Leslie Truex

Leslie Truex

Leslie Truex has over 20 years of experience running a home business and providing information to other home entrepreneurs. Leslie enjoys the ability to indulge many of her interests through serial entrepreneurship, and currently runs home businesses in blogging, freelance writing, online courses and information products, and book publishing. Leslie has been the Home Business Expert for The Balance (and prior to that, About.com) since 2013.

Experience

Leslie Truex is the author of The Work-At-Home Success Bible, Digital Writer Success: How to Make a Living Blogging, Freelance Writing and Publishing Online, and Jobs Online: How to Find and Get Hired to a Work-At-Home Job. She writes about working at home, telecommuting, small business, writing, parenting and fitness. Her articles have appeared on Entrepreneur.com, Yahoo! Small Business, LIVESTRONG, and more. She speaks and teaches courses on home business, blogging, freelance writing, publishing and platform building, and she has been featured in The Daily Buzz, CNN.com, Woman's World, Redbook and Today's Parent.

Leslie started her first home business in the mid-90s, and since then has built a home based career as an online entrepreneur, author, freelance writer, and speaker. Prior to settling on an online business, she worked from home, telecommuting as a social worker.

In 1998, she started the website WorkAtHomeSuccess.com to share what she'd learned from working at home. While Leslie had been doing affiliate marketing since 1999, it wasn't until 2010, when she moved WorkAtHomeSuccess.com from a static website to a blog, that she focused on the income opportunities blogging afforded. She added a variety of informational products including books and courses, all related to working at home.

Leslie has a bachelor's degree in Psychology from Willamette University in Salem, Oregon and an Master of Social Work degree from California State University, Sacramento.

About The Balance Small Business and Dotdash

The Balance Small Business makes launching and managing your own business easy. It is home to experts who provide clear, practical advice on entrepreneurship and management. Whether you’re just starting up or you want to take your company to the next level, The Balance Small Business will answer your questions and turn your business dreams into reality.

The Balance Small Business is part of the Dotdash publishing family. For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the internet, according to comScore, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population every month. Most recently, Dotdash was named Publisher of the year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.