Are you a stay at home mom working online? Then please read on because you are going to find this article helpful.
Everyday, moms are quitting their day to day job to devote more time to their family. Now whether you have given up your corporate job to spend more time with the kids or want to augment the household income, work from home online jobs can be one of your best options to bring in steady profit and if you remain committed to the process; you can build a business out of it.
The mission of this business blog is to provide strategic information that will help you start a business and build that business successfully; and having observed the increased rate in statistics of moms quitting their jobs and working from home or setting up home based business, I will be devoting more time to serving this niche.
Whether you are working online from home or you are running a home based business; you are in the self employed niche so I will providing you the necessary information you need to grow because your online job has the potential to transform into a business. After all, Oprah Winfrey started as an employee, graduated to becoming self employed and finally ended up a billionaire entrepreneur. If she can do it, I see no reason why you can’t. Now back to the business of the day.
Setting up a home office sends the idea that you are committed to the family and your career. But as good as it is to make you both professionally and domestically functional; working online from home can present some problems.
Now what are you supposed to choose between a wailing kid and a project nearing deadline? How are the kids expected to behave when mommy is working? And who’s going to wash the dishes? Moms working online from home are sometimes torn between work and household duties. So how do you draw the line?
Families are as diverse as the individuals that make them; therefore, parenting and running the household greatly vary in style. But though that’s the case, online working moms should follow specific rules to allow productivity and increase their chances of success. Now if you are serious about achieving the best from your work from home job or business; then below are five golden rules of success you must follow.
Five Golden Rules of Success for Moms Working Online from Home
1. Discuss the setup with the family
It should be agreed upon by the husband and in case they are all grown up; the kids. If the kids are still toddlers or need close attention, decide if you are going to hire a caregiver and if you are; identify if it’s going to be a fulltime or a part-time caregiver. In most cases, part time sitters are more practical since moms won’t work the entire day anyway.
2. Define your work schedule
Defining your schedule depends on your preference, family, and other duties. But whatever your schedule is, make sure everyone knows it to lessen distractions and interruptions. Setting definite working hours also gives your kids the impression that they have a space in your schedule and that they can wait for their time rather than barge in your home office any time they want. Stick to your schedule at all times, unless of course urgent events merit your attention.
3. Decide whether you will have a closed door or open door policy
A closed door policy works better if you have a hired sitter. This allows you to work with little or no distractions and your sitter to comfortably assume responsibility without your constant inquiry and checking.
The open door, on the hand, is advised if you don’t have a hired caregiver. With this policy, you can instantly check how the things are going with your kids and the house. But since this can invite noise and distraction, you can close the door whenever you need extra concentration and are talking over the phone.
4. Orient yourself; the kids, and the caregiver about the possible interruptions that you can and cannot respond. Be as specific as possible and show sturdiness. Don’t go out of your home office at the sound of a whimper; instead let your caregiver do her job. If the kids are grown up, tell them the kind of environment you need and how they can help you achieve it. Children just need to be talked to and constantly reminded.
5. Lay out your expectations
How the kids are supposed to behave, the amount of household chores you can assume, the level of noise you can tolerate, among other things. Then, set out a plan. For instance, if your kids are older, you can ask them to tidy their rooms on their own. Or you can work far from the living or TV room. Moms working online and their families, at the start, need to make certain adjustments and it’s up to you to enforce such adjustments.
As a final note, I want to emphasize the fact that working from home entails commitment, concentration and undying passion to stick it through. If you lack these three core ingredients, your working from home career will be short-lived.