Posted by Wendy on July 28, 1999 at 14:04:43:
I started my home-based typing service a year and a half ago. My "company" would have been a complete failure, if I hadn't answered an ad for a data-entry clerk. Luckily, the employer was impressed by the fact that I was "self-employed", and that I already had all of the equipment in my home office to do the tasks he needed done (he was planning to set-up an office in a house he owned and rented out. So, by hiring me, he saved money on office equipment, utilities, and was able to rent out the apartment!).
I've answered other ads, because although I am working steadily, it's important to me to expand my client base (as my current client may find that he no longer needs my services in the future, and without him, I don't have a business). When I answer the other ads, I find overwhelmingly that employers are not willing to hire home-workers, even though I can show them that I have all of the equipment and more than adequate training to complete EVERY task they need done.
Why are employers so reluctant to hire home workers? Has anyone had a similar experience? What do you do to increase your client base?
Thanks in advance for all of your help.
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