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Getting to Know our WAHspace Community

Posted By Community Editor, Thursday, October 12, 2017


The WAHspace team recently conducted a survey to get to know our community a little better. We want to thank everyone who participated in helping us collect this data. The results are in!

According to the results, 60% of WAHspace members do not currently work from home. If you are included in this group, then you’ve come to the right place! Our WAH Blog is a great place to get tips and suggestions on landing your dream WAH job. Through WAH University, you can take assessments and earn your WAH Certification to stand out to potential recruiters.

We found that the largest percentage of WAHspace members (30%) want to work from home to help improve their work-life balance. When executed correctly, working from home has the potential to improve your work-life balance quite a bit. Many of you also are motivated to work at home in order to care for a family member or child. We know that there are many parents within our WAHspace community, and we know how important it is to you that your children are taken care of.

So, what is most important to our WAHspace community when it comes to a WAH job? TRAINING, TRAINING, TRAINING! Comprehensive training for a WAH position is the most important feature to over half of our WAHspace community. This demonstrates that our WAHspace members want to do their best on the job, and you can’t do that without training.

Another very important job feature for our community members is technical support. You may expect that your employer is going to help you if you run into any issues with your computer or software; however, some companies do not provide IT support for their work at home positions. Did you know that WAHspace Premier Members get FREE technical support included with their monthy membership? The peace of mind that comes along with this benefit is valuable to many workers and companies alike. WAHspace can help with a variety of issues and get you back in business in no time.

Check out the WAH Blog each week for great tips for WAH success, and if you haven’t already join the WAHspace community today.

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All the Basics for Your Work at Home Equipment

Posted By Community Editor, Thursday, October 5, 2017


When setting up your work at home office, you will need to evaluate the best equipment to get started.  It’s important to note that many companies that offer work at home opportunities will have specific requirements for the type of equipment you will need. It is important to make sure you have all the up to date software and programs to run your business. Virtual call center home based positions may have different requirements than a traditional in office job. We have compiled some information to consider when choosing the right equipment. Most of these things may sound straight-forward; however many at home workers don’t always realize that there are a lot of small details to take into consideration.

Your primary tool when you work at home is generally your personal computer. Some companies require you to have a desktop PC rather than a laptop PC or Apple computer. The technical specifications of the computer that employers are looking for also matter just as much. While requirements can vary somewhat, most employers are looking for their remote employees to have the following: 1Ghz-2Ghz processor, 512MB-1GB of RAM, sound card/speakers, 15-17” monitor, and virus and spyware protection and a working firewall. These companies may also be looking for their employees to have broadband internet connection.  Sometimes a land line phone service other than cell, VOIP, and cable phones is also required. 

More than likely, your work at home role will require you to have a headset with a microphone to connect to your computer. We recommend noise cancelling devices, which can help eliminate any background noise and keep your conversations free of distractions. Although wireless or Bluetooth technology may seem like the more comfortable option to use, be aware that some companies may require a corded headset so you can plug it directly in to your computer. Webcams can also be an important part of staying connected, and can be used for video conferencing.  Again, always check with the company you will be working with to be sure your equipment is compatible with their software and specifications. 

To view more tips or requirements to land your first WAH position, join the community now at http://wahspace.site-ym.com/?joinus.

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Staying Healthy When Working from Home

Posted By Community Editor, Thursday, September 28, 2017


Long hours and lots of sitting in a desk chair are common conundrums, whether you work at an office or at home. Many at home workers don’t realize that the convenience of the at home lifestyle can also lead to some unhealthy behaviors. Below are some workout tips, healthy lunch and snack ideas to help stay healthy and fit when you work from home.

Exercise and working out is a necessary part of balanced self-care. Some at home workers take advantage of being connected all day and serve as virtual workout buddies for one another. Since you are already communicating virtually with your coworkers while working remotely, it makes sense to utilize one another to keep you on track and motivated with exercise goals. Scheduled breaks are also an important part of your work at home routine, and we recommend that you try to get some physical activity in every time you step away from the computer. 

Good health begins with fueling your body with the right foods, including healthy snacking. Some healthy snacks that also boost your energy levels include apples, nuts, berries, carrots, and hummus. Choose snacks that you won’t feel bad eating afterwards.  Dark chocolate can also be a surprisingly healthy snack, and is a great energy source, releases endorphins, and boosts immunity.

Decide in advance what you are going to eat throughout the day.  You can prepare the basics ahead of time, such as roasted vegetables, grilled or sautéed chicken, and whole grains. By doing the prep work up front, you can put together a nice healthy sandwich, salad, or even a wrap for lunch without taking too much time. Whatever decisions you make, be sure to get good nutrition without overeating so that your energy levels remain steady and you will be well fueled for the rest of the work day.

For more information about the work at home lifestyle, and for work at home career opportunities, visit www.wahspace.com.   

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Ways to Work at Home

Posted By Community Editor, Thursday, September 21, 2017


While sitting in traffic during a daily commute to an office, you may begin to dream of the idea of working from home. It may be because of the ongoing frustration and unpredictability of commuting, gas they are using traveling back and forth, or even struggling trying to find a daycare or babysitter for their child. Transitioning from an in office job to a work at home role is possible, and WAHspace was created as a platform to connect work at home job seekers with at home opportunities.  When they finally land that first work from home job, some may struggle with the switch from an office environment to an at-home work station so WAHspace has put together some suggestions ease the transition.

Develop your own work at home routine

Just as you would for a traditional office job, be sure to set your alarm to wake up on time so that you can get dressed and ready for your work day. You can keep a healthy lifestyle by making sure that you have a nutritious morning breakfast, taking scheduled breaks, and creating your own “off switch” that signals when work is done for the day.

Create your ideal workspace at home

You must find the perfect workspace that fits with your work requirements. We suggest finding a place in your home that is quiet with a good lighting source. It is best that you do not make your workspace somewhere in your bedroom, because you do not want to sleep where you work. Make your work space an area that makes it easy for you to avoid distractions—away from the TV, couch, and bed to minimize the temptation to get off track.

Communicate and stay connected

Communication is key, whether you are communicating to stay connected to your team of colleagues, or communicating to your family members. When working from home you must communicate your schedule to your family clearly. This way your family will understand to take you seriously and know that you are tied up with work. Some people may feel that they are alone in their job because they are working remotely, but that is not the case. You still have your remote team that you can stay connected with. Encourage video conferences, communicate your team’s goals, and always be ready to respond to stay connected to your coworkers.

To view more great tips, visit our WAH Blog. Join WAHspace today to build your profile, get your foot in the door, and land your first WAH job!

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Get Background Checked Through WAHspace

Posted By Community Editor, Wednesday, September 13, 2017


Many companies require their applicants to undergo some type of background check so that they can better identify candidates likely to be a fit with their hiring needs. Adding the background check credential to your WAHspace profile and resume is a wonderful way of standing out from a crowded pool of job seekers.  Recruiters will appreciate the extra step you took showing that you are ready to take on the role of working at home.
WAHspace offers the background check safely and securely, completed in excellence by a third party vendor for just $19.99. Getting background checked through WAHspace has many benefits. These benefits include receiving a badge for your profile for recognition. This badge will represent to potential companies a measure of confidence in your potential as a new hire.
Completing your background check through WAHspace is as easy as 1-2-3.  The results of the background check itself are yours, and only visible and able to be downloaded by you.  You will receive a secure copy of the report for your records via email as well as your WAHspace profile updating automatically. So if you are looking to begin working from home or a for new work from home job, you should update your resume with this new credential, and look into adding this background check to your professional profile as the next steps to take in order to land a work at home position.
To get background checked through WAHspace, click the “WAH TOOLBOX” tab, then click “Add Background Check!”, and begin your background check process. To join the world’s largest work at home community, please visit www.wahspace.com.

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Work-at-Home Opportunities Should Be Expanded to Lower-Wage Workers

Posted By Community Editor, Thursday, September 7, 2017

This week WAHspace CEO Sarah Lucas made the case for expanded work at home opportunities for all on the technology and reporting website Morning Consult. Check out the article at the link below:



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What the Work at Home Life Really Entails

Posted By Community Editor, Wednesday, August 30, 2017


Working from home may sound simple and easy, but many times people have not fully considered the reality of the work at home lifestyle. Working from home does NOT mean watching TV all day long while you are in your pajamas. WAHspace wants you to be prepared for what the work at home world really entails.

Many individuals assume that working from home will be easier than an office job, when in fact that’s not necessarily the case. Sure, some things are certainly simplified, such as avoiding traffic and sometimes being able to set your own work schedule. However, if you do not establish a routine then it may be a bit tough to transition into a WAH role.  Remote work demands employees to be incredibly self-motivated, as you will not have management constantly standing over you reminding you what to do and when to do it.

Working from home does not mean that you need to be lonely. You can create success when you work at home by keeping up with the communication. You will still have coworkers so again, communication is most definitely key to success. You may keep up with the communication via email, video chat, mesagging apps, and other technologies.

While working from home, you may have the opportunity to choose to work when you want, although this is not the case with all positions  Creating your own schedule allows you to have the ability to spend more time with your family while also growing professionally. Studies have shown that those who work remotely are more productive. Your own personal at home workspace allows you the freedom to design the way you would like it, and provides the privacy and quiet that is not available in a traditional office environment.

If you haven’t already, join the WAHspace community, get connected, and stay up to date with our blogs for more information on what the work at home world entails!

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WAHspace Welcomes the New School Year

Posted By Community Editor, Thursday, August 24, 2017


As summer vacation comes to an end and children begin making their way back to school, many parents with school-aged children breathe a sigh of relief.  For some parents who have younger children or constantly have to worry about a babysitter during school breaks, WAHspace is here to help you consider whether working at home may be a fit for you. 

WAHspace is a simple platform that helps those ready and interested in taking on working from home connect with companies that offer these opportunities. WAHspace offers two different levels of memberships to choose from.  Basic Membership is free and allows one to build out their profile so that potential employers can get to know you, connect with other members who may already be working from home, and access WAH University. Premier Membership is $19.95 a month and gives members access to build out their profile, review the basic WAH job posts plus our WAH Certified Company job posts, access WAH University, and receive free technical support.

While your children may be at school learning, you may increase your own professional credentials by earning your WAH Certification through our WAH University. This certification helps your work at home job application stand out to potential employers trying to identify who may fit best for the remote opportunity they have available. This credential can also be added to your resume.

If you think that working from home may be a great fit for you, join the world’s largest online work at home community at www.wahspace.com.



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WAHspace Featured in the Sun-Sentinel

Posted By Community Editor, Thursday, August 17, 2017


WAHspace was excited to have been featured in the Sun-Sentinel—a daily newspaper in South Florida where WAHspace is based. As you may know, WAHspace is the world’s largest work at home community, and we help our members get connected with the flexible work at home opportunity that they’ve been seeking. We sometimes describe ourselves as the “LinkedIn” for those who work at home.

WAHspace has grown over the last 18 months and has now reached over 11,500 members. Working at home continues to be popular with more and more companies of all shapes and sizes embracing work at home as a business strategy. The number of Americans who regularly work at home is expected to grow by 63% over the next five years.

WAHspace offers two different levels of memberships to choose from. The Basic Membership is free and gives you access to the basic WAH job posts and our WAH University. The Premier Membership is $19.95 per month and it gives you access to the basic WAH job posts, plus our WAH Certified Company job posts, our WAH University, ability to post your resume, and receive free technical support. Members may also opt in to purchasing and taking any of the assessments on our WAH University to help build out their profile as well as be at the top of the pile for potential employers.

For more information or to become a member of the world’s largest work at home community, please visit www.wahspace.com.

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WAHspace Profile Tips for Success

Posted By Community Editor, Thursday, August 10, 2017


One of the most important features of your WAHspace membership is your member profile. Your profile acts as a first impression to potential employers and the way you fill it out could mean the difference between being offered a position or being passed up for consideration.

The first thing a prospective employer sees when they look at your profile is your picture. Recruiters have told us that they tend to prefer profiles with photos because it gives them a chance to become more familiar with you. If you have not done so yet, upload a headshot photo to your profile. In selecting your photo, you will want to make sure that the photo is clear, and has a high enough resolution. You will also want to be sure that the photo is work appropriate.  This is not the place for your Instagram selfies!

What is written in your profile is incredibly important. This is how a recruiter is able to get to know you personally and professionally. Make sure to use complete sentences, proper grammar, and spell check your work. Include your hobbies so recruiters will know what you are interested in. Filling in your education and work experience, what type of field(s) you have worked in, and what type of position you are looking for is incredibly important. These fields should be treated like a resume, and keywords will help you stand out. If you speak more than one language, it is VERY important for you to note this in your profile. There can be a high demand for work at home candidates who speak more than one language, and indicating that you do on your profile can push you to the top of the candidate pile.

You may think that when working at home, indicating your location may not play a large role. However, some companies have geographical requirements and are only looking for candidates within certain states, or even cities! It is very important that you indicate your location in order to avoid being passed up for a perfect opportunity. If you are a Premier Member, make sure to upload a recent version of your resume. If you are not a Premier Member, join now or upgrade today to upload your resume.

Be sure to tune in to our WAH Blog for more great tips and tools for WAH success. If you haven’t already, join the world’s largest work at home community today!

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Using Your WAHspace Membership to Land Your Dream WAH Job

Posted By Community Editor, Thursday, August 3, 2017


There are many tips and tools available at WAHspace.com to help guide you in your search of a work at home job. One important resource for anyone seeking to work at home is the WAHspace membership. At WAHspace, we want everyone in our community to succeed, so we have come up with a list of tips on how to make the most out of your WAHspace membership.

Choosing Your Membership Level- Here at WAHspace, we offer our community two levels of membership, Basic and Premier. Basic membership is free and gives you access to our basic WAH jobs postings and our WAH University and Toolbox. Premier membership is $19.95/month and comes with many unique benefits. With your Premier membership, you will enjoy all of the features available to Basic members PLUS access to our WAH Certified Company job postings. Premier members have the added benefit of uploading their resume, which will increase visibility within the community. Another benefit that comes along with your WAHspace Premier membership is access to FREE technical support for your computer.

Building Your Profile- Regardless of your membership level, your WAHspace profile plays a crucial role in landing a WAH job. Your profile is a representation of you and your professional life. Some tips for a successful WAHspace profile include adding an appropriate profile photo, using correct grammar and spelling, and completely filling out all fields. WAH Certified Companies have the ability to search for candidates based on the information provided in your resume and profile. Keywords and presentation will go a long way in helping you succeed.

Maximizing Your Membership Benefits- All WAHspace members have access to our WAH University and WAH Toolbox. Inside WAH University, you will find different assessments that will help demonstrate your abilities. Earning your WAH Certification shows potential recruiters that you have the skills and personality fit for working at home. Many WAH Certified Companies look to see if you have completed these assessments, and the completion of a certain assessment can give you that extra edge over the competition. Completing a background check up front shows prospective employers that you are a trustworthy individual who is committed to their search.

Reading the WAH Blog- There are great tips on our WAH Blog for not only just finding a job, but succeeding in a work at home position. Check in each week to see the latest in WAH tips.

To get started with making the most out of your WAHspace membership, click here to join the WAHspace community today.

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Computer Issues? WAHspace has you covered!

Posted By Community Editor, Thursday, July 27, 2017


In the work at home (WAH) world, your computer is your livelihood. What do you do when your computer has an issue?

Call WAHspace of course! WAHspace Premier Members receive FREE technical support included as part of their monthly membership dues of $19.95. With your Premier Membership, you will have the added peace of mind that you are covered should there be an issue with your computer.

WAHspace can help you solve a variety of technical issues such as internet and e-mail connectivity issues, software errors, as well as virus and malware issues. WAHspace Technical Support can even help with computer speed problems! 

As a Premier Member, all you have to do is contact us and we will take care of your issue. Unlike some similar services, there are no additional one-time fees, and there are no unexplained yearly fees to use this service. Get all the benefits of a Premier Membership PLUS technical support today!

To gain access to the world’s largest work at home community, and receive FREE technical support, click here to become a WAHspace Premier Member!

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Creating Success When You Work at Home

Posted By Community Editor, Thursday, July 20, 2017


Working from home may sound pretty straightforward, but it can actually take specific qualities and skills to make it work.  The WAHspace WAH Certification is one way to demonstrate your aptitude.  Realize that when working from home, you are still doing for a professional job that is to be taken seriously. There are also some specific work at home practices that can be followed when one is looking to or already is working from home. Below are some tips on how to be a successful remote employee.

Communication is key: When working remotely, it is important to keep your communication skills strong. In the remote world, communication is important to keep the team connected and productive from anywhere in the world. You may communicate with your team via email, HipChat, Google Hangouts, Skype, or other methods.  It is best to err on the side of over communicating in a remote environment to ensure that everyone is on the same page and on task.

Self-motivation: Increase your level of motivation by creating the ideal workspace at home for yourself. Take time to create an own work environment that best suits your professional style and personality. Motivate yourself to be willing to continuously learn new things and take on new tasks. Staying motived helps ensure that you can and will stay productive throughout your work day.

Don’t be afraid to ask for help: Without having a coworker physically sitting next to your workspace, at home roles may leave you with the impression that you are required to simply figure out a solution to any question you may have on your own. That is not the case, and remember, as previously mentioned, communication is key. If you have a question or are unsure about something, inquire with one of your co-workers or management. Be comfortable enough to pick up the phone, send an email or use an online chat to directly ask the questions that you have.

To learn more about how to be a successful remote employee, join the world’s largest work at home community at www.wahspace.com.

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Working at Home Continues to Grow

Posted By Community Editor, Thursday, July 13, 2017


All over the country, companies across a wide spectrum of industries are looking to build their businesses with the best possible human capital.  Seeking a broader talent pool, many are deciding to offer work at home opportunities and be able to recruit from a wider pool of candidates.  Companies are also realizing that flexibility and the ability to work at home is what many job seekers today demand, and the many benefits that come with the work at home business model.  Many job seekers are ready to take on working from home once they realize how beneficial it is for them as well. Offering remote opportunities is allowing businesses to adapt to changing demographics.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), more Americans are spending time working from home than ever before. The share of workers doing some or all of their work at home grew to 22% in 2016. Approximately half of the U.S. workforce holds a position that is compatible with working at home, and 40% more employers are offering work from home options than five years ago. 

For companies to succeed in offering remote work, trust in on both the company and worker side is crucial. Those who work from home must have accountability and self-motivation. There is an assessment available called the WAH Certification that helps to evaluate a candidate’s basic skills set and personality fit for working from home.  Some companies are now incorporating this assessment into part of their recruiting and onboarding process.

For more information about working at home or to be a part of the work at home community, join us at www.wahspace.com.

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Get Background Checked with WAHspace!

Posted By Community Editor, Thursday, July 6, 2017


Many companies require pre-employment background checks as part of the hiring process.  Background checks help a company identify potential hiring risks for safety and security reasons.

Completing a background check through WAHspace is an excellent way to stand out from a potentially crowded pool of job seekers. Proactively conducting your background check allows recruiters to recognize who you are and ensures that you are ready to take on the work from home world. The background check process here at WAHspace is simple and secure for our members.

There are many benefits of a WAHspace background check. For some companies, the WAHspace background check may actually replace whatever background check are currently in place as part of the onboarding process. A recruiter who may come across your WAHspace profile as they search for potential work at home candidates will notice that you are prescreened, and be more confident that you are ready to begin the hiring process. Participants that complete a background check have an advantage amongst other work at home candidates.

WAHspace offers the background check safely and securely, completed in excellence by a third party vendor, at a cost of $19.99. This is fully confidential, and will not be shared with anyone, even us at WAHspace. To complete your background check, you can visit the toolbox and click on “Add Background Check!” and begin the process. You can also download a copy of the completed report for your own files.

To get your own background check or join the world’s largest work at home community, visit www.WAHspace.com.


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WAHspace is Celebrating 10,000+ Members!

Posted By Community Editor, Thursday, June 29, 2017


This week, WAHspace celebrated the milestone of surpassing the 10,000 community member mark.  WAHspace members are people all across the United States and Canada who are actively looking for work at home roles or have specific interest in the work at home industry.  Many WAHspace members have earned a WAH Certification badge after successful completion of an online module that assesses basic skills and personality fit for working at home.  Members can also opt into completing a background check through WAHspace.

“We are proud to announce that the WAHspace community is now 10,000 plus members and growing every day,” said WAHspace CEO Sarah Lucas.  “People all around the country are realizing the benefit of joining WAHspace and earning their WAH Certification, or becoming a premier member to access our free technical support.”

In addition to over 10,000 community members, WAHspace has eleven companies representing nearly 50,000 workers that have successfully been designated with the WAH Certified company credential. The WAH Certified company credential is available to qualified companies that offer work at home opportunities.  Through this program, companies are able to join the WAHspace online community and connect with the pre-screened WAHspace work at home community talent pool.  Qualified companies must be in business for a minimum of two years, pay a living wage to workers, and have a generally favorable reputation in various online review forums.  WAH Certified companies are able to post an unlimited number of at-home job opportunities to the site. 

“The WAH Certified credential is well on its way to becoming an industry standard for companies that offer work at home opportunities,” said WAHspace CEO, Sarah Lucas.  “As the growth in at-home work continues, we are seeing more and more companies looking to differentiate themselves in order to attract and retain both clients and talented professionals.”

In the United States, the market for work at home opportunities, while already solidly established, is growing quickly.  In the United States, almost 4 million people work from home at least half the time. 

For more information about WAHspace or to find out how to become a WAH Certified Company, visit www.WAHspace.com.

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Why Become a WAH Certified Company?

Posted By Community Editor, Thursday, June 22, 2017


WAHspace is excited to announce and welcome our newest WAH Certified Company, DVMelite. As opportunities to work at home become more common, now is the time to think about becoming a WAH Certified Company with WAHspace or encourage your current company to earn its WAH Certified designation.

As a WAH Certified Company, you have access to connect with potential job seekers, build a company profile, and post an unlimited number of work at home job listings. When building your company profile, you will provide key facts and information about your organization so that our WAHspace members can get to know what your company is all about. Being able to post an unlimited amount of job listings can help your company gain a great number of motivated employees.

One of the greatest things about becoming a WAH Certified Company is that you are able to better distinguish between applicants who may or may not be ready to work from home. Many of our members have earned their WAH Certification, which consists of a basic skills test and a personality assessment that demonstrates their aptitude and fit with the work from home.

WAHspace recognizes its WAH Certified Companies to all members and visitors by displaying your company logo on our website homepage and job board. This helps companies stand out to our community members and acknowledges you as a credible company. As a WAH Certified Company, you will be able to search resumes by key words and skillsets. If your company may only want a member who is WAH Certified, you will also have the ability to narrow your search down to members who have received their WAH Certification.

Becoming a WAH Certified Company can make hiring work at home employees much easier for your company. To gain your WAH Certified Company credentials for an annual administrative fee of $199, and more information on how to do so, visit WAHspace.com or call 844-924-8533 x2.

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Working from Home Doesn’t Mean Working Alone

Posted By Community Editor, Friday, June 16, 2017


According to a Gallup survey, 43% of employed Americans spend some of their working hours working remotely. Some people may mistakenly think that working remotely translates into a lonely existence with isolation from your team and colleagues.  Whether you are working in a traditional office setting or working from home, staying connected to your coworkers is an important contributor to overall job satisfaction, and can be crucial to a successful work at home experience.

Organizing workers in remote teams is a common management strategy. In a recent survey, nearly 100% of work at home employees said that they worked in teams part of the time, while half of those actually said they worked with teams all of the time. Teamwork actually supports individual empowerment. As you would in a traditional setting, when working in a remote team, you develop a system that allows you to complete tasks efficiently and quickly and report back in for accountability. Your remote team can also act as a support system when challenges arise.

Communication is at the top of the list for how teams can best function, whether in an office or a remote setting. There are tools available for you to communicate with your employer and co-workers, and some online services help create the experience of being together. Basic video calls, as well as other tools available, including HipChat, Google Hangouts, join.me, Skype, and many more, all support strong team based communication practices. This helps make the challenges of geography easier to manage by bringing the team together. 

While some may find it hard to work at home and stay connected, we have laid out some tips on how to feel connected when working at home. Some of these tips include encouraging video conferences, defining your team’s goals, being ready and always respond.

As the trend to work at home continues to grow, stay connected and learn more by joining the largest work at home community at www.wahspace.com.

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Benefits of Working at Home for Employees

Posted By Community Editor, Thursday, June 8, 2017


Many people fall in love with the idea of working at home, envisioning rolling out of bed and starting their workday in their pajamas.  While the reality might be a bit different for some, nevertheless there are many key benefits for employees who decide to work from home.

More Flexibility—Many times as a work at home employee you have the privilege to decide to work when you want or need to. Having flexibility with your work schedule will also allow you to have a balance between work and your personal life. This can be especially important for those parents who are working from home and need that flexibility to make time for their kids. This allows you to be present for important milestones in your child’s life. You will have the ability to spend more time with family while growing professionally. With this flexibility, you are now saving money on child care, saving time while avoiding traffic, and being more environmentally friendly.  

Enhance your productivity—Studies have shown that employees who work from home are more productive, happier, and less likely to quit. Because working from home is a valuable benefit, employees are motivated to work hard to demonstrate the value of this benefit to their employer. Although it may seem like there are more distractions at home, people do get more work done when they are not in an office. Two-thirds of managers say employees who work remotely increase their overall productivity.

Setting up your own workspace— The freedom to design your workspace and the privacy and quiet of working from home are not available in the traditional office environment. Working from home allows you to set up and find the perfect workspace. You have the privilege of decorating your workspace with colors and accessories that will suit your professional style and personality. Your home office can serve as a source of inspiration, motivation, and fun. A quieter atmosphere can also be key to enhancing your productivity.

If you haven’t already, join the WAHspace community to land your first or next WAH Job and take full advantage of these benefits!

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How Companies Benefit from the Work at Home Model

Posted By Community Editor, Thursday, June 1, 2017


Remote work is on the rise, and more and more companies are taking advantage of the work at home model.  Nearly four million Americans regularly work from home each day, and this number is expected to grow by 63% over the next five years. With such a large percentage of our workforce taking part in the work at home model, it is important to take a closer look at the benefits for the companies that allow their teams to participate in this growing trend. 

Reduced Costs: There is no denying that working from home will save companies money. Companies employing remote workers have the added benefit of saving money on overhead costs such as office space and supplies. Remote workers also tend to have a higher rate of productivity as compared to those with an in-office position, which keeps the company from losing money due to a lack of production.

Employee Retention: Employees who work at home have a greater work-life-balance, which helps them lead happier, healthier lives. If employees are happy with their work-life-balance, they will not leave a job that they are happy with. Higher retention rates saves companies both time and money, and help to build a loyal employee base.

Talent Selection: The great thing about employing remote workers is the ability choose from a wider talent pool. This opportunity allows companies to get the best person for the position, without geographic barriers. Companies have used a wide variety of tools to stay connected with remote teams and this connectivity allows for teams to be comprised of the best of the best from all around the country, or even the world.

At WAHspace, our WAH Certified Companies have a number of added benefits to save companies money, time, and give them the best candidates for their positions. For more information or to access these benefits, become a WAH Certified Company today!  Individuals interested in working at home are invited to join our community today.

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Working at Home for Parents

Posted By Community Editor, Thursday, May 25, 2017


Earlier in May, we celebrated the contributions that mothers make each day all around the country. In just a few weeks, we will honor the fathers who do the same.  At WAHspace, we know that one of the biggest challenges that comes with parenting is balancing providing for your family with the need for child care that is often associated with parents going to work each day.  For some people, working at home can provide the flexibility that allows parents to adequately fulfill both roles. 

Many parents choose to work from home so that they can enjoy their children’s younger years and not miss out on any important stages in their child’s life. According to a recent survey, over 90% of moms that were interviewed said that the desire for family flexibility is the number one reason they work from home.  This lifestyle can sometimes present challenges that need to be handled on the front end.

Success as a work at home parent requires planning from the start.  It is important that while you are working, you have something for your child to do or someone to watch them. If you do not have someone watch your child while you are working, then it is best to set a realistic work schedule. If your child goes to school, takes a nap at the same time throughout the day, or goes to bed early at night, recognize those windows as opportunities to get work completed. Remember that not every company provides the same kind of flexibility, so always be clear about your availability with your manager or point of contact up front.

A support system can also help ensure that you will be successful in your work at home role.  This can include family members, friends, neighbors, and paid child care providers for the unexpected events that happen in life. We also suggest that you connect with other work at home parents at WAHspace to share tips and strategies for managing the multiple priorities that parents face each day.  For more information or to join the community, visit WAHspace.com.



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WAHspace Premier Membership & Its Benefits

Posted By Community Editor, Thursday, May 18, 2017


As WAHspace continues to grow, we continue to offer a variety of benefits to our all of our members. Regardless of your membership level, at WAHspace you can build out your profile, earn your WAH Certification, purchase a background check, and connect with other members. However, by upgrading your membership to a Premier Member, you have additional exclusive benefits.  

One of the great benefits that come along with the Premier Membership is access to free technical support. If you experience any technical issues while working from home or may have a question that is not easily answered through internet resources, our team is here to help you! Our team can do things such as diagnose and fix computer speed, software errors, internet and email connection issues, viruses, and malware problems.  The WAH Certified companies that we work with like the peace of mind that comes along with knowing that their potential employees has access to this kind of assistance. As a Premier Member with WAHspace, you will know exactly where to find technical support.

WAHspace Premier Members also have the ability to upload their resumes to their profile. This allows potential employers to have the ability to search for different keywords so that they can find just the right types of candidates they may be looking for. Also, as a Premier Member, you will have access to our WAH Certified Company job postings, and your profile will be featured to all of our WAH Certified Companies!  This is a great way to give you extra exposure to employers.

WAHspace is here to support our members and help them achieve work at home success. If you are interested in having exclusive access to our technical support, become a Premier Member now at www.wahspace.com.

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WAHspace Technical Support for Premier Members

Posted By Community Editor, Thursday, May 11, 2017


When working from home, a reliable home computer and internet connection are key components of making sure you are able to work successfully.  Yet most at home workers are not supported by a company IT department.  When your system goes down, it is important that you know exactly where to find technical support. As a WAHspace Premier Member, you receive free technical support services as part of your monthly membership.  Our team can help fix computer speed, software errors, internet and email connection issues, and viruses and malware problems.

With WAHspace technical support, there are no set-up, one-time, or cancellation fees.  Technical support is included as part of your Premier Membership for just $19.95 monthly.  Other companies providing similar services may charge set up fees of over $100 and expensive hourly rates, along with required annual contracts of more than $300.  WAHspace provides this service at no additional cost to our Premier Members. 

Gain peace of mind and take full advantage of the benefits of technical support by joining WAHspace as a Premier Member now!

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Improving Your Work at Home Life Balance

Posted By Community Editor, Thursday, May 4, 2017


When you work from home, it can be challenging to maintain a work-life balance. We’ve put together some tips on how you can improve this balance when working from home.

Have a separate workspace

When you are working from home, make sure you have a separate workplace where it is easy for you to stay focused and get your work done.  It is best to make a desk area in your home designated just for work. This area should be kept well organized as it would be if you were working from an office.

Clock in and out at the same time every day

Typically, those who work from home find themselves to be working longer hours than they would if they were in an office.  This might sound unusual, but sometimes those who work at home experience an inability to ever really be “off the clock” and it is easy to lose the separation between their professional and personal lives. Clocking in and out at the same time every day is important so that you can create some structure to your day. And you don’t need to use an actual time clock – simply setting your work hours and firmly sticking to them can be helpful.

Communicate clearly with your family

Communication is key! What your family may not realize is that although you are working from home, it is still a job that is to be taken seriously and requires just as much attention as an office job. It is important to remind your family of the hours you are working, and that you are unavailable during those hours. Family can often be your biggest distraction, which underscores the need to communicate clearly with them. This is especially important when you are approaching a deadline or have a scheduled conference call.

These tips will help improve your work-life balance when working from home. For more information or to join the community visit www.wahspace.com .

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WAHspace 101

Posted By Community Editor, Thursday, April 27, 2017


Here at WAHspace, we realize that many of you may be visiting our site for the first time, or even breaking out into the work at home (WAH) community for the first time. We’ve created a little go-to guide to help answer any questions you may have to get you started, and help you succeed in all things WAH!

So what is WAHspace anyway?

WAHspace is an online community designed for individuals seeking to work from home to connect, learn and earn! With WAHspace, you can connect with other work at home individuals like yourself, take assessments through WAH University to demonstrate your skills, and find legitimate work at home opportunities.

Will you find me a job?

We are not a staffing agency, but rather a platform that connects work at home individuals with companies that provide legitimate work at home opportunities.

Do I have to pay?

Our Basic membership is free of charge, and give you access to all of the basic job posts and access to our WAH University. Our Premier membership is $19.95/month and there are many benefits to the Premier membership. Assessments in WAH University and the background check have a fee, and are credentials that you can add to your resume and professional profile. 

How do I join WAHspace?

To join our community, click here and select your desired membership level to register.

What is a WAH Certification and WAH University?

WAH University is our online learning management system designed to demonstrate to potential employers that you possess the desired skills for their position. Our WAH Certification is a basic skills and personality test that demonstrates your fit for working at home. Earning this credential will help you stand out to potential employers.

Do you have any other great tips?

If you haven’t already, join the WAHspace community, get connected, and stay tuned to our blog for more great tips on how to land your next (or first) WAH job!


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