How Do You Explain Your Work to Family Members

seo workWith part of my consulting business being social media management, it is tough to explain to family what it is exactly that I do because they just don’t get it.  CSI Marketing Solutions primarily does social media management, web design, affiliate program management and SEO consulting.  Having this type of job can become stressful on your family and relationships that you have, so it is important to manage them properly. Continue reading

Being Productive While Working from Home

working from homeBeing a consultant I have several different offices.  Some days I am working on-site consulting and others I am either at home or at a coffee shop.  Some days I am on-site for half the day and home the other half.  Staying focused and continuing to be productive is a tough task to manage.  There are a lot of responsibilities that you have, that you just may not be able to do while working on-site.  One of the most difficult things that I find is being able to monitor social media sites and keep active with them.  By the time you get home, you are 6 hours behind on tweets and some good links, that you can get lost and fall even further behind by trying to catch up.  Here are a few tips that help me stay up to date and stay productive. Continue reading

New Desk Brings New Attitude

Being a consultant and working from home can become difficult to deal with. Whether it is working from within the same 4 walls that you eat and sleep at, lack of creativity, or just get tired of having the feeling of being stuck in the house. At this particular time, I have an on-site consultant gig at Volvo Aero Services, so I am at their Boca Raton, FL location 3 days a week. The other two days are spent at various locations, Barnes and Noble being the most frequented. Check out my foursquare page to see where I am at the most.Home Office Work Space Continue reading

5 Tips for When Searching for a Job Feels Endless

searching for a job feelsWhether you were laid off, fired, had time cut back, or just looking to pick up an additional income, job searching can feel endless at times.  The most important thing to remember is to not give up on the search, you will find something.  Here are a few tips to help you find that job you are looking for. Continue reading