The Value Series

The Value Series: How to Figure Out What You’re Worth Now

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Welcome back to the job market, Mama! Here’s how to figure out what you’re worth now (and how to translate “momming” into marketable skills).  It’s a New Year, and if you have ever thought about starting a home-based business or increasing your income by working from home, you have probably spent a considerable amount of …

Freelance Writing

The 6 Common Pitfalls of Running a Freelance Writing Business

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As a freelancer, there may be times when you find yourself in a position where your brand makes a promise which, for whatever reason, you are unable to keep. It happens. Computers crash, the kids get sick, a polar vortex causes your house to lose power. How you handle the fallout from your failure to …

Managing Vitality

The GNC Multi-Vitamin That Pretty Much Cured My Midday Lull

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Vitamins for Women Over 40: GNC Women’s Ultra Mega Energy & Metabolism This is pretty cool. And I’m not getting paid in any way for this… although I’ve recommended these vitamins to every woman who even mentions the word energy. I found a really great vitamin for women over 40 who need a better way …

For Creators

A Ghostwriter’s Secret for Staying Inspired to Blog

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When it comes to blogs – and I’ve owned and ghostwritten for a few in my day – it’s important to start with the understanding that it pays to be consistent.  When the blog first goes up, you’ll be posting consistently, full of ideas, ready to make a statement (and some money) with your mad …

The Value Series

Value Series Part 3: How to Craft Your Personal Values and Mission Statements

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Belief, Values and Missions Google defines belief as “an acceptance that a statement is true or that something exists.”  How important are your beliefs to your purpose? Can you pursue and achieve a dream you do not believe in? Yes, but would you really want to spend your finite, non-renewable time working hard at something …

The Value Series

Value Series Part 2: Identifying and OWNING Your Professional Value

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Let’s Create an Inventory of Your Professional Assets and Marketable Skills   It’s week two in our six-part Value Series. As women (and especially as wives and mothers), it’s sometimes difficult to define our value succinctly. Being a mom and a wife is often a thankless job. And while we don’t necessarily seek praise, if we’re …

Working from Home

Can You Get a Government Loan to Start a Home-Based Business?

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You’ve seen the guy in the purple suit talking about “free money” and you may even know somebody who knows somebody who got a grant for their business. But how much of what we know about the US Small Business Administration, government grants and small business loan programs is the real deal? If you work from home, can you get a government loan …