Work From Home Blog

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…
Between being a working mom and juggling home, family, and other obligations, weekdays can be a mad rush of timing and scheduling issues.  It’s important to keep the peace as much as possible, but that’s tricky when there’s so much going on Monday thru Friday.  Read along for some best practices in saving time during the bustling workweek! Get into a groove Schedule and routines are helpful for everyone involved.  Start by setting a general weekday schedule that’s appropriate for the whole family.  Write out a list or calendar that features everything that needs to be done in a typical week.  From here, create your schedule for what needs done,…
Katty Flores Inverness, Florida Two kids (10 and 12) What’s your success story with HireMyMom.com? I tried HireMyMom for the first time this year. It took a little less than a month to find my first job! I applied to several positions, I’d say 12 different postings, being careful to not only apply through the HireyMyMom site but also to email these employers/businesses directly. I had 3 interviews, the last being the one that made me an offer. I was elated to finally have the chance to work from home while still being a mom and wife, first! What is your top tip (or tips) for landing a gig on HireMyMom.com? 1)…
As a work from home employee, your schedule is bound to be your biggest asset.  It can be easy to veer off track with all the distractions not present in a traditional workplace.  If you can stick to a schedule, you’ll be more productive, efficient, and able to stay focused on tasks. We’ve compiled some best tips and practices to ensure that scheduling comes easy in your home based career! Use a scheduling tool Scheduling tools are extremely useful and eliminate a lot of the back and forth required to schedule a call or interview.  These tools work by keeping track of your calendar and noting when you’re free.  This…