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How to Combat Work-at-home Stress

How to Combat Work-at-home StressBy Robert Parmer

April is National Stress Awareness Month meaning that stress and its occurrence in our lives should be at the forefront of our minds. While working from home can equate to desired levels of flexibility and autonomy, it typically requires a careful balancing act. Many people love the opportunities associated with working from home but can feel buried in stress at times.

While controlling the sources of stress in your work flow and your life can seem like an impossible challenge, it is attainable. The guidelines and tips in this article will help jump start your own personal de-stress success story.

Identify the Stress.

Start by identifying your stressors and distractions at home. This is the first step in overcoming stress and inefficiencies.

These realizations look different for everyone, as the intricacies of our lives obviously vary. Pinpointing exactly what stresses you the most and writing those things down generally helps realization to set in. Display the sources of stress in a public area so you are aware and reminded, rather than ignoring the source.

Find a Rhythm in Your Schedule.

I get it; this is not always possible. There are always going to be variables in life that are beyond our control. You can’t predict those mornings when a child wakes up sick or the car won’t start. Read the rest of this entry »

How to Generate Steady Income as a Freelance Writer

By Sarah LandrumHow to Generate Steady Income as a Freelance Writer

For those who love the written word, a career as a freelance writer may seem like a dream come true. Not only can you write from anywhere you can access a computer, but you also get to create content for others to read.

However, you might not know where to get started and how to earn a living. These tips should help.

How Much Do You Need?

First, you have to figure out how much you actually need to earn to make a living as a freelance writer. If you’ve been working outside the home, you’re already aware that you have some expenses you won’t have working from home. For example, you won’t need a costly separate wardrobe, you won’t be eating lunch out, and you’ll save money on childcare and transportation costs.

Once you’ve figured out how much your family needs for you to earn, add a percentage to cover taxes and figure in any costs you’ll have, running your business from home. Most experts recommend putting aside about 30 percent of what you make to cover the federal and state taxes you’ll have as a self-employed person. However, you’ll also get some tax breaks for purchases related to your writing.

Find Gigs With Recurring Revenue.

To create a steady stream of income, you’ll want to look for writing gigs that offer you the same assignments month after month. These clients will become the bread and butter of your business. Read the rest of this entry »

A HUGE List of Free Resources to Help Run Your Home-Based Business

A HUGE List of Free Resources to Help Run Your Home-Based BusinessBy Holly Reisem Hanna

Leaving the security of a steady paying job to launch a new business can be a scary endeavor. Even if you’ve planned and saved six months worth of living expenses, often it takes months to start generating income from your business.

And guess what?

Even if you don’t have money coming in, your business still incurs expenses to run smoothly. But don’t despair, there are tons of free tools, resources, and printables, so you don’t have break the bank.

Here’s a huge list of free business resources so you can focus on making money instead of spending it.

Your Website. 

Since you won’t have a brick-and-mortar location the heart of your home-based business is your website. Having a website allows people to window shop your services and products, it helps them find you via the web, and it conveys valuable information. Personally, I think it’s in your best interest to own your website (purchase your domain name and hosting), but if you can’t afford a website right off the bat, I suggest using a free option until you can afford to switch to a more robust platform.

A few things to note about free platforms. Usually you’re limited to small number of web pages, you’ll have limited bandwidth and storage, and often you’ll have a sub-domain. If you can spare $3.95 a month, I highly recommend setting up your own website with WordPress. Not only is it affordable, it’s extremely easy to setup and use and it will give you a professional looking website. Read the rest of this entry »

How This Blogger Organically Grew Her Facebook Page to 100K in Five Short Months

How This Blogger Organically Grew Her Facebook Page to 100K in Five Short MonthsTell us a little bit about yourself and your blogging journey.

Way back in October 2013, a good friend of mine started a little blog on Blogger. I knew nothing at all about blogging, but I was a SAHM at the time and thought “That looks fun! I should make a blog too!” Little did I know how much I would absolutely fall in love with it in such a short amount of time.

Unfortunately, that blog wasn’t really ever going to go anywhere, since I had no idea what I was doing when I first started it. So the following year, in August 2014, I completely shut it down, rebranded and relaunched as Equipping Godly Women and have been busy growing EGW ever since!

Now, I’m a wife, a mother to three little ones (ranging from six to six months), and a full-time blogger. I love it! It’s truly the perfect job for this point in my life.

Do you have any special training?

No, not really. I do have a degree in elementary education, which I’m sure helps, and I started freelance writing right around the time I started blogging, but I don’t have any special training in business or marketing or social media or anything like that. I’ve just learned everything along the way.

How are you monetizing your blog?

Right now, I’m using a combination of ads, affiliate links, sponsored posts and my own products. I do offer consulting and freelance writing services as well, but on a very limited basis. Read the rest of this entry »

Spring Clean Your Way into Extra Cash!

By Emily BelcherSpring Clean Your Way Into Extra Cash

Spring has sprung, and many of us are experiencing the need to purge our homes. It always amazes me when I do a deep clean and organization binge on our house. For someone who tries not to buy unnecessary items, we sure do always seem to collect them!

I always feel such a mental relief when I create more space in our home. Clutter is something that can create a lot of anxiety, especially when you live and work in the same place — which is at home for some of us!

You can make some decent cash on items lying around your house. From gently used or brand new clothes that you’re never going to wear again to your kids’ neglected, out-grown toys: Almost everything has a potential value to someone.

One of the most well-known ways to sell your items by yourself is through eBay. The thing I love about eBay is that anyone can sell there. If you’ve never sold on eBay before, no worries. It’s not complicated. If you were able to find this post, then you have enough skills to learn how to sell on eBay.

Some of the hottest items to sell on eBay for a decent profit are:

1. Old Stuff

Originally, I was going to headline this as “Antiques”. However, it doesn’t have to be ancient for it to be worth anything. For example: Read the rest of this entry »

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