One of the most difficult things as an online entrepreneur is finding a balance between family, self-care, and work.
It can definitely get overwhelming sometimes.
It can be so easy to just get comfortable and watch Netflix all day.
There is a sort of mindset that you have to have in order to be successful and productive when working from home.
Here is exactly what I do to be able to do my work as a mother, online business owner and a book-loving coffee drinker :-).
Each day I try to figure out what the most important tasks are for that day way before I even start my day.
So for instance, today my priority was to clean our bathroom ( I had put this off for way too long..) & also needed to come up with some ideas for blog posts because I had been out of ideas for a couple of weeks now.
So I focused on completing these tasks first before starting on anything else.
So at the start of each day ask yourself what tasks absolutely have to get done that day and focus on getting those done first.
This way you get the most important stuff done and have more time for other things on your schedule.
Focus on What Works
When we first start an online business, it may seem like we need to be all over social media.
But the best thing to do to be more productive is to focus on being visible on 1 or 2 platforms at the most.
After a good while, we all figure out what works to drive traffic to our blog or website and what doesn’t work.
In the beginning, I was really guilty of this and felt like I needed to be everywhere, but now I only focus on Pinterest and writing great content.
Pinterest is my number 1 source of traffic and 2nd is my Linkedin. I also get interaction on Facebook and Instagram.
So I truly only focus on those platforms.
I am on Instagram(@mothernaturelovesyou) solely to help build a more personal relationship with my audience and because I like it of course.
Learn To Say No
If you’re anything like me, then you also have a tendency to say yes to a lot of things that we just don’t have time for.
Learn to say “no” to some opportunities that may not have as great of a return for your business as other opportunities that could really help boost business.
I hate to say it this way, but when we are trying to build a business, we must think this way & we gotta do what is best for our business and its growth.
A lot of times I have felt completely overwhelmed to do things that will help my business grow.
But the number of things I have already done is still out there. I still have my blog linked to all my social media accounts so there is really no need to feel rushed to do something every day for growth because real growth is slow.
Even if you work 24/7, growth will still be at a steady pace so no need to overwork yourself when there are already things in place to grow your business.
Never feel rushed or compare yourself to someone else’s journey because this is your journey and as long as you don’t give up on it then it will grow to what you want it to be.
Keep a Vision for your Business
Always have a vision for what you are working towards. Spending time on anything that isn’t going to get you where you want to be is pointless and unproductive.
We need to be spending time on tasks that are going to get us to our end game as I like to call it.
So if you want to increase traffic to 10k a month, then spend time on things that are going to get you there.
If your goal is to get 10k followers on Instagram(like me), then focus on consistency on that platform and being relatable to your audience.
Nobody relates to perfection. Be authentic and genuine.
There isn’t anything more irritating than influencers pretending life is perfect all the time because it really isn’t for anyone.
Thank you so much for reading this far. I am doing a 30-day Blogging Challenge.
Have an amazing day!