Sports seeks freelance NHL writers
Creative Freelancer Writers for App
Freelance Marketing Copywriter Needed
Contract to write short community case studies
Software Engineer
Speed Test/Monitoring/Testing Application
Telecommuting Perl Software Developer- Anywhere in USA
Rails Programmer
Ruby Developer
Freelance PHP/Magento Developer
Illustrator For Heavy Metal Album Artwork
Deadline driven developer for WordPress site with forum
Deadline driven developer for WordPress site with forum
WordPress developer with ecommerce experience
Front End Web Site Developer
Designer for Powerpoint Presentation
Music website (similar to soundcloud) needs a new site
OS and Android Developer
Freelance Content Writers / English Teachers
Urgent Opening SEO / SEM / SMO Experts
Urgent Opening For Part Time Software Application
Individual Programmer Needed for New Site Development
Web Video Script Writer
Freelance frontend developer
Magento Layout Edit
UI Developer
Take Our Website Live
Backend Developer for a Towing Site
Experienced freelance web designer
Experienced Content writer — Smart parenting
Web Site Design, Development & Hosting for Non-Profit Preschool
Freelance Copywriter
Designs required for Online Marketing Agency webiste

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sharon on April 1st, 2013

Hope you don’t get too many tricks played on you for April Fool’s today :)

Good luck with today’s listings.

Appointment Setter
Mobile Software Engineer- 100% REMOTE (WORK FROM HOME)
Gupta SQL Windows Programmer – Remote(work from home)
Part Time/ Remote/ Work from Home/ IT Recruiter
US IT Recruiter(work from home-remote)
BDM -Part Time/ Remote/ Work from Home/ IT Recruiter /IT People
Sales/Marketing Consultant (work from home)
Customer Service Representatives – Work at Home!
UI Developer – In CA !! REMOTE ( work from home )
Remote Work From Home Dot Net Developer
Recruiters Needed – Telecommute
Nurse Medical Management I II or Sr Future Telecommuting
M&R Payment Policy Manager- Minnetonka, MN or Telecommute
SQL/Oracle/Ruby/Unix – Healthcare – Telecommute – Contractor
Lead Java .NET Software Engineer – Telecommute
Senior Red Hat Engineer – Telecommute
Mobile Software Engineer – Telecommute Position
Telecommuting Perl Software Developer
Business Alignment Project Manager – Telecommute
PeopleSoft CRM Technical Telecommuter/Remote Support
Singleview Billing telecom(telecommute)
Project Manager – Telecommute
CQ, IT Web Solutions Architect (telecommute or IL)
Web Developer – Telecommute 2 – 4 days a week – Q-NCWEBDEVIII
Java Web Developer – Telecommute – MZ-JavaWebDev-LB
Appointment Setter / Lead Generator Full Time or PT(telecommute)
Senior Telecommute Medical Writer
Sales Engineer – Telecommute Position – NGG-SalesEngWest
Senior Testing Project Manager – ICD-10 Program – Telecommute
Software Engineer-Virtualization
Sr. Program Manager, Virtual Training
QA Engineer- Automation/Virtualization
Software Development Engineer, Virtual Private Cloud EC2
SR Product Manager – Virtual Seller Account Management
Director, Virtual Construction
Telecommute Insurance Loss Control Surveyor – North Houston
Virtual Java / Salesforce.com Developer – Portland
Remote Middle School English Teacher
Work from Home MedVentive Sales Executive
Remote FT Software Engineer, Mobile – US or Greater New York City
Telecommute Project Manager
Work from Home Data Entry Analysts – San Antonio Area
Telecommute Data Entry- Mountain View
Virtual Key Account Executive
Virtual HMC Nurse Care Mgr I
Telecommute Tok Pison Transcriber
Telecommute Zulu Transcriber
Virtual Sylheti Transcriber
Telecommute Kurmanji Kurdish Transcriber
At Home Advisor- Cincinnati
Virtual Transcriptionist
Regional Manufacturing Engineer – California
Remote Account Executive, Connectivity Solutions
Virtual Java / Salesforce.com Developer – Portland
Virtual Senior Java Developer – Knoxville
Sr. Java Middleware Engineer, DevOps, Remote
Telecommute Senior Java Developer
Telecommute: PHP Web Application Developer
Telecommute PHP Programmer – US
Telecommute PHP Developer and Codeigniter
Yahoo! Sports seeks freelance NHL writers
Creative Freelancer Writers for App
Freelance Marketing Copywriter Needed
Contract to write short community case studies
Freelance Writer
Telecommuting Perl Software Developer (Anywhere in USA)
Software Engineer
Sole Perl Developer
Contractors Needed!
Perl web developer
PERL APPLICATION ARCHITECT
Senior Developer
Logo Design for Law Firm
Designer for WordPress Back end/Admin page
WordPress Developer (Convert to WordPress theme)
Development Team for Start-Up
Basic Membership with PayPal Subscribtion
Custom WordPress theme
Web developer
Inbound Marketing – SEO/PPC/CRO Specialist
JavaScript Developer
ipad Small App
Develop WordPress theme to mimic old Joomla site
http://jobs.freelanceswitch.com/jobs/22269-develop-wordpress-theme-to-mimic-old-joomla-site
Freelance Web & Mobile Developer
Freelance Developer for Mobile Website
Product Data Feed Creation
Web Developer for WordPress CMS
Group writersWordpress Theme Customisation – Foodgawker + Dribbble User Experience
Seeking New Design Team Members
HTML Graphic Designers – Email Marketing Campaigns
Front-End Designer/Developer
Lead Magento Engineer
Customer Service/Collection Representative
Designer & Front-end Developer
Front-end Engineer + ExpressionEngine expert
WordPress Bloggers Needed
Blogger / Writer
Expert Mobile Technology Journalists Wanted
Tech news and reviews reporter
Writers Wanted to Acquire & Write Guest Posts
Early Education Writer
Social Media Assistant for Overseas Living & Investing Blog
Women’s Rights Blogger
Real Food Blogger
Animal Welfare Blogger
North Florida Writer
Blog Writer for Real Estate
MySql sharding blogger – $100 per post
WordPress Blogger
Freelance Writer
Freelance Tech Writer – SoMe/Blog Copy
Lifehack Freelance Writer
Expert Guest Blogger/Ghost Writers Needed – Online Marketing/Web design/SEO
Web Content Writer
Ghost Blog Writer for Construction & Architecture Recruiter
Wearable Technology Blogger
Freelance Writer
Mature Dating and Relationship Blogger
Content Researcher
Professional Esoteric/Psychic/Fortune telling writer
Content Writer for Information Management Company
Guest Bloggers, Writing and Placing Posts
Mobile Industry/App Development Blogger
Freelance Nurse Blogger
Blogger for
Property and renovation
Search Engine Evaluators
Web Content Writer

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Yesterday, in Part 1 we talked about whether or not you and your job were well suited to telecommuting.

Ok, so you’ve determined that you have the right skills and qualities to do your job effectively from home. You’re sure that your job is well suited to telecommuting. Now you just need your boss to agree that this is a great idea, but how?

The best approach is to make a proposal. A proposal is a very effective way to sell the idea to your employer because it can be used to highlight the benefits, and presents your request in an organized,
professional manner. A well-written proposal can also show that you can work well on your own (a very important point, since you will be largely unsupervised).

The first thing you need to think about is how it will benefit your employer. It’s natural for any human being to want to know what’s in it for them. Make a list of the benefits of allowing telecommuting such as:

  • Can cut costs for office space, equipment, parking, etc.
  • Can be a valuable employee recruitment tool
  • Increases productivity by 10–30%, according to the State of California Telecommuting Pilot Program
  • Additional savings of productive time are realized as a reduction in the use of company paid time to meet personal or family needs. Not surprisingly, telecommuters report that they are less likely to take a sick day in order to be home for deliveries or repairs, or to take children to important appointments.
  • May allow work to be done when inclement weather might otherwise interfere
  • Enhances employee morale

Your employer will also be able to enjoy the benefits that telecommuting can have on the community:

  • Less traffic
  • Less pollution
  • Increased highway safety

Next, think about what concerns your employer might have and address them in your proposal.

  • Would your employer have to invest in additional equipment for a home office, or do you have the appropriate tools already?
  • How will your supervisor monitor your productivity?
  • When will you telecommute? How frequently will you check in?
  • Would there be a trial period?
  • If you interact directly with clients, how will they feel about this?
  • Would you object to your supervisor visiting your home office periodically?

Once you’ve done compiled this information, you’re ready to start putting together your proposal.

Your proposal should have the following structure:

1. Cover Sheet- This will have the date, your name and title, your company name and your supervisor’s name and title. You can name your proposal something like “Telecommute Proposal” or “Flexible Work Proposal”.

2. Introduction- Here you will outline what your proposal is about. Tell what your goal is and how it would benefit the company. Keep it short and professional.

3. Benefits- This is where your list of benefits goes.

4. Scheduling- You’ll want to start off telecommuting 1-2 days a week.

5. Implementation- Explain what is needed, i.e. equipment, phone line, etc. Here you will address the concerns you feel your employer may have by offering solutions in the proposal. Come up with ideas on how your boss can monitor your performance, how you will communicate with clients and co-worker, and what tasks you will be doing from home.

6. Trial Period- Give your proposed duration for a trial period. 60-90 days is a good length of time to determine effectiveness.

7. Review Criteria- Agree that at the end of the trial period you and your supervisor will review your performance and determine whether or not you can continue telecommuting.

8. References- You can include articles, urls and any other materials that you used to do your research. This way, your supervisor can look at them also and get more information on the benefits of telecommuting.

Once you have written your proposal, be sure to spell check for errors. You may want to have someone else read it and give you feedback.

Depending on your company structure, you may want to make several copies; one for you, your supervisor, their supervisor, the Human Resources Manager and anyone else you feel would be appropriate.

Remember, the more thorough and professional your proposal is, the further it will go in convincing your boss that you have the skills, the motivation, and the work ethic to telecommute.

For more information on telecommute proposals:

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Are you desperately trying to find a telecommute job so that you can quit your current one? Hold on! Your job just might have the potential to be done from home.

With the right approach, a little research and a good proposal, many employees are selling the idea of telecommuting to their employers.

In this first segment, we focus on the steps you should take in order to determine whether or not your job is a candidate for telecommuting.

Many jobs are well suited for telecommuting…and many aren’t. Your first step should be to evaluate your current job and determine whether or not it is feasible to do it from home.

Ask yourself the following questions:

  • Does your job depend on resources that are only available at the office? If your job only requires Internet access, phone and fax, it is definitely possible to do it from a home office. However, if you are a receptionist in a medical office, you probably have other responsibilities that require you to physically be there, i.e. having patients fill out paperwork and filing.
  • Do you work well without supervision? Some people are perfectly content to work on their own. Others need the support of having a supervisor and co-workers nearby. Monitor yourself for a week. Be aware of how often you rely on others and how you would deal with it if you had been away from the office. In some cases, a supervisor may feel that getting phone calls from a remote employee is disruptive, while a quick question in the hallway is not.
  • Do other companies offer telecommuting for your job type? Do some research and find out if it’s already being done. Having evidence of success with telecommuting can go a long way in convincing an employer that it can (and does) work.
  • Does telecommuting fit with your company culture? If your company has a culture of empowerment and trust, telecommuting may be a perfect fit. If they have a more hands-on management style, it may not work. Think about how your company manages their employees and whether or not the hands-off style required for telecommuting is possible.
  • Could you cope with the isolation? Some people crave office gossip, lunches with co-workers, water cooler chats and all the human interaction that comes with a traditional job environment. If this sounds like you, you may need to give serious thought to whether or not working remotely is for you- it may turn out to be more like solitary confinement!

Here are some useful resources for evaluating your current job and for determining whether telecommuting is right for you:

In Part 2, I will discuss the ways that you can convince your boss to let you telecommute. Look for that post tomorrow.

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sharon on March 19th, 2013

data entry border=Every day, millions of people are searching for a way to work at home. Many of them are looking for data entry or home typing jobs. In fact, in September alone there were 896,600 searches on Google for “data entry”, “home typing” and “typing jobs”. What most people doing these searches don’t realize is that while certain jobs that involve typing do exist, they are always specialized in some way, like medical transcription, which requires medical terminology training along with the needed reference materials and equipment. In addition to a training course, MT’s are often required to have at least 2 years of on-site hospital work in order to qualify for a work at home transcription job.

This is the case with many work at home jobs that involve typing or data entry. Job searchers are frustrated by the conundrum of not having the training or skills to get the job without a significant investment of time and money.

So what else should these would-be work at home searchers be searching for? It’s less what you should be searching for a more what you should be scoping out. Scopists transcribe and edit transcripts for court reporters. They take a draft of a court proceeding, sent by e-mail or simultaneously displayed on a computer, and read it to check for any mistranslations. The scopist makes necessary edits to ensure that the transcript is in the proper format. They then send the revised transcript back to the court reporter.

Judy Barrett has worked from her home as a scopist for several years. For the past 20 years, she has been training others to become scopists through her home based business, Scoping Careers International.

Many people have never even heard of scoping.

“I had never heard of it, either, until one evening years ago when I was having fun at a potluck dinner with a group of other single mothers,” says Barrett. “At about 10 o’clock, one of them stood up and said, ‘I hate to leave because this is so much fun, but I’ve got to go home and finish typing a deposition tonight, and get it to a court reporter tomorrow.’I didn’t even know what a deposition was, at that point, but I followed her to the door, found out what she was doing to make money at home, and the rest, as they say, is history.”

When Judy discovered this career she was in an all-too-familiar situation for many people who want to work at home– she was a recently divorced parent of a one-year-old daughter and was facing some health issues. Scoping turned out to be more meaningful to her than she could have imagined.

“I have often said that scoping found me, rather than the other way around, because it was a small miracle that grew in importance as the years went by, I raised Jen, and she became a scopist as a way to support her habit of being an artist. It’s a family affair!”

What makes scoping especially attractive now is that it is virtually a recession-proof career. According to Barrett,

“In the general arena of work-at-home careers, this one stands head and shoulders above a lot of them because there is always activity in our courts, no matter what is going on with the economy or job shortages in other fields. I’m always saying that if people could behave, we who do scoping wouldn’t have a job. I’m afraid that as financial pressure increases on people, they’re less prone to being nice and more prone to suing, in the hope of receiving money to survive with.”

So, how do you find work as a scopist?

The best way for a scopist to get work is to approach court reporters and small court reporting agencies, according to a representative of a large firm that places court reporters. Judy looks back on when she scored her first gig with a smile:

“I had a traffic ticket that I felt was unjustified, so I decided to go to court. My case was later on in the docket so, at the morning break, I went up to the court reporter who had been taking testimony and announced that I was a scopist. He looked at me with fire in his eyes, and I thought for a moment he was going to pick me up, throw me over his shoulder, and take me home. In fact, he quickly gave me his card, and invited me over to his home later that evening (to meet his wife and kids, and pick up my first scoping job)! And the police officer who was slated to testify against me went away, after I saw him talking with the court reporter. Case dismissed! Justice in America is a great thing to be involved with!”

Technology today allows the scopist to do nearly all of their work from home. Most of the work is handled through email and FTP downloading, making location of little importance.

Barrett says,

“Scopists are paid by the page, and earnings are based on how many pages a scopist can edit in an hour. The skill of the scopist *and* the quality of the unedited work sent by the reporter both play into how much a scopist earns. Earnings range from around $15 per hours to $35 an hour and above, depending on several factors, including the above, as well as whether the work is very simple or very technical, and the turnaround times involved.”

It’s so wonderful to see a work at home success story like Judy’s. Sometimes, as in her case, the career finds you. But sometimes looking outside the box of “type at home” searches can lead you to a real work at home career. As Judy says,

“All in all, this career has served me very well for many years, and I am gratified to be able to offer a path to a legitimate in-residence career to my clients.”

For more information on scoping

National Court Reporters Association (NCRA)
8224 Old Courthouse Road
Vienna, VA 22182
(800) 272-6272
www.ncraonline.org

This is a national association of court reporters and related professionals including scopists. Associate membership is open to scopists.

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sharon on March 18th, 2013

Hope you had a great St. Patrick’s Day yesterday. Erin go bragh!!

Appointment Setter
Financial Services Recruiter
Business Opportunity For Serious Driven Individuals
Part Time/ Remote/ Work from Home/ IT Recruiter (078934)
SALES/PART/TIME/WORK FROM HOME
SR. HELP DESK ANALYST – Work From Home
Nurse Manager of Utilization Case Management Audits–Remote (partial work from home)
Commercial General Liability Examiner – Licensed – 1 Yr Min Exp. (Work from Home)
Field Property Adjuster – Licensed – 1 Yr Min Exp. (Work From Home)
Workers’ Compensation Claims Coordinator (Work from Home)
PROGRAM MANAGER TRAINING AND GO-LIVE (Position maybe remote)(1200002501)
Customer Service Specialist – Telecommute
Staffing – New Business Development Specialist (Remote/Telecommute)
Customer Service – Telecommute
Sales Associate – Telecommute
IT Security Analyst – Telecommute
Data Analyst – Some Telecommuting
Senior IPT Escalation Engineer – Austin or Telecommute
HMC Nurse Care Manager I (PT or FT) Future Telecommuting! – 65068
Medical Director / DUALS /Telecommute Job
Microsoft SharePoint Architect-Telecommute/Remote
Bilingual Sales and Account Manager – Massachusetts Telecommuter!
Political Writer Internship (Telecommute)
Microsoft SharePoint Architect-Telecommute/Remote (FOX 10760259-9)
Telecommuting Enterprise Regional Sales Manager- Santa Monica – California
Account Manager- Waltham – Massachusetts
Remote Property (Structures) General Adjuster – California
Remote Business Process Consultant 1
VIRTUAL DOCUMENTATION CONSULTANT – SOP/P&P (MANUFACTURING)
TELECOMMUTE TECHNICAL WRITERS – SOP/P&P
Remote Trans Processor – Data Entry Op – San Antonio or Austin – Texas
Telecommute Data Entry Clerk – New York – New York
Virtual Data Entry Operator – Kentucky
Remote PT Data Reviewer – Austin – Texas
Telecommute Senior Provider Data Specialist
Virtual Entry-level Web Marketing Assistant – Baltimore – Maryland
Partial Telecommute Data Base Coordinator – Washington – District of Columbia
Remote Teradata MLDM Data Modeler- Cincinnati – Ohio
Remote Data Architect
Remote IT Data Analytics Consultant
Work from Home Clinical Nurse Reviewer – Colorado Springs – Colorado
Telecommute Senior Programmer / Web Designer
Virtual Accounting Tutor
Remote Database Developer
Telecommute Senior Programmer / Web Designer
Telecommute Java Developer
Jr and Sr Java Software Engineers, Emeryville – California
Partial Remote Solution Engineer -C++ and/or PHP – MD/CA/WA
Remote Bookkeeper – San Francisco – California
Home Based Premium Auditor- Middletown – Connecticut
Online Instructor: Business Finance & Accounting
Virtual Accounting Tutor
Staff Accountant (Work From Home) – Tennessee
Remote Resume Writer
Telecommute Real Estate Writer
Remote Security Training Analyst/Tech Writer
Telecommute Senior Proposal Writer, White Plains – New York
Home Based Senior Regulatory Medical Writer
Remote Freelance Writer- Greeley – Colorado
Telecommute Technical Writer Javascript
Telecommute Longform Writer – New Jersey
Virtual Technical Writer – Shelton – Connecticut
Virtual Technical Writer
Reality TV Recap Writer
Lesson plan writer
Seeking freelance writers & editors for E-learning projects
Software Engineer | Language Engineering
Front-End Rails / UI Developer with SASS & Coffescript Experience
Mapify.it wordpress plugin customization
WordPress Developer for custom dev work
Freelance WordPress / PHP Developer
Production Designer
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sharon on March 15th, 2013

Good luck with today’s listings!

Appointment Setter
Financial Services Recruiter
Business Opportunity For Serious Driven Individuals
SR. HELP DESK ANALYST – Work From Home
Workers’ Compensation Claims Coordinator (Work from Home)
Remote Mortgage Underwriter Work from home
Field Property Adjuster – Licensed – 1 Yr Min Exp. (Work From Home)
Commercial General Liability Examiner – Licensed – 1 Yr Min Exp. (Work from Home)
National Coding Team: Remote Outpatient Coder II – Excellent Work From Home Opportunity!!
National Coding Team: Remote Inpatient Coder III – Excellent Work From Home Opportunity!!
Sr Clinical Admin Nurse Work from home Phoenix area RN required
Quality of Care RN Reviewer Work from home
RN Field Case Manager – Work from home and in the field
Licensed Insurance Agent (Work from Home)
Sr. Help Desk Analyst – Full Time – Work from Home
Remote Office Technical Support
Remote Senior Medical Records Coder Hospital Inpatient Coding FT Weekdays
Physician Coding Auditor Richmond IN Remote Opportunity
Process Expert I or II Any WellPoint Site or Telecommute 65461
Pharmacist Clinical (Mason) (Telecommuting option) 65233
Ruby on Rails Developer – Telecommute – SP-ROR
Pharmacist Clinical (Mason) (Telecommuting option) 65233
Project Manager (Medical Terminology ) – Trumbull CT, Telecommute
Web Developer – Telecommute 2 – 4 days a week – Q-NCWEBDEVIII
Instrucitonal Design Consultant – Clinical Trainer – Telecommute
UX Designer- Telecommuting OK!
Peoplesoft Developer – (Dalton, GA) Telecommute/Remote
Ruby on Rails Developer – Telecommute – SP-RoRtm
Sales Pros Biz2Biz – Telecommute
Utilization Management Nurse – Honolulu, HI – Field based telecommuter role!
Sr. Linux System Admin-Telecommute (remote job)
Sales Pros Biz 2 Biz – Telecommute
Medical Writer (Telecommute)
Senior Project Manager (Medicare) – Minnetonka, MN or 100% telecommute
Software Quality Assurance Analyst (telecommute)
Associate Data Remediation Specialist – Telecommute
Vice President, Quality Management & Performance, Medicare – Telecommuter
Clinical Administrative Coordinator – Telecommute
Remote Oracle Supply Chain Mgmt – Procurement Analyst – NYC
Remote Data Analyst
Work From Home Sales Representative – Florida
Associate Data Management Team Lead-Home Based, Durham
Remote Program Manager – Learning and Development
Partial Remote Senior .NET Web Developer – Montclair – California
Telecommute Utilization Management Nurse – Honolulu – Hawaii
Remote Performance Test Lead (Load Runner)
Partial Remote Web UI Engineer – Chicago – Illinois
Program Director, Remediation, Telecommuting opportunity
Remote Trans Processor – Data Entry Op – San Antonio or Austin – Texas
Telecommute Data Entry Clerk – New York – New York
Virtual Data Entry Operator – Kentucky
Work From Home Data Entry Analyst- Austin – Texas
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Telecommute Senior Provider Data Specialist
Virtual Entry-level Web Marketing Assistant – Baltimore – Maryland
Partial Telecommute Data Base Coordinator – Washington – District of Columbia
Remote Data Analyst
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Virtual Assistant Director, Reassessment – New York – New York
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Remote Database Developer
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Remote Database Admin/Dev 2
Virtual Wireless Design Engineer / PCCI TSE – Andover – Massachusetts
Dynamics AX Finance Consultant – Anywhere – $100K – $140K base
Senior Recruiter and Sourcing Professional Telecommute – Colorado
Off Site Structural Business Consultant
Remote Part-Time Web/Drupal Developer/Themer – San Francisco – California
Business Improvement Manager – Flexible Location
Telecommute Project Manager
2 Telecommute Java Positions Available – Clearable
Remote Java Engineer (Grails / PLAY) – U.S., prefer San Francisco – California
Lead Java .NET Software Engineer – Telecommute
Telecommute Senior/Sr. Java Architect
Java Web Developer – Telecommute or in Office – Rochester – Minnesota
Documentum/Java Developer, Remote, Burlingham – North Carolina
Software Engineer – Mid Level – Java, Telecommute option, Washington – District of Columbia
Telecommute Senior Java Developer – Palo Alto – California
Remote Executive JAVA Application Architect
Software Developer for C# and Java- Fairfax – Virginia
Remote PHP Developer- Cincinnati – Ohio
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Remote Software Engineer – PHP – Remote or New Orleans – Louisiana
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Remote Senior PHP Developer
Virtual Senior PHP Developer
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Remote Inbound Customer Service
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Telecommute Customer Service Representative
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Telecommute Healthcare Customer Service
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Nonfiction books summarizer
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Contract web developer
Catalyst Web Developer – Short Term Contract to Possible Long Term Contract
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Software Engineer
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Linux/Unix System Administrator
Product Marketing Director
Photoshop Tutorial Writer
Freelance Web Designer
Article Writer about web development
iOS Developer
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Contributing Writers for a Design Blog
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Analytics Implementation & Javascript Expert
Customized WordPress Site
Content Writer for an Australian Telecom Company
Jomsocial setup with few additional features
Web Designer/Developer for start up business website
Simple whack-a-mole like game
Freelance Web Designer
Web Designer: Freelance & Contract – Design Only
SEO specialist
Programming & Functionality Fixes for Existing Food Service Website
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Adwords/SEM Rush/Excell Data Project
Front-End Developer Needed for Responsive Development of New WP Site
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JavaScript Engineer
Experienced Developer for Social Network
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Medical Device Blogger – $125 per post
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Local Freight Transportaion Blogger
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Personal Tech Blogger
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Experienced Writers x 3
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PharmD Web Lecturer / Medical Writer
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Virtual Assistants, or VA’s are changing the way we do business. Not only is this field growing tremendously, but it’s offering employers and business owners alike an attractive new alternative to hiring employees.

Perhaps because this is a relatively new industry, it’s hard to pin down exactly how many Virtual Assistants there are out there.

Susan Valeri was a VA before she even knew she was a VA.

“I started [doing this work] and then I came across the term Virtual Assistant on the Internet and I thought, ‘…that’s me!’. I didn’t really know that there were other people doing it,” Valeri comments.

So is there an easy way to define a Virtual Assistant? Not according to Anastasia Brice, President and Chief Visionary Officer of AssistU, an organization that provides training and coaching to virtual assistants.

“The definition of what a VA will vary, depending on who you ask,” Brice contends. “I have a very much branded definition [and that] is that a VA is a person who owns her own business, works from her home office, provides administrative and personal support across the board to clients who can be down the street or around the world…but in collaborative, long-term relationships.”

Some define a VA as anyone who works from home and provides any sort of support virtually.

Anastasia disagrees. “If you’re a Marketing Consultant, and you do that from home, that doesn’t make you a Virtual Assistant, that makes you a Marketing Consultant who works from home. So, I think that using the term Virtual Assistant as a catch-all for anything a person can do from home, that is supportive of other businesses, is a false definition.”

The International Virtual Assistant’s Association (IVAA) defines a VA as:

“VAs are independent contractors who provide administrative support or specialized business services from a distance, through the Internet, fax, telephone or another method of communication. They can help a company that needs extra people to meet seasonal demands; provide unique skills for a special project; or step in to meet the demands of business growth, locally, domestically or globally.”

Despite the varying definitions, what everyone can agree on is the fact that this is a growing industry that can be a lucrative home business opportunity. At the same time, a Virtual Assistant can offer tremendous benefits to the business owner that contracts them.

Virtual Assistants are not hired as employees. They are business owners themselves and are hired on a contract basis. An employer who works with a VA has the distinct advantage of not having to deal with taxes, unemployment insurance, sick leave, vacation pay, or benefits. Rather than having to provide additional office space, and be responsible for the development and supervision of an employee, they can enjoy the support and assistance of a professional without the headaches of hiring and managing employees.

And while VA’s are in a support role, that doesn’t mean that they are in a subordinate role.

According to Brice, the ideal VA is someone who “genuinely loves being in a support role and doesn’t see that as having to be in a sort of one-down position. Someone who can really see that if I use my skills in supporting you, I can absolutely be your equal. I’m just bringing a different set of skills to your table.”

Asked about the skills that make for a successful VA Brice responds, “I think that VA’s typically are talented admins, who just want out of the corporate world.”

Of course, basic administrative skills are a must. At AssistU, fewer than half of the applicants get to the first interview.

Says Brice, “I don’t want to be teaching someone to use Word for the very first time. I don’t want to be talking to someone about telephone etiquette. Of course we can talk about that on a higher level, but what was important to me is that these people come out of a background where they already have a certain number of years with that kind of experience. I think that someone who doesn’t have any administrative type background would find it possibly very much more difficult to become a fabulous VA.”

Another critical skill would have to be resourcefulness. Most VA’s are generalists, that is they offer a variety of services to clients across different industries. Sooner or later, a client is going to ask them to do something that they don’t know how to do.

“It’s not so important that any VA can do it all,” says Brice. “What’s more important is that she knows how to get it done. Because if you’re my client, and you need something done, and I don’t know how to do it or I don’t like to do it, you’re not really going to care as long as I can get it handled for you.”

As with any business, flexibility is important. Susan Valeri, who lives in the Central time zone, has a client on the West Coast. This can be both a benefit and a challenge.

“[It] works out great for me because by the time she wakes up, I’ve got her work done!” On the other side of the coin, “She’s getting revved up when I’m getting ready to have dinner. So I can hear my email going off while I’m cooking.”

In addition to administrative skills, soft skills are also integral. A successful VA is someone who can be proactive about how they can help a client to achieve their goals, and they need to be able to convey this to a potential client.

And as with any business, integrity is vital. One of Valeri’s responsibilities is to answer emails regarding her client’s business. “I’d better be honest, open and knowledgeable about her business,” she insists. “Get a good grasp of my clients business, how they want things run, what their product is, so that I can intelligently answer inquiries.”

Aside from the obvious impact that integrity has on the success of any business owner, it also affects the type of client that a VA attracts.

“If I act with integrity, then I’m going to get more business and I’m going to attract the kind of people that I want to do business with,” Valeri says.

Brice agrees. According to her, one of the smartest things a potential VA can do is to invest in their own life because, “you’ll become more attractive and be able to attract a more high quality client.” If your goal is to work with people of a high caliber and high ethics, you’d better demonstrate those principals yourself.

While most VA’s are generalists, many specialize in a particular field. For example, when Brice was a VA she was deeply niched and only worked with best-selling authors. One advantage of becoming niched is the ability to charge a higher hourly rate. According to Brice the low end of the pay scale is about $30 per hour. In fact, she feels that a VA cannot make a profit billing at less than that. She projects that by 2003 the average experienced VA will be billing at around $60 per hour, and “much higher for someone who’s deeply niched and incredibly good at what she does.” Brice herself commanded over $100 per hour for her services when she was a VA.

While this is a fairly new industry, there are several organizations that offer support and resources to VA’s. Many VA’s agree that becoming a member of one of these organizations can be a tremendous help to someone starting out.

Valeri says that looking back, she would have joined a professional organization earlier to start networking with other people doing this type of work.

And Brice offers this advice:

“Look at all your options. Look at what it would be to get trained, and really investigate that. Look at what it would be to go it on your own and investigate that, as well. And find the organization, whether it’s AssistU, or another VA organization. Find the organization that you believe is going to support you in the way that you need to be supported. And be honest with yourself about it. That’s where I see alot of arrogance. ‘I’ve been an administrative assistant for 12 years, I don’t need any help.’ Trust me, you need help. This is a brand new world. Working virtually is not the same as being an assistant in the corporate world. It just is not.”

Want more information?

AssistU hosts a free telediscussion about Virtual Assistance. For information on how to participate, visit http://www.assistu.com/va/va_tele.shtml

Learn more about what AssistU offers:
http://www.assistu.com

Visit Susan Valeri’s website at
http://www.virtualassistantsusan.com