Working at home with two little ones is difficult. But also awesome. I realize that I never talk about "what I do" on this blog which seems odd because in real life I almost never shut up about it. So what do I do?
Well, besides being at home with two wee ones I also have a career or a job or whatever you want to call the thing you do that pays the bills. I don't like to call it a career or a job because that sounds icky and what I do is not at all icky. To make it brief, I do crafty stuff and then I write about it by stealing a few moments on my laptop. That is it.
What I do does have a proper name, most would call me an "infopublisher" or an "infopreneur" but that sounds lame. Essentially, I built a website on a topic I'm interested in, like my first website "do it yourself weddings" and write a bunch of content that people are looking for. People start to find my site and my traffic grows. I put up advertising and get paid for every click. With thousands of people visiting every single day these clicks add up...and I suddenly have a grownup career on my hands.
I started my first site on weddings when I was wedding planning six years ago. My second site, Make Baby Stuff was started four years ago when I was pregnant. We just renovated our first home this summer and what do you think I did? Yep, started a DIY Home site. Basically, my websites are an online extension of whatever I'm into at the time.
So if you are not already doing what you love, I hope 2010 brings you closer.