How to be More Productive at your Computer

With the whole world at your fingertips it can be difficult to stay on target. Whether you’re working at home or in a crowded office, those deadlines aren’t going anywhere and they need to be done. Time to shake off the old habits and make a new years resolution to become a model worker. This article is going to show you some tips and tricks to help you knuckle down and get work done. While these pieces of advice might seem daunting at first, a few small changes will grow into positive habits and maybe a few compliments from the […]

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Many Winners Announced for Giveaways

$50 Shutterfly Gift Code Winner is … Debbie Jackson Spelling Super Star App – 6 Winners … Millie Drew Marci Carson Julie Maloney Molli Knowles Nancy Lara Tom Bellamy Transformers Construct-Bots Winner … Vikki Billings Social Media Engagement For Dummies Winner … Susan Smith $100 American Express Prepaid Gift Card Winner … Molli Knowles Congrats and please complete THIS FORM so that I can send your details to the sponsor

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3 Workplace Laws You Need to Know About

It’s difficult to believe that in todays day and age, US workers are still being subjected to poor treatment by their employers, such as overtime violations, hazardous working conditions, discrimination and fear of punishment for speaking up.  The recession has made people fearful of losing their jobs and are therefore putting up with unfair treatment, allowing the employers to continue unlawfully and unchecked. Workplace violations are particularly common in the low-wage labor market, with almost 26% of workers claiming to be regularly paid below the minimum limit and almost 80% of the same group who worked more than 40 hours […]

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Social Media Engagement For Dummies Review and Giveaway

You are on Social Media Outlets all day long, right? You have a huge list of followers, likes and friends so why in the world would you need to read Social Media Engagement for Dummies written by Aliza Sherman and Danielle Elliott Smith? Stick around and read on, because I am going to tell you why. I have spent some time reading and taking in all of the information from the book, Social Media Engagement for Dummies. I spent time marking off areas that I want to access for later assistance and highlighting tips that make sense for me as […]

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Working From Home: My Thoughts and Advice

There are many times when my friends on Facebook ask about my working from home. They love seeing how I get compensated to try new things, to cover events and to simply write working from home. It’s difficult for me to push working from home in any way other than simply being honest. What I do, I have been doing since 2006, granted the majority of what I do to earn income started in 2008. With that being said, this is no quick income money making business, there involves a lot of hard work, many late night hours to meet […]

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Is Your Broadband Fast Enough?

What carrier do you use for your broadband coverage? Here, where I live, I have to use whatever is available and the fastest possible option because of the fact that the Internet is where I make a living from. Writing, publishing, editing and using social media is all my avenue of money making, so without any form of Internet connection I would be out of a job. Without a job, there is no income from me. Without income, well you know where that will lead. No where fast. Getting back to the talk of broadband service, virgin media broadband offers […]

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Teaching Internet Safety to my Tween Was Easy

Due to being a work from home mother since 2006, starting with direct sales, moving to blogging then adding social media marketing, I have been able to be more aware of the dangers of being online. My daughter is a tween now and she has wanted to have her own blog for years, I finally allowed her to have a private blog; this will allow her to practice her blogging skills while keeping her out of the lime light that blogging brings. Allowing my tween to have a private blog at such a young age has been a wonderful tool […]

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What Do you DO For Work

When I first started this blogging venture, it wasn’t something I thought I would really make money enough to live on but I was willing to give it a try and so far it has been paying off both emotionally and financially. Trying to answer that old question “what do you DO for work?” is difficult for me though, you see I was taught that I need to have some elevator pitch but honestly I write and do so much on this blog and write about various other things on my other blog that I don’t think a 15 second […]

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End of Year Clean Up

Tis the season to start making sure my records are up to date, all is well in the business department and to see how much my revenue increase from previous year. I know each year I love seeing how much more I made than previous years. I am still not at my goal income and I still live pretty much broke, but I enjoy everything I do for work and looking at end of year to see even the smallest increase in revenue is what keeps me moving forward! This year, I had given up the Virtual Assistant business, only […]

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The Decision to Start Taking on Clients

Last year I was running my 2-3 blogs, writing on other websites, running my virtual assistant business and juggling three kids with my youngest being home full time. This was difficult, but it was what I had to do to survive financially. After evaluation of end of year gross income, I realized that I could “live” off of just my blogs income.  Granted, I wouldn’t have a lot of extra funds for play money and I would have to be much smarter in the area of budgeting my finances, but it was possible to cut out my virtual assistant business […]

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