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Tightrope Balance: Working from Home When a Family Member is Sick


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Tightrope Balance: Working from Home When a Family Member is Sick  By Cathi Nelson

I have been living the sandwich generation reality this past year. My sweet, 85-year-old Dad began a cycle of declining health that concluded with his passing away this month. All of this started a year ago when every few weeks I would get a call that my Dad was back in the hospital. The hospital would stabilize him, we would get him home, and the cycle would soon begin again.

All of this took a toll on my family and business. As the work from home family member, I have the most flexibility, thus a lot of the responsibility fell to me. I was often distracted and frustrated by how little I was getting done.

Here are 4 coping strategies I learned, 2 for my business and 2 for my family.

1. Document Your Systems – This is Not What You Do, but How You Do it:

How do you get from point A to point Z and can someone follow your steps if you are unavailable. These systems can be as simple as when and how you manage your social media to managing your on-line shopping cart. You will rest easier if you have a system in place that someone can follow if you are unavailable. (more…)

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How to Steer Clear of Work at Home Interruptions


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How to Steer Clear of Work at Home Interruptions By Anneke Steenkamp

As a woman that is already working from home, you will know that we are all different. Apart from working in home offices worlds apart, having different freelance clients, and different sized families; we also work optimally in different ways.

Some writers might need dead silence in order to focus, while others need to type to the beat of their favorite song in order to be productive. In this sense, I’m a bit of both. But no matter your preferences, we all do have something in common, and that’s that freelancing is basically synonymous with interruptions.

Those of you with children at home will know this all too well. One moment you are in the zone designing the most beautiful business card for a client, and the next your 3 year-old pulls the table cloth from under you to have your coffee spill all over your brand new Mac.

Life is unpredictable, but we have the power to create order. Let us look at a few ways in which we can establish truly productive hours at work (home).

Block What Bothers You:

One of my biggest downfalls is most definitely my addiction to Instagram and Facebook. To scroll down the feed is not even a conscious decision anymore – every few minutes I just find my fingers scrolling down the news feed and frantically liking what is being produced by the rest of the world. (more…)

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111 Online Platforms to Sell Your Stuff for Money


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Online Platforms to Sell Your Stuff for MoneyBy Holly Reisem Hanna

When I first became a stay at home mom, we went from being a two income family to an one income family. And even though I had planned financially for this transition, I was surprised at how quickly my savings dwindled down. To help pay for all of the activities that my daughter and I were enrolled in, I started selling various things online. I sold books, CDs, used baby gear, clothes, shoes, handbags, and furniture. In fact, I still sell stuff online today. It’s quick, easy, and it gives you some extra spending cash.

So if you’re looking to make some extra money, declutter your home, or simplify your life, here are 111 online platforms where you can sell your new and used stuff for money.

Antique and Vintage Items:

Do you have vintage items or antiques that you no longer want or need? Then sell them online. Set up an online account, list your items, and get paid minus a small user fee.

Arts, Crafts, and Handmade Items:

Do you make gorgeous jewelry or hand-knit scarves? Then sell your handmade goods on websites like Etsy. Each platform functions as an online marketplace or shop where visitors can purchase your wares. Listing fees and commission rates will vary depending on the platform. (more…)

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11 Sites That Will Pay You to Test Out Websites

11 Sites That Will Pay You to Test Out WebsitesBy Holly Reisem Hanna

As a blogger and online publisher it’s important for me to know that my my website is user-friendly. Because if I’m losing visitors due to lousy navigation, lack of clarity, poor design or content — then I’m losing money! This is why companies will pay good money for objective third-party reviews of their website.

To do this job from home you will need to be internet savvy and speak fluent English. You will also need some basic equipment like a computer with a microphone, broadband internet connection, as well as an updated web browser. Most web tests take between 5 to 25 minutes to complete and pay an average of $10 per test.

If you’d like to work from home testing websites, here are 11 sites to check out.

Analysia

Get paid to test out websites. Simply fill out the user registration form and wait to be contacted by email for tasks. Each task will require you to read the instructions, complete the set task on the website, and record your session. Tests usually take between 10 – 15 minutes and pay $10 per test. Payments are made via PayPal.

Enroll

Make money by testing out websites. To enroll in the program submit your email address, password, and pick your preferred method of testing (desktop computer, tablet, or smartphone). Once you’re fully registered, you’ll receive emails when assignments are ready for you. (more…)

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5 Flexible Home-Based Business Ideas for Women


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5 Flexible Home-Based Business Ideas for WomenBy Holly Reisem Hanna

Many years ago when I started brainstorming work at home business ideas, many occupations came to mind, event planner, professional organizer, doula, and personal concierge. But when I asked myself, “How do I want my life to look?” it didn’t include running all around town or working on holidays or weekends.

When I sat down and mapped out my dream work at home job, it involved working from inside my home with a schedule that was super flexible; meaning I could work any hours from anywhere in the world. While there are a lot of work at home business opportunities out there — many of them do require you to work standardized hours.

So if you’re looking for a truly flexible business to start, here are 5 ideas to get you started.

1) Blogger — Do You Want to Be an Online Publisher?

Obviously, I’m a huge advocate for starting your own blog. But let me tell you why blogging is such a great business to start.

  • It builds a business platform for other opportunities like freelance writing, coaching, speaking, marketing, or selling products.
  • Showcases your expertise.
  • Introduces you to people and opportunities you would not have been privileged to before. (more…)

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