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The WAHM Experiment

I’ve started a new blog.  🙂  Not a big shock, right?  I’d actually talked to my husband about this a while back, and he agreed it was a good idea (and hoped that I’d at least make some of the money back that I’ve spent trying on home based businesses…LOL).  Now I hope that you will like the idea, too.

So, I’ve spent the better portion of my adult life trying to find Work at Home businesses that could supplement (and hopefully eventually match) my office job income.  For me, a good portion of those businesses have failed for one reason or another.  Either I’ve lost interest in them, or didn’t put the time into them that I should have… some have just been not a good fit for my personality.  Lately I’ve been reviewing them again, hoping that I can find something that will allow me to stay at home with my kids, and together with that and my blogging, earn a decent income.  While I review so many opportunities, it’s easy to wistfully read the articles and testimonials of those who earn money while they sleep, and forget what I’ve learned through the years.  Yes, I have tried a few of those… in my much younger and slightly more naive years.  🙂  I even (gasp) tried a chain letter once… I think I made $8.  Of course, I spent $40 trying it.  Anyways… my point.  Yes, there was a point.  The point is that with my business sense (developed since the chain letter years, I assure you), I see a lot of these business opportunities that could potentially change someone’s life.  But knowing what I know now, there are certain things that just aren’t a good fit for me.  For you, they may work out great.  I’m a pretty good judge of people most of the time, and I can typically tell the type of person that a particular business opportunity will work for.

So, that’s what The Work At Home Mom Experiment is about.  I’ll do (or have done) the experimenting.  I’ll review the opportunities.  I’ll request the information to start that opportunity.  I’ll interview people who are doing the business.  And I’ll condense it, and report it all back to my loyal readers.  Then, I’ll go a step further, and try to give the reader an idea of the types of people who would do well in this business.  And equally important, the qualities that someone might have that says they might not do so well with this business.  Then the reader can look for something that they might enjoy instead, and NOT have to waste everyone’s time and money trying to do a business that they’re just not “wired” to do.  Make sense?

I’ve found a couple of sites that do this already, but the majority of them are either sales sites for a different business (don’t do business A, do business B), or they are unhappy former consultants who have a need to bash the entire business rather than recognizing that it “just isn’t me”.  Alternatively, they are some subscription-only sites.  The WAHM Experiment isn’t any of those things.  It’s FREE (although there will be advertisements, so please click if they interest you…LOL).  If I have a particular one that requires money to join, I’ll do a post with a ticker asking for donations.  That way, if there are ten people who’d all like to learn more, we can each pitch in a small amount and learn from the review whether it’s worth our time.  But I won’t require any membership fees, and nobody is required to pay anything.

Please be patient with me while I build up the content on the site.  If you are a rep for any company, head on over and leave me a comment, and I’ll interview you if someone’s not ahead of you in the pipeline.  Anyone who is interviewed for a review will receive links back to their online store/site for their time (FREE advertising!!!).  And if you’re looking for a new home-based business?  Well, keep checking back, or comment me and let me know what company you’d like to see reviewed!  🙂

I’m excited that I’ll be able to share this information with everyone, and that it may help someone looking to start their own business find the perfect fit for them!

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Shameless Plug for August :)

Photo of Kim EarleyAs I’m a WAHM, and a professional freelancer, I do many things.  This means I need to tell people what all I do… often.  So this is my “plug” for the month of August.  😀  Please, if you’re seeing this on Facebook, and know of someone who might need my services, please SHARE.  If you think you have a friend or family member that just might want my contact information, please send them to my Facebook site, this blog, or my website.   As a freelancer, I keep my options open, and the more offbeat the assignment seems, the more interested I am.  🙂

My website shows a bit of what I write about.  It is in the midst of a major re-design, but it has contact information and links in abundance.

My business resume is showcased at LinkedIn.  This will give you an idea of what all I have done in the business world, and some of the breadth of my knowledge, as well as the industries I’ve worked in.

Facebook page.  This is more of a contact me page, as I frequently post my articles and links there, but I also post favored quotes, and just chat here.  The advantage is that I’m frequently on Facebook, so I can be contacted quickly through this page.

Although my primary focus is writing, and I write on many subjects (which can all be found in this blog under “My Writing” category in the drop down box on the right, or on my primary website), I also offer many other services.

Some of my recent projects have included:

  • Lender Site Inspection (photography and business report)
  • Articles about tattoos
  • Articles about social networking
  • Articles about money-making ideas (ghost written)
  • One-on-one computer training
  • One-on-one business training (reception and office management skills necessary in the workplace)
  • Temporary Staffing for office and retail

Some projects that I’m currently being considered for include:

  • Group training:  using social media for your business

Offbeat and one-off projects are welcome.  If you’ve got a project that needs to get done, but the people in your organization aren’t sure where to start, or just don’t have the time to complete it, that’s when you call me.  With professionalism and integrity, I can help businesses or individuals in unusual situations.

Examples:

  • Want to take a week-long cruise, but you own a retail business and need someone to step in and run it while you’re gone?  I can do that.
  • Need a (Texas) Notary Public available on call?  I can do that.
  • Need help getting your new business office organized, policies and procedures in place, and help with hiring new employees?  I can do that.
  • Own a campground and haven’t had a vacation in years because you have no one to look after it while you’re gone?  I can do that.
  • Need someone to come in and teach your employees (or you) how to use social media to benefit their jobs?  I can do that.
  • Need someone to handle the social media for you, so you can focus on your business?  I can do that.
  • Need one-time, basic training on Quickbooks Pro (or Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, etc.)?  I can do that.
  • Need someone to come in (or work remotely) once a week and do all of your billing, so you can focus on doing what you’re good at?  I can do that.
  • Need someone to travel to all of your stores within a certain area, taking photographs and reporting back to you on how the stores look?  I can do that.

If you’re looking for affordable help with an excellent skill set, that’s me.  I’ll work with you to create a pricing structure and schedule that fits your needs.  Call today!  Kim three-6-one-7-seven-1-eight-5-five-one.  Or contact me via email at: kimberlyearley ‘at’ yahoo-dot-com.

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