Free eBook Introduction to WebWriting

One of my favorite people in the webwriting business is Felicia from No Job for Mom. She has a professional yet friendly voice and shares her experiences so generously in her website. I love that she’s a mom who has made this business work and I’ve learned so much from her over the years.

She’s [...]

Saved by the [browser,bell]

Ok- that weird symbol thing in the title can be explained. When a client asks you to “spin”an article,you’re supposed to give them interchangeable words in brackets,so that they can turn your article into an infinite number of identical-ish articles just by spinning it.

Here’s an example:

I went to the mall [...]

Are You an Undervalued WAHM?

The neighbor thinks you can babysit on a whim because “you’re home”

A salesperson tells you to “ask your husband” if you can make a purchase

No one believes you make more than your husband

You work while the kids are sleeping

You work while the kids are napping

You work while the kids are [...]

And what do you do again?

How many times have you heard this question? I’ve gotten into the habit of just saying “nothing,I’m home with the kids.”The honest answer is that I write Search Engine Optimized articles for a percentage of the advertising revenue from large websites and for a flat fee from private clients. I also operate a [...]

Time for Work

A lot of work-at-home gurus pitch an organized lifestyle that’s probably really comforting to women who have migrated from a traditional employment background. I’m just going to ruin that for you a little bit. Nothing personal,I just want to share how it works in my house. We’re organized in a way that’s a little [...]

Almost like being a drug tester

But not quite;Yesterday while I was spending 6 hrs at the hospital with G1 to discover that 1- it wasn’t medically wrong of me to “help”her abcessed tooth/gum thing drain out;and 2-my sterilization techniques were adequate and admirable and 3- my instincts were correct regarding the immediate need for frequent spitting and [...]

Scheduling for WAHMs

Failure to Plan is Planning to Fail

Scheduling is so important when you have 6 kids and work from home. Here’s what I do that works:

Be flexiblesounds kind of contradictory to a schedule,but the best laid plans have to allow for interruptions and inspirations.

First things FirstI begin each day with work,usually [...]

Do You know the Secret?

Several years ago,I read Napoleon Hill’s Think and Grow Rich,it was like an Oprah AHA moment. The message was,trust your instincts,trust that things always turn out for the best,trust that things will always turn out the way you want them. Don’t stress about things because that doesn’t work and it [...]