Want to Pick my Brain about Working from Home?


Awhile back I added a semi-harsh disclaimer to my contact page:

I hate to be rude, but please do not contact me asking to help you work from home.  I self-taught myself everything.  I can’t pay the bills by teaching everyone else what I do for free. If you want me to teach you, I teach Advanced Affiliate Marketing for the University of San Francisco, and you can enroll here.

That definitely cut back on the contact form submissions! Then I read this great article by Adrienne Graham on Forbes yesterday: No, You Can’t Pick My Brain. It Costs Too Much which reiterated my sentiments exactly. I have been offered many a “free lunches” from people wanting to “pick my brain” over lunch, but I consider my expertise to worth more than the price of a slice of pizza, sorry.

Invite me to dinner because you like me, want to collaborate on how we can work together or see if I’m your soul mate. That offer may be worth me investing time in you. And bring your billfold as I plan to order prime rib and a few fruity drinks.

And if I still decline your offer, Shawn Collins and Geno Prussakov gave me great ideas – have inquirers either pay me a consulting fee (working on a fee schedule) or ask me questions anyway, and I may (or may not) answer your question right here on my blog. If the question is about blogging tips or deals specifically with work at home moms, I may guest post accordingly (Check out my latest article on ItsaWAHMthing.com: 5 Reasons To Spend $5 On Fiverr).

I know I have been slacking lately on writing posts, so this would be a great opportunity for me get back in the groove of writing new content, plus you get to “pick my brain” for free. Ask away.

I’m headed to Affiliate Summit in Las Vegas later this week. Can you believe I’m up for a “Legend” award? Makes me sound old, ha. See you there?!

About Kim Rowley

Kim traded in her business casual attire to work from home full-time in 2001. She now mainly works while wearing free tshirts and pajama pants. Follow Kim's Personal Accounts on Google and Twitter. And see all of Kim's sites at KIMarketing.com.


  1. Don’t you wish the USF had an affiliate program? Been trying to get them to put one up for years! See you in Vegas you legend!

  2. I really enjoyed your post, but found the cartoon a little unnerving.

  3. I’ve been reading up on Fiverr the past couple days – My friend just showed me this nice little do-follow gig: http://fiverr.com/aty2010/create-over-150-dofollow-blog-comment-links-from-sites-including-pr1-pr2-and-pr3-urls – I bought one for a recent guest post I wrote, very nice do-follow urls with a report

  4. Hi Kim.

    I’m a little late, but better late than never.

    I’m glad you enjoyed my article. It has struck a nerve and has given people permission to ask for what they’re worth. Kudos to you for sticking to your guns!

    Thanks for the mention.

    Adrienne Graham

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