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30 Home Based Business Ideas With No Start Up Costs

Want to work from your home as a drop shipper or a party planner? Here are 30 home based business ideas, to help you figure out how to make money on the side without paying start up costs. If the idea of a home based business is new to you, read The $100 Startup: Reinvent the […]

Home Based Businesses No Start Up Costs

How to Blog Best Practices and Resources

How to Blog: Best Practices and Resources – Day 3

Learning how to blog is an ongoing process – and it’s much easier when you get these “best practices” under your belt. Blogging, social media, website design, and content creation are new to us women in midlife! We didn’t grow up on smart phones and iPads, and the learning curve can be steep. Speaking of […]


Overcoming Obstacles When You’re Starting a Blog – Day 2

Congratulations – you decided to start blogging! Here are several tips for overcoming the obstacles you will inevitably face. Starting a blog is fun and challenging…but it can also be frustrating and annoying. I’m always reading a book about blogging or search engine optimization; currently, I have Content Rules: How to Create Killer Blogs, Podcasts, […]

overcoming obstacles starting a blog

How to Blog About Something You Love

How to Blog About Something You Love

You want to blog about your love for lions and tigers and bears (oh my!) with the world? Awesome! Here’s the first of my Four-Day Series on how to blog about something you love. These tips are geared towards women over 40, but are applicable to all ages and most genders. In Starting a Successful Blog When You […]


How to Start a Food Truck Business

Here’s how one entrepreneur figured out how to start a food truck business. She started by sharing her Christmas baking to is now the owner of a mobile bakery. Coni Brigner tells us how she started her food truck business – right from coming with the idea and business plan for Sweets on the Streets. […]

How to Start a Food Truck Business

jobs for introverts

Best Jobs for Introverts and People Who Like to Be Alone

Introverts have unique strengths and abilities – as you’ll see in this list of the best jobs for introverts. I also included a quick personality test for people with introverted traits, to help with your job search. “I’m glad you researched these career possibilities and job types,” said Zora in response to 10 Highest Paying Jobs […]


3 Ways to Stop Being Paralyzed by Self-Doubt at Work

If you’re reading this, you’re probably a woman who doubts herself at work. Women are more likely to be paralyzed by self-doubt on the job, self-criticism even when colleagues praise them, and fear that they’re not good enough at work. Here’s what Lisa Bloom writes in Think: Straight Talk for Women to Stay Smart in […]


How to Stay Focused on What Matters at Work

How to Stay Focused on What Matters at Work

These tips are from Peter Bergman’s 18 Minutes: Find Your Focus, Master Distraction, and Get the Right Things Done (my newest all-time favorite life and business book). It’s a game changer! But, since I’m featuring quips from moms who weren’t well-behaved this month, I’ll lead with a quote from the author of The Happiness Project: “What […]