Home Business Spotlight: Copywriting

The world of writing encompasses many different avenues. There is no shortage of job opportunities when it comes to writing. So if you are just starting out, you may be surprised at the different types that are available. One of the more potentially lucrative writing careers is found with copywriting. Copywriting is almost like an art form, as you are responsible for producing words that will effectively sell and promote a particular service, product or company. Copyrighters produce advertisements and content that can be found in newspapers, magazines, radio ads, commercials, billboards, flyers, catalogs, coupons, brochures, pamphlets and so much … Continue reading

Top 10 Tips for a Home Business

Whether you are thinking of just starting a home business or you are already running one, these top 10 home business tips can help. Tip number 1 is to put the word “no” into your vocabulary. This word can easily be eliminated when you are starting up a home business because you want to take advantage of every opportunity you can. When I first started my writing career, I jumped at everything that came my way. But even after I established myself as a writer, I still kept taking on additional things. Giving of some of those things was one … Continue reading

International vs Domestic Adoption

We have friends that are in China adopting a beautiful baby girl right now. The journey for them to adopt a baby from China started over five years ago. They knew since they got married that they wanted to adopt a baby girl from China they just did not realize how long the process would take. When you do an international adoption there are rules and guidelines that the country of origin requires for international adoption. It does not happen as fast as you see when some famous celebrity goes to a country and comes right home with a baby. … Continue reading

Schedule, Schedule, Schedule

Schedule, schedule, schedule…it is the word that has been running through my mind for a good week now. That’s because I am beginning to learn even more the importance of this word when you are running a home business. Of course, I have always believed in having a schedule. I believe in scheduling your days to start and end at a certain time (if possible), and to even schedule in your breaks. But one of the things that I have come to realize recently is that scheduling needs to go beyond this. I need to schedule time for other things, … Continue reading

Why Multi-Tasking While Writing Doesn’t Work

I am a multi-tasker. I can rarely focus on just one thing. In fact, I sometimes come up with strange ways to accomplish things. For instance, on a cleaning day I might read one chapter of a book, clean a room, read another chapter and then clean another room. Others might choose to do all their cleaning at one time and then sit down to read a book. Not me, I have to always be switching back and forth between things. So this has carried into my work as a writer and let me tell you, I am finding more … Continue reading

Fresh Ideas for Writing Topics

If you are a freelance writer or blogger, then you know that coming up with new ideas and topics on a regular basis can be difficult. This is especially true if you write for someone on a regular basis. Personal experience can definitely be helpful but readers can quickly lose interest. There are times when you will need to think outside the box. One of the ways that I come up with fresh ideas for writing topics is by watching television and reading. Let me first address the issue with reading. That is pretty self-evident, why reading could give you … Continue reading

Marketing Your Home Business

No matter what type of home business you run, marketing your business is important if you want to see it grow. So here are some ideas on how you can do this. You first want to have a quality resume available. You can research ideas on how to create a resume or even pay a professional to do it. Just be sure that it is professional and clear-cut. Think outside the box when it comes to your experience and skills. You also want to make sure that you keep your resume updated. As you gain new experience, skills or jobs … Continue reading

Freelance Writing Opportunities

You might not think that money can really be made in writing…but it can. The field of writing is quite expansive with a variety of ways that you can utilize your skills and yes, you can make money doing it. I always tell those who are interested in a writing career to not go into it with the expectation of being able to quit your day job. Does that mean it can’t happen? I will be the first to tell you that it most certainly can. I went from working as a preschool teacher to now a full-time freelance writer … Continue reading


This past week I’ve been focused less on my work as a teacher (preparing a syllabus), less on my work towards qualifying exam testing (a lot of reading), and much more towards my dissertation. I’m not sure if my mind simply can’t handle one thing for an extended period of time (quite possible) or if I’ve consiously chosen to focus on the big picture (maybe subconsciously) but I’ve really come to value a sense of community. When my mind switched gears towards a large paper I started having questions and needing them answered. That led me to the value of … Continue reading


I’ve started throwing away what I write. Really. I’ve started writing and writing and writing and then deleting what I’ve written or just opening another blank document and starting again. I might write about the same thing or I might write about something completely new. I might write about nothing or I might be inspired by a particular quote. There are various methods of writing but I’ve settled on this one. I’ve never been one for highly structured outlines prior to writing my papers. My brain simply doesn’t think like that. I don’t think in “beginning, middle, end” linearity or … Continue reading