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Full-time career or stay-at-home mom? Those roles might seem mutually exclusive, but authors Audrey McClelland and Colleen Padilla are two ambitious mothers who have found a way to do both using the Internet.
In their new book, The Digital Mom Handbook: How to Blog, Vlog, Tweet and Facebook Your Way to a Dream Career at Home, McClelland and Padilla offer a wealth of tips for aspiring webanistas, including these five ways to quickly establish an online business.
Start a blog.
You can start your own blog in less than five minutes using one of a number of free websites such as Blogger or WordPress. Blogs allow you to write as much as you want and include audio and video to spice things up.
What better way is there to let your network of family, friends and acquaintances know what you’re up to?
Share your developing business with the Web in succinct messages.
Videos on YouTube can be displayed on any of the aforementioned websites and give users a compelling look at your business.
All you need is a microphone and free recording software like Audacity.