Being a mompreneur seems like the dream – a family, a job, a home. But how do mompreneurs do it? Their Instagram post shows they have the perfect family and home, their website the best blog and products. But, let’s face it, none of us are perfect. That pile of baby clothes is hidden behind the sofa, and the stressed mom behind a happy smile on social media. The key is to save time whenever possible. Here are five ways to save time as a mompreneur, so you have time to enjoy both your family and your business.
Outsource Business Tasks
Mompreneurs, like all entrepreneurs, wear many hats. Marketer, saleswoman, blogger, receptionist, product designer. But no one actually has time to do all those things. Wherever possible lean on experts and outsource business tasks to them to free up time for your business. Hire an SEO Company to maximize your blog viewings, use a virtual receptionist to take your calls, and use automated software like MailChimp to save time on your marketing campaigns.
Be Fierce Of Your Private Time
Time management isn’t just about staying productive, but finishing things on time so you can spend time with the people you want to. Your time is precious. Once your business day is done, make sure that you pencil in time for your family and yourself. Turn off the phone, shut down the laptop and spend time doing something you enjoy together. This is one of the simplest ways of saving time for yourself by being strict with the hours you work.
Accept You Aren’t Perfect
There’s no way you can have it all together, all the time. You might have a day where you feel you get nothing right – at home, work and with the kids. Your two year-old might be in their pajamas all day, you might be in your pajamas all day. That’s okay. You can’t be perfect with kids, as every day they throw a new curveball at you. Be nice to yourself – and honest, too. For instance, your to-do list might have 20 things on it – what are the chances you’ll get them done? Can you cut it down to 10, or 5 tasks instead?
Order Things To The House
Try and get as many things delivered as you can. Food? Send it to the house. Clothing. Order it online. If there’s any way you can save time spent shopping outside, cut it back as much as you can. Anything from food supplies to electronics is available at the click of a button, you don’t have to trek to the nearest supermarket to get it.
Set Out Time For Repeated Tasks
Set up a certain period of time where you do the same thing in one go. Got a list of calls to make? Do it in one afternoon. Need to cook dinners for the week? Batch cook. From business tasks to personal life admin, try to pencil in a block of time, get into a routine, and get it done. Hopefully you won’t have to worry about it until the same time next week.
Mompreneurs are juggling home, kids and work, and also all the daily tasks of their own business. Be nice to yourself, be precious with your time and remember, no one is perfect.