Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Tips & Advice for Working from Home

Working from home is a wonderful experience! There are many benefits to working from home such as being able to spend time with the family, work at your leisure, and create a schedule that fits your own personal needs.

Here are some motivational tips for moms and dads working from home:

  • Get dressed - although it is nice to work in pajamas, sometimes more motivation is needed to keep work flow going. Getting dressed can increase the sense of "moving forward" in work projects. 
  • Don't answer the door - if distractions are common in your day, set work hours and don't answer the door unless absolutely necessary. 
  • Create "Working" sign to hang on your office door so family members will know that you are busy at work. Take breaks to check in with them if needed, but the sign can be a great way to let everyone know you are "focused in" on getting work projects done. 
  • Work earlier - if you have children in the home and need more hours with no noise, then consider working earlier in the day when everyone is still sleeping. This can increase your productivity significantly!
  • Create a priority daily task list - focus in on the most important tasks of the day by making a priority list and sticking to it.
Are you working from home? Do you have ideas you would like to suggest which are helpful tips to make the most of your work day? We would love to hear from you! Please comment and let us know your ideas!

Monday, December 23, 2013

Writing Opportunities from Home

Do you like to express your thoughts verbally, or on the computer? Writing jobs are many online and can provide a wonderful income to the family home. Many times, those who speak well, or organize their thought efficiently will have foundational skills to start writing from home.

Adding to your skill level

If you are not sure about your skill level in writing, you can take free courses online to improve your skills. There is also a vast number of internet sites which will teach the dynamics involved within the writing process.

Creating a personal blog

Do you want to try your hand at writing before applying to a job? Then, create a personal blog online. You can apply your learning skills to the writing world by placing your personal writing online.

This will also allow you to have work available for others to see. Just, do your best in writing skills and if you apply yourself, your abilities will shine!

A variety of online writing opportunities

There are a variety of online writing opportunities available. This can be as simple as posting to forums in a professional way to writing technical reports for a research business. Other opportunities include writing articles, blog posts, conversational style writing, and much more.

There is a huge opportunity for working from home available in the online world. I can personally testify to how this online work is changing my life.

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Friday, December 20, 2013

Making the Most of Writing in Working from Home

Are you searching for work from home experiences? Do you enjoy writing and expressing your thoughts? There are many things which will help you to make the most of your writing experience.

Foundations in Writing

When builders create a home, they have to lay a foundation. When you are building a career in writing, you must also lay a foundation to be successful in your business adventure.

Here are some things to think about when deciding which direction to take your writing business:

What do you enjoy doing the most? Is it gardening, or traveling? Then, consider becoming a writing expert within the field of choice.

Do you like to do research online? Then, maybe you will be good at creating reports on the results of your research. There are people online who are looking for those who are great in what they do.

Do you like to post on blogs? Do you know about various types of blog software? Many jobs are available online which will allow you to earn money while blogging for others.

Do you have a hobby you are passionate about? This is another area which will allow you to shine in your abilities if you enjoy writing! Think about how you can turn something you love into income needed for the household.

Skill Building

If you desire to learn more about writing, you can invest time into building your skills. This in turn will allow you to learn to write more effectively as well as provide you an avenue to work from home.

You can make your dream come true by beginning to lay the foundation of success!

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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Web Content Writers Grow Their Business

Are you looking for writing opportunities available from home? Do you desire to learn the skills needed to be successful? Working from home can bring many wonderful opportunities to the family. Moms can work from home and still be home with the children. Creating web content is one area of work available online.

Why web content?

Web content is everywhere – someone is writing every piece of info you see on the internet. Writing web content is big business and many employers are seeking work from home moms to do their writing for them. Web content covers a host of topics from healthy living, eating right, participating in hobbies, research findings, how to guides, and much more!

Gaining skills in writing can open the doors to unlimited opportunities to work from home. If you have basic writing skills, then you can make a living working from your home office. Simple assignments are available to more complex ones.

Did you do well in school writing?

You may wonder if you have what it takes to write for a living. Let’s face it – some do better than others in writing skills. But, everyone has to start somewhere!

Did you do well writing in school, or college? If you did, then chances are you can become an excellent writer. Many at home opportunities exist which can help you become a very successful agent online.

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Monday, December 16, 2013

A Growing Business in Writing

Did you know that a work from home business can grow over a short period of time? Growing a business in writing is relatively easy if you have basic writing skills. Create a foundation of success by following a few tips below:

Create a Work Portfolio

Having a work portfolio is important for any career option including writing. Having solid samples in writing is important and will provide potential employers with a “view” of your work.

Create a Following

If you enjoy writing, create a following. This will take an investment in time, but can provide you with rewards in the long run. Many online businesses who hire writers will also ask for links to web content you have authored and written.

One example is Media Piston. When you apply for their writing jobs, they ask for three links to see your work which is available online. They also have you create a personal profile based on your writing experience.

Letting Others Know you are Available

When you begin your work from home writing venture, it is important to let others know you are available. People often get busy and need to be reminded that you are available to work for them.

In the beginning, you may not have many people to remind, but once you create a foundation of “writing service” availability – you will have more leads to follow.

Selling your Skills

Another option when working online creating writing content is to let others know if you have other skills available. For example, if you let an employer know you also have skills in creating Power Point Presentations, then you are letting them know of other skills you can offer.

Taking time in your day, or work week to promote your writing business will give opportunity for growth. Every “seed” you plant can spring into a full grown plant. It is the same with holding a writing career.

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Friday, December 13, 2013

Learn from Experiences and Don’t Give Up!

Working from home is full of adventures. The adventures begin when you prepare yourself to look for new online opportunities to become gainfully employed. For some, they will find work right away. For others, they will have to continue to “dig for gold” in their work from home pursuit.

The most important thing to remember is to learn from your experiences and do not give up in your journey. If you truly desire to make this work – then determine to do what it takes to win and succeed! Set your priorities and don’t look back!

How can you learn from your experiences? How are your interviews going? Are there things which can be improved upon within the process. Maybe, you were not as prepared for the meeting as you should have been. If you were applying for a writing position which involves writing for an electronics online  web store - you needed to have articles prepared showing your best work which was related to the online opportunity.

Do you have an online job that is not working out? Well, the nice thing about working from home is that you are your own boss. You can search for and find the jobs which are right for you. It may take a little bit of time for some, but it is possible!

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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Do you Have the Patience to Work from Home?

Working from home can be filled with wonderful opportunities! It can also be filled with challenges at times. Hopefully, you are a person filled with patience! For some working from home will provide much more rewards than “headaches.”

Working from the home can provide flexibility, freedom, as well as other advantages. What about some of the “headaches?” Well, for some the interview process may be stressful. Interviewing online can occur in a variety of ways. Each employer may expect something different within the process.

Finding the work you desire can be harder for some than others. This will depend on the person’s resources as well as gaining leads to the best places to apply to.

Creating a nice resume and cover letter is not some people’s forte. Personally, I really do not like to deal with them! :0)

No matter what you may consider a “headache” within the process, your outlook on the adventure will help you along the way. Patience is needed in every area of securing an online job. For me personally, having the dream and desire to work from home has been like taking a dose of Tylenol – lessening any real “headaches” of finding online work.

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