Work From Home Blog

  If you work from home, you’ll be spending a lot of time in your home office.  Since it will become your main place of business, it’s important that it reflect you and be comfortable. If you’re stuck on design ideas, or ways to incorporate your own pizazz into the office, read along! We’re sharing tips to add some fun to your home office. Personal style Including your personal style in your office is an easy way to start seeing items that will fit.  If you go into it assuming that offices have to be sterile and boring, you won’t be able to find the items that work for you.…
As Instagram continues to be one of the biggest players in social media, it only makes sense that you’d use it for business.  According to Wordstream.com, 6 in 10 adults have Instagram accounts, while there are 15 million registered businesses using Instagram business profiles. It’s an important place to be, and there are many things you can do to improve your presence on the platform to reach more people and share your knowledge. Use Stories We’ve all heard of Instagram Stories by now, which is Instagram’s answer to Snapchat.  According to Techcrunch, Instagram Stories are now doing better than Snapchat, with Instagram Stories at 250 million daily users compared to…
  We’re in the groove of the school year now, and one thing that’s always on the menu - lunches and snacks for your kids! Since kids are growing, they need lots of healthy, nutritious food.  Read along for some tips to keep them healthy and happy while eating well! Keep it small and nutritious After school snacks can turn into full meals that ruin dinners! They’re still important because it’s often a long time from school lunch until dinner, but it’s important to not go overboard.  Keep these snacks small and nutritious, and keep easy-to-grab options on the counter or in the fridge. String cheese, cereal packs, beef jerky,…
When you decide to work from home, either from a traditional job or stay at home mom role, there are bound to be some adjustments. Getting into a new schedule requires a few steps, but it’s worth it to establish a routine that works for you and your family. Read along for tips on establishing a work from home routine that invites productivity and flexibility. Figure out the differences It’s important to ask yourself this question: What will need to change since you’re no longer going to the office, or being a stay at home mom?  You might still be parenting from home, but if you’re also working, things will…
When you work from home, your computer is an integral part of your day.  It’s very important to keep it organized and running smoothly. We all know it’s important to organize our physical files, homes, and schedules, but even with all of that, our computers can look like a disaster! Get a program Software programs can really help to keep your computer running smoothly.  An organized computer doesn’t just look good, it functions well.  It’s important to clean out the clutter or “junk” on your comptuer on a consistent basis. Whether you have a Mac or PC computer, there are several options available.  One is CleanMyPC and another is CleanMyMac.…
  We’ve talked a lot about being a successful leader and manager, but how do you go about being a successful work from home employee? Whether you’ve recently come from a traditional office job or you’ve been a home based worker for years, it’s always a good time to reevaluate what you’re bringing to the job. Track your time To be a successful worker, it can be helpful to track your time.  Whether this is done at your boss’s request or to see where you’re putting your time, it can help you prioritize. One of the best ways to be a solid employee is to know how to prioritize and…
LinkedIn is the professional social network, and it’s important to put your best foot forward on the site. While Facebook is more the place for family photos and fun stories, LinkedIn is where you can look for a job, interact with prospects, and connect with future clients. While we all know that it’s important to fill out your profile and make it as impressive as possible, there are some other tips and advice that can take your profile to the next level.   Professional Summary Your professional summary should be a snapshot of your career that is not resume-like. Your resume and accomplishments can be listed in the “Experience” portion…
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…