Thursday, January 26, 2012

Keep Cozy Working From Home During Winter

While snow falls and winter winds whip, people who work from home are nestled comfortably in their office, working away. By eliminating commuting from their daily routine, they can work longer hours each day. No matter what Mother Nature holds, they remain productive. While other companies are closed following a snowstorm, home based professionals are busy earning the dough.

An online job is the easiest work to perform from home because all you need is a computer with an Internet connection. Tools like Skype have eliminated the need for a dedicated business telephone line. Other business professionals use a cell phone with an unlimited minute plan for both business and personal reasons.

Working from home has other benefits, including the large number of tax deductions. A portion of the mortgage and utility payments can be deducted from income taxes. Depending on the percentage they are used for business purposes, computer, phone, fax, printer, and Internet costs may also be deducted. Even expenses for office supplies can be tax deductions if they are used for business reasons.

When lunchtime comes, there is no need to drive to a local takeout joint or dine in a loud corporate cafeteria. Simply head to the kitchen and prepare a quick meal. Take a lunch break or work through lunch at your desk--the choice is yours. If the room becomes too cold, turn on a space heater or throw on a blanket.

There is no need to pay for expensive day care for the children or dog--just set them up in a corner of the room and get to work. By the time the day is over, you will have accomplished more than was possible when working in a corporate office. The large number of home-based opportunities makes this work arrangement possible for nearly anyone.


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