I’m sure that you’re wondering, what the heck do you mean by becoming a mom and entrepreneurship. Well in order to become a Mompreneur, it starts with being a mom first. Sometimes the roles are reverse when pursuing entrepreneurship and mommyhood. When I started my consulting business, I found out that I was 9 weeks pregnant! Being pregnant while pursuing my business gave me the drive to work hard and to make my business a success.
When planning for motherhood, here are a few tips to consider for beginning entrepreneurship.
Plan accordingly: During my pregnancy I worked until the day I had my daughter. I think I had more energy while I was pregnant compared to now. I planned my events and appointments arounded my pregnancy. Being a millennial mompreneur has definitely changed compared to 10 + years ago. You can raise your little one from the comfort of your home, chilling in your pj’s. Plus if I had an event come up my husband and I would team up to spend time with our daughter as I worked.
Ask for help: I know as mothers we are able to conquer great task, but that doesn’t mean you should stress yourself out and take on motherhood and business on your own. If you are comfortable with outsourcing child care, then you should go for it. My mother in law and my mother are very supportive when it comes to my daughter, they love to spoil her.
Don’t Give Up: When things get tough we can’t run away from the issue, you must find the balance. When I am searching for balance I usually make a list of the things that I want to accomplish and prioritize them around what I can get done before my toddlers nap and what should be done during nap time. Plus you always have the time when everyone has gone to bed and you have that grand moment of peace and quiet. Considering putting your social media platforms into the hands of a social media strategist or virtual assistant. Make things easier and not hard, ensure that your business model fits the lifestyle that you want to have.
Find A Outlet for Stress: One of my favorite things to do when I get stressed is to go to yoga. Honestly I go to yoga even if I’m not stress out. Yoga gives me the opportunity to clear my mind and come up with new ideas. Another outlet is that I love shopping for things that will help my business, such educational books, planners, and desk nic nacs. I also love to go church which is a constant outlet in which I can pray and worship with my friends and family. I encourage you to find something that will work for you.
Becoming a millennial mom/mompreneur definitely comes with its own reward because you are able to become involved with other like minded mompreneurs through social media groups and do more adventurous things such as living abroad running your business rather than staying home. Just because you become a mom doesn’t mean you have to stop living your best life. I love you go to mompreneur networking events and meet so many like minded moms. I hope this has been an awesome read for the millennial mompreneur looking for guidance.
Have you ever wondered how you can stay home and work in your pajamas while living the SAHM life. Well you have definitely come to the right place. It is great when you can find the balance of raising a family and earning some bucks! As a mom I love to have a flexible schedule because I want to be available for my husband and daughter especially with the military schedule that my husband keeps.
Sahm: Stay at home mom
Here are a few opportunities that can put some money in your pocket…
Earning money from sponsors can actually be fun and rewarding. You can share your opinion on a product and get paid!
People love things that are personally made especially if it has a significant value “memories”. Tell me this do you remember something if it was crafted or something from Amazon. You can craft jewelry, shirts, crochet, or even something artistic.
I’m sure there are plenty of things in your closet or lying around that you may not have a use for, so why not sell it. Plus if your have gifted hands you can even restore furniture.
There are tons of bloggers/websites out there that can benefit from an awesome writer. This is definitely the opportunity for flexibility especially when you need exposure for an existing blog or you need an opening to build your resume.
I know we all get the receipts with the surveys at the bottom or we even see the commercial for E-bates. This are some the easiest methods to earn some quick cash. Earning cash is so much easier with the technology advances out there, it is really so convenient that you can do this from your phone.
I know we all have our favorite stores and sometimes we can’t leave home to run those much needed errands. Well things will be easier if we call that personal shopper to bring a jug of milk or even assist an elderly person by meeting there needs.
Earning money as a stay at home mom (sahm) doesn’t have to be difficult and the extra income can definitely come in handy when you need to buy gifts or last minute things.
*I hope this has been helpful, comment your suggestion or advice for the sahms.
Have you ever considered trading your 9-5 to becoming a wahm? It has to be really refreshing to stay at home in your yoga pants or your pjs. I love it!
When I decided to become a sahm/wahm it initially happened because we had just transitioned from Georgia to Miami. When we live in Georgia we had awesome childcare and I am hoping in the months to come my daughter will return to school.
Once we moved in and got settled , I was pondering the idea of returning to the corporate world or continuing my consulting from home. As you may have read in previous post, I am business consultant and I help start-ups or established establish a solid foundation for their businesses. I also develop and host networking events throughout the year.
Being a sahm/wahm definitely has its pros and cons, when I do get a chance to get any work done it is around my daughters schedule. Nap time is definitely the best time to get any work done. I even do my cooking and cleaning while she is asleep because things are a lot calmer then.
In 2014 I became fed up with the corporate world and felt that it was going to be my way or nor way! This may sound like a corporate take over but it’s not, I had my mind set on being my own boss and living my own rules. So I started by hosting networking events, expo(s), and having one on one consulting meetings with my awesome clients.
Business is a constant and sporadic industry, you must be a go getter because we live in a dog eat dog world. You have to decide if you are going to sink or swim.
If you are considering becoming a WAHM, then you need to consider these steps before you take that leap.
Save Save Save- You can’t really start too many businesses without the funds. Plus you need to make sure your personal funds. There is nothing wrong with keeping your 9-5 to fund your business.
Organize your life- Being home with your kids is definitely going to throw you off of your game, but you must figure out what methods will work for balancing the kids and the business. There are some wahm who send their little one’s to day school and that is definitely okay.
Have a creative space- A home office or space in your living room can definitely work to oversee what your children may be doing.
Being a wahm can definitely lead to endless possibilities, and him your children are home with you then you are saving a ton of money.