9781413307016

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

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    9781413307016

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    1413307019

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-03-04
  • Publisher: Ingram Pub Services
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Summary

Spending hours in transit, only to sit for hours in a cubicle every day, can wear you down. If you're ready to cut your commute (or just work in your pajamas), The Work From Home Handbook shows you how. Find out where and how you work best, Prepare a great proposal for your current employer, Demonstrate productivity in your home office.

Author Biography

Attorney Diana Fitzpatrick edits Nolo's small business books. Prior to joining Nolo, she worked for the city attorney's office in San Francisco. Stephen Fishman is an attorney specializing in tax law and author of more than a dozen bestselling books including Deduct It! Lower Your Small Business Taxes and, most recently, Lower Taxes in 7 Easy Steps.

Table of Contents

Can You Really Make It Work?p. 1
Working at Home: The Win-Win Solutionp. 3
How Your Company Winsp. 4
How You and Your Family Winp. 6
Are You Ready for Life Without the Water Cooler?p. 13
Part- or Full-Time Telework?p. 14
Will You Like Flying Solo?p. 15
Being Your Own Bossp. 17
Stepping Off the Fast Trackp. 18
Where Will the Desk Go?p. 20
Getting Out of the Housep. 21
Who Will Mind the Kids?p. 22
Can You Do Your Job at Home?p. 25
Desk Jobs Work Bestp. 26
Can You Be a Team Player From Home?p. 29
Can Your Job Be Neatly Scheduled?p. 30
Does Your Job Require Personal or Client Contact?p. 31
What Equipment Will You Need?p. 32
Does Business Travel Already Take You Away From the Office?p. 33
If Your Current Job Isn't Teleworkablep. 34
Making Your Casep. 39
Is Your Office Ready for Teleworkers?p. 40
Transform Your Personal Reasons Into Business Reasonsp. 42
Line Up the Facts That Support Teleworkingp. 47
Writing Up Your Telework Proposalp. 50
Presenting Your Proposalp. 63
Be Ready for Objectionsp. 64
Finding a New, Teleworkable Jobp. 69
Find a Telework-Friendly Employerp. 70
Find an Advertised Work-at-Home Jobp. 73
Telework Jobs You Might Not Find Advertisedp. 76
Avoid Schemes and Scamsp. 85
Go Freelance!p. 91
Is Freelancing for You?p. 93
Finding That First Freelance Jobp. 98
Setting Ratesp. 99
Entering into Client Agreementsp. 101
Taxes for Freelancersp. 108
Telework and Taxesp. 125
Paying for Your Work-Related Expensesp. 126
The Home Office Deductionp. 130
Working for an Employer in Another Statep. 132
Filing Your Taxesp. 133
Strategies for Work-at-Home Successp. 135
Ready, Set, What?p. 136
Draw Limits for Friends and Familyp. 137
Show Your Stuffp. 138
Come Out of Your Cavep. 139
Keep Yourself in the Loopp. 141
Don't Hit "Send" When You're Madp. 142
Check in With Yourselfp. 142
Check in With Your Manager and Coworkersp. 144
Explore the Possibilitiesp. 144
Indexp. 147
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