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    Quote Originally Posted by Peckish View Post
    Oh there are plenty of jobs that do not require you to connect to the company to do your work. My husband works from home in Washington State, and his "office" or home company is in New Jersey. He is a consultant and communicates with his supervisors, co-workers, clients and customers via email, phone, virtual meeting, and travel. All of his co-workers are the same way. I have to admit, sometimes I wish he worked in a real, 8-to-5 office job. He gets underfoot sometimes.
    I must be dense, but if you communicate by email then you have connected by computer. The same is true for virtual meetings, etc. Your husband is not working unconnected to his home office. He is simply not GOING to the home office.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TanyaL View Post
    I must be dense, but if you communicate by email then you have connected by computer. The same is true for virtual meetings, etc. Your husband is not working unconnected to his home office. He is simply not GOING to the home office.
    Sorry. I thought when you said "connect to the home company via computer" you meant remotely connecting to the company via a virtual desktop.

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    I have two sources of income , both that are "home" based. The first is my "real " job and I use others that are working from home. I use CAD professionals and others that help to proof read and format final documents for final submittals.
    The CAD work that use requires very specific skills , the other for proof reading and formating requires very good computer skills in both Word, and other programs.
    So think about what marketable skills you have , and then how to market them. There is a whole world of us who make a living with out going to an office.
    But my second source of income comes from doing a few select art/craft shows per year .. yes my booth takes in a very nice second income. I sew year round making items and sell it off at two shows. There are those who say this business is dead .. well in my over 20 years experience .. I have not had a real "down" year.
    Do not read into this that it is a easy fast money... it takes real determination and unwavering comitment to make it work .. and pay.
    It would take alot for me to consider going back to "regular "job that I had to report to an office .

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    My brother works for Underwriters Laboratories. He used to go in to an office but the company wanted to save a bit of money by not providing offices for their field workers. He now has an office in his home and does all his office work on the computer. He does inspections of various machinery for many companies. He gets paid by the inspection and sometimes they are in another country. They pay all of his expenses and he gets to go lots of places. My granddaughter works at home. She takes claims calls for insurance companies. She reports the claims and I guess the company sends out an adjuster. She also takes pizza orders, sometimes in other states. She turns in the order and it can be picked up in 15 minutes. She gets paid by the minute.

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