Jump Start Your Work at Home Mom Business in the New Year

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With the skyrocketing cost of child care, school safety concerns and mommy guilt there are an array of reasons why moms are exploring working from home

 Maybe it’s one of your New Years Resolutions to leave your full-time job. Maybe you’re home on maternity leave and dread the idea of putting your child in daycare. Maybe you’re like me with no family close by to help care for your kids. 

I hope you find this list helpful to jump start your work at home mom business in the New Year. The list includes a number of things I failed at in my first year as a business mom and I wish I could have done differently. Share it with your friends, family or your mommy group if you find it helpful. 

 1. Do research on your ideal client. Find out how much they’d like to spend on your product or service. Host a focus group or survey your friends. 

 2. Get help with child care so you can focus on your business. This could be as simple as asking your husband or partner to wake up earlier to help with the kids, hiring a part-time babysitter or a mother’s helper

 3. Start small. Instead of going after everyone, find one to three clients or customer and do your best work. This will keep you from getting overwhelmed. 

 4. Find a support network of work at home moms or start your own. I’m a member of a few networking groups including Ladies Who Launch in Atlanta. I’ve found a few mommy groups on Meetup that have also been ways to meet clients and customers.Online forums are another great source. 

 5. Keep start up costs low. Don’t go out and invest in new equipment or technology. Resist the urge to get a business loan. Use your home computer and office supplies until you generate enough revenue to justify the expense. 

Author: Joyce Brewer is the creator/host of MommyTalkShow.com, an online parenting talk show. Joyce became a work at home mom after she got engaged, married, moved to Atlanta and had a baby in one year’s time. The former TV news anchor creates videos reviews of products/services moms will love to TALK about. She also interviewed successful Atlanta mompreneurs for her e-book, Use What You Know: A Business Idea Guide for Moms. It features more than 40 business ideas moms can start using their skills and expertise.

Keep on saving!  :o)

**This post may contain affiliate links.**
Keep on saving!  :o)

**Remember, y'all, this post may contain affiliate links. I receive a small amount of compensation when you purchase from my links, which I"ll totally blow on waffle fries and sweet tea, y'all!**


  1. I agree 100% with these tips! Even though you may have big dreams, start small. Asking for help is crucial, because you can’t give yourself 100% to a job when you are trying to dedicate time to your kids at the same time. Definitely research your client. Unfortunately, there are a lot of dishonest folks out there that don’t care about the time and effort you put into working for them. Always provide clients with an estimate and ask for a deposit up front. Period.

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