Work From Home Blog

  We often hear of work life balance, but how do we achieve it?  Bridging the gap between work, family, relaxation and social time is a challenge in our busy world, but it’s crucial to quality of life. According to Small Business Trends, “66 percent of full-time employees say they don’t strongly believe they have a work-life balance,” which is a huge figure.  It’s important that we take the time to find a balance for better health and happiness. What’s important? The first step to work life balance is establishing what that looks like for you, along with what’s important in your life.  If you say it’s family but spend…
Working from home has many benefits, from more time and flexibility to a non-existent commute.  Although it’s mainly a positive experience for most, there can be challenges involved, especially in the beginning. Check out this week’s blog for some tips on working through those challenges successfully. Kids or Family While kid, family, pet and friend time can be a huge bonus to a more flexible job, they can also require a lot of time.  Sometimes you’ll need to have focused work time, meetings or conference calls that demand your attention. For your kids, ask your mom friends or moms in your groups if there are any play groups during the…
  Remote teams are becoming more and more prevalent as more people work from home.  Although working from home tends to boost productivity, eliminate sick days and commuting, it can also make communication more difficult. As businesses grow and hire more employees, communicating as a remote team becomes crucial.  Read along for some of our best tips for staying connected in a home based career. Use a program There are several programs out there that can make communication and collaborative work much easier. Google Drive features word documents, spreadsheets, forms, presentation templates, and other options that allow you to work as a team.  The best thing about Google Drive is…
Name: Katrina Martin Location: Shelton, WA What’s your success story with HireMyMom.com? I was only a member for 1 quarter. I found a job within the first few weeks!  What’s your educational and experiential background? I have over 20 years' experience in a broad range of fields including office management, customer service, purchasing, inventory, and personnel management. What is your top tip (or tips) for landing a gig on HireMyMom.com? I checked every day for new posts but I also looked at older posts, which is how I found my current position. What’s your favorite thing about HireMyMom.com? First and foremost, the quality of the leads.  The fact that they are vetted and…
Social media is very important for business! It’s a place to share your knowledge, business doings, and much more. It’s well known that you shouldn’t spend most of your time on social media in “sales mode,” but how do you post graphics that still get attention? If you’re not sure where to start, read below for some tips for social media graphics that stand out and engage your audience. Watch the text When you’re choosing text, make sure it’s easy to read! Script fonts can be okay, but use them sparingly. The goal is for your information to be read, and your audience will get frustrated by overly fancy fonts.…
  Whether you already work from home or you’re seeking your first home based job, an interview is likely part of that process. Believe it or not, many of the interview tips for a traditional office job still apply to home based career positions.  Read along for some of our best advice for interview success! Dress professionally This may seem odd since your interview will take place from home, but dressing professionally is key! First of all, the interview might take place over Skype, Zoom meeting, or another video conference.  Even if it’s not, dressing the part will help you feel more prepared to put your best face forward. Take…
City / State: Raleigh, NC  Kids & Ages: One child, age 3   What’s your success story with HireMyMom.com? I was referred to HireMyMom.com from a church friend. At the time I was unable to work due to lack of childcare. I joined in January of that year and was employed by the end of February. Again the following year after a move, I joined HireMyMom.com again. For the past 1 1/2 years have worked for an amazing company owned by another amazing mom. Together in 6 short months we grew the company by leaps and bounds. Just this fall I found my THIRD job with this amazing website. I have referred HireMyMom.com countless times. It has been a…
Summer is almost here! School will be out soon, and we move on to one of the most fun times of the year. Although it’s summer, work doesn’t usually stop.  It may be lighter in the summer months, depending on your industry, but work still must be considered. Enjoy this time of year while still being productive! Read along for some of our best tips to do just that. Mix up your days As we mentioned before, hours and schedules are often lighter or more flexible in the summer.  More people are traveling and taking time off with their kids, and there’s a general air of relaxation.  If this is…
Organization is one of those small things that make a big difference.  Cluttered, disorganized spaces make us less productive, and it can be stressful to constantly feel like you’re playing catch up. A well-executed organization plan is a key to success in business and at home, and it’s worth the effort to get things to a manageable place.  Read along for some of our best, easiest ways to stay organized. Clear your space Start by clearing out! If you’re naturally a disorganized person, the idea of organization can be slightly overwhelming.  Simply start by clearing the clutter and items you don’t like. You can also work to remove unsightly items,…
Summer is coming up quickly! It’s getting warmer and pretty soon, the kids will be home for summer break.  While it’s obvious that the pool, having friends over, and local sports are great activities for this time of year, what else can your kids do during their time off? We’ve compiled a few ideas that can be inexpensive fun for your kids this summer! Get creative You don’t have to do crafts to be creative! The summer months are often spent outside, but once in a while, you’ll encounter a rainy or just “too hot” day.  This is a great time to get creative! Look up some new recipes and…