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Do You Have What It Takes to Work From Home?

Do You Have What It Takes to Work From Home?By Kimi Clark

So you want to work from home. Maybe you think about things like waking up at your leisure, taking time off whenever you want to, and being able to work in your PJ’s. While some of those things ring true, there are many other things to consider.

Here are some questions you might want to think about when considering if you have what it takes to work from home.

Do I Have What It Takes To Work From Home?

1. Can You Set Clear Boundaries?

Ah, let’s start with a tough one. That whole work/life balance that we are ever seeking is partially defined by the boundaries you set. This is a hard one to enforce when you work at home as there are countless tasks, chores, and sometimes people around you that need tending to, and you have to have the ability to essentially ‘turn off’ at home issues while you’re working.

Granted, we can’t ‘turn off’ children, but we can make sure that kids and family know that when you’re working, you’re working! (Except for emergencies, of course!) Turn off outside noise also such as phone calls from friends, texting, TV, and even answering the door. (more…)

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4 Reasons Working from Home is Perfect for Empty Nesters

4 Reasons Working from Home is Perfect for Empty NestersBy Christy Schutz

In the past, I have written about the changes that take place as our children leave the house and we transition to that “Empty Nester” status. I have one more child at home who is entering her sophomore year of high school, so, it is something I think about quite often. As I ponder the who, what, where, when, how and why of this particular transition, I am realizing that my work-at-home lifestyle is actually going to be ideal for the empty nest stage of my life, too.

Maybe you are imagining a morose scene, with me taking brief breaks in between work to visit my children’s empty bedrooms and sob over past memories, but, that definitely isn’t what I am picturing.

Here are four Empty Nester scenarios I am imagining that fit in perfectly with my telecommuting lifestyle.

Travel and Make Money

I have always loved travel. I love visiting new places, particularly historical places, and imagining the wonderful things people accomplished and the cultures in which they lived. Once we become Empty Nesters, my husband and I have plans to pick up and start exploring as much as possible. (more…)

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How This Single Mom Blogged Her Way to Six Figures

How This Single Mom Blogged Her Way to Six FiguresTell us a little bit about yourself and your blogging journey.

When I started my blogging career, I was in the middle of a divorce. My husband abandoned our family and I was making a full time living on eBay. I felt there was more to life. eBay didn’t really help people and I love to serve others. All of my friends kept asking me the same questions over and over. How can it be possible I have more than them and they were married and both working, yet I “lived like a queen on so much less than them.”

I started my blog simply answering their questions in the form of posts, so that I didn’t have to keep repeating myself all the time and soon it turned into this huge thing that I had no clue would happen. I stood before the judge telling him, I believed with all my heart I could make $1,000/month in blogging in one year’s time and everyone laughed at me. He told me if I continued, I would lose tens of thousands of dollars in the divorce and that I should get a job outside the home. I obeyed God rather than man and 12 months later, I was earning $10,000/month!

You managed to live on $18K a year, how were you able to do that?

I got absolutely everything I possibly could for free, so that I could afford the things I wanted (a nice home with a garage and big back yard, etc.) I have no debt, so that helps a lot, and I’m obsessed with paying as little as I can for only quality items. I go into detail of my journey from starting out in a homeless shelter to making a fantastic living and becoming debt free in my upcoming book, How to Become Financially Free. Here’s a sneak peek of the introduction. (more…)

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5 Ways to Save on Home Business Expenses

5 Ways to Save on Home Business ExpensesBy Emily Belcher

Starting your own home business can be scary, especially when you consider the money that you will need to put forth the initial startup and upkeep. No matter what you envision doing from home, there are ways to decrease the amount of money that you put out.

To keep business expenses under budget, here are 5 easy ways to save money and keep your business profitable.

1. Coupons

Coupons aren’t just for grocery shoppers. You can find high-value coupons for almost any home business necessities. Many times, there are coupons available for specific stores that specialize in home office supplies or coupons for specific products.

Right now is actually the best time to take advantage of coupons because of back-to-school season! Bust out those sales ads in your Sunday paper or check online for sales and coupons to save on paper, ink, pens, pencils, tape, packaging supplies, etc.

You can also find coupons by checking the website of the stores you shop at most for your home business. Or you can simplify your efforts by checking out the website or app, RetailMeNot. They have a full list of available coupons for online and/or in-store coupons for your favorite stores.  (more…)

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Work at Home Style – The cabi Fall Collection & Career Opportunity

Work at Home Style - The cabi Fall Collection & Career OpportunityBy Holly Reisem Hanna

While I love summer and the relaxed days it brings, fall is always a welcomed time of year. With the reemergence of cooler weather, pumpkin spice lattes, fall boots, and of course cabi’s new fall collection — it’s one of my favorite times of year.

In fact, when I opened up cabi’s new fall 2015 catalog I got really excited about the stylish, yet functional options for work at home women. cabi pieces can be easily dressed up for a business meeting or conference, or toned down for a busy day at your home office.

For my fall picks, I paired the Celadon Cargo pants with the Swing Tee, and Cowl Poncho.

The Celadon Cargo pants are super soft and have a great skinny fit. These beauties can be easily dressed down with sandals and a tee or dressed up with boots, a blouse, and cardigan. Best of all the side cargo pockets are sewn down, so there are no bulky flaps pooching out.

I can’t wait for the weather to cool down, so I can wear my Cowl Poncho. Not only is it great for those chilly days, it’s a versatile piece that can be worn in cold conference halls and on frigid airplanes where they no longer give out blankets.

The Swing Tee is soft and light weight and is the perfect layering piece for fall and winter. (more…)

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