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More on working for free

More on working for free

Yesterday’s post on the question of working for free got lots of response on Twitter and so much helpful feedback that today I’m sharing readers’ thoughts on the subject. Many people said that they would always consider working for free if asked by a charity or good cause. The chief difficulty arises, though, when the […]

Are you ever asked to work for free?

Are you ever asked to work for free?

Would you work for free? Is it ever justified? What would your response be? If you work in a professional capacity as, say an accountant, lawyer or consultant, you may never have been asked to work for free. There still seems to be a general understanding that those kind of services are valuable, take time […]

A DIY Guide to PR

A DIY Guide to PR

for makers, crafters and independent retailers Are you a maker, crafter, designer, baker or independent retailer? Would you like to get amazing media coverage… for no budget? Then today’s post is for you. Whatever you do and whatever you sell, you’ll be all too aware that to make a living from your creativity you need […]

Pets

Working at home with pets

Working at home with pets

Quick newsflash! Just published – my latest article for The Guardian. ‘Why pets make perfect companions for home workers.’ My latest article for The Guardian Small Business Network was inspired by all the home workers who tweet and FB and talk about their furry companions. I’m especially grateful to those who have contributed photos and […]

Unusual home working jobs – Spud the home working cat

Unusual home working jobs – Spud the home working cat

A home working cat on his busy routine We all know how much animals contribute to a happy home working life, and I’ve been lucky enough to interview Winnie the greyhound, Danilon the grey Spanish stallion, and Lily the kitten, and to be introduced to Rudolph the home office rabbit. Spud, the pure white home […]

Dealing with the loss of a pet

Dealing with the loss of a pet

The loss of a pet is particularly difficult for home workers We started the week with a lighthearted look at the four-legged friends who give us help with home working. These faithful companions give us years of company and entertainment but inevitably their lives are much shorter than ours. When they die it leaves a […]

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Home workers’ favourite things

Home workers’ favourite things

I’m getting a distinctly end of term feel from social media and my inbox. Seems like a lot of people are making the most of the sunshine and starting their Easter break before the bank holiday. So a lighter post fits the mood today. We’ve often discussed how little things make a difference when you […]

How I work to deadlines

How I work to deadlines

Do you work to deadlines? Or do you wander from one fire fight to another? Do you make a plan or do you live in happy oblivion? Fiona Phillips writes murder mystery plays, and so knows all about how to work to deadlines. In this guest post she shares the nuts and bolts of getting […]

Newsflash

Newsflash

Announcing the winner of #WfHTechWeek competition and a live Q&A Quick newsflash – We’re delighted to announce that the winner of the #WfHTechWeek competition and the soon-to-be owner of the cheeky monkey USB is… Paul Tansom of Aptanet. Paul left a really useful comment on the first post of #WfHTechWeek, which you can see under […]

Lasting Power of Attorney

Lasting Power of Attorney

How Lasting Power of Attorney helps you care for an elderly relative As we all live longer and society ages, it’s not just children of the family who need care. Many more people now have elderly relatives becoming incapable of looking after themselves. Today’s sponsored post from the Director of Balcombe Care Homes highlights the […]

Ending Work from Home Tech Week

Ending Work from Home Tech Week

Today is the last day of #WfHTechWeek, our Work from Home Tech Week. We hope you’ve picked up some useful tips from the posts. If you missed any, you can find them all under the handy category of #Work from Home Tech Week. We’re kicking back for the weekend now, so instead of a post […]