Work-at-home moms like to share tips and tricks for helping each other succeed. There is no perfect formula or guarantee of a huge income while you do nothing (and anything that promises that is likely a scam!), but those who have succeeded or know others who have succeeded have some good ideas. In fact, it is this networking and sharing that is success tip number one.
1. Social networking
Join groups with similar interests. There are entire online communities dedicated to supporting the work-at-home mom (WAHM). Some of these online communities are free to join, while others require a fee. As noted above, moms who work at home usually enjoy sharing success tips, and having a support community can really help when you have questions. You can also share your own tips and successful „moments.“
Another word on social networking – sites like Facebook and MySpace are becoming increasingly popular among small home businesses.
2. The latest technology
Don’t be afraid of things like Twitter and online advertising. Success is more likely to come your way if you are connected and available. You might consider a mobile device so you can update people as to the latest information on your business, and so you can respond to clients and prospective clients right away.
3. Love what you do
It’s hard to be successful doing something you dislike. You are likely to lose motivation if you don’t like the product you’re selling, the information you are writing about, and so forth. Your passions and interests may not be conducive to a WAH business, but if you are really honest with yourself, you can probably find something that interests you that would make a fulfilling business venture.
4. Be decisive
One of the pitfalls that can happen with WAHMs is distraction. Another pitfall is uncertainty. If you aren’t sure that you want to do this particular business or even whether or not you want to work from home, then decide before venturing into business. You can research and ask before deciding, but it can be a mistake to do things halfway (such as starting a website but having no idea how to promote or update it).
5. Keep it personal
One of the things that business customers sometimes complain about is that they can’t seem to talk to a „live human“ in customer service. If you are courteous and take the time to answer people’s concerns, it ups your chance for success.