7 ways to find new blog ideas

You need to update your blog.  You sit down in front of your computer. 20 minutes later, you walk away from the still blank screen in a search for inspiration. Sound familiar? Yes Ma’am. First things first: I’m giving you permission NOT to write 7 days a week. Or even 5 days. I’d much rather see you create one great piece a week, than send out 5 mediocre articles. I bet your audience feels the same way. If your business relies heavily on news – then perhaps hire a freelancer to help ease some of the burden. FINDING NEW IDEAS Readers If you don’t have an autoresponder set up yet for new subscribers, get one done right away. Like today. New eyes on your material is a great way to get a fresh look at things you may have missed. It doesn’t matter if you have a survey in place or …

It’s not your fault – working from home is challenging

So, you want to work from home.  Maybe you want to be available for your kids, or maybe you are tired of the 9-5 rat race.  I’ve been working from home for the past 7 years and let me tell you, it can be HARD. I’ve had to deal with people who think my “little business” is some type of a scam. I didn’t have a good support system at home – at times he sabotaged it. My son was only a few months old when I first started working from home. Like I said, hard.   CHALLENGES: Working from home can be a godsend, but there are a few challenges that people don’t always talk about. Isolation The best part about working from home is also the worst part .. you’re working from home. Alone. Working a regular job affords you the luxury of talking shop with people who …