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Welcome! My name is Holly Reisem Hanna and I’m the founder of this website.

If you’re a woman who is looking to find a legitimate work at home job, or if you’re looking to launch and run your own home-based business, you’re in the right spot.

Named by Forbes as one of top 75 websites for your career, The Work at Home Woman is an advocate for telecommuting and home-based businesses that empower women to balance life on their own terms.

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Here’s how it all got started.

Since the day my daughter was born, I’ve been a stay at home mom. But after 9 months of play-dates, mommy and me classes and a dwindling bank account, I felt the urge to make some money and exercise my brain. I looked online for different work at home opportunities, but the majority of my time was spent weeding through scams and sifting through various websites to find all of the information that I was looking for.

I had always enjoyed writing and dreamed of writing the next comedic novel; however I never considered blogging as a career option. I continued looking online for the perfect work at home opportunity when I finally had my light bulb moment – I’m going to create the prefect work at home resource for women!

To fund this endeavor, I started working part-time at home, as a social media manager for American Writers and Artists, Inc. During this time I researched and created content for my blog. I hired a graphic designer to create a custom design for me and in March of 2009, I officially launched The Work at Home Woman.

I’ve now been blogging for 4 years and I absolutely love it! I’ve been lucky enough to work with major brands like HP, Tastefully Simple, CAbi, NeatDesk, Staples and MSN, as well as I’ve been quoted in big name publications like the NY Times, CNN, Forbes, Huffington Post, Woman’s Day Magazine and on HLN TV.

Blogging has given me freedom, flexibility, financial stability and has launched the business that I had only dreamt of. Besides the perks of being able to stay at home with my daughter, blogging has introduced me to opportunities and people that I would have never met else wise.

Additional tidbits…

I graduated from the University of Texas with a Bachelor’s Degree in Cultural Anthropology and a minor in Sociology. A few years later I obtained my Associate Degree in Nursing, as well as securing my license as a Registered Nurse. Currently I reside in Austin, Texas, with my amazing husband Jeff, my wonderful daughter Hadley, and our fur baby, Bella. I still work as a social media marketer for AWAI. My passions are reading, travel, fashion and coffee.

Thanks so much for taking time out of your day to visit my site. I hope that it’s helpful to you, and that I can continue to help you on your work from home journey.

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