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5 reasons why freelance writing is the best job for at-home moms

5 reasons why freelance writing is the best job for at-home moms

Freelance writing changed my life -- I make no bones about that. What began as an experiment in 2010 after relocating for my then-husband’s job (a “hmm, I wonder if I can turn this into something that brings in more than I made in my last job” experiment) became my...

the (unhappy) secret all WAHMs share

the (unhappy) secret all WAHMs share

Here's a little bit of real, raw, unvarnished truth for you today... but don't worry, we're going somewhere great. One of the things that every single work-at-home mom feels at some point is this: Crushing, debilitating mama guilt. Seriously, how many of us don't deal...

Work-at-home productivity tips for when productivity is impossible

Work-at-home productivity tips for when productivity is impossible

Working from home is awesome. I know, because I’ve been doing it since 2010. No more stuffy jackets, no more pinchy work shoes, no more interminable meetings with coworkers who love the sound of their own voices. I love working from home because I can control my...

4 proven ways to become a better freelance writer

4 proven ways to become a better freelance writer

The great thing about being a freelance writer from home is that you have a way to bring in some money (or even make a full-time living) while still being able to focus on your family and its priorities. I love being a blogger for hire because it offers at-home moms a...

How to change niches (or add a new niche)

How to change niches (or add a new niche)

Is it time to pick a niche? Maybe you want to hop to a new niche. Or maybe you’re one of those with more than one niche (like yours truly!). No matter what the situation, there will come a point in your freelance writing career when it will be time to pick, add, or...

Self-Sabotage: The terrible thing about being a work-at-home mom

Self-Sabotage: The terrible thing about being a work-at-home mom

May I make a confession to you? I really feel like I should be “further along in my career” than I am. I get frustrated that my rates aren’t as high as they should be for someone who’s been doing this for as long as I have. I sigh and shake my head when I think about...

Freelance Writer Resource Roundup

Freelance Writer Resource Roundup

Last update: September 29, 2017   Here's a collection of some of my favorite resources for freelance writer. These are all things I've read and used in my own business, and they're worth sharing with you! As I find great stuff, I'll keep updating this post for...

Freelancing as a Single Mom: My Success Story

Freelancing as a Single Mom: My Success Story

I was 8 months pregnant when my husband and I separated. The baby I thought I’d never have was just 5 weeks from arriving, and the plan had been for me to be a stay-at-home mom. I didn’t see it coming. Plans change — that’s no surprise to anyone. And in that moment,...

How to Raise Your Rates (Painlessly)

How to Raise Your Rates (Painlessly)

When’s the last time you gave yourself a raise? If you can’t remember, you’re overdue. The thing is, when you’re the one responsible for setting your rates -- AKA deciding how much you’ll get paid -- you must also be the one responsible for raising those rates. I’ll...

How to hire an editor (and know it’ll be a good experience)

How to hire an editor (and know it’ll be a good experience)

Maybe it’s a sales page you want to get just right. Maybe it’s the content for your new course. Maybe you’ve decided to self-publish a book to support your credibility and your brand. Whatever it is, you want to hire an editor to make sure everything looks good and...

How to start a freelance writing business

How to start a freelance writing business

One of the questions I get alllll the time when I tell people I work for myself as a freelance writer is this: How did you get started in that? Turns out, not many people know how to start a freelance writing business. That's why this is a great question, really. What...