8 Lessons I Learned from Writing My First Ebook

Lessons to Writing an Ebook

Now that I've written and published my first ebook and it's started getting some downloads, I wanted to share some lessons I learned as I went through the process of writing this first ebook. If you  have thought about writing an ebook,  I hope you'll keep these things in mind. Make it a priority - If you're determined to write an ebook, you need to set aside time to actually work on  the process.  If you work full t ime, this means you  may have to get early or stay up late so you can put in a little time on your ebook.  I often got up at 5:00 or 5:30 in the morning … [Read more...]

Home Business: Travel Industry

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If you have ever thought helping others plan a vacation would be a great job, you might have a passion for working as a travel agent. There are many ways you can work from home in this industry. Several companies hire people to work as virtual call center agents. From American Express to Carnival Cruise Lines and World Travel Holdings- there are a variety of jobs in the field. While some may require experience, there are plenty that do not. However, if you have more of an entrepreneurial spirit and prefer to create your own home based travel agency- you have some … [Read more...]

Five Things I Hate About Elance

Reasons I hate being a freelancer for Elance

Elance was one of the first places I turned to when I started working from home as a freelancer. I landed a few gigs and even had a few long-term clients for about a year. However, just because something is good, doesn’t mean it will last forever. Elance has some great things going for it, but here are 5 things I cannot stand about Elance. #1. Waiting for money I’m not going to lie. I did a few social media updates and a blog post for a client and I’m still waiting on that money. This can be so very frustrating because I worked for that money and I want it now. … [Read more...]

Eight Things You Should Never Put on a Resume

Eight Things You Should Never Put on a Resume

If you're like most people, when it comes to finding a job you probably start by updating your resume. You find a copy of the document somewhere on your computer, add your last job, and begin the uncomfortable process of networking with co-workers you haven't spoken with since the last time you were in the job market. While most experts would advise you to create a targeted resume for each job, making sure your resume doesn't contain information that would lead a potential employer to throw it in the trash is a good place to start. Before you submit your resume to … [Read more...]

How My WAH Job Turned into an Unexpected Career

Miranda Grimm's Work at Home Career story

My work at home story is an ever-evolving one. If you have been a follower and faithful reader then you know the back story. Don't worry if you aren't - I'll fill you in. My work at home job began soon after my first daughter was born and now I am living in a world I never imagined to be possible - couldn't have even thought of it because I just didn't even know it existed! The Back Story I'll try to make this part brief. My first daughter was born in 2008. I was bringing her to work with me and my plan was to put her into daycare until she became mobile. Things … [Read more...]