I’ve been asked on numerous occasions how I make it work. Balancing my work and home life isn’t always easy, but in my world (and I hope in yours too), my family comes first. Finding a home business that allows you to love what you do is key.
This is one of the best things about being a Work At Home Mom. I can schedule my work life around my home life to make sure that I’m available for my family, no matter what.
Some days that means I have to get up extra early to get my business done, or even stay up a little later at night in order to finish up an order, but when you love what you do, you will find a way to make it work.
The difference between being a Work At Home Mom with my own business is that I absolutely love what I do. It’s provided me with the additional income that my family needs these days, and I still get to be home with my kids every day. When my daughter was first born, I worked outside the home and was gone from 6am to 6pm every day. Our babysitter was raising my daughter for me, and I was just filling in for a few hours. Not my favorite year at all.
So I made the decision to change my life, and in return I received the gift of my family. Finding something that you love to do is key. In my case, I took a hobby and turned it into a business. As I’ve always had an aptitude for computers and programming, I decided to go into Web Design. You may decide to go into Floral Design, or maybe become a tutor, etc.
And the only way to do great work is to Love What You Do!
~ Steve Jobs
There is one major tip that I have for you though:
You should Love What You Do, not Do What You Love!
Sound confusing? It did to me at first as well, but the truth is that not everything you love will work as a profitable business. Alternatively, if you don’t love what you do then you’re not going to have the passion to make it work.
Your passion + expertise = money!
— Wahm Dianne