Virtual Victims: Protecting Yourself and Your Children Against Cybercrime

Cybercrime is at an all-time high. The Department of Homeland Security explains that as Americans become more reliant on modern technology, they become more vulnerable to cyber attacks. Criminals aren’t just stealing your physical property anymore, they are robbing you virtually. Every single time you use the internet, you are at risk of becoming a victim of cybercrime and you should always use caution. As technology advances, so do cyber attacks. Learning about cybercrime can help protect yourself and your children from becoming virtual victims. Remember, if it seems too good to be true, it probably is.

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Momtreprenur 101: Moms Get Shit Done

When the laundry is piled high, the baby is crying and the UPS man is knocking at the door, Moms are the women you can count on to calm the baby, start the wash and politely sign for packages all while completing two dozen cupcakes for the school bake sale she found out about that morning. No matter the workload, chaos or number of items on her to do list, Moms, just like you, are the ladies we turn to to get sh!t done.

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There’s Only One You, Prevent Identity Theft!

Identity theft is a horrendous crime that destroys an individual’s personal information and causes lasting troubles that could follow a person for years. This type of theft encompasses the stealing of your name, social security number, credit card number, or other identifying information taken without your knowledge or permission to commit fraud and other crimes. Many times, a thief doesn’t actually steal your identity. They won’t walk around telling people that they are you, and begin living in your house. It’s more “borrowing” your identity. The thief will access your credit and start to rack up huge bills in your name, damaging your credit and costing you time and money to restore your status.

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5 Tips to Keep Your Kids Safe Online

As smart devices become commonplace at younger ages every year, establishing a family mindset for internet safety can help keep your kiddos out of harm’s way. Schools have begun using technology, so your tech savvy children are going to want to learn and interact online at home the same way they do on campus. With the wild west of the internet, determining how to get started on managing a child’s internet access can be daunting. We’ve put together a quick set of tips help guide the rules you set within your home.

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Momtreprenuer 101: Making money on Amazon Merch

Did you know that Amazon offers a fun way to sell products without actually operating a store front? Amazon Merch is a print on demand service that empowers entrepreneurs to design shirts and sell online without having to deal with any of the complexities of fulfillment.

While there are many options that allow individuals to print designs for sale on etsy or a personal website, Amazon Merch is the only platform that integrates directly into the Amazon market, allowing your designs to be found and sold through one of the most popular online retailers.

We’ve broken down how Amazon Merch works and what steps you need to take to sign up.

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Empowering Women Entrepreneurs

Taking the step toward being an entrepreneur isn’t an easy choice. For moms in particular, that choice may be one of necessity. Entrepreneurship empowers women to find work that aligns with their passions, bring income into the household, and obtain a more flexible work schedule. No matter where you are in the world, starting and owning a business is challenging, regardless of your gender.

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Momtrepreneur 101: Businesses You Can Run From Your Home

With varying maternity leave and the high cost of childcare, the decision to leave the workplace after kids isn’t an easy one, but a reality for many families. Sticking with a 9 to 5 might not be feasible, but home-based employment is becoming easier to access.

Working from home is never easy, and managing a business with little ones underfoot is more challenging than even the sternest board members. Once you’ve found the schedule and business that works best for your family, staying at home can be a rewarding (and compensated) way to spend your time.

We’ve rounded up a few of our favorite work-from home mom jobs that are making it more accessible for families to maintain a two income household throughout childhood.

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Chat With Your Teen (Or Tween) About Snapchat Safety

The drive for technology, ease of use, and endless entertainment possibilities have vigorously overtaken the once simple-to-use device: the telephone. Not only has it gone cordless, it has become one of America’s most necessary devices to stay in touch with life, family, business and… entertainment. Now this technology falls into the hands of our younger counter parts, accessing the many worlds beyond their front door – right in the palm of their hands. 

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Momtreprenuer 101: Paid Apps for Bloggers

Starting off as a new blogger can be free, but as you grow your blog and expand your business you’ll want to consider extending beyond complementary tools to paid products developed to make your life easier.

We’ve selected a few of our favorite paid resources for bloggers. Many of these start out with a free option, allowing you to test their features before making a bigger commitment.

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7 podcasts to inspire your side hustle

Building a business is hard, but finding ways to stay on track and motivated doesn’t have to be. No matter what type of entrepreneur you are, learning from others can help you grow your business. While there are hundreds of books on entrepreneurship, sometimes it’s hard to find the time to sit down and read; that’s why we love podcasts.

We’ve rounded up our favorite podcasts that help keep us on track and working towards achieving our dreams throughout the day.

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How To: BST on Facebook Like a Pro

Online shopping has taken on a new form when it comes to buying that Persnickety dress your 3-month old is sure to grow out of as soon as she wears it once, or even the essentials such as cloth diapers and baby wearing gear. Facebook has its very own underground world of Buy/Sell/Trade groups (BST) for just about anything you can think of. An added bonus is that most items are marked down by 70-80% off the original price, and still in excellent condition. But, buyer beware: here are the top 10 tips for completing smooth transactions with other mama’s in these groups.

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Momtreprenuer 101: Free Apps for Bloggers

Getting started as a blogger can be a hard and expensive process. Building a website from the ground up, paying designers to create a logo or customize a blog template, purchasing stock photos… the list goes on and on. As you build your brand, free tools and apps can help you establish your website without breaking the bank.

Our list of free tools will help you get started as a blogger by making many of the things you might need to pay for initially, a little bit more accessible. Most of these tools start free, but as you progress into their advanced features, may require a small monthly fee.

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How to Cut the Cable Cord

If budget living has you looking to cut expenses, doing away with the $100+ cable bill might be a great item to remove from your monthly cost list. Do you really need all 300 channels, or are you just regularly watching only 5-10 of your favorites?

We’ve outlined the steps you need to go through to cut your cable bill for good, and still have access to everything your family wants to watch.

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Momtrepreneur 101: Understanding Google Analytics

Having a website is a necessity for launching a new business. Whether you are a photographer, blogger, or a consultant, creating a place for potential customers to find you online is the most important step towards becoming an entrepreneur.

Launching a website is nothing like the Field of Dreams [If you build it, they will come]. Through hard work, a good foundation for SEO, and a solid hustler attitude your website can become a destination for identifying new customers and communicating with existing ones.

Need to install Google Analytics? This tutorial can get you started.

Once you’ve established a website, Google Analytics is how you know for certain if people are finding you, or if you are just shouting out in the void. At first Google Analytics can look like a foreign language, and while there are many things you can dive into in analytics, we’ve outlined the basics below.

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