Outsourcing Works For At-Home Mothers - Have You Heard About?

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In America, more and more kids are being sent off to school in the morning by their Mothers who are working with a 20-second-commute to their own daily workplace. They are the women who simplu make a cup of coffee, then go and turn on their computer to start their daily work.

 

Outsourcing has become a familiar buzzword in the American business industry and although most of the large firms around the country outsource their work to Asian countries there are a number of smaller – midsize firms that are turning to the internet to both recruit their new workers, and provide them with their work.

 

Janet MacIntosh is one such Mom. She started working for a small web based company writing web content articles. When asked about how the system works for her, Ms. MacIntosh said, “It is absolutely great working from home. While I don’t make as much money as I did when I was in the traditional workplace, I do make a regular income. What I love about working like this is that if I do have to take time off because one of my children gets sick, or if I have them home during the holidays, I can either do my work in the evening after my kids have gone to bed, or I can take some time off with them, without fear of loosing my job.” Many other women cite similar reasons for developing their own little home businesses.

 

So how can you find working conditions like this?

 

The first thing to do is to sign up to some of the Internet job sites. Good ones include http://www.guru.com, http://www.freelancewriting.com or http://www.getafreelancer.com . All three sites offer free membership although they also have paid subscriptions that provide the content provider with a higher class of job. Sign up on either or all of your sites; post your profile that outlines your previous experience and then start searching for work.

 

The joy of this type of job seeking is that you don’t have to worry about laddering your tights as you make your way to an interview because in most cases your ‘interviews’ are conducted via email.

 

If you have specific skills such as web design, graphic design or copywriting you will find the Internet is an accepting marketplace. There are always adverts on jobs sites around the net for web design and graphic design services, and it does not take long for you to develop your profile and portfolio and start to command some decent money for your work. If you don’t have these skills but are keen to learn then the Internet is an excellent avenue for that too and many of the courses offered online are free to sign up for and can be completed online.

 

Not only are there a surfeit of jobs sites all looking for new workers, but also there are vast ranges of advice sites that can provide even the most novice computer user the tools and skills required to work online. Sites such as http://www.writersweekly.com offer excellent (free) articles for people who are keen to try out their writing skills online, while other sites such as http://www.freelancewriting.com offer equally good advice about how to develop other working skills.

 

Oh look is that the time, my little darlin’s have just come home, and as for me, well I have made a few dollars online today and I didn’t have to worry about where to park the car. It was a good day all round.

 

Happy job hunting

 

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Lisa Oliver has 1 articles online

Lisa Oliver is a work-at-home Mom who writes about small home business topics. She is also author of books such as Invisible Bars: Why Women Don't Leave (domestic violence) and "Can Ghosts Hurt You and Other Questions".

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This article was published on 2010/05/27