Hello fellow entrepreneur,
We have a new PluggedIn video for you.
We received a question from a reader about how are we preparing our coaching business and blog before baby #2 arrives. We love this question and wanted to address it here.
PluggedIn is the series on our blog where we like to share business updates and things we are trying to help inspire you or help you in some away.
Like many moms-to-be or mompreneurs running a small business and/or blog can seem overwhelming as the big date approaches or with kiddos running around the house.
At the beginning you may start to question what to do about maternity leave:
- Who will run the business to keep money coming in when you don’t have an employer paying you?
- How do I balance work-life balance when I run my business from home?
- If I am my business what do I do? How do I keep up everyday business/blogging things?
- I want to be present for my kids, but I also need to be there for my clients, answer emails, etc?
I know I had those feelings and still do at times.
Preparing online business for a baby
Share this video if you have a friend who is pregnant or has kids and has a business. Thank you.
Michelle and I are doing our best to get ahead in a few projects like recipe making before baby #2 arrives here soon.
Do things in batches. We try to make about 3-4 recipes in one day, which gets us about a months worth of blogging content as we do one recipe a week. Then we spend one day editing all the photos and videos. Now this doesn’t always happen, but we try. Check out how we cheat at blogging.
Have one main focus a day of the project you need to complete. Focus on what projects you need to prioritize to do first and other projects that can wait. Be okay with slowing down your workload or hire more help at the beginning.
Create forms of passive income. Ways you can have money flowing to you without you really having to do anything. A few things we do to help give you ideas : blog (we have ads on our site), online courses (we have a few), and affiliates (you don’t actually have to make or ship the product you just talk about it and have a special link that you make commission off of when people use it). Struggling with ideas for blogging we share two fun things to try to grow your blog.
Another option that is like affiliates is MLM. Yes we know some people are for them and others hate them. We personally think done right there is nothing wrong with you using a product and then sharing about it with others and asking for people to join your team so they can better their lives. When you are doing it with the right intention there is nothing wrong with letting others know about this amazing product(s). We do this with our essential oils. We know others that do it with skincare products and food/supplement products. Just make sure the product you pick aligns with your values and mission.
Take things slow and try to automate things to make it easier
Take the pressure off yourself to get everything perfect in your business right now, especially if you are pregnant or have kids.
You can have a successful business and be a mompreneur. Be prepared for surprises along the way because they will happen. So be prepared but also flexible.
Realize your work schedule will change on a daily basis.
The first 6 weeks you will have a lot of things going on plus you’ll be tired. Things will become challenging and that’s when you ask for help and be okay with some projects being put on hold.
Focus on the little one as they don’t stay small, cute little babies for long. So enjoy it.
Other articles with great tips:
If you are a fellow mompreneur or female entrepreneur do you have any tips to add? We would love to hear them.
Lori and Michelle
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