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In Career on
June 18, 2017

Believe It Or Not, Working from Home Isn’t All Cupcakes and Rainbows

I think most people have this vision in their heads of what working from home means. Rolling out of bed at whatever time you wish. Strolling into the kitchen to grab a cup of coffee. Still in your pajamas, you make your way to your desk and leisurely begin work.

I, too, had that vision. I dreamed of kicking my feet up on my front porch and typing away in the gentle breeze of the outdoors. Doing what I wanted, when I wanted. Working where I wanted. And never having someone breathe down my neck.

And Then, Reality Hits

Working from home is amazing, don’t get me wrong. I wouldn’t trade it for anything. It gives me the flexibility to work around my kids’ schedules (I, however, am one of the lucky ones; not all work from home jobs are as flexible as freelancing).

And, I really can wear whatever the heck I want.

I’m my own boss and can accept or pass up on whatever work that comes my way.

But, it’s still not all cupcakes and rainbows. There’s a downside to just about any job, even when you run your own business.

Let me tell you about some of the downsides of working from home that most people will never tell you. I like to keep it real around here. Read more

Amy is a 32-year-old Mama of two, freelance writer, and work-at-home business woman. Through The Work at Home Mom, she helps women balance their personal and professional lives at home. Amy contributes to Reader’s Digest Online and other health and lifestyle publications.
In Career, Getting Started on
May 13, 2017

Freelancer Profile: 5 Steps To Making A Killer Impact

Create A Killer Freelancer Profile

Ah, the dreaded freelancer profile. The profile freelancer nation cringes at the mention of. The one that makes even skilled freelance writers want to run and hide.

Why? Because the freelancer profile is supposed to get you more clients. It should showcase all your talents, even the ones you don’t think you’re so great at. Your profile opens you up, makes you vulnerable. It basically says, “Here I am. Here’s what I can do. Now hire me!”.

And it can be quite intimidating, honestly.

So, here you are. Stuck with needing a freelancer profile, but not knowing how to make a good one that will attract potential clients. Lucky for you, I’m going to teach you how to create a magnetizing profile that will make clients want to work with you.

These tips are based on my own successful experiences with Upwork and Guru, two places that helped get me my quick start as a freelance writer. Literally, within 2 months of signing up for these freelance marketplaces, I quit my regular, 9-5 job and started my own writing and digital media business.

You can do that, too. But it all starts with the profile freelancersΒ need to have to get moving. Read and utilize these steps, and you’ll have an irresistible freelance profile that will get you noticed. Read more

Amy is a 32-year-old Mama of two, freelance writer, and work-at-home business woman. Through The Work at Home Mom, she helps women balance their personal and professional lives at home. Amy contributes to Reader’s Digest Online and other health and lifestyle publications.