nother alternative for virtual assistants is ODesk. This company lists a variety of positions for contractors. From ODesk’s FAQ section:
Most oDesk clients are managers at small to medium-sized companies that are looking for contractors for everything from small fixed-price projects to long-term relationships of a year or more. They’re looking for web developers, writers, graphic designers, call-center staff, data entry professionals, marketing experts, business consultants and more.
The tax information below comes directly from the IRS website. Contrary to popular belief, the IRS can be quite helpful and has many resources available for small and home business. The IRS website is full of useful information, links to forms and publications, and a list of frequently asked questions. They have information for small business, individual business, partnerships, tax professionals and more. If you are confused about taxes – who isn’t – the IRS site or their contact line probably has an answer for you.
March 4, 2011 – Being a home-based entrepreneur is a wonderful way to start a business, and it puts you in more control of your life. It can be financially fulfilling while helping to bring overall balance to your life. You can more easily decide how large or small you want your business to be.
I searched and hoped that a web site existed that provided pointers to work from home positions – either full time or part time. Unfortunately, all I was able to locate were questionable positions involving “mystery shoppers”, “survey takers”, and “I went from bankruptcy and foreclose to making $200k a year!” Virtually all either required payment up front for training – a big red flag – or involved a pyramid scheme of sorts. Nothing compares to watching friends and family lose their homes, lifestyles, and promising futures. I wanted to assist in any way I could, by passing along opportunities and connections. This was part of the reason for the formation of Homepreneurs: