Dumbass Trophy Pictures, Images and PhotosJeannette Gonzalez and Tammy Kerce it seems LOST their case against Liveops. They filed in December 2007. Lawsuit Filing To me they were basically stating they were MORE employees than they were independent contractors. From what I have heard they also sued other places like West at Home for similiar issues.

The Plaintiffs allege that they and other similarly situated Home Agents (1) were improperly classified as "independent contractors" by LiveOps, Inc., (2) that LiveOps, Inc. controlled most, if not all, major aspects of the Home Agent's job, (3) that they were not paid for any training time associated with the job at LiveOps, Inc., (4) that they worked many hours without receiving the equivalent of the federal minimum wage, and, (5) that LiveOps does not pay federally required overtime pay for any hours worked in excess of 40 hours. The Plaintiffs allege that by not paying them correctly, LiveOps, Inc. violated the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1939, 29 U.S.C. §216(b).

victory Pictures, Images and Photos

To me it sounds like a Victory for Liveops. The case was dismissed, and its rumored that the plainiffs are going to be asked to pay for the legal fees! How they got to their conclusions I will never know. Hope it was worth it!

Congratulations to Liveops! Check out post on Liveops so you can work at home as well - as an 'independent contractor' - its YOUR own business! Lets do the Victory DANCE! Read more...

I have seen some people that want to reinvent the wheel when it comes to their new business, but is it the right business? If your idea is REALLY new and not well understood by most people you will find it very expensive to educate everyone before they consider buying anything from you!

You want to have customer's searching for YOU, and not your business searching for CUSTOMERS! Most successful new businesses are those that find a better way to provide the goods and services. Don't assume just because YOU like to do something one way that means a large number of people will pay you to do that for them! Go out and ASK them!


Marketing research can be relatively easy to do among potential customers. As you talk to people that might be interested in your business SEARCH for those needs they don't feel are satisfied! National surveys indicated the majority of Americans are very unhappy about the quality of products, and lack of service that are being offered. These dissatisfaction's are a perfect chance for you to create a better way to satisfy these needs.


Consider your interests, skills and experience you will discover that you are not equally well prepared to pursue all potential business opportunities that might come from unmet needs in the marketplace. At this point you must stimulate your creatively by imagining all the ways you could provide satisfaction of each unmet need you find. List them on a sheet of paper. You need to start questioning yourself at this point by asking, "Do I know how to do this? Well people pay for this? Do have people I know and trust that I could farm this out to? Will it be truly profitable?"


While many new business owners have experience in the business they start, it is NOT always required that they be well skilled in every operation in order to take advantage of an opportunity within their marketplace. Give yourself enough time to research the requirements of almost any business, and figure out a way to learn or even practice the skills you will need. Some people consider a partner, and others find vendors to work with them for that portion.

I remember a friend of mine that had customers that wanted CALLIGRAPHY done on some fancy invitations they printed, and they a person that would do that for them! Another person I knew did promotional products, but one of customers only needed 75 and NOT 500! They were willing to pay the price for a local work at home mom with a button machine do this job for them. He also wasn't so good at artwork, and found a local graphic artist to work with him for his customers. He slowly learned graphic work, but it was more basic. He then just gave the difficult items to the graphic artist later on.


I would guess most people have this emotional need to be in business, but the truth is if you don't make a profit those emotional needs and dreams...not to mention GOALS will not be met! Its a MUST that you learn to educate yourself in how to work with financial numbers. You have to master that in order to answer the following questions: How much money must I invest? How much profit can I expect? How soon can I expect a profit? Don't be unrealistic with yourself! Depending on your business making money will come later. You have to place the effort into things to get your return! Those get rich deals? Its about as possible as the lottery! I'm not saying you can't use an accountant for certain items, but you need to have some financial know how if you are to truly know what you are doing!


Not all potential business opportunities are equally attractive once you look at the time and money investment. Some you may find will not allow you to reach your goals. Compare your ideas, and opportunities by assessing the investment required and the anticipated return. You need to seriously look to see if you are being honest with yourself! What do I enjoy doing? What am I truly good at? How well does this idea match my interest and abilities?

Narrow those choices and again...and get started!

Write down the requirements that are important to your and your idea for your business. Note the number of hours you will put in per week. See the length of time it will take before you could see a profit. Score them one at a time maybe using a 1-10 scale. Total the score for each idea you had, and you have a pretty good idea of how well the idea fits your personal needs. Read more...

Let's face it. You go into business to make a profit, that's essential if you are going to stay in business. But how can you tell whether or not you will make a profit? You need to seriously research the costs so you get a good picture of things!

There are many things that have to be taken into account in order to arrive at a fairly accurate estimate of the annual costs of running a business. When starting a new business, you will need to spend some time researching the likely costs, so that you can estimate your weekly or monthly "break-even" point.

You can use the following list of costs to help prepare your estimate. Not all costs will be applicable to every business, and depending on your particular business, there may be additional items which need to be considered. Only YOU after you research will figure out most of the costs you are looking at! Make sure you realize that you may need some wiggle room as well, because there will be things you didn't count on!

If you are planning something OUT of the home:

Establishment costs

fit out
sign writing
phone & fax
power, water & gas
equipment && furniture
rent / lease in advance
security deposit
stock / raw materials
advertising & promotion
licences & permits

Premises (Your place of business if out of your home)

rates & taxes
mortgage interest
repairs & maintenance
security services
insurance, buildings, public liability, professional indemnity

Employees (if that is what you plan on)

wages, salaries, bonuses, overtime
holiday pay
sick leave pay
long service leave provision
fringe benefits
workers compensation insurance
staff training
clothing, uniforms, personal protective equipment, etc
staff amenities


stock & raw materials (could be wholesale items, or materials for your crafts that you plan to sell)
bank fees & interest (business accounts are a bit different that personal!)
leasing or hire purchase (if you plan to do this see which is better for you in the long run. At times your accountant can help you figure this in)
maintenance of plant, machinery, vehicles, etc (if you need this)
motor vehicle, registration & insurance, running costs, etc (Depending on HOW you set your business up these can be write offs)
advertising & promotions (where are you going to advertise? What promotions do you plan?)
market research
provision for bad debts (Its GOING to happen!)


phone & fax
stationery & printing
office supplies
office equipment, maintenance, service, depreciation
accountancy fees
Directors' fees (for companies)
solicitors fees & legal expenses
selling commissions & retainers
delivery & freight costs
contractors & sub-contractors
equipment hire
licences & permits
inspection fees
workshop tools, parts, etc
professional memberships & subscriptions (remember these are available online as well! They are useful tool, and if you do any business offline - check out your local Chamber of Commerce!)
payroll tax
Website costs

Keep in mind not all of these items may exist in what you are planning, but there are some that everyone uses! Try to estimate your costs so you know what you are looking at! Read more...

You have to learn to set goals for yourself not only in personal life, but in you business life as well! You must have a final destination in mind before you can figure out how to get there! Goal setting helps bring your final destination into better focus!

Keep in mind goals require discipline! Your discipline will make all the difference in the world! You will need to write these goals down, and remember the three criteria!


Since this is Holiday Time, and some of us will want to EAT our hearts out how soon so:

Lose 20 pounds


Okay! I want to lose my 20 pounds by Christmas day!


To lose my 20 pounds by Christmas:
1) Eat one good meal everyday.
2) Need to Exercise at least 3 times a week
3) Cut out the junk food, and drink more water

Once you write that goal down on paper it will seem MORE real to you! We all have talent. Our challege is turning out talent into ability, and that is where our discipline makes all the difference in the world. It will be your talent in business that allows you to reach those goals.

Its no good starting a business you aren't going to enjoy. To help assure yourself that you are a good fit, and have the proper personality to met the demands of your choosen business you need to truly explore your beliefs, needs and interests.

Keep in mind your first year in business is going to feel like you have no time for anything! Please be careful NOT to ignore your personal and family needs, and let me tell you people do this all the time. You are looking for trouble when you go down that road.

Balance is KEY! Balance can be hard if you don't plan well. One of the best ways to allocate your time between personal and business needs is to examine your personal goals FIRST, and then see how they relate to the demands and opportunities that are going to be presented by your business.

Personal Goal Setting Worksheet

Next Three Months - Write your description




Action Steps:




Next six months goal - Write your Description




Action Steps:




Next 12 Months - Write out your description




Action Steps:




Make sure you give yourself specific description of your goal. You need to have at LEAST 3-4 steps for your action plan that you need to do to achieve them.

Once you have completed your personal goal setting worksheet start to examine how your business goals relate to your personal ones. You may decide to change a business goal because of a personal goal, and visa versa!

Get this completed, and your on your way to learn to set goals! Read more...

There are right and wrong reasons for wanting to start a business or attempt self employement! You need to make sure you are wanting to DO THIS for the right reasons FIRST! Remember being angry at your boss, wanting to get rich quick, or pursueing an idea that you have only read about briefly aren't the best way to start! How about you check for yourself to see HOW motivated you really are! If you don't know the answers to these questions check to see how motivated you are in answering them!

1) How long have you been thinking of starting your business, or being self employed?

2) Do you know anyone that is self employed? Have you discussed your ideas with them? What have they told you about being self employed?

3) Do you have a definate business idea at this time?

4) Have you done research (on the web, library, business centers, etc) regarding your idea for your business in the following areas:

How much does it cost to start?

How many others competitors are just like my business out there?

Who would be my target audience, or typical customer?

How much income do owners of this type of business typically make?

5) How long do you think it will take to open for business?

6) How much income do you have to take out of the business in the first year?

How much are you willing to invest?

7) Do you have experience in this type of work?

8) What are you willing to give up temporarily in order to get the business started? Keep in mind YOU will have to give certain things up because the amount of time, resources, and money!

9) Write down something difficult that you get stuck with until it was completed.

10) Will your family work in your business? If yes, who? What much are they going to do, and what are they going to do?

Keep in mind that starting any business can be disruptive to family life. When you work from home you need to be concerned with the physical challenge of satisfying your family AND your customers at the same time!

Take your business SERIOUS! You need to work a regular schedule, and you need to ask your family to respect this! Please that doesn't mean you cut off play time with your family, but don't let your friends talk you into running errands with them during the day if you have scheduled time to work either! REMEMBER there is money on the line here!

Try to find a place within your home to do your work. Don't spread this business all over the house! Set yourself up an office space, and make sure its separate from your family activities room!

Set and stick to your business hours! You do have some flexibility for family of course, but at the same time once your business if off the ground your customers can't be guessing when you will be there for them.

When I started a business I had children at home. There were days that they needed to play at another house, or a got a teenager to come and watch them while I worked. Make sure you realize this will be a business expense, and its to be budgeted! Its just as important as your telephone or internet! That's doesn't always have to be fulltime, but you will need some time to concentrate!

I know this sounds funny, but you will understand later! If you are planning to use just one phone line both for personal and business teach your children HOW to answer the phone, and when to STAY away from it! To be honest you will want a second line at some point. Make sure it has a hold button on it in case you need to take care of AHEM 'domestic disturbances' without sounding unprofessional! Keep your answering machine on at all times. If its a homeline - turn the ringer off at night if you need to!

Remember seek support from a home business support organizations. My local college has a business community center. It can be very helpful!

SO are you motivated yet? Remember you need to know the answers to those questions while you plan your own home business. It will take a while, but it will help you in the end! I started this series with the article about, "I don't have the cash!" if that is first hurdle! I have alot more to say about the business knowledged that I have learned over the last 14 years! Check back or subscribe to the site on top! Read more...

Want to start a business, and you don't know how to get started?

Before you get started find out if people are interested in buying your products or services. Find out who your competitors are and whether the market can sustain your business.

Do a google search with keywords about what your business is going to be able. I have had friends in the past that started out with ONE idea, and found out there is a nitch within the industry that might make it more worth time! The one I remember off the top of my head was group of people wanting to sell clothing. You can imagine the competition for that! One lady took it a step further, and made outfits in a box! She had the pants, blouse, shoes, purse, and accessories all nicely packaged and ready to GO! Pretty sweet deal for someone that doesn't like taking the time to put the outfit together! She had the done her homework on the sources she would be getting the items from, and had already worked that into her business she wanted to start! She carved out that nitch within the clothing industry, and it was something not to many people were doing at the time! GET creative!

Conduct some research to see whether your idea is really feasible. This will involve gathering, analysing and evaluating information to help you formulate your business goals.

Some questions to consider are:

What product/service will you provide?

Is your idea feasible?

How will you protect your idea?

Is there a market for your product/service?

What skills do you need?

Who are your competitors?

What difference will you bring to the market?

Do you have the financial capacity?

Looks like alot of work huh? It IS alot of work! The more effort you place into planning the less likely you are to lose your shirt! The more likely you are to MAKE money for your family! Most people I speak to mention they don't have the money to start up a business, and I told them start saving NOW!

Want to start a busines, but HOW do you do that? If you do the above groundwork you will start getting a really good idea! I will be writing in the next couple of days about how things I learned to start a business. Subscribe to the blog at the top, or bookmark! I have LOADS of items that are coming!

I work from home, and I have doing so for over 14 years now. I have come across some people that are totally intrigued by the idea, and you get a load of questions from them! One of my online jobs is working for Liveops, which I have done for over a year now. There are all kinds of other ways of making money as well, but one thing people don’t seem to understand is YES it will take some money and YES it will take more than doing it during naptimes, and while they are at school! I have seen people take their business to great moneymakers doing this while working fulltime as well. Don’t make the mistake that you are going to be placing ‘hobby’ hours in to get started. You are going to disappoint yourself, and think there is nothing but scams out there!

We don’t have any extra cash!

You need to start saving up, because you are going to be need to invest.

You can do things during that time to get ahead of the game! If you have a spouse or partner enlist some help from them even if it just being supportive! You need to decide what type of business you are going to want to do. You are going to need to know what is involved with that business. What type of equipment, insurance, marketing, how you are going to handle taxes, accounting, etc. so you aren’t over your head to begin the process! The more planning you do the less stress you are going to place on yourself!

Have you seen those offers for rebate checks? Start sending those in for your business account.

How about make a deal with the family that if you save so much in coupons during shopping that some part of that savings will go into the business account.

Offering babysitting services on a temporary basis could give you a good jumpstart towards your business account. Lets say a school holiday is coming up, and the neighbors down the street work fulltime. It could be nice to have their kids come and spend that time with your children, and you keep that money for the business account.

Sell some of the stuff around the house that you don’t need anymore on Ebay! I know I sell my kid’s clothing in bulk if it is in good shape. Don’t expect to make millions here, and remember no matter how much you paid for the outfits they don’t fit anymore! They are of no more use to you, so GET rid of THEM! Not sure you are comfortable with that? Check out this ebook on selling on ebay.

How about placing a jar on the dresser, and when you and your spouse have some extra change to dump it in as a contribution towards your business account.

There is a family I know that shovels snow or mows grass for some of the elderly in their area that can’t do that anymore for themselves. Depending on your area, and how much snow you get. A boy in our neighorhood I know charges $30 for a double driveway and sidewalk. If they don’t want the sidewalk done is $25.00. Remember chances are good they don't care if the kids come with snow shovels. YOU do most of the work anyway right? The kids can pick up the trigs, rocks, and trash before the lawn mower comes down. They can also pick up grass trimmings as well. THEY don't have to be perfect, because you can FINISH the job right?

You can join MySurvey, and do some of those in your sparetime to use towards you business account as well.

Get rid of some the books you have around by using Cashforbooks!

There are all kinds of small ways of making money, and don’t expect a huge amount at once. Keep in mind you are trying to invest in your future. Like I mentioned before there is tons of research to be done before you start to get the business off the ground. If there are items that are of interest make a note of them. If there are services you could use once you have the money for them file it away for the future.

Just because you don’t have the CASH now doesn’t mean you can’t plan for it. Some people it takes longer than others, but that doesn’t mean it will be impossible. You will appreciate it more once you get there as well! Starting a business, and making it successful will take time and effort. Don’t buy into those schemes that tell you that you build it they will come! I take vacations and it makes money for me. YES businesses can do that, but don’t believe that they didn’t place any effort beforehand!

Chances are if your spouse or partner sees you placing all this effort into getting a business in the future they will get excited as well. If they are excited chances are good you will have two people working towards the effort – even if it is in just small ways! Take what you can get, and realize that is one step closer to starting! Its your dream, and you are the one that needs to make most of the effort. The time you invested will get everyone used to adjusting without you around as you once were before as well. They need to get used to that, because with a business it will take more than naptime and while they are at school! My children are old enough now that I enlist their help with some projects, and they get the reward of money towards what they are saving for.

In the next couple of days I will try to send out some items for you that I have learned in business. Its part of the 'research' you can do for your business while you are trying to up with the capital to start it!

Anyone have any other ideas for some extra money for the business account? What has worked for you? Read more...

eBay - Hobby or Business? Have your tried eBay yet?

eBay is a great way to get bring in extra money. You can start slowly
by selling a few items you have been meaning to get rid off and grow
until eventually you're buying and selling items in bulk through your
own eBay store! I started with getting rid of the children's clothes that don't fit anymore that are still in good shape!

There certainly are no limits to how much money you can make on eBay it
all comes down to how much you want to get out of it - if you treat it
as a hobby then, well you'll make pocket money. If you treat it like a
business and think big - then you'll be an entrepreneur on your way to
success. I have a friend that sells designer clothing, and $3000 for the month is possible!

If you haven't yet sold an item on eBay, have no fear it isn't too difficult to set up your own auction. eBay themselves have a whole section with tips for making the most out of your auctions. As mentioned, start small with a few items and grow from there.

One thing to keep in mind is that feedback is extremely important on eBay. You want to make sure you have a positive interaction with all your buyers and that your feedback is spotless. The best way to ensure good feedback is to make sure you describe your items as accurately as possible so there are no misunderstandings (if something has a scratch then say so), contact the buyer right away after an auction, ship the items promptly taking all the necessary precautions and you're courteous and provide feedback.

It's not rocket science but merely good customer service skills. Always go beyond what's expected and people will recognize that. Once you're ready to go BIG with eBay you can think about drop shipping (this is where you don't hold or ship any stock and a third party provider provides and ships the goods for you for a percentage fee). You'll need to do your homework before you try drop shipping as there are some unfortunate scams out there. You can also think of opening your own eBay store and really expanding.

The possibilities with eBay are endless it's simply up to you whether you treat eBay as a hobby or really commit to building a full-time income around it. To learn how to make it BIG with eBay, visit How to make Money on Ebay for a cost effective ebook on the subject! Its got alot of information so you get started on eBay and take from Hobby to Business! Read more...

How often can you get a step by step guide on how to get a business off the ground, and some holiday cash? Kids LOVE to hear from Santa, and parents will pay for letters received from him! If you have a creative bug you will love to use your ideas to make those children's lifes just a bit more special!

Santa Letter Business

This may be a seasonal idea (you would think right? WRONG!), but remember kids will enjoy receiving letters each year as they GROW! The children talk, and mom will get that call as to WHERE she can get her hands on a personalized Santa letter for her children as well!

Check out this kit, and it will show you all kinds of tips!

Some of the skills:

Going beyond Santa Letters and making this a year-round business.

How to get a North Pole postmark and other ideas to add authenticity to your personalized letters.

Finding customer on the Internet: A cost-effective way to make money from the comfort of your home.

Marketing to your local area: a great way to grow your business.

Invoicing clients: You simple system for getting paid.

Sample letter: Use it as is or use it as a template for a variety of letters.

Get HOPPING the season is right about the corner, and get some extra cash with your Santa Writing Letter Business! Read more...

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VIP Telecommute JobCertification Classes for Rapid Home Care Consultations are starting August 4, 2008! Do you have home repair and service knowledge? Are motivated by sale incentives? Join others that plan to telecommute for VIP Desk, and become one of their new work at home customer service ambassadors!

VIP Work at Home or Telecommute JobVIP Desk is offering a new at home opportunity that is coming up quickly! All NON Tim the TOOLMAN Taylor's APPLY!

Program Hours: Monday - Friday from 7:00 am 12:00 pm (noon) EST and 6:00 pm EST to 11:00 pm EST. Brand Ambassadors must be available both shifts for this work at home career!

Certification: Certification will start on August 4, 2008 and will last 2 weeks ending on August 15th, 2008. Sessions meet Monday through Friday for 5 hours per day. Two Certification Session are currently scheduled: 7:00 am -12:00 (noon) EST and 6:00 pm-11:00 pm EST. In order to pass the certification requirement, a 100% attendance commitment is required. Candidate must attend the full 5 hours for every day of certification.

Effective Brand Ambassadors for this work at home job must possess a balance of home repair and services knowledge, sales skills and soft skills in order to convert inquiries to firm referrals. Successful Brand Ambassadors to telecommute for VIP Desk have a penchant for serving customers, problem-solving ability and excellent tone of service. Further, Brand Ambassadors will use effective questioning and listening techniques to identify customer needs.

The Client: A Leading National Home Services Referral Company. This award-winning Inc. 500 company facilitates consumer requests for home services and has been recognized as an organization that demonstrates solid business practices.

Program Overview: Inbound client opportunity with a focus on customer service and sales, ideal for those motivated by sales incentives.

Just to recap: This work at home career involves providing inbound call-taking services for a national referral service company that matches homeowners with pre-screened home improvement contractors. Brand Ambassadors provide call-taking services for homeowners who are looking for a home improvement contractor, help them submit their request, and upsell additional requests. This service is provided free to consumers.

Previous experience in sales and knowledge of basic home repair services are required.

Go to VIPDesk website, and get your new work at home career started today! Good LUCK to all, and have fun with your telecommute into HOME Improvement! Read more...

Submit Photos to Shutterstock and make $$$!

If you are always snapping pictures Shutterstock wants your photos, and a great way to make some work at home dollars! Submit your photos to Shutterstock and get paid every time one of your photos is downloaded. Web designers, magazine editors, and other graphic artists purchase monthly subscriptions to Shutterstock to download photos from our site. Get your name out there as the true artist you are, and get your work at home job launched at the same time!

Shutterstock will pay you 25 cents every time one of your images is downloaded. Once you reach $500 in earnings, your commission goes up to 30 cents per download. If you love to do video they will pay you for that as well! Each time one of your clips is purchased, you receive a 30% commission on the sale. Stock clips are typically priced at $10 to $50 per clip.

Do you have a creative side? Try shutterstock, and get paid for that creativity...and make your work at home career in a way you never dreamed of! Read more...

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Organized Wisdom is looking for work at home web designers!

They are a fast-growing Health 2.0 start-up looking for the very best people to immediately join our team. Founded by experienced Internet entrepreneurs Steven Krein and Unity Stoakes, the company is designed with a flexible, performance-based, "virtual" structure -- in other words, you can and should work from wherever you like - including working from home. By building a virtual company, we can bring on the very best talent no matter where they might live or want to work from. We want you to be happy, and focused on results instead of commuting. We want you to spend more time with your family or doing more whatever makes you happy by telecommuting. And we do everything we can to make sure our employees not only have great careers, but great lives.

You know, without any doubt, that you want to work in a fast-growing start-up and are happy working remotely. That means you are comfortable telecommuting, using video chat, instant messaging, and you love to be "online". Although we do have an office in New York City, we live and work primarily online and only want people who want to live and work online too!

Check out any of the Open Positions and send your resume and cover letter to careers@organizedwisdom.com, mentioning the job title in your subject line.

Please include your salary requirements and what inspired you to apply for this position. Please also include the names and contact information of 2-3 references. '

We're always looking for talent to add to our team.

If you're interested in joining us but our open positions aren't right for you, please email your resume to careers@organizedwisdom.com.

Get your creative juices going, and help out a great cause by having a work at home career with Organized Wisdom! Read more...

Grindstone work at home career has some requirement you can view below! This telecommuting job likes to promote within!

You have kids at home during the day

You are only looking for customer service work and/or only have customer service experience

Only want to work inbound calls

Do not meet the below requirements

You do not have AT LEAST three years of Outbound Telemarketing or sales experience or three years of Appointment Setting/Lead Generation experience.

Requirements - We are seeking Talented "Outbound" Telemarkers only

3 years of successful Business to Business Appointment Setting or Direct Sales
Experience speaking with Business Owners, CEO's, Presidents and decision makers
Professional upbeat sounding telephone voice
A desire to interact with prospective customers with consultative selling approach
Ability to take direction and follow through
High-Speed Internet Access
AOL Instant Messenger
Microsoft Outlook
Anti-virus protection program
Unlimited Long Distance calling plan
Computer/Internet experience and skills


Recruiting and retaining the best talent is one of the keys to Grindstone's success. Our highest priority is to find and keep the best people, no matter where they may be!

We are always looking for talented professionals to join our team. Work from your remote office, If you have a great phone voice, are organized and experienced in the services we provide our clients, then we want to talk to you. The majority of our clients need assistance in the Technology and Business Services sector, although we are successful with clients in other industries as well.

Our clients demand that we hire the best. Those who pass our thorough screening process will have the opportunity to flourish with a growing company. We are on the cutting edge of a new trend, and we believe in promoting from within.

Not afraid to pick up the phone? Ready to join a fantastic company? This work at home career maybe just the thing for you! Read more...

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Organized Wisdom is looking for work at Senior PHP Developer!

If you have a passion for building technologies that will help a lot of people, then we want you on our team. We're looking to work with the very best developers in the world. Join a team of dedicated, smart, ambitious, and fun people. Best of all, work from anywhere and enjoy a flexible schedule.

Qualifications and Experience:

- Extensive LAMP (Linux/Apache/MySQL/PHP) experience
- Familiarity with Subversion and trac
- MediaWiki, HTML, CSS, XML, JavaScript and cross-browser compatibility experience a plus
- Experience scaling Web apps
- Love start-up environment and growth companies that innovate fast

Interested? Send your resume/CV and cover letter to careers@organizedwisdom.com with "Senior PHP Developer" in the subject line.

If you have developer skills why not start your own work at home career! Read more...

Do you know a second language well enough to make money from your skills? This work at home career is looking for all languages and all combinations. They only employ professional, full-time translators that work translating only one language.

All of Lingo24 employees work from home – performing translating from the comfort of their homes. They frequently translate between English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish, but translate between a dozen other languages as well.

This work at home at career company is UK based, and they are a Member of the Association of Translation Companies. Telecommuting from home could by ANYWHERE across the globe! Read more...

Work at home Careers come in all shapes and sizes! I have tried to research this company, but mostly came up with just information on the company alone. It seems to be a large firm.

If any one has tried this job please post, and let us know about it!

Look to the bottom of this job listing page for the description for the work at home career!

Seeking computer-savvy workers who like to read. Stay-at-home-parents, freelancers, and retirees welcome!

Do you want to work part time and contribute to an important service? We’re looking for people to screen online condolence messages in accordance with established guidelines. Positions start at $10/hour.

Legacy.com hosts online obituary sections for newspapers. Each of these obituaries includes an online Guest Book where friends and family can submit messages to express their condolences or share their memories. The primary task of this position is to read these messages before they are posted online to ensure that inappropriate or offensive material does not appear in the Guest Book.

Available Shifts
(all shifts are 20 hours/week; 5 four-hour shifts except the Friday through Monday shift which is 16 hours/week; 4 four-hour shifts; all are Central time):
Note: the Friday through Monday shifts (2-6 pm and 6-10 pm) are our highest priority need

7 a.m.- 11 a.m.: Friday through Monday, Sunday - Thursday or Tuesday - Saturday
10 a.m.- 2 p.m.: Friday through Monday, Sunday - Thursday or Tuesday - Saturday
2 p.m.- 6 p.m.: Friday through Monday, Sunday - Thursday or Tuesday – Saturday
6 p.m. - 10 p.m.: Friday through Monday, Sunday - Thursday or Tuesday – Saturday

Telecommuting requirements (you must meet all telecommuting requirements in order to apply):
· Must have a PC running Microsoft Windows 2000 or XP and high-speed Internet access (cable, DSL) in the home. Our remote access software is not compatible with Macintosh or Microsoft Vista machines at this time.

· Must not have any conflicting responsibilities during shifts such as being the primary caregiver for a young child or an elderly person.

· Must be a resident of Illinois, Indiana or Wisconsin.

Our ideal candidate has strong reading and decision-making skills, is self-motivated, fluent with email and the Internet, and has a 4-year degree or equivalent.

Our ideal candidate has strong reading and decision-making skills, is self-motivated, fluent with email and the Internet, and has a 4-year degree or equivalent. Please also see the telecommuting requirements listed above.

To apply
Please submit resume with cover letter to HR@legacy.com. In your cover letter, please indicate your shift preference and explain why you want to work part-time. (Through experience, we have found that this position is too demanding in terms of the nature of the work and the time it takes for many people to hold in addition to a full-time job.)

If you have a work at home career experience I would try this if it is your area. I would think the 'equivalent' portion would be fulfilled that way! Read more...

I wanted to compile a list, and I will try to add to this of sites you can go to and check out what they have to say.

Here is a good video with tips on how to check companies out!


Ripoff Report

Scam Busters


I've Tried That


If you have other sites that should be here - add a comment! Read more...

moneyThere is no legitimate reason why people would give you a check or money order, and then ask you to wire money in return! This is NOT a legit work at home career!

There is NO reason!

For some reason a couple of months ago I got this letter telling me I had won this HUGE prize, and go ahead and deposit the following check! The check was over $8000, and as you can imagine it got my attention! I also knew something didn't smell good either! I'm not the type that goes around entering contests, and goodness knows where these people got my name from!

I got on google, and I searched every reference to that company and bank they listed on that check to see what the heck the deal was!

WELL I found out what it was! They check was to cover fees that it would take to give me the rest of my prize money, and they just KNEW I didn't have that kind of money hanging around and of course sent it to me for some favor. YEAH RIGHT! You deposit the money, and call the number and they will fill you in as to HOW to claim your prize! Meanwhile, you turnaround and use that money because of the 'out of country' issues, taxes, etc...and what happens? The check bounces, and whatever funds you had in there...GONE! You are now in BIG trouble with your bank, and your life is a nightmare!

I realize that isn't a work at home career description, but the same principal applies to alot of these other types of check scams! Clients will send you money, and you deposit it within the country...and keep a portion for your time! Check cashing fee lets call it! YEAH RIGHT! They will tell that there are good reasons why they can't cash them here themselves, but for some reason won't be upfront about that reason! Can you say red flag? They will claim they have all kinds of clients you can do this for, and make your work at home career take off the easy way. DON'T DO IT!

If someone you don’t know wants to pay you by check but wants you to wire some of the money back, beware! It’s a scam that could cost you thousands of dollars.

You don’t have to wait long to use the money, but that doesn’t mean the check is good.
Under federal law, banks have to make the funds you deposit available quickly – usually within one to five days, depending on the type of check. But just because you can withdraw the money doesn’t mean the check is good, even if it’s a cashier’s check. It can take weeks for the forgery to be discovered and the check to bounce.

You are responsible for the checks you deposit.
That’s because you’re in the best position to determine the risk – you’re the one dealing directly with the person who is arranging for the check to be sent to you. When a check bounces, the bank deducts the amount that was originally credited to your account. If there isn’t enough to cover it, the bank may be able to take money from other accounts you have at that institution, or sue you to recover the funds. In some cases, law enforcement authorities could bring charges against the victims because it may look like they were involved in the scam and knew the check was counterfeit.

Don’t deposit it – report it!

Report fake check scams to NCL's Fraud Center, at http://www.fraud.org/. That information will be transmitted to the appropriate law enforcement agencies.

If you are looking for REAL work at home jobs check out the blog roll! We have discussions on different companies that won't scam you!

The Truth About Home Typist & Ad Typist “Jobs”by Grace M. Washington

You’ve seen the ads EVERYWHERE:

“Now hiring clerical home (ad) typists!
Work directly for our company.
Get paid for (every response to your
ad or every ad typed). No experience
necessary. No selling. Positions available

There are several companies on the internet that advertise the availability of "home employment" through home typist or ad typist "jobs" with their companies. But, if you've thought about joining any of these programs, and if you’re a newcomer to making money online, you'd be well advised to learn about affiliate marketing and how affiliate marketing works BEFORE you pay a fee to sign on with any of these programs. That way, you can make a more informed decision as to whether or not these opportunities would be a good fit for you before you fork over your money.

The truth is, if you sign on with any of these companies hoping to be “employed” as an "ad typist," "home typist," or "independent typist," you will not be "hired" as an "employee" of the company as their advertising suggests. These companies actually operate an affiliate program (also known as an associate program), and once you pay to join, your success with the program will depend upon your knowing how to market affiliate programs.

While you might want to believe that you'll make tons of money by simply typing ads (and, that’s what they want you to believe), the truth is, simply typing ads on classified ad sites is not going to help you to earn a decent income. Ask any experienced internet marketer, and if they're honest, they will tell you that you cannot generate a full-time income on the internet by simply engaging in this single activity. In fact, many will tell you that advertising on classified ad sites doesn't work.

According to Cathy Bryant, owner of HomeBizJunction.com, "Joining affiliate programs helter-skelter and trying to promote them individually via inefficient means such as classified ads, safelists, and other forms of ineffective advertising is an exercise in futility. It is this method of promotion that is often used by the newcomer online and results in their frustration and belief that earning an income with these programs is impossible."

And, that's what makes these "ad typing" programs a questionable business. They target individuals who have no internet marketing experience (most, if not all, of these programs advertise that no experience is necessary), and promise them that they will engage in a simple activity (typing ads) that can result in an adequate income.

To make matters worse, they publish testimonials of income earned by experienced internet marketers, but do not disclose this fact. This gives the newcomer the false impression that one has the potential to earn hundreds of dollars per week, having no prior experience, by simply "typing ads."

Most often, the opposite is true. So most newcomers do one of the following AFTER they pay their fee:

a. they spend hours a day, day after day, typing ads all over the internet for very little or no pay,

b. they spend hours and hours typing ads, and give up in frustration (and with no return on the fee they paid),

c. they spend hours and hours typing ads, give up, and request a refund, but are denied the full amount they paid to get into the program, or

d. even though they were told that typing ads was all that they would have to do to earn an income, they realize that typing ads alone doesn't work, and so, after having paid a fee, they begin the process of learning how to make money as an affiliate marketer (which is what they could have done for FREE had they known up front what they really getting into).

These "home typist" programs charge upwards of $60.00 or more, and I've yet to find one that will guarantee to give you a full refund should you enter the program, AND THEN realize that it's not what you were looking for. So, to avoid losing any of your hard-earned money, be sure to take the time to learn all that you can about a “home employment” offer, and about what you'll REALLY need to do to make money in it BEFORE you say “yes.”

Grace M. Washington, Silver Spring, MD, USA

Grace Washington is a freelance writer and the author of The Essential Home Job Search Guide™, a Web-based Guide written to help users learn how to recognize and avoid work at home scams, and “work where they live” by guiding them, start to finish, through a proven method for conducting a successful home job search.

If you are looking for REAL work at home jobs check out the blog roll! We have discussions on different companies that won't scam you!


envelope stuffer machineThis picture is a machine that does envelope stuffing! I think this may be one of the oldest work at home scheme! This type of machine, and others like it are the reason you need to STAY AWAY from envelope stuffing jobs! That is a work at home scam! As you can imagine this machine can stuff alot faster than any human could on a regular basis. Don't think 'envelope stuffing companies' don't know that as well!

Its hard to imagine that envelope stuffing scams are still out there, and still making money off poor people that tend to believe their sales pitch! Its just plain sad! The people that write those scams could be marketing geniuses if they just focused on something besides ripping people off!

There are people out there that start companies doing direct mail for their clients! Its a bit more than stuffing envelopes, and the more creative you are the more customers you could find! The only piece of advice I can hand you there is TRY to become your customer's one stop shop! That includes creating the flyer's, graphics, etc. You don't have to be talented in that area yourself because you can find those to do that for you! You will need some marketing skills! Do a bit more than just manage their mailing lists! These days companies are looking for time savers, and being a one stop shop would be just that!

Has anyone done any direct mail marketing? I assume there are some neat forums for that business! Anyone have any leads?

If you are looking for REAL work at home jobs check out the blog roll! We have discussions on different companies that won't scam you!


Scambusters.org have a good article listing alot of scams you have read before! Its worth it! Check it out!

Questions to Ask

Fraudulent promoters of work-at-home schemes leave many unanswered questions. Don’t send any money until you get clear and complete answers – in writing – to all these questions:

What exactly do I need to do to earn money?
What will I get for my money?
Do I have to purchase anything?
What are the total costs to get in on the deal?
What quality standards I must meet for the products I produce?
Will I receive a salary? Or do I work on commission?
Who pays me?
How do I get paid?
Do I have to sell anything or market the product or information?
Do I need to recruit others to the program?
How do I get my money back if I am not satisfied?

If the answers you receive don’t really satisfy all your concerns, walk away from the promotion. The chances are good that the promotion is really a scam.

Remember if you are looking for companies that people actually do WORK AT look at the blog roll for positions available! Read more...

Kelly McCausey started a thread, and asked people to write about WHY they like to work from home! It has some very interesting replies, and for those of you that are looking for additional opportunities I would go over read there as well!

I think we all may have different reasons, and those that are very common as well!

I started a small engraving business when I had my daugther, and had that for close to 14 years before I decided to retire! Opening that business opened up my mind to how different parts of the world worked, and it opened my eyes to the community around me as well! In order for the area to KNOW me I decided to do a bit of networking! The thought of it scared me to death, but I quickly learned it wasn't to bad! What was nice about that aspect of my life is that I could work around my child's schedule. She could be with me most of the time, and I had a babysitter locally if I needed to visit a client! She really enjoyed the time away, because she knew it wouldn't be to long and then got to play with TONS of other children!

I think working at home so closely with children shows them the value of the dollar as well. It shows them that going to work means more than just those words. They see the work and the effort it takes. They see the drama, rewards, anxiety, fulfillment, etc all thown into one! I truly think it gives them a better appreciation for things that other children may not have the opportunity to experience! Children are children after all, and we can't expect them to grasp it all at once!

I believe in getting involved with the local community. It helps the community work better for everyone, and helps you know what is going on alot better than any newspaper can inform you of! I first got involved with DARE, and still to this day do some things with that organization! It was very rewarding to work together with others to find a car for our little town, and watch as a local car club volunteered to really GEARHEAD it out! Organize, market, and help run fundraising dinners to announce all the awesome sponsors of that car, and raise money for the next year's worth of students! My family loved being dragged in tow during those nights, and my children loved the extra perks they got from being involved with an organizer! HECK that was only the first YEAR!

I worked a local festival with the chamber of commerce that was hugely successful, and we got to send students to college with the funds we raised! At that point I got to know the business community, and was an officer at the local chamber of commerce as well! I was able to help in all kinds of faucets of the community that I may not have been able to do if I couldn't run my own schedule!

The isolation at times working from home can really take its toll as well, and you seriously need to have other activities to keep you plugged into the world! Community events also help the children see things they may not be aware of in this world. They see WHY giving back is important, and they also at times truly see the value of their own lifestyle that has been afforded them!

I have retired from the engraving business, and the chamber of commerce within the last couple of years. I found alot of new friends, and they were NOT to surprised that I didn't take me long to find another new venue and keep on going! We are still active in the community - that part didn't change - but instead of learning about how to put trophies together for mom .... they watch informercials with me as I educated myself to do my job better!

LOL I'm not saying that is the fun part for them, but neither was trophies assembly I'm sure! Working at home afforded me time to show the children that doing something for this earth, its people, our church, and community is important! They see how hard you have to work to get things done, and how long you work to get the money you need!

Working at home has some hidden perks that I don't think people think about! I realize others may be talking about gas prices, and no trips to the cleaners in other places!

Working at home means something different to me! OH YES it includes those perks, but the benefits for my children are something I may have never had the time or energy to do otherwise! Read more...

At Home Mom Blog has what I feel is very important questions to ask yourself about working at home!

Is your Work At Home Idea a Good one? addresses really good questions to start out with!

I remember reading and reading before I started at liveops, and I couldn't believe the amount of scams out there! Along with the scams you had these companies that wanted you to sell their items, and if you look at the minimum order amount you had better be awesome at selling! THAT says nothing about believing in their product!

From what I have seen you may be very excited about a product or industry, but most of the time you have TONS of competition! Best thing you can do is find your nitch! Take an aspect of that business that you LOVE and have passion for, and expand on that aspect! That is where you find some people that make it!

As the blog article mentioned DO your research...you will save yourself the heartache later!

Anyone has some scams they went for that blew up in their faces?

I found out recently my brother in law sent money away to buy supplies for crafts he was to assemble at home. Sighhhhh! I wish he would have called me first! If you read between the lines they will send you lists of items and assembly instructions...and MAYBE they will buy them from you! YIKES! At least it was only $15.00!

There are alot of crazy scams out there! Can you name a few? Read more...

Gas Prices

I think I freaked about the gas prices that are coming soon just as much as anyone out there. Its downright awful!

One thing that I'm thankful for is that most of the time we only have to fill ONE gas tank these days! I'm not going to say I don't use my car, but not having to drive everyday does save us alot of cash!

Somedays as I work at liveops, and have one hum danger of a customer on the phone I have to remind myself - GAS PRICES! You do learn to blow those customers off, and place the issue into prospective of course! There are moments that I think most people have that you really seem to question, "Why am I doing this!? I don't need this abuse!" I look back at my corporate days, and I look back to when I sat on boards of chamber of commerce and I have to remember all positions have their downsides! HECK the times I just sat home with the kids alone there were days I wanted to hang them up by their toenails in the backyard! (Just an expression)

If you take into account all the things you save money on, and add those to other factors working at home isn't bad at all!

Besides the gas budget what else are you thankful for when you work at home? Read more...

Working from home has its challenges like any other job, but I think at times some of the challenges are just a bit different! I’m not talking about my Internet going down, or my phone like acting up on occasion to fulfill my requirements. Work at Home doesn’t mean easy it just means different!

I contract with Liveops, and have been there since July 2007. I have to admit I never in a million years thought I would grow up, and be an infomercial operator! At times it can be a very nice experience, but at others times I have to admit kicking the file cabinet in frustration. Its not the company that frustrates me its generally the people on the phone! You do need a bit of thick skin at times, and not take offense to people that go out of their way to be downright rude! Learning to keep things in prospective at times is just MUST in this job! If you get offended easily, or get defensive quickly this job just isn’t for you!

The first thing people tell me when I tell them about my job is that they can’t sell for nothing! YES it is a job that sells, but I wasn’t the best salesperson in the world either! I’m not going to tell you I’m stellar at this point, but I sure have come a long way! I was actually shocked when I hit the top 10 percent of the company in certain lines of products. I never saw myself as a salesperson, and I think most of it was just plain being nice to people! There are some I’m sure that are way more pushy than I am, and I have to be honest I don’t think that will ever be part of my selling personality! If you think you must have that I will tell you right now YOUR WRONG! I will keep my top 10% seat for a while, and then I will dip and go back up. In other products lines I may never get above average! It’s a roller coaster for me, and I’m fine with that! I see to many people getting all stressed out over what I call…LIFE! I will never be the salesperson that can sell ice to the Eskimo, and quite frankly I don’t want to be either! I do my best, and there are times I can’t sell anything. I do get disappointed, but I also have to remember tomorrow is another day! If I can’t keep that mindset I will drown!

Everyone starts at the bottom, and you have to work your way up! I get the impression people feel having a work from home job you aren’t required to place as much effort into things. I wish that were true, but its quite the opposite! I read up the products, and I practice the scripts. If they have an interactive training on a product, and there is time in my calendar for the day I will do my best to get there! I also read how other agents handle things, and I have picked up quite a few very nice tips! I’m lucky to have a facilitator I can talk to, and she also helps me over quite a few humps I never thought I could have dealt with! In other words, I do my homework when time is available! I also take those tips I have learned, and push myself past my comfort zone at times. I’m pretty laid back person most of the time, and just adding that extra ‘chipper’ in my voice at times is a challenge! After a while it just came without any effort at all pretty much!

Liveops I can get hours anytime during the day or night. There are periods of time in which I do have to work during family time, but our commits are ½ hour long so it’s not like a huge chuck of time here. I have spoke to quite a few stay at home moms, and really needed some extra cash that speak to me. There are times in which they tell me they are AREN’T sure when they can do this. I have to wonder at times WHY they ask about it then! The job is there 24/7, and you will have to modify the family schedule! We have a couple of mom’s that work during the time their children sleep, and sleep while they are at school! We have homeschooler mom’s that have trained their kids that death will come early if noise happens when the phone rings! We have single parents, retired, disabled people all finding ways of working the schedule! Work at home doesn’t mean anything different than a ‘real job’, and you have to find ways of making that happen! You have to place time and effort into the training all the time. Work at home doesn’t mean easier it means DIFFERENT! If work at home meant easy money with little effort we wouldn’t have the big homeless problem! MOST people would be at home, and others would have YOUR job! I guess I also like sarcasm at times!

I think one of the bigger challeges is people getting out of the employee mindset, and into the independent contractor one! The company doesn’t have to hand you anything! What you are handed is gravy! They aren’t going to tell you what hours to work, and they aren’t going to tell you how you must do it. They will tell you what they feel must be required at times, because if they didn’t they wouldn’t need you! They contracted with you, and told you what their customers need and you agreed to deliver! Times change, requirements change and you don’t have to continue to contract if you feel you can’t do it! You can walk away at anytime! When I started I know my sales volume was in the dumps! I didn’t whine about it I found ways of changing that! If I didn’t adapt my home business wasn’t going to go anywhere. Why would the contractor for my services adapt what their customer requires over my debit? That makes no sense!

If you place yourself in the position to work at home you will get people that have all kinds of ideas about how you have it made! It works for a lot of people, and it’s the best thing for others! Its not some get rich scheme that you only need to place a small bit of effort into! You will have to have self-discipline, and it will be a commitment! You will have one customer screaming their head off over really dumb things, and then the next one loves you to death! If you don’t think you will have to push yourself to hard at times you are better off looking at other avenues! The flexible is awesome at times, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t a set of ugliness you don’t have to live with!

Working at homes doesn’t mean easy….it means different!

I think we all have reasons as to WHY we would want to, or why we need to 'work at home'. It could be availability for our children, or extra income due to disability, or maybe even knowing you need to do something temporarily because your industry is going to take hit soon!

Goodness knows there are plenty of sites out there that are willing to take your cash, and give you a helping hand! To be honest you really don't need those companies, because there are plenty of people willing to give that to you for free!

There are tons more sites that are ripoffs and con artists! I would say more of those than anything else. If you are one of those types that tend to trust a little to freely than find a friend to give you a second opinion. I'm NOT talking one that doesn't trust anything okay?! There was a time years ago I myself fell for some of these scams, and believe me after that you do you tend to be able to SNIFF them out!

1) If a company you are seeking is promising you HUGE amounts of cash, and hardly any effort from you? RED FLAGS are waving in the wind! The chances of that happening to you are about as good as you winning the lotto!

2) Keep in mind companies are going to highlight the top producers of their companies. Just because they show you a work at home mom, retired or disabled person, teenager or whatever they are trying impress you with doesn't mean they weren't go getters! Doesn't mean they didn't have tons of support, and help in alot of areas! Could be they are downright genius! LOL Could just have been lucky as well! Keep in mind your chances of that type of income isn't coming your way anytime soon! Even if you have all the skills to make it happen. Starting a business or any job takes time, patience and a lot of bottlenecks to deal with! Count on making less, and staying in that 'less' category for a while!

3) Check out refund policies! At times companies want you to buy equipment, or items that are supplied by them. Make sure its something you can afford to eat if they aren't going to refund you. Check out Ebay to see if you can find used ones that others are trying to sell off, or keep that in mind if you decide to do the same!

4) Do your research on this company! Google is a great tool for that! My first work at home job was Liveops, and I did a search for them and read everything I could get my hands on! I had a pretty darn good idea what I was getting into when I decided to go ahead, and do that 'work at home career'! Remember that NOT everyone is going to do well at these companies, and you will find some whiners! They didn't make the cut or what have you and it HAS to be a ripoff! Not so - read between the lines!

5) I don't know how many sites I came across that gave you high pressure sales speech, and gave you limited time to OPT in to their wonderful product! Chances are something smells there, and you need to stay clear!

6) I have found more places that told you that you could place up their items on some webpage, or have a website (that they would more than happy to supply to you) that will help them and YOU make money! I never understood that concept! How are you going to make money when you have 20,000 other websites that pretty much look the same? To me you brought some major competition!

7) Check out if there are extras that you may have to purchase! Do you have to buy ad space, signs, etc? You really love that product enough to invest the extra cash? How are going to get leads? If they are supplied how qualified are they?

8) Be aware of legal issues. Some types of work require licenses or certification and cannot be done at home. Check with your state and local offices. Look for the nearest U.S. Department of Labor in the government listings of your phone book.

This list is just the beginning! Do you have things you think we should add to the list? Read more...

Vip Desk contacted us telling us they looking for what they call, 'Brand Ambassadors' currently!

Here is a quote from the website as to what they are looking for:

VIPdesk Connect attracts the most experienced, best equipped customer service representatives in the call center industry. The "Brand Ambassador" title of our independent contractors reflects our laser-like focus on client brand reputation. We believe that Brand Ambassadors, representing leading products and services from around the globe, are selected to provide an unparalleled customer experience for our clients. VIPdesk doesn’t just take calls; we create a remarkable experience that can only be provided by remarkable people.

While VIPdesk demands the very best from our Brand Ambassadors, we also provide them with the opportunities to represent top, premium brands and offer continued opportunities for growth. By teaming with VIPdesk, you can expect to represent products and services that you would be proud to call your own while working with first-rate professionals that you cannot find anywhere else.

Do you have excellent customer service skills?

Does no commuting time or expense, flexible work schedule allowing you greater control of your work/life balance, reduced cost of dry cleaning and work attire, and many more sound good to you?

VIP Desk is looking for you NOW! Check out the link about VIP Brand Ambassadors, and get started with your work at home career today!

Below is a Interview with the CEO of VIPdesk!


Team Double Click

Team Double Click are looking for Virtual Assistants. It can be marketing, photographer, office skills, etc. It could be temporary or long term.

I found a chat that they were talking about the different aspects of it as well.

TalkShoe These are actual team double click people chatting.


Team Double-Click®, the country's largest virtual staffing agency, popular for its rigorous screening, interviewing and training process to obtain qualified virtual assistant professionals, recently announced the formation of a strategic partnership with the Direct Selling Women’s Alliance (DSWA), an organization established to support direct sellers around the world who are achieving their dreams through a party plan, network marketing or person to person sales business.

Under the alliance, Team Double-Click® will be the exclusive virtual assistant company trusted and used by DSWA. DSWA members will have access to the over 38,000 trained virtual assistants to help make their direct selling businesses more successful and give them more time to get out and sell and sponsor without having to worry about paperwork and administrative tasks. Team Double-Click® will have the ability to reach out to the members of DSWA, to supplement and enhance the support that distributors already receive from their companies so they advance more quickly to higher levels of success.

Team Double-Click® offers a variety of virtual assistant services including general administrative, sales and marketing, human resources, finance, and real estate transaction coordination. They do the screening, managing, and payment processing. They don't just tell you where you can find a virtual assistant, they assess your needs and match you with one of their highly-skilled and Team Double-Click® trained virtual assistants. Then they monitor and nurture that relationship so the client gets the most out of hiring virtually.

You interested in getting in on the working at home? Check out Team Double Click Information! Read more...

What is a Cookie? Its kind of a funny word, but it can sure slow things down when working for 'liveops'! We will learn today about 'clearing internet cookies', and at the end I will show you a program called 'ccleaner'! Since 'ccleaner free' download is available - take advantage of it!

These are virtual cookies - small text files that Web sites can create on your computer to store information gathered about your visit to the site including, where you went, what you did, and any personal information you gave. Web sites may also allow other Web sites (their advertisers, for example) to put cookies, known as third-party cookies, on your computer.

Here is a funny video about internet cookies are!

Here is a video on clearing your cache, cookies on internet explorer, firefox, and AOL. Note on Vista you go to TOOLS, and then internet options instead of the instructions on this video!

Cookies are a necessary part of using the Web. Web sites use the information in cookies to deliver personalized content (local news and weather, hot sales, and so on), to complete transactions (for online banking or shopping, for example), and to gather demographic data. However, a Web site only has access to personal information that you provide; otherwise, it only records the steps you've taken on the site, so you remain anonymous. Tell Internet Explorer 6 & Internet Explorer 7 How to Manage Cookies Internet Explorers 6 & 7 gives you a range of options for managing cookies - from accepting every cookie that comes your way to blocking all cookies (which could make using the Web a bit difficult).

Internet Explorers 6 & 7 sets a medium level of privacy when you first install it. This privacy setting allows the use of cookies with some restrictions - for example, it blocks certain third-party cookies. But it puts you in the drivers seat so you can further restrict the use of cookies or direct it to be more liberal in the kinds of cookies it accepts.

Clearing Cookies, Cache and History Internet Explorer 6 - From Open Browser - Click Tools - Choose Internet Options - From the General Tab Click Delete Cookies - Click OK - Click Delete Files - Click OK - Click Delete Files again - Put a check in the box next to Delete all offline content - Click OK - Click Clear History - Click Yes - Click OK on Internet Options Internet Explorer 7 - From Open Browser - Click Tools - Choose Internet Options - From the General Tab Click Delete - Click Delete Files - Click Yes - Click Delete Cookies - Click Yes - Click Delete History - Click Yes - Click Close - Then Click OK on Internet Options box

'CCleaner' is a really nice free download! Since 'ccleaner free' download is available to you take advantage of it! It will be an extra step to make sure all of the cache, cookies, etc are taken off the machine! Some of these programs may seem to overlap each other, but it won't hurt the performance! Remember some programs get rid of items better than others. Its like that doublecheck you need! Read more...

Make Internet Explorer run faster while working liveops!

There is nothing more frustrating than to watch our computers access the Internet at a snails pace. Thankfully, Internet Explorer provides some useful options for quicker Web surfing. Let us look at these options now.

Reduce the size of your Web page history Internet Explorer stores visited Web pages to your computer, organizing them within a page history by day. While it is useful to keep a couple days of Web history within your computer, there is no need to store more than a week's worth. Any more than that and you're collecting Web pages that will slow down your computer's performance.

To reduce your Web page history in computers other than Vista:

1. In Internet Explorer, on the Tools menu, click Internet Options.

2. In the Internet Options dialog box, in the History section, find the Days to keep pages in history: box. Type '1' in this box. Click OK.

In Vista: Tools - Internet options - browser history - click settings! Look to the bottom of that new screen that pops, and you will see how many days of history you are storing. You can reduces as recommended above!


Don't save encrypted Web pages

Encrypted Web pages ask for usernames and passwords. These pages scramble information to prevent the reading of this sensitive information. You can define Internet Explorer to not save these types of pages. You will free up space by saving fewer files to your computer, as well as keeping secure information off your computer.

In Vista: You need to go to the tools option again, and down to internet options, and then to advanced. Go down to the section called security, and you will see the option for encrypted web pages!

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When working with liveops you will have to turn OFF the 'popup blockers for internet explorer'. They do recommend you use internet explorer for this 'work at home careers'. I have read a couple of agents mentioning that use foxfire, but I'm going to sit with 'popup blocker IE' or internet explorer.

How to Turn Off Pop-Up Blocker in computers that don't use Vista - From Open Browser - Click Tools - Choose Internet Options - Click on the Privacy Tab - Under the Pop-Up Blocker section uncheck the box next to Turn On Pop-Up Blocker - Click Apply - Click OK

For Vista - Go to Tools and go down to popup blockers. You can enable or disable them from there!

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Before you start working a shift, and you are in the chatroom can select the option to pop a screen to see if it works. Keep in mind you may have other programs NOT allowing you to turn off the popup blocker as well. Norton, Yahoo, Google, MSN, Hotmail, AIM for example all have popup blockers, and you need to turn those off. It may say something like enable or disable. You want to disable them.

If you have XP when you do windows updates they may have installed a pop up blocker so you need to be sure that one is turned off as well. Also check for a firewall (or many in some cases) as they will also block scripts. This link will help you find the most obvious of them

http://www.nacubo.org/documents/prof_dev/PopUpBlockers.pdf In order to be sure that no scripts are blocked.

It may be a good idea just to delete all the ones you can find, and use ONE of them during your non work hours if you want to! Read more...

'Adware 2007' has a free version and a paid version, and it will keep your system running smoothly. I run this program before I start working my 'liveops' job, and I run it over and over again until all the junk is gone!

Keep in mind sometimes the all the junk that is stored on the computer EVEN if you don't surf that much is like an onion. Once you removed the first layer you may have a second level you need to peel away. When you do this the first time you might be surprised at how much junk you will find! Don't freak out about it! Its just part of using the computer, and when you use 'adware free' version you can remove it on a regular basis.

I run this program over and over again until 'adware free' tells me I have nothing at all on my system! Remember the ONION theory! Make sure you get all the layers taken care of!

I thought today a video on 'adware free' version would be a good visional! Again I use this on a regular basis to keep my computer running smoothly for liveops!

Keep in mind your program may look a little different than the screens you see in the video, but the same principals apply! I don't have to 'select all' to remove the junk from my computer, but if you are using an older version you will!

Well that is my 'Computer Mainenance Programs' tutorial for the day!

Its easy and you can do it to! GOOD LUCK! Read more...