5 Things to Do When Work is Slow

things to do when work is slow

As I sit here with my work being quite slow, my mind is racing with different things I can do. I haven’t had to look for work for 16 months and now my mind is starting to wonder if I’ll need to start looking. Anyways, while I sit here at home with 3 children, I realize I depend on work to keep my mind busy. So, what happens when work is a little slower than usual? Your mind starts going off the deep end. Here are five things you can do when work is slow.   Wash Your Walls Seriously, we are about to move and I looked over at our walls and almost barfed. What is this sticky, gooey, red stuff on these walls? I took it upon myself to wash my walls while work is slow.   Eat Everything in Sight As humans, we want to eat to live, but lately I’ve been living to eat. The food we have in our house isn’t even all that great. It just seems like meal times are closer together when you are less busy. Luckily, I haven’t been too bad with eating. I’ve been eating bananas, raisins, some … [Read more...]

How to Deal With Sexual Harassment When Working From Home

sexual-harassment

Everyone knows that sexual harassment can be a problem in brick and mortar businesses.  All states have laws about sexual harassment, and most businesses have policies in place for how to deal with it.  However, sexual harassment can also be a problem when you work from home.  This post will explain the different types of sexual harassment, and what you should do if you feel you've been a victim. What is sexual harassment? The EEOC defines sexual  harassment as "Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature constitutes sexual harassment when submission to or rejection of this conduct explicitly or implicitly affects an individual's employment, unreasonably interferes with an individual's work performance, or creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work environment."  There are a few different parts of this definition that are important - First, the behavior must be unwelcomed - if a coworker starts … [Read more...]

10 Unique Accesories for Your Home Office

Unique Accessories for a Home Office

Working from home certainly has its many advantages. Being able to decorate and arrange your home office however you feel is one of them! I should be taking this perk a bit more seriously. My home office space is crying out for some personality. Which is what led me to browsing Amazon for unique and fun office supplies. Let me share some of my favorite things with you! The links in this post are Amazon Affiliate links. Which means, anytime someone clicks one of the following links to make a purchase - I will earn money. If you want to learn how to make money writing articles like this - refer to the 8 Basic Rules of Making Money Online with Amazon article recently published.   Retro Pointer Finger Mouse This is just absolutely awesome! A mouse shaped like a pixelated pointer finger. It just doesn't get any better than that. This would certainly add some personality to my home office. I just wish it were wireless. Buy a Retro Pointer Finger Mouse Now   Woopsy … [Read more...]

“Your Guide to Taking Paid Surveys for Extra Cash”: A Book Review

Guide to Taking Surveys for Cash

I began seriously looking for ways to earn cash from home around 5 years ago, after the birth of my second child. I kept seeing where people were making money by answering surveys online. I wanted all of that I could get. I found a few sites and earned a little, but it was nowhere near enough to let me stay home with my baby, and it was frustrating spending 20 minutes every now and then for a dollar, maybe two, and not ever have enough to even cash out. If I would have had "Your Guide to Taking Paid Surveys for Extra Cash" by Anna Thurman back then, I could have saved myself a lot of time and frustration. There are a lot of reasons for this, as the book is full of great advice. Most importantly, however, was this little tidbit found starting with the second sentence of the introduction:   "Will it earn you a living from home? No."   Anna makes it clear that this is not a get rich quick scheme or even a get rich over time scheme. It is not hard, but it is … [Read more...]

Self-Motivation – What It Should Really Look Like

How to Be a Self Motivator

Do you consider yourself to be a self-motivated individual? Do you engage in positive pep talks with yourself? Do you understand the importance of accountability? Well, then my friend and fellow work-at-homer (WAHer), you understand the importance of being a self-motivated person. Not everyone can be a self-motivated individual, but as you are learning, it is an important quality of those who successfully work at home.   What Exactly is Self-Motivation? Simply put, self-motivation is the ability to conjure up within yourself the desire, drive or passion to begin or finish a project or accomplishment. While it may sound easy, anyone who works at home knows that there are days when everything is in chaos at home with every imaginable distraction happening. All of this chaos can derail your motivation and cause you not to focus on your work or your business.   Is There Good Self-Motivation and Bad Self-Motivation? Self-motivation is always a good … [Read more...]