Hello Moms!

I missed the last few month's newsletters so this one will be extra packed with job leads and work at home tips :)

On a personal note, my husband John and I found out that we are expecting a new baby! I'm absolutely thrilled with that shift of events and part of my personal resolutions for the new year will involve automating my business to free up some time this year. I'll be sharing my experiences in the forum.

The Forums were down for about a week - thank you all for your patience! Not only are they back up, but with a face lift! You're all invited to come on by for a cup of tea and a chat!

Now for the good stuff!


A colleague of mine needs to fill a customer support position for one of his clients.
The candidate should be familiar with online chat support, be able to take customer calls, do some troubleshooting and provide solutions to customers for some minor support issues. The pay is $10/hour and they are anticipating needing someone for about 3 hours daily - 5 days a week. Interested? Send a brief cover letter and resume and/or applicable experience and I'll pass your info on.

Forum leads:

Need one or two good phone people
I work for a market research firm and am looking for one or two good phone people to help out with a survey project. If you are comfortable on the phone and have prior experience in surveying or telemarketing please contact me. The job should be starting the end of this week or the beginning of next week.

Bookkeepers Needed
The search is on again. I need some qualified virtual bookkeepers for various new clients. I am specifically looking for someone who works from home, has internet experience - specifically with 1shoppingcart or it's other brand names. I also need someone who can setup Quickbooks and reconcile right through financials.

Pay will depend on experience, however I am not looking to train.

Need a couple hours of help with article submissons this week
I need someone experienced with article submissions to put in a couple of hours this week. If you are interested please reply to this newsletter. - Lori

For more job leads visit our Gigs Page or hang out in the forums!


Keeping your client's happy
Communication goes a long way.  Even if a project's due date is two weeks away, send the client brief periodic updates. 

This is especially helpful for you if the project scope turns out to be more then you initially expected. 

For example your first update might say, "I just wanted to update you on the progress.  I was able to complete a significant amount on x.  However, I wasn't aware when we initially spoke that such and such would need to be done. (or whatever).  This may add some time to my initial deadline projection but of course I'll do everything possible to reach our initial agreed upon deadline."

Just letting the client know when something unanticipated comes up helps keep them in the loop.

Remember the golden rule: Under promise and Over deliver!

Simple Sales Strategy: What To Say When Asked For A Discount
By Tessa Stowe

Has anyone ever said to you, "Your price is too high and I'd like a discount." In this article I outline two approaches for responding to this comment. One of the approaches even has the potential for you to make a bigger sale than you originally anticipated. Curious?

First, giving discounts in the right way may well be the most appropriate thing to do. Conversely, giving a discount in the wrong way can not only lose you a sale but could lose you all possible future sales from a potential client. Read on to see what I mean.

Just suppose you say "yes" and immediately give a discount. What do you think this potential client now thinks?

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Hooking Up on the Internet
By Alice Seba

No, I’m not talking about THAT kind of hooking up…this is a business article, for goodness sakes! I’m talking about building mutually beneficial relationships with other online business owners. That’s the kind of hooking up that will propel your business to long-term success.

Many people get online and think that the more people they meet online, the bigger customer base they can get. To some degree that is true, but in this marketing mama’s humble opinion, it’s not where you should focus your efforts.

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Don't Confuse A Work-at-Home Scam With Hard Work

By Liz Folger

I received an email from an acquaintance this last week. They wanted me to check out a particular company to see if it was a scam or not. So I clicked on over and saw the site, looked at their ad. It looked to me like it was a legitimate opportunity. You didn't have to pay anything to start the business you didn't have to buy anything to get started either.
Basically anyone starting the business would just need to put in some work to make money at this business.

We've been reading these crazy work-at-home scams for years now, and I'm afraid we are starting to believe them. It’s been said, that if you read or hear something enough, you start to think it's the truth, and this could very well be the case. All these scams tout the fact that a home business is EASY, the products simply sell themselves. I don't ever remember any product just walking up to me, all by itself, and saying, "Hey Liz, buy me, I'm irresistible." Course, I'm not dead yet, but I just don't see it happening.

Any business or venture you start is going to take some work, maybe even a little sweat on your part. It doesn't matter if you're selling a product or your service; you are going to have to sell. Don't think a business is a scam if you don't sell things overnight. Every business no matter how wonderful it is takes time to grow.

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