Telecommuting is a relatively
new term in the business world, but fortunately for moms, it is gaining
more and more popularity, especially in a world where companies are
looking to cut corners to save money. Some businesses are completely
run by telecommuters.
A telecommuter simply works
from home and keeps in touch with the company's home office through
email, fax, and telephone. Usually, all basic communication equipment
(computer, fax machine, modem) is the responsibility of the telecommuter,
but specialized equipment and software is generally supplied by the
Many moms who would like
to work at home have found that they have successfully petitioned
their bosses to let them telecommute, at least on a part-time or trial
basis to see if it suits both the company and you. The more valuable
your boss considers you to the business, the more likely he or she
is to try telecommuting out.
Another advantage of telecommuting
for business owners, is that they have a much large pool of applicants
to choose from, and can find someone with a very specific skills or
requirements fort jobs. This has enabled many moms to successfully
find telecommuting jobs online, and work for a business and boss they
have never even met!
And moms have the advantage
that they can still work at home while being with their children.
And depending on the job, many moms are able to set their own hours
around their children's sleep or school schedule - another big bonus.
Of course, like any job,
make sure it is legitimate before you begin - remember, you should
never have to pay for anything when you work for someone else.