Posts tagged ‘writing’

October 9, 2011

Hardships of a Work at Home Mom

Whoever said that being a man is better than being a woman? Well perhaps they just don’t see the hardships of the working moms. If being a worker is hard, try doing it while taking care of the family especially if you have a little child. Then maybe you would learn why the equality rights of the male and female was established.

Yes, being a working mom is perhaps as difficult as being a man or even harder. If men face battles and challenges in their work, women face twice as much as that, facing a war that starts from waking up in their home and being done until everyone in the family has gone to bed. This war is much more stressful than that being fought in Iraq due to the fact that you are protecting not only yourself but rather those whom you love the most and serving each and every one of the members. And also, the enemy is not just from the outside but also on the inside, meaning, you have to fight even yourself just to serve and protect.

Members of the family always demand for some time from the mother and thus making it harder for her to concentrate on what she is doing. The little ones, in particular, hug most of a mother’s time because they are the ones that truly need much attention. And this comic strip is a picture of what a working mother is going through each day of her life. If you’d be able to look beyond what you can see, you’ll be able to realize that her life is a mathematical expression where everything in her surroundings adds to her hardships and almost everything that she feels are the ones that multiply the stress. But in the end of the day, her love for those whom she serves is the only thing that makes her at ease and neglect all the efforts that she made throughout the day.

*comic by For Better or For Worse Comic Strip by Lynn Johnston


					
October 8, 2011

Do You Want To Be A Freelance Writer WAHM?

 
There are so many opportunities on the web, some are real and some are bogus. You might want to test the waters first by starting out as a freelance writer WAHM (Work At Home Mom). It is one of the most flexible and cost effective way to start your online career as it does not require start-up costs which you might find on most of the online jobs available on the web.

You do not need to have a college degree to be a writer as you can choose first the topics you are interested in like fashion, arts, technology, food, travel and the likes. There is no difficulty in doing something you love. Aside from your desire to write about something you are interested in, you would need the following:

  • Personal computer / laptop
  • Internet connection
  • Website or a blog site for showcase of your writing ability

You do not need to have a professional experience in writing as well but you have to know one important thing in web writing. Most of your article should have SEO (Search Engine Optimization) or strategically placed keywords that are required by all clients to create traffic in your blog or article.

You may want to start writing for your own blog to practice your writing ability. This will also be an important site to show you prospective clients if they ask about writing experiences or samples.

With the basic information posted above, you are now ready to look for a client. You may want to look for a blogger (or a blogger friend to start with) who needs a writer. An experienced friend can be a great help to point out the mistakes you might have made for your first article. You would need pointers from them.

Note that the most important key in freelance writing is HAVING THE TIME and DETERMINATION to finish it and to earn money for your family.