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 didn't quite work out that way and with a beautiful twist of fate- I was a stay at home mom. Bills were big and money was little. But we managed - through the grace of God. Finally in 2009 I found my first legitimate work at home job at West. Things didnt work out because when I applied I lived in South Carolina but when they hired me- I had already moved to Indiana. Apparently West doesn't employee Indiana residents for … [Read more...]

How To Make The Most of Work At Home Trade Shows: 4 Good Tips

work at home trade shows

Are you in the process of attending a work at home trade show? If so, and if it’s your first, there are things you can do to make the event literally pay off. Trade shows are known for being great networking events along with excellent sources of products and services. But did you know they can do even more for you than that. Let’s take a quick look at ways to turn that upcoming work at home trade show into a one of a kind money making, friend creating, relationship building juggernaut. 1. Have a Goal - One of the most important things you can do when attending a trade show or any similar business networking event is to have a goal in mind, before you ever step foot in the door. This can be to find a reputable new source for your product, it could be to land a major new client, or it could simply be to shake hands with as many attendees as possible. Whatever the goal, you won’t meet it - if you don’t create it in the first place. You can make it a grand goal or a series of … [Read more...]

What are Your 2013 Work at Home Plans?

Happy New Year

Happy New Year’s to all the work at homers out there! I have been kind of quiet in the work at home world for a little bit and I just wanted to fill everyone in. My son is turning 2 in a few days and it marks almost two years since I began working at home. It’s been a wonderful journey and a path of learning and developing, but I’m right where I’m supposed to be.   Where did I start? Almost two years ago I was working for OnPoint and Textbroker. I then moved onto writing for Merchant Circle and dabbling with private clients. I was mostly relying on content mills to get me through. I also did a little babysitting on the side and fought hard to build my growing business. In November of 2011 I decided to start my own writing website. Which, thanks to Design by Miranda and Katie Jones, it got off on the right foot! I would spend time hanging around forums and picking up overflow. I also worked anywhere from ½ cent a word to 1.5 cents a word. Additionally, I spent many months … [Read more...]

ZNZ Experience with Libby Robles

Is ZNZ a Scam?

Today's post is sort of a difficult one for me. ZNZ or Zip Nada Zilch is a company I have been asked about multiple times. While I never really considered it a scam- I was definitely quick to file it away under the 'not worth your time' category. ZNZ is an affiliate marketing company. They pay you for bringing new customers to try out their client's products. Many ZNZ affiliates can be slimy about how they advertise the ZNZ products and gain new referrals. Which is why I was quick to brush off ZNZ. But, it seemed every time I turned a corner there was another person I knew becoming a ZNZ marketer. When I learned Libby Robles, a long-time Facebook friend of mine was making a LOT of money- I realized I couldn't continue to ignore ZNZ. Libby helped me understand all about Zip Nada Zilch and although I have chosen not to pursue this myself- I decided to face this opportunity head on. Check out the conversation Libby and I had on Facebook Chat:   Libby Meet ZNZ Miranda: How … [Read more...]

Meet Fashion Artist Ron Ostlund Jr (Win a Piece of his Work!)

Ostlund

One of my favorite things about writing here at Work at Home Adventures is when I get the opportunity to interview and meet new entrepreneurs! I love sharing stories of self-starters with the readers because it is often true inspiration and gives all of us an insight and sometimes a model of how it has and can be done. Ron Ostlund Jr. Spent a couple of hours with me on Facebook and let me pick his brain. He shared with me a little about how his business began and a few of the trials he faced. As a special bonus you will have the opportunity to win one of his pieces of artwork!   Ron Ostlund Jr. is an artist. Ron uses found objects and metal to create fashion pieces- as in jewelry and home decor items. Although this is not currently Ron's main source of income- don't call it a hobby! As he told me, it is much more than a hobby. Ron grew up in poverty which as I see it, encouraged Ron to use his skill to create his own toys. He told me how as a child he would often take … [Read more...]