So you’ve taken the plunge and decided to work at home. Fabulous! You can save money on transportation and dry cleaning. You can also save money on the cost of care where you will not be away from home as much. For the home business to succeed, you need to set up some basic rules, both for your customers and your family. No two families are the same as all the rules will be different. However, here are some basic tips that every mom with a work from home business should consider implementing in order to be productive in her business.
1. Hold a family meeting to discuss how things work.
Since this is going to affect the whole family, it is important that everyone has some sort of input. Now it is obvious that every request can not be honored (eg eight years business will be up until midnight on a school night). What is important is that you at least get to hear the concerns of all to work from home.
2. Define the work plan.
If your children are school age, it may mean that you do all the work you need to have complete quiet while the children are in school. If they are too young for school, you may have to plan most of your work for nap time, and when they go to sleep for the night. Whatever plan you choose, it is important to let children know that there are certain times of the day that mom has to work. Make sure your children understand that they will have some time to spend with you after you have finished working.
3. Lay out your expectations.
It is important that everyone knows what their roles are. Will he be expected to do more chores around the house? When will the kids get to watch TV and play video games? How loud can be kids while you’re working? Kids are supposed to be hidden when you have clients over? This may seem insignificant now, but they will be a big deal later.
Working from home can be a great win-win situation. It is a win for the mother because she is able to generate income family needs. It is a win for the kids because they get to see her mother more rather than spend twelve hours a day care. Set some basic rules at the beginning of the business can help you become a successful speed.