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10 Careers for Power Moms

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Talent with the written word can lead to a career in writing.
Talent with the written word can lead to a career in writing.
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When the Internet came along, the world of publishing opened up to a new medium. No more would the word be relegated exclusively to the printed page and, as a result, a number of new writing jobs have developed.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that there were 151,700 writers and authors employed in the United States in 2008. A median annual income of about $53,000 can mean a lot of extra cheese for a power mom's family. Because of the nature of the job, writing hours are often flexible with deadlines often serving as the only time constraint, especially in the case of freelance writing positions.

Some power moms have combined their family life with work by creating blogs based on their daily situations. Lisa Belkin's parenting blog on the New York Times site and Asha Dornfest's Parent Hacks blog are two good examples; both made Nielsen's Power Mom 50, a list of top voices in the blogosphere. While a writer like Belkin is paid by the hosting site, Dornfest's model derives income from hosting ads on her blog's pages.


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