Tips for WAHMs: Getting Everyone to Take Your Work Seriously

Being a work at home mom can be tough for a number of reasons. Being your own boss may be a struggle, but it’s even harder when your family and friends don’t think you really work.

WE know that what we do is work, but often times our loved ones see our business as a hobby or something we can put off at any time.

Follow the below tips to get everyone on board with the seriousness of your job, even when you are doing it in the comfort of your own home!

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Take your own work seriously. It will be difficult to get others to view your work as a “real job” if you are constantly blowing it off to go out for lunch or shopping.

No matter what you tell them, your actions will speak volumes.

Set an example by creating – and following – a work schedule. This will not only help your loved ones take you seriously but will help increase your business as well.

Share Your Successes. Talk about what is happening with your business. Share your promotions or team promotions. Talk about the numbers happening in your organization. Share your favorite stories about customers, parties, and vendor events. 

Your loved ones need to know that business is happening – even when we can not see it. 

Curb Sharing Your Failures. We know there are ups and downs in this industry, but unless you are truly passionate about the business, one of the “downs” can become an excellent opportunity for someone to try to talk you into quitting. 

Once the people close to you begin to take your work seriously, it will be easier to get others to do the same. You’ll have the support you need to thrive in your work at home business, and no one will expect you to drop what you are doing when they want or need something!

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