A Typical Day At Creating Home
Working from home is not something everyone wants to do. I can understand why some people love to go to work everyday and come home once their job is over. For me, however, I’ve only wanted to work from home. It’s hard to explain, but I draw strength from my home and absolutely love spending my time there. Once I’m away, I can’t wait to get back. Even when I’m working, I’d much rather work from home than anywhere else. When I started my Creating Home, my long-term goal was to be able to do it from home. After all, my company is about homemaking, so it makes sense that it would be based out of my home. Now that I’ve been able to do that, I wanted to walk you through a typical day at Creating Home so you can see what it’s like.
Because Creating Home has two components to it (the daily blog through Creating Home and the monthly homemaking magazine through Hire A Homemaker), I divide my day into two parts. Mornings are devoted to blog posts which include planning, implementing, writing, photography, and editing of blog posts. On average, I plan 20-24 blog posts per month to publish. I try and have at least a month or two of editorial content planned at a given time. Depending on the blog post, sometimes blogging doesn’t always neatly fit into my morning schedule. I try and plan it that way, however. In addition to the blog posts, I spend some of my morning promoting the blog post that is being published for the day (Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and Google Plus). A lot of people don’t realize how much work goes into blogging, but at the same time, it’s a fun creative challenge. Luckily I have help from my family when I need it. Now that my 19 year old daughter, Emily, is home from college, she’s become my assistant and photographer for the Summer.
The afternoons are generally devoted to my homemaking magazine, Wilma. I started Wilma Magazine a few months ago, and you can read my inspiration story here, here, and here. For some reason, it was a natural progression for me to branch out from blogging to publishing my own monthly magazine. I’m sure a lot of you are thinking that publishing 20-24 blog posts a month should be enough, but there’s something special about Wilma Magazine. Because of it’s exclusive content that won’t ever be seen by anyone but my loyal subscribers, I feel like I can do more with it than my blog. I pore my heart and soul into Wilma, and I’m so proud of it. Wilma is based on my grandmother, and I hope she would be proud of it as well! Wilma magazine includes an editorial letter, a feature article, and four supporting articles covering all kinds of homemaking topics. I would love to share Wilma with you as well!! You can find all the issues of Wilma here.
It’s taken a long time, but I feel like I’ve finally found my niche in life! I feel very fortunate because I’ve taken two passions of mine–writing and homemaking–and have somehow managed to turn them into a business. I’m a very creative person by nature, and I love the challenge of growing my own business. I’m so glad you’ve joined me on this path!! Thank you for your love and support!
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I would love to answer any question you have about Creating Home! Please feel free to comment on this post or email me directly!