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By Kelly Robbins
Why are you in the business you are in?
How did you get where you are today?
Your prospects want to know about you. Since the beginning of time, one of the most powerful ways to connect with people has been to share your story. In business we do this on our website, in talks we give, and during sales conversations.
Your personal story can be:
- Show positive character traits.
- Make you human and relatable.
- Demonstrate your passion and enthusiasm for why you can help.
Your story isn’t necessarily about making a sale – it’s about making a connection, which is what comes first. It’s a part of what makes your business unique.
Here’s an example of how using your story can create a connection and differentiate your business from everyone else who is doing the same thing: Read the rest of this entry »
Arise Virtual Solutions Inc., the leading global provider of virtual business process outsourcing and crowdsourcing solutions, provides thousands of legitimate work-from-home opportunities to small businesses run by stay-at-home moms, veterans, students, retirees and other entrepreneurial-minded individuals. Joining the Arise network is a great opportunity for those who are looking for flexibility, to earn a living working-from-home, to spend more time with friends and family or to start a business.
Arise has pioneered a unique businesses model involving a network of tens of thousands of at-home independent businesses capable of providing customer service, sales and technical support on projects for Arise’s clients, which include many of the top Fortune 500 companies. These Arise projects are not jobs, but exciting work opportunities for small businesses. As an independent business owner, working with Arise, your company will provide inbound customer service, technical and sales support to our roster of clients from the comfort of your own home. Read the rest of this entry »
By Deborah Sweeney
Whether you’re in an office or working from your domicile, getting stuck in a routine is common for just about anyone who works! When you’re working at home, though, it’s easy to fall into the trap of just getting by. So often things feel rushed at home. You’re rushing to wake up kids, make sure they’re getting ready, preparing breakfasts and lunches, and playing taxi driver for what feels like the rest of the day. Before you know it, it’s 10:00 am, and you haven’t gotten any business work in.
The next time you feel like the day is getting away from you, be sure you’re not getting bogged down by any of these three business growth killers!
Starting your day after 10:00 am.
Though it’s easy to do, getting a handle on any work mid-morning instead of early morning can cut you out of some of the bigger business opportunities. Especially if you’re a west-coaster who works with a lot of east-coasters, you’re constantly battling that time zone to finish assignments earlier and earlier. If you plan on releasing a press release, posting a company blog, or getting in touch with a client or partner you know you need to speak to earlier in the day, try and wake up a little earlier than the kids to get a jump start on your day. Even if you just get up an hour earlier to tackle some emails, you won’t feel so behind once the rest of the morning’s duties are taken care of. Read the rest of this entry »
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, Prerna Malik
, The Mom Writes
, The Work at Home Woman
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What did you do before launching your own business?
I was working as a Communications Skills and Soft Skills trainer with American Express and then, Dell India.
As part of my role, I was training executives in the art of communicating with empathy and clarity, both verbally and via their written communication.
Tell us a little bit about yourself and your freelance journey.
I started working online as a writer in 2008 when my daughter was about 8 or 9 months old. I’ve always enjoyed writing both professionally and personally, and getting the chance to write and get paid while staying at home was just awesome!
Starting my blog, The Mom Writes was the first step. From thereon, I honed my craft by writing for several websites, including Blissfully Domestic, the Untrained Housewife and others, and focused on growing my audience organically by sharing content that reflected my passion as well as resonated with them. Read the rest of this entry »
By Diana Schneidman
To live your perfect workday, first you have to decide what the perfect day is for you.
The traditional saying, “The early bird catches the worm,” is thought to date back to the late 1600s, and that has been the norm in time management advice ever since.
Online advisers are proud to get up so early in the a.m., to sit right down to the computer, to churn out a day’s work — or at least a few hours’ worth — before they break to look at email. Then they return to the project at hand and stick with it unfailingly. Finally they turn off their computer at the scheduled time — perhaps 5:00 — and shut the door for keeps until returning the next workday.
They have compartmentalized their lives between work and personal and are proud as punch of this accomplishment.
Over years of self-employment, primarily as a freelance writer, I have adopted an entirely different schedule that works for me. What others would call “bad habits” are my “success habits”.
If you start out your day resolving to do the most important work first but you somehow fail to follow through, this article is for you. (And if you are an early-to-rise person, go ahead and gloat.)
I have discovered that I have different types of energy at different times of the day. While I can adjust my preferences when the outside world demands it, I find that I am happiest and most productive when I honor my inner cycles. Read the rest of this entry »