The Smart Moms had a large learning curve trying to establish a home based business. We checked out many different web hosting companies, online opportunities, and read quiet a few books trying to decide the best option with the easiest way to get started. With that information we created a simple way to share the knowledge for those that want to work from home and don't know where to start. Work At Home Solutions is a free guide to starting a home based business. We do not promote any direct sales companies, but what you need to do after you choose to join a direct sales company. We also give information for those wanting to have a internet based business without a direct sales company, like we do.
Work at Home Solutions is a great resource for those needing something else in their home based business and for those looking to start a home based business. Download your free copy and pass it on to friends. Get started on improving or beginning your home based business.
Rebekah tagged me with a challenging one…A-Z MemeRules: List ONE word for each letter of the alphabet that describes you.
When you post yours please comment me so I can read them. A - adoring B - bright C - cautious D - daring E - entrepreneur F - faithful G - girly H - helfpul I - inquisitive J - joker K - kind L - laugh M - Mama N - nutty O - optimistic P - personable Q - quizzical R - runner S - social bug T - trouble U - unbelievable V - virtuous W - witty X - eXciting (who can really come up with an X one!) Y - yoyo Z - zany
If you are not using Google Adsense on your blog or site, you are missing out on free money. Even if you only earn a few dollars or cents a day, who can pass up free money.
Google Adsense is free. You sign up for a free account at google (if you have blogger, you already have a free account) and you sign up. There is a tutorial to teach you how to do it and the benefits of having adsense on your site or blog. Then you place the code on your blog or site and let it go. You make money whenever anyone clicks on the ad.
Now don't think you can go it and click on it everyday and earn cash. That is not allowed. Just place the ads and let it happen naturally. As your traffic grows, so will your revenues.
This is great even if you have a mom blog and aren't really looking to earn tons of income. If you earn $100 over the course of a few months or even a year, you are $100 ahead of where you were already- and for doing nothing more than posting in your blog. And my daughter's blog is adding to her college fund, bit by bit!
One of my pals from the Smart Moms Forum, Annette, is having a super contest! She is giving away over $150 worth of prizes and it's super easy to enter to win! To learn more, simply visit her blog, Birthday Parties & Themes. Plus you even win by simply entering. She is generously offering a $5 coupon towards an animal from funontheark.com just for posting! Wow, that is great!!
Today I have the privilege of having Denise Willms as a guest blogger. I first met Denise through the Smart Moms Professional Series when she taught us how to "Write Articles for Traffic." Denise did a terrific job and I learned a ton. Since then I have joined her article submission site, WAHM-Articles.com and have seen a stream of new traffic because of it.
Because Denise had so much to share and has experienced success at working from home, I just knew she would have more valuable information to share with us!
Did you forget to ask this question?
Article marketers – those who write and submit articles as a means of driving traffic to their websites – usually find it works quite well.
If you've tried it yourself, you may have watched your stats go up... and your new visitors leave soon after. You might have realized there was one important question you forgot to ask.
How do I keep all this traffic coming back?
Sound familiar? You’re not alone. But there’s a way to keep those new visitors coming back for more.
First-time visitors don’t necessarily become buyers. They may not even become repeat visitors. They already have a whole list of bookmarked sites they frequent. Why add yours to the mix?
A slight twist on the technique you used to get them to your site in the first place can keep them returning. In other words, providing quality content that gives information they need.
Think about a particular site you visit regularly. Why do you keep going back? Odds are it’s because, in some form or other, it has content that you just can’t find anywhere else.
While the articles you submit to directories and groups might be published all over your corner of the ‘Net, you should keep some of your best articles for your own exclusive use. Make sure they’re extremely relevant to what your target market wants and make them easy to find on your site.
Once your visitors know you have good quality content they can’t get anywhere else, they’ll start coming back for more. With every visit comes another chance to turn them into buyers.
Denise Willms homeschools her two children while writing articles and press releases that drive traffic to her clients’ websites. Subscribe to her newsletter, WAHM-Articles Ezine http://www.wahm-articles.com/ezine.html, and receive 105 Power Tips to Get Your Online Business Noticed and Profiting.
If you are a blogger, you can get paid to blog. (If you don't have a blog, here are some reasons to start a blog.) Pay Per Post is one of the companies that will pay you for reviewing websites and products on your blog. Your blog has to be more than three months old, with a certain amount of traffic, and you have to have more than 20 posts when you start. There are more details available if you sign up. Depending on your page rank when you begin, you can make anywhere from $5 a post to hundreds of dollars per post.
Someone once asked if a post was worth $5. YES! First of all, some days you don't have anything to write about and it gives you some material. Second, it is $5 I did not have to begin with doing something I do anyway- post on my blog! And those $5 posts add up, plus there are many opportunities to get higher paid posts, even at the beginning! The first post you do for Pay Per Post is a $25 post about being a "postie". You get paid after the post has been approved and on your site for 30 days. It is simple and some quick cash for having a blog- which is free or almost free!
If you are interested, click the banner and get started!
I came across this new concept on a blog called, Moms In Business. It is simple really, and something all bloggers should be doing out of sheer courtesy and respect for their readers who take a few seconds to comment.
Here is how it works: If you are a blog author who believes that it is important to be active in your own blog community, and reply to as many comments as possible, then join the I Reply movement. Simply place the image from above on your blog, or include it in a post explaining the movement and why you support it. Easy, right?
So, why do I support this movement? Because I believe it's important to acknowledge someone's comments. If someone is kind enough to take time to read my blog let alone comment, then I think it's only right to respond!
Now join the I reply movement by copying the picture above and blog about it!
One Word MemeA fun idea. Simply cut and paste these questions onto your blog, answer them and then find other blogs to tag! It's fun and easy and something a little different!You can only answer each question with ONE word.
1. Where is your cell phone? Table 2. Relationship? Married 3. Your hair? Blonde 4. Work? Home 5. Your sister? Two 6. Your favorite thing? Computer!! 7. Your dream last night? Blank! 8. Your favorite drink? Pepsi 9. Your dream car? Benz 10. The room you’re in? Dining 11. Your shoes? None 12. Your fears? None 13. What do you want to be in 10 years? Rich:) 14. Who did you hang out with this weekend? Carl 15. What are you not good at? PATIENCE 16. Muffin? Blueberry 17. One of your wish list items? Vehicle 18. Where you grew up? Florida 19. Last thing you did? Shower 20. What are you wearing? Pajammas 21. What aren’t you wearing? Make-up 22. Your pet? Six 23. Your computer? HP 24. Your life? Interesting 25. Your mood? Content 26. Missing? Sleep 27. What are you thinking about right now? Meeting 28. Your car? Expedition 29. Your kitchen? Clean 30. Your summer? Hot 31. Your favorite color? Purple 32. Last time you laughed? Today 33. Last time you cried? ??? 34. School? Finished 35. Love? Lilly
By guest blogger Rebekah reprinted from Smart Moms - Smart Business I have recently finished the national bestseller The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell. Through years of research, he explains how one small event can change a business or concept to make it explode! He uses company examples such as Gore, Airwalk, and Hush Puppies to demonstrate how a small event can change the course of a business. He shows how overcoming small obstacles in crime can change an entire city, like NYC and Baltimore. Each of these events were dramatically changed by a small happening: some kids started wearing a particular pair of shoes, a small advertising company created a big concept, one city official decided to remove the graffiti from the subway system.
The whole basis of the book is that little things can make a big difference. I look at the work at home mom trend that is developing in the United States as a tipping point. For years through the womans lib movement, woman have wanted to be in the workplace. Now there is a strong movement towards women continuing to work, but working in non traditional forms- at home, telecommuting, for themselves in a small home based business.
I strongly recommend you picking up a copy of The Tipping Point. It is a relatively cheap paperback with tons of great information on what makes society change.
I am a mother of two kids and I am blessed to be home with them. Last fall I was inspired to learn how to sew. Little did I know that it would become a new passion and obsession! I enjoy creating clothes and appliques for my kids as well as others.