How I Make Working From Home Work For Me

How I Make Working From Home Work For MeEver since I switched to self-employment, I’ve had several people tell me their thoughts on whether or not working from home would work for them. Usually these people say one of two things.

One phrase I often hear is “Oh, you are so lucky to be able to work from home. I would LOVE that.”

The other phrase I hear is the exact opposite “I would absolutely HATE working from home. That would never work for me.”

I know several people who work from home and couldn’t possibly love it anymore than they already do (I’m in that group), and I also know those who have worked from home in the past and completely hated it.

Whether we’re talking about working from home for yourself, or working from home for others, those who work from the comfort of their home usually experience similar problems and situations.

Working from home obviously isn’t for everyone, but below is how I make working from home work for me:

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Why You Should Start Attending Conferences

Why You Should Starting Attending ConferencesA few weeks ago, I published the post My FinCon14 New Orleans Recap – Networking At Its Finest.

This was my second year at FinCon (it’s a financial bloggers conference), and it’s a conference I don’t think I will ever miss as long as I am in the freelance blogging world, which will hopefully be forever. :)

Also, I should mention that I’ve attended several other conferences in the past, but they were all related to my day job and overall they were just bad/horrible/boring conferences. If you’ve attended conferences in the past and didn’t enjoy it, it may have just been a badly managed conference.

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How To Start a WordPress Blog on HostGator – Plus $250 Giveaway

How To Start a WordPress Blog on HostGator - Step by Step

Nearly every week, I receive an email from a reader asking about how I gathered the motivation to start and maintain a blog. The very first thing you need to do is to START the blog you want. You won’t know if you like blogging or if you hate it unless you actually start one.

Personally, I didn’t know if I would like blogging. I threw myself out there and before I knew it, I was addicted to it. I love blogging and everything that goes along with it.

As a little side note: Yesterday, I published a post about how it’s been one year since I left my day job for full-time freelancing. If it wasn’t for blogging, I honestly do not think any of this would have been possible. [Read more...]