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My Work from Home Journey

Updated on July 31, 2015

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Welcome to my first hub on Hubpages!

I'm pleased that you've stopped by my hub. In this hub, I plan to discuss my work from home journey, which started eight years ago when I got my first work from home job with West Telemarketing. But I'm not going to bore you with details of my past work from home experiences, you can read about those on the many articles I've written at Yahoo Contributor Network. This hub will be about my current work from home experience with companies I'm working for right now, Apptical (I'll be saying very little about them because of the confidentiality agreement I've signed with them), Demand Media, Scribie, and clickworker. In addition to working for these coompanies, I also do some guest blog posting on one of my favorite work from home blogs, Work from Home Adventures. And, I'm trying to land some other freelance writing work if I can, so I'll be discussing my progress in that area as well.

Proud to be featured with other people who work from home....

The owner of the work from home blog I write for, Work at Home Adventures, has created an infographic with pictures of me and other work at home experts sharing our best advice regarding working from home. Check it out...

Words of Wisdom

New Post on Work At Home Adventures 4/14/2012

I recently had a new post published on Work at Home Adventures: How to Know if You're Qualified to Work for a Certain Company. It provides information on what to look at to determine if you're qualified to apply for a certain work from home company, and also provides links to places you can get training if you need it. Check it out!

New Post on Work at Home Adventures

I've had a new post published on Work at Home Adventures - a review of Article Document, a new site I started doing sone writing for recently. Check it out: A Review of Article Document

Looking for suggestions

I noticed that a few people that answered my poll said that my hubpage could use some more stuff - please folks, if you have any suggestions on how I can improve this Hubpage, please don't hesitate to leave a comment!

New Post on Work at Home Adventures 4/20/2012

Had a new post published on Work at Home Adventures on 4/20/2012 - 3 Tools to Stay Organized. It discusses three tools I use to stay organized and accountable so I can accomplish as much as possible in a day.

3/3/2012 Update

Have another new post published at Work at Home Adventures, check it out: Ways to Promote Your Writing.

Have Questions about Working From Home? Ask them on WAH Questions!

Working from home was all but unheard of when I started working from home 8 years ago. But now work from home jobs are all over the place. Because of the popularity of work from home jobs, there are a lot of blogs that provide reviews of work from home opportunities, such as Work at Home Adventures and Real Ways to Earn Money Online. Even with blogs like these providing reviews of work from home opportunities, it can still be difficult to find all the answers. That's why the owner of Work at Home Adventures, Miranda Grimm, has started the site WAH Questions.

This site is a question and answer site similar to ask.com or Chacha, except that it's strictly for questions relating to working from home - the questions posted can be about anything relating to working from home, such as how to find a work at home job, questions about different phone jobs, how to getting started, questions about different home business opportunities, tips, family and life, questions about transcription, data entry, and how to identify work from home scams. Once you ask your question, you'll receive an email when another member has answered your question.

In addition, you can earn points for visiting WAH Questions and for asking and answering questions on the site. These points are then converted to entries for giveaways for prizes such as Paypal deposits and gift cards. The different ways you can earn points on WAH Questions include:

  • Registering on the site (100 points)
  • Asking a question (10 points)
  • Answering a question (15 points)
  • Visiting the site (2 points per day)
  • Getting an answer to your question (5 points)

Then next month your points will zero out and you'll start from scratch with more chances to earn points for participating in WAH Questions. The winner of the giveaway will be posted in the Winner's Circle on the website, and they'll also receive an email.

As one of the experts at WAH Questions, I look forward to seeing the popularity of this site grow. If you have questions about working from home, just click on the link above to ask them!

2/26/12 Update

Ok, it's been a while since I updated, and I apologize for that - been very busy with work for Apptical, as well as transcription work I've been doing for my transcription client on Elance. I have had some more posts published at Work at Home Adventures, however, check them out:

  • My Experience Applying with Remilon - This post talks about my experience applying with Remilon, a freelance writing site that pays you for the time you spend researching, as well as for the articles you write.
  • A Review of Century Interactive's Call Reviewer position - In this post I talk about my experience working as a call reviewer for Century Interactive, aka Humanatic.
  • Must-Haves for Transcriptionists - This is a follow-up post to a post I wrote in September where I gave some general transcription tips and touched briefly on the type of equipment needed for transcription. This post goes into a little more depth about the types of equipment transcriptionists need, and also provides links to some of these things on Amazon.

Also be sure to check out WAHquestions.com, a new site similar to Ask.com, only this site is strictly for questions about working from home. I also plan to add that site to the links I have here on my Hubpage.

1/12/2012 Update

Published another post at Work at Home Adventures... Four Essential Tools for Freelance Writers.

1/4/12 Update

It's been a while since I've updated... but now that the holidays are behind me, I'm hoping I'll be able to update a lot more. Had two more blog posts published since I last updated... My Experience with iWriter and Warning Signs and Red Flags to be Aware of When Applying For a Work at Home Job.

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    • Happymommy2520 profile image

      Amy 

      2 years ago from East Coast

      I really enjoyed your hub. It was very helpful. The workforce is very uncertain these days. People are securing themselves financially by working at home on projects. Great hub, I look forward to reading more of your work!

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      Melanie Casey 

      5 years ago from Indiana

      Great Hub! I like that you added information about different companies that offer work from home jobs! New Follower! (-:

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      Erica Martin 

      7 years ago from North Carolina

      LOL. Well I need to make money like anyone else, and I love to write, especially about things that I know about or am interested in.

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      Jim Higgins 

      7 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      You are one busy woman! I will be looking at these sites and your other work. This is inspirational for me and others I'm sure. I was "retired," that is terminated, from a long term career recently and at my age, am unlikely to find good employment, so am considering this type of thing since I love to write anyway.

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      Erica Martin 

      7 years ago from North Carolina

      I do still work for Apptical, and yes I would recommend them to others.

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      Susan 

      7 years ago

      Do you still work for Apptical? If so, would you recommend them to others?

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      Miranda Grimm 

      7 years ago

      Erica I look forward to reading more! I think HubPages will be a great place for you to share your journey.

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      Teresa Schultz 

      7 years ago from East London, in South Africa

      Welcome to HubPages and I wish you all the best with your work from home journey! Freelance writing work is hard, but fun, just like writing on online writing sites. I look forward to more hubs from you about working from home. It's a great journey, with many ups and downs, but also always rewarding, in many ways.

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