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Is A Clerical Work At Home Business Right For You?

Jul 20, 2008
Clerical work at home positions are out there, but they're hard to find. If you want to work at home and have the basic clerical skills necessary, you might be able to have a career as a virtual assistant. Virtual assistants do secretarial work from home, as the tasks involved can be performed from any location; it is not necessary to be in the office to do the work. Very often, virtual assistants are self-employed.

A little preparation can make working at home an easy and rewarding decision. Before you start clerical work at home from your own home office, be sure you have the right equipment, as well as an impressive resume or portfolio that lists your clerical abilities such as computer skills and your typing WPM. You might even consider making a recording to show off your telephone skills and personality.

A good way to start clerical work at home is to join a virtual assistant agency. These agencies hire people who work through the Internet. You should remember, however, that these jobs will probably be as an independent contractor. As such, independent contractors do not receive the same benefits as employees.

You can also attempt to find telecommuting opportunities in your neighborhood. To accomplish that, you must develop a proposal sheet with the charges for your various services. Then place an advertisement in an area newspaper or on the internet or simply phone nearby firms.

You can probably find local work by marketing yourself through area advertising. Depending on your financial goals, the amount of work you get this way may completely fulfill your needs. You can do clerical work at home, and be successful if you can bring in new clients through good marketing. You will have the freedom and satisfaction of running your own business, which is hard to beat.

If what you want is a full-time position, you may want to take out an internet ad announcing your availability as a freelance virtual assistant. That would permit you to arrange your own working hours in which to do clerical work at home. Some sites for freelance workers let you bid for employment. Then you can decide for yourself which clients youd like to work for.

If you decide that freelance clerical work at home is the way for you to go, you should increase your visibility by posting on blogs and forums, or by setting up your website.

There are many online businesses that find it more cost-effective and convenient to use work at home assistants for data entry, word processing, email responses, and other tasks. With the right marketing, you can keep yourself in work easily.
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