3 Ways To Work Your Online Business On A Working Momma’s Schedule

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3 Ways To Work Your Online Business On A Working Momma’s Schedule

 

 

Do you feel that your online working schedule that you are using to work your online business either is sporadic, nonexistent or just plain sucks?

 

 

 

How would you rate your schedule that you are currently using to plan and work your online business?

Here are some strategies on scheduling your online business on a working Momma’s schedule.

These are tips that I started using myself & I hope that it will help you organize your online working schedule or “business hours” a little better. I know you are working ladies – so hopefully this will help.

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The reason that I wanted to address this is because as working mom- we have priorities .

 

The reason why I was working is because I want a better life for my family.

As I discovered online business, I knew this was the life that I wanted. I knew that if I put in the work now…later I can take my husband & my kids places, vacations live in an awesome house- just have adventures.

So when I began my business, I wanted this to work so bad that every day after work I just wanted to work on the computer to work another part of my business.

I had no plan – no schedule—no goals

Just working on wishes and dreams

I would crawl into bed around 130 am ( and my husband would be pissed ) and I would get up again around 530 am and start the vicious cycle all over again.

 

This caused problems.

  1. What about dinner? Eating dinner and making dinner was no longer a priority of mine. I needed to create a blog post dammit!
  2. I was neglecting everybody. I was becoming nonexistent to the family.
  3. I would start to forget important family events in our life. I forgot my husband and my anniversary I don’t know how many times!
  4. My body couldn’t take this anymore. I wasn’t taking care of myself. My self-care literally went down the toilet. Sometimes I wouldn’t even comb my hair. And ladies……I was Soooooooo tired every day.

This really had to change for me.

So …

Tip #1 Get yourself a calendar. For reals.

Find one that you know that you will use. It doesn’t do any good to have a calendar and have it sitting there not in use. This is where you really need to train yourself to use something so this “Online Empire” that you are creating can work.

“I don’t think that scheduling is uncreative. I think that structure is required for creativity. “

-Twyla Tharp

I use Google Calendar. When I create events it pops up on my smart phone (webinars, one on one, blog posts deadlines, family events, Doctor appointments)

I can also print it out by month, week or daily. This is important to me.

I also have a white board calendar in my kitchen. One for this month and the next month. This is mainly for the family to know if Im going to be doing anything crazy like a Facebook Live event or if we are planning to eat out on certain days so I know that dinner is taken care of.

 

lalc_tick-50x50If you don’t have a calendar at this time. Print yourself out one at www.print-a-calendar.com.

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Tip # 2 Figure out what to plan for & organize it

Your Year Calendar Outlook:

lalc_tick-50x50You need to write down all of your

  • Bdays, Anniversary’s
  • Planned vacations
  • Big events like family celebrations
  • Highlight all holidays.

The purpose of this is to recognize that family is your priority, so if there are family events- then don’t expect to be launching a course that day

(or maybe a couple of weeks before…launching can be crazy).

Just know that your “business hours” won’t be on these days.

 

Monthly Calendar:

lalc_tick-50x50Check to see if there are any 3 day weekends planned. Mark them out if they are not available. If they are – block 4 hours on each day to work on a project.

( I’ll go into detail about this later)

Weekly calendar:

lalc_tick-50x50The first thing you will do with your weekly calendar is block off the time it takes to get up- go to work- and get home.

You will then block off your dinner time.

I really want you to be realistic here. After looking at your weekly outlook, if it turns out that you have no free time until 9pm – then you need to really just look at just working on the weekends.  But if you are dedicated to making this work- try picking just two days out of the week to work 1-2 hours. I choose Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Your probably wondering how this can work with such little time.  I’ll share about that in a second.

Your Weekends:

lalc_tick-50x50If you plan on working on Saturday and Sunday then I would choose a time block of 4-5 hours for each day, depending on the schedule you set for working hours. Weekends are a little bit more flexible- so I would suggest getting up early and getting this done you so can relax the rest of the weekend.

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Tip # 3 Have A Plan In Place That Works For You

How in the heck do you make this all work together? That’s clearly not enough time…….

1 .You need to be super focused. I know, I know…you’ve heard this before. But it’s really true. You have to have a plan and then follow the plan.

“Plans are nothing; planning is everything”

– Dwight D. Eisenhower

 

2 . Know what your finalized project will look like

(for example…a blog post or a free opt-in) then write down your steps to create your project.

3 . If it helps…work backwards on every big project that you are doing.

4 . The important thing is to always chunk things down so that they appear manageable.

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If you have an opt-in to create- work backwards and write down the steps to create this opt-in. Don’t every tell yourself “I need to finish my website” because that is a very lost cause. Think of your website as a very living document. The only time you need to work on your website is when you are working on a project for it. An opt in is still a part of your website, but it’s a project in its own. Start thinking in terms of small projects and you can plan this well.

5 .Your time is precious so set an alarm. If you have an IPhone, you can use the Pomodoro app or even use the alarm function on your timer so you know when your time is up.

6 . Print yourself out a “business hours” sign and let the household know you are in business mode. Do this during the weekends too.

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7 . Promise yourself when the time is done- you are done (this really is for your sanity) Don’t burn yourself out with this.

8 . If dinnertime is becoming an issue- because I have to tell you-this was a huge issue for me- really think about meal planning.

 I started this with my sisters and it has saved me tons of time and surprisingly some money.

There are also some dinner solution out there like Blue Apron  or Hello Fresh.

9 . Also, identify on your weekly and family calendars when you will be eating out. This can help a lot when you are planning dinners.

10. OMG..I forgot about cleaning the house (Eww) I use the Flylady.com. She is amazing!She is all about organizing your cleaning habits.

11. Award yourself for being productive.

If you know that you need 3 blog posts down and scheduled out and you finish before your deadline- you need to reward yourself because you are awesome! Reward yourself with a Pedi or Cold stones.

Sometimes setting up these rewards ahead of time can motivate you .

 

If you guys really like these strategies, there’s a ton more available in Shiny Object Toolkit.

 

 

 

 

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