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    November 20, 2015
    Friday Fun Video: Small Office Design Tips

    Style around a central item (usually a desk), then add personal items!

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    November 17, 2015
    How To Keep Your Blog Interesting

    It can be a huge challenge for writers and bloggers to constantly be thinking of fresh, engaging ideas. When your job is to get people to visit your site, you have to make sure you have something that hooks them and makes them want to click! For ideas on how to keep your content catchy, read this article by Chaltra at It’s Pink Pot:

    -Plan ahead to make sure you maintain a theme throughout all your posts

    -Curate valuable and relevant content- share stories that will increase your readers’ skill set.

    -Be personal- write in your voice, as if you are talking to a friend. Share personal anecdotes!

    -Tell a story, and structure your post as one!

    Photo Credit: Erin Kohlenburg 

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    November 11, 2015
    Wordless Wednesday: Plum Office

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    November 10, 2015
    Work From Home Idea: Professional List Writer

    I’m sure I’ve written here before on how much I love making and maintaining lists- favorite books, life goals, future baby names, places to go, etc. If you are like me and love to keep your life organized, you could turn that into a career! There are many websites out there hiring people who can write informative and catchy “list” articles! If that appeals to you, check out this post by Anna at Real Ways to Earn for money making opportunities, and what each of them require:

    Listverse – $100 per list

    Cracked – $100 to $200 per article or list

    Top Tenz – $50 per list

    Photo Credit: Chris Lott 

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    November 5, 2015
    Work From Home Idea: Proofreader

    Do people on Facebook that misuse the words “your” and “you’re” make you grind your teeth? Are you an avid reader (or even writer) with a flair for English and grammar? Maybe even have a degree? And are you looking for a job that you can do from the comfort of your own home? Consider becoming a proofreader! For more information, check out this post by Kelly Land at Money Making Mommy:

    -There ARE online proofreader jobs to be had. Many do seem to require “specialized” training or some type of testing to find out how skilled you are.

    -There are really cool at-home learning programs, like Caitlin Pyle’s,Proofread Anywhere

    Photo Credit: Dan Isabella 

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    October 30, 2015
    Friday Fun Video: Make Money As An Artist

    Some of my friends who work from home do so by selling art (yes, it is possible!) After you’ve gotten yourself established and opened an online shop, either on Etsy or elsewhere, apply these tips to make more money!

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    October 27, 2015
    Bringing In Extra Income At Home

    Working from home is great, because you are also able to do other jobs at the same time and bring in even more money. There are all kinds of side jobs that are available to work-from-homers, that you can do in addition to your current one. Check out this post by Elizabeth at Frugal Momeh for ways to generate “multiple streams of income”:

    -Figure out what you’re good at, and find a way to market it. Are you a good writer? Do animals love you? Are you a great negotiator, or a fast typer? Almost all of these skills can be translated into income.

    -Start a consulting business- give expert advice to others

    -Start blogging- this will take some time, but if you are good, you may even surpass your main income!

    -Get into affiliate marketing, and make money from customers that you refer.

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    October 23, 2015
    Friday Fun Video: Confidence at Work

    I firmly believe that confidence comes from knowing what you’re doing. So practice, practice, practice!

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    October 19, 2015
    Coming Up With A Blog Name

    I’m a writer, and not just for this blog. I write stories, and am currently working on two novels. And let me tell you, the HARDEST part of writing is coming up with names and titles. It has to be absolutely perfect, fit the character, and encompass the entire theme of the book. Needless to say, it can be stressful. Often, I don’t title something until I’m finished writing. However, if you’re a blogger, the very first thing you need is a name. Your title should tell readers what sort of blog it is (Mommy blog? Finance blog? Fashion blog? Craft blog?), and also tell them something about yourself. Check out this fun generator from Heart IFB for ideas. It’s specifically for fashion writers, but you can use their fun combinations for just about any type of blog:

    -Throw a shoutout to where you live, for example: Sassy Seattle, Lace in Louisiana.

    -Give yourself a cute nickname: Pristine Polly, The Aristo-Chick, etc.

    -Use the word “fashion” and combine it with a random word: Fashion Giraffe, Fashion Vitamins.

    Instead of fashion, think of words that go with your topic. You could be, “The Crochet Kitten,” or “Moneybags Marie”. Personally, I’m a fan of puns.

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    October 16, 2015
    Friday Fun Video: Encryption Basics

    Encrypting sensitive documents is a great way to protect them from hackers and thieves. Learn what it is by watching this informative and hilarious video!

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