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    February 1, 2016
    Work From Home Idea: Greeting Card Designer

    Do you have a quirky and creative sense of humor? Are you always coming up with silly puns, or doodling cute drawings? Do you have a way with words, and like writing poetry? Well, maybe becoming a greeting card designer is the right work from home job for you! According to this post by Real Ways To Earn Money Online, there are tons of greeting card companies that are constantly accepting work from freelance writers, illustrators, and photographers. Check out some of them here:

    American Greetings 

    Smart Alex 

    Freedom Greetings 

    CardMakers

    P.S. Greetings 

    Photo Credit: Pat Williams 


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    January 28, 2016
    Marketing Tips For New Bloggers

    Making money when blogging is all about marketing yourself: it’s about acquiring a readership, selling adspace, and eventually getting your blog noticed by sponsors and companies. But, if you’re just starting out, how to you get people to realize your blog exists? Well, fear not! Just read this post by Sadie Lankford at Slapdash Mom for tips:

    -Write high quality content and post consistently

    -Know your stats and grow your stats

    -Converse with brands on social media

    -Blog about brands (for free) at first

    -Find your angle and sell it!

    Photo Credit: Joe the Goat Farmer 


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    January 18, 2016
    Career Ideas For Work-From-Homers

    I love working from home, and the flexibility it gives me. It allows me to stay home with my nephew and family, travel whenever and wherever I want (as long as there is internet!), and sleep until 2 pm. Honestly, I love being able to go anywhere and work. Last year, I went to Kentucky, Michigan, Cedar Point in Ohio, and Las Vegas without taking a single day off. It’s pretty awesome! If you think that’s the life for you, check out this post by Jillian Knox Finley at My Domaine for a list of jobs that allow you to work remotely:

    -Web research evaluator

    -Freelance content writer

    -Tax accountant

    -Online teacher/tutor

    -Computer programmer

    -Web designer

    -Graphic designer

    -Travel agent

    Photo Credit: Moyann Brenn 


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    January 15, 2016
    Friday Fun Video: Home Office Desk Ideas
    http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x27oxee

    I LOVE the “tape” dispenser! These are some cute accessories for making your home office desk more fun.


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    January 11, 2016
    Blogging Prompts For The Busy Writer

    Being a blogger and constantly coming up with new post ideas can get difficult, fast. I like to keep a journal of possible post ideas, but I also love lists like this by Kate at Kate The Almost Great that have all kinds of blogging prompts to keep your writing fresh. Here are some ideas of hers that will get you out of a bloggers block in no time (these are also great for journaling!):

    -25 Random Facts About You

    -The Best 5 Things About Where You Live (great for real estate bloggers)

    -What other blogs do you read every day?

    -Who inspires you?

    -Where was your life 5 years ago, and how does your current life compare?

    -What are you currently pinning on Pinterest, or posting on Instagram?

    -What would your dream house look like?

    Photo Credit: Maria Reyes-McDavis 


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    January 6, 2016
    Wordless Wednesday: Table Workspace

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    January 5, 2016
    What To Include In Each Blog Post You Write

    Today’s readers have certain expectations when it comes to blog posts. There is little tolerance for things like basic spelling errors, walls of text with no images, or badly formatted posts. That’s why, if you’re just starting as a blogger, it helps to look at other blogs first for inspiration. Or, read posts like this one by Tiffany at Beautiful Dawn Designs for what you should include in every blog post you write:

    -Create a catchy title

    -Use high quality images in your post

    -Use heading tags

    -Link to older posts

    -Include a question or a call to action to encourage reader interaction

    Photo Credit: Got Credit


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    January 1, 2016
    Friday Fun Video: IPhone Security Tips
    http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3l05dc

    Great ways to make information on your phone more secure!


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    December 28, 2015
    Cutting Down On Paperwork Clutter

    One of the biggest clutter offenders in my home is paper clutter. Mail kind of just piles up, along with magazines, bills, statements, and just plain old junk. It’s made even worse by the fact that I work from home, so work stuff is mixed in with personal paperwork. Does this sound like you? Well, just check out this article by Angela at Setting My Intention for tips on taming the mess:

    -Save any sensitive documents that contain personal info, and shred or burn them

    -Set up an organization system, like a filing cabinet, and go through it periodically

    -Throw out magazines once you read them, and cut down on subscriptions

    Photo Credit: Lindsey Turner 


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    December 18, 2015
    Friday Fun Video: How To Clean A Keyboard
    http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3gfdjw

    With flu season in full swing, it’s important to keep yourself protected! Clean and sanitize anything that you touch a lot: keyboards, cell phones, door handles, etc.


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