Working From Home Mum? Here’s What You Need to Get Started

Want to be a WAHM? Here’s What You Need to Get Started

October 20, 2021

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Being a work at home mum can take a lot of planning, especially to fit work around your children and to keep motivation high. However, one of the rewards can be that it gives you back that freedom to spend more time with your family.

When you become a Mum, you may not want to spend hours each day away from your children. As they grow up and go to school, the little moments together, such as doing the school run or attending school plays, can also be rather special. When the average 9-5 job might prevent you from achieving these goals, you may want to consider becoming a work at home mum instead.

Invoicing

When you work for yourself from the comfort of your own home, you will need the means to actually get paid for the tasks that you complete. This may differ significantly if you were employed by a singular company, where you would normally be placed onto a company payroll. Most freelance and self-employed individuals have to manage getting paid themselves.

You can create a simple invoice effortlessly by using a template, rather than making a new one each month. This will allow you to input the necessary data that your clients will need to know what they owe you and where to send it. These invoices can also be a good way of keeping track of your monthly budget, as well as your annual income, which can be essential for when you want to be able to fill in your tax return.

Want to be a Work At Home Mum? Here’s What You Need to Get Started

A Daily Planner

With your parenting duties, taking care of your home, having a social life and identity, and now working too, it can be easy to forget what you need to do, and when you need to do it. Having a daily planner can allow you to jot down all the work that you need to do, as well as any other tasks. From doing a weekly food shop to taking your children to after-school entertainment, keeping note of all this can allow you to plan each day better and acknowledge the time you have to complete your work.

This can also be a good way of identifying any free time within each day, which can be important when you want some time for self-care or even simple relaxation.

Filing Cabinet

While your children may be free to take any paper or pens that they need for craft or even homework assignments, you may not want them interfering with any work-related papers. Rather than leaving them on your desk, and risking them getting lost or damaged, you may want to have a specific drawer or cabinet that these resources can be safely stored in.

When filing documents, it can be a good idea to have some form of organisational structure, so that items can be found quickly and easily. This doesn’t just have to involve your working documents. You may also find it useful to file away other important papers, such as bills or medical notes so that they are kept out of harm’s way. A lockable cabinet could also be a good idea, especially to help deter little fingers from getting too inquisitive.

Want to be a Work At Home Mum? Here’s What You Need to Get Started

Being a work at home mum can take a lot of planning, especially to fit work around your children and to keep motivation high. However, one of the rewards can be that it gives you back that freedom to spend more time with your family.

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