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Once you decide to make the shift from on-site employment where you commute to the job, you must then decide what services you will provide or products you will manufacture and how much to charge for them. Many who build home businesses focus on providing services. For those who prefer not to leave the comfort and familiarity of their own homes, setting up shop as a freelancer makes good sense. The term “freelancer”...
Writing and  r emote employm ent  go together like chocolate and caramel: a perfect pairing. While many writers prefer working as independent contractors, others crave the security a of steady paycheck. Let’s be frank: a steady paycheck makes budgeting a lot easier. Why work remotely? Besides the luxury of skipping the daily commute, working on a remote basis allows you to put in the hours of effort when you’re...
You  crafted a stellar résumé  and a  kickass cover letter . You made the shortlist. Now, you have to nail the interview. Take a moment to celebrate making the cut to even get to this stage of the hiring process, then allow yourself a moment to wallow in anxiety. Get it all out of the way, because that twenty minutes or so scheduled with a potential employer could have an enormous impact upon your life....
Being a parent  doesn’t mean sacrificing your career  – or at least it shouldn’t! Many stay-at-home mothers now look for  flexible part-time jobs  that allow them to make some money while still being a full-time parent. Most women who become full-time mothers sometimes regret not being able to put their education to use. The challenge is to find  stay-at-home mom jobs  that you can easily...
Once you’ve  perfected your résumé , resist the temptation to send it out. The résumé, as stated earlier, provides prospective employers and clients an overview of your qualifications, but it offers no introduction. The cover letter that accompanies your resume serves as the polite introduction. As you may have guessed, there’s an art to creating a powerful, persuasive cover letter. Just as a...
Work-Life balance is a juggling act. As one of the biggest challenges women face, we are bombarded with people pulling us in opposing directions. We may fill the role of working professional, event coordinator, wife, mom, financial planner etc. The list is endless. How do we balance our time? When do we spend time with our family? And how do we keep time for ourselves? Balancing life’s chaos can feel like walking on a...
Those of us who grew up without cell phones learned this in high school and those of us who grew up with cell phones still need to master this business convention: the résumé. The written overview of your experience and qualifications has changed, but the function remains a tried-and-true, necessary first step in the hiring process. If your résumé doesn’t make the cut, then you don’t  get the...
If you are a  work from home mom , on the lookout for a  job that gives you the flexibility to work  and earn but from the comfort of your home, you are in luck. Gone are the days where people had to head to an office in order to carry out work-related activities and complete projects. Today, many working professionals, as well as companies, are acknowledging and favoring work-from-anywhere remote jobs. Research and...