Work from Home Resource (Getting Started)


 

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Recommended Equipment

Work at home and remote companies will require different computer specifications for difference jobs. Some may insist that you have a desktop computer, while others may allow you to work on a laptop.

Since hardware requirements are on a case by case basis, I encourage you to read more about the job that you’re applying to before you invest in a computer and software for your home office.

On the topic of specifications, to maximize your options I recommend a Windows desktop with at least:

Shop for those specs: Desktoplaptops, and monitors

Software

Once again, software depends entirely on the job that you’re applying for but here are some products I recommend for everyone:

Microsoft Office
A subscription will give you cloud storage to save all of your important documents to keep them safe and easily share to clients and companies you work with. You can download the suit onto multiple devices and have access to your work where ever you are.

NordVPN
I recommend a VPN to anyone who accesses the internet, but especially to those working from home. As an at home worker, you’ll be dealing with confidential data at your job. Give yourself piece of mind knowing your connection is secure.

Virus/Malware Protection
Windows comes with Microsoft Security Essentials or Defender so keep it turned on. Windows is popular and prone to attacks and I encourage you to get Malware Bytes for that extra bit of needed security when working from home.

Business Owners / Bloggers

SiteGround

I recommend SiteGround if you’re just starting out with a website. They offer affordable plans starting at less than $4 a month, and their support is phenomenal. If you get stuck they’re there for you every step of the way.

Name Cheap

Even if you decide to start off with free hosting I recommend getting a custom domain to stand out. I use Name Cheap for all of my domains. They offer affordable domains, WordPress, and VPS hosting.

Mailerlite
The most important element of any business or blog is growing your e-mail list and Mailerlite makes the process super easy. With their drop and drag builder you’ll save so much time.

Tailwind

Need to get seen online? Pinterest drives over 10,000 visitors to my website every month. Tailwind makes scheduling Pins a breeze and their exclusive Tribes gets you even more shares and traffic.

BoardBooster

A little more automation to save you time. Loop pins in your Pinterest boards and generate more traffic on autopilot. For as little as $5 a month Board Booster is a steal of a deal.

IFTTT

If This Than That lets you automate so many aspects of your business and life. Find an applet for auto sharing content and take back your precious time.

Transcription

Express Scribe

Pretty much every transcription company you’ll work for that pays a decent wage will want you to have Express Scribe. Get it now and put it on your resume to stand out.

Pedable

If you’re transcribing with companies that have an online platform for listening and typing, Pedable allows you to set hotkeys to your foot pedal.

Foot Pedal
I was given this Foot Pedal as part of my tuition for Career Step in 2008 and it’s quality is exceptional. It’s lasted me a decade and will a few more.

Call Center

USB Headset

You’ll need a USB headset for training and meetings throughout your employment.

Phone

Most call centers use a plain old telephone (POT) line so you’ll need a hardwired phone.

Phone Headset
Depending on your phone you can get a headset with aux or a phone jack.

Learning

CareerStep

I attended CS online in 2008-2010 for Medical Transcription but they offer IT courses, Virtual Assisting, Medical Billing and Coding, and more. They provide you with all the materials and equipment you need to succeed.

Skillshare

Is subscription based. You pay a small monthly fee and have access to all of their courses. Learn how to blog for money, paint and sell prints, market your home business, and much more.

Pluralsight
Another subscription learning environment for everything technology. If you want an increase in pay and the option to work from home learn from their premium, quality classes.

Udemy

Courses on just about anything you can imagine. Learn how to market your business, start an online shop, become a virtual assistant, and more. Free and paid courses available.

freeCodeCamp

Learn what it takes to become a full-stack web developer for free. If you’re self-motivated take this course, build your portfolio, and get your dream work at home job.

Google
If you can’t find what you’re looking for on those platforms, anything that you want to learn is at your fingertips. Google is your friend use it to your advantage.

Find Jobs

Work From Home Directory

Here at wahwithme the database of work at home jobs is growing every day. The Directory is being updated constantly.

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