Need ADVICE from WAHM's !!!!!!!!!!!!!
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|Sat, 10-04-2003 - 9:51pm|
I currently work out of a home office/bedroom as i own a small business. and right now we are TTC #1. The question myself & my DH have is as follows:
What do people do out there to schedule in working from home? I know people with school age kids can do work when kids are in school, but what do folks to with infants? I want to continue my business as to not lose traction I have made, and I probably will have to slow down significantly to about 10-15 hours/week.
Here are some options Im thinking of, any advice out there?
A) Hire an Operations mngr/assistant to do work for me about 10-15 hours/week (administrative,sales, marketing, packaging etc..) and pay them a small hourly fee so I can be with baby more and then I would do about 4-6 hours work myself/week.
B) Hire a nanny/babysitter about 10-15 hours to watch the baby,while I do the work myself.
C) Do the work myself w/ no help: The real question here is how much work can I realisitcally expect to get done with the baby in the next room? Are you exhausted and when baby naps its all you can do to prepare dinner take a shower & clean up or do you relaly have pockets of 2-3 hours/time to get things done etc...Is it possible to do this myself (and actually get real work done)Or should I do either A) or B)
d) The thing that makes this a wierd decision is that we dont rely on my income (which is fortunate) to live, so it looks like I will have to figure out what to do factoring this in as well. (for example, if the costs in getting an assistant or nanny, exceed the revenue from the business) Hopefully that wont be the case, but I just started it and it will take time to get going & get revenues up. Just wanted to be fully honest here.
I really need some good advice b/c I dont know anywone with a home business / infant? Anyone out there can help me out with the best course of action?