Unusual home working jobs

Unusual home working jobs – natural cleaning remedies

Unusual home working jobs – natural cleaning remedies

A chance encounter on Twitter has produced a fascinating story for this series, a story that could come from a historical novel! Take a few minutes to enjoy the tale of how a kitchen maid’s recipes for natural cleaning remedies eventually led to the creation of a business that perfectly fits 21st century needs. Today […]

By September 12, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Unusual home working jobs – personalised towels

Unusual home working jobs – personalised towels

I bumped into Jane Hamerton on Twitter, and pounced when I realised she runs her personalised towels business at home! She’s now been going strong for over 20 years, not bad for a business that grew from a friend’s gift! Jane, I believe your business was more of a happy chance than a grand plan […]

By September 1, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Unusual jobs – literary service for the elderly

Unusual jobs – literary service for the elderly

Sophia Moseley is a home working freelance copywriter whose experience looking after her aging mother inspired her to set up a literary service for the elderly. She explains in this guest post what she does and how it helps. As the world population continues to age, we are faced with the dilemma of how to […]

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5 things I can’t work without – business support

5 things I can’t work without – business support

This is proving to be popular series, with readers getting in touch and offering to share their home working essentials. We’ve heard about the things a VA and an editor can’t work without, including music and the occasional cup of cold coffee! Today Sarah Thornton of Back Room SAM (Support, Admin & Marketing) tells us […]

By September 8, 2014 4 Comments Read More →
Bad home working habits – and how to break them

Bad home working habits – and how to break them

It’s all too easy to drift into bad home working habits, isn’t it? Freelance writer Ali Lawrence suggests ways you can replace them with good habits: Working from home has its benefits, but the transition from going to an office surrounded by people isn’t always smooth for the workers who have to make the changeover. […]

By September 5, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Thursday Treat Time – a hot bath

Thursday Treat Time – a hot bath

Time for another Thursday treat, and as usual I’m linking up at the bottom of the post with thrifty blogger Penny Golightly. Today she’s interviewing home worker Samantha, who used little treats to stay sane while paying off a large debt. It’s worked so well she’s managed to pay off £36,000 in two and a […]

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Small business insurance claims: food for thought

Small business insurance claims: food for thought

Today we’re delighted to provide the latest of PolicyBee’s down-to-earth sponsored posts demystifying the insurance business. They understand that many small business owners have a somewhat jaded view of insurers and the claim process. You might be quite surprised by these facts and figures about small business insurance claims and the payouts made this year: […]

By September 19, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Garden Office Spotlight – garden buildings for home business

Garden Office Spotlight – garden buildings for home business

Garden Office Spotlight is a monthly sponsored feature that showcases three of the latest garden buildings to be completed in the UK. Today we have an industrial style office with unusual metal cladding, a building with a curved wall designed to fit into the available space, and a garden pod for freelancer and dog! (Click […]

By September 15, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Working at home with a puppy

Working at home with a puppy

Writer Alan Williams is a regular guest author on the blog. He writes about mobile working and working at home with his dogs, Sparky and Wilson, who inspired his post Working from home with pets – healthy body and mind. Sadly Sparky passed away earlier this year, but now young Ruby has come into his […]

By September 11, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Word to the Wise – photography tips

Word to the Wise – photography tips

Today we start Word to the Wise, a new series in which home business owners share their expertise by giving a basic tip, answering an FAQ or making the unitiated aware of a potential pitfall. We’re starting with photography tips, which I certainly need, and hope the following advice from professionals Jonathan Ward and Jo […]

By September 10, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
How to self-publish through Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP)

How to self-publish through Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP)

Recently Frances Evesham described how she wrote her first novel, and today we have more handy information for budding writers. Blogger Emma Jordan has just self-published through KDP and here’s how she did it. Neglecting the laundry and family care of her two-year old both played a significant part! As a writer, I read a […]

By September 1, 2014 5 Comments Read More →