I set out a few months ago to find answers and solutions to the challenges WAHMs take on when they decide to have a home office and earn an income from without the commute. From this I created my Monday Weekly WAHM Challenges & Tasks and my Facebook Group where we can all help each other.
Where do you struggle? What do you need help with?
Do you need help starting as a WAHM? Are you cut out to be a WAHM? Do you mind working alone? Can you create and keep a schedule?
Do you need help funding your business? Or even help saving money so you can put more into your business?
Is time management a struggle?
Or do you need help
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Today I am back from holiday time with my family. We celebrated Thanksgiving last week. My daughter was off school all week, so was my husband and my son started his break on Wednesday.
I need to confess, it is extremely hard to work from home when they are here also. So I took the time off. I scheduled a few social media updates on my Facebook Page and my Google Plus account (using Do Share Chrome Extension) and proceeded to leave my computer in my office in order to cook turkey, watch TV and eat. It was so relaxing and I really enjoyed the time with family and friends.
Why is it so hard to work from home at this time of the year?
Well, I am a writer. I write my blog posts. I’m writing a book for Work at Home Moms. I write my own social media updates. I write comments on blogs and on social media.
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How My Blog Opened Up a World of Income-Earning Opportunities
I started my blog Live Simply, Live Thrifty, Live Savvy after beginning to earn some income through per-piece writing. My blog became a crucial tool that provided the possibility for future income-earning opportunities, including as a publication writer and writing for numerous other clients’ blogs. Another opportunity that my blog has afforded me is the chance to make money through sponsored blog posts.
What is a Sponsored Post?
A sponsored blog post is a paid blog post requested by a company or other organization that wants to advertise their product, event, or campaign. They will pay to essentially “rent space” on an established blog in the form of a written blog post that is normally composed at least partially by the blogger.
Companies love to utilize bloggers because bloggers know how to write, they have an established network that trusts what they say, and they know how to promote their
. . . Read More: How I Earn Extra Income as a WAHM by Writing Sponsored Blog Posts
Monday WAHM Challenge
WAHM make Money Blogging
Every blogger has heard it.
“Make Money Blogging”
The simple search for this phrase on Google brings up 94,600,000 results*. That means there are over 94 million pages talking about how to make money blogging. That is a lot.
Let me put this in perspective.
Blogging has Become a Profession
Sites like Mashable and Perez Hilton use blogging (adding written content to a blog) to make lots of money each year. Bloggers are now taken serious on mainstream media like TV, magazines and radio. Bloggers are not considered just wanna be writers anymore. Or worse, scam artists. Blogging has become a legitimate profession.
Since it is considered a profession, I wanted to compare blogging to other professions. What do you do when you want to “be” something? You research how to become that profession, right?
So I looked up “become a blogger“. I got 520,000,000 results!!! Yes, there are
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It is said that it takes money to make money, which is true to some extent. However, if you have high overhead costs to start or maintain your work-at-home business, it will reduce the amount of profit that you make and could even cause your business to go under.
High Overhead = Low Profit
Case in point, I used to sell Avon. I liked the product line, but after paying for all of the supplies, including brochures, samples, fees, mailing costs, labels, rubber stamps, and gas to make deliveries, I ended up making very little. The cost to run my business often surpassed my profit, making my selling attempts futile. Others have experienced better success, but for me, it simply did not make financial sense to continue.
Strategic Ways to Save
Thankfully when I started working for myself, I managed to start my business while spending next to nothing. I am going to share some of my favorite strategies for cutting your
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