What is Telecommuting?

Telecommuting is known as tele-working, e-commuting, virtual assistance, freelancing online, and other terms, such as, WAHM, and W@H. When telecommuting you're working for a company, but instead of physically going to work -- you work from your own office. Usually telecommuting is done from home on a self-employed, contractual basis, where you pay your own taxes.

Being an independent contractor, I can claim expenses, such as, internet costs, computer repairs and maintenance, a portion of household bills, stationery, and other expenses. Instead of physically going to work, I log into my work sites every day and check emails for information from my clients. I can plan my days as I please and can work at any time of the day or night.

Depending on the company, pay can be weekly, fortnightly, or monthly; is usually in US Dollars, and is paid by Direct Bank Deposit or via PayPal.

The types of telecommuting jobs that can be found require English and administrative skills. Telecommuters have high levels of knowledge in these areas; as well as, being up to date with technology, popular culture and internet trends.

The ability to telecommute through the internet gives the world the opportunity to work together. Companies that hire on this basis are generally based in the USA, Canada, UK, Europe, and Asia.

Telecommuting - Wikipedia