The age of the corner photography studio is all but over. Photographers no longer require a brick-and-mortar place of business. As a mom, I love this because I don’t want the added expense or the commute. Being able to work from home is what makes owning a small business so awesome. But when you also have a busy household, you face a juggling act.
Here are some pointers to help you achieve balance, creativity, success and efficiency in business and life.
DESIGN YOUR WORKSPACE. My office used to be on the main floor of my home, which turned out to be a horrible idea. If you don’t have kids, it actually might be the perfect scenario, but for this momma, it was hard.
The home phone would ring, the kids would need something, and right then I would drop everything to cater to the home needs. If I needed to have a client meeting, I would look at my home my two-year- old just ravaged, and realize that I’d have to clean for an hour
to have that meeting. I also never want to tell my kids to wait because I’m working. I never want them to feel like something is more important than what they have to say to me. But if you put yourself in the middle of that situation, something will have to give. Either you tell them to hold on a second, or there goes your productivity.
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