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June 22, 2017

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Men to Women: Shhhhhh

When Arianna Huffington pointed to the benefits of women serving on boards of directors, her male colleague snapped back, saying women talk too much.

That off-the-cuff comment cost David Bonderman his cushy gig: he resigned from the Uber board as the company claims that it’s determined to clean up its culture.


The same day, a male congressional colleague interrupted California Senator Kamala Harris — triggering women to express their outrage on social-media.

To most women, stuff like this is routine: we live in a society that expects women to take back seat or just shut up when it comes to important issues.

Whatever became of the saying, “I am woman. Hear me roar?”

Summer Side Hustle

Summer is right around the corner. The temperatures are rising and so are your expenses due to the costs of entertaining kids and summer vacations.

There are many ways to earn extra money to combat the heat your purse strings are feeling. Such as babysitting, running errands for others or becoming a rideshare driver. However, there is an easier way to cross “earn extra income” off your to-do list and you don’t even have to leave your home.  

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Summer Jobs

Looking to earn extra cash this summer? A number of web-based service businesses might be the right fit, starting with Uber Eats and Postmates.

Under UberEats affiliate program you can make money signing up businesses and drivers to participate. To become an UberEats driver, now in 10 large cities, you must be at least 19 years old and a licensed driver for at least a year; have insurance and proof of vehicle registration; and be able to lift at least 30 pounds. You are paid on mileage and time, Uber takes a 25% cut.

With Postmates,  drivers walk, drive, scoot and bike; work anytime they want and earn up to $25 an hour plus tips. 

If pets appeal to you, both Rover  and Wag  have openings that can make you upwards of $1,000 a month.

If pets aren’t your thing UrbanSitter matches you with parents who need babysitters and nannies. Top sitter earn upwards of $1,000 a week.

Tradesy and Poshmark  are two alternatives to eBay, specializing in gently used clothing.

 

How to Spot a Bad Boss

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Harvard and Stanford researchers have found that the stress bad bosses cause can be as damaging as second hand smoke and that they can also make you sad, lazy and fat. Red flag No. 1 — do they lack basic respect and manners — is an obvious sign of a bad bops but there are five others, according to this piece in Fast Company. 

 

Yellen: Make It Easier For Women To Work

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Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen says that obstacles to women’s participation in the work force damage productivity in the United States and she thinks its time for us do something about it. The New York Times reports that in a speech at Brown University, Yellen noted that women transitioning from the home to the workplace after World War II was a “major factor in America’s prosperity.” But that progress stalled in recent decades, she said, leaving women less likely than men to hold paying jobs. Expanding the availability of paid leave, affordable childcare and flexible work schedules, Yellen said, could help to lift the American economy from a long stretch of slow growth.

The Arise Platform – Not All Work-From-Home Opportunities are Created Equal

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If it wasn’t already apparent, one only needs to read recent headlines to understand just how much the demand for work-from-home opportunities has increased. Case in point: Amazon recently announced the addition of 5,000 part-time, work-from-home customer service jobs.

In addition, workforce expectations are changing, and those changes are fueling home-based business growth. In a recent study by Fidelity Investments, 58% of Millennials and 53% of Gen-Xers indicated they value improved quality of work-life balance as more important than financial benefits.

However, it is extremely important to make the distinction that the majority of these work from home opportunities are still jobs – with all the limitations that the word implies. These, mostly part-time, jobs still require you to report to a supervisor, to adhere to a set schedule and do not provide the true flexibility and freedom that come from owning your own home-based business and being your own boss.

Arise provides a unique opportunity for entrepreneurial individuals to launch their own virtual call centers and be their own boss without a huge investment in equipment. The Arise Platform has been connecting a network of virtual call centers capable of providing customer service, sales and technical support to impressive brand name clients opportunities since 1994.

When you’re the boss, you get to set your own hours, select the client projects that match your skills and earnings expectations, hire agents and grow your business and work from any location. You control your earning potential based on how large you grow your business, the frequency you work and the results your company produces.

To choose what you do, when you work, and for how long – that is the only way to truly achieve work life balance. For more information on how one can use the Arise Platform to launch their home-based business and get started, click here!

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