Which is better for work at home jobs: Macs or PCs?

Image courtesy the brilliant 2012 Apple campaign that asked, “Are you a Mac or PC?”

Dear WAHFAQ,

As a proficient Mac user, does that computer interface with most [email protected] opportunities? Thank you!

All work at home jobs will require that you have some proficiency with computers and the Internet. Now, which platforms really depend on the type of work that you do!  Most of the time, if you just need access to the Internet, or if you’re using programs like the Adobe suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, etc) or Microsoft (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, etc) it really doesn’t matter if you’re on a PC or a Mac. However, certain jobs (like transcription) will require that you have Windows-based programs.

You don’t necessarily need to run out and get a PC, though. Check with your company first, and see if they have specific requirements. Most will list any technology requirements in job postings.

You can also look into installing Bootcamp on your Mac, which will split it into separate hard-drives. I did this with an older version of a Mac and PC and it worked beautifully! That is…until my PC side got a virus and I had to completely uninstall it!

To be truthful, those who have PCs will have a slight advantage over those who use Macs…Just because there are certain programs on PCs that don’t exist for Macs. But, that doesn’t mean Macs can’t be used in the work at home world. You just have to find the right fit!

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