Have you heard the saying, “work smarter, not harder”? Smart Moms everywhere are applying this rule of thumb to their home based businesses and keeping their sanity in the meantime! Balancing a work and home environment all under one roof can be a challenge. Check out how these smart Moms mastered that balancing act and learn how you can balance work and family too!
Whether you need to purchase supplies for your home office or items for your family, shop online for what you need. Online shopping will allow you to save time by avoiding needing to drive from one store to the next, walk around the stores then wait in line.
When you buy online you can make your purchases quickly and efficiently whenever you want to. You are not limited to running errands before or after taking the kids to school or between conference calls. This can help you get more done each day.
You can also find more opportunities to save your hard earned dollars by using online coupon codes and cash back when you shop online.
Focus on What You Do Best and Outsource the Rest
Focus on the things you like and do best, and outsource the rest! It may seems like an expensive model, but if you add up the cost of your outsourced services you will see that they equal just a fraction of what you would have to pay to bring someone on full time to help you.
Plus, outsourcing allows you to continue earning income while the time consuming, nitty gritty tasks you hate doing – such as billing your clients or balancing your books – are being done. I use a variety of VAs and other experts. Sometimes we even trade services to keep the costs down all around.
What tools have you used to help you balance work and family?