Saturday, August 26, 2006

Homesourcing Opportunities are Opening Up - NPR Radio Segment

Listen to the NPR radio segment on homesourcing opportunities. It's about companies like Willow, that contract people, who work from home, providing customer service, information request, order taking, ect over the phone, using Broadband and their computer. Just click here, listen and enjoy.

Also visit the following vitual water cooler sites for more information on Willow and other virtual call centers.

Workplace Like Home

WAHM

'Madea's Family Reunion' - A Movie Recommendation

'Madea's Family Reunion' gave my family an opportunity to see some great African American actors and actresses on one screen. My favorite scene was with Maya Angelou and Cicely Tyson explaining the love and respect in a marriage. Cicely Tyson has another memoriable moment while standing in front of a slave cabin explaining the 'family tree'. I've really missed seeing someone of her acting ability on the screen.

There are some scenes that a bit rough like when Vanessa's explaination of why she was included in the weekend museum trips. My husband was shocked and that's definitely hard to do. There's also the domestic violence between Lisa and the Blair Underwood character. I must say that Mr. Underwood does a fantastic job at playing the heavy in this movie.

Overall, my family and I definitely enjoyed this movie. There are screens that provide laughs. Our teenage son has asked that he never be threaten with a 'Madea' babysitter and never wants to asked to play 'gritball'. So consider this one on your movie rental list this Labor Day weekend.

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Because Chasing The Paper is Way Better Than Typing It Up! By Jessica Flynn

I ocassionally have moments of guilt because I do not bring in a full time income. Who doesn't? It comes with the territory. Please read Jessica Flynn's article and see if you too can relate.
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Because Chasing The Paper Is Way Better Than Typing It Up!
By: Jessica Flynn

I took my daughters to the park. One is 6 and the other is 2. I had brought along my notebook, as I usually do to make notes for my business. While playing on the play structure my 6 year old kept asking me for a piece of paper to draw on , and I told her to wait until we got home so she would have her own pen. Well while we were leaving walking down the grass hill she asked me again but just to hold it until we got home. So I ripped out a piece and handed it to her, while handing it to her it flew away ,and we chased it and I grabbed it. I realized how fun it was so we started letting it go on purpose and we did it again and again, all three of us loved it. After wards we sat to rest and I was thankful to be a stay at home mom. That’s how I came up with “Because chasing the paper is better than typing it up!” And it definitely is, these are the reasons why we stay at home with our kids. I wouldn’t change it for anything . Sometimes we may feel a little unappreciated because were not bringing in a six figure income, but I tell you this is the best job in the world!

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This article was written by Jessica Flynn a proud parent of 2 daughters and owner of www.momsathome.us Resorces for stay at home moms.

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

'The Closer' Labor Day Marathon - 9am to Midnite

September 4, Labor Day, has been known as TV Marathon Day. This year TNT is showing an huge dose of 'The Closer'. Kyra Sedwick stars as Deputy Chief Brenda Johnson of the LAPD Homicide Squad. She has an amazing knack of looking past the obvious and getting confessions out of suspects. You'll love watching her put the puzzles together, along with her huge black tote bag and need for chocolate. And you can't forget about that Southern accent and charm.

'The Closer' site has lots of goodies, Brenda's Corner, The Precinct, Photo Gallery, Video Clips, Message Boards and Blogs and much more.

If you're not a fan yet, this is the day to watch, be entertained and get hooked like me. She's surrounded by a talented squad too. Visit the TNT Closer site and get acquainted with Brenda and the squad.

Sit back and enjoy 'The Closer' Marathon on Labor Day.

Telecommuting Job Idea - Transcription by Nell Taliercio

Telecommuting Job Idea – Transcription
By: Nell Taliercio

Working as a transcriptionist is a great way to telecommute or work from home. Transcription simply means that you take spoken word and transcribe it into a written document. The person you are doing the transcription for usually speaks on a tape or records his voice as a digital file and then sends it to you. You simply type what you hear.

Of course there is software and hardware out there that will make the job easier by allowing you to slow down the recording you are transcribing.
Different Types of Transcription Positions

Medical Transcription

Medical transcription is probably the most common and best know type of transcription. Doctors and other medical staff record their comments and notes about a patient. The transcriptionist then transcribes the recording and the written document is added to the patients file.

As a medical transcriptionist you should have a good understanding of medical terminology and their spelling. While a degree or course in medical transcription is not required, especially if you are working for smaller doctors’ offices, it does help to gain more lucrative contacts and of course prepares you for the work ahead.

Legal Transcription

Almost everything in legal proceedings is recorded from interviews between attorneys and clients to actual trials. Many of the minor recordings are often outsourced to someone doing transcription from home. You could work for a few lawyers and turn their recordings into written documents that can be added to their client’s files. As with medical transcription, there is quite a bit of specialized terminology, in this case legal lingo that you will come across when doing legal transcription. Previous experience in the field of law, or taking a class or home study course will help prepare you for your work as a legal transcriptionist.

Business

There is an increasing need for transcription in the business world. In addition to the traditional letter dictating work that you can pick up, there is an increasing demand for transcriptionists that will turn teleconferences and online meetings into written documents. It seems that almost any online business owner these days is holding teleseminars or teleconferences these days to communicate with both customers and business partners. While many people appreciate the option of listening to information, there are also quite a few who prefer to read a transcript of the call. You could stay busy just transcribing for a few online business owners, or work as a secretary taking dictations for a few traditional business owners in your area.

If you have good typing skills, transcription may be a great way for you to telecommute. Start with some general business or teleconference type jobs. If transcription is something you enjoy doing, it may be worth your wile to take a class or course to prepare you for medical or legal transcription, both of which require extensive knowledge of special terms in the respective field.

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Nell Taliercio is the owner and founder of www.TelecommutingMoms.com – which is a leading resource website with work at home jobs and everything a telecommuting mom would need. Come visit us today!

Monday, August 21, 2006

The Telecommuting Coach.com Blog - Recommended Blog for August

Here's a blog for those of us that are just starting our telecommuting careers, as well as people who are veterans. Nell Taliercio, Telecommuting Moms.com, has been providing helpful advice since 2003. You'll read about a variety of telecommuting career choices, balancing work at home and your life, taxes and much more.

Stop by today and don't forget to listen to Nell's segment on WAHM Talk Radio Show.

Sunday, August 20, 2006

Watching Vintage TV on Aol.com - IN2TV

Lately I haven't been watching TV on our TV sets but on my computer through Aol.com's IN2TV. They have a variety of comedies, animated series and dramas to view. I've been catching up on all those 'Alice' episodes that I missed. This comedy starred Linda Lavin, as Alice. She was a widower with a son named Tommy. Most of fun happens in Mel's Diner with Vera messing up the orders, Mel shouting at her and Flo yelling "Kiss my grits."

Other series I've been enjoying are 'Spencer for Hire', 'Sisters' and 'The FBI'. Our son has been enjoying 'Pinky and the Brain' and 'Freakazoid'.

The best part is this service is FREE. You can even sign up for IN2TV episode alerts, of your favorite programs.

What are some of your favorite old TV programs that you would like to watch again?

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