Which essential tools can’t you live without as a Mompreneur? We know there’s no one-size-fits-all, as each of our businesses is different, with needs as different as we are as individuals.
However, we’ve come up with a shortlist of essential tools we’re pretty sure we all have in common.
Leave us a comment below if you agree on these necessities to run a healthy, thriving business as Mom Entrepreneur. And please help us add to this list if you have something you find essential in your toolbox that we left off our list – and most especially if you provide it to Mompreneurs.
Search Engine Optimization needs no introduction; if you want your website to be findable for your clients and customers, you need to implement an effective strategy.
There are many straightforward ways to do this, and the web has thousands of excellent articles on SEO know-how. It’s an essential mompreneur tool because, without it, your brand or small business will quickly slip into oblivion.
Since oblivion is not where we want to be, and we would rather be at the carnival, SEO tools need to be understood and continually optimized for best results.
A Bulletproof Plan
Some people like to plan as they go along. If this is you, then power to your elbow, but most entrepreneurs and businesses, such as lab billing services, prefer a plan.
A plan gives you a road map, so you know where you’re going; it also keeps you on the tracks and allows you to monitor how your business is working overtime, and if you are successful.
Your plan doesn’t have to be perfect before you start your small business but make sure it is always open as you work and ready to be updated and edited as necessary. You will soon have a bulletproof plan you didn’t think possible.
If you want to get the best performance out of your website, then it’s advisable to learn some copywriting skills. Again, these can be gained by reading Internet articles and make a valuable addition to the Mompreneur toolbox.
Copywriting skills allow you to communicate with your customers in a friendly, conversational way as if you were talking to them at the local library while your kids are in the reading circle.
Since writing is more of a craft than casual conversation, there are some formulas to learn and best practices to follow, but all on all, it’s easy to pick up.
Being a Mompreneur isn’t easy. You have to juggle raising kids, with maintaining a relationship and running a business. What if there were some tools you could learn that helped you fit your time into neat little efficient boxes?
That’s exactly what productivity tools can do for you if you choose to include them in the Mompreneur Toolbox.
Productivity tools are the 80/20 rule, The Productivity Zone and Energy Management as opposed to Time Management. Follow the links for more information on what these tools are and how they can work for you.
A Dedicated Space
Our environment affects our productivity and levels of success. You probably know that it’s counter-productive to operate in a cluttered noisy space and that working in a quiet room with the door closed is more relaxing.
While it can be difficult to find that space in a busy household, it’s highly recommended. In the same way that productivity tools will make your business more successful and your homelike more relaxed, a dedicated space for working, such as a home office in the loft or garage, allows you to separate work from play.
So… are these your essential tools as a Mompreneur? Don’t be shy to share your necessities below.
PS. I’m starting to think mine is a VA.