I started working from home seven years ago. I have no other source of income. Writing, editing, and SEO is what I do to support myself and my family. Over the course of the last seven years, I’ve learned a lot. Here are seven key lessons in no particular order.Continue reading “7 Lessons in 7 Years: What I’ve Learned Working From Home”
I saw what had to be the stupidest conversation on Twitter yesterday. It talked about how people in other cultures don’t understand why Americans who are self-employed tend to stick to a more traditional schedule of 9 to 5…and how those people make fun of that. They’ve forgotten a couple of key components of scheduling strategies that remain the same regardless of where you live in the world: Continue reading “Scheduling Strategies for Freelance / Work from Home Beginners”
Okay, so…first, before I start on a tangent, I’d like to say one thing. Money isn’t the only measure of success. Of course, money is a necessity if you don’t want to be homeless and if you like fancy things like indoor plumbing (water) and electricity. I dunno about y’all, but I also like to eat. So, when I talk about success, I certainly mean making enough money to cover the bills. Past that? Well, define success on your own terms. Continue reading “If You Want to Be More Successful, Follow These 3 Valuable Tips”
I am a practicality junkie in life and in business. I hate it when things are made more complicated than they need to be. People often miss the beauty (and the serenity) that embracing the practical brings. We live in a complex world. There are apps, websites, and books that teach us 1001 methodologies to do pretty much anything. And then there are the “gurus” of said methodologies who believe that only their method will bring you peace and prosperity. Of course, then you have their converts. For the most part, I’m a very live and let live sort of person. If you love to complicate things (in your own life and not in the lives of others), do your thing. Continue reading “Practicality: My Personal Philosophy”
Okay – so you might sweat a little. Working from home and taking care of the home at the same time can take time and work. And sweat. I’m a mom. I work from home. I can tell you from experience that a routine is crucial. If you work outside of the home, you have a routine. You have things you do to get ready … Continue reading Mastering a Work from Home Routine without Breaking a Sweat
Working from home isn’t easy. It’s not always easy to get started…and once you’ve gotten your feet wet, it’s not always easy to keep up your momentum. I’d wager a guess that at some point, all of us who work from home have questioned why we do it and why we are at least momentarily envious of our friends who earn a living in a … Continue reading From Zero to Hero: Stepping Up the Work from Home Game
Usually, when people find out I work from home (like, legitimately work from home) I either hear: No one can really work from home and make money (says someone who couldn’t do it). or Oh my gawwddd that is so greeaattt….how did you do it? Motherfuckin’ Time Management, That’s How That is seriously the answer. Granted, it’s not as detailed as some would like. Obsessed … Continue reading How Did I Do It? Motherfuckin’ Time Management, That’s How!
I’ve worked from home (full time) since 2014. Before that, I taught legal courses for paralegals, worked in a law firm (part time), and busted my ass to get my writing business up and going. When people find out what I do, the few that actually believe me often say, “Man, that must be nice. You get to do whatever you want.” The fact of … Continue reading A Day in the Life…