Work From Home Blog

Staying healthy in the summer is typically easier than any other time of year.  Between family and friend activities, vacations, and sporting events, we’re on the go more.  Additionally, produce is more readily available, and it’s often too hot to eat big, heavy meals. It’s a perfect time to embrace wellness in our diets and stay healthy.  This way, we don’t miss any of the fun and excitement of this time of year! Read along for some best tips for optimal, healthy eating in the summer. Think seasonal Eating seasonally is a great way to save money and load up on nutritional value.  Yes, you can find watermelon in some…
Summer has arrived! Kids are home all day, and it can be challenging to pull them from the allure of the TV, cellphone, and tablet devices.  While there’s a time and place for these items, it’s not great for kids to spend their entire summers enveloped in these activities. It’s important that kids get out, stay social, and enjoy nature! Viewing technology as a treat, and other activities as the “main events” will go a long way towards a happier and more productive summer for you and your kids.  Read along for some ideas that are technology-free! Social Activities There’s so much going on in the summer in the way…
Fitting exercise into our already-busy lives can be quite the challenge! We want to stay fit and healthy, but work, family and friend obligations keep us pretty busy.  There are only so many hours in the day, but taking the time for exercise is very important for a long, healthy life. Read along for some best tips on fitting exercise into your busy day. Use the morning It’s not for everyone, but working out in the morning can be a great use of your time.  Your family is likely still asleep, and you’ll be able to give dedicated time to your workout.  Whether you workout or join a gym, working…
Whether you work from home or in a traditional office, meetings are typically a part of your working life.  They often get a bad rap as being ineffective, too long, and pointless, but they don’t have to be! As a manager or supervisor of employees, you can change the outcome and effectiveness of meetings.  Read along for some best tips and advice to hold meetings that are worth the time of your employees. Determine if it’s needed The first step to ensuring an effective meeting is to see if you even need one! Ask yourself:   Can my questions be answered easily in an email or over the phone? Is…
According to SocialMediaToday.com, “87% of Pinners bought something because of content on Pinterest” - which means that Pinterest is still clearly a very powerful social network.  You can truly make sales from this network, and it’s important that you’re using it to your advantage in business. Not only is Pinterest a great place to find recipes and home ideas, it’s a useful place to share your business knowledge. From images of your work to blog post graphics, it’s crucial to utilize Pinterest’s visual medium to produce content for your clients and prospects. Work on your images Pinterest is a visual platform, so your images are crucial! Pinterest images should be…
While there are plenty of work from home jobs out there, sometimes it takes a less traditional route to get there.  If you’re currently in an office setting, but would like to make the case for working from home with your employer, read along. We’ve compiled some best tips to work with your boss on a home based arrangement.  While it’s becoming more and more common, there are still traditional bosses who see the office as the only way.  Fortunately, we know that working from home offers flexibility, increased productivity, and other benefits that may sway their decision. Present the benefits This is the time to make your case! It’s…
  As the school year winds down, we’re all starting to prepare for one of the best times of the year - summer break! While this is a great opportunity to spend more time with family, it also takes a bit more juggling.  As work from home moms, we have the flexibility to adjust our schedules and truly make the most of this time of year. Childcare Since the kids are home now, it’s important that you have readily available childcare.  Look into options now - whether it’s family, friends, or outside help.  Make sure you discuss scheduling and see where you might need some time for yourself.  Depending on…
We all know how important it is to have an online presence - especially on social media.  It’s a place where we can share information, tell others about our businesses, and hopefully make some sales. Unfortunately, a lot of business owners utilize their pages incorrectly, and don’t post content that intrigues the reader to build a relationship.  Today, we’re sharing tips to build your page, keep consistently posting content, and eventually - make that sale! Value When readers come to your page, they’re likely somewhat interested in you and/or your product or service.  They want to know that you’re an expert, and that you know what you’re talking about.  Make…
Hiring can often come with a lot of pressure - managing the job posting, interviewing, and hiring the right person can be a daunting experience. Although many managers and employers are pros at this, what if you’re hiring for the first time?  Read along for some best practices in hiring as a novice.  With the right preparation and mindset, you can be sure that you’re on your way to hiring successful candidates. Create the right post Creating the right job posting is key in attracting the right candidates and fully understanding what you’re seeking.  It’s important to be thorough when creating the position, including necessary skill set, education, experience level,…
Name: Anza Goodbar              City/State: Denver, CO Kids & Ages: 4 grown kids, 1 grandchild I am helping to raise, she is 4 What’s your success story with HireMyMom.com? Hire My Mom has been a wonderful tool for me to find clients over the years.  I have been an active member off and for more than 6 years.  Every client I have found on this site has been wonderful to work with and flexible with my schedule. Whenever my business is in a lull, HireMyMom.com is the first place I go to find new clients. What’s your educational and experiential background? I have a degree in communications.  I have been a business owner since…