Work From Home Blog

Name: Sara Lingenfelter  City / State: Lincoln, MO   Kids & Ages: Malachi is currently 9, but when I started with HireMyMom he was 2.    What’s your success story with HireMyMom.com? I had only been a member of HireMyMom for 2 months when I landed my first 2 clients! I was only trying to get 1 client, but both wanted to interview me and I thought why not? Besides, I didn't think they would both offer me the position. But they did, and since neither was a high amount of hours I said yes to both. I learned so fast my responsibilities with my first client grew. We worked together for about 3…
  Being a good manager is more than simply showing up and giving orders.  In today’s world, it’s important to develop an array of qualities that bring out the best in your employees. According to a study by Dale Carnegie Training, “29% of the workforce is engaged, 45% are not engaged, and 26% are actively disengaged.”  These are alarming numbers, and much of employee engagement deals directly to the employee’s immediate supervisor and manager. Read along for some of the top attributes in being a successful manager with engaged employees. Empathy Empathy is fast becoming the number one trait of managers! When we express empathy, we’re relating to the feelings…
  Home based job positions are highly coveted in today’s society.  Since we can almost always work from anywhere, the concept of a traditional office is changing.  Parents and families want more flexibility and time together, and work-life balance is becoming more of a prominent concept. Even if you want to work from home, you may be curious about how to make that happen.  Most job postings are still for traditional office environment jobs, so it can be daunting to begin the search.  Read along for some of our best tips for landing a remote job position. Use specific sites There are specific websites just for the purpose of filling…
There’s nothing more disheartening than sending out job application after job application and not getting a reply to a single one. This is especially true when you’re trying to find a work-at-home job, feeling isolated but trying to stay on task job-hunting instead of binging the latest Netflix show. The struggle is real - but I’ve got a few tips to help your applications get noticed! Read and follow the instructions in the job listing. Remember how every teacher you’ve ever had told you again and again: read the instructions? Follow the instructions! Don’t ignore the instructions! Well, that’s the first rule in getting your application noticed too. Read the…
We’re always looking for more time in our days, but sometimes it’s a matter of managing the time we do have in a better way.  There are tons of time management tips out there, and they all work if we do them consistently. Read along for some quick, best tips and practices for managing your time and busy schedule. Write it down Every success begins with writing something down.  We all hear time and time again that goals, schedules, and priorities should be written down - and for good reason!  When we write something down, it becomes more solidified in our minds.  Also, we can visually see what we’re supposed…
  It’s almost that time again - time to go back to school! It’s hard to believe that school will be starting any day now, but as summer winds down, it’s important to gradually get back into the groove. We all miss summer and its flexibility, but the school year also brings a lot of fun and more structure.  It can be a great time to reexamine priorities, take a solid look at schedules, and truly get prepared for the year ahead.  With a little bit of prep, you’ll be ready for back to school success! Establish routines Routines aren’t established overnight, so ease into a new one gradually.  Starting…
  When you start to consider a work from home job position, certain challenges and concerns might creep in.  How will I get anything done when the TV is right there?  Will I talk to anyone all day?   There are a lot of valid concerns in a home based career, but most have simple solutions. Read along for some of the most prevalent challenges, as well as ideas to address them. Social Isolation One of the main concerns with working from home is that you’ll become isolated.  Even if family is around once in awhile, it’s not the same as an office environment. It’s good to know going into a…
Working from home is often the goal of many moms.  It affords flexibility, more time with family, and a comfortable work environment.  While it’s a goal that can lead to a big increase in the quality of your life, it also comes with challenges.   Between distractions and the lack of traditional work environment, it can take a while to find your footing in the home based working world.  Read along for some best practices for a smooth work from home life. Separate your spaces While it might be comfortable to work on the couch for a while, it can lead to posture issues and a lack of focus.  It’s…
  Leadership is a hot topic these days, and if you’re a boss or manager, it’s very important to be the best leader possible.  There’s something to be said for effective leadership - it produced happier, healthier employees, keeps retention rates high, and encourages your employers to work more effectively. Although there are so many ways in which one can be a great leader, we’ve compiled some of our best, most effective ways to do so.  Read along for our tips and advice to be a successful leader! Listen So many of us listen with the intent to respond, instead of listening for the sake of listening.  Whether receiving a…
  It’s something that every business owner dreads in today’s digital world - the negative review.  Between Yelp, Facebook, Google, and other directory sites, reviews are everywhere - and they’re very important.  We do our best work to avoid the negative ones, but sometimes customers aren’t satisfied, whether rightfully so or not.  Although negative reviews can and do often happen, the way we respond makes all the difference. Since we can’t stop negative reviews from happening, read along for some best tips to handle them effectively. Always Respond It can be tough to want to respond to harsh words about your business, but it’s very necessary. Responding to the negative…