When you’re a busy mom (and aren’t we all), it’s safe to say that you may not have the time to do all of the things that you might like to in life.
It can be really hard for you to balance all of the things you have going on, and you may find that you’re super stressed just trying to make that happen.
We all know that the most important thing is your family, but then you also have your home that you need to look after, your health, your social life, and then there’s your career too.
Yet, when you’re trying to balance it all, your career may suffer especially if you choose to be a stay-at-home mom.
However, it is important for you to make your job a priority if this is what you want. And it’s time for you to know that you can advance your career.
You can be that amazing wife, mom and business owner.
It just takes a bit of time, energy and will power to make it happen.
Okay, and maybe loads of coffee too!
Here are some tips on How To Build A Business As A Stay-At-Home Mom
Start With An Hour
When you’re busy, the last thing that you think you can do is get a free hour. But you need to be able to find just one hour in order to work on this.
To build your business, reach new clients, advertise on social media, whatever it takes to get you and your business out into the world.
Get Up Earlier
One of the best ways for you to do this, is to get up one hour earlier.
When you’ve got time before the children are up, you can work on something for yourself, without being interrupted.
This may sounds easier said than done especially if you’re tired from all the mommying and house work, but sometimes small sacrifices such as an hour lost in sleep, is exactly what can put you where you want to be.
The next thing that you might need to consider doing here, is studying or doing loads of research.
Sometimes, if you want to be able to advance your career or business, or move into a new career, you need more qualifications. So why not take a look for that online MSW program or evening business course you’ve been interested in? By gaining more skills, you may be able to take your career and/or business to the next level.
Get Some Help
Now, at this point, you may find that you’re starting to wonder exactly how you are going to make this happen when you have so much responsibility going on?
Yes, you need to be there for your family, but it’s okay to take some time for yourself too. And this is why you might want to think about hiring help whether it is a professional marketer or part-time nanny. You can also speed up your marketing campaigns by making the most of something like the automation features of Google Ads scripts.
If your at home job is running your own business, you can hugely simplify your day and your tasks by hiring help. You don’t need to run every area yourself, outsourcing enables you to lighten the load. From digital marketing specialists to deal with your advertising to fulfillment to ship your orders, even things like web design and social media management can be done by professionals. This frees up time for you, leaving you to do the jobs in your business that you’re genuinely passionate about.
You might be thinking, well that’s exactly what I became a stay-at-home mom and you’re right – being a stay-at-home mom means no need for a nanny but it doesn’t mean you can have some hired help every once in a while or temporarily.
Even if you hire someone (non-paid) such as a family member or friend, it will give you some extra time to build your business while still being present for your family.
Freeing up even just a few hours a week, can help you grow your career which will in return make you feel more fulfilled and you can bring more value to your family life (especially financially) as a result.
The final tip I have when it comes to building a business and being a stay-at-home mom is to get organized. This means everything from your home organization to your schedule being organized.
If you don’t organize yourself and have some sort of system, chaos will happen and you will get overwhelmed, burnt out and on the verge of giving up.
The best thing I ever did was set up a calendar on my iPhone that I synced with my computer, laptop and my husband’s iPhone. It allowed us to color code different tasks, appointments, and important things so we knew what was going on every single day.
By having a calendar I could access from my phone wherever I am, has made it so simple to keep my life organized. It truly has made a huge difference in the way I can manage my life, household, and business.
If you have any questions, please feel free to ask. I am always happy to help other mompreneurs!