More and more busy moms are looking for part-time gigs as ways to bring in extra money. The good news: There are more ways than ever to get in on the action and find one that works for your lifestyle.
Because let’s face it — being a mom (or dad) is GREAT but it doesn’t pay very well, right?
And even if you’re bringing home a steady paycheck, it might not be as big—or your work as fulfilling—as you’d like. That’s why more and more moms are looking for businesses as ways to bring in extra money, and the good news is there are more ways than ever to cash in—even if you don’t think you have the time (or energy!).
Busy Moms Fun Fact
70 percent of moms with kids under 18 work, and more than 75 percent of those moms work full time.
In fact, mothers are the primary or sole earners for 74 percent of U.S. households with children under 18. Making money while you’re parenting requires work that accommodates the demands of your busy life. And what we’ve learned as parents and as entrepreneurs over the years is that there are ways to manage (or balance) both.
For the most part, we work from our phones with thousands of people around the world.
We basically found a way to turn our scrolling into profits — profits that busy moms (and dads) can take advantage of too!
Now, we want to share a few tips with you for those busy moms and dads working from home.
4 Tips for Busy Moms Working from Home
First and foremost, establish a morning routine. This should look the same every single morning with few exceptions of course. It could include things like making your coffee, grabbing a shower, journaling or reading devotional. Whatever your thing is — do that. Additionally, we use the morning to write out or review our to-do list. This list should be what you want to accomplish in that day (save the long lists for other productive times).
A woman is like a tea bag. You can’t tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water.
Make your morning routine non-negotiable.
How you start your day will dictate the rest of your day and enjoying these small moments in the morning are important in our opinion. Busy moms get so caught up in making sure everyone else is ready to go and often set their needs aside, we want to encourage you to claim a little bit of that goodness back for you.
Be flexible in your day.
We know this may sound like we are contradicting ourselves, but if you are able to be consistent with your morning routine, you can afford to be flexible with your daily routine. In all likelihood, you’ll have to be – especially if your kids are home with you all day. It also depends upon the age of your kids, right?
Know that life will throw you curve balls that may contain meltdowns, groceries or kids in need of a little more attention — and that’s OK! As busy moms we know this comes with the territory and we roll with it. (it’s why that morning routine is so important!)
Consider setting timers.
Social media is a big part of our work, as is email, and both are easy to get sucked into for longer than necessary. So we set timers. 30 minutes on the clock for social media posts and responses, 30 minutes for email, 75 minutes for writing, program creation, video recording, etc.
It’s a great tool to stay focused. This timer routine is repeated throughout the day but we have found that sticking to these time blocks frees up a ton of productive time AND family time!
When my children remember their childhood I want only for them to remember that their mother gave it all.
Create an activity centre.
Depending on your work schedule and the age of your kids, arrange for different activities such as games, puzzles, activity boxes, etc., that require minimal adult supervision. This way, you can get down to business even when it’s not nap or bedtime (although those are GREAT quiet moments for sure!).
Be communicative with your kids that you have some things you need to work on and now they have their own project too! Busy moms and dads are incredibly flexible with juggling all extra curricular things, right? Bring that creativity into your home too!
As parents, we know that feeling of wanting what’s best for our kids and, it’s why working from home has been a huge blessing with a lot of lessons along the way.
Behind every great kid is a Mom who’s pretty sure she’s screwing it up.
If we can help you in any way of creating those special work from home moments or, showing you how we get it done with our business — we would LOVE to connect with you. Busy moms and dads need to stick together, right?
If you haven’t already, be sure to join our Facebook Group — Influencers Hangout — This is a place for network marketers who want to learn how to use social media the right way to grow their business! Or in the mean time, learn a little bit more about who we are and why, we believe in ‘Breathing Life into People‘.
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