The Way We Work

For the Love of Your Back! Home Office Gadgets For Comfort and Health

February 11, 2015 by

When I started freelancing, all I had for a home office at the time was a laptop and a desk — and since I didn’t even use my desk for studying, I certainly wasn’t using it for work. As the years passed, however, I discovered that working in a reclining chair is not the best setup for productivity or for my personal health. I get so much more accomplished when seated comfortably at a desk with the proper ergonomics. I have fewer headaches and backaches, and I feel more like a professional business owner, which translates into more confidence in myself as a service provider — not to mention more clients. Here are some great gadgets that can make working at home a little more comfortable and a whole lot more awesome. Read Full Article

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What We’re Reading: Holiday Edition

December 10, 2014 by

The holiday season is fast approaching, and if you’re looking for gift ideas or a way to fight the “stir craziness” that can set in with too much wintertime/downtime/family time, we have you covered. The solution? Books! Pass the hours cooped up inside with a fire, a glass of hot chocolate, and a good read — or help someone else do the same. If that sounds like a dream, but you need a little inspiration, here’s what the oDesk marketing department is reading this month. Read Full Article

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5 Healthier Ways to Save Time at Meal Time

September 9, 2014 by

One of the things Melanie Feltham struggled with when she first started freelancing was living a healthy lifestyle. Before long, she found that frequently busy days led to more high-fat, high-sugar, ready-made items from local restaurants, delis, and grocery stores. The results weren't good, but she soon figured out how she could save time and eat well. Read Full Article

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The Top 7 Freelancing Pets

May 14, 2014 by

Freelancing with a pet? One of the perks of working from home is the ability to spend more time with your family – especially the furry or feathered kind. We asked our Facebook community to share photos of their tiny – and not-so-tiny – companions. Here's our selection of the best! Read Full Article

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The Top 5 Most Ridiculous—But Awesome—Home Offices

January 22, 2014 by

Freelancers and entrepreneurs often have the freedom to work from home. To get the most from those hours, we organize a workspace to make it our own. But in most cases, this space still blends into the rest of the house; this makes it more difficult to get into work mode than if the office was elsewhere. One fix is to create an office space that reflects your personality while also promoting hard work and creativity. I sometimes dream of creating a space so awesome, it could only be described as…well, ridiculously awesome! Here are my top five inspirations, starting with the least ridiculous. Read Full Article

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The 10 Most Ridiculous Pictures of “Working From Home”

November 6, 2013 by

As anyone who works from home knows all too well, misconceptions abound regarding telecommuting and remote work. Why do these misperceptions about remote work stick around so stubbornly? I searched "work from home" in Google Images and found my answer. And since if you can't beat them you should at least laugh at them, here were 10 of our absolute favorite "working from home" pictures, each representing a thousand more of that type. Enjoy! Read Full Article