Welcome! I’m so glad you’ve come to visit my small, cluttered corner of the Internet.
My Mission is to Help You Work from Home
How will I do this?
- By bringing you time-scheduling tips to help you keep control over your calendar,
- By providing well-researched learning opportunities and courses designed to teach you how to launch or further your career, and
- By teaching you ethical, reliable ways of marketing your business and drawing in new clients.
When it comes to working from home, there is a lot of misinformation available. From innocent miscalculations from well-meaning people trying to help, to outright lies and scams from people looking to make a quick buck. This blog is different. I’m not going to run you through pages and pages of a sales ad to try to convince you that I can help – I’m going to show you that I can help you by actually helping you.
- Actionable content: my goal is to answer your questions, not leave you with more. Wherever applicable, I will give you real tips you can implement right away to start seeing a benefit.
- Fewer distractions: I understand the visual appeal of all those fancy fonts and widgets. But when I am looking for an answer, those things tend to get in the way and just make a lot of noise. I want to make sure you get the answers you came here for.
- Well-researched answers: Like I said, there is a lot of misinformation out there when it comes to working from home. I aim to help give you reliable answers found through research and experience so you can trust the information you find here.
I believe transparency is the fastest way to build trust, so I will always tell you exactly what I’m doing and why.
A bit About Me
Originally launched in 2015 as strictly a direct sales blog, HelpMeNaomi has evolved into a blog dedicated to mothers who work from home and is quickly growing into the place for advice on how to start working from home.
I worked for 6 years as a freelance web developer for Drupal, then evolved into a content developer before working for 12 years as a ghostwriter, 6 of those years I doubled as a book editor and formatter. And while I wasn’t a mother when I started working from home, once I became a mother, I had to struggle to learn how to balance it all. Thus, this site has evolved its focus to address the unique struggles work at home mothers have.
How many blogs teach you how to launch and market a business with a toddler strapped to your hip and a newborn in your arms?
If you’re struggling with balancing work and home, then I’m here to help. If you’re looking for advice on how to work from home without feeling like you’re neglecting your family, then you’re in the right place. Not just because I am an expert at these things, but because I’m just like you. And I get it.
And, oh yea, I’m a geek. And I’m raising geeks. So you may see the
occasional frequent reference to Star Trek, Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Firefly, and anything else that tickles my geek-bone. You may also see me geek out over the things most people don’t normally like to even think about: numbers, technology, research, and more numbers.
Mostly, I’m here to help you launch your business, your blog, and/or your book, give you some pointers on how to market your business, and how to do it all single-handed with one arm tied to a kid.
Still here? Okay — a little more about me
My life has not always been easy. Sure, if you’re just meeting me now, it sure looks like I must have grown up in Pleasantville. But I didn’t — I took the hard road to get here. But there was one moment- one spark – that led me here to where you see me now. This moment led to my choices to go back to graduate school, to get certified as a parenting coach, to write my book…
Want to know what it was?
I met the love of my life, now my husband, and I felt as though I already knew him. I know that sounds trite and ridiculous… but it was the truth. It was more than love at first site — it was love and belonging at first sight. And it didn’t take me long to figure out where I had met him – in my writing. I’m not exaggerating here… I found a poem I had written ages ago that exactly describes the man of my dreams. And I don’t mean just looks – tall, dark hair and handsome, that’s a fairly common look. But mannerisms, words, habits… Oh yes, this poem described him in detail. I made him up, wrote about him, and then I married him.