So you’re considering leaving your work-outside-of-the-home job for a work-at-home job. Or maybe you already have but you haven’t had a lot of success yet. Where do you start? Here are a few posts that will help you see the potential of working from home and find opportunities that work for you and your family.
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- 5 Places to Look for Higher Paying Work at Home Jobs
- How These 6 Bloggers Make Over 6 Figures a Year
- How to Start a Blog That Can Make $100,000 per Year
- How I Paid Our Bills This Month with My Freelance Income
- 10 non-icky Ways to Make Money Blogging from byRegina
As a work at home mom, it can be tough to put together a schedule that works for you and your kids. If they’re in school, it’s a little easier to work around the structure already in place, but if they’re still babies and toddlers, you have your work cut out for you when it comes to creating a routine. Here are a few posts about structuring your day as a work at home mom:
- The Blogging Schedule You’ve Been Waiting For
- Work at Home Cleaning Schedule
- Sample Work at Home Mom Schedule
Of course the ideal is to have a family member or friend who can watch your kids for free while you work a flexible schedule. However we don’t all live the ideal. Most of us have two options: work during naps and after bedtime OR shell out a portion of our earnings for childcare—either a sitter to watch the kids in our home while we work or a daycare, just like the work-outside-of-the-home moms use. Although I don’t recommend these as a normal routine, here are some alternative childcare options when you find yourself in a pinch.
- How You Can Find Childcare for Under $5 per Hour
- Coworking Spaces with Childcare
- How to Entertain the Baby While You Work From Home
- How Your Dog Can Be Mom’s Best Friend
- The Ultimate List of 100+ Mommy Bloggers from Start a Mom Blog
Just because you don’t work in an office doesn’t mean you should have a social life and colleagues/friends to talk with about work and family. Here are some strategies for building a network and community of likeminded friends.
- How to Network as a Work at Home Mompreneur
- Five Ways to Find Mom Friends
- Maximize Your Post Traffic with Facebook Groups – 31 FB Groups Analyzed from Start a Mom Blog
- Women Winning Online (Facebook Group)
- The Art of Better Blogging (Facebook Group)
Because I earn my income through freelance writing and blogging, most of my PD resources pertain to those areas. Here are a few I recommend.
- Building a Framework: The Ultimate Blogging Handbook from Just a Girl and Her Blog
- Work from Home Blogging from Becky and Paula
- Developing an Image Standard from The Art of Better Blogging
These are some good resources that have helped me in my blogging and freelance writing journey.
- WordPress Help (Unlimited Jobs) from WP Radius (My WordPress Gurus— they do unlimited WordPress jobs and are worth every penny as they save me hours and hours of reading tutorials to figure out how to change an image to a square versus a rectangle in my blog CSS)
- Contena (Job search site worth paying for! You can see the rates clients pay and it culls real, well-paying writing jobs from all over the internet.)
- Meera Kothand (Awesome blogging resource list)
- This Outnumbered Mama (Another great blogging resource list)
- The Non-Awkward Guide to Make Money Blogging from The Stay at Home Mompreneur (Because who wants to be THAT blogger that annoys everyone?)
I hope these resources help you start or continue your work at home journey. Thanks for stopping by The Write at Home Mom. What are some of the resources you’ve found that help you as a work from home mom? Please share in the comments.