As a mom entrepreneur, you’re juggling a lot – from raising kids to running your business, and everything in between. It’s no wonder that sometimes it feels like you’re doing it all alone. But the truth is, you don’t have to. There are resources out there that can help you get the support you need to thrive. In this blog post, we’ll explore some of the surprising resources that you might not have considered, and give you actionable steps to start asking for help and stop struggling.
Ask Your Network
As a mom entrepreneur, you likely have a network of friends, family, and colleagues who are eager to support you. But sometimes, we don’t want to burden others with our problems or feel like we’re asking for too much. It’s time to change that mindset! Your network can be a powerful resource if you just ask for help.
Start by reaching out to your closest friends and family members. Let them know what you’re struggling with and ask if they have any advice or resources that could help. You might be surprised by how much they’re willing to offer. From babysitting services to business contacts, your network can be a treasure trove of support.
Hire a Virtual Assistant
As a mom entrepreneur, you’re likely wearing many hats – from CEO to marketing manager to customer service representative. It can be overwhelming to try to do it all on your own. That’s where a virtual assistant comes in. A virtual assistant is someone who can help you with a wide range of tasks, from managing your inbox to scheduling appointments to social media management. And the best part? They work remotely, so you don’t have to worry about finding office space or paying for benefits.
There are plenty of platforms where you can find a virtual assistant, such as Upwork, Freelancer, and Fiverr. I personally found VA’s in my local area who do great work as well. If you choose this route, the person you hire will be more knowledgeable about your culture and niche.
You can also find virtual assistant agencies that specialize in working with mom entrepreneurs. Hiring a virtual assistant can free up your time and allow you to focus on the parts of your business that you love.
Join a Mompreneur Group
Sometimes, it helps to talk to other people who are going through the same struggles as you. That’s where a mompreneur group comes in. A mompreneur group is a community of women who are also running businesses while raising kids. They can be a great source of support, advice, and inspiration.
There are plenty of mompreneur groups out there, both online and in-person. I personally have a group that you can join HERE. I regularly send resources to my mompreneurs via simple WhatsApp messages.
In-person groups can be found through local chambers of commerce or business associations. Joining a mompreneur group can give you a sense of community and help you feel less alone in your journey.
Use AI Tools to Boost Your Content Creation
As a mom entrepreneur, you likely wear many hats, one of which is content creator. Whether it’s writing blog posts, creating social media graphics, or recording videos, creating content can be time-consuming. That’s where AI tools can come in. (Pssst, I’ll let you in on a little secret. It’s how I am able to up my Blog game and bring you new Blogs each week! But don’t tell anyone I told ya! :-))
There are a variety of AI tools available that can help you create content faster and more efficiently. For example, tools like Canva and Adobe Spark can help you create professional-looking graphics and captions in minutes. AI writing tools like Writesonic and Copy.ai can help you generate blog post ideas, write headlines, and even draft entire articles. My personal favorite right now is Chat GPT. It’s how I was able to stop struggling to find content.
By using AI tools to streamline your content creation process, you can save time and focus on other aspects of your business.
Take Care of Yourself
Finally, it’s important to remember to take care of yourself as a mom entrepreneur. It can be easy to get so caught up in running your business and taking care of your family that you forget to take care of yourself. But the truth is, if you don’t take care of yourself, you won’t be able to take care of anyone else. I want you to stop struggling with this today!
Make self-care a priority in your life. This can mean different things to different people, but some ideas include:
- Schedule time for exercise: Whether it’s going for a walk or taking a yoga class, exercise is a great way to reduce stress and improve your overall health.
- Practice mindfulness: Take a few minutes each day to meditate or practice deep breathing exercises. This can help you stay centered and focused.
- Get enough sleep: As a mom entrepreneur, it can be tempting to stay up late working on your business. But getting enough sleep is essential for your physical and mental health.
When you take care of yourself, you’ll be better equipped to handle the challenges that come with being a mom entrepreneur.
As a mom entrepreneur, you might feel like you’re on your own, but the truth is, you have resources available to you. From your network to virtual assistants to mompreneur groups, there are plenty of people and tools that can help you succeed. And by taking care of yourself, you’ll be better equipped to handle the challenges that come your way.
So don’t be afraid to ask for help when you need it. You don’t have to do it all alone. Stop struggling! With the right support, you can thrive as a mom entrepreneur and build the business of your dreams.
I hope this blog was as helpful to you as it was to me! Let me know in the comments what were your key takeaways.
I found this Youtube Video to be quite inspiring this week. Check it out and let me know your thoughts in the comments.