Have you ever wanted to work from home but didn’t know how to get started? Has the though of working from home seemed intimidating? Have you wondered about the benefits and challenges of working from home?
Martha Giffen, author of Be Social Be Rich shared how moms and all women can successfully navigate the work from home world. She shared her story of how she came to work from home, how she managed, family, supporting her husband in his successful businesses, and being successful in her work from home endeavors. She shared with us tips, advice and wisdom that will help anyone know how to be successful in working from home.
Martha navigated the work at home world in one way or another since her children were small. From telemarketing for a funeral home to selling encyclopedias, Martha was able to use her gift of connecting with people to help grow her business. She helped her husband grow his business, and eventually stepped out in her own from home professional endeavors. One of those endeavors was authoring an Amazon Best Seller book Be Social Be Rich. Her book helps business owners to navigate the social media world to expand their reach, build relationships, and find support in growing business.
Martha shared some tips and wisdom that can help moms and anyone start on a successful path to making working from home work for you.
Find what you are good at and that is what you are supposed to do! When you know what you are good at and pursue a business that uses those strengths, you will have a natural success at it!
Find a space to carve out just for you and for your business! Dedicating a space puts you and your family in the mindset that when you are in that space it is time for you (mom’s time) to work on the business.
Embrace the skills that you have honed being a mom and a manager of your household! As moms we manage schedules, finances, problem solve, prioritize, we are organized and we are dedicated to getting our “job” done. Those skills (and others we hone as moms) translate directly into the skills needed to be successful at working from home.
Engage with others! As moms and generally as women, we are relational. Use your relational nature to build connections and friendships.
Use social media platforms to extent your relational reach! Create bonds and friendships in online communities. Those connections often translate into support for your business, potential customers and opportunities (relationship marketing). Even if there are not many business connections you will be richer in that you have connected and engaged with a larger group of people.
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