Your Freelance Writing Client is Not Obligated to Please You

Tips for freelance writers looking to grow their business.

Should your client offer certain perks? Are there certain things you should expect them to do besides pay you? When freelancing, sometimes it can be difficult to figure out the roles played by you and your clients. Is the client asking for too much -- or are you the one demanding the impossible? In freelance writing, the number one rule is that the client is not obligated to please you. In fact, you should instead be providing what the client needs. If you can't or won't, let them find it elsewhere. Here's why. The client's venue is not yours Whether you are … [Read more...]

Can I work a Phone Job with Young Kids at Home?

Tips to work from home on the phone with young kids around.

Often times I receive questions from readers wondering if there is any possible way to manage working from home on the phone with young children around. This is a unique question, as each person's situation varies. I have had personal experience working a call center job from home while having a one year old and a three year old at home. It didn't work out for me, but it was because of personal reasons that you will see in my response to this reader question, which I received the okay to share with you all. Do you know of any people who have one to two year olds, and … [Read more...]

30 Days of Prayer for The Right Job

Work at Home Job Prayer List

I would like to begin a 30 day prayer call for those of you who are looking for the right work at home job. I also ask for prayers for myself and the other work at home bloggers who are posting job leads. Please pray that we will be led the right jobs openings and they will be shared with the right people using the resources given to us. This is definitely a bold post for me to make. However, so many of you have expressed your feelings of desperation to find the right work at home job for you. I believe prayer can help guide us all. I understand that not all of … [Read more...]

Entrepreneurship Tips: Get Rid of Email Anxiety by Learning How to Send Effective Emails

Lots of things make entrepreneurs famous, from investors so shady they could be used as beach umbrellas, to the first time they put up their product for sale. One seemingly menial task can also send their hearts racing, and that's sending email. Whether it's an email campaign or not, this seemingly straightforward task has sent many entrepreneurs into conniptions. They'll end up struggling over how the email should be worded, and they're right to struggle. An email is non-interactive. Errors can lose companies customers before start-ups have a chance to reply, so each … [Read more...]

Freelance Writers: How Google’s Algorithm Updates Can Lead to More Work

Many companies who utilize online marketing to increase brand visibility and boost sales have seen their websites affected by Google’s algorithm changes in recent years. However, for freelance content writers this represents a huge opportunity. If you are a freelance writer, here are a few ways in which the constant algorithm updates are a positive thing for you when it comes to finding work. More Demand for Original Content One of the main trends that is becoming increasingly obvious following Google’s recent algorithm updates is that original content is more … [Read more...]

5 Things No One Told Me About Working From Home

I can't believe no one told me working from home would be like this!

I Can't Work With My Kids Around I decided to pursue a work at home career after having kids. I couldn't take the idea of dropping my baby off to a daycare full of strangers. However, every work at home job I've done was nearly impossible to do with my kids around. Even blogging. They needed my attention and even now that they are older, they are very distracting. I've had to get pretty creative and sacrifice things like sleep in order to make working from home work for me. When I worked as a sales rep for a virtual call center, I had to be sure to find a flexible … [Read more...]