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How These Woman Make $45K Annually Writing Resumes From Home

How These Woman Make $45K Annually Writing Resumes From HomeBy Holly Reisem Hanna

You’re probably familiar with these common freelance writing jobs: journalists, bloggers, travel writers, magazine writers, and authors … but have you ever considered resume writing as a viable way to make money from home?

Probably not.

For some reason, resume writing as a career isn’t talked about much. So I decided to chat with some successful resume writers to find out the pros and cons of this field.

Today we’ll be talking with Dr. Heather Rothbauer-Wanish and Day Merrill to see what they have to say about working from home as resume writers.

Name: Dr. Heather Rothbauer-Wanish

Website: Feather Communications

Tell us a little bit about your entrepreneurial journey.

In 2008, I began my business, Feather Communications. At the time, I was working full-time and had just completed my MBA. (more…)

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Interview with Anne Marie Blackman – President of My Ugly Sweater

Interview with Anne Marie Blackman - President, My Ugly SweaterTell us a little bit about your entrepreneurial journey and where you came up with the idea for My Ugly Christmas Sweater.

I’ll give you the overview:

I have a computer science degree from 1982 and worked in Boston in the financial industry designing computer systems for a decade. When I had my two boys we moved to Vermont to raise the boys, and I left my career. I was an at-home-mom for about 15 years and did a ton of volunteering in my community and kids school. I ran a number of fundraisers that had a costume theme and have a knack for coming up with funny costume ideas. Like, I twice ran a Bridesmaid party fundraiser, where both men and women wore bridesmaid dresses. It was just amazingly fun. I ran several parties like a Flashback Party, where you had to dress in the decade that you graduated high school. For a 60’s party I ran, we made go-go booths! So the point is that I have a creative spirit. And even though I am by no means a seamstress, I can craft a mean costume.

So in 2008, after being a stay at home mom/volunteer for about 15 years, my boys were getting ready to go to college and I was looking for something to do to make money to help pay for their college. This is where my analytical background came back to help me as I researched search trends on both Google and ebay to see what people were searching for that was related to Christmas. (more…)

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Interview with Liz Searcy — Professional Résumé Writer and Owner of Celebration Career & Business Support

Interview with Liz Searcy, Professional Résumé Writer and Owner of Celebration Career & Business SupportTell us a little bit about your entrepreneurial journey.

It’s quite a fascinating journey! In the 80′s I worked as a job coordinator for a staffing company and then was promoted into management. Working in staffing made me realize how much I loved seeing unemployed individuals land good jobs and be able to provide for their families. Eventually, this became one of my passions. I had wonderful mentors and I truly believe that’s one reason I’m in my own business today.

During the 90′s, I worked full-time in operations for a roofing company and raised three children with my husband. One of my sons has autism and a seizure disorder. As a hobby, I had a desire to write children’s books. I thought if I could gain experience and get published, I could start a second career in writing—so I could write at home as my special needs son and I became older.

Three times a week after a long day at work, I began typing at my computer at 10 pm and wrote manuscripts, learning how to submit to editors and market my writing. It was vigorous work, but a labor of love, and a ‘college’ of sorts. I felt I was investing in my future.

After seven long years of late-night writing, I sold my first children’s magazine piece, and subsequent pieces of writing sold here and there. I landed two significant positions—a branch manager at a résumé writing company, followed by a staff copywriter for an ad agency/publisher. Both these positions directly contributed to my career today. (more…)

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Interview with Abbey Fatica – Working From Home as an Isagenix Independent Associate

Abbey FaticaTell us how you got involved with Isagenix. 

Two years ago, I was introduced to Isagenix by my friend Staci. I was looking for a way to get rid of the baby weight that I was holding onto from my third child. I was not interested in the business at the time because I had a busy online business and startup that I was working on but I loved the products and the changes they had made to my body.

Fast forward a year later after another pregnancy and birth of our fourth baby. I knew we were done having kids and it was high time to start taking care of myself and feeling comfortable in my own skin. I called Staci again and told her that I was ready to get started on the products for good this time, because I knew how amazing they were and how they made me feel so great! I was also in a place career wise where I was looking for a new opportunity, so I decided to take a look at the compensation plan. It was exactly what I was looking for: something that I could do part-time but make a full time salary, work from home, and be able to interact with other moms who wanted the same thing I did. (more…)

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Buying an Existing Website: Interview with Megan Barnes, Owner of The Mogul Mom

Megan Barnes, The Mogul MomTell us a little bit about yourself and your entrepreneurial journey

I live in Jackson, Mississippi with my husband, Terrence, and two endlessly comical dogs, Fergi & Gus. A lifelong learner and certified nerd I am curious—about everything. I love to read, write, and engage people in conversation. I’ve discovered I have a talent for building community and a gift for drawing out and understanding others’ experiences, and I have built my business model around those strengths. Until recently, I really never fancied myself an entrepreneur, though I grew up in an entrepreneurial family. I’ve since realized that being an entrepreneur is more about the desire to understand and solve the problems of your experience through creativity and innovation, than about being “business savvy” in the conventional sense. In that way, I’m entrepreneurial in almost everything I do, always pushing the envelope, ever asking questions and looking for the possibility in things.

My first love was writing, but after my 8-year-old heart was jilted by poor reader reception, I followed other pursuits. ;) I’ve since come full circle and am presently working on building my technical skill and writing voice and hoping to unearth some talent in the process. I’ve accumulated a diverse range of work experience over the years, including running my own cleaning business for a time and dabbling in Arbonne (MLM) before becoming owner of The Mogul Mom in October of 2013. (more…)

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