The secret of success for work-at-home moms

What if I told you that there was one principle that would have the biggest impact on whether or not you’re successful as a work-at-home mom? Hint: It’s not the industry or niche you choose. It’s not the structure of your business or what trade organizations you join. It’s not even the people you network (read more…)

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Want to work from home? Find help.

Above is a collection of pictures Tate drew me last week. It’s a series of four; Things Mom Does. She’s in her crayon period. (And just so you know, that’s not me playing Atari on the bottom right.) It speaks into the many things on my plate; the perpetual balls I’m juggling in the air (read more…)

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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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