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

A few guidelines to relieving the fear entrepreneurs get when crafting 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

Google's constant algorithm updates can mean more profit as a freelance writer.

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...]

Three Viable Work-From-Home Careers

The most viable ways to earn money working from home.

Guest Post By Barbie Carpenter Many business professionals dream of working from home, eliminating lengthy commutes, avoiding irksome coworkers, and saving money on professional attire and gas. However, not every career presents a realistic work-from-home opportunity. Moreover, the careers that are effective in a work-from-home setting require dedication and hard work in order to thrive. Understand what careers can succeed in a work-from-home environment if you have the patience, persistence, and commitment.   Writing/Editing Writers and editors often work … [Read more...]

3 Brain Breaks You Should Be Taking

Increase your productivity by taking brain breaks

My daughter's kindergarten teacher had regularly intervalled "brain breaks" for her students. I'm not sure if it was for the kids or herself but it's something we should all be doing. While too many breaks can distract your mind and cause you to lose focus- you need to keep yourself sharp by giving your brain a break once in a while. Everyone is different in how often they should take a brain break but I suggest every couple of hours we stop what we are doing, stand up, shake our legs and complete one or more of these brain break suggestions. (And no- I didn't include … [Read more...]

Homeschooling While Working From Home

How to manage working from home while homeschooling

When I first had the idea for this article it seemed easy.  I was going to lay out some nice, pretty bullet points on ways to practically manage working from home and homeschooling.  I quickly realized however, that just wouldn't work.  First, it gives the illusion that the task is “nice and pretty” as well as the crazy idea that I actually “manage” it.  The fact is, I (we) survive it.  Another fact is, it is spectacularly awesome and I wouldn't have it any other way.  I decided I could only let you know some ways that I have found, in the first year, to help it work … [Read more...]