Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Stay At Home Moms

Web Writing For Stay at Home Moms

If you're a stay at home mom and enjoy writing, you can develop a great Web writing career, as long as you think creatively. Think about your writing from the point of view of the people who will buy it -- what can you do to make their lives easier?

Let's look at four ways you can make money writing at home.

1. Writing Articles: Save Your Clients Time

Writing Web articles is at great way to make money writing at home. However, many Web writers will never make the money they could and should be making, because they don't approach their writing from their buyers' point of view.

What do your buyers want? They all want to create traffic to their Web sites. Your content must deliver that traffic. Your buyers are also busy, so doing research on article topics, plus creating titles and keywords, and finally briefing a writer, takes a huge chunk of time out of their day.
Since it takes time, many people put it off. What if you were to create entire Web content packages, doing all the topic and keyword research for buyers? If you do this, you'll be flooded with offers of Web writing work, because you're thinking from the point of view of buyers.

2. Blogging for Local Companies

Here's a secret I've been sharing with my students for years: think LOCAL. The Web is huge and complex, so when you're starting your writing business, it's much easier to work with local clients. They trust you because you're a local, and because the Web intimidates many business owners and managers.

This is especially important for stay at home moms. You can get all the blogging clients you can handle if you'll pick up the phone and talk to local business people. Spend an afternoon making calls, and I'll guarantee you that you'll be booked solid for the next three months.

3. Business Writing: You're a Virtual Assistant

Business people are busy, and because of the economic downturn, they're five times busier than they were last year. Again, get creative, and approach your writing from the point of view of business people. How could you reframe your writing services into becoming a virtual assistant?

4. Writing Ebooks from What You Know

Ebooks are gold mines. People get instant information which they can put to work at once. Knowing this, how can you, as a work at home mom, benefit?

You can benefit by writing ebooks teaching others how to do what you do. Many ebooks are short, at around 20 pages. They give tightly targeted information, and people pay for it.

There you have four ways you can make money writing as a stay at home mom. Think creatively, from the point of view of your buyers, and you'll be snowed under with offers of writing work.

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Monday, January 26, 2009

Now Is The Time For A Home Business

Many people are continuing to struggle day to day and month to month. Why? Because many people are living by rules that applied in a different time. Go to school, get a high paying job and let your company take care of you, when you retire. That mentality is a thing of the past.

People continuing to hold on to these past values will find life harder and more complicated in this new age. Major corporations are no longer taking care of their employees at all.

Let's look at the ways companies are screwing their employees. First many white and blue collar jobs are getting shipped overseas. Cheaper labor equals more profit for these greedy CEO's. Next companies no longer take care of their employees instead they want you to invest in a 401k. Investing in a 401k is gambling and hoping the stock market is doing well when you choose to retire. If the stock market is down when you choose to retire, you are screwed.

Globalization is here to stay. That is a fact! Many people sit around their TV's and bitch and moan. These same people hope a bankrupt government can also save them. If you are hoping the government and greedy companies will take care of you, then you should stop reading now. Just keep your head in the sand and pray!

For those of you who actually want to change your lives for the better, than the rest is for you. You see this is a great time to become rich, the opportunity to make money very quickly is here. Many people are getting rich working from home while the others are whining and moaning.

Think about this. Before if you wanted to go into business for yourself you needed a bank loan, maybe an office or store. Just depending on what you are selling. It took alot of startup money just to break even.

Nowadays, all you need is a computer with internet access. Look at many of the top companies. Myspace, Dell, Amazon were started by normal everyday people with just a little bit of startup money and some good old fashioned work. Think about this, major companies are paying pennies on the dollar to hire cheap labor overseas. What's to stop you from doing the same? Nothing!

Here's my main point, now is the time to start a home business. The resources are cheap and available to all. Those who fail to realize this will work 100 times harder and earn 100 times less than what they use to. Either you can choose to be rich or you can choose to be poor and hope the government will bail you out!