How to Start a New Business at Home
WFH isn’t the wave of the future, it’s right now. While many workers have transitioned to that work-from-home life out of necessity thanks to COVID, slowly but surely bosses and companies are asking for employees to return to the office. The problem? Now that we know we can balance working and parenting, on our terms and time, in our own homes...who wants to go back to the outdated 8-5 office mentality?! If you’re looking for a better way, now is THE time to start a home-based business and take back your life, with freelance coaching online from Micala Quinn.
Tips for Working Remotely
You may have always dreamed about becoming your boss, but somehow you just never took the leap. Imagine quitting your customer service job and starting a work-from-home business doing something you love.
Ready to launch your home-based business? You don’t have to do it alone! Turn to me, Micala Quinn, and my amazing team here at MQHQ for training on exactly how anyone can work from home - no matter your skillset or experience level.
How to Successfully Work from Home
There are many considerations when you’re planning to start a new business at home. The most basic issues are what type of business you will start and how you plan to get it off the ground. Micala Quinn has advice for those starting a new business from home.
But a second consideration — one that many other entrepreneurs don’t have — is how to work from home with kids. Certainly, during the pandemic, we have seen lots of stories about how not to work at home with kids. As much as we wish we could be two or three people at once, it just isn’t possible. You can’t participate in important client meetings over Zoom with a fussy baby and a toddler throwing a tantrum because their Paw Patrol video keeps lagging.
There is a better way. Figuring out how to work from home with a baby isn’t as hard as you think. In our work-from-home resources, we go into detail about how to work from home with kids.
How to Work from Home with a Baby
Some tips for working remotely when you have children at home is to consider a home-based business that involves few phone conversations. Since phones were invented, toddlers have been interrupting those using them, and the invention of iPads has helped only minimally. Since you call the shots in your business, plan to take calls during set naptimes or school hours. Seek out clients who are moms just like you and don’t mind an occasional kiddo interruption.
It’s also a good idea to plan ahead to decide how many hours a week you’ll be able to devote to your new home-based business and when you will be able to work them. For instance, if you have 10 hours, will you do it all during your kids’ naps and after bedtime? If you have 20 hours, will you do some on the weekends?
Micala Quinn’s work-from-home resources can help you answer these questions and more. Download her free freelance starter kit today.