Work From Home Blog

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…
Work burnout is a real thing! According to MayoClinic.org, it is defined as “a state of physical, emotional or mental exhaustion combined with doubts about your competence and the value of your work.”  It can cause mental, physical, and psychological stress, and there are many signs of it. According to Forbes.com, if you’re experiencing burnout, you might have: exhaustion, lack of motivation, frustration and cynicism, cognitive problems, problems at work and home, lack of care for yourself, and more.  These are clearly issues that need to be addressed, and working to avoid burnout is the first step. Stick to office hours Since we have our phones and computers constantly at…
Working from home provides more flexibility and time with family and friends, but it can also be isolating if you’re not careful. When work is home and home is work, you can easily fall into the habit of rarely leaving the house, or rarely being social.  If you’re a parent, the issue can be compounded by a lack of time. Although it can be difficult, making time to be social is a very important component in your quality of life.  Read along for some tips to stay social as a work from home parent! Involve the kids Not all social events have to be kid-free! Especially if your kids are…
Name: Whitney ShuttCity / State: Houston, TX Kids & Ages: Elijah - 2 years  What’s your success story with HireMyMom.com? I am a bit of a rare situation, I was at a full time job when I got pregnant and wanted to stay home with my son so I became a member of Hiremymom.com in May/June of 2015 and it only took me about a week or two to land my first interview and was hired on at the company that I still work for today (going on 2.5 years) in August of that same year.    What’s your educational and experiential background? I have my bachelors in Corporate Communication…
Successfully managing remote teams is becoming more necessary as telecommute jobs are more widely available.  There are countless tools and options to make this possible, and we’ve narrowed down some of our favorite options. Whether you’re looking to track time, communicate with your team, or send professional invoices and billing notes, we have something for you! Slack Slack is a great communication and messaging tool that keeps everything in one place.  According to Creative Boom, with Slack you can “hold conversations that are open to others or private; organize and prioritize conversations based on topic or project; share files; connect up your favorite tools; search the archives later” and more.  …