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Home Business

I’ve written some basic, helpful, and informative posts for you about home business basics.

I’ve been running home-based businesses for almost 30 years now.

My first home business was actually me having a business from dorm instead of a business from home. I was studying graphic design in college in the late 1980s.

Home Business and Side Hustle Helps

Since that time, I have perfected the art of having a side hustle business from home. I’ve created small side businesses at home while mothering five now-adult children.  I’ve helped other entrepreneurs and work from home moms with my professional services, including:

In the posts below you’ll find out more information about starting and running a business from home. The information is not just limited to this section though. Throughout this website, I have information you may find helpful on many related topics.

8 Tips for Starting a Home Business on a Tight Budget

How can you start a home business, especially if you have no money to “invest” in your business? Many bits of wisdom I have on business I take for granted, having started my first home business (or dorm business :)) more than 30 years ago. At the time, I had many preconceived ideas about what […]

Wordpress Installation and Configuration

Let Someone Else Do the Hard Part with Affordable WordPress Installation and Setup Services

Do you find the prospect of installing and setting up your own WordPress Website intimidating and scary? Are the large numbers of choices for themes, plugins, and settings overwhelming to you? Not sure where to even start your website project? You’re in luck. With the affordable WordPress Installation and Set up services, you’ll be up […]

Advanced wordpress Configuration and Set Up Services

You Only Have to Do the Fun Parts with my Advanced WordPress Setup Services

Are you overwhelmed by all of the choices? Intimidated by the WordPress setup and installation instructions? Do you have a WordPress Theme that is supposed to be easy to customize, but you don’t know where to start? Let me help you by taking care of your advanced WordPress setup, so you can stick to what […]

In Praise of Passionless Projects. How Mundane stuff can help you successfully start your side hustle

In Praise of Passionless Projects that Give You a Boost

I also love to talk about passion projects — doing what you really love because you’ll easily sell/market/talk about what you are passionate about. I have an easier time talking to someone about what I do if I’m passionate about it. There’s something to be said for Passionless Projects too — boring, stupid stuff that […]

Ecommerce Website Design and Set Up

Overwhelmed with eCommerce Configuration? Let me set up your Shopping Cart Website

Setting up your own shopping cart website is overwhelming. Even with the out of the box options, shopping cart websites require a tedious amount of configuration to get started. If you’re confused and overwhelmed at the prospect of setting up your shopping cart website, let me take care of the technical parts! I’d love to […]

Custom Website Design Services

Your Website, Your Way with Custom Web Design Services

Are you looking for a custom look and feel for your website project? If you need something specific for your website project, I have you covered with my custom web design services. My Custom Web Design Services We’ll start off with a 30-minute consultation to discuss your projects and your exact needs. If you don’t […]

Solopreneur doesn't mean always flying solo

Solopreneur Doesn’t Mean Always Flying Solo

When starting out as a solopreneur (that is, an entrepreneur that works alone), you may be tempted to do it all yourself. And I get this impulse. I’m the same way. I’m a DIY sort of girl boss. Hubby says it’s more about being a control freak. We’ll agree to disagree there. Solopreneurs Can Rely on […]

Free printable Events and Recipients Zazzle Cheat Sheet for Zazzle Sellers

Freebie: Zazzle Printable Product Creation PDF with Calendar

Hey, fellow Zazzle Sellers! I have a freebie for YOU today! I wasn’t sure what to call this thing, so it’s just the Zazzle Printable Product Creation PDF with Calendar. Let me explain. As many of you know, I have been building a steady side hustle over at Zazzle.  When creating products, there is an […]

Two Ways You can Make Some Money on Zazzle

Two Ways to Make Some Money with Zazzle

I’ve become very excited about Zazzle in recent years. I love that I’m able to make some money on the side with Zazzle without too much extra time and effort. In fact, I now have several Zazzle stores for different niches, including gifts for coffee lovers and gifts for book lovers. All of these help […]

What is Usability and Why Does it Matter?

When I start working with a client in designing a website for them, my job goes beyond just designing a website. A large part of my job as a web designer is also educator.  I educate my clients on usability.  I reign in some of their ideas to keep the site as user-friendly as possible. What […]

Writing an Ad Disclosure for your Blog or Website

For several years now, the FTC here in the United States has required that bloggers and website owners (basically all content creators) disclose to their audiences when they are being paid for an endorsement on their site or via social media. Thus, we need to have an ad disclosure on our websites if we allow […]

Music to Write To: My Summer 2017 Writing Playlist on Spotify

The right music really gets me moving and feeling productive. When I’m writing or creating other content, I try to not listen to any music with words, or else it makes it harder for me to concentrate on writing. My darling offspring introduced me to Spotify last year sometimes, and I have fallen in love. […]