Working from home as a virtual assistant

As I wrapped up my working from home series on Monday, I got a number of emails from readers, asking about the world of being a Virtual Assistant (VA). What is that job, how do you become one, how do you market yourself, and how much can you earn? Great questions — and ones I’m not (read more…)

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Want to work from home? Work smart, not just hard.

When I started Simple Mom in early 2008, I didn’t intend for it to become a full-fledged career path. I saw it more as a creative outlet with a possibly to fund my coffee habit. Never in a million years would I guess it would become my platform for writing and providing a sizable portion (read more…)

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Want to work from home? Find your routine.

Pepper, our new kitten, is figure-eighting around my ankles as I sit at my desk. Finn isn’t far away, exploring every nook and cranny of the floor. I’m also giving Tate a spelling test in a few minutes; she’s at her table behind me, practicing her list of words. I hear Reed somewhere in the (read more…)

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5 business ideas for work-at-home wannabes

A few months ago, I wrote about the nine essential steps for building a home business that works and touched on how to choose a business based on your work experience, talents, personality, children and passions. You see, after starting three successful home businesses over the past decade, I know firsthand that working from home (read more…)

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Interested in a blogging 101 webinar?

The past week, I’ve been writing about writing. Well, more like writing about working from home (which for me, happens to be writing). I love all the feedback, the comments, and the tips you’ve shared along the way, and I’ve truly enjoyed pulling back the curtain a bit to show you how I work. So (read more…)

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