A growing number of men and women are turning their backs on the corporate 9–5 positions and are opting instead to work from home. In making this change, doing your homework is a must. Assessing the skills you possess that may be used in a work from home business is a good first start, followed with tailoring those skills to meet the needs of your chosen home business. But what do you do if you're not sure which home business is meant for you? Here are five ideas for turning your ... Continue Reading
There are many home business ventures you can start. Here are a few that may be worth your effort and time.
The SocialMoms Blog of the Week is Playin’ With CC – where toddler fashion can be fun and inexpensive.
Congratulations to Playin' With CC: the SocialMoms Blog of the Week! When I first saw this blog, I fell in love with adorable toddler CC, and I think you will to! Tre LaPorte writes this daily blog featuring personal fashion for the everyday toddler. Many moms are on a budget it's still fun to play with your kid's style and clothing. With creativity and thriftiness, your child can be a fashion plate without having a celebrity wardrobe. I interviewed Tre about her inspiration behind the site ... Continue Reading
The SocialMoms Blog of the Week is Little Tech Girl – where technology is as close as your browser.
Congratulations to Little Tech Girl: the SocialMoms Blog of the Week! Kris Cain is a Chicago area mom to 2 sets of twins, photography nut, gadget addict, web designer, and blogger who has worked in IT for over 13 years. She's also one of our contributors and we're happy to feature her as our blog of the week and chat about her website. SM: What was your inspiration for starting Little Tech Girl? I actually started my blog as a fluke. I was not out to start a blog at all. I had been ... Continue Reading
Back up your Google Blogger or Blogspot account with these simple steps.
In recent weeks I’ve talked to three women bloggers who actually had their Google Blogger or Blogspot accounts mysteriously disappear – possibly for policy violations or other unknown causes -- two of which were permanently deleted representing years of hard work. That’s not even to consider what might happen if a blog on this service is ever hacked – the aftermath could be disastrous to have to deal with. For sure, the Internet these days isn’t working like clockwork as it used ... Continue Reading
When asked which blog/writing topics you would like to see other moms write about, Social Moms members answered: branding. In response, here are the top ways to brand your blog.
One of the Social Moms Discussion topics posed the question: What blog/writing topics would you like to see other moms write about? While there were many great topics suggested, one theme seemed to emerge from the variety of the responses. Many of you asked for help with blogging - from advice for getting started, design ideas, and balancing working with mommyhood, to gaining traffic and monetizing a blog. Choosing one topic was challenging with so many great ones offered. So over the next ... Continue Reading
The SocialMoms Blog of the Week is Fit Mom’s Blog – where Rachel motivates and inspires you to get healthy and active.
Congratulations to Fit Mom’s Blog: the SocialMoms Blog of the Week! Looking to know more about fitness? Want to up your work-out intensity? Looking for motivation and inspiration? Check out Fit Mom's Blog. Rachel has been a marathon runner, bike racer, and is now an avid cross fitter. So, who better to motivate you! She launched Fit Mom’s Blog with the intention of sharing what she's learned being an athlete. I recently chatted with Rachel about running her site and her goals for the ... Continue Reading
Tips for falling in love with your blog, and the reason you started blogging, again.
You dreamed about it, planned it, and finally created it. You wrote value-filled content weekly. You implemented social media marketing tactics and participated in social networking groups. You poured your heart and soul into it, and now it’s a reality. You created a killer blog. But now that the dream has become a reality, you’ve realized the sacrifices it involves (frequent writing, consistent marketing and regular interaction) and you’re beginning to wonder why you started your ... Continue Reading
Organize your digital life to create amazing content and get the most out of your digital experience.
When you started blogging, it was a great outlet to let loose and connect with amazing, new friends. You blogged about daily life and your favorite subjects as you watched your subscriber list grow. Soon after blogging, social media followed. You created your social media accounts on Twitter and Facebook, and your blog subscribers started to follow you there. You started building more connections, creating more opportunities, and having fun meeting new people. After that, you may have ... Continue Reading
Ten tips that make your blog reader friendly and easier to navigate.
As I look around the web and discover new sites, I make mental notes about things that should be standard on every blog. When I build blogs for clients, I send out a questionnaire which lists standard items included in the design. Here are the ten tips I use to make your blog more reader friendly, and easy to navigate: Navigation bar: Yes, this should be a given, but I was on a site recently that had no nav bar. The nav bar gives visitors easy access to visiting must have pages like the ... Continue Reading
The SocialMoms Blog of the Week is The ButterBottom Blog – Where Richard relates his tales as a stay-at-home-dad.
Congratulations to The ButterBottom Blog: the SocialMoms Blog of the Week! While we typically feature Social MOMS blogs, this time I thought I'd feature a Social DAD. Because ultimately, we're all in this parenting space together. I enjoy follow Richard's thoughts and his great sense of humor. As he puts it, The ButterBottom blog is the blog that is strong enough for a man, but made for a woman. After years of working on Wall St. and babysitting big egos, he and his family moved to sunny ... Continue Reading