3 Ways Work-At-Home Moms Survive

work at home momBeing a mom means being able to manage a host of responsibilities. But when you’re a work-at-home mom, it gets even more challenging.

So how do you survive? Here are some practical but effective tips for you:

Choose the right work-at-home-job.
It’s important that you find the work-at-home job that is the perfect fit for you. If you have a home-based job or business, the one thing that will be your stumbling block is the nature of the job you’re doing. Make sure it’s something you know, understand and have the right skills to perform competently.

Start part-time.
Most work-at-home experts recommend that you begin your home-based business when your kids are older. That way, they are more independent and you don’t have to split your time too much on doing house chores and taking care of them.

However, if your kids are still quite young and you want to start on your work-at-home job, do it part-time. Part-time work usually requires only a few hours of your time. It also won’t demand too much of your efforts so you can still perform your duties as a mom.

As your kids grow and as they become more independent, gradually adjust your work to fit the time you have available. Manage your time well because much of what you will be able to do successfully will depend on this skill.

Hire help.
If there’s one secret to how work-at-home moms survive, this is probably it. Having help around when you need it is key to your success, especially when you have to handle a lot of demands from your clients.

Help can come in many forms – a nanny to help you with the kids’ needs, a small outsourcing firm to perform simple tasks for you or probably your spouse or older child to help answer the phone. If you’re overwhelmed most of the time, that’s a sign you need to unburden yourself and ask for help from a pair of extra hands.

  • Gem

    I am a single mom. Being out of job made me a stay-at-home mom. It is really very difficult to juggle being a good mom and a full time employee.

    I have been out of the job for several months now. Some employers were interested in me. I realized that being employed is not only the option that I could pursue. I am currently finding other ways to earn an income and I think working at home may be an advantage to my situation.

    I am still looking into this option and I am still trying out ways. In case I would still get employed, I can still carry on the work as a part-time job. The skills that I have gained will also help me in case I lose my full time job.

  • Good post for Moms at Homes. I will show this post to my son’s Mom.

  • i believe the major attribute that you must have is to know what you really want

    i tried teaching a couple of ppl about work at home – they just din have the desire or drive

  • Your tips make getting older easier as i am an old dog who can learn new tricks

  • work at home moms? i heard this stories long time ago. but it surely works with internet and your pc damn will make you rich.

  • when i was young my mom stopped working so she can take care of me. but later on when she saw that i can take care of myself (that was around grade school years). she decided to work again. im always gratefull to her coz having a job and taking care of a family is not easy. thank you working moms!

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