13 Legal Transcription Jobs You Can Do From Home
The Work at Home Adventure
For many, the term “Work at Home” conjures images of sleeping in, sitting at a computer in pajamas and fuzzy slippers, sipping coffee, and getting paid for it. Naturally, this would be appealing to everyone; who wouldn’t want a job like that? But the reality of working at home can be much different. While there may be times that work can be done in this manner, it’s going to take some effort on your part to get there.
Working at home can involve a wide array of tasks – from customer service, sales, writing, blogging, as well as those that work remotely for a brick & mortar company. Whatever type of work you do, there are some basic guidelines to remember that will make your experience much better and more profitable.
It’s important to understand, when doing freelance work especially, that a career is not built overnight. It takes time to build a reputation, clientele and a regular income. This is the reason that many freelancers continue to work their ‘day jobs’ until a more steady income is established. Be encouraged during this time, knowing you are not alone and it is not a reflection on your ability or value if it takes longer than you anticipated to transition to working exclusively at home.
Working from home is desirable to many, but it includes an entirely different set of demands. The freedom you enjoy is wonderful, but at the same time, you will have distractions to deal with that are not present in an office or other location, especially if you have children. It’s very important to establish ‘work rules’ while at home. Do you work set hours? Are you available to others during those hours? Can you stay away from the TV, internet and telephone while working? When boundaries are set and adhered to, either with yourself or other family members or both, your chances of success improve greatly.
There’s nothing wrong with asking for help from others, especially if you’re starting a home business. Just because you are physically at home, doesn’t mean you can do everything as before. Delegate responsibilities such as housework, cooking or running errands to others (if possible) to give yourself time to be ‘at work’ and build your business. Even if there is some resistance to this, remind family members that your success is not just your success, it is a success for everyone.
There can be great reward in working at home, especially if your desire is to spend more time with family. As with any path to success, however, it is traveled one step at a time and there are few shortcuts. Understand your goals, set your sights toward them and work hard every step of the way. This work at home adventure is not for the weak, but you can find the independence and success you are seeking and build the career and life of your dreams.
Military Spouses Perfect for Work at Home!
Through out our work at home journey, having been a military spouse at one time, we have come across many articles that assist the military spouse to locate work at home jobs. To help assist you in your work at home journey we have listed several here. Along with our salute to our troops.
Great Articles and Links
Salute to our Troops
Special Thanks to my Maternal Grandfather Carl E. Miller who served in the army during World War II. His service to our country included being held captive in Hitler’s Nazi Concentration Camps, not once but twice. He nearly starved to death before he was rescued.
Yes, he suffered from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, commonly called PTSD. This is very common among our service men and women as well as others. So you never know at what cost Freedom has been given.
Special Thanks to my Father Eugene Smith for his service in the army during the Korean War and his subsquential service in Berlin Germany.
My Father was barely 18 when he was sent off to the Korean war. He and my mother often spoke of their adventures in Berlin Germany during his service. It wasn’t until my Mother passed did he speak to me about some of his experiences in Korea, he was a medic on the front line. His experiences are what nightmares are made of.
Salute to the spouses that are left behind
Lest we forget the ones that are keeping the home fires burning. My Grandmother had 4 children while my Grandfather was away. My parents did not have me until they were out of the service. However, my first husband was Military and we had two small children at home. At one point in time, he went to Officer’s candidate school which left me alone for several months with a small baby and a 3 year old. I was working full time and my dear Grandmother was ill with cancer. I managed, but I have no clue how my Grandmother managed with 4 children. I personally salute the spouses that are at home waiting patiently for their loved ones to return.
Please remember to honor our Veterans as they and their families endure so much to give our country something so precious, Our Freedom.
According to the VA, 1 out of every 3 veterans seeking treatment for substance misuse, also suffers from PTSD. It is Drug Rehab.com‘s mission is to spread awareness of substance misuse and to be an informational resource for those impacted by alcohol and drug dependence. For more information, you can find it at Drug Rehab addiction Veterans or for information on PTSD click Drug rehab.com co-occurring-disorder ~ PTSD
Have what is called, Dual diagnosis which is a relatively new term used to describe an individual with a drug dependency and an underlying mental health disorder.
According to a study funded by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), about 23 million Americans suffer from some form of a co-occurring disorder associated with a substance use disorder (National Institutes of Health, 2015). These comorbid disorders are considered dual diagnosis disorders, and the survey also reveals that the majority of these disorders are left untreated.
Mental Health & Substance Abuse
Dual diagnosis treatment is an integrated, coordinated approach to substance abuse and mental health interventions for individuals with co-occurring disorders. This means that multidisciplinary teams of clinicians are working together under one roof to provide client-centered, seamless services ranging from holistic therapy to social skills training with a consistent approach.
How Common Is Dual Diagnosis?
People who have mental illnesses are twice as likely as the rest of the population to engage in substance abuse. At the same time, people who struggle with substance abuse are also more likely to develop a mental illness or behavioral disorder. It’s an accepted fact that mental illness can lead to substance abuse, and that addiction can cause other mental illnesses.
Dual diagnosis is far more common now than it used to be. At one point, mental illness and addiction would be treated as separate conditions. A person with depression or bipolar disorder would be referred to a mental health facility.
Someone addicted to alcohol or drugs would be referred to an addiction rehab center. The problem with this approach is both conditions often did not receive adequate treatment.
For example, a patient in rehab might be discharged for not responding to treatment due to their mental disorder. Meanwhile, a person in a mental health facility might be prescribed medication to treat their disorder, but their addiction to drugs or alcohol ends up interfering.
It’s easy to see why both conditions are now treated at the same time as co-occurring disorders at most addiction treatment centers.Military Members – Take 11% Off with Code MILITARY11 at Dollar General!
If you have information about working from home for the military, spouses, and or veterans, or would like to tell us about a Military discount available. Please submit your information to RhondaJSmith@Workathomemania.org
As I have mentioned I have been working from home since 1992. With a family and my disability, it has been quite the grand adventure due to this disability (Bipolar Disorder) and trying to hold a job.
This is why I have accumulated such a grand group of resources that help me locate work at home employment. The first one I will mention is My Employment Options. They are fabulous! They work with the disabled (those on SSDI/SSI), to help them locate employment. I have a post on them here My-Employment-Options.
Here is a listing of the great resources I have found along the way through my travels on the world wide web. I hope they help you find that perfect work at home job.
- Rat Race Rebellion has been around since 1999. They are a great source of information. Below I have listed the links that I use the most from their site.
- The Balance Careers has several good articles and resources and that I have used through the years here are their links.
- The Work at Home Woman, Holly has put together quite an impressive listing that she calls the Massive List of Work at Home Jobs. Here is that link.
- Then we have Work at Home Adventures, Miranda has a great set up here that I refer to alot. Here is what she has going on……..
- Check out Careful cents for some ideas, tips, and how to get started please be sure to visit them.
- And Onlinemoneypage.com has an excellent section on Work at Home Jobs.
If you have a work at home job site that you would like to have included or would like to do a guest post please drop us a line at Rhonda@workathomemania.org
There are numerous ways to work from home and some of them are Adult Jobs and opportunities.
One of which is adult products and novelties demonstrators…..After having surgery in 1998, I started doing sensual Adult products and novelties parties. Hey we all know that sex sells and lets face it, I was making big money selling these products. After having a fun evening meeting new people and talking about a fun topic and showing my products, I got rewarded for my efforts usually with on average $300.00 – $500.00 Clear (my profit) a night. Yes indeed, I was making bank. With this in mind and my love of the bath and body products (among others) I researched the wholesale distributors I have today and am proud to say that we are currently Hiring Romance Consultants and Distributors. We are managed and run by Mother’s and Grandmother’s.
We are currently Hiring Romance Consultants for our Love Goddess Parties division. So we have linked our Work at Home Mania to Love Goddess Parties. The upside is we also have Adult Work at Home Jobs and Opportunies listed on this site as well. I do wish to caution you though, this is an Adult site and you must be 18 to enter.