Wailings Of A Work At Home Mom

The Wild and Wacky World of WAHMs!


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Virtual Assistant/Blogger – March 15, 2013

English: Blogger and Broadcaster

English: Blogger and Broadcaster (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

For mommies who love to write but can’t write full-time and those who have experience in marketing and strategy, I have the perfect job for you.

Vantage Strategy and Marketing, an Australian business seeks a permanent, part time virtual assistant to help service clients and build the business. Primary responsibilities of the VA/blogger include:

  • Research and write blogs on strategy and marketing,
  • Develop and implement social media strategy,
  • Develop content and implement across LinkedIn, Twitter, web and other channels.
  • Design templates and content for e-newsletters.
  • Update website content and contacts.
  • Undertake web redesign and SEO.
  • Prepare presentations on PowerPoint

Click here for more details about the position.

To Apply please send an email to James at jatkins@vantagemarketing.com.au explaining why you would be a great Virtual Assistant. Please include your resume as an attachment.


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Web Search Evaluators – March 14, 2013

English: The three biggest web search engines

English: The three biggest web search engines (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Looking for a freelance job that allows you to surf the web all day?

Appen Butler Hill, a language technology solutions and consulting firm, is looking for freelance Web Search Evaluators. Web Search Evaluators review and evaluate  internet search results based on specific search terms and providing a rating. The evaluation work is typically done using online automated tools.

This is a part-time position (4 hours per day, Monday-Friday) and have the flexibility to choose the hours they wish to work each day. This project requires a commitment to work 20-22 hours per week. Project work is expected to extend through August 17th, 2012, with a possible further extension.

Click here for more details about the position and how to apply.


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Office Sharing – An Alternative to Home?

Nicky working like mommy

Nicky working like mommy

Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy being a work at home mom. But for the past few months my sister and I have been scouring the city for places where we could work, especially once my daughter starts going to school this June.

We figured it’s more practical for us to start looking for places near the school for several reasons.

  1. It’s cheaper and less time consuming to just find a place where we can work close to the school. It’s too expensive and tiring to go home after we drop them off just to work then leave work to pick them up from school.
  2. My sister and I alternate dropping off and picking up our kids. (The school transport service does pass through our area.)
  3. We could work at nearby coffee shops and co-working spaces but they’re too expensive.
  4. This school has a lot of great after school programs and activities their school has for parents (like free Chinese lessons and parenting seminars) that I want to take advantage of. Working nearby would allow me to do that easily.
  5. I want to be able to get to school quickly in case of emergency (our house a bit far from the school).
  6. We want to work in a place where we can be comfortable. A place where we can bring pillows, a small pantry, and maybe have other work at home parents over. We all that’s not possible in a coffee show or virtual office.
office setup

office setup (Photo credit: Rob ‘n’ Rae)

Then, a friend of ours suggested an alternative, why not share an office space?

It turns out our friend P (a lawyer) has this office nearby where he meets with his clients. Even at his busiest, he only uses the office around 20 hours a week.  He got the idea of sharing his office from his fiance, an online entrepreneur who also uses the office to do her accounting and to meet up with suppliers and customers.

After talking things through, we’ve come to an arrangement:

  • We’d be sharing rent, electricity, and internet connection equally.
  • We’d have our own keys and can stay there as long and as often as we want or need.
  • We have free rein over the conference room (which they never use). We can bring anything that would make us feel comfortable.
  • We can bring our own food/snacks.
  • We can have our kids/spouse/partner over. This is perfect for us because it would allow us help our kids homework right away after school (they’re open too tired to do their homework by the time we get home).

It’s a short walk away from my daughter’s school (more exercise for me!) and it’s cheaper than working in a co-working space or coffee shop.

We’re lucky, I know. We’re lucky we had a friend who was open to the idea. We were lucky that his landlord was open and, in fact, encouraged this arrangement with his tenants. We’re lucky the office happened to be in a place close to school and it was something we could afford.

I’m not sure what the future holds with this arrangement. But it’s definitely an option and an alternative for us work at home parents if ever we need to work outside of our house.  Will update you guys on how this “experiment” would work. Wish us luck!


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Personal Assistant – February 22, 2013

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Canadian entrepreneur looking for reliable team member to help build and grow an online business. The business is an online store that sells computers and IT-related products to people and businesses throughout Canada.

Duties will include:

  • Product Research
  • Building Online Catalogue
  • Building Customer Database (data entry – customer lists will be provided)
  • Marketing online store (basic SEO and link building)
  • Creating and maintaining social media profiles for Facebook and Twitter
  • Processing orders and returns
  • Other various administrative tasks

This is a full time, long term job. Click here for more information about this job and how to apply.


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Web Developer – February 19, 2013

The Web Developer toolbar

The Web Developer toolbar (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Lugh Media is a start up Internet Marketing company looking for a full time Senior Art Director & Web Developer. We are currently hiring for immediate work to develop the following things quickly.

1. Logo
2. Website
3. Product Brochure (5 pages)

We are looking for a candidate to do this work in one week.

We will use this week to assess the candidate’s qualifications for full time employment as our Senior Art Director & Web Developer.

If interested, please send here samples of your work and a rate for one week full time work. Thank you.


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Website Marketing Assistant – January 30, 2013

Here’s another marketing in the real estate industry for marketing assistants

VirtualEStaff is looking for website marketing assistants who can do the following tasks:

  • Create websites from template designs; create plug and play content and introduce customization.
  • SEO & Optimize FB and/or Twitter for these sites
  • Set up for MLS IDX integration.
  • Maintain text and video blogs (client provides content), website support, website changes and important backend things like backup, upgrades and maintenance.
  • Posting on websites.

Applicants must have the following requirements:

  1. Must have exemplary task management skills and is capable of providing detailed progress reports
  2. Must be willing to learn and work with cloud-based marketing tools and platforms
  3. Must be willing to work U.S./Pacific Standard Time hours

 

Those who have worked with a Keller Williams agent before are preferred.

This position starts out part-time with a possibility of going full-time after an initial 90-day period. Interested candidates may send their resumes to careers@virtualestaff.com via email. Emails without attached resumes will not be entertained.


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Webmaster and Site Administrator – January 25, 2013

For techie moms, I have another great job for you. It’s a part time position that starts in one week.

Beneficial Arts PTY LTD is looking for a webmaster and site administrator who can do the following tasks:

  • SEO and site optimisation
  • Theme modification/theme development and plugin modification; with WordPress framework.
  • Understand Webmaster Tools

    WordPress dashboard interface

    WordPress dashboard interface (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

  • Understand Google and Bing Analytics
  • Understand Amazon including S3
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • MySQL
  • PHP
  • CPanel Management
  • Other internet marketing skills a plus

Interested applicants can click here for more information about the position and how to apply.