Finding a Business Niche

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When I quit my day job in mid-July 2011, I thought the key to working from home was going to be having my finger in as many pies as possible. Yeah, that didn’t happen. I have actually seemed to create a marketing empire and now blog as a hobby again, lol.

What I Was [...]

Mondays Still Suck

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You would think that you’d have so much flexibility when you are self-employed that weekends would lose their luster or that Mondays would be all rainbows and butterflies.

Nope. At least, that is not how it is for me.

My Natural Schedule

Since I now make a huge part of my monthly income from [...]

Networking is Everything

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A blog or business of any sort cannot grow on an island of its own. If you don’t enjoy making connections, getting to know people, and building a reputation with others, please do not pursue blogging or blogging services as your career. Trust me, it won’t work out well.

The Email Part of My [...]

Feeling Used – A Bad Self-Employment Day

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I thought the bad days of self-employment would be when I woke up early and then made no money all day. I was wrong.

First of all, I wake up somewhat early every week day. I am usually awake and answering emails by the time my husband leaves for work at 6:45am if I [...]

Determining How to Price Yourself and Which Jobs to Take

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One of the hardest things to figure out is how to price yourself and what jobs to take. It took me months to figure out my prices when I started and way longer to figure out my standards when it came to online work.

Which Jobs to Take

I get offered at least one [...]

My New Boss Was Being a Slave Driver

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I’ve been officially self-employed for almost a month now, woot! But I am working more hours than ever. Oops. No worries, the great thing about being the boss is that I can make executive decisions like when not to work.

With this in mind, I have decided to stop trying to work in a [...]

Determining My Priorities

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After that record month of July (WOOT!), I have taken a tiny step back to evaluate my self-employment priorities. Even though my day job is in the rearview mirror, I have spent the first three weeks on my own working even longer hours than before. For example, it is 12:45am as I am writing [...]

My First Two Weeks of Self-Employment

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So it has been nearly two weeks of self-employment and I am loving it! I actually haven’t been able to stay on a real schedule for a variety of self-imposed reasons, but I am keeping up with all of my work and am having fun. I will be working out a schedule soon though [...]

Blogging by the Hour

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I have recently been hired to network for a group of Australian personal finance blogs. In short, they are paying me in 20 hour increments to do a variety of time-consuming blogging tasks that help build up a blog. Here is what I’ve been hired to do:

Comment on other sites on behalf of [...]

I Can’t Work in my PJ’s

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I know it’s been less than a week of self-employment, so take this with a grain of salt, but old habits seem to die hard. I was really looking forward to sleeping in and setting my own hours, but my 6 years with my day job are holding on tight.

Habits that Are Holding [...]

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