Reasons to Have Internet Business and Types of Business For Mompreneur

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There are many different types of home based business for mompreneur, some moms starts the business by selling physical products such as kids clothes, homemade bakery and jewelry. I am having my home based internet business and some of you may wonder why should I choose Internet Business and what are the reasons to have Internet Business. Let me share with you my main 5 reasons to have home based internet business.

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Social Networking Mompreneurs – Balancing All The Jobs Of A Stay At Home Mom

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Per a recent Slate article, Dutch women have cracked the ‘secret’ work-life-balance code. This code is the holy grail for social networking mompreneurs. These moms want to know how to balance all the jobs of a stay at home mom. For some reasons, that subject was not included in the traditional school curriculum, even for those who actually listened during home-ec.

According to Slate, Dutch women have the best of all worlds. They are happier, better adjusted women who “work half days, meet their friends for coffee at 2 pm. and pity their male colleagues who are stuck in the office all day.” Read more of this post

Women Who Have Their Own Business – The Making of a “Mompreneur”

The word doesn’t yet appear in Webster’s Dictionary but I bet it will be soon. “Mompreneurs” are the talk of social media.

A mompreneur is the term for women who create home businesses while simultaneously parenting their children. It not just a word but a movement, too young to be precisely tracked by statisticians.

Is a mompreneur different from the average run of the mill entrepreneur? Absolutely!

The feminine psyche is a part of this venturesome character. Motherhood has fostered many, previously unsuspecting women, along the road of business undertaking.

Some mompreneurs got started by accident. As mothers, they found needs that weren’t being met and found a better way.

A host of novel baby and children’s items were born as a result of a mom feeling a need and filling it. Think of the Boppy pillow to support nursing babies and Baby Einstein educational videos. Read more of this post

Tips to Become a Successful “Mompreneur”

Mompreneur is the combination of two words, which are mom and entrepreneur. And it simply means a mom who has a business at home. According to the National Association of Women Business Owners, there are more than 10 million female-owned businesses in the USA and the phenomenon is growing.

It is not difficult to have home based business at home and become a “mompreneur.” However, how do you become a successful “mompreneur?” What are the factors that make you a successful work at home mom and help you live the life you always dream of?

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Are you a “superwoman” who does everything and never says no?

Are you a “superwoman” who does everything and never says no?

I know I am sometimes and it absolutely KILLS MY FOCUS! I have no idea why us women are wired that way, but we tend to take on more and more and more, I guess it is because we are natural born “caregivers” and we want to “take care” of not just everyone, but everything!

Plus, I am kind of a control freak when it comes to my business, I care about it so much and I feel like others helping me won’t put in the same effort and care as I do. Every time I try to delegate a task, even if I ask my husband for help, I find myself ending up saying “Never mind, I’ll do it” a couple of minutes later. Why do we do that? Or am I the only one?

Well that’s why 75% of women in business fail…

The biggest barrier to their success is they often try to ‘do’ everything themselves, which is impossible. While they are ‘doing’ the day-day basics, there’s no time to work ‘on’ the business. There’s no time to look after their no. 1 asset… themselves.

That’s why getting help is essential. If you’re a woman in business, you need to look at letting go and asking for help. ‘Superwoman’ is really a myth.

I know one businesswoman friend of mine who has three pre-school children and spends every possible minute working on her business. Well she really wasn’t working ‘on’ it, she was working ‘in it’. She does everything including packaging orders, bookkeeping, delivery of orders and all the paperwork. She wants to make more money but she is very reluctant to let go of anything.

She also has the mentality that she can’t ’spend’ money on the business, until she makes some first. If she would outsource the menial tasks, she would easily free up her time and triple her current income, and be much happier. The business is a heavy noose around her neck. She is a perfectionist and feels that if she doesn’t play the part of Superwoman, she will fail.

Anyone relate to her? Sheeesh, I sure can! I thank the Lord that I have a loving husband who helps keep me on track now and helps keep me balanced and focused… before I got married, I was just like my friend with my business, never sleeping, always doing, never getting ahead AT ALL!

Well, I learned that freeing up your time is crucial. So once you get that part down, what do you do with that free time? You see most women in business (and also a lot of men) are unsure of what to do next and that’s why they keep themselves busy buried in paperwork and general daily busyness. Identifying what type of help you need is also vital.

Also a past client of mine wanted to get into business and thought it would be a ‘good idea’ to start a small retail store so she and her friend could be in business together. So thousands of dollars and hundreds of hours of blood, sweat and tears later she was left with:

• Her friendship destroyed
• A nervous breakdown
• Her marriage broken up
• $75,000 of additional debt

The pretty brochures, advertising costs and flashy website didn’t bring in the business for her. And unfortunately a lot of women in business ‘fluff’ around and spend time and money in the wrong areas. BEEN THERE – DONE THAT TOO!!!!

So if you relate to me or my friend or client and you want to stop struggling, find out what successful women in business do!!! Every successful business woman I know continuously gets help through coaching, attending seminars, reading, finding mentors, etc. They are on a constant personal and professional development journey.

They also outsource their weaknesses and use their strengths. There is always help available and depending on your needs you can access the help you need either free or very inexpensively.

So what can you do to change your situation? If you want to achieve different results in your business, you need to do something else. So just a little encouragement to us mompreneurs out there… analyze your patterns and results, take action on something, talk to other women or businesspeople, free up some time, say no to some things, stay positive, and focus on you main objectives, breathe, and don’t forget to have fun on your adventure called life!!!!

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Melbourne, FL
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Dealing with distractions when you work from home

Working from home is GREAT!  Or is it?  How do you steer clear of all those distractions when you work from home?

When you work from home, it’s going to be inevitable to have distractions, they loom everywhere. Is that the chocolate cake calling you from the fridge? And what about all those chores you’ve been meaning to get to? All of these diversions can easily get us off track and the day will slip away faster than we know it, and where did all your productivity and profits go?  

Watch out for these common distractions and take note of these useful tips to fight them off.

Distraction: The kitchen.
As you struggle with a tough work project, you manage to eat six cheese sticks, five low-fat oreos, a container of yogurt and one leftover piece of birthday cake. And you never knew you were capable of drinking so much coffee!

Prevention: Bring healthy treats into your work space to discourage frequent and fattening trips to the fridge and pantry. Use one day of the week to prep and prepare snacks, just as you would if you worked outside of the home, and set aside snacks of fresh fruit, crackers, anything you like, so that when you start your day in the morning you can just grab your snacks and tote them to your home workspace, just as if you were bringing your snacks to work.  It’s not time consuming if you set aside a day a week to prep for the entire week.  This way you don’t have to venture near the kitchen and its temptations and go back over and over again!

Distraction: Your kids.
You started working at home to spend more time with them, but you’re finding it difficult to squeeze in any productive work time. Even when you do manage to convince kids that, “Mommy needs to work now,” the interruptions are endless. You usually wind up abandoning all business tasks until the kids are in bed and then pull an all-nighter trying to get everything done. 

Prevention: Set a work schedule and consider getting some help every once in a while with child care. A regular work routine helps you set boundaries between work and family life, so that you can block out the time you want to spend with your children and keep it separate and sacred. And having some part-time child care will allow you to work uninterrupted while the kids are well supervised. Soon, your kids will learn to respect mommy’s work hours, and you’ll have plenty of planned times where you can play with them guilt free.

Distraction: Calls and visits during work time.
You’re at your desk when the phone rings and a telephone solicitor monopolizes your time with her pitch. Then, the doorbell rings, and it’s the stay-at-home mom down the block, who thought this would be a good time to come by for coffee.  Your sister emails you a bunch of funny jokes and videos to watch. 

Prevention: Learn to say no. It’s the key to guarding your work and family time. Have polite phrases at the ready to deter people from zapping your work time. For example, next time a telephone solicitor calls, try saying something like, “Thank you, but I’m not interested. Oops, I have another call coming in,” and hang up. Tell the other mom, “I’m sorry, but today’s a work day and I really must get back to my desk. Let’s get together when I’m off duty.” And if drop-in guests become a continuing problem, you may have to simply ignore the doorbell. (We know work-from-homers who avoid parking their cars in the front of the house, so neighbors won’t know they’re home!)

Distraction: Housework.
You’re supposed to be working on your bookkeeping or calling clients, but instead you’ve done three loads of laundry, cleaned out the kids’ closets, fed the dogs, given them a bath, and washed every window in the house.

Prevention: Tackle housework during non-work hours. But more importantly, get out of the super mom mindset! Who says you have to do everything yourself? Enlist family members to help with household chores. They might not like it, but it makes things run efficiently and smoothly (like your business).  Even young kids can help load the dishwasher or sort clothes for the laundry. Older children can be responsible for clearing the dinner table, taking out the garbage and collecting recyclables. Also, talk with your spouse about sharing household chores, and designate the ones each of you will be responsible for. (Thank God my husband looooooves cleaning!  Where did I ever find him?)

Distraction: The goof-off urge.
You should be working at your desk, but you’d really rather be surfing the internet for stupid videos, chatting with friends on social media, tinkering in the garden, lounging at the beach or trolling the local department store for bargains. Before you know it, you’re with stacks of unfinished work projects left behind.

Prevention: Hang “Not Now, I’m Working” signs, in tempting areas to nudge you back to your desk. If gardening is your downfall, tack one of the signs to your gardening gloves. Or tape one to the steering wheel of your car to keep you from heading the beach or mall. Also make sure that you promise to reward yourself for jobs well done! You’ll have much more incentive to finish up work tasks if you know that a bouquet of flowers, sea breezes or a new blouse is awaiting you upon completion!

WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!  Do you have any good tips that help you fight distractions?  What do you do?  What helps you?  What things distract you that you need help with?  We want to hear from you…


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