Are you working at home and working to grow your business at the same time? Do you honestly struggle with business growth amongst the chaos of motherhood? Now, more than ever, so many of us are working at home with kids in the mix. And while this is not a website primarily about motherhood or systems or how to keep your house clean, I have figured out a thing or two about running and growing a business with small children. For note, at the time of this writing, my kids are 5 and 2. Girl and boy. And #boymom is a real thing. Boys are a WHOLE NOTHER level, yall. I love him SO much, but boys are just different than girls. Mmmm k? K.
In this blog and podcast, you’ll learn my number one tip for being more productive in your work, how to communicate better with your spouse, and ultimately be more fulfilled and successful in your business and motherhood.
8 Tips for Business Growth as a Work at Home Mom
1. Have a work block dedicated to business growth
- Don’t try to do major “deep thinking’ work with kids on the loose
- Figure out what tasks you can do with kids playing and which tasks must be done when they are in someone else’s care or napping
2. Figure out your goals for your business growth
- Are you trying to work full-time? Make a part-time income, or make a full time income working part-time.
- Why do you want to do this, and WHAT do you *really* want to be doing (listen to ep 12 on how to get a big picture vision for your life and biz)
3. Figure out what SEASON you’re in- how many hours work for your family and your business
- Listen, my season is not your season, and your assignment is not mine. We each have our own God-given assignments, and we’re often in very different seasons than many of the “girl bosses” we see on social media. Don’t compare your assignment or your season.
- Chelsi Jo’s stuff has been *literally* life-changing for me. Her systems and, more importantly, how she teaches you to set up systems that work for your life and business is PURE GOLD. Here is my affiliate link for her program. I love it THAT much. If you choose to purchase through this link, I do get a commission at no additional cost to you.
- But if you don’t recognize what season you are in at the moment, you’ll always be frustrated with where you are not.
4. Spend your time where it matters most for sustainable business growth (hint, it’s not social media)
- This is one of the main reasons I encourage my entrepreneur pals (y’all) to build your website and optimize the heck outta that thing.
- Hone in on your keyword strategy.
For more on why keywords are so important and how to start doing keyword research, check out this blog.
- Even if your business is an MLM or network marketing, I’m still a HUGE fan of building the biz around YOU and the following around YOU and making the products and company you’re promoting secondary to that. Not that I want you to go and screw over your company or break its policies and procedures, but there are literally thousands of people who sell what you sell. The product is not the unique feature- YOU are.
5. Ask for help
- No man (or Mom) is an island, and it truly does take a village to raise children and grow a business. Even if you don’t have a babysitter or nanny (which is fine), I still truly believe that it’s possible to grow a successful and profitable business in way less than 20 hours a week.
- Whatever your help situation is, it is SO important to communicate. Communicate with your husband, willing family members, etc. Heck, it could even be cool to swap childcare with another work-from-home Mom in your area!
6. Invest where it makes sense for your business growth
- Don’t buy the lie that you have to do it all…all the time. Especially once you start making a profit, it might be WELL worth your money to hire a part-time VA (Virtual Assistant) to take some of the load off your plate.
- Even if you have to take 1 more coaching call or 1 more client per month to make up for the difference in what you’re paying your VA, it could WELL be worth it in the end for what the time they will save you.
- Consider booking a coaching call to get your keywords and long game all lined out!
Book a quick 15 min discovery call here to see if we’re a good fit to work together!
7. Repurpose content to help your business grow
- If I could teach you ONE thing to make your digital marketing life easier, it would be this: Repurpose Your Content.
In fact, I’m actually sharing my entire process for free. Grab your Content Strategy Repurposing Guide
- If you’re sitting down to post to social every single day, twiddling your fingers trying to figure out what to post, you’re
- Wasting time
- Working too hard
- If you’re waiting till inspiration strikes to post, then you’re never going to grow the way you want to.
- And, if you’re not repurposing content, you’re doing your audience a DISservice because you’re not giving them enough of a chance to see it, implement it, and see results.
- Spend less time creating content and more time marketing the content you already worked so hard on to see your business grow
For more on repurposing content, read this blog. But seriously, grab this download.
8. Make notes and document your process
- In the “old days” of doing everything via paper and pen and filing actual documents, we would say ‘Leave Yourself a Paper Trail”
- It may feel ridiculous at first to make a list of every little step it takes to record a podcast or upload a blog and all the links you need to click on, but I promise you that it will save you SO. MUCH.TIME and help you be more consistent because it will be less overwhelming.
At the end of the day, when working from home and raising babies is HARD, remember why you are doing this. Get still and quiet before the Lord, let Him remind you of your mission and God given calling.