Is Your Cover Letter Ruining Your Job Search?

The right way to do a cover letter!

If you Google "cover letter," you will find the same format on hundreds of websites. The typical cover letter opens with a clear statement that tells human resources the name of the position for which you are applying and where you saw the advertisement. After the first sentence, a cookie-cutter letter details how the writer's skill set fits the competencies listed on the job description.   If you want your cover letter to blend in with the crowd, follow this format. However, if you want to stand out, you need to approach cover letters … [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...]

Work from Home Through Kelly Services

Kelly Services is a great way to find a work at home job

If you've ever worked as a temporary employee, you may be familiar Kelly Services.  Kelly Services now hires people for work from home temporary positions in addition to hiring for temporary positions at brick and mortar companies. This post will provide more information about the types of work from home positions Kelly hires for, as well as how much you can make, the skills you need, and how to apply with Kelly Services. What types of work from home temporary positions are offered? Kelly hires people for all types of work from home jobs, including customer … [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...]

Freelancers – How to Deal with the Budget Constraints of Your Clients

How to stay within the constraints of your clients budgets without sacrificing your dignity.

Guest Post By Paul Maplesden If you're a freelancer, you know that your clients are often working to very tight budgets. This can sometimes make negotiating rates and payments tricky as they're trying to get the most for their money and you're trying to earn a living. Here are some simple techniques that you can use to help negotiate rates and secure the project. If you can turn the work around quickly, highlight this to the client. Businesses are often up against tight time constraints and clients might be prepared to pay a little more if they know that you can … [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...]