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Why You Need More Women in Your Marketing Team

Although women are now increasingly visible in various sectors in society, they still need more seats at the table. In many other areas, women seem invisible. In the absence of women, some things could go wrong. Hence, it is crucial to consider the presence of women in these areas to…

How a Virtual Office Can Improve Business Profitability

Your virtual office in the UK provides your business with internet access, but it also can provide your business with facilities in some of the finest buildings in London and other major cities. On top of having this kind of access, your business has the freedom to move around the…

Pregnant? How to start earning extra money before your maternity leave

Firstly, congratulations are in order! If it’s your first child you’ll know doubt have a mix of excitement and a ting of nervousness every so often – life is about to change, for the better! If this is not your first child, you know what to expect during the pregnancy and the mix with work, but you’ll no doubt be wondering how to make the room in your life (and purse!) for the addition to the family.

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New year: your new approach to being a working mum

Do you feel like you have to constantly prove yourself in the workplace because you’re a working mum? With most of us having a few days off because of the Christmas and bank holidays, this is your chance to go back to work renewed and ready to stand firm!

We don’t ask to be treated like martyrs, or for a medal, neither do we ask for special treatment, just because we have children. Most of us working mums just want to get on – by that I mean getting on with the work we’re being paid to do. Most of us want to get in with that work without feeling as though every step we take in the workplace is being scrutinised in case any semblance of life outside it is impacting on our work or how we do it.

Video tutorial: how to ask for and get a promotion at work

Forget about all the reports in the media that say companies are freezing pay increases. Do you believe everything you read in the papers, anyway?

The fact is, for a good employee an employer can often set a precedence and do what it takes to keep you. And a promotion can be gained even if the odds of getting one look like one in a million.

This video tutorial will show you how to ask for one.

Five ways to irritate a recruiter when applying for a job, or at job interviews

Getting desperate to find a job can mean that many people apply for jobs on the off chance of getting an interview, during which they can blag their way through it. However, this makes the work of sifting through application forms and CVs a much lengthier process for recruiters, and scrapping poor applications and CVs becomes a nuisance…the same as you get irritated by persistent junk mail!

You could also be shooting yourself in the foot, because the same employer may advertise a job that’s relevant to your skills and experience later on, and they may remember your application to another (irrelevant) job and dismiss your application or CV based on that.

Video tutorial: how to set yourself up as a freelance or consultant

Work when you want, choose who you work with and for and name your price…these are some of the benefits of being your own boss as a freelance or consultant.

Watch this video tutorial to see how you can set yourself up doing just that, and find out how to get paying clients beating your door down for your services.

Direct selling: selling other people’s products is a great opportunity for mums

There are hundreds of direct selling companies that offer work at home mums the ability to make money and stay home with the children…it’s just a matter of finding the best product that fits your interest, pasion and provides the best financial package for your needs.

When you work in direct sales you are an independent contractor for a company – your role is to sell their products or services, which you then get a commission for selling. We touch on in it our guide¬†Affiliate Marketing: Selling Other People’s Products but this article will give you some more tips.