With our newest segment of Mom Boss + our new e-book, I figured a post about business was definitely a must. I don’t think people realize how much work goes into running a business and I can only imagine what it’s going to be like when little Blake gets here.
The most common question I get asked is, how do you stay positive and not give up on hard days? This is such a great question because it’s so common to feel like this as a business owner. My answer, take breaks when needed. This doesn’t mean to take off two weeks, though that would be nice, it’s not realistic. What I mean is, if it’s been a hard day, if you’re stressed or just down–take twenty minutes. Walk away from your work and do something completely different. This will help you to stop, clear your mind and give you a chance to refresh and reevaluate.
The biggest mistake I think people make about online businesses, especially bloggers is that they assume it’s all fun and games. There’s a lot that goes into it. A typical day for me consists of 8-10 hour works days (sometimes more), emails, computer work, photo shoots, outreaching, planning, etc. This doesn’t include all of the after hour work I do, pictures constantly, my husband loves this ;), and brainstorming! I am constantly thinking about my next post, next shop idea, or plan for the future. Brainstorming is probably my favorite part about my job. The only problem is I swear I think of things in the middle of the night… Ha! So my advice for all you lovely business gals, keep a notepad or your phone by your bed so you can write it down! Because the reality, you won’t remember in the morning.
Now being a Mom when running your dream business from home, don’t even ask me about that one! I’m a little terrified, but I know it’s possible. I have lots of Mom Boss friends who rule this, it just takes planning, scheduling and hard work and don’t you fret–after a few months of getting it down, I’ll be back with a post of all my errors (there will be lots) and successes on how to do it!
Moral of the story, it’s a lot of work and I think it’s important people know how much time and effort goes into it. But it is fun and it’s rewarding when things work and big accomplishments are made! And honestly it’s a blessing to be able to work from home, follow our dreams and be moms!
We want to make someone else’s dreams come true, so we’ve teamed up with Lindsey from Verity Web Solutions, to offer an email consultation/conversation with her for making the most of your website/blog/shop, including a brand evaluation, website review, and Q&A with her! Plus–a copy of Jess’ new Mom Boss interactive business course e-book. We’re giving away TWO of these! So that means there are TWO chances to win!
Here’s how you enter:
-Follow @positivelyoakes + @veritywebsolutions on Instagram
-Then hit the comment button at the top of this post + tell us why you want to start your new online business adventure or improve your existing!
**We will announce the winner FRIDAY this week! Fist bump to all those fabulous Mom Bosses out there, business or not! Being a Mom is already a full time job + y’all rock!