Category Archives: Work from home

5 Free Typing Tests Online

I learnt to type many moons ago on a proper typewriter. I had to use carbon paper if more than one copy was needed and good old tippex to hide any mistakes (not that I made any!!). If you’re just learning to type now then it is so much easier and there are so many […]

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How to start your own business

You have decided that you want to go ahead with your dream of working from home, the next step is to perform some research for business start-up assistance in your area. I checked the internet before I started up my business and found a local company that provided a business course. At the end of […]

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How can I work from home?

It is possible to work from home as a freelancer starting with very little equipment. The equipment you require you may already own. Obviously it all depends on what service you want to provide from home what equipment you need. Equipment Required to Work from Home The minimum would be: PC or laptop You will […]

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The Role of the Virtual Assistant

This post is going to take a look at the role of a Virtual Assistant (VA) and what types of clients you could have. What is a Virtual Assistant? A Virtual Assistant is an independent contractor that offers services that are traditionally provided by PAs or secretaries. The difference is that Virtual Assistants are based […]

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The Skills Needed to Become a Virtual Assistant

This post outlines the skills a Virtual Assistant requires. Good Knowledge of Microsoft Word It is essential that you have a good working knowledge of Microsoft Word if you are offering typing and formatting services. It is possible to work remotely with clients. I have worked with students down in London formatting their dissertations remotely. […]

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Pros and Cons of Working From Home

Working from home seems like the answer to every parent’s dream. It can give you the flexibility you need but is it all good and what are the downfalls? I have worked from home on a part time basis since my child was born in 2007. There have been ups and downs and there are […]

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