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How To Niche Down Your Existing Website

Mar 31 2016

So you just realized that perhaps you’re just not niche enough. Maybe you’re struggling to capture an audience. Maybe you’re failing at…

How to Choose a Business Name

Oct 26 2015

If you’re building an online business, it’s important to know that it’s very much like a brick and mortar store. First, you’re…

My Black & White Pinterest Board Covers

Aug 22 2014

In case you haven’t noticed, I have a small obsession with black and white. It started years ago. I mean YEARS and…

Why People Will Hate Your Success.

May 20 2014

If you are good at what you do. If you can make it appear seamless. If someone else wants to do what…

Confessions of a Mom Entrepreneur

Dec 13 2013

I couldn’t sleep last night. At 12:30am I sat up in bed, unwrapped little Elias from around my neck and slipped out…

Why You Need It: Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook by Gary Vaynerchuk

Nov 22 2013

Gary Vaynerchuk had my attention before he surged over 100K fans on FB. Actually, I think I came to his page when…

Why Educated, Skilled and Amazing Talent Has Gone Freelance

Jun 07 2011

Remember the day, oh, say 10 years ago when there was a handful of amazing jobs and even less amazing talent to…

Knowing What You Love and Sticking to It

May 27 2011

I face a dilemma. Last week I wrote about going agency only to then discover that I myself may be ready and…

Do What You Love and Make it A Business

May 15 2011

Have you ever stopped to think about the people that stand in a factory and do the same thing over and over,…

Are you good enough to go agency?

May 14 2011

Let’s face it. You can only make so much in the hours you have in a day. Granted, you might be charging…

Top 7 iPhone Apps for Freelancers

May 07 2011

Managing Clients and Work: Hootsuite: If you’re a social media manager or managing your own social media accounts, Hootsuite is the app…

Why I Have Stopped Believing You Can Fake It Until You Make It

May 07 2011

I have to admit, right out of the gate, that I was once (and even very recently) a believer that you could…

Never Pay to Work Online, Join an Opportunity or Find Jobs

Apr 13 2011

I have been working full-time online since 2005 and have heard of just about every opportunity, job board and company out there…

WAHMs Have Been Around A While …. and Are Laughing Hysterically

Mar 11 2011

The news for the last few weeks has focused on how our economy has forced people into becoming entrepreneurs and WAHMs. They’ve…

Do Freelancers Really Earn a Living

Mar 05 2011

I recently encountered a bitter woman who practically cornered me about freelancing and working from home. I’m not sure if she wanted…

Why Freelancers and Remote Workers Could Save the World

Feb 26 2011

It’s no secret that some of the world’s best writers and social media managers (and other professionals) in the world work from…

Working From Home With Demand Studios

Jan 21 2011

You may or may not have heard of Demand Studios. It is, in my opinion, one of the best kept secrets in…

The Importance of Freelance Resumes

Jan 20 2011

I recently landed a cool freelance job by sharing two things …. This blog. My virtual resume website. Then, I quickly realized…

You Get What You Don’t Pay For

Jan 17 2011

How many times have you walked into a store, bought the cheapest appliance, and discovered two weeks later that had you spent…

Can You Make a Full-Time Living Working From Home?

Jan 10 2011

For many the answer seems to complex. The question mark at the end is big and bold and scary. For many, the…

A Review of HireMyMom.com

Jan 07 2011

*** UPDATE MAY 2015. I have not used HireMyMom.com for several years, however, this post continues to be popular in search engines.…

Hey Work At Home, Freelance Companies – I am Calling You Out

Jan 04 2011

This month I am going to be calling out some of the internet’s most seen and most praised programs for what they really are to the freelance world. It could get ugly.

Women Internet Entrepreneurs Overlooked

Sep 28 2010

Now, I know that I should be cheering that the once all-male panel has finally included a woman, but the problem is this… all of the men on the panel OWN or have started successful websites or businesses. The female on the panel writes for one, or should I say USE to write for one.

Successful Elance / Freelance Strategies – Part 1

Sep 20 2010

I have seen to many people spend a week preparing their freelance account profiles only to abandon ship after a submitting a couple proposals. If this is you, STOP IT! Seriously.

How to Lose Fans on Facebook

Sep 13 2010

I recently added myself to a Facebook fan page and quickly realized that despite my enjoyment of their product, all they ever…

Unique Content, Unique Services

Sep 04 2010

Now, if you go to a website and you see they are offering a service and like the way the copy reads, then by all means, rewrite it in a similar fashion for your site, but never, ever just copy and paste it. We learned this in college, right?

How to Work Remote

Sep 01 2010

Many companies have found that those who work remotely are often more happy about working and provide work that is superior to their in-house counterparts.

How to Build a Website for Free

Aug 31 2010

First, let me say right from the start…. NOTHING IS FREE! I know that you came here hoping to learn how to…

Work at Home Stereotype – Part 2

Aug 25 2010

When Supernanny did a show based on a mom that worked from home and neglected her kids, the stereotype that work at…

Work At Home Stereotype – Part 1

Aug 24 2010

This is almost laughable. Once again I have encountered people in my life that feel that there is no way I am…

Brand and Personal Online Identity Protection

Aug 18 2010

It’s a no brainer that social media is on fire, but there is a social life outside of Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn…

Deperate Work At Home Mom (or Dad) Disease

Aug 17 2010

If you are PAYING some website to be a part of the crew. If you are taking advice from other moms who you know damn well have made no real money, but they want you to join their downline and sell some cosmetics. If you think that joining a group of mom networks that haven’t even taken the time to migrate to social media is going to help you build a profitable business, I have two words for you Ms. Desperate Work At Home Mom

Never Discount Your Services. Period.

Aug 15 2010

100% of the clients who paid less got the same service quality as those who paid full price. 99% of those who paid less expected more out of their discounted service than did those who paid full price.

Freelance Website List

Aug 15 2010

In no particular order, here is a list of websites where you can offer your services as a freelancer. Thanks to FreelanceSwitch.com…

How to Win Jobs on Elance.com

Aug 12 2010

It has been two months since I received this proposal and she still has not gotten a SINGLE project. I hope you can see why! The problem with this is that she didn’t give anyone anything to go on. She left me to assume that she had what it took and then when she never got any jobs she didn’t change her game plan.

What is the Difference Between Working at Home and Working From Home?

Aug 11 2010

Working at home means you are self employed. Working from home means you are employed by someone else – as in you get a weekly or bi-weekly paycheck.