From the founders of ClassyMommy.com and MomGenerations.com comes the ultimate guide to helping moms build successful careers at home by doing what they already do online—just better.
To work or not to work—it’s the toughest question for most mothers today. But Audrey McClelland and Colleen Padilla have found the coveted “middle ground,” creating successful careers from home via the Internet. They’ve literally Skyped, blogged, vlogged, tweeted, and Facebooked their way to the top—and in this eye-opening book they show other moms how to find success through these seven basic steps:
1. Find your passion.My Review:
2. Hang a digital “shingle” and start typing.
3. Find your tribe.
4. Make opportunity knock and learn how to answer that door.
5. Manage the Benjamins.
6. Don’t forget the children!
7. Live happily ever after by living your values.
The Digital Mom Handbook is an interesting read, and I think anyone wanting to enter the field of professional blogging will glean some useful information from it. I have to say, the last couple of chapters made my eyes glaze over with boredom - and the fact that one mommy blogger said that she was pleased to be able to have her laptop on the beach while her husband and children played just peeved me.
Why did it peeve me? Because the lady in question had started her blog so that she could spend quality time with her family, not so that she could sit on the beach with her laptop computer and watch her family play while she worked. That, my friends, is not what I call spending quality time with your family. That is being an observer while your family spends quality time together.
Now, back to the book, it contains some good advice. Some helpful advice. I suggest that if you're interested in blogging, that you read it. Make your own decisions, draw your own conclusions and remember why you want to work from home, especially if you have a family.
Publication Date: 1 August 2011
Note: I received pre-release access to this book free from the publisher via NetGalley for the purposes of review. I am not required to give a positive review, just an honest one. The opinions expressed are my own.