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December 4, 2011

The Work-at-Home Moms Lifestyle Quiz

I just answered a lifestyle quiz for Work At Home Moms and look what I have got! This is really me, no doubts of the results. I love it.

27 – 34 points: Balanced Betsy – You enjoy your work-at-home job and love the fact that it gives you more time to be with your children. As soon as you can afford it, you’ll hire a housekeeper. You’re on the right track, stay focused and you’ll do well.

Let me share you the quiz, it’s fun!

The Work-at-Home Moms Lifestyle Quiz
by Cheryl Demas
What does your work-at-home lifestyle say about you? Are you a Lazy Susan or a Workaholic Wanda? Take this fun quiz and find out. Choose the letter that comes closest to your answer.1. What time do you wake up in the morning? 
a. I’m up before the rest of the family, before the sunrise.
b. I sleep a solid eight hours a night.
c. I sleep-in, that’s what snooze buttons are for.
d. I’m still not awake.

2. What type of desk do you have? 
a. An antique roll top.
b. An elegant Queen Anne desk.
c. My desk is an old door; I have it propped up on two file cabinets.
d. Desk? I just work where I can clear enough space off the table.

3. How is your workspace arranged?
a. “A place for everything and everything in its place” is my motto.
b. My desk looks like it’s been hit by a tornado.
c. It’s not super neat, but I can find everything I need if you give me a minute.
d. It varies. When I’m really busy it gets messy, but I clean it up as I have time.

4. Do you get dressed before you begin work each day? 
a. Yes, first thing in the morning. I do my hair and makeup too.
b. Yes, I get dressed, get some work done and then do my makeup before I go out.
c. I usually get dressed sometime before noon.
d. I might be dressed by dinnertime, you never know.

5. What method of communication do you prefer to use? 
a. Email, fast and easy.
b. Telephone, I love to talk on the phone!
c. Snail mail, I’m an old-fashioned gal.
d. Face to face, I need to look you in the eye.

6. How do you dress each day?
a. Jeans and a T-shirt, that’s my uniform.
b. I dress for success, business attire is important to my image.
c. Sweats, I have to be comfortable.
d. Casual dresses and skirts — dressy, but not too formal.

7. What is the state of your home?
a. It’s a wreck.
b. It’s very clean, but somewhat cluttered.
c. It’s not bad, I can do a quick clean up when I need to if company drops in.
d. Martha Stewart is my idol. You could eat off of my floors.

8. How much TV do you watch each day?
a. It’s never off.
b. I have to watch my soaps, after that I turn it off.
c. It’s off all day, but I watch programs at night with my family.
d. I never watch TV, but my children are glued to it all day.
e. I don’t have a TV.

9. Where is your office in your home?
a. In the laundry room or spare closet.
b. The dining room table is my office.
c. It’s in a corner of my bedroom.
d. I have a separate room for my office.
e. No office, my work is spread all over the house.

10. How will you know when your business is a success?
a. When the bill collectors stop calling.
b. Success is a moving target. When I reach a goal, I raise the bar.
c. I have certain goals set, when I reach those, I’ll know I’ve “made it.”
d. Happiness is success.

11. What are your exercise habits?
a. I walk to the car and back every day, that’s about it.
b. I usually workout at home once or twice a week.
c. I wouldn’t miss my regular aerobics class at the club.
d. Richard Simmons and I “Sweat to the Oldies” every day
in the privacy of my family room.

12. The last book you read was: 
a. Book? What’s a book?
b. A great self-help book, recommended by Oprah.
c. A mystery novel.
d. A business advice book.

Scoring
Question 1: a=4, b=3, c=2, d=1
Question 2: a=3, b=4, c=2, d=1
Question 3: a=4, b=1, c=2, d=3
Question 4: a=4, b=3, c=2, d=1
Question 5: a=4, b=1, c=2, d=3
Question 6: a=2, b=4, c=1, d=3
Question 7: a=1, b=3, c=2, d=4
Question 8: a=1, b=2, c=3, d=1, e=4
Question 9: a=2, b=2, c=3, d=4, e=1
Question 10: a=1, b=4, c=3, d=2
Question 11: a=1, b=2, c=3, d=4
Question 12: a=1, b=3, c=2, d=4

Now total your points and find your business personality below.12 – 18 points: Lazy Susan – No one will accuse you of being overly ambitious. You would rather not work at all, but the bills do have to be paid. You would love a job that pays well for minimal work. If only you could win the lottery. Watch out for scams, you may be particularly vulnerable.

19 – 26 points: Sweet Sally – You’re a creative type who doesn’t like to be bothered with details. You tend to make your business decisions with your heart rather than your head. You have a ton of great ideas, but have trouble seeing them through to completion. Consider a business partnership with a friend (and you have lots of them) who is more detailed oriented.

27 – 34 points: Balanced Betsy – You enjoy your work-at-home job and love the fact that it gives you more time to be with your children. As soon as you can afford it, you’ll hire a housekeeper. You’re on the right track, stay focused and you’ll do well.

35 – 42 points: Happy Harriet – You take your business life seriously, but you like to have fun too. Your friends are amazed by your energy. Your family is important to you and even on your busiest days you treasure reading bedtime stories and tucking the little ones in at night. You will reach your business goals soon.

43 – 48 points: Workaholic Wanda – You are driven to succeed. You would continue working even if you won the lottery tomorrow. But you do tend to be controlling and tense at times, and you have little patience when things aren’t going your way. Give yourself some time off to relax and have a little fun.

courtesy: Storknet

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November 14, 2011

How to Identify Scam Jobs

Finding a genuine work-at-home-job may not be an easy task but can provide you success in no time once you know how to spot those websites offering scam jobs. Scams are everywhere around the web and commonly targeting those stay at home moms and first timers who want to earn online.

 Consider these helpful tips:

Scrutinize each job offer from sites featuring job listing opportunity

Don’t go immediately for a job offer without doing research. From the entire job listing from certain site like Craigslist, check if the company asks for any fee before getting the job. Remember, legit company will never ask any fee for you to make money. Once you encounter this, it’s definitely a scam job.

Use WHOIS Lookup Tool to check a website credibility

It is one of the best tools that will help you examine how credible a website is. If a certain website invites you for a job offer, check first the year of the domain registration. A scam site usually starts not so long ago while a genuine site remains relatively old.

Visit Work-at-home forums

Forums like WAHM.com, WorkFromHomeForum.com, and Work-At-Home-Forum.com are some trustworthy blogs that will help you share their information regarding which site is legit and which one is scam. Information is based directly on several participants who have shared the same experienced while working online.

FRIENDLY REMINDER!!

If you’re interested in making money from work-at-home jobs, there are websites that offer genuine jobs. Nevertheless, keep in mind that selection process may either help you find the right one or may provide you traps in falling to scams so be extra cautious during your online job hunting. Learn how to weigh things out with supporting facts before you go with a job offer.


					
November 12, 2011

4 Tips to Prevent Work-at-Home Scam Jobs


Work-at-home jobs are popular nowadays because of several benefits like working at your own time at home, have the chance to spend time with family and a lot of saving opportunities. However, working online has also its downsides like dealing with scams and frauds. These can be avoided provided that you take some precautions.

Be knowledgeable and cautious

Do extensive research online because by doing so; you can come across several forums and blogs that tackle about fraudulent and legit sites online. Don’t trust immediately and always provide second thoughts on all information you encounter.

Don’t trust spam emails offering work-at-home jobs

Never rely on unwanted emails claiming work-at-home job offers in your inbox.  Legitimate work-at-home jobs don’t necessarily spam random people but instead posting ads in some sites, like Craigslist & Elance, along with skills requirements, work descriptions etc. They even conduct several trainings to make sure you fit for the job they are looking for.

Don’t go for websites claiming too much

Stay away from websites that “sound too good to be true” like claiming you can make $200 in few hours just by filling out surveys or by clicking ads. The internet has thousands of different ads so be vigilant on discerning what is true and not.

Don’t pay for any upfront cost

If you come across an advertisement claiming you can start making money at home when you pay a membership fee or buy training supplies, it’s definitely not true. It is a strategy to lure or hype people, so stay away from deceitful claims like this.

Work-at-home jobs are preferred by parents because they can work at home while caring for their family simultaneously. However, you must take some precautions to avoid from falling into scam jobs online.

October 26, 2011

When Boredom Strikes

For a working mom at home, balancing my time between nurturing my family and attending my career responsibilities is not an easy task to do. Well, take it from me since I’ve been in the industry for relatively long years.

There are stuffs that I need to do personally like unwinding yet I just cannot because of some responsibilities at home. I miss going out with my friends, I want to go watch movie just like any other woman or go shopping and have fun with friends. I miss my life in the outside world yet I do not have pretty much choice but to stay at home with my family. These kinds of stuffs are fairly omitted when you get the option of being a work at home mom.

I have been into sales before I became a mother and started working online. Sometimes, I just could not help it but miss the daily grind of corporate life, the everyday commute to work, the traffic, meeting colleagues and clients and interacting with different kinds of people as well.

However, in life there are always twofold in every situation there are good and bad, intelligent and dumb, right and left, and up and down etc. You just need to go with the flow and make your life easier by learning how to balance it properly.

One advantage of venturing a working career is you get to spend a lot of time with your love ones particularly if you have a toddler at home. It is something that all working parents with over demanding schedules would really want to experience yet they cannot possibly do that.

However, working at home means missing your life in the outside since you get to spend your entire time working and tending your family. In short, you don’t have any time for yourself. And life is dull if all you got to interact with are online friends – Facebook buddies, Skype and Yahoo contacts, LinkedIn connections and Twitter followers.

In conclusion, there is always a certain part of me that misses the outside life. I am just a human, I may sometimes feel occasional boredom but this is life. Life is not that easy so we need to generate a certain system to survive. What matters most is we know how to cope up with boredom and loneliness and move on!

October 20, 2011

My Handy Widgets as a Home Worker

For those who are just like me who’s main source of income is by working online, it is still really important for us to become more functional and effective in dealing with our daily online job even if we have other priorities at home like tending our husband and children, doing household chores, etc.

With the aid of my handy widgets, it makes my life a lot easier so I can spend more time with my family.

Here are some of my widgets at home:

• ASUS K40IJ notebook

I like this laptop model since as a work at home mom it’s pretty obvious that I need to spend a lot of hours working on the internet since K401J features Ice-Cool spec it’s a lot easier for me to work even for longer time.

• iPod Touch 4

This gadget is pretty handy most especially during morning when I need to check all my urgent emails and during at night when my laptop is off. I also used it to open my Facebook account to update my status and for managing Facebook fan pages. Also, for capturing all the unforgettable moments and milestones of my son even if I am busy with work.

 

• Nokia C3

I used this widget to manage Twitter accounts even if I’m not at home and for times that something unexpected happened and I didn’t bring my laptop with me. My phone would definitely save me during those unpredictable times. I can also go online wherever I may go with or without a wifi connection.

 • GE X5

 

As a work at home mom, one thing that I never forget is to have a time with my children even if I’m busy. That’s why I used my camera to capture all the moments whenever I get to play with my children at home.

Hence, working from home isn’t expensive at all. You can use any gadget/mobile you have especially if you’re on the go, babysitting or doing the house chores.