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Business Plans: How To Work At Home

Getting stuck in a job where you feel meaningless or useless can be the pits. It’s even worse, if the job is nothing like the dream job you have often longed for. However, with simple steps you can learn to work at home, and once and for all pursue the career of your dreams.

Where To Start

First of all, you need to sit down and write out  a business plan. It should have detailed steps of how to achieve your ultimate goal. This way you will have something to keep you focused, and working on continually. Seeing it on paper will make it seem like the real deal, so you will start taking it seriously.

Next, learn to set weekly goals for yourself. Each goal should take you one step closer to achieving your ultimate goal of having your own work at home business. Goals will also keep you motivated and on track as well, and they can also coincide with your business plan, making it even more successful.

The Next Steps

The next area that you will want to work on is actually fine tuning your line of work. You will want to build a stunning portfolio, that will document your work. This will give your future customers a good introduction to what you are capable of doing. Plus it is a good way to sell yourself in your field as well.

work at homeNow, you may feel uncertain about how to go about your portfolio. A good place to start is by offering to do projects for your family or a few close friends. That way you can start with projects of people you know, and in turn that will help you out. If they like your work they will be more than happy to tell others about your business as well.

In Closing

Now, once you have a good portfolio, and business plan, you will be set to get off on the right foot. Start advertising your business to others, and you will begin to see the profit of your hard work. You will finally be enjoying your dream career.

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5 Medical Billing Myths

If you’re looking for a easy home based business to start then a medical billing career may be exactly what you’ve been looking for.  It has ample room for growth and can pay very well if you’re willing to work hard in order to reap the rewards.  I hear rumors floating around all the time about medical billers that simply are not true.

Here are the top five medical billing myths:

Myth #1 – “I won’t have to pay for medical billing software.  I’ve heard there are free versions online.”

Most of the things worthwhile aren’t free and billing software is no different.  If you do manage to find a free version online it will not have all of the features you’ll need to be successful.  One of the major considerations for choosing a billing software is whether its HIPPA compliant.  If it’s not then it not worth your time even if its free.

Myth #2 – “All medical billing training schools are equal so all I need to do is pick one.”

Honestly, you don’t need to have a certification to start a medical billing company.  If you possess on the job training and thoroughly know the medical rules and guidelines you can start a business today.  If not, then make sure the institution providing the training is accredited.

Myth #3 – “Starting home based medical billing business is simple”

If you know little about marketing a business then you will starve regardless of how much you know about your field.  You have to know how to market your services before you can be successful and this requires many long hours of work and dedication.  A simple goal in the beginning is to get your first doctor.

Myth #4 – “I’ve heard I can make at least $50,000 my first year in business.”

Medical billing and coding can be a lucrative profession as there is no limit on how many doctors you can service if you have the staff.  However, it will take some time to build trust and credibility as a complete newbee.  There are also upfront costs in hardware and software that will need to be recovered before you show a profit.  Be patient, provide excellent service and over time you will see your income steadily increase.

Myth #5– “Medical billing and medical coding are one in the same.”

These two skill sets are like brother and sister, although related that are not the same.  Most students that I have trained learned how to do both and I’d suggest you do too.  Having both skills makes you more marketable.

As long as you have realistic expectations about the field of medical coding and billing you’ll do just fine.  Don’t buy into all the hype and I promise you’ll have an exciting and lucrative career

Answering Job Interview Questions

Few things can make people quite as nervous as looking for a new job and answering job interview questions. How bad the interview is depends a lot on the interviewer and his or her style. You need to keep in mind that very few people who give job interviews are actually skilled at it. Some have a very distinct style and know exactly what they’re after. Those people are few and far between, however.

Most people giving job interviews are doing it simply because someone has to and they are the ones with the least pressing schedules. Few people enjoy giving interviews and dread them just as much as people who have to go to the interviews. Do your interviewer a favor and make a good impression by answering job interview questions like a pro.
The first thing to do is be prepared for surprise questions. There’s a question everyone hates to get which is, “why should I hire you?” Really think about how you’ll answer that question and practice it. There’s no harm in rehearsing as if someone just asked you. You can do it on your own or have a friend help you so they can give you feedback about how confident you sounded answering the question.

Be prepared for questions from some interviewers that are designed to stump you. Think about how you’ll answer questions about what your best and worst qualities are. You may be asked what you disliked about your previous job so come up with something that’s reasonable but doesn’t give the impression that you’re downing or knocking your former employer. If you’re asked why you should be chosen over someone else with perhaps more qualifications, rehearse what she’ll say so you don’t look at the interviewer with wide eyes. The more confident you appear and the more rehearsed you are answering job interview questions, the better impression you’ll make.