May 2011

Working From Home: Perks and Pitfalls

I have worked at home, from the Internet, since I became pregnant six years ago. I started as an intern; then I became an editor, an editing manager, and several other roles. After that organization suffered from the recession, I was laid off and started writing freelance. Since then, I’ve written for magazines, websites, nonprofit organizations, and even some book companies. I am living proof that you can definitely make a living while working from home full time—and care for a child while you’re at it. (People who want to write for a living should definitely check out About Freelance Writing; it’s the ultimate site for freelancers, and I tell everyone to go there. Most of my clients were found there. She also gives great tips!)