Some may think so.
In fact I’ve asked this question myself, upon occasion.
You see, I’m quite open about being a work-at-home mom. Not did I once blog at a place called Work From Home Momma, but I’ve also regularly run work-at-home mom features here at WritingThougts.
I also make no secret of the fact that wanting to spend more time with my family was one of my prime motivators for starting my own business.
Bob Younce seems to think that being a work-at-home mom can harm your branding. In his post over at Freelance Folder he shares that he has written as a work-at-home mom and that his image as a work-at-home mom has kept him from getting as many writing jobs as he might have liked.
My own experience has been the exact opposite. While find web-based jobs was initially slow, my writing business has really taken off. So much so that recently, I’ve had to negotiate project deadlines or turn work down.
But, are all my writing projects limited to “mommy writing” since I’ve been open about being a work-at-home mom?
Not at all.
I’ve edited textbooks for a major textbook publisher, written and editing continuing education courses for accountants, and co-blogged on a popular blog that examines the role of blogging in business (mostly corporate) environment.
I’ve also completed numerous “ghostwriting” web content projects on business topics for a wide variety of clients.
My specific knowledge of business, business writing, marketing writing, and accounting are definite assets that I successfully bring to my writing business. My concrete experience in each of those areas supplements the writing skills that I am able to offer my clients.
Have I written some “mommy” content?
Sure. Why shouldn’t I? Parenting is also an area where I’m knowledgeable.
What do you think?
If you’re a work-at-home mom does it hold you back?
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