Sunday, November 05, 2006

WAHM reveal What they wanted to be when they grew up

Welcome to this week's responses.

“What did you want to be when you grew up?” and/or “What do your kids want to be?”


Susan talks about finding her passion rather than just doing something.

Work At Home Musings CSI, Teacher, Doctor are all things that gone through this work at home mind as well as her kids.

Jersey Girl dreamed of being a Vet when she grew up, however life took her in a different direction.

The Frugal Place hates the question but still gives it a good try and says she is not sure what her calling is still.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

QOTW What did you want to be you grew up?

Welcome to the Wahm bloggers network Question of the week.

As a kid, what did you want to be when you "grew up? What do you kids want to be when they grow up?


Anyone who would like to participate simply writes an entry on their blog pertaining to the Question of the Week. Once the post is written, the participant sends an email to and your link it put on that particular Question page. You have 1 week to submit the actual link to the entry (not the link to your main blog page) to be included in the links. The last day to submit entries is Friday 11/3 .If you have a suggestion for a future Question of the week, please send an email to

Sunday, October 29, 2006

Best toll free number service for your home business

Kall 8 is a home business office a box and much more than toll-free service.

Kall8 is a toll free 800 service you can redirect instantly to ring to your office, home, fax machine or cell phone and back as you change locations. It is perfect for sizzle cards and ways to recruit for your business! Being a consultant for the Body Shop at Home keeps me
in touch with clients and customers from around the country and even
Canada. Having a toll free number has given methat professional touch,
increasing my prestige withpotential clients and making me more accessible
thanmy competition. I am so glad I found Kall8! It's the host of other services that come with thepackage, especially the caller ID/Call Detail feature. There's more that I don't yet utilize, but even without maximizing all the features, it's the best value around! I love Kall8

It costs $2.00 to set up and then it is $2.00 a month plus 6.9 cents a minute.
Find out more about Kall 8

Saturday, October 28, 2006

Selling on ebay tips

Kim, a stay at home mom, from Oklahoma made $500.00 the first time she
tried selling on EBAY

- She used our Auction Success Kit!

- She earned it in a few short hours!

- She had no past experience!

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Some tips include:

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Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Buying gold

If you are looking to buy gold one should consider using the Monex deposit company.

As an investment product, gold, is available in coin or ingot form. Ingots are generally gold ingots of pure bullion cast in a convenient size and shape. Coins have a currency value or they are actually defined as ingots. Buying gold has been recognized for centuries as one of the best ways to preserve one's wealth and purchasing power. From the time of ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Romans to more modern times, man has had an affinity for gold bullion.

Why should you chose to Monex Deposit company to buy gold bars.

For over 30 years, the Monex companies have been America's gold and precious metals investment leader. Through Monex Deposit Company (MDC) you can purchase gold or other precious metals for immediate personal delivery or arrange for convenient and safe storage at an independent bank or depository. They also have a large and dedicated staff of hard asset professionals committed to serving your precious metals investment needs and being America's best dealer with a convenient market and competitive precious metals prices.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Search engine marketing

As any Internet marketer,Search Engine Marketing is absolutely essential.

Apogee Search is a search marketing firm founded in 2001 by early internet pioneers and based in Austin, TX. Since its inception, Apogee Search has rapidly grown to become a preeminent SEM agency in Texas. Focusing on a variety of search marketing methods that include: Paid & Natural Search, Affiliate Marketing, and Pay-Per-Call, Apogee Search's solutions are designed to drive qualified, targeted visitors to B2B and B2C websites for more leads, customers, revenues and profits. "Clients require customers, not clicks," is a strict requirement for all Apogee Search campaigns Apogee Search, announces it has decided to endorse and support the Search Engine Marketing Professional Organization (SEMPO).

Apogee Search is in full agreement with SEMPO’s recent moves toward establishing standards of behavior that will hopefully aid in cleaning up the dirty underside of the Search Engine Optimization and Pay-Per-Click industry.

Apogee Search CEO/President William Leake has long believed that SEMPO could play a more positive role in advancing the overall industry.

"We are thrilled to see that SEMPO is moving beyond its early years, and is
now rapidly growing into a much more mature and credible voice for the
professional elements of our industry. Now that SEMPO is officially reflecting
the positions we have held for years on a variety of issues, including click
fraud, it is now time for Apogee to fully endorse and support SEMPO’s efforts.
SEMPO can count on Apogee as a strong ally as we fight the good fight
together"


Sunday, October 22, 2006

Wahm How they will celebrate Halloween

Welcome to the QOTW responses
How will you and your family celebrate Halloween? Will you go trick or treating? Will you attend a party? What will your children be?

Celcia creates some family traditions from pumpkin picking to trick or treating.

Susan's Spa doesn't automatically think of little kids at Halloween but more of an adult theme Halloween celebration

New Jersey Girl shares how Cracker Barrel and Halloween and 120 lb dog are all related and may have started a tradition.

I'm not just a mom...I'm a Home Mom: shares some Halloween traditions.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

QOTW How will you celebrate Halloween?

How will you and your family celebrate Halloween? Will you go trick or treating? Will you attend a party? What will your children be?


Anyone who would like to participate simply writes an entry on their blog pertaining to the Question of the Week. Once the post is written, the participant sends an email to Theresa @ budgetdial.com and your link it put on that particular Question page. You have 1 week to submit the actual link to the entry (not the link to your main blog page) to be included in the links. The last day to submit entries is Friday Oct 20th

Saturday, October 07, 2006

Get paid to search ChaCha

ChaCha is a revolutionary new search engine that's actually powered by people.

Why participate as a ChaCha Guide?

* Get access to the ChaCha Underground, the newest searching community on the web!

* Get paid to do something you like (help people in areas that interest you).

* Participate whenever you want. Your ChaCha Guide schedule is flexible - it's 100% up to you.

* Be a celebrity! Share your knowledge with the world.

You need an invite Send ChaCha invite for the invitation

Wahm reveal Holiday Business Plans

What steps will you be taking to get your home, business or blog ready for the holiday shopping season?

Susan's Spa not only celebrates her 1st anniversary will be busy finding the best spa and beauty bargains. She is also planning on sharing lots of stress reliever during the busy Holiday season. Susan's spa will be a great place to check out for the holidays!

Celicia Wow it is October already takes a look at how she is preparing her house and family for the busy holiday season!

Sheila at Family Travel focus on some local travel plans for the Thanksgiving Holiday.

BikerMomma reflects on this past year and how she donating proceeds from her home business ornaments sales to a local hospital. (The ornaments look great )

Frugal Momma has been busy writing articles and thinking about holiday money saving tips for Thanksgiving and the Christmas season. Like last year she will focus on keeping it a debt free holiday season. She currently has some Frugal Halloween Tips

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Traffic Exchange programs worth it?

Are traffic exchange programs really worth the trouble? I personally don't think so, I tried them several years back.

When you register to theses traffic exchange programs, you agree to surf on websites that will introduce you to various home business opportunities, marketing programs and promotional tools. By doing this, you win credits and you can use them to show your site(s) to other members, and hopefully convince them to join your business downline. When you refer people to sign up for the traffic exchange, you will earn a percentage of the credits they earn. However, most members are using theses programs only to be able to promote their site. They aren't paying attention about any other pages. You will receive a lot of visitors on your website, but what's the point of using this free system if nobody cares about what you have to offer? If the visitors are not there to buy something, then why bother?

Even if you don't have the money to spend for advertising, you can can create a budget on the cheap. Do link exchange, write articles all to promote your site.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

stock options

If you are looking to get into the investment game, you need to check out PowerOptions.

PowerOptions offers you the convenience and control required to automatically sort, filter, and analyze all 2,900+ optionable stocks and 190,000+ options online to find investments to meet your profit goals. Only PowerOptions brings together timely essential data, extensive analysis, and comprehensive option information.

Wow that is alot of of information that they have. They also offer:

Toll-free phone number in which have experts to help you invest smarter.
Patented SmartSearch XL tools helps find the best stock otpions. No other internet site offers that.
Portfolio to track and manage your trades.

If you are looking for stock options advice you should consider using PowerOptions and take advantage of their 14 day trial offer.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

QOTW How are you getting ready for the busy holiday season?

What steps will you be taking to get your home business or blog ready for the holiday shopping season?


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Anyone who would like to participate simply writes an entry on their blog pertaining to the Question of the Week. Once the post is written, the participant sends an email to Theresa @ budgetdial.com and your link it put on that particular Question page. You have 1 week to submit the actual link to the entry (not the link to your main blog page) to be included in the links. The last day to submit entries is Friday Oct 6th .

Sunday, September 24, 2006

Online college learning

If you are looking to do online learning for your higher education check out Capella University.

Capella University is an accredited* online university that offers graduate degree programs in business, information technology, education, human services, and psychology, and bachelor’s degree programs in business and information technology.

Capella founded in 1993 has over 16,000 online students from the United States plus many other countries. They offer Bachelors and Graduate degrees from business, education to human services.

For more information, please visit www.capella.edu or call 1-888-CAPELLA (227-3552).

Saturday, September 23, 2006

Dreaming of Hawaii

Hawaii is a place that one day I would love to visit. Days on the beach, nites eating at different restaurants and experiencing the local scene. One phrase if paradise had an address, getting an Hawaii Vacation Rentals would be it.

There are some luxury places that I would love to consider staying at. Gebhart Properties owns and manages custom homes in some of the most exclusive resort locations in the Hawaiian Islands. You’ll find incomparable amenities in our outstanding Hawaii vacation homes. Luxurious and convenient features, spacious living areas, custom furnishings, and artwork not found in even the finest of hotels.

Some of the properties on their website include

Hale Nani Loa Maka, our Kolea Villa, is a 3BR/3BA penthouse located at the Waikoloa Beach Resort. One of the finest condominiums in all of Hawaii, it sleeps 6 and offers 2,576 square feet of living space. Featuring private elevator access, gourmet kitchen, an extensive collection of Hawaiian art and outstanding views of Anaeho'omalu Bay and Kileaua, this vacation rental offers all the comforts of home in a resort setting

Hale Ke Kai, our luxurious 3BR/4BA two-level private home in Kailua-Kona will comfortably sleep up to 8 people. It features full-sized kitchens and expansive lanais on both levels, two master suites, a private wading pool, and a location so close to the ocean that you can frequently feel the spray from the ocean as waves break against the coastline.

They sound so relaxing that I want to book my trip to Hawaii now. Gebhart Properties has a lot of vacation properties listed so if you are considering going to Hawaii you should check them out.

Weddings

Weddings can be a fun and crazy time for the bride and groom. However will their day be perfect. What can you do to make sure everything goes smoothly from the cermoney to the little details like wedding favors

Here are some situations that you may not think about but may happen.

Children at your reception Set aside a place for them. Get the crew an extra hotel room and show a double feature of The Lion King and Shrek, or hire a clown or magician to come in and entertain them. With the kids out of your hair, you (and the many appreciative parents among your guests) can keep things adult

It's raining on wedding day Get a golf umbrella just in case it might rain so the bride doesn't get wet.

Drinking guest Rent a bus or a shuttle to go back and forth between the reception site and the hotel.

Wilting Flowers Chose hardy flowers for your centerpieces so they will last the day.

Hopefully you will enjoy your wedding day and not stress so much!

This is a sponsered post

Saturday, September 16, 2006

Wahm reveal if they have been scammed

Welcome to the qotw of the week responses.
Have you fallen victim to a work at home scam? If so, what was it and what lessons did you learn. If not, what steps do take to make sure you have a legit opportunity

Jersey girl shares her ways to avoid a scam.

Frugal Mom reflects on some ways in the 1990s that she was scammed and duped by the dreams of working at home.

Here are some common scams
Pyramid Schemes - A pyramid scheme grants anyone membership for a fee, without giving something back of equal value. Not to be confused with multi-level marketing, which requires the sale of products or services from their members.

Chain Letters - A pyramid scheme. Illegal and they don't work.


Easy Work and High Pay -Beware of anyone that promises you lots of money for little effort. If it were that easy, everyone would be doing it!

Envelope Stuffing - Legal prosecution for participants becoming more common.

Craft Assembly - It's very hard to build a craft which meets their "standards".

Medical Billing - Cost thousands to start and it's very difficult to find clients. The medical community trusts only a few mega corporations for billing their patients.


Here a good resource if you are looking for telecommuting or work at home jobs

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

QOTW Have you been scammed?

Have you fallen victim to a work at home scam? If so, what was it and what lessons did you learn. If not, what steps do take to make sure you have a legit opportunity


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Anyone who would like to participate simply writes an entry on their blog pertaining to the Question of the Week. Once the post is written, the participant sends an email to Theresa @ budgetdial.com and your link it put on that particular Question page. You have 1 week to submit the actual link to the entry (not the link to your main blog page) to be included in the links. The last day to submit entries is Friday Sept 15th.

Saturday, September 09, 2006

WAHM reveal how they would spend $100,000

Welcome to this week's responses.

If you received a check today for $100,000 after taxes from a long lost relative, what would you do with it? Would you continue your home business?

Jersey Girl shares a special trip that she and her husband would take.
Moms Making Money takes a practical approach to spending the money that Frugal Momma like to see!

BikerMomma says as an Italian she has no long lost relatives so it is a pipe dream but check out her assuming thoughts.

Frugal Momma is also dreaming a bit but weighing the pros and cons of being practical vs throwing it to the wind.

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Building Blogging traffic

Melissa Here in Bonney Glenn shares some of her blogging secrets!

She has posted some good resources for tracking your visitors, what they are searching for. (Have you ever gone huh... what is that person thinking and my blog is #2 in google for that. LOL)

What do carnivals and traffic have to do with blogs! Alot find how carnivals are very important for increasing your visitor count aka traffic.

It is a great insight to a wonderful blogger and writer and if you were a Little House on the Praire fan, check out Here in Bonney Glenn will give you a big smile. No this Melissa isn't Melissa Gilbert

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

QOTW What would you do with $100,000?

If you received a check today for $100,000 after taxes from a long lost relative, what would you do with it? Would you continue your home business?


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Anyone who would like to participate simply writes an entry on their blog pertaining to the Question of the Week. Once the post is written, the participant sends an email to Theresa @ budgetdial.com and your link it put on that particular Question page. You have 1 week to submit the actual link to the entry (not the link to your main blog page) to be included in the links. The last day to submit entries is Friday Sept 8th.If you have a suggestion for a future Question of the week, please send an email to Theresa @ budgetdial.com

Sunday, September 03, 2006

Can blogging make you rich?

It sure can, but not everyone has the talent or the energy to do create a great money making blog.

I hope some of the moms here at the WAHM Blogging Network are starting to make good money from blogging.

Lynn Terry has shared some tips from a recent Business 2.0 article check out this article on her great Can blogging make you rich?

Saturday, September 02, 2006

WAHM reveal thoughts on getting paid to post

Welcome to this week's responses

Do you participating in any of the get paid to write site such as payperpost and blogitive? Why or why not? Does it hurt the integrity of your blog? Or do you see if as a way to help increase the monetization of your blog?


Susan shares her experiences using getting paid to blog and how it has earned money.
Jersey girl shares that she sees getting paid to post is no different from having advertising on her blog.
Frugal Momma looks at some of the controversy of getting paid to post.
Wahm scams looks a the pro and cons of getting paid to post on your blog.

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

QOTW Do you participte in Get paid to write sites?

Do you participating in any of the get paid to write site such as payperpost and blogitive? Why or why not? Does it hurt the integrity of your blog? Or do you see if as a way to help increase the monetization of your blog?


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If you would rather not put the answer on your blog, please email your response to theresa @ budgetdial.com

Saturday, August 26, 2006

Wahm reveal Back to School thoughts

Welcome to the question of the week responses. How does back to school time make you feel? Happy, sad, lonely, elated, in-between? How does it affect your business?

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PASS THE TORCH shares 13 ideas that she is looking forward to the start of school! Pass that mint chocolate chip ice cream to me as well!
Jersey Girl is looking forward to things slowing down and see September through June parent's time!
Summer reflections and back to school thoughts are shared by Frugal Momma. While she didn't gets much business done this summer it was well worth it.
Sheila of Family Vacation blogs focuses on how to squeeze some family vacations during the school year.
Thanks everyone for participating!



Tuesday, August 22, 2006

QOTW Back to School time

How does back to school time make you feel? Happy, sad, lonely, elated, in-between? How does it affect your business?


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Anyone who would like to participate simply writes an entry on their blog pertaining to the Question of the Week. Once the post is written, the participant sends an email to Theresa @ budgetdial.com and your link it put on that particular Question page. You have 1 week to submit the actual link to the entry (not the link to your main blog page) to be included in the links. The last day to submit entries is Friday Aug 25th.If you have a suggestion for a future Question of the week, please send an email to Theresa @ budgetdial.com

Saturday, August 19, 2006

WAHM reveal which TV mom they are like

Welcome to the question of the week responses. Which TV mom are you most like and why? Are you more like June Cleaver from Leave it to beaver or Rosanne?

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Angela relates the most to a tv mom who even though said some stuff that made her skin crawl, but overall she loved her children and proved it on a daily basis.
Deb who is a NJ mom says "Hey, I'm not sitting eating bon-bons like Peg Bundy mind you, but things get done and happen when I get there. I am comfortable with comfort. I'm not winning any awards, but I'm having a grand time in life!"
Sandy shares how she relates to some tv moms of different decades 80s 90s and 00s.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

QOTW Which TV mom are you most like?

Which TV mom are you most like and why? Are you more like June Cleaver from Leave it to beaver or Rosanne?

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Anyone who would like to participate simply writes an entry on their blog pertaining to the Question of the Week. Once the post is written, the participant sends an email to Theresa @ budgetdial.com and your link it put on that particular Question page. You have 1 week to submit the actual link to the entry (not the link to your main blog page) to be included in the links. The last day to submit entries is Friday Aug 18th.If you have a suggestion for a future Question of the week, please send an email to Theresa @ budgetdial.com
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Saturday, August 12, 2006

Wahm reveal What they do with their business earnings

Welcome to the question of the week responses What do you use your home business earnings for?

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Biker Momma shares while she isn't rolling in the money right now she reinvests most of her money back into her home business.

Frugal Momma shares that she has been working online with websites for 4 years and makes decent money from blogging, websites, and affiliate marketing. Expenses are not high so most of the earnings go to the household expenses and her Disney trip. She also make sure that she funds an IRA (retirement) with her earnings.

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Marketing online

Burger King, GMC, Coca-Cola are all big names out there that have a personal brand and bring emotions when we heard those company names. Getting your name and brand out there is what a Interactive Agency like Mindcomet can do for you and your business.

They offer solutions for

  • Online experience do you have a web presence? What about a blog?
  • Hosting
  • Traffic Generation Once you get a website, they will work with you to get traffic through viral marketing, search engine marketing and other ways. (visitors to it)
  • Email Marketing
  • Loyalty programs
  • Mobile Marketing Go beyond the wired world to cell phones and getting your brand out there.

Enhance your exposure and bottom line today!


Tuesday, August 08, 2006

QOTW What do you use your earnings for?

After a few weeks vacation the question of the week is back!!

What do you use your home business earnings for?

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Anyone who would like to participate simply writes an entry on their blog pertaining to the Question of the Week. Once the post is written, the participant sends an email to Theresa @ budgetdial.com and your link it put on that particular Question page. You have 1 week to submit the actual link to the entry (not the link to your main blog page) to be included in the links. The last day to submit entries is Friday Aug 12th.If you have a suggestion for a future Question of the week, please send an email to Theresa @ budgetdial.com

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Sunday, July 23, 2006

New Marketing Podcasting

I enjoy reading things on the web, but I have become more addicted to listening to the marketing at http://www.internetmarketingvoodoo.com

Recent topics include RSS marketing with the Feedburner vice president and with Newgator President. Emailing and online marketing are other topics that have been covered as well. I found some good information.

I have listened to other marketing podcasts and there have been difficutlties but it has been a smooth and easy experience at http://www.internetmarketingvoodoo.com

Saturday, July 15, 2006

Wahm Reveal Motherhood Expectations

Welcome to the Question of the Week Responses

How does the reality of being a mom match up with the expectations of motherhood that you had before you had children?

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Angela of Marketing Corner for Wahms shares "The only advice I have can give you as parents or potential parents is HOLD ON it is a bumpy ride! Parenting is NOT easy don't let anyone fool you! There are times when you want to cry, scream, pull out your hair, give up! But then your child brings you a homemade card they put all their love into making for you, and well......... the world seems right again!"


Surviving NJ shares that motherhood is much harder than she envisioned of with dreamy visions of picnic filled weekends, a pristine household and my children's constant adoration


Confessions of an Ebay Momma shares that she thought "Before I had children I thought that motherhood was simply fitting another persons’ life/schedule into your own"

Amber tells us I don't honestly think that I even had a clue as to the "joy" and "love" that one can experience once that baby is growing in your tummy and then when they come into the world!

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Tuesday, July 11, 2006

QOTW Expectations of Motherhood

How does the reality of being a mom match up with the expectations of motherhood that you had before you had children?

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Anyone who would like to participate simply writes an entry on their blog pertaining to the Question of the Week. Once the post is written, the participant sends an email to Theresa @ budgetdial.com and your link it put on that particular Question page. You have 1 week to submit the actual link to the entry (not the link to your main blog page) to be included in the links. The last day to submit entries is Friday July 14th.If you have a suggestion for a future Question of the week, please send an email to Theresa @ budgetdial.com

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Saturday, July 08, 2006

WAHM reveal Blogging Goals

Welcome to the Question of the Week Responses What are your blogging goals?


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Nicole of Mail Cards 4 me wants to share her business of greeting cards and gain more exposure
Amber who represents Shaklee says her blogging goals are to give her products more exposure so that she can help others to become more healthy!

Katies Hugs has sent a goal to post a few times a day to the several blogs that owns.

Moms Making Money Online shares that she has always had a love of writing. Writing in a blog keeps her writing skills sharp plus the extra money help as well!

Jill’s goal is 90% money and 10% hoping her readers get something out of it! With blogs from entertainment to education, Jill is sure to help us with all our needs.

That Country Charm says , "I primarily started this blog to make money on a domain name that was already paid for. This is also a topic that I am interested in and I enjoy writing and learning about. For my business blog, Topics, Tips and Tangents, from CraftyGiftCreations.com, this blog was started to increase traffic to my retail website and to give my audience a little more than just a retail website".



Friday, July 07, 2006

New get paid to blog site




One of our wahm members Connie of Katie's Hugs and Wahm Scam wrote a review of a new get paid to post on your blog http://www.payperpost.com


Payperpost is a new advertising company that is paying bloggers to write pieces promoting the wares of its advertisers. After posting a piece, a blogger can be paid what is currently $5 - $10 or so per post on the topicI have signed up for it, but I am writing this entry to promote it.

Check out Connie's review at
Pay per Post Controversy

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Wednesday, July 05, 2006

QOTW Blogging Goals

After a brief holiday time out the QOTW is back!

What are your blogging goals? Money, traffic, exposure or I just like to write

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Anyone who would like to participate simply writes an entry on their blog pertaining to the Question of the Week. Once the post is written, the participant sends an email to Theresa @ budgetdial.com and your link it put on that particular Question page. You have 1 week to submit the actual link to the entry (not the link to your main blog page) to be included in the links. The last day to submit entries is Friday July 7th.
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Sunday, June 25, 2006

Balance and the wahm

I think that this is something that we struggle with each day. I know personally my laundry pile gets a little high sometimes and the dishes in the sink are still there in the morning. Balancing kids and a home business can be hard!

Angie who is one of our wahm bloggers wrote about
Juggling being a wahm with daily life

Check it out it has some great advice and some quick easy tips!

Saturday, June 24, 2006

Wahm Reveal What is Success

Welcome to the Question of the Week Responses How do you define success for yourself, for your life and your home business?

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Jill’s takes an inward look at how success is defined.

Moms Cafe looks at a proud Mommy moment that made her feel more successful than her many years in the corporate world.

Connie of Katie Hugs shares her definition of success as well she encourages work at home parents to ask themselves to ponder the question before they make the leap to have a home business.

Topics, Tips and Tangents reflects on a seemingly complicated question with a simple answer.

Patti shares that there is no right or wrong answer on what is success. People will have great differences and reflections on the the definition.

Moms Making Money Online has some to the realization that she shouldn't compare herself to others. One success lesson that I am currently learning is that I cannot measure myself against other people's standards; as women, I believe that it is so easy to constantly fall into the "compare" game; I have been doing it for years, and have recently realized that "I will never be successful, happy, or fulfilled if I keep watching what my peers are doing and comparing myself to them."

BikerMomma shares The short answer is: Happiness. If I'm happy, if the people around me are happy, then we've succeeded in whatever we've set out to accomplish. The long answer is - well - longer....

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

QOTW How do you define success?

How do you define success for yourself, for your life and your home business?

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Anyone who would like to participate simply writes an entry on their blog pertaining to the Question of the Week. Once the post is written, the participant sends an email to Theresa @ budgetdial.com and your link it put on that particular Question page. You have 1 week to submit the actual link to the entry (not the link to your main blog page) to be included in the links. The last day to submit entries is Friday June 23rd.

If you have a suggestion for a future Question of the week, please send an email to Theresa @ budgetdial.com



Saturday, June 17, 2006

Wahm reveal first jobs and life lessons

Welcome to the Questions of the Week responses What was your first job and what life lessons did it teach you?

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BikerMomma recounts her days as Toy R US kid and mini skirts, heels and unloading 18 wheelers.

Cucina Bella recalls her job as a janitor. Learning time management skills there still helps her today.

Jill’s had several jobs and shares top 10 life lessons that she gained.

Frugal Momma realized that work shouldn't always be a chore and your co-workers/ boss can really make the work experience.

Moms Making Money Online shares her first job helped her create the work ethic she has today. I gained a strong work ethic, patience for dealing with people no matter how I was feeling, and the feeling of accomplishment that "yes, I can accomplish whatever I put my mind to."

Amber realized that she didn't like corporate America and wanted to be her own boss.

Angela worked at Pizza Hut and learned customer service skills which are important to any business.

Friday, June 16, 2006

National Roses Month

Roses are my favorite flower. It so so easy to send send flowers online these days. With roses you can express so many different sentiments from the red rose means love, but did you know if you present a red and white rose together it symbolizes “unity?” Make it pink and white and it means “I love you and always will.”

Your florist didn't just make up these meanings to make money. They have been around since the Victorian Days.

Here is a short list of some popular colors and their very Victorian meanings. Red - Passionate Love Yellow - Unfaithfulness Pale Pink - Youth and Femininity White - Keep My Secret Pink - Perfect Happiness Coral - I admire your accomplishments Leaf of a rose - You May Hope Time has marched on and today we have rose colors that our ancestors never dreamed of.

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Writing courses

One of our wahm bloggers offers a writing course each month, if you are struggling with what to write you may want to consider it. Content is key in blogging or writing for your home business.



Making Your Writing Correct — This course reviews some of the most common grammar and punctuation errors, such as using the wrong word (e.g., its versus it’s, that versus which) and subject-verb agreement. It also reviews how to fix misplaced modifiers, run-ons, and incomplete sentences.

Making Your Writing Clear & Concise — This course focuses on finding and repairing the weak spots in your writing. You’ll learn how to build better sentences and paragraphs and how to get to the point more quickly by cutting deadwood phrases, redundancies, and clich├ęs. It also reviews a handful of writing tricks that will make your writing easier to read.

For more details check out
Kivi Leroux Miller. writing for non profits site

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

QOTW First job and life lessons

What was you first job and what life lessons did it teach you?

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Saturday, June 10, 2006

Wahms reveal simpler things in life

Welcome to the Questions of the Week responses "How many simple things have you learned to appreciate more, for one reason or another? Please list them and feel free to elaborate on each" .If you are not a member yet please sign up here


Angie of Marketing Corner-Advertising shares her heart and soul about how some serious health issues in her family makes her appreciate the little things in life.


Frugal Momma shares coffee, kisses and love help her slow down and appreciate life more


Liz of Craft Gift Creations tells us that she is grateful for a dishwasher (I have to agree with her) being able to walk and her children's health!


Jill’s shares that she recently got a second car and discovered the freedom of having transportation at your disposal.


Amber of Shaklee, Health and more gives a list of simple things she appreciates such as being a work at home mom, being health and being a role-model for her kids.



Thursday, June 08, 2006

Network member featured at Blog herald

Sheila of Family Traveler How to travel with kids has been featured on Blog Herald "How I blog" series. Sheila is a wonderful writer and I am sure that many of who are regular bloggers are nodding and saying Hey I do that as well!

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

What are your blogging goals?

Problogger.netwants to know. If you are not aware of it, problogger.net is the place to go to find out how to be professional blogger. It has tips on how to increase traffic, google adsense earnings and so much more.

I’ve also written on a number of occasions about making some of your blogging goals public as a way of adding accountability and motivation to reach them. I find that when I write something on my blog about what I want to do that I’m much more likely to actually follow through on it.

So if you have some blogging goals check out problogger and submit them. It would be great exposure for your blog.

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

QOTW Simple things in life

How many simple things have you learned to appreciate more, for one reason or another? Please list them and feel free to elaborate on each.


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Sunday, June 04, 2006

Vacation to Orlando

Have you ever thought of being in the tourism industry? Moremouse.com recently spoke about this in their website featuring an Orlando vacation rental.
"Tourism surrounding Orlando is worth billions of dollars to the area's economy. Tourism is a very rewarding field to be a part of and Orlando has many opportunities within that industry."

Downtown Orlando is a mixture of historic homes and luxury condominiums with great views of the city. It has seen tremendous growth during the last 5 years, with 19 new and conversion condominiums, which have been completed or announced. You can enjoy vintage homes in the historic neighborhoods of Thorton Park, Lake Eola Heights, Lake Lawsona, Lake Cherokee, and Lake Copeland. Downtown is trendy with diversity of restaurants, retailers, discos, and bars all within walking distance. With close access to beautiful Lake Eola, you can enjoy festivals, outdoor concerts, or a gondola ride on the Lake. The sports complex, theater, and opera are all located centrally makes your entertainment venues easily accessible

Saturday, June 03, 2006

Wahm reveal how they spend their time off

Welcome to the Questions of the Week Work at home moms rarely have time to themselves without the kids. What do you do if you have an hour, day, or eek an entire weekend to yourself?

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We had many difference responses coming from the wahms that run a home business.

Frugal Momma says that sleep, scrapbooking and a girls weekend to New York are all of her free time dreams.

Jill says that the key to not getting burn out as a work at home mom is making time for yourself.


Robin of Mom's Cafe says time to herself is very rare and a luxury.

Sarah of Cucina Bella fantasizes what she would do with a weekend to herself It's such an enigma to me, that I cannot even begin to imagine at this point.



Tuesday, May 30, 2006

QOTW Time to yourself

Work at home moms rarely have time to themselves without the kids. What do you do if you have an hour, day, or eek an entire weekend to yourself?

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Sunday, May 28, 2006

Shopping for car insurance

I beleive being a smart consumer and knowing your prices is one of the most important things a family can do to save money.

One way to to comparsion shop for car insurance. Free auto insurance quotes is a good resource to quickly find auto insurance rates in all 50 states.

There was also some good information on how to deal with car theifts (or prevent them from coming after your car) from GEICO and the National Insurance Crime Bureau's.

1) Keep your vehicle locked at all times, even while driving. Close all windows and sunroofs, no matter how hot it is.

2) Never leave your keys in the car.

3) If possible, park in busy, well-lit areas. Thieves prefer to work in the dark. Leave your car in park or in gear with the wheels turned toward the curb or some other obstruction, so thieves won't be able to tow it easily.

4) Avoid leaving valuables inside your vehicle where passersby can see them.

5) Install an anti-theft system in your vehicle if it doesn't have one. A mechanism that locks onto the steering wheel can be a very visible sign that you've taken steps to protect your vehicle. Ignition cut-off systems prevent a car from being started. Some new cars come with passive alarms that activate automatically when the key is removed from the ignition. One system emits a signal that can be tracked by the police. Thieves are reluctant to steal vehicles that can be tracked and recovered quickly. Many insurers offer discounts for these types of systems.

6) Beware of the "bump-and-rob" technique. Carjackers bump your car from the rear, then steal it when you get out to look for damage. When stopped at a traffic light, leave room to maneuver around the vehicle ahead if you need to. If another car bumps yours and you feel threatened, drive to a populated area. If you have a cell phone, call the police for assistance.

7) Do not leave registration or title in the car. Too often a car thief is pulled over and gets away from the police because he or she can produce the auto registration. If multiple drivers use the vehicle, the best suggestion would be to hide the registration in a secret location that only the owners know.

8) Look around. Be aware of your surroundings, especially in garages, parking lots and gas stations.

9) Know where you're going. Avoid known high-crime areas even if the alternate route takes a little longer.

10) If confronted by a carjacker, do not resist. Cars can be replaced; you can't.

11) Have your car's vehicle identification number (VIN) etched on each of the windows. Car thieves want to get off cheap. They don't want to go to the expense of replacing all the glass.

Saturday, May 27, 2006

Shopping for Father's Day Gifts

June is a busy month when graduations, weddings and of course Father's Day occur.

Father's Day is a wonderful day to offically honor our Dads. It was started in 1909 when Sonora Dodd, of Washington, first had the idea of a "father's day." She thought of the idea for Father's Day while listening to a Mother's Day sermon. She had a very special day William Smart who was Civil War Veteran as a well as widowed Dad. He had to raise six children and including an infant.

All Dad are specials however many can be difficult to buy for. Gift baskets are a good choice for fathers day gifts. You can get with a theme for a golfer, griller, the fisherman and many other ideas. You can also get food theme ones filled with chocolate, nuts, wines and cheeses. Gifts Baskets can be personalized to show Dad how much you care.

Thursday, May 25, 2006

What is an RSS feed?

Sheila from Family traveler submitted this week's post of the week. What the heck is an RSS feed and why do you need one?

She makes the techo geek stuff sound easy-check it out!!

Saturday, May 20, 2006

Wahm reveal how they will handle summer

Welcome to our weekly Question of the Week. Now that summer is almost here, what are some of the activities that will keep kids busy and happy while you are working? Or will your home business or blogging take some time off?

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Angela at Marketing Corner says summer is her favorite time to reconnect with her kids without feeling rushed.

Jill is a home schooling mom and the flexiblity of being her own boss is that she sets the schedule around the kids.


Bev has set up a daily schedule with a focus on kid and family time to balance her life as a work at home mom.

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

QOTW How will you handle summer and work?

Now that summer is almost here, what are some of the activities that will keep kids busy and happy while you are working? Or will your business/blogging take some time off?

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Tags: work+at+home+mom, , bloggers

Saturday, May 13, 2006

Wahm reveal How do I stay fit?

Welcome to our weekly Question of the Week. How do you stay fit? Not just on the physical side but the mental and emotional side? Do you make time for exercise? Do you always want to learn new things to keep you challenged?

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Angela of Marketplace Corner says that she needs to focus more on herself and is working on improving that.
Frugal Momma likes to use exercise videos to stay physically fit and adult conversation to stay mentally fit!
BikerMomma who is a perfect shape finds that money and me-time are luxuries that she can't always afford right now.
Family Traveler gives a checklist on how to stay fit while traveling while being a parent!
Freelance Writer says you can easy turn into a sloth when you are working at home, but shares her thoughts on how she remains sloth-free while being a work at home mom.
Jill says her 5 kids who ask her a million questions each day keep on her toes mentally and she just gave her a Mother's Day gift for a personal trainer!
Moms Cafe focuses on getting enough sleep and not sweating the small stuff to keep her in tune.


Monday, May 08, 2006

QOTW How do you stay fit mentally and physically?

How do you stay fit? Not just on the physical side but the mental and emotional side? Do you make time for exercise? Do you always want to learn new things to keep you challenged?

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Anyone who would like to participate simply writes an entry on their blog pertaining to the Question of the Week. Once the post is written, the participant sends an email to Theresa @ budgetdial.com and your link it put on that particular Question page. You have 1 week to submit the actual link to the entry (not the link to your main blog page) to be included in the links. The last day to submit entries is Friday May 12th .

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Tags: work+at+home+mom, , bloggers

Saturday, May 06, 2006

Wahm Reveal if they have family support

Welcome to our weekly Question of the Week. Does your husband support you? Or does he say are you playing at the computer still? Is he your cheerleader? Does he share what you do with others? What about the rest of your family? Do they know you have a business (or a blog) Find out how to join Work at Home Bloggers Network

Tricia focuses on the support that she gets from her parents and ignores the "living in a dream world" snide comments from her in-laws

I want the truth online says her husband is asking if they are millionaires yet but doesn't understand what her business goals.

Frugal Momma tells that while her husband is her biggest supporter today, it wasn't alwasy that way.

Amber is a second generation Shaklee home business family so she got her mom on her side and her husband is very support of her business.

Bikermomma says her husband is my most successful salesman, my tech support, my repair and maintenance technician, my creative sounding board, my biggest fan ... and my harshest critic. Lord save me when we're having financial difficulties or - worse yet - when we file our income tax returns at the end of the year. Suddenly we're talking about all the part-time jobs.


Saturday, April 29, 2006

QOTW Do you have support from your family for your business?

Does your husband support you? Or does he say are you playing at the computer still? Is he your cheerleader? Does he share what you do with others? What about the rest of your family? Do they know you have a business (or a blog)


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Anyone who would like to participate simply writes an entry on their blog pertaining to the Question of the Week. Once the post is written, the participant sends an email to Theresa @ budgetdial.com and your link it put on that particular Question page. You have 1 week to submit the actual link to the entry (not the link to your main blog page) to be included in the links.
The last day to submit entries is Friday May 5th .

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Tags: work+at+home+mom, , bloggers

Wahm reveal Tools and Resources for their business

Welcome to our weekly Question of the Week. What business tools have you purchased to help increase your home business earnings? If you haven't where you go to "learn" for free?
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I want the truth shares an abundance of free tools that she has used while trying to get an "online income" off the ground.


Amber shares what tools she used both online and offline to build her Shaklee home business.


Frugal Momma shares an expensive mistake as well gives some of best free resources for learning about internet marketing.

A Girl Gotta Spa shares the following

For my Country Bunny Bath & Body business I have bought a variety of items
from Vista Print. They always have some great deals each month. I've
ordered business cards, business card magnets, notecards that I design
with my rep. logo and glossy postcards. I've been able to get them all for
free and only had to pay for shipping. Directly from Country Bunny I buy
samples, catalogs, opportunity brochures and direct mailers. I also buy
advertising on websites and blogs.

I've also created an account with Constant Contact for my monthly
newsletter. The first 90 days were free and then it is $15 a month. I am
able to upload photos, create links, use different templates, see which
customers open the newsletter and where they are clicking. It's a
fantastic tool and definitely worth the money.

For my blogs, I have signed up with affiliates that would be appropriate
for my readership. I have also signed up with various advertising programs
to implement on my blogs. My spa blog is more business-like with articles
regarding skin care and beauty, as well as, product reviews and answering
readers questions. The past few months have shown an increase in readers
buying Country Bunny products due to my blog.

To learn for free I often go to Problogger.com and Lip-Sticking.com. I am
also part of some Ryze networks that offer tips on marketing.

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Biker Momma blog mentioned on TV

I'm just tickled pink this morning! My blog was featured (for all of 30 seconds, but I'm not complaining ) on Toronto's big morning show, Breakfast Television! They had asked people to submit their blogs, so I did. They picked three or four out of all the submissions they received and showed our blogs up on their screens. The others were mostly pictures, but they actually read from one of my entries because one of the hosts had ranted about the same topic a few days ago. Anyhow, I was just so thrilled, I had to share

Saturday, April 22, 2006

QOTW What business tools have you purchased?

What business tools have you purchased to help increase your home business earnings? If you haven't where you go to "learn" for free?


Anyone who would like to participate simply writes an entry on their blog pertaining to the Question of the Week. Once the post is written, the participant sends an email to Theresa @ budgetdial.com and your link it put on that particular Question page. You have 1 week to submit the actual link to the entry (not the link to your main blog page) to be included in the links.
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Wahm Reveal Is it really a sacrifice

Welcome to our weekly Question of the Week. Many work at home moms made the decision to stay home with their children on a full-time basis. Have they had to make sacrifices to do this financially, emotionally or at all?

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Amber shares Health,Skaklee and more that it is really not a sacrifice to stay at home. She's got the best by working a home business and being there for her children.

I want the truth says maybe her sanity but in reality she has gained the world.

Biker Momma in a funny post says it adult conversation and her shower time. Many upsides as well!

Frugal Momma shares while it sometimes it maybe financially hard, it is well worth it to cut back and share kisses and cuddles during the day.

Check out these great work at home moms!

Saturday, April 15, 2006

QOTW What do you sacrifice to stay home with your children?

Our question of the week is


What do you sacrifice to stay home with your children? If you are not full-time at home, what are you willing to sacrifice?

Anyone who would like to participate simply writes an entry on their blog pertaining to the Question of the Week. Once the post is written, the participant sends an email to Theresa @ budgetdial.com and your link it put on that particular Question page. You have 1 week to submit the actual link to the entry (not the link to your main blog page) to be included in the links. The last day to submit entries is Friday Apr 21st.

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sign up here

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