How To Succeed At Working From Home

If anyone ever tells you building a work from home business is easy, they are most likely lying!! It’s very hard, but it’s also very rewarding. I have people tell me all the time how “lucky” I am but luck plays NO part at all. It’s about hard work, having a no excuse attitude, and following through. Unfortunately many people aren’t successful working from home because it does require you to motivate yourself….and that can be hard! My first work from home job was as a personal trainer, and with that I learned pretty quickly that most people need someone else to motivate them in order for them to succeed. With a work from home job, you are your own boss! That means working, or not working, relies 100% on you!

How To Succeed At Working From Home

How To Succeed At Working From Home

When you are at home all day, it can be easy to get distracted too! That book you wanted to read is calling your name, one more episode on Netflix can’t hurt, scrolling through social media will only take a minute….but before you know it, the whole day has passed by and you got no work done! This is something I hear from people all the time! Or, they spend time doing things they think is work, but it’s really not! One of my best tips is to sit down one day every week, and plan out when you are doing to work, what you need to get done, and how many hours you are going to work. Put activities at the top that make you income! Next follow it by items that could make you income. End it with activities that don’t bring in income. This way, you always get done the things that will bring you money! For me, I love to blog but that doesn’t bring me much income, so it’s always the last item on my list. Sure it might be fun, but If I want to work from home, I have to make an income so that means income producing activities first!

 

Having a planner can help a ton with scheduling yourself. Here are two of my favorites, Bloom Planner and Academic Planner. I like planners because I can sit down and write what I need to do, plus it allows me to keep everything in one area! I use to keep my kids stuff on one calendar and my work stuff on another….but that was just way too confusing for me! One spot makes it much easier! If you noticed, I use cheap planners because all I need is a space to write, and none of the fancy other items. Plus I want a small one so I can fit it in my purse when I go to appointments.

 

Another thing I recommend is having an accountability partner when you first get started working from home. Not everyone needs this. Me personally, I’m very good at motivating myself. I did most my college online, hold four certifications in fitness which I did all from home, and built a very successful personally training business online. It’s important to know you own strengths and weaknesses. I’m good at motivating myself, but I’m not good at getting out and meeting new people. That’s something I work on each week as it’s important with a client based job that you keep bringing in new people. To help myself with that, I take my kids to multiple activities plus go to different parks to meet people. I also have goal of starting a networking group in my area soon. Knowing what you are good at and what you need to work on will really help you succeed. If staying on track, working each day, and being productive is something you struggle with, ask for help! I have a few people I check in with a few time a week to see how their work has gone! Never be afraid to ask when you need help.

 

Here are a few more tips to be successful working from home:

  1. Participate in training’s. As with any business, to be successful you need to keep learning.
  2. Share your business with your spouse or a close friend. Telling someone else your goals makes it easier to achieve them.
  3. Pick a time each week to plan out what you are going to do on each day.
  4. Keep a to do list of the activities you need to do. Make sure to put income producing activities at the top.
  5. Set work hours each day. Do not login to social media sites! Just focus on work and work only!
  6. Ask someone to help you by checking in every few days to see what you have done.
  7. Be honest with yourself. If you business is not moving forward, is it because YOU aren’t doing the right activities?
  8. Don’t let excuses stand in your way. Every person has obstacles in life, but the successful ones don’t let those become an excuse.
  9. Know your strengths and weaknesses and find ways to improve.
  10. Keep working! Don’t take off for weeks and months, that will set your business backwards and teach your team you aren’t someone to rely on. Lead by example and put in a little work each day.

 

Working from home can be tough, but anyone can be successful as long as they try and put in the work! I have seen people have crazy hardships come their way, yet they didn’t let that stop them! I have seen people withe very reason to quit, refuse to, and succeed instead! I myself struggle most days as I suffer from an autoimmune disease and am sick quite often….yet I let that drive me to succeed in order to show people, nothing can stop you if you are determined!

Dana

Fab Hair For Mom’s

Mom life usually means you are running in a gazillion different directions, on little sleep, with lots on your mind. Gone are the days where all you had to worry about was going to the gym after work, or going out with your friends. Now, I have a to do list in every room so I can remember all that has to be done! With all we have to do, there is little time left for US! I don’t know about you, but in my house, the kids get new clothes multiple times a year while I still wear stuff from before having kids! (I won’t even tell you how old my kids are so you won’t laugh at the age of some of my clothes!!) And let’s not forget the Mom bun! Most of us are pros at rocking that look! I don’t mind most of the time, but if I could find an easy and cheap way to look put together in 5 minutes, I am all for it!

Fab Hair For Mom's

Fab Hair For Mom’s

My good friend Brittany contacted me with a perfect solution! She works for a company called Lilla Rose which is amazing hair accessories! Items ranging from fancy bobby pins, to clips to headbands. A little of everything! Their goal is to help people have put together hair pretty quickly……and it looks super stylish! I was excited to do a product review as most Mom’s are always throwing their hair up in a rushed, messy, bun. For me, whenever I do that, I always notice hair falling out with the hair-tie, or hair getting broken. What’s a Mom to do though?!?! We can’t spend time everyday styling our hair! These great hair accessories take all the work out!

Fab Hair For Mom's

Fab Hair For Mom's

The one I am reviewing is called the Flexi Clip! It can be worn in multiple different ways from a half ponytail, to a full ponytail, a braid, even a bun! They come in 6 different sizes….which means they are also perfect for kids!! It definitely takes the boring ponytail, and gives it more LIFE! It also was super easy to do! Just brush your hair and stick  it in! They even have a whole section on their website with VIDEOS to show you how to size, different styles, and how to do your hair!! I don’t know about you, but when something is that easy, and looks that great, it’s a must have for me! Plus, no more breaking of your hair, no more pulling your hair out, no more popping hair ties when you put them in, and it gives you a more put together look! I also love these as I am NOT a hair and makeup person, but my 6 year old daughter loves looking girly! Thanks to those videos, I have a ton of new ideas on how to do her hair, and they are all super easy! I recommend everyone giving these a try….especially if you are a busy Mom like me who doesn’t have much time on your hands. And if you have girls who love having their hair done!

 

Fab Hair For Moms

Fab Hair For Moms

There is also a great business opportunity for anyone looking for a little extra cash. They have three different price point options for you to get started with that all include things like catalogs, hair accessories, business cards, style sheets and more. Of course what you get in your kit depends on which kit you buy but what I thought was really cool, was you get at least 20 different hair accessories which is over 50% off! So even if you just wanted the product discount, the business kit is a good deal!

Fab Hair For Mom'sHere are some awesome benefits from working with this company:

  1. Free Personalized Website
  2. Starting Commission of at Least 30%
  3. Beautiful Ready, Set, Style business kit with a value of $300 in accessories, business materials, start up guide and Stylist Manual.
  4. No minimum sales requirement to begin earning.
  5. No Fees
  6. No Inventory Requirement
  7. Yearly sales requirement of only $30 to remain active.
  8. Free Weekly Training Calls
  9. Responsive and Supportive Home Office
  10. Supportive, Helpful, Highly Active Stylist Facebook Groups

 

22751927_10214240929287818_1542564104_nHere is a little about my friend Brittany and why she picked this company to work with….I love her story!

 

“I became a stylist for Lilla Rose in December of 2013, with encouragement from my mother in law who was a stylist and thought it would be fun to do together. She has given me a Flexi clip, and I quickly fell in love with it! I’ve never been great at doing my hair, so having pretty clips that were comfortable and easy to use was perfect for me. I could do a simple hairstyle with a gorgeous Flexi and it looked cute with minimal effort! The flexies didn’t break my hair like elastic bands did, and they were way more comfortable than my plastic claw clips. My mother in law and I did lots of craft shows together and it was SO much fun. Over the years I’ve grown to love all of the other accessories and the business part too. Since having my first baby in January, my little business is helping me be able to work from home and be with my son. He comes with me to craft shows and home parties, and he’s usually on my lap for live videos on my Facebook group. He’s my adorable little sidekick!”

How great is that? A fun job where you can take your kid with you to work!

Brittany has been so kind as to offer a FREE Flexi Clip to one of our followers! Here are the steps to enter to win!

Join her private group HERE

Fill Out this form HERE

And pick which style is your favorite from her website HERE and post it in her group!

Follow those steps and you will be entered to WIN!

Fab Hair For Mom's

Fab Hair For Mom's

Fab Hair For Mom's

Dana

Survey’s That Pay

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Everyone asks if you can really get paid to take survey’s and the answer is YES!!! Most time’s the way it works is you sign up, provide information about yourself and your life, and the provider will send you survey’s that you qualify for. Now keep in mind, you often get paid based on the length of the survey. Most times it’s $1 for every 10 minutes. Its not a lot of money, but if you really need extra cash, you can do this vs playing candy crush.

Also, you have to wait for them to send you survey’s so its great to sign up with a few different providers, you just want to make sure they are legit ones!!

My favorites are: ((click the survey name to sign up))

Survey Savvy 

Paid View Point

Swagbucks

Ibotta  (discounts and cash back on groceries at your choice of stores!)

Inbox Dollars

Fusion Cash

One of the great things is you can usually do these from your phone, and you can also share them with other people too!!!

Another thing I love is Survey Savvy usually has an opportunity for you to participate in a study program. For instance right now, by letting them monitor your shopping habits for 6 weeks, you can earn $150. That’s a nice chunk of change just for letting them watch what you buy (as long as you dont buy illegal things online lol).

Now Swagbucks is a tad different in that you get paid for doing surveys, taking polls, and other tasks. Also for shopping!!

Go sign up for these, especially Survey Savvy right now so you can participate in their Holiday Bonus!!!

 

 

 

Dana

10 Easy Ways To Promote Your Business

Having your own business is exciting! But it also can be scary and a bit overwhelming. I know I still sometimes feel over my head and I’ve been doing this for years! As a Mom, you have to take care of the house, the family, etc but now you also have this business you need to build, develop, and nurture. How do you manage everything?? One of my best tips is a good planner, and prioritizing things. Another thing I do, is find ways to easily promote my business that doesn’t require much work on my part! Here are 10 Easy Ways To Promote Your Business that might really help you have some time freedom.

 

10 Easy Ways To Promote Your Business

10 Easy Ways To Promote Your Business

1) Send Out Samples : Now, make sure you do not waste money and just send them to everyone! I only send these to people who I know are very interested, and they have already learned everything about my company. I also send samples to people who are going to refer customers to me, so they can have a good opinion on the products. Another way I send samples is if people will try them, and then share about them on social media or with close friends….in that way, my sample is bringing me a lot more contacts!

2) Leave Business Cards On Bulletin Boards (doctors office, banks, dentist, vets office, etc) : If you look in many local businesses, they have places where you can leaves cards or catalogs or things. Most small business owners are happy to support each other and won’t mind you leaving things. Places where parents go often are good choices too (Karate, dance, gymnastics, etc).

3) Have a label on your car : This might not work for everyone and every business, but it could be good for you! When I was a kid, my dad and grandfather owned a construction business. They stayed booked all the time by word of mouth! They had a label on their cars, and put one up in the yards of houses they worked on. Word of mouth is one of the best ways to build your customer base!

4) Have a Google Ad : If your budget is tight, this might not be for you. If you have extra money put aside to build your business, then this could be great! I personally have used them a few times with great results.

5) Leave Post Cards everywhere you go (Starbucks, Restaurants, etc) : When I eat out, I usually leave my business post card with the tip! If you ask, many stores won’t mind if you leave a few on the table too for the next guest! (always ask first!)

6) Offer incentives for referrals : Every once in awhile I will do a free gift for people who send referrals my way! This is a great way for me to get a lot of new contacts…without much effort on my part. Plus, when it’s a friend of a friend, people are more likely to show interest.

7) Embrace Social Media…in the RIGHT way : Over 70% of people get on social media at least 5 times a day! It’s a great way to meet people, promote your products, get new business partners, customers, etc. But, it has to be done the right way! People are tired of scrolling through social media and seeing “buy this, buy that” all the time. Either do it as a page or group, it is actually against most social media polices to sell things on your personal page. A social media class can be a great way to learn the basics. Many of these are scams I’ve found, so always make sure they personally have a good following (how can they teach you to be successful, if they aren’t?) and look for a lot of success testimonials from people they have trained. Many will allow you one free class to see if you like it before enrolling.

8) Participate in Fundraisers : School, charities, events, festivals all look for sponsors! Especially around the spring, summer and fall. Also places where kids put on performances and have programs. Another one is school gyms, many will allow you to hang a banner for a fee.

9) Look into local advertising : Local advertising can be a great resource! Many towns have magazines, websites, social media pages that keep people up to date on the town, but also offer special deals!

10) Have customer appreciate nights where they win prizes for bringing a guest : Make your customers feel appreciated, and not only will they keep coming back but they will bring others! Do a fun night to thank them for shopping with you, and offer a gift if they bring some friends.

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Remember, owning a business can be tough, but following a few of these simple rules will allow your business to keep growing! And one of the best ways for your business to grow is by word of mouth!

 

 

Dana

Christmas Shopping Catalog

Christmas is coming!!! For many people that can be a stressful time of the year as you have to find time to SHOP! I don’t know about you, but shopping with 3 kids is no easy task! I’d much rather spend my time making cookies or checking out Christmas lights. And I’m sure many busy Mom’s are just like me! Soooooo, I found a way to help people save time on their Holiday Shopping, AND support small business owners at the same time!

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For the past few years, I’ve had the honor of helping small business owners over the Holidays with getting their products out to more people! Last year we did a Christmas Shopping Catalog that was viewed by over 80,000 people!! This year Christmas Advertising will be even bigger and better with over 100,000 people being shown the catalog….and that number grows DAILY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

This Catalog is very special to me because not only did it help busy people with their Christmas shopping, but it also encouraged people to shop from small business owners instead of a giant corporation! Not to mention you can easily share the catalog with all your friends and family too!!!  My goal is to encourage more and more people to shop from small business owners, instead of a large corporation! Trust me, when you support small businesses, they truly appreciate it! A giant corporation doesn’t know the difference from one customer or another!

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When you shop from a small business owner, you are helping a Mom be able to stay home with her kids. You are helping a family take a vacation. You are enabling parents to start putting money aside for their kids college education. You are helping people not stress about spending extra this Christmas season. It’s so important to help small businesses be successful as that puts more money back into the economy!! I encourage everyone to shop for at least one item from a small business owner this Holiday Season. Or all of them!!! And encourage your friends and family to do the same.

 

Our Christmas Catalog will help with that! It will be emailed out to all our website and facebook followers starting in November! You also have the option to join our online group and post in there during November and December (must purchase a full page ad, or the group add on option below).

Want to be listed in our Christmas Catalog???

  • You can receive a quarter ad, half sheet, or full sheet ad to broadcast your products/business!
  • You also receive FREE Advertising In Our Private Group If You Buy A Full Page Ad! (Over 10,000 members and grows daily!)
  • Only two reps per company will be allowed!! (We also space out the ads from similar or same companies)
  • The Christmas Catalog will be shared in multiple groups, websites, and social media sites every day during November and December
  • Christmas Catalog will be viewed by approximately 15,000 viewers from our website, 57,000 viewers from our Facebook Page, 10,000 from our private group and 20,000  viewers from our Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter Followers and multiple other social media sites.

Choose your ad size below, and after checking out, make sure to email us ( workfromhomemommas@gmail.com ) ASAP to confirm your spot!

Rodan+ Fields, Young Living, Senegence, Younique, Scentsy, Plexus and Paparazzi  are FULL!


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Advertise your Holiday Deals During November and December to over 10,000 members in our private group!

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Dana