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Jennifer Perez

5 Essential Upgrades For Your Home Workspace

May 14 2014, 06:00 AM by

Dear telecommuter,

You’ve been so busy cranking out awesome work that you’ve completely neglected your workspace. Yup, I’m looking at you! Sure, you might have a good computer and a decent set of collared shirts you can throw on for video conference calls, but it’s time for a few upgrades.

The next time you have a little extra cash to spend, remote working warrior, here’s what you should invest in to make your days nicer and more productive. Don’t max out your credit cards, just pick one or two things from this list and take the financial plunge:

Posted in Benchmark Series & Contests, Remote Control

Jennifer Perez

How to Pull an All-Nighter (Without Losing Your Mind)

May 07 2014, 03:00 AM by

It’s a skill most of us learn during college that often dissipates when we start working from home: Pulling an all-nighter. As a youthful student cramming for finals, staying up all night is as easy as popping some No-Doz (do they still make that anymore?), hitting the books, and holding onto a 10 gig hard drive-worth of information until about one second after turning in a test. Not anymore.

Posted in Benchmark Series & Contests, Remote Control

Jennifer Perez

5 Video Tips for Work-From-Home Skype Interviews

Apr 30 2014, 03:00 AM by

Your workspace is 10 feet away, but your employer is 100 miles away. Your uniform is a T-shirt, jeans, or whatever you feel like wearing at the moment. Your preferred method of contact is chat with a little bit of email mixed in. And now your employer or client wants you to step outside your comfort zone and do something terrifying: Have a video meeting.

While working out on the fringes, it’s easy to forget that at some point you exist beyond your latest email missive or chat volley. Here are five ways to optimize your Skype calls and make your video meetings both painless and professional:

Posted in Benchmark Series & Contests, Remote Control

Jennifer Perez

5 Annoying Distractions That Can Kill Your Output

Apr 16 2014, 03:00 AM by

Remote ControlLike just about anything, working from home is about the little things. You can craft copy, code or customer service tickets from your sofa or the table at Starbucks, but the tiniest, most distracting things will make or break your output.

If you do hours upon hours of work and you’re coming up with a less-than-stellar haul, there could be any number of basic things that are slowing you down. Here’s a list of five different annoyances that can stop you from being a work from home superstar.

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