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How to Make $18-$35 an Hour Running Errands

How to Make $18-$35 an Hour Running ErrandsBy Kimi Clark

If you like being on the go, maybe you should consider the possibility of earning money by running errands for other people.

Whether you’d like to go into business for yourself or use one of the helpful online services out there, being able to make money while helping others is a great way to earn a living.

These sites can help you get started:

Instacart

As an independent contractor, you can become a driver and deliver groceries to customers, or you can become a shopper and shop for the groceries and deliver them as well. You will, of course, need a vehicle, but the hours are flexible, and you set your schedule. Their application process is simple! Apply in less than five minutes, attend an in-person training session, and start work within a week.

Postmates

With Postmates, you can work when you want and set your schedule around your life. It’s a delivery service that allows you to use your car and sign up to make deliveries to people in your area. You can earn as much as $25 an hour. To learn more, visit their website. Read the rest of this entry »

Three Easy Ways To Market Your Home-Based Business

Three Easy Ways To Market Your Home-Based BusinessBy Deborah Sweeney

Starting your own home-based business is a unique challenge in itself. After doing all the hard work and getting everything off the ground, the next big challenge is marketing your business. If no one knows you have a business, all the hard work will be for not.

So how do you get the message out there?

Networking. Social networking is the greatest marketing tool that’s been invented so far and is used by all successful businesses. But there are a couple of different ways to get the ball rolling when it comes to getting the word out about your new business:

Start With Social Media

Having an online presence is paramount to having a successful business. It has been shown that more than a third of the consumer population will skip out on a small business if they cannot find a company’s website. Rather than starting off with the headache of developing your website, social media sites can be used to launch a free online page for your business.

Websites such as Facebook can become invaluable to you. They provide all the necessary tools for your company’s online presence. A business page can give you a place where customers can review your services or products allowing you to respond to any concerns quickly and swiftly. Read the rest of this entry »

How to Earn $75/Hour Working From Home as a Baby Planner

How to Earn $75/Hour Working From Home as a Baby Planner

Tell us a little bit about yourself and your entrepreneurial journey.

Entrepreneur is in my blood, so my journey started in the womb. I am the daughter of super creative “parent-preneurs”. My parents chose to build (multiple) businesses to live a life of freedom. My view on “work” was completely crafted from our family entrepreneur adventures. We lived a life of traveling, exploring, hiking, and playing. My parents were known to take off “work” and pull us from school to go surfing. I grew up in California and Hawaii and lived a 10 year old’s dream. I always knew I wanted to create the same work freedom with my children and have built my personal business model for this purpose.

Flash forward: I have the best job ever! I’ve been business consulting since the late 1990s but found my passion in coaching female entrepreneur startups in the mid-2000s. I’ve been honored to work with amazing, brave “mompreneurs” and have served more than 4,000 women through my Online Programs, Business Accelerator, or Private One-on-One Coaching services.

I’ve worked with fitness coaches, marketing coaches, life coaches, Doulas, parent coaches, and other moms who are serious about launching a business (versus a hobby), for profit. I am also an author, activist, non-profit founder, mom of three boys, and wife to an adventurous entrepreneur. Yes, that first year when my husband started working from home has given me enough ammo to write a comedy I’m sure you all would appreciate it! He did (thankfully) survive invading my home office space, and we now consult on some specialty business projects together. I love it! Read the rest of this entry »

Five Travel Essentials for the Work at Home Woman

Five Travel Essentials for the Work at Home WomanBy Christy Schutz

One of the benefits of being a Work at Home Woman is that most anything I need is at my fingertips. I have my home office, which is adequately outfitted with the technology and tools I need. And, naturally, since I work at home, any personal item I might need is a short stroll away in another part of my house. But what about when you’re traveling? What items should be on your packing list the next time you leave home?

Here are five clever “grab-n-go” finds you might want to consider adding to your suitcase the next time you travel.

Freedom Wallet

No one is going to get very far without their wallet. Whether heading out on business or pleasure, you obviously need a safe place to carry your cash, credit cards, and ID. I really like the Royce Freedom Wallet. Not only does it come in black or red Saffiano leather, but it is also equipped with Bluetooth technology which enables you to track it should it be lost or stolen. Read the rest of this entry »

How to Start Working from Home … Today

How to Start Working from Home ... Now!By Holly Reisem Hanna

On any given day, I’ll receive an email asking, “How can I work from home … now!?” While I can offer up some general suggestions on different work at home paths, without knowing your background, expertise, passions, and skills, it is tough to offer up a concrete recommendation. With this said, there is an easy way to start working from home immediately, and that’s by freelancing.

You may say, “I’m not a writer” or “I don’t know how to code websites”… well, that’s okay. Being a freelancer is more than just writing, coding, or designing. Freelancing is a way to sell services, whether it be writing, voice acting, editing, bookkeeping, translating, or consulting without being an employee. Freelancers work as independent contractors, filling in gaps where companies and small business owners need help, but the not capacity of a full-time employee.

The best thing about freelancing (besides working from home and naming your own price) is that everyone has some freelance-able skill, from software development and recruiting, to project management, sales, translation, virtual assistance … and the list goes on and on.

So how can you start working from home as a freelancer when you don’t have any experience? Read the rest of this entry »

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