Sunday December 8, 2013
Yesterday, we discussed some management tips for moms during this ever so busy time of year. When you work at home, you often have some flexibility in getting all the things on your to-do list done. However, that flexibility can be a double-edge sword. It can mean you end up working all the time. Or, you can leave a trail of half finished jobs in your wake.
Without a set of ground rules for yourself and your family, you can give in to distractions, be it refereeing your own bickering kids, running errands for friends (who think you have nothing to do because you work at home) or simply multitasking too much. I know I am guilty of all three!
And no time is more ripe for distraction than December, so keep focused.
Saturday December 7, 2013
Good time management is something we may wish for this time of year when time seems to be in scarce supply. Unfortunately this is something that money can't buy, though we may feel like it can as we invest in device that may or may not help us keep organized.
Money can buy organizing gizmos or even more simple items like calendars and planners, which can help you manage your time better. However, these are only tools. We must know how to use them to manage our time (and have the discipline to do so) in order for tools to be helpful. And frankly technology can as easily become a time waster as a time saver.
And so as the year draws to a close, I think more about how to get my time under control. Not only because I need so much more of it, but because I am looking forward to a fresh start in the New Year. If you're like me and want to get off on the right foot in 2013, these resources may help.
Friday December 6, 2013
If finding a new work at home job is your New Year's resolution, don't wait until January 1 to start mapping your strategy.
Even if life is a little crazy right now, don't let holiday stress keep you from, at least, formulating a plan for your job search. Getting started as a work at home mom is not something that necessarily happens all at once, it is often a process.
So the sooner you start assessing the pros and cons of working at home, deciding between a home business and a telecommute job or researching work at home companies, the sooner you can turn your dream into a reality.
Thursday December 5, 2013
Finding a legitimate work-at-home job is never easy.
First, you've got to look out for the work-at-home scams. Then, you need to find the companies that hire home-based workers. But most importantly you have to present yourself well to a prospective employer. Most often this means making contact online without the benefit of a phone or in-person meeting.
If you're trying, but not yet succeeding at finding a job from home, check out these 5 reasons you could be having trouble.