Home Advertise Contact Blog Advertiser Login RSS
Newsletter Signup

Your Free Business Opportunity Resource Is Easy To Use
Home-Based Businesses
Choosing a Business Opportunity Growth and Profit Marketing and Sales
Plans and Goals Running Your Own Business Start-Up
Working From Home Entrepreneur Exchange Feature Articles
Opportunity Community Opportunity Focus In The News

Sales Success Inspiration - Hello my friends and welcome to another installment of The Special Sauce Series on Sales.

Sales Success Inspiration is the name of the game today.  We left off with the last post "

No Sales! The Leads Suck! After ten years in the industry I have heard this more than once. In fact, I hear this so often that a series of educational blog posts are needed to educate sellers on how to close more deals - period.

No sales! Now, first I preface this entire post with one thought...

She Means Business: Turn Your Ideas into Reality and Become a Wildly Successful Entrepreneur Is our Book-of-the-Month.

Carrie Green began her entrepreneurial life at the tender age of 20, starting a company that would go global in just a few years. She has turned her experience...

Sponsors

STARSCAPES®
Imagine making up to $500 to $1,800 a day! Call or click now see how you can get your business for FREE! (602) 679-0257
FundAbility
Need Funding? Need To Offer Financing To Close More Deals? We Have Access 7,000+ Credit Providers. Learn more now...
How Many Leads Does It Take To Close A Sale?
This Article is now live on our blog and I know could be very insightful for many. Read On
Top 7 Reasons to Consider a CMS
The internet loves obscure abbreviations. You can skip over most of them, but not CMS. What is CMS? read on...
Productivity Hacks — Our Top 50
Productivity Hacks will help you make more from less this 2016. Here at BusinessOpportunity.com we want to... Read On
The Ideal Length of Everything Online, Including Social Media Posts
When one of your busiest marketing channels limits you to 140 characters, you know that the internet sets its own rules.
How Many Leads Does It Take To Close A Sale?
This Featured Article is live on our blog and I know could be very insightful for connectivity and ROI.
It Takes a Hot Voicemail to Land a Warm Lead
If you're a successful entrepreneur who provides others like you the chance to follow in your footsteps... Read On
Business Franchise Opportunities Funding
The principle reason entrepreneurs put off starting their own business is lack of funding... Read On
Top 50 Home-Based Business Ideas
Home-Based Business ownership can be the most rewarding endeavor you will ever undertake. The new year... Read On
Low Cost Business Opportunities to Own
Are your right for a Low Cost Business Opportunities to Own? The desire to own your own business... Read On
The Top 10 Reasons to Buy a Business Opportunity or Franchise
Starting your own small business is part of the American Dream, right up there with owning your own home. Read On
Why Advertise Your Business Opportunity?
Over the years we have been fortunate enough to receive quite a few testimonials. In fact, ... read on
7 Keys to Leading Highly Effective Sales Conversations
Most people's sales conversations could be better. Not a little better, significantly better. Read On
 
Resource Center > Article
The Home-Based Business Professional’s Guide to the “New” Jargon
Share this Article:

There once was a time when working from home was not only unusual, but it was called just that―working from home.  Okay, there were and are other buzzword phrases that refer to the same concept, such as home-based business owner or work-at-home business or, if appropriate, even consultant or freelancer.  One thing is for sure.  No matter what you may call yourself, the advent of a whole host of technologies over the past decade has made it both easier and more logical than ever for millions of others to join you.  And joining you they are.  In fact, more and more individuals opt to go into business for themselves and more employers realize the tangible benefits of employees working from home with each passing year. 

According to a 2009 WorldatWork survey, the constantly increasing trend of working from home can be attributed to three key things*:

1)      Unprecedented technology―including high-speed and wireless Internet coupled with a growing number of ingenious software applications and virtual office management options―has made working from home less expensive and quite productive―like never before, in fact.

2)      Gas prices are up, and they don’t show signs of coming down any time soon, if ever again.  Commuting to work every day―when you can get the same job done from home at the same or even a higher productivity level and with similar if not superior results―makes less sense to all of us as time goes by.

3)      Employers are finally getting it that people are looking for a true work-life balance and that there may be some merit to exploring the idea of letting employees work from home, even if just occasionally.

Along with this emerging school of thought on what―and where―constitutes a productive work day, a whole new set of buzzwords for how we do business in this country and around the world seems to be emerging.  In fact, the WorldatWork study sees fit to dedicate much of its first-page methodology overview to defining many of the key terms used in its report―a sure sign that for many, this is news. 

If you’re a home-based or other small business owner, consultant or freelancer, you might find it interesting that what you’ve been up to all these years has a new name for the 21st century.  Take a look*:


  • Telecommute:  To either periodically or regularly perform work for one’s employer from home or another remote location.

  • Telework:  To perform all of one’s work either from home or another remote location, either for an employer or through self-employment.

  • Employee Telecommuter:  A regular employee, full- or part-time, who works at home or from another remote location at least one day per month during normal business hours.

  • Contract Telecommuter:  An individual who works on a contract basis for an employer or is self-employed, and who works at home or at a remote location at least one day per month during normal business hours.

  • Employed Telecommuters:  Individuals who are either employees or contactors and who are working from home or remotely at least one day per month during normal business hours; employee and contract telecommuters taken together equal employed telecommuters.


So, are you a telecommuter?  A teleworker?  And if you’re a telecommuter, which kind are you exactly?  I, for one, am a teleworker, who sometimes serves as a contract telecommuter.  At least I think that’s what I am anyway.  Who knew?

*Source:  Telework Trendlines 2009:  A Survey Brief by WorldatWork; data collected by The Dieringer Research Group, Inc., February 2009.

Related Blog Posts

Home Sales Business Opportunities - It’s Time to Take Charge of Your Financial Future - The election is over. Whatever else it brings, you can be sure there will be changes, many of which will have an impact on the marketplace and your money picture.

Home Sales Business Opportunities - Whatever...
Entrepreneurs, Mompreneurs, Daughterpreneurs, Dadpreneurs, Sonpreneurs, in many cases, working-from-home can create the best of both worlds. You can work at home and be with your family at the same time. Sometimes you can mix these two elements of your life so seamlessly that you often don’t know if...
Working from home is easier said than done, I know from personal experience. How about you? Do you want the freedom of running your own business from home? Are you wondering how to bridge the profitably gap?  Do you need money to pay the bills until it gets profitable? This conundrum stops many entrepreneur-wannabes...
Whatever the decade, family bills have always been a source of stress. Women have added their efforts to add to the family income while caring for children and the home. That’s still a fact today. But the opportunities available and the...
Home-Based Franchises - A full third of the companies on Entrepreneur Magazine’s popular Franchise 500 list for 2014 were home-based. It shows how strong is the lure of escaping the cubicle and working from the kitchen table or coffee shop. There is a wide range to choose from in the home-based
 
   

SocialXpand Business Opportunity Interview w/ Brian Weiss was for me a new way to learn from a customer and whom I consider a friend in the industry.

I've had the opportunity to work for a while now with Brian Weiss who is the Director of Sales for the
Video Spotlight
You're invited to view a Bartercard Online Franchise Presentation.

Premium Sponsor