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Summertime Productivity Hacks for Work at Home Moms

Summertime Productivity Hacks for Work at Home MomsBy Jan Pinnington

A wall calendar, an egg timer, and a handful of water balloons helped this work-at-home mom stay productive during the hazy lazy days of summer.

Months and months of carefully planned schedules, routines, and systematic living abruptly ends, and as exciting as summer break can be for both you and the kids, it’s also a time of year that can wreak havoc if you work from home. Gone are the days of quiet, serene, and reflective “alone time” where you can retreat back home from the carpool line to a full pot of coffee and daily to-do list.

Instead, hello summer! It’s a busy time for entertaining energetic kids, friends, pets, and projects all while managing the chatter, excitement, and constant activity that happens steadily through your slamming front door.

No wonder the summer is the least productive time for women who work from home. Our momma gene kicks into high gear as each of us strains to balance work life with family life. We don’t want to miss a single work related deadline OR magical milestone in the life of our children, and summer break puts extra special challenges in our way.

But working from home can be a blessing in the summertime, especially if you have the tactics to not only survive, but to thrive.  Take it from this work-at-home mom – yes, you can have your watermelon and eat it too. (more…)

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How to Make $4,000 a Month as a Freelance Writer

How to Make $4,000 a Month as a Freelance WriterTell us a little bit about yourself and your freelance journey.

My husband and I were just like any other couple working full-time in Corporate America two years ago. We started our family, realized that’s not how we wanted our life to be and started making changes.

We had already been paying down debt, which helped. We then cut out everything we could in our budget, so my husband could quit his job and start staying home with our kids (currently ages two and three).

After a decade-long career as a financial advisor, I realized it wasn’t what I wanted to do “for the rest of my life” and I started looking into freelance writing last April. I was able to build up my business from $0 to $4k/m in six months, which gave me the opportunity to make a big career change at the end of last year by quitting my own job and becoming a full-time freelancer.

Do you have any special training?

Not as a writer. My degree is in Psychology and of course I had the proper investment/insurance licensing in place in order to operate as an advisor.

I’ve always loved to write and have written a couple of first drafts of chick lit fiction novels in the past. It wasn’t until last year that I realized what a market there was for non-fiction writing on the web. (more…)

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5 Zenful Tips For Working From Home

5 Zenful Tips For Working From HomeBy Emily Belcher

While most people have far more positive’s than negative’s when comparing their work at home life versus their previous traditional jobs, there are still those moments when life seemed so much easier on the outside. Many people face new obstacles that they are challenged with that could be helped with creating a more “zenful” work at home atmosphere.

Working at home can create a lot of pressure or the feeling of having a lot on your shoulders. Although there is no supervisor breathing down your neck, you still feel a level of pressure from an inner voice saying that you need to prove that you don’t need to be supervised constantly.

Loneliness is another common complaint from many people who have decided to work from home. A good majority of people work while they are home alone. While you may think that would be the ideal setting (because honestly, it can be almost impossible to get anything done with distractions from other people), it can make you feel very isolated and depressed.

There are a few quotes floating around on the internet about the dangers of being left alone with your thoughts. Working from home can give you the luxury of freedom, yet the consequence of a roaming, unsupervised mind can be overwhelming. Keeping your focus can be tricky, especially when there are distractions (and trust me, there will always be distractions to encounter). (more…)

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Making Money with YouTube – Interview with Judy Travis

Making Money with YouTube - Interview with Judy TravisOne of the most frequent questions I receive is … How can I make money by creating YouTube videos? While I know the basics of how to do it, creating YouTube videos is not my forte.

So I’m excited to announce this week’s work at home woman, Judy Travis. Not only does Judy have over a million YouTube subscribers, but she’s making millions from her videos!

Read on to find out how she’s doing it.

Tell us a little bit about yourself and your entrepreneurial journey.

I started making YouTube videos in 2008 for my passion of makeup. When I finally made YouTube Partner a couple years later, I started to earn money and eventually made enough to make it a full time career. Seven years later, I now have four YouTube channels where I get to share what I’m passionate about through beauty videos, daily v-logs, a Spanish translation channel, and currently my biggest passion … sharing my experiences as a mom on my mommy v-log.

What types of videos do you create?

Generally my videos focus on product reviews and hauls as well as tutorials on how to use the product(s). I also have a daily v-log and a dedicated mommy channel where I discuss all things about being a new mom. (more…)

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10 Work at Home Jobs for People Who Love Kids

10 Work at Home Jobs for People Who Love KidsBy Holly Reisem Hanna

Do you love working with children, but don’t want to work in a school, pediatrician’s office, or daycare? No problem.

Today there are lots of diverse opportunities that women can do from home. So if you’ve been looking for a money-making gig that involves children — here are 10 different careers to consider.

1. Tutoring and Teaching

Do you have an extensive knowledge of a certain subject, a positive attitude, a passion to help others, and you enjoy working with children? Then teaching or tutoring may be the perfect home-based career for you. For most telecommuting positions you will need to be a certified teacher, but there are some areas, like foreign languages, music, and art that do not require certification.

For teaching positions check out:

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