4 Skills You Should Learn Before You Become a WAHM

After I had my third child, I was intent on being a WAHM.  When I quit my full-time job 14 months after my daughter was born, I had some regular freelance jobs lined up, but I still had A LOT to learn.  What I should have done during my maternity leave was learn skills that would help me grow my work-at-home job when it became my sole source of income.

If you're contemplating becoming a WAHM, take the time to start getting clients and to learn some important business skills before you quit your day  job, and your business will likely flourish.   Make the leap to working at home without any preparation, and you will likely find yourself struggling and perhaps even going back to work.

These four skills are beneficial ones to learn before you make the leap to working for yourself:

1099 Top 10: Finding Extra to Pay for the Holidays

We like to regularly share our favorite posts from the Work at Home Mom niche. Some articles may come from Moms, but all of them will be great. Enjoy!

·         Winning giveaways is a great way to supplement your holiday shopping.  Make your time spent entering giveaways more productive by first reading The Work at Home Wife's 5 best secrets to entering and winning giveaways.

·         Do you menu plan every weekFrugal Upstate is getting into the swing of menu planning again, and her recipes sound great!  Have a peak for inspiration.

Work-at-Home Job Leads for October 27th, 2014

Welcome to our weekly Jobs spotlight, where we highlight some of the job opportunities that we have found for 1099 Moms and other employment from home.  


Magazine Review: iBlog

Did you know you can find all blog conferences and ticket prices here? Check it out. 

 I'm going to be honest. When I first heard about iBlog Magazine, I thought, "Great. Another fluffy publication with articles on how mom bloggers make millions of dollars with actual actionable tips. Just another way to make money on the backs of those who want to get into blogging." I didn't sign up or even check out the publication. I didn't feel I could possibly benefit.

Then, I attended the Mom 2.0 Summit in May, and I was gifted an issue in my swag bag.  It had some pretty good articles in it, and most of what was written was information I was pretty familiar with.  Many of those interviewed were my colleagues or friends. I thought the publication was professional, but I wasn't convinced that it was something I needed.

Just last week, I attended the Shareasale Think Tank event.  This small conference gifted me with another issue of the magazine, this one being their "Money issue."  It contained articles pretty much all about how to make money, what other bloggers are making, and how to maximize what I'm already doing to stop leaving money on the table.

That's my kind of publication.

5 Ways You Can Take Care of Yourself and Your Business During the Upcoming Holiday Season

Holidays are a time to relax, enjoy the company of friends and family, and reflect on your life. 

Okay, that's the Norman Rockwell version of the holidays.  For most of us, there is some time to relax and enjoy time with family and friends, but there is also a lot of stress, last minute preparations, and time-consuming commitments around the holidays.  The problem can get even worse when you're juggling an at-home business.

However, you can prepare now to make this upcoming holiday season less stressful.  Try some of these tips:

1099 Top 10: Grow Your Customer Base with Email and Social Media

We like to regularly share our favorite posts from the Work at Home Mom niche. Some articles may come from Moms, but all of them will be great. Enjoy!

·         DIY Natural chats with Aweber and shares just how important an e-mail list is.  Even better, he shares his strategies for growing the website, e-mail list, and social media accounts.

·         Would you like to be a B-list blogger?  A guest poster on Microblogger shows you how.  (For what it's worth, being a B-list blogger sounds pretty good!)

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