Category Archives: Work From Home

When to Use Parentheses and How to Use Them Correctly

Parentheses, like the em dash and ellipses, is a piece of punctuation that’s often overused in writing. In some instances, parentheses can be useful, but more often than not, they’re unnecessary and may even act as a distraction, weakening your writing. In this guide to parentheses, we explain what parentheses are, the difference between parentheses […]

How Many Words Are in a Novel? Word Counts for All Kinds of Books

“My memoir is 270,000 words long.” I heard these words during a breakout session I led at a local writers conference. An editor friend of mine, Shayla Eaton with Curiouser Editing, was sitting in on the breakout. We gave each other knowing glances, and because I didn’t want to break this poor memoirist’s literary heart, […]

Big List of Virtual Assistant Services to Offer Clients

Whether you’ve been forced into entrepreneurship or are considering it by choice, there has never been a better time to start an online virtual assistant business. Not sure what services to offer or what niches virtual assistants can work in? Then check out this list of in-demand services and niches to consider.  1. Blog Service […]

7 Ways to Decompress After Working From Home

INSIDE: How do you decompress after working from home? This is a question many people have on their minds these days. Working from home isn’t all sunshine and rainbows and it can be difficult to separate work from home life when it’s all in one place. These tips will help! Many people quickly find that […]

5 Quick Proofreading Tips That Have Massive Payoffs

Have you ever been afraid of editors thinking you haven’t proofread your piece, even when you definitely have? Do you re-read your posts ad nauseam, only to still feel a sense of dread when sending your draft? Yeah, proofreading isn’t fun. Writing comes with a creative payoff. Editing gives you an authority edge. But proofreading? […]

The Best Books on How to Make Money

I always thought it was strange that we grow up learning about science, biology, literature, and math in school but are taught almost nothing about saving or making money.  Yet, making and managing money is arguably the most crucial life skill as an adult. It’s no wonder that so many of us end up mismanaging […]

6 Personal Narrative Examples Every Aspiring Essayist Should Read

If writing a personal essay came with a step-by-step guide — and sadly, it doesn’t — the first step would be to read really good essays. Analyze what works and what doesn’t and determine why the author was able to catch an editor’s attention. Here are some reflection questions to consider when reading a personal […]

What Is a Fully Equipped Home Office for Remote Work?

INSIDE: What is a fully equipped home office for remote work? Let’s dive in and find out what you need and what you don’t need. Read on to find out! If this is your first time looking for telework, you are likely wondering what your home office space will require. Perhaps you are worried you […]

How to Choose Keywords and Rank on Google

Even if you don’t know the first thing about SEO writing, you’ve likely heard the buzz. SEO is a great (and free!) way to get traffic to your website or blog. It’s also a great skill to have as a freelance writer working for other clients, as it can help you provide additional expertise which […]

Part-Time Weekend Jobs You Can Do From Home

Whether you’re looking for a part-time job you can squeeze in alongside your regular 9-to-5, or you need a flexible way to make extra money, there are lots of part-time weekend jobs for the taking! In today’s post, I’ll brainstorm some work from home weekend jobs that will work with even the busiest of schedules. […]

Give Your Story a New Perspective

You’re not someone who cares about tradition in your fiction, are you? You’re willing to explore. You’re striving for meaning, and you want interesting experiences. Well, that’s the second-person point of view (POV) for you: nontraditional, explorative, meaningful and interesting. It also sounds a bit like an ad for an exaggerated travel agent or a […]

This 4-Week Freelance Writing Course Teaches You How to Multiply Your Income and Avoid Low-Paying Gigs

Most freelance writers share the same major goal — to make more money. The reality is many freelancers are seriously struggling to make a go of running their own business. They have a hard time finding quality clients, and as a result, they end up turning to content mills (like Textbroker and Writer Access), gig […]

The BEST Summer Work From Home Jobs for Moms

Summer is quickly approaching, and whether you’re choosing to send the little ones off to summer camp or not, you’ll want to take advantage of the scores of summer work from home job opportunities!  This comprehensive list combines everything any mama would want in a work-from-home summer job: flexibility, outdoor opportunities, and money. A complete […]

10 Simple (but Life-Changing) Tricks

I’ll just come out and say it: As a professional writer, editor and content manager, I can’t work — no, I can’t live — without Google Docs. If you too are a fan, you get it. If not, here’s the quick elevator pitch: Google Docs makes writing, sharing and collaborating easy. It’s also free, and […]

How to Make More Money by Ditching the Mills

Are you a freelancer who spends time writing on sites like Textbroker, Writer Access, Fiverr, or even Upwork? If so, you might want to grab this free ebook our friends at the Freelance Writers Den are giving away right now. It’s called Quit the Content Mills: 6 Writers Reveal How They Earn More, and like the […]

How to Sell Art Online and Make Money From Home

Do you want to make money by selling your art projects? Today, we’re exploring the best places to sell art online so you can earn money from your passion! Many people want to become artists but aren’t sure how to earn a living selling art. Maybe you already consider yourself an artist, but you are […]