Successful Ways to Integrate Your Work From Home and Family Life
Working from home has its advantages and also its disadvantages. If you work a 9-5 that involves commuting every day in traffic for hours, then you more than likely dream of being able to work from home, and relieve yourself of the current daily stresses.
Take it a step further, having your own home business is great. Having all the added free time grinding it hard every day building a brand online, it is easy to totally overlook family life.
There is still managing the household, the kids, the spouse, the errands, and everything else in between. Separating your home life from your work life can be extremely difficult and you may not be able to separate the two totally.
In fact, it may be better not to at times. That is not to say that you should conduct research during family time but there are times when combining the two can be helpful.
We tend to travel several times throughout the year to Alabama to visit family and it is sort of a mini vacation all bundled into one. I still use this time to get a little work done, just because I feel guilty not doing any work at all. I know weird right?
This may be you also, while you do not want to blow the entire family vacation on work, you might be able to get in enough work to lessen the load when you get back, or there may be a product that you are working to launch and working while of vacation to sell later would offset the cost of the trip.
This is also a great way to add more content to your blog. Take advantage of where you are going by writing about the locale. If you can take pictures, even better.
Even if your family vacation does not take you to an exotic or exciting locale, you can usually find something to write about, even if it is only a tour to a local factory.
Perhaps you got a great deal on your vacation or you discover something new about your kids or participated in an activity you’ve never done before. Even if it’s not your area of writing, writing an article about your vacation experiences can pay off.
Bring Your Personal Experiences to Work
How many opportunities are there that will actually pay you to bring your personal life to work? Most jobs demand that you leave your home life at the door but as a business owner yourself it is just the opposite. Now, that does not mean that you have to reveal intimate secrets about your family or your personal life but you can write about and make money from everyday experiences in the lives of you and your family.
This is why I believe we as women, as mothers, we are bad ass, because we literally can make something from little of nothing and completely change our family’s lives financially for the better. Working from home does not always mean work from home, you can be mobile with it. Think of all the problems you and your family have encountered and concentrate on the ones you have solved. How did you do it? Can you teach others to do the same thing?
If this is something have thought about and need a quick get start guide check out How To Start A Business With Starting A Blog. If you are a new mom this post Blogs For New Moms: Start One In Any Niche can get some ideas flowing for you.
It really does not matter which dynamics make up your personal life. As a blogger, you can incorporate many of these dynamics into your career, earn money, and help others at the same time.