Go Ahead, Let Your Multiple Talents Shine

As you may know by now, I have decided to focus my efforts solely on one of the two home- based businesses that I have owned and operated for the past three years. Even though I am operating one business now instead of two, I feel as though it is important to make sure that I do not put all of my eggs into one basket. Now, more than ever, I am focusing on providing a variety of freelance writing services to a fairly diverse set of clients. I firmly believe that having multiple talents, or talents which can translate … Continue reading

Home Based Business Idea – Exterior Painter

It’s that time of year again, a time when people are beginning to spend more time outside of their houses. When weather gets warmer and people start spending time out in their yards, they may notice that the outsides of their houses do not look as nice as they did just a few years ago. A fresh coat of paint or stain can go a long way towards making a house look great, but many homeowners do not have the time or the expertise that they would need to paint their homes themselves. If you can paint houses, then the warmer … Continue reading

Mixing Business and Babies

It has occurred to me that people might come upon this home – based business blog with many different questions related to home – based business on their minds. While I am not a mind reader, I can imagine that some of you may have come here to read articles that might help you to answer the question of when is a good time to start your home – based business. Even more specifically, there may be some of you out there who have very young children at home. You may be wondering whether there is any way that babies … Continue reading

Are You Ready For Your Kids’ Winter Break?

With winter break just around the corner, home – based professional parents everywhere may be both excited about the opportunity to spend time with their children and anxious about whether they will be able to keep up with their workload while the kids are on break. Whether your kids are on break from day care, pre school, grade school, high school, or college, you probably want to spend more time with them than you normally have available during a typical work week. If at all possible, try to plan ahead so that you can lighten your workload during their vacation … Continue reading

Are You Emotionally Ready to Start Your Own Business?

 We all know that a business plan is essential for starting a home – based business. There are other things, though, that are just as essential to home based business success that get mentioned far less often. One of these things is emotional readiness. Starting a home – based business is a leap of faith, and whether you are employed at a job and planning to leave in order to start your own business or currently unemployed and about to invest what little savings you have into working from home, it can be scary to take the plunge. Fortunately, just … Continue reading

Cloud Based Accounting Software For Your Home Based Business

      Whether you already own your own business or you are in the planning stage, accounting is something that may be on your mind. Keeping track of the money that flows into and out of your home – based business is important for many reasons, not the least of which is making sure that you (and your bills) get paid. Choosing an accounting system or method does not have to be painful. In fact, small and home – based businesses now have more options than ever for meeting their accounting needs. Some people prefer to keep traditional records … Continue reading

Thankful To Work From Home

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I feel that it is important that I share how grateful I am that I work from home. Owning my two part time home – based businesses has enabled me to do something that I always knew that I wanted to do – stay home with my kids. While my husband and I have made and continue to make many adjustments and sacrifices along the way to ensure that only one of us works outside of the home, I would not trade my current lifestyle for that which I could have if I were employed … Continue reading

Mistakes To Avoid When Starting Your Home Based Business

I just read an article about starting a home – based business that rubbed me completely the wrong way. Of course, it may be more about me than it is about the author of the article, because it was mostly a good article. It is simply written from a different perspective than the one that I come from. I take my home – based businesses just as seriously as anybody else, even though I work part time because of my primary career as a stay at home mom. The article that I read seemed like it was written for home … Continue reading

Mixing Business With Travel

One of the great things about having your own home – based business or businesses is that you get to decide how much vacation time you get, and when you can take it. While you may not be able to pay yourself for vacation days that you take, you may still be able to make money while you are on vacation by working a little bit during your trip. The bottom line is, how you approach balancing travel and work is completely up to you. In just a few days, I will be leaving with my family for a road … Continue reading

Is Your Home Based Business Ready To Weather The Storm?

As Hurricane Sandy makes its way up the East Coast, many home – based professionals are likely to be thinking about what they need to do in order to get ready for the storm. Of course, what each home – based professional has to do to prepare will depend upon where he or she is located. On the more severe end of things, people who have to evacuate their homes must decide if their work is something that they can take on the road with them, or if they must do their best to get everything stored safely away before … Continue reading