Working from home is a dream job for every mother but it doesn’t come without it’s own challenges. Between the kids schedule, dinner than needs prepping, and your own sanity running a home based business isn’t always easy. However there are a few tips that can help you keep your life organized sot that your work from home business doesn’t suffer. These few tips will not only increase productivity but help with your sanity as well.
1. Use an online notebook such as “Evernote”
As a mom you are always on the go. Soccer games, ballet lessons, grocery shopping, etc. with an app like Evernote you can jot down your thoughts, to do list, save pictures, articles, or quotes on any of your devices. It is available where ever you go, that means that you will never have to worry about forgetting that one thing you thought of while you were out and about.
2. Check lists
I am one who thrives on check lists. There is something about looking back on your day and seeing all of those little check markers. With an app like “To-doist” you can segment your check list into mom things, business things, or personal things. You can set reminders, set priorities, and even color coordinate each sections. This is a great tool to keep you organized and help you manage all the different areas of your life!
3. Timing tool
Any mom will tell you that timing is everything. Running a home based business is no exception, especially when it comes to advertising through social media. Every platform has optimal times for posting to get the most page views. Well what if that time happens to be during soccer practice or your kids first school play. And lets be honest here, as a mom you don’t have the time to keep up on that anyway. There is a fabulous tool called Buffer that always you to schedule when things are posted on your social media platforms. It also allows you to schedule several posts in advance so you can do this a week at a time.
These tips can save you time and maybe even a little sanity, especially when you are running a direct sales business like when you are a Scentsy Consultant. Don’t let the thought of running a home based business get you down. Take advantage of the tools that are available to help you.