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Work At Home Moms Time Management Tips

December 28, 2021 - Comment

Work At Home Moms Time Management Tips Time management is a serious issue for work from home Moms. You want your home business to be a success, but you don’t want the rest of your responsibilities to fall by the wayside…especially your children, who are the reason you chose to work from home in the

Work At Home Moms Time Management Tips Time management is a serious issue for work from home Moms. You want your home business to be a success, but you don't want the rest of your responsibilities to fall by the wayside…
especially your children, who are the reason you chose to work from home in the first place.

While you're probably already doing some of the obvious things like taking advantage of naptimes
and bedtime, I hope you find some additional ideas from the following time management tips to
make things easier for you while working from home and caring for young children.

Time Management for your Home Business

Have a clear purpose when you go online Whenever you go to your computer, have a definite
purpose in mind. It helps to keep a notebook by your computer always with your goals and to-do
lists in it, all in once place. This helps prevent you from aimlessly checking email or
surfing the net and getting lost. Know what you need to accomplish, write it down, do it, and
move on to the next activity.

Outsource as many tasks as you can afford Consider hiring a virtual assistant if you have a
lot of administrative tasks. Or pay your kids to do things for you that are age appropriate. This
can even be a tax deductible expense. Check with your accountant.

Analyze your activities

Think about the steps you engage yourself in with your business and see if those tasks are really
paying off for you. A lot of work at home Moms do things like join safelists, traffic exchanges and
other activities that most internet marketing experts agree are not the best use of your time.
Ask people who are where you want to be in your business how they manage their time. Just because
something is free doesn't mean you should be spending time doing it.

The best $20 you can spend on your business

That may be the money you spend hiring a Mommy's helper to come over and play with your children
for several hours. It's amazing what you can get done during that time. Plus, your kids usually
get worn out from all the fun and take longer naps. Everybody wins!

Think Assembly Line

In other words, group similar activities together. Don't check your email all day, check
it two or 3 times a day (at most) and answer all the emails at the same time. When you want to
make changes to your website, list them all and wait until you need to make several changes at
once. When one child asks for a story gather them all around. Same thing for snacks. Run all your
errands at once.

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Utilize Technology

Get wireless internet and a laptop if at all possible. This can make a drastic improvement in
your ability to work online around your children. You can sit on the front porch and work on your
website while your kids play in the yard. Or you can drop them off at a friend's house and head to
Starbucks and get online!

Use autoresponders, mailing lists and other resources to automate your business. If you find
yourself typing out answers to the same questions over and over again, add pages to your website or
create an ecourse or downloadable report that addresses those topics and refer your customers
or downline or whomever to those.

Household time management

Simplify meal preparation and shopping

That doesn't mean you spend a lot of extra money on convenience foods that aren't good for you.
But do make simple meals that even your children can help you prepare. Use your crock pot. Collect
recipes that require few ingredients and no elaborate preparation.

Have a good routine for making menus and shopping. In the long run, extra trips to the
store for that missing ingredient is costing you time and money. Most families eat the same 10 or
so favorite dishes over and over. Enlist the help of your family to figure out what those favorites
are, print up the ingredients into a shopping list, and take that to the store. Have the list
posted on the fridge to mark things off as they're used up.

Get your kids to help out around the house more. Here are more work from home Mom house cleaning
tips General Mom time management tips

Identify time wasters in your day

It's a different thing for everyone. Maybe it's the TV, maybe it's friends calling to chat in the
middle of the day. Maybe it's activities that seem necessary but that really aren't productive,
like posting a lot in message forums. Whatever it is, identify it and eliminate it if possible, or
at least manage it. Use your voicemail, and call people back when it's a better time for you.
Figure out if watching Oprah or the Apprentice is really adding value to your life or just wasting
your time.

Make a timer your best friend

A timer has so many uses. You can set it to tell your child when you'll be available for them.
Young children have difficulty comprehending time, and the timer will set them at ease so they
won't bug for you that entire period.

It also keeps you on track and helps you finish up tasks more quickly. Use it when you're reading
email, cleaning house, whenever you want to accomplish something fast.

Have a Routine

Having a routine for your household chores and business activities can really help Moms with
time management. When you have a good routine, you can do things without thinking, and they
always take up less time that way. Keep your routines written down until they're memorized.
Use an organizing calender or digital system…whatever works best for you. Make sure
everyone else in your household knows the basics of your routine so that things flow more

Set limits

No one person can do everything. Your time and energy is valuable and you need to be firm in
setting limits on how you spend it. Don't commit to things that you can't reasonably accomplish.
Get enough rest. Learn to say No. Avoid negative people who like to whine.

As Moms we're constantly working on time management, but with creativity and good
routines, we can have a thriving business and a balanced life.


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