Sometimes you may get an email that you want to save for future reference. How do you do this? There are a few different ways to do this, depending on the email client you use. There are also ways you can save emails offline. In this post I’ll discuss the different ways you can save important email messages. [Read more…] about How to Save Important Email Messages
If you work from home, you may owe considerably more taxes than someone who works out of the home and has taxes deducted from their paycheck. There are a lot of things you can do to lessen the chances of your tax return being audited – in this post I’ll share a few tips that are relevant to people who work from home. [Read more…] about Tax Tips for People Who Work from Home – From the Book “How to Audit-Proof Your Tax Return” by C. Ingraham RTRP
In this blog post, I wanted to discuss what I thought were three unique ways to work from home that I found out about when I read the book “The Side Hustle Path,” by Nick Loper. These aren’t the only three that Nick discusses in the book, but I thought they were worth mentioning. The three ways are by driving people where they need to go, renting out a room (or rooms) in your home, and by buying and refinishing or repurposing items that you find on Craigslist. [Read more…] about Three Unique Ways to Work from Home – a Mini Review of “The Side Hustle Path” by Nick Loper
I recently downloaded this book from Amazon – for those of you who don’t know, I love books about personal development and goal setting (among other subjects!) and this one caught my attention because of the title – it made me think of something out of Star Trek.
As I started to read the book, I found that it offered a different way of looking at the tools and techniques that many people who are familiar with goal-setting and personal development books probably already know about – techniques like setting goals, taking advantage of mastermind groups, and creating a morning ritual among other things. He also said something that I kind of agree with, and kind of disagree with – in Chapter 4, he says that passion slows time – I’m not sure about this, it seems like when I’m at my regular job, which I like but I wouldn’t say I’m passionate about, time moves pretty slow sometimes – even when I’m busy. What do the rest of you all think?
Anyway, if you like personal development and goal-setting books as much as I do, I’d definitely suggest checking out Slipstream Time Hacking – it’s definitely worth a read.
If you’re like me, you probably find you’re most productive when you have a to-do list. I used to keep my to-do lists on paper, but in the past few years I’ve started experimenting with different to-do list apps and websites. One website I found was Workflowy, which I found useful not only for to-do lists but also for making notes for other projects, such as freelance writing projects and even posts for this website and my other websites. You can read more about Workflowy in this post that I wrote for Work at Home Adventures. Recently though, I found Todoist – I’m going to discuss my experience with both in this post.
Workflowy is useful for many things. As I said I’ve used it to keep track of ideas for articles, blog posts, and even ebooks. Because it’s so versatile, however, it can be hard to keep track of to-do lists, at least for me. So I’ve started using Workflowy exclusively for notes and research for my various writing projects. One thing I find about Workflowy is that if I don’t complete a task on a certain day, it’s difficult to copy and paste it to the next day, or to the day that I want to complete it by.
I like Todoist much better because it’s only for to-do lists. It’s much easier to use because I can type to-dos and assign them to a certain day automatically by typing that day into the to-do. certain day. I can also create projects in Todoist and assign different to-do list items to them. I can also create shared projects with others, and whenever someone adds a to-do list item I’ll receive a notification. Others also receive notifications of any tasks I add. If I had Todoist premium I could do a lot more, unfortunately a premium membership is not in my budget right now. Still, I like Todoist better than Workflowy. It’s much easier to use, and it’s easier to keep track of my different to-do list items.
If you’ve used Todoist, Workflowy, or any other to-do list app, I’d love to hear your comments – please feel free to comment below.