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People who work at home enjoy a lot of benefits from being able to set their own schedule and develop their own system. However, at times, the isolation of working at home can prove difficult. For some, it's the social issue and needing to be around other people. For others, it's a need for guidance. Why spin wheels when someone else has had the same experience and may be able to help.
Here are a few ideas for getting connected:
- Professional organizations. Are you a writer? There are a number of great writing organizations such as Romance Writers of America and American Christian Fiction Writers. Do you sell Avon, Amway, Arbonne, or some other direct marketing product? Plug in to the professional sales meetings put on by your group.
- Local Chamber of Commerce. The West Chamber, serving Jefferson County, not only has a number of resources, but organizes social and networking events to connect local business owners. Check out your local chamber.
- The Internet. There are a number of great blogs, websites, discussion groups, and other places to connect with others who work at home. Here are a couple of places to get started: Cheaper by the Half Dozen is a fun blog by Marybeth Whalen, author of Learning to Live Financially Free. Christian Work at Home Moms has a great website with a helpful blog as well as newsletters and ways to connect with other work at home parents. Also, check out another Denver Examiner, Trisha McCombs, whose top ten lists lighten the load of people working at home.