How Many People Telecommute?
Estimates suggest that over 50 million U.S. workers (about 40% of the working population) could work from home at least part of the time yet in 2008, only 2.5 million employees (not including the self-employed) considered home their primary place of business
Telecommuting offers benefits to communities, employers, and employees.
For communities, telecommuting can offer fuller employment (by increasing the employ-ability of proximal or circumstantially marginalized groups, such as work at home parents and caregivers, the disabled, retirees, and people living in remote areas), reduces and traffic accidents, relieves the strain on transportation infrastructures, reduces saves fuel, reduces energy use, improves disaster preparedness, and reduces terrorism targets.
For companies, telecommuting expands the talent pool, reduces the spread of illness, reduces costs, increases productivity, reduces their carbon footprint and energy usage, offers an inexpensive method of complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), reduces turnover and absenteeism, improves employee morale, offers a continuity of operations strategy, improves their ability to handle business across multiple timezones, and hastens their cultural adaptability. Full-time telework can save companies approximately $20,000 per employee.
For individuals, telecommuting, or more specifically, work from home arrangements, improves work-life balance, frees up the equivalent of 15 to 25 workdays a year—time they would have otherwise spent commuting, and saves between $4,000 and $21,000 per year in travel and work-related costs (not including daycare). When gas prices average $3.00 per gallon, the average full-time employee who commutes 5 days per week spends $138.80 per month on gasoline. If 53% of white-collar employees could telework 2 days a week, they could collectively save 9.7 billion gallons of gas and $38.2 billion a year.
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By far the biggest and busiest database with over 60,000 articles and 10,000 authors and they seem to be adding at least 1000 articles a day so it is a huge resource and easy to use. Authors and Publishers use the service for free.
Very colourful with lots of pictures of authors. They charge a small monthly fee to access the database with free access to this months articles, and they charge for better positioning as an author. Strong Christian emphasis means they have a pretty strict no sex policy. Helpfully shows how many times your article has been viewed
Nice clear and easy to follow site with quick response on approving articles. They provide the first 100 words with each article title which helps in understanding what it’s about but slows down the searching process. Another site that shows how many times your articles have been viewed
Rapidly growing site, also promotes a new article submission software package which I need to check out before I use. Mass submission software can work against you rather than for you. Only allows 500 characters for your resource box – so really makes you focus especially if you are using Html.
Another attractive site easy to use with quick approval time and seems to have a relatively large database. This site does not allow html formatting in the body of the article other than outgoing links – which should not be self serving.
Looks a good site with nearly 700 authors, however they currently have over 1000 articles in the pipeline and tell me they are approving about 10 a day. Essentially there is a 4-5 month wait. Worth submitting because they have good content, but don’t hold your breath waiting for results.
A very new directory with only a handful of authors and under 200 articles. There are lots of new ones forming but I like the look and feel of this one – and there is the advantage of not so much competition to balance against the lack of visitors.
This is probably an indication of things to come – a much more specialized directory focusing on Business Marketing and Coaching – where the others cover everything – Seems to carry more specialised articles as a result of that.
Although it is an attractive and professional site with very high quality articles, I found this one a bit hard work to submit initially. They are currently limiting authors to a maximum of 2 articles per week, and do not allow any html, including live links in articles. They also have a paid membership level.
Another relatively new site and one I have not yet used because they do not currently have publishers guidelines on the site. If you submit here you must add your copywrite at the bottom and a statement that the article cannot be published without full authors details.
Interesting site - minimalist in terms of text but very contemproary in design. They also have a database of articles though its not clear of they are offering them to publishers for reprint. However I am using it because it still get you on the web and improves search engine placement.
Professional looking site that also has an ezine and ebook directory. Articles must be of a marketing and business theme for this specialised directory. I am still awaiting approval. They restrict authors to 2 articles per month say they only select a few so we will see. I also can't see how to access the directory - which suggests that it's a new features and only the September articles are currently available.
This is a very good example of the way things are changing with article directories. Leadership-Tools is very focused on leadership so there is no point in submitting an article that does not fit the sites profile. However you may find that you can slightly tweek an article to fit.
Part of the Email Universe group which includes EzineArticles and a huge free listing site for ezines. All listings a re approved which takes a few days, but its also a good resource for link exchanges and finding publishers for your articles.
This site has both a free listing and paid listing option and tries hard to sell the paid one. The free listing is limited to 6 months and there appear to be some good features if you do upgrade to the paid membership especially the ability to cycle your ezine back to the top or search lists each month.
Big and very busy site and I had to look hard for the ezine submission link - It was right in the centre at the top but the writing is small and I missed it. If you click on "Subscribe-me Ezine directory" you get a huge list of directories I am now working my way through.
This ezine directory looks good but they require a reciprocal as a precondition for accepting your listing and refer subscribers to that listings page. You need make sure that your listings page provides a newsletter sign up form. I have linked the code into the description to avoid confusion with other directories.
Good site which also provides plenty of free resources and tips to help get an ezine up and running. They require the reciprocal link shown below on your site which unfortunately does not open into a new window which I prefer.
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Good clear site graphically - one of the best for navigation and submission very easy to find your way around. They are also well stocked with free eBooks and articles on ezine publishing and writing.
over 3000 ezines listed in this directory so lots of competition, but it is easy to use and that probably means lots of visitors. Takes a fews day for approval but I spotted a number of well known ezines listed which indicates a listing your should make.
Interesting site - minimalist in terms of text but very contemproary in design - the easiest of all to submit to and has an different look and feel to most others, starting with its name. They also have a database of articles though its not clear of they are offering them to publishers for reprint.
Comprehensive directory of eBooks, ezines and articles . The ezine directory is easy to submit to - with an optional paid upgrade to improve positioning in the directory and the verification email suggests the listing can take 8 weeks to be confirmed if you do not pay.
Yes - a directory of directories - and a last count there were 101 directories of ezines listed. I have not got very far but I will work my way through whilst also having a look at some services that promose to submit to them all.
Social News Websites
Reddit <http://reddit.com>: Popular social news website with a large user base. Covers a wide range of news. Includes several topical sections called subreddits, which focus on specific topics like programming, science, politics and business.
Digg <http://digg.com/>: The largest and most popular social news website on the internet. Covers all topics including politics, entertainment, technology and general news. Includes a separate video and image section.
Propeller <http://www.propeller.com/>: A social news site that covers all topics from technology to politics and entertainment. Operates in a similar fashion to Digg.
Fark <http://fark.com>: A community news site which allows users to comment on news articles. User submitted links will be posted on the main page once they are approved by the administrators.
Slashdot <http://slashdot.org/>: Primarily a tech news site, Slashdot also covers topics like books, games, politics and entertainment. Users can submit stories and they may be published after editors approve it. A popular site that can send a large amount of traffic.
Metafilter <http://www.metafilter.com/>: A community weblog which allows users to share links and discuss interesting websites/topics. Moderation is done through editors as well as peer pressure in order to prevent gaming.
I am bored <http://www.i-am-bored.com/>: Covers general topics with a strong focus on weird and offbeat news. You can submit a link which may be posted after the editors approve it.
Mixx <http://www.mixx.com/>: A general social news sites which has a category for all types of news. Topics covered include business, entertainment, sports, health and tech. Includes the ability to create groups to share news with other users.
Shoutwire <http://www.shoutwire.com/>: General news site that is well populated with a loyal group of users. Topics covered include technology, politics, entertainment, lifestyle and sports.
Newsvine <http://www.newsvine.com/>: A website consisting of community-driven news stories and opinions. Users have their own blogs and can write articles, save links to external content and vote/comment on other user stories.
IndianPad <http://www.indianpad.com/>: A general social news site that with a large indian userbase. Topics covered include entertainment, sports, videos and tamil news.
Linkfilter <http://linkfilter.net/>: Covers all sorts of news. All links are posted and moderated by users. Links can be ranked on several levels: clicks, votes, age, or a combination of all three called points.
NewsCloud <http://newscloud.com>: A general social site with a focus on news in all topics. Similar to Newsvine, each user has their own blogs and can publish content to be voted up by other users.
Hugg <http://hugg.com/>: Hugg is a social news site with a strong focus on environmental issues. Also includes other categories like politics, science, fashion and technology.
Plime <http://www.plime.com/>: A general news site which features a wide variety of topics ranging from religion and sports to technology or business. Odd news performs best in this community.
C2NN <http://www.care2.com/news/>: An active social news site with a variety of topics including environment issues, business, politics, animals and offbeat. Similar to Hugg in focus but much more populated and active.
Kirsty <http://www.kirtsy.com/>: A general news site with a focus on fashion, entertainment and design on top of other topics like technology and food. Has a strong female user base.
Nowpublic <http://www.nowpublic.com/>: A participatory news network which focuses on citizen journalism. Each user has their own individual profile blog/page and can upload videos, images and news stories.
Stirrdup <http://stirrdup.com/>: General social news site with four broad categories: politics, technology, news and entertainment.
Searchles <http://searchles.com/>: A hybrid social news sites which covers all topics. Includes a video section and offers personalized filtering features and the option of joining groups made up of other users with similar interests.
Linkinn <http://www.linkinn.com/>: A social news site that specializes in pictures and video. Covers a broad range of topics, particular offbeat and weird content.
Earthfrisk <http://earthfrisk.com/>: Covers topics like humor, politics, entertainment and business. Combines a social network and group features with digg-style news voting.
Truemors <http://truemors.com/>: A social rumor news site which focuses on the publication of “true rumors that are relevant, informative, and interesting.” Users can post links anonymously via text, voicemail, web or email. Editors moderate content.
StumbleUpon <http://www.stumbleupon.com/>: A social network and browser toolbar which allows users to channel surf the internet. Technically not 100% a social news site, although users can submit webpages to be rated by other users. Here is a guide to StumbleUpon <http://www.doshdosh.com/a-comprehensive-guide-to-stumbleupon-how-to-build-massive-traffic-to-your-website-and-monetize-it/>.
Linkswarm <http://linkswarm.com>: Covers a wide range of topics from celebrity gossip to funny media, science and politics. Focuses on pop culture and bizarre news as well.
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Here are social websites which focus on a specific niche. For best results, only submit to them when your site falls within the same niche or covers the same topics. Or else you’re likely to be marked as spam.
Sphinn <http://sphinn.com/>: Sphinn is a social site for search and interactive marketers. It’s designed to allow you to share and discover news stories, read and take part in discussions, discover events of interest and network with others.
Dzone <http://www.dzone.com/links/>: DZone is a free link-sharing community for developers. Other topics commonly featured include web design and programming.
Tweako <http://tweako.com/>: A user-powered site and social network with a focus on guides and tutorials in all categories like computing, technology, and the Internet.
Autospies <http://www.autospies.com/>: A social site that focuses on automotive news, car reviews, auto show photos and videos.
Design Float <http://www.designfloat.com/>: A social news site for design-related content. Topics covered include business, freelancing, advertising, digital art and branding.
Ball Hype <http://ballhype.com/>: A site that aggregates content from thousands of sports blogs. Users can submit stories and votes will determine if they make it to home page.
YCombinator Hacker News <http://news.ycombinator.com/news>: A news site that focuses on technology, startups, business and entrepreneurship.
SWiK <http://swik.net/>: A community driven resource for people who use open source software.
Buzzflash <http://www.buzzflash.net/>: A user driven progressive political news website that allows you to submit political stories.
DNHour <http://www.dnhour.com/>: DNHour.com is a user-powered news portal built specially for the domain name industry. Most members are generally from the domain name industry, which includes domain name owners, companies or professionals.
PlugIM <http://www.plugim.com/>: PlugIM is a user driven internet marketing community. Topics covered include search engine optimization, products, business and marketing.
Showhype <http://showhype.com/>: Operates in a similar way to Ballhype. Stories come from two sources — users and aggregated content. Users can also submit a link to a story that they’ve found or write their own article on ShowHype.
Small Business Brief <http://www.smallbusinessbrief.com/index.php>: A niche social site which focuses on small business news. Topics covered include marketing and sales, website development, management and entrepreneurship.
Hypediss <http://www.hypediss.com/>: Social news site with a focus on design, fashion, urban culture and art.
Chictini <http://chictini.com/>: Product-oriented social site which a focus on new trends and styles. It’s possible to submit news stories although most of the submissions feature products from online retailers.
DotNetKicks <http://www.dotnetkicks.com/>: DotNetKicks.com is a community based news site that focuses on topics like NET development techniques, technologies and tools including ASP.NET, C#, VB.NET, C++ and Visual Studio.
Lipstick <http://lipstick.com/>: Reddit-style social news site for celebrity gossip.
Hubspot <http://links.hubspot.com/>: Social news site for marketers, entrepreneurs and business professionals.
Winelifetoday <http://www.winelifetoday.com/>: A niche social site for wine lovers. Topics covered included news and opinion articles to do with wine.
iliketotallyloveit.com <http://www.iliketotallyloveit.com/>: Allows users to publish and share products with the broader public which they find cool, innovative, exceptionally beautiful, or just weird. Included with every item is a link to an online shop where it can be purchased.
Wordsy <http://wordsy.com/>: A niche social news site for people who love reading and books. Topics covered include small presses, fiction writing, authors, book awards and poetry. (Note: Wordsy has suspended its site since Dec 2008)
Value Investing News <http://www.valueinvestingnews.com/>: A niche social news site that covers stocks and investment news. A small but active community.
Teenwag <http://teenwag.com/>: Focus on celebrity gossip. A hybrid social network with digg-style voting. Users can submit links to be voted up by other users.
Muti <http://muti.co.za/>: Muti is a social bookmarking site inspired by reddit and Digg but dedicated to content of interest to Africans or those interested in Africa.
Tip’d <http://tipd.com/>: A social media site for finance, investing, and business topics. Tip’d users vote on stories they like by clicking the ‘Tip it’ button that appears next to each story, and then can comment by pressing the ‘Discuss’ link below the story.
After College -- a job and internship site for college students and recent college grads.
Best Jobs in the USA Today -- a comprehensive job resource site that includes jobs databases, corporate profiles, resume posting, and a career resources store.
BilingualCareer.com -- where bilingual job-seekers (English and at least one other language) can search job listings.
CareerBuilder -- claims to have the largest assortment of job listings on the Net -- a combination of help wanted ads of the nation's leading newspapers and job listings from the Web sites of leading employers.
Careercast -- a cool job portal offering job-seekers opportunities from all U.S. and Canadian newspaper, magazine, niche and TV station Websites powered by Adicio Inc., a developer of Web-based classified advertising solutions.
Careerjournal.com -- a fantastic resource that not only allows job-seekers to search for job opportunities.
CareerPark.com -- where job-seekers can search or browse job postings, as well as post your resume.
CareerSurf.com -- where job-seekers from a wide variety of industries across the U.S. and Canada can search for jobs and post your resume.
College Recruiter -- Jobs for college students, grads and recent graduates.
Dice.com -- a great job site for technology professionals.
EmploymentGuide.com -- a great resource for job-seekers, where you can search for jobs, post your resume, and find career advice.
Employment911.com -- a "one-stop" job site, where job-seekers can search more than 350 major job sites with more than 3 million job openings and create an online resume that is posted to thousands of employers.
FreshJobs.com -- where all job postings are no older than one week.
GOJobs.com -- a general job board where job-seekers can search job postings by keyword or browse by state or job function.
Indeed.com -- a meta-search job site that pulls job postings from more than 500 places, including the major job boards, the top 200 newspapers, hundreds of professional associations, and company career centers.
The Job Box -- where high school and college (and any other) job-seekers seeking seasonal, part-time, hourly, or entry-level job opportunities can search for jobs (or internships) by keyword, job category, and location.
Jobcentral -- a national employment network formed by an alliance between two nonprofit associations to provide job seekers in all industries and occupations, entry-level to chief executive officer, employment and career opportunities nationwide.
Job Search Shortcuts-- a great job-search site that provides links directly to more than 20,000 company career centers job listing Web pages in 41 metropolitan areas nationwide. Jobs are categorized both by city within each metro area as well as alphabetically -- and links send job-seekers directly to the employer. No cost to job-seekers.
JobShouts! -- a job search engine integrated with social media, helping to create connections and deliver better matching results for job seekers, which delivers real-time job postings and automated one click searching across multiple social networks simultaneously. No cost to job-seekers.
JobSimply -- a job site offering job listings that include part time jobs and hourly jobs in retail jobs, hospitality jobs, restaurant jobs, teen jobs, part-time jobs, seasonal jobs, cruise ship jobs and summer jobs.
Juju -- an interesting resource -- one of the best, where job-seekers can search 15 different job sites (including CareerCity, CareerMosaic, HeadHunter.net, JobOptions, NationJob, and others) using keywords that describe your preferred job, as well as a preferred location. Free.
Monster.com -- one of the oldest job sites on the Web, with several hundred thousand jobs worldwide.
NationJob Network -- an online job search service with thousands of current job listings and company profiles. Includes an email service that send you jobs that match your qualifications and interests.
Prohire.com -- one of the largest free job sites on the Web, listing more than 150,000 job openings worldwide (including the U.S.).
TopUSAJobs.com -- a job site that lists the top jobs from numerous "niche" industry and geographic-specific job boards. Job-seekers can search for job listings (by category, location, job title, and job detail keywords), or go directly to the individual job boards. Free to job-seekers.
TwitterJobSearch.com -- a job search engine for Twitter, where job-seekers enter search keyword(s) and receive immediate results of tweets for job openings. No cost to job-seekers.
USAJOBS -- a one-stop source for job-seekers seeking information about jobs and employment with the United States Federal Government. Job-seekers can search for jobs (by keyword, location, and occupation), post your resume, and register for a job-matching email service.
VetJobs.com -- a great site for veterans and transitioning military personnel and their family members. Job openings for all levels and types of jobs.