One site definitely worth visiting to find out more about the potential of telecommuting is Telecommuting Jobs (http://www.tjobs.com/). Just some examples of the many different job categories requiring skilled applicants include artists, game developers, freelance writers, illustrators, photographers, software engineers, researchers, and remotely located technical support personnel.
The site's 'Teletools' section contains details about everything required to connect online workers with their employers. The links available include ones pointing to the best books written about telecommuting, communications software and different hardware alternatives. There's even a 'Free Trials' link where it's possible to try out Symantec's pcTelecommute. This is a software package that's been designed for telecommuters and can be used to create status reports, screen calls, send and receive faxes, synchronise files on a notebook and office computer, and run programs remotely, as well as track files, phone calls, and faxes.
This Feature appeared in the April, 2000 issue of PC & Tech Authority Magazine