This Website Will Be Ending Soon!

Congratulations to us and to you! We won this battle!

When we first posted this website and founded The American Telecommuting Association, telecommuting was a relatively rare phenomenon, with owners and managers very reluctant to pay an employee who didn't show up on a regular basis. How could they know s/he was actually working?

Today, telecommuting is as common as water, and just like fish don't really pay much attention to the water in which they swim, today's employers and employees don't really pay much attention to what we used to promote so strenuously as "telecommuting." In fact, a great many employers now make a big thing of allowing their employees to work remotely.

So while the ATA once had countless members and fought countless battles on many fronts and at many levels, today there's far less for us to do. What's more, momentum is on our side. We suspect that within a few years, the notion of "telecommuting" will be as well-accepted and commonplace as the notion of women running companies and internet-enabled commerce (if it isn't already).

So the next move is obvious: We're declaring victory and moving on.

Many thanks for all your support during the most difficult years, and congratulations again for your success in winning this important fight.

Make Your Working Life Better...

Try Telecommuting!

The American Telecommuting Association 

Washington, D.C.




Millions of people in the United States and around the world have discovered the power, the pleasure, and the productivity improvement that comes with Telecommuting to work. This is your invitation to join us and help to share these benefits with others.

A simple $10 donation gives you proud membership in the American Telecommuting Association, and gives us the power to continue distributing information and know-how about telecommuting to the thousands of people who inquire every month. If you are an employer, we ask for $10 per year per telecommuter (remember that telecommuting need not be a five-day-a-week proposition; many telecommuters work out of the office only a few days per month). If you're enjoying the benefits of telecommuting, or if you'd like to, won't you please make a donation to help the ATA continue its mission of enlightenment and empowerment?


It's Brand New!
Please visit our new social networking community site:
Current Contest: Click above and tell us your strangest and/or wildest telecommuting experience! (We will never divulge contestants' or members' names or identities.)


 As we have done every year since 1993, the American Telecommuting Association is declaring "Telecommuter Appreciation Week". In 2020, "Telecommuter Appreciation Week" falls on the period from March 1 through March 7 (in homage to Alexander Graham Bell, whose birthday is March 3rd).

Click here to ask for more information about this great chance to celebrate and share the benefits of telecommuting!


Click here to "opt in" to our moderated e-mail discussion list. Your name, address, and other information will be kept strictly private, and will never be shared, sold, traded, or made available in any way to anyone else. If you like what you see on this site, please give our URL to a friend.

"We Are Not Alone, We're Telecommuters!"

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Show Your Telecommuting Colors!

Visit Our Online Store Today (and Share It With Your Friends)!

Click Here To Visit Our New Online Store

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Support your ATA for free!


The economy is making life difficult for both profit-making and nonprofit organizations, and the ATA is suffering right along with everyone else. Your donations are, of course, very much appreciated, and yet there's another -- even easier -- way for you to help the ATA at no cost to you: If you shop at, or other online vendors, you can use the link from our affiliates page to go there and do your buying. When you jump to Amazon or any of the other vendors who support the ATA, you pay the same low prices as always, and yet the ATA receives a small percentage of every dollar you spend (it's a reward from the vendor for sending you there). So please, make a resolution to do your online shopping by starting at, and we'll benefit without costing you a penny. (Remember: if you bookmark the vendor's website itself, we won’t get the commission. For us to benefit, you must start from, then link to the vendor's page to do your shopping!) Bookmarking this page, or our affiliates page, right now will take you only a few seconds, but it will enable you to help us for many years to come. Please: start doing your online shopping via the link from It costs you nothing, and it helps us a lot. Click on our affiliates page to find bargains, discounts, and special offers from companies that share their revenue with the ATA. Every dollar you spend through this link will help us continue our work of spreading the good news about telecommuting. Please visit now, and please come back often. Thanks.

Click Here To Visit Our New Affiiliates Page

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Here's a new "get acquainted" offer from the American Telecommuting Association! Send for our special "Instant Telecommuter Information Pak" and you'll receive:

    1. A copy of the ATA's official Sample Company Policy On Telecommuting;
    2. A "how to" guide for approaching your boss with the idea;
    3. A "how to" guide for starting to telecommute successfully; and
    4. A recent issue of our newsetter: Tele-News.

You get all this (a $20 value) for only $10.

This is not a membership in the ATA, but it's a great way to obtain some immediately useful information, and to test the waters of telecommuting. Once you see how easy and advantageous this new way of working can be for you, we're sure you'll want to join!

To order your "Instant Telecommuter Information Pak" from the ATA....



(1-800-ATA-4-YOU), or


us at, or


your check in the amount of $10 to the ATA, at the address above.

Be sure to ASK for the "Instant Telecommuter Information Pak", and
GIVE us your name, mailing address, and phone number. )

( For our free publication -- "How Can I Start Telecommuting?", call 1-800-ATA-4-YOU , or e-mail your name, mailing address, telephone number, and how you learned about the ATA to Once we learn you're interested, you'll receive your free copy of "How Can I Start Telecommuting?". )

The American Telecommuting Association is dedicated to helping its members make the most of their jobs, their careers, and their personal lives. By providing access to relevant information, training, special opportunities, and more, the ATA is one of the best sources of information on telecommuting anywhere. And we want you to join us in this great new trend, NOW.

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The ATA is conducting a new survey of telecommuters. If you are a telecommuter, or if you employ telecommuters, and you would like to participate, please contact us at this email address. Thank you.

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Please Support Your ATA:

To Join The ATA

( A Membership Application Form To Print And Send In )

Or Click On The Button Below To Join Right Now!

Click Here To Visit Our Online Store

( Get Cool, Useful Stuff and Support the ATA - Good For Gifts, Too )

A Telecommuter's Christmas Carol

( A Tale For All Seasons )

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Please Learn About Telecommuting:

What's So Good About Telecommuting?

( A Quick Primer To Familiarize Yourself With The Basics On The Topic, Click Here To Read About The Benefits, Or To Tell Us Your Stories. )

Old Thinking Vs. New Thinking

( Where Will Your Organization Come Out In History's Great Filtering Process? )

Tele-News' Brief Table Of Contents

( Past Issues Of The ATA's Newsletter )

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Please Study and Practice Effective Telecommuting:

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The American Telecommuting Association's "Best Practices" Report

( The ATA is Undertaking A Major Study of Telecommuting Best Practices. Why Not Join In, and/or Sign  Up To Receive The Report When It's Ready? )

The American Telecommuting Association's Telecommuting Affinity Index

( $2.50 each; A Quick and Objective Way To Tell How Suitable You -- Or Anyone -- Might Be To Work Successfully As A Telecommuter )

The American Telecommuting Association's Work Suitability Index

( $2.50 each; A Quick and Objective Way To Help Determine How Well Suited Particular Work Is To Successful Telecommuting )

The American Telecommuting Association's Instant Telecommuting Information Pak

( $10.00 each; An Inexpensive Way To Get Started With Telecommuting )

The American Telecommuting Association's "Effectiveness-Building Forms"

( $12.50 each package; Specialized Forms That Help You -- Or Anyone -- Work More Effectively While Away From The Main Office )

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Training From The American Telecommuting Association

( Get The Most From Telecommuting With A Fast, Simple Training Program -- Customized To Meet Your Needs )

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What Employers Should Know About Telecommuter Ergonomics

( Here's a vital new report that will help management reduce exposure of the organization's telecommuters to ergonomic hazards that can develop so easily in workspaces located away from the central office. )

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The ATA is conducting a new survey of telecommuters. If you are a telecommuter, or if you employ telecommuters, and you would like to participate, please contact us at this email address. Thank you.

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More To Learn About Telecommuting:

ATA Telecommuter's Work-Analysis Project

( Please Help Us Analyze The Work That Telecommuters Do )

The American Telecommuting Association "Consortium"

( Here's A Way For Vendors Selling Into The Telecommuting Market To Help The ATA Make The Market Grow )

 U.S. Census Bureau: Americans Spend More Than 100 Hours Commuting To Work

( Documentation About The Time, Money, and Other Resources Wasted in Physical Commuting )

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These Links May Help You:

Global Response

Join the team of U.S.-based agents who handle inbound calls, chat, and email with the highest levels of care and professionalism.

Telecommuting Job List

(The postings on this site result from a multi-city (all) search of jobs posted on Craig's List with the "Telecommute" option checked.)

Gil Gordon Associates

( Telecommuting and Telework Sources, Information About Implementation, News About New Products, Conferences, Newsletters, and Much More. )

The Commons

( Worldwide Discussion / Resource Site for Alternative Ways Of Working )

InnoVisions Canada

( One of Canada's Premier Teleworking Consulting Organizations )

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The ATA is conducting a new survey of telecommuters. If you are a telecommuter, or if you employ telecommuters, and you would like to participate, please contact us at this email address. Thank you.


"Telecommuters Do It At A Distance!"

Last Updated: May 15, 2015
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