All Posts By Loretta Oliver

Loretta Oliver, married to the comic book geek of her dreams and mother of four boys ages 15 to 19, has been working from home full time since 2001, starting out working for others and gradually moving into working for herself. Now she has busy transcription service business, a few niche blogs, a podcast for virtual assistants, and a host of other internet marketing projects on her virtual resume. You’ll find her tidbits of creativity everywhere when you visit Loretta online, from her cross stitch website to her social media profiles, all with a dash of snark and a speckle of humor.

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Loretta has written 48 awesome article(s) for It's A WAHM Thing.


You’re More Than Just a Parent

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How Being a Mom (or Dad) Prepares You for Business Whether you take these and apply them to your career outside of the home or you decide to bring the office to you and work from home, you might be surprised at how many of your well-earned parenting skills actually translate perfectly into your work […]

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Breaking the Pajamas All Day Rut and Dressing Like a Grownup

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Working from home has it’s advantages, like not having to get dressed to go to work in the morning. It’s kind of a nice perk. I’ll be the first to admit that I gladly stay in my PJs until noon, then I can shower in the afternoon after the hot water tank has recovered from […]

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Make Your Resolutions and Goals for the New Year SMART

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I gave up on making resolutions way back when I was a kid, because I realized all those New Years Resolutions the grown ups were making didn’t last very long. Heck, sometimes you were lucky to see them last to the end of the first week. Goals seemed to be the way to go for […]

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5 Ways You Can Finish An eBook Before Christmas Break

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The end of the year is creeping up fast. The reality is that many of us don’t have nearly as much work time as we’d like in the last two weeks of the year with holidays and family time and visiting and maybe even an actual vacation, so really the “business year” is almost over. […]

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Two Ways to Get Your Business Name Known Locally While Having Fun

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Whether you’re offering products, services, or working with a direct sales company, getting your name known locally in your community can be a huge benefit to your work at home business. Let’s look at two different ways you can get out in the community, get known, and have a little fun in the process… »crosslinked«

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How To Delegate in Your Work at Home Business

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Would you like to get rid of some of the items on your to-do list? One quick and easy way to do this is by outsourcing those tasks to someone else, such as a virtual assistant (also known as a VA) or in some cases an intern. Delegating your tasks to someone else can be […]

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Do You Need a Business Coach in Your WAHM Life?

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Have you ever thought about working with a business coach? For some people who work independently online, this is considered a must-have expense to keep them on track, focused, and moving toward a bigger goal. A business coach can look at your business from a neutral third party perspective. They can help you see what […]

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Busy September with Kids Back to School? Time to Outsource!

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September generally means back to school. Whether you’re homeschooling or your kids go off to school during the day, those first few weeks can be stressful. Movies and magazines might have you believing that the first week back to school is great for parents who need to get stuff done during the day. Who are […]

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Everyone Thinks Being a WAHM is Great and Easy – Reality Check

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So today’s blog post is sort of multipurpose – it’s a personal confession, a bit of a reminder to everyone, and there might be a little slap in the face on the side. We’ve all talked about how important it is to have a support network of people that support your decision to work from […]

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Avoid These 3 Morning Time Suckers to Kick Off a Productive Day

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Morning is viewed as a fresh start to the day and a chance to start anew. So why is it that we get sucked into our most distracting time wasters first thing in the morning? It’s crazy. Facebook – Just don’t open it in the morning. Skip it, save it for later, outsource it, whatever […]

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