Category: Work

Happy One Year Anniversary to Oh My Mermaid!

Well it’s officially been 365 days since I launched this blog. I’d planned and planned and one year ago today I launched with the full roster of social media accounts to connect people with this blog and share what was happening with this project….

2019 Preview

Can you believe we’re already here? Prepping and planning and celebrating the arrival of 2019? I can’t. It’s been a crazy year and I am so excited to tell you about just a few of the things I have planned for the upcoming year….

2018 In Review

It’s hard to believe I’ve been working on Oh My Mermaid for a year now. Originally I started developing this project back in January and the 1st post went live January 16th 2018. I posted 3 things that day because I felt the need…

What’s your Personal Brand

One of the biggest mindset shifts that has helped me successfully make a living by essentially freelancing services that I’m interested in providing is thinking of myself as managing a personal brand. In this mindset, any service I provide – anything I do in…

Carmen in Canada’s Top Ten Tips for Teaching Online

As I was writing “working with less” and thinking about what we as online teachers put out there to other potential online teachers, and each other, it got me thinking. I said with that post that you shouldn’t be intimidated by veterans and the…

Working with Less

So if you’re out there doing your research about working from home, especially as an English teacher, you might notice the same trend I do: over-freaking-complicating what’s physically needed to do this job. If you watch online videos about teaching online you’ll see crazy class…

Those whose Career is Building Your Career

When you choose to make a career for yourself that looks and feels different than the beaten path it’s a choice that comes with a lot of questions. Wanting to blog and make money online from home is different than either of my parents…

Working from Home and Setting Your Own Schedule

The biggest misconception people have about working from home or working for yourself is that you work when you want or need and can take it easy the rest of the time.  The reality, for online teachers at least, is that we work at…

Sincerely, Carmen in Canada

When I write about working from home I caution my  readers not to romanticize the reality – I give up stability, normal working hours (although I am slowly building towards normal hours, more on that another time.), and many of the perks of a…

Landing that Online Job

So now you’re ready to work from home, but where do you start? How does one get connected with the right companies and start getting paid real money? Let’s talk about landing that online job!

Don’t Fall for Spam; Don’t write off Opportunity

I worked in direct sales and I loved it but seeing some the advertisements for companies that are around right now… I have a few words of advice for anyone interested in working in this business!

Working for yourself versus working alone

Just because you don’t work for anybody else doesn’t mean you can’t work with somebody else. That’s one of the hardest attitude shifts to overcome when seeking success on projects that we own.  At least for me. I get so excited about owning a project and all of…