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Why everyone will be working in their pajamas

Why everyone will be working in their pajamas

Homeshoring. That's a new term for the way telecommunication is helping jobs be distributed not to India or the Philippines, but rather to a neighbor next door or someone sitting in their bedroom 2,000 miles away in the United States.

It refers to people setting up home-based businesses, perhaps as small corporations, who use a phone line and a broadband Internet connection to be a customer service agent. And because of the trend, says research company IDC, the number of U.S. home-based businesses will nearly triple by 2010 to 300,000.

While we're on the topic of home-based businesses, here are some networking tips from to get out of your pajamas and get the word out about what you're up to.