It’s official, I’m back to work… and it feels good.
No, I didn’t head back to the classroom, that is not in the cards at the moment simply because the schedule and pay would not be worth the hours my children would spend in childcare.
I had a couple of opportunities come my way in the last couple of months and I am so excited about it. It’s not full-time work, but the hours are consistent and it feels good to be a part of a couple of teams that are relying on me. I’ve missed that dynamic.
More recently, in addition to writing for Brightline, I took over as their Community Manager in the month of April – so you’ll also see me running their Smart Mom’s Facebook and Twitter pages from now on – so come hang with me there!
You can also find me working with Andrea Fellman as her Managing Editor at Savvy Sassy Moms ,which has been a great partnership and we’re having such a great time working together. There are great things to come – so make sure to add SSM to your Facebook, Twitter or RSS.
I’ve been at both jobs for about two months now and it’s definitely a big transition but I love the professional outlet and being a part of a team. There are challenges and learning curves in the management of time but with the twins going to preschool in the fall, that will all come together a little easier as we go along. I definitely have a series of posts coming on this topic as well – great blog fodder for sure!
Until then, if you didn’t have the chance to read my most recent series on Blogging as a Business – it is definitely a must read, especially if you have the entrepreneurial spirit and want to launch that next great idea.
The next Blog Idol Series will cover more of the work-at-home, freelance aspect of blogging – basically what I’ve started doing now. Also, I plan to run a series on Community Management and how to get into that. So if you haven’t done so already, be sure to “Like” me on Facebook or add me to your RSS or Email . You won’t want to miss those upcoming interviews!
Want to know more about Blogging as a Business?
The last few weeks, I featured some of my favorite bloggers sharing their words of wisdom as to how they turned their blog into business in the entrepreneurial sense of the word. They have taken their blogs and built businesses from the ground up.
The SITS Girls shared how they created the SITS Girls (The Secret is in the Support) and Bloggy Bootcamp, a series of one day blogging conferences (I’ll see you in Philly friends!!). They shared how their motivation was to help fellow bloggers connect and find their tribes and how they wanted to give bloggers they tools they needed to succeed in their personal blogging ventures whether it be business or personally related. They also shared a lot of inside tips on working with a partner (contracts are key!) as well as brands and how to make events run seamlessly , so be sure to check out their interview.
Next up was the fantastic duo, Tina and Erica from Girls Lunch Out who work together to provide opportunities for women to network at small events in the East Coast (they are currently expanding) and expand on their skills as professionals as well as bloggers. In their interview they share how to work with brands and how to plan events well – so if that’s your cup of tea, you’ll want to take a peak if you haven’t already.
Eli Rose Social Media started their business together after seeing a need in the local small business market for social media and marketing help but their blog is a fantastic resource for short and sweet tutorials on all things social media. You won’t want to miss their tips for making smart business decisions – including how to price your services.
Melissa from Momcomm is always so candid and open about all things business, social media and blogging. She is a pay-it-forward kind of gal who is always willing to share what she knows. Her interview shares tips for creating successful course content, being confident and owning your abilities and selling them. If you’ve ever thought of yourself as a potential teacher in the social media space, this is the interview you’ll want to read.