Work From Home Blog

We all know we need to be on social media for our businesses, but what do we post?  It can be tough to come up with content ideas to keep your page fresh.  Consistency is a big component of doing social media well, so having some options is great idea. Read along for some of our best tips to creating a variety of types of social media posts. Use snippets You don’t have to reinvent the wheel every time you post! All of those blog posts you write? You can cut those into tips and bite-sized pieces of information for your social media posts. You can include snippets that include:…
At HireMyMom.com, we’ve received several requests for apps and websites that are great options for time tracking remote employees. It’s an important tool if you’re a work from home employer, as you can easily see where your employees are spending their time.  If you’re an employee using these tools, it can help to show where you’re struggling or thriving with prioritization and your to do list. All of the apps and websites below allow you and your team to track their time, tasks, and so on.  They also integrate with other team and client management software in most cases. Toggl Toggl makes it easy for you.  “Logging time with Toggl…
Name:​ Ralph Massetti​Business:​ The Franchise Builders​City / State:​ Scottsdale, AZ​Website:​ www.thefranchisebuilders.com​Tell us a little about your business and how you got started.​We began 17 years ago as a franchise industry technology company. Then, about 11 years ago began offering a suite of complete franchise development and consulting services to existing and aspiring franchisors.​What advice do you have for entrepreneurs and home business owners?​Control costs, grow strategically and hire the best talent you can afford.​What is your top tip for hiring great talent? And when should one consider outsourcing or hiring additional help?​We like to outsource when we are developing new positions, and either hire the early performers direct, or learn the scope of…
  Working from home is a noble goal for many moms, parents and people who are seeking more flexibility in their lives. Between long commutes, wasted time in an office, and the lack of freedom to attend important things, it’s no wonder that more and more people are looking for a job that gives them something more.  As a work from home job site, we have some tips and advice to secure a work from home job that will work for you and your family. Tune into the application process You can’t get a job if you’re never applying! Just like applying for a traditional office job, you have to…
We’re coming up on the new year, which means we’re likely being inundated with ways to achieve our resolutions.  This is a perfect time to reflect on how we’re living our lives - personally and professionally - and make any necessary changes. We all talk about setting goals, but how do we actually achieve them and keep the momentum going well into the new year? Read along for some best tips and advice for achieving your goals. Choose a reason It helps to keep your motivation high when you know why you’re doing something.  If your goal is to make more money, is there a specific item you’re looking to…
We’ve all heard it - working from home results in greater productivity! This is great news, but have you ever stopped to ask why this is? Sure, you eliminate the commute and probably a few meetings, but there are other reasons that work from home productivity seems to be a common theme.  You would think that being home would make it easier to be distracted! However, this doesn’t seem to be the case. Less distractions Yes, you’re actually less distracted working from home, as long as you establish a clear schedule and good boundaries from the beginning.  For one, there’s far less workplace chatter! It takes a concentrated effort to…
  Running a successful blog is a very important part of running a business.   How can blogging help you?  It can boost SEO, help you establish yourself as the expert in your field, and provide content for social media posting. We’ve all heard that blogging is important, but how do we achieve success with our blog?  Read along for some best tips and tricks to make blogging painless and effective! Post consistently Consistency is key! If you only blog once or twice per year, you’re not accomplishing any of the goals of blogging.  You need to get on a consistent schedule, whether it’s once per week, 3 times per week,…
Your resume is one of the first things that a potential employer sees from you. It comes before you meet in person, and is often opened before the cover letter. Prospective employers want to know what you’re all about - and quickly.  It’s a great time of year to update your resume before the new year and get it in great shape as you revamp your materials. These are some of our best tips to update an already established resume. The most recent Are the most recent items on your resume? Sometimes we only update them every few years, so your most recent job positions might need some care and…
The holidays are here! We’re into the holiday season now, but there’s still over a month of festivities to go.  Are you finding yourself overwhelmed by this time of year?  There’s often a lot going on, and it can be hard to stay in the present moment. The holidays are the times that we look back on as magical. It’s important to employ techniques that keep us mindful and present.  Read along for our best tips! Take time Take time each day during your holiday break to spend time with friends and family.  Give them your full attention! Plan something that you wouldn’t normally do, or simply find somewhere fun…
  Facebook business pages are almost a necessity if you own any type of business.  If you’re not super social media savvy, you might have a lot of questions.  What should I be posting? How often? Should I just constantly push my products and services? There are many ways to be successful online, but there are some things you can do to create a valuable presence on your Facebook business page. Be consistent If you’re going to have a Facebook business page, you need to be consistent in posting! It doesn’t mean you have to post daily, but it means you have to stay on a normal posting schedule. If…