Best Careers for Stay-At-Home Moms

Lunches are packed and the kids are off to school.  The house is comfortably tidy and the errands are done.  If you’re a stay-at-home mom you’ve probably got a system down that frees up a good bit of time in your day.  So what will you do with that time?  Many stay-at-home moms are discovering ways that they can remain at home to manage the affairs of the house and family without compromising the ability to also make a contribution to the household financial situation.

The U.S. Census Bureau reports a significant decrease in stay-at-home mother numbers from 2008-2012.  A strained economy forced many stay-at-home mothers to make a tough decision, pitting financial security against full time-mothering and household management.  But some women refuse to make that choice and instead opt for another option that entails a careful balance between family, house and finances.  How did they do this?  Simple.  Work from home.

There are many jobs that can be done from home while the kids are in school.

Computer Programming

In a technology driven world, it’s no secret that computer programmers are in high demand. While one would need to invest in some computer classes to be able to program computers, it is a time and money investment that is sure to offer great returns financially while offering flexibility to match.  How great is that?  US News Money reports that the average computer programmer in the U.S. is paid an annual salary of $78,260.00.  What a great contribution to the family budget—sans the daycare bill!

Photography

If you’re more of an artistic person photography could be an avenue of extra income while your little ones are in school.   You may have an eye for photographing things and with some basic equipment these days a person can produce a pretty impressive result.  Remember that photography doesn’t stop at taking photos of weddings and portraits.  There is also landscape photography, food photography and other small jobs working for real estate, appraisal and insurance companies taking photos of properties for listings, valuation and insurance inspections or claims.   If being a photographer isn’t necessarily up your ally, you could also consider other jobs related to photography, such as editing digital images for busy photographers.  These jobs do not require a degree, and little experience, much of which can be gained through on-the-job training.

Web Design

Web Design is a great choice for those who are interested in getting into the technology field, but still want an element of artistic creativity.  Most businesses these days have or need a website.  Even small operations should really have one—it’s almost an expectation in today’s technology dependent society.  There are a couple of ways a person can do web design as a job.  The first is to go to school and learn web design.  Another more simple way may be to offer design using hosting sites that have pre-made websites that are customizable.  As long as you can familiarize yourself with how each hosts site setup works, you can then use this knowledge to create a website for someone else’s business.

Daycare

The idea of having kids in the house after you’ve sent yours to school may not appeal to everyone, but if having little tikes around is something that you love, doing daycare for just a couple of children might be a great solution for you.  Most states require licensing only after a certain number of children are being cared for, and aside of the pay that comes from the parents, many states also have nutritional programs that offer supplement income to providers for tracking and feeding healthy meals to children.  This can be a very rewarding job, with some in home daycare providers being the first step toward learning, much the same as pre-school.

Direct Sales

Yes, I said it!  Direct sales.  These kinds of opportunities aren’t for everyone.  They require a high level of motivation and discipline.  There are a myriad of reputable direct sales companies that nurture and mentor women to success—most of them focusing on empowering women to be successful in career without compromising family and home.   With everything from candles to weight loss programs, it’s easy to find a company that offers a product that is in line with your values to help you make a few extra bucks each month.

Increasing Your Search Engine Ranking

The methods employed to increase your search engine rankings may seem like rocket science to you, so you have
probably avoided dealing with this issue. I am here to tell you – the time has come to face your website! A high search
engine ranking for your website is so essential that if you have the slightest desire to actually succeed in your business, there is no way you can continue to avoid this issue.

At least 85% of people looking for goods and services on the Internet find websites through search engines such as Google, Yahoo, and MSN. The idea of optimizing your pages for high search engine rankings is to attract targeted customers to your site who will be more than likely to make a purchase. The higher your page comes up in search engine results, the greater the traffic that is directed to your website. That’s what search engine optimization is about.

You can immerse yourself in all the technical information available online to figure out how to optimize your web pages to achieve higher rankings. Or you can look at a few simple items on your pages, make some small adjustments, and most likely see improved rankings quite rapidly. The first item you should examine is the title bar on yourhomepage.

The title bar is the colored bar at the top of the page. Look at the words that appear there when you access your home page. To increase search engine rankings, the words on your homepage’s title bar should include the most important keywords or phrases, one of which would include your company name.

Then click on all your links and examine the title bars on the pages you access. Each title bar on every single page of your site should contain the most important keywords and phrases taken from the page itself. However, avoid very long strings of keywords, keeping them to six words or less. Avoid repeating keywords more than once in the title bars, and make sure that identical words are not next to each other.

The next item to put under your microscope is your website content. Search engines generally list sites that contain quality content rather than scintillating graphics. The text on your site must contain the most important keywords – the words that potential customers will be typing into search engines to find your site.

Aim to have around 250 words on each page, but if this is not desirable due to your design, aim for at least 100 carefully chosen words. If you want to achieve a high ranking on search engines, this text is essential. However, the search engines must be able to read the text, meaning that the text must be in HTML and not graphic format.

To find out if your text is in HTML format, take your cursor and try to highlight a word or two. If you are able
to do this, the text is HTML. If the text will not highlight, it is probably in graphic form. In this case, ask your webmaster to change the text into HTML format in order to increase your search engine rankings.

Next we come to what is called meta tags. I know this sounds like something out of science fiction, but it is really just simple code. Many people believe that meta tags are the key to high search engine rankings, but in reality, they only have a limited effect. Still, it’s worth adding them in the event that a search engine will use meta tags in their ranking formula.

To find out if your page is set up with meta tags, you must access the code. To do this, click the “view” button on the
browser menu bar, and select “source.” This will pull up a window revealing the underlying code that created the page.
If there are meta tags, they usually appear near the top of the window. For example, a meta tag would read: meta
name=”keywords” content=. If you do not find code that reads like this, ask your webmaster to put them in. This may not do much for your search engine rankings, but any little boost helps.

Lastly, we come to the issue of link popularity. This is a factor that is extremely important in terms of search engine rankings. Almost all search engines use link popularity to rank your website. Link popularity is based on the quality of the sites you have linked to from your links page.

If you type in “free link popularity check” in a popular search engine, the search engine will then show you what sites are linked to your site. In the case that there aren’t many sites linked up to yours, or that the sites that are linked up have low search engine rankings, consider launching a link popularity campaign. Essentially, this entails contacting quality sites and requesting that they exchange links with your site. Of course, this requires checking out the rankings of the websites you want
to link up with. Linking to popular, quality sites not only boosts your search engine ranking, but it also directs more quality traffic to your website.

Search engine rankings are extremely important for a successful Internet marketing campaign. Before you go out and hire a search engine optimization company, try taking some of the simple steps listed above, and see if you can’t boost your rankings yourself. Don’t ever ignore this all-important factor in Internet marketing. Remember, the higher your search engine ranking, the more quality customers will be directed your way.

The best piece of software I have found to help with optimizing my blog and client websites: WebCEO. This program provides you with a full report, training, and insights into website optimization and a keyword search tool.

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Do you Pin? Insights into Pinners

As a member of Pinterest and a business owner I am very interested in what makes you tick, so to speak. This article at the Pinterest blog discusses four of the most common reasons people pin and what it can mean to you as a business owner. By the way self-employed, freelancers, you are business owners.

To read more about why people pin click here.

When you are done, share with me your comments and insights. Why do you pin?