It’s not an easy task to manage a household full of kids, cook homemade meals, maintain an entire clean house all while trying to balance and operate a successful business as a stay-at-home mom. I’ve had my fair share of headaches and late night struggles of thinking, “I wish there was more time in the day.” There are only so many hours in a day, and I’m sure you would like to utilize the time you have to the best you can, so here is my advice for balancing, working and running a successful business as a stay-at-home mom:
Figure out what you are willing to sacrifice
That could be anything like giving up making a home cook meal every night, or giving up going to the gym every single day. Obviously working from home takes a lot of time and energy and anyone who is in the business of blogging, marketing and social media can agree that one project can literally consume half your day, if you allow it. Instead of going to your pilates class, find ways to work out with your kids. I know for myself, after I am done completing my work, me and the kids will head out to one of our favorite parks and run, jump and climb hills. It’s definitely a win-win situation.
Waking up early before the whole family wakes up.
As for me I am not an early person, I get most of my work done at night when everyone goes to bed. I try my best to be in bed no later than 11pm because my body starts shutting down. Figure out what schedule works for you and make adjustments as needed.
Scheduling posts to social media channels.
Scheduling systems like Buffer, Hootsuite, Tailwind, Board Booster, Revive Old Posts make it easier to get more work done. So that you can focus less on the time consuming portion of running a business, social media marketing.
Take any relevant photos for your blog and create designs over the weekend.
This strategy has helped alleviate a lot of stress with my blog. I find that if I take photos and create graphics over the weekend, then my week runs so much smoother. All I have to worry about is my content, editing and social media. Time blocking and having your calendar at hand can give you an overview of when you can accomplish your work and personal life goals.
Delegate tasks to others.
As time progesses, you will soon notice that your blog or business will start to grow and that’s where virtual assistants or interns come into play. Another great way to get help are through sites like Fiverr, Etsy and Upwork, these sites have tons of people who are willing to help you with your business goals and ideas, and for an inexpensive price. Just make sure to go over their reviews since they can come off as scams.
Cut back on posting every single day.
I know you’ve probably heard many bloggers talking about how often you should post in order to get more page views, and some of them are right. But there are plenty of successful bloggers who are posting once a week and still getting traffic. Focusing on social media platforms like Pinterest or Facebook can help bring in new readers. Depending on who your audience is, will help you make a decision on where to focus your time and energy.
Well, I hope these tips encouraged you to find balance as a working stay-at-home mom and if you have any other questions, leave them in the comments or connect with me on social media 🙂
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