Productivity, Peace, and Fun as a Work at Home Mom
Well, perfection may not happen – but you can be a productive, efficient and happy work at home mom, or WAHM. In fact, this website is dedicated to helping you get there. But why would you want to work from home?
Most of us look for a home based business for moms because we want to be home with our children. Face it, the picture the world paints of the confident career woman with vibrant, intelligent kids in the best daycares and private schools doesn’t often happen. More often than not it’s a frazzled, overworked mom trying to balance home, career, and kids.
Being a WAHM is not all roses, of course, and you’ll meet plenty of challenges on your way to the goal of a prosperous business, but you can create a life that works for you and your family rather than one that revolves around a job you rush in to do for somebody else.
What are some opportunities for moms to work at home?
You probably know many of the standard jobs – opportunities to do catalog sales or party plans, medical transcription, freelancing, and other jobs moms have traditionally held.
These jobs are all OK. They can be a great opportunity for you to get out of the “work force” and into an opportunity you’re building for yourself.
But they still have a major flaw – they require you to be there, and on someone else’s clock. You have to be ready to make deliveries and schedule parties when somebody else says they need you. You’re at the mercy of the doctors or offices that need transcription services now. And freelancers and wahm web designers often have deadlines established by clients. You’re not free to use your time as you see fit. You still have to fit your life around your work.
What’s the Solution for WAHM Mums?
There’s a lot that goes into success in a mom’s home businss – but I think the most important factor of success is choosing the right opportunity. And the right opportunity is choosing a business you can build that will work without you.
I’ve been a WAHM for five years now, and I have found that this mindset – creating a business that works without you is not an easy one to grasp. We tend to feel that we’re pretty important people!
But think about it – you want the freedom to be with your children, to care for your home, and enjoy adventures with your family. You don’t want to be chained to the desk – not even the desk in your home office.
Even if you own your own business, if you’re stuck at your desk day after day you own a job… not a business. Moms need a business – something that brings in money for them without a lot of work on their part. You need to be managing your business, not working in it.
I really enjoy design. I like to design the graphics for my web pages, so I often do. But I realize that if it would give me more time with my kids, it would be best for me to have somebody else produce the graphics.
The Best Way for Moms to Work From Home
The best way for moms to work from home is building a web-based business. There are other ways – I know of effecient call centers and other businesses that only require a couple of weeks from their owners. But a web-based business is an easy way for a WAHM to “jump in” to the business world.
You can build your website yourself at first, then put systems in place that will keep your website moving up and into the world on its own steam. It will make money while you sleep, while you take your kids to the beach, or while you take them to visit another country!
The web is 24/7 – and it keeps trucking while you live your life (away from the computer).