Blog Posts by Erica Martin

  • Ways to Save Time at Home and at the Office

    Whether you work from home or outside the home, time is a very valuable thing. Anything you can do to save time in your day helps a great deal. This post will discuss some things that you can do to help save time both at home and at the office.

    • Lay out your clothes in advance - Rather than deciding what you're going to wear in the morning, check the weather the night before and choose what you want to wear based on that. Then in the morning, if you find that the weatherman's prediction was wrong, you can make a quick change.
    • Make lunch in advance, or decide what or where you're going to eat in advance - Rather than waiting until the morning to make your lunch, or deciding what you're going to eat or where you're going to eat, make those decisions the night before. Make your lunch and put it in the refrigerator so all you have to do is grab it on the way out. Same goes for your spouse or children's lunches.
    • Pack up anything else you need in advance - If you work out at
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  • How to Get Started Working from Home

    Working from home is the American Dream. Who wants to spend time in bumper to bumper traffic so they can go sit behind a desk all day? Thanks to the Internet and thousands of companies that have started hiring people to work from home, the American Dream is now a reality for me, as well as for many other people who have started working from home. But how do you get started working from home? This article will provide some suggestions on how to get started working from home.

    • Decide what kind of work you want to do. There are a lot of different things you can do from home. If you're writer, there are hundreds of sites you can sign up on to do freelance writing - there are other ways you can make a living writing from home as well, such as by starting your own blog or by picking up freelance writing jobs on sites such as Elance, Odesk or freelancer. If you'd rather not do writing though, there are other things you can do from home, such as phone work. One way to find out
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  • Working from Home - What I'm Doing Now

    Back in 2010 I wrote a series of articles about the different companies I've worked from home for since I started working from home in 2003. The last of these articles discussed my experiences working from home with Babytobee and Profinity. Since I left Profinity, I've been doing a few different things. I have been working as an interviewer for a company called Apptical, and I've been doing some freelance writing, mostly writing my own articles on sites like Yahoo Contributor Network and Triond. I've also been working as a contributing writer for the blog Work at Home Adventures, and I've done some general transcription for Scribie, as well as for a freelance client on Elance that I picked up in November. This article will provide more information on these different sources of income.

    Working as an interviewer with Apptical - My work as an interviewer with Apptical has been my main source of income ever since I left Profinity in January of 2011. I started working with them just

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