Raising kids and building a business don’t instinctively go hand-in-hand. It takes a certain amount of savvy, perseverance, and a unique amount of creativity to mesh your personal life with your professional life. While Moms have moved beyond the days of working in their pajamas and scheduling important calls only during naps, the struggles still exist. These three tech solutions can help a Mompreneur expand her working potential, without sacrificing her precious role as Mommy.
Don’t Slack, Track!
Ask any Work-at-Home Mom what her
biggest challenge is, and she’ll almost always answer, “I need more
time!” While there will always only be 24 hours in any given day,
understanding where it all goes to is step #1 in creating efficiency
and improving profitability. Today’s best tools for tracking time are
free. My favorite is the popular Toggl.com.
Toggl is as simple as it gets, giving users a free basic membership and
an entirely web-based solution. (Working between a PC, laptop, and an
iPhone? No problem. Just log in from anywhere to start tracking those
minutes!) Since tracking time is as simple as pushing a red button, you
can make sure you get credit for every second that you are engaged in
your business, making billing clients an easy task again.
who check their client emails from the waiting room of their child’s
dentist have no reason not to get credit for their time. (And you can
finally explain to your kids that you have NOT been working all day,
but rather 5 hours, 30 minutes, and 27 seconds.) Conversely, time
tracking tools can help with Moms who have boundary problems, giving
them the satisfaction they need when putting in a hard day’s work, and
giving them the freedom to leave work at the end of a day to cuddle
with kiddos and spend precious time with their spouse.