Work From Home Blog

We all hear about the elusive “work-life balance” concept.  It’s the place where our careers and personal lives become balanced.  We don’t feel overworked, we have enough time for friends and family, and so on.  While this is a great concept in theory, and one we should strive for, it can be quite difficult to make it happen. Since reducing stress and making more time for those things that are important to you is truly crucial, read along for some of our best tips in increasing your work-life balance, and hopefully, your quality of life. Declare your priorities When you figure out what’s most important in your life, it becomes…
  Working from home provides a lot of opportunity for flexibility and work-life balance, but it also presents unique challenges.  One of the main obstacles can arise in managing employees, as there’s not quite the amount of accountability that occurs in a traditional work environment. Although management of employees can be tricky, it’s something that can be sorted out with a bit of forethought.  Read along for our best tips for successfully managing home based employees. Management Software There are several options out there for managing your employees and projects from a distance.  Basecamp is a very popular option, but there are others out there as well.  These programs allow…
Sometimes we assume that since we work from home, relaxation and time off shouldn’t be a priority, but this couldn’t be further from the truth! Whether we work from home or in an office, it’s important to practice self-care and take time for ourselves.  According to HuffingtonPost.com, ”there are studies to show that stress is comparable to other risk factors that we traditionally think of as major, like hypertension, poor diet and lack of exercise.”  It’s clearly very important to relax from time to time! While you can always schedule a massage after hours or go on vacation, this type of relaxation is meant to be a few hours out…
According to Recuriterbox, over 53 million people are currently freelancing and by 2020, over 40% of the workforce is expected to be independent contractors. It is a growing trend that many businesses are seeing the rewards of. Before you jump in, here are 5 things to know about hiring virtual help. Communication One of the biggest mistakes I see business owners and freelancers make is a lack of good communication from the beginning.  It is important to create a very detailed and accurate job posting so that you attract the right candidate who is qualified for your project or job. It is also imperative to lay out clear expectations on…
In this day and age, everyone has an online presence.  Especially if you have a business, you know the importance of a quality website.  It’s a known fact that every business has (or should have) a website, but do you know what makes one better than another? Although you can spend a lot of time and money on specific designs and fancy templates, it’s really crucial that you have the basics down first.  Read along for some best tips and advice to ensure your website is helping your business. Make Your Contact Clear Is it easy to contact you on your website?  You should feature a phone number and/or email…
When you work from home, or if you’re trying to obtain a home based job, you often still have to go through the interview stage.  Hiring for and online job is much like any other job, and brushing up on your interview skills is still necessary. Read along for some of our best tips and advice to truly shine in your next work from home interview! Dress well Even though your interview will take place via the phone, Skype, FaceTime, or some other conferencing device, it’s still important to dress well.  When you dress up, you often present your best self, and it’s a great way to improve posture, confidence,…
While we’re still in the middle of winter, we can definitely see the light of spring! Although many places have had a very mild winter, it’s still a more cozy and chilly time of year.  Additionally, people tend to suffer from bad moods and darker days during this season. We often talk about spring cleaning, but how can we refresh ourselves in the winter? We’ve compiled some tips and ideas to press on throughout the rest of this winter season. Schedule some relaxation If you’re able to free up the time, schedule some time for yourself.  Whether you enjoy a nice spa day, massage, or a new yoga class, select…
If you’re a work from home mom or client of HireMyMom.com, you already know the many benefits of working from home.  Yes, there’s flexibility and comfort, but did you know that being a home based employee significantly reduces stress? Read along for our top 10 reasons why working from home is the best! You can be there Do your kids have events or sports during the day?  Even if they have games or lessons in the early evenings, this can be tough for a parent with a traditional office job.  It’s tough to bow out early or make the trek at 3:00pm, which typically isn’t the case when you work…
If you own a business, brand, or you’re simply knowledgeable in a particular field, you know that blogging is a crucial component to your website.  Blogging is so important for SEO, and helps you to be seen as the expert in your field.  It establishes a type of trust with your readers, which can also translate into increased sales and business relationships. Blog posts can help you give industry advice, as well as giving your readers a look into your industry and business.  Although we know it’s important, it can be challenging to come up with blog topics on a consistent basis.  Read along for some top tips to ensure…
  We all know what’s needed to apply to a job - a strong cover letter, resume, and great references.  Unfortunately, this isn’t enough to secure an interview or the job!  Those hiring today are truly looking for quality applicants, and that doesn’t just include your experience. Quality applicants take the time to truly invest themselves in the hiring process, and in turn, receive much more response from these applications.  Check out our top tips for a job application that stands out! Read the description First and foremost, take the time to really learn about the position for which you are applying.  When you really want a job, it’s best…