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018 Work at Home Mom Challenges & 3 Steps to Deal With Unexpected Change

There are work at home mom challenges that we deal with on a daily basis! It’s hard stuff! When you’re a mom and you work from home, sometimes your plans (as awesome and well intentioned and systematized as they are) can go to crap…in a heartbeat.

In today’s bonus episode on the $1k Mom podcast, Katie is sharing 3 steps to take when your work at home mom plans go crazy! We can lose it or we can get it together and do these 3 things.

 

 

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When this happens. As a mom, running a household and a business, there are a few ways we can react.

The first way is, we can lose it and just flip out. Letting it control our entire day. Letting our day run us and be ruined by an uncontrollable situation!

The better and sometimes harder thing to do, is to say OK…this is what has happened, now how do we solve it? And then get yourself into problem solving mode!

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017 Network as a Mom & Build Your Business Faster Through Connections

Networking as a mom and building connections to grow our businesses is often hard when we are raising kids, home bound with potty training toddlers and consumed with playing taxi for all the activities our family is involved in. There is no doubt about it that making genuine connections and networking can be what makes the difference in growing your business and can help you grow it faster!

In today’s podcast episode with Andrea Delucia, we talk about motherhood, business and networking as moms.

 

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Meet Andrea

Andrea DeLucia also known as (Andy) is a wife and mother of 4 she a serial mom-pruner, COACH, SPEAKER, AND CEO. She is the former owner of Elegance & Grace Weddings and the founder of Elite Workshop. With 13 years experience in planning and designing luxury weddings  Andrea has received many awards and recognition for her top notch She has designed campaigns working with National brand companies such...

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How to Make Instagram Story Highlight Cover Photos

When it comes to social media, hands down, my most favorite place to hang out is on Instagram, specifically on Instagram Stories! Have you used Instagram Stories?!!? Of course, always do your research to figure out where your ideal customer is hanging out on social media, but if it’s Instagram, get on Instagram Stories, now!!! 

Sharing 10-11 Instagram stories a day is powerful for two reasons.

  1. It allows you to find your authentic voice in the online space. If you feel nervous to share, on social media, then do my Instagram Story hack and share 10-12 stories a day for a week! See if you don’t come into your own true voice!
  2. It allows your audience to connect with you at a more personal level. When they connect, they’ll start caring more about what you’re sharing on your profile, on your blog, and most importantly, they’ll start caring more about what you’re selling!

If you are trying to create a personal brand and monetize that brand,...

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016 How to Automate Your Small Business as a Mom

In this conversation with Sarah Crosley we talk about her journey from starting an etsy business to using automation, tools and passive income to scale her business while homeschooling and raising her family.

I got my start in a similar place as Sarah, creating Etsy shops, figuring out how many keychains I’d have to sell to make a viable income. I quickly realized just like Sarah, that with the price point of my shop, it just wasn’t feasible. In this case, don’t give up, just pivot! All the steps along the way matter in leading up to your next best thing!

Meet Sarah

Sarah is the founder and lead designer of The Creative Boss. After years of running handmade shops on Etsy and scouring the interwebs for tips and advice on how to grow and succeed online, she knew that there needed to be a change! The Creative Boss was launched to offer a one stop shop for busy creatives who want to succeed online with ease.

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  • How to instill creativity and...
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015 How Susie Parker Started a Thriving Sleep Consulting Business as a Mom

I love featuring moms who have successfully started a business. In this episode of the $1k Mom podcast we chat with Susie Parker who started a thriving sleep consulting business. What is a sleep consultant? How does the 4 month sleep regression effect parents, how can we create a good sleep environment for our kids and establish healthy sleep habits? We cover a lot in this episode from business to sleep habits.

Highlights

  • How to grow a business lean
  • How to establish healthy sleep patterns for your family
  • How to create an ideal sleep environment for your baby
  • How to create organic traffic to your website

$1k Mom Rapid Fire Questions

  • What would you do if you could do it all over again? Create epic blog posts
  • What is your favorite app/software/system? Teachable platform
  • The best book Susie’s read or would recommend? Profit First >> Check it out

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014 How I’m Using Powersheets to Accomplish Meaningful Goals

We all want to know how to accomplish our big goals and make what we want happen in our lives! Often times we can fall into the trap that it is one thing, one big push of action, one magic strategy, that pushes us to reach that goal. But the reality is, it’s a lot of tiny steps in the right direction that bring us to our “ultimate” destination.

It’s not as glamorous and can often feel like no progress is being made, but I truly believe what Lara Casey says, that the Little by Little progress adds up!

In today’s episode, inspired by my Instagram Story series of Tuesday night, we are talking about that little by little progress. I’m sharing the behind the scenes of my January, the good, the bad, the ugly, the hard, the incredible, the blessings, the triumphs, the struggles, etc. If you want to see the exact goal planner I’m using, check out the links below to my favorites, or go here to hear the heart behind Lara Casey...

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013 Streamline Your Workweek to be a More Effective Mom & Mompreneur with Abbey Kyhl

How to build a business and streamline your workweek to be a better mom and mompreneur. I love during this episode how Abbey Kyhl talks about how she built her business to be a benefit to her family and not a burden. There are so many tangible things to take away from this episode! Let us know on Instagram what you loved about it!

Meet Abbey

Hey there! I am Abbey. I started in business a decade ago when I opened my own photography studio, AK Studio & Design. I was just like so many others out there. I struggled to figure out how to run a profitable, effective business that made me happy and wasn’t a burden on my family.

Have you ever felt that way? Do you stay up long after everyone else has gone to bed? Do you entertain your kids with technology so you can sneak work in? I have been there and I know how that makes us feel as both business owners and parents and it isn’t good.

We all started these businesses to be a BENEFIT to our families, right? But it’s...

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012 Hacks to Create Confident Kids

Each one of our kids has greatness inside of them and their own unique talents and abilities and callings. How can we as parents instill confidence in our kids?

If you have a small or big way in which you create confidence in your kids, I’d love to hear how you do that. DM me on Instagram and let me know. I will create a big montage of all of our $1k Moms and how we create confidence in our kids, big or small.

Take advantage of every little or big opportunity that you have to show your kids that they are PRETTY BIG DEALS. Help them step into that confidence.

It takes a lot more effort and time to build up confidence in our kids but it’s super easy to tear down their confidence. Be very aware of how our words, actions and environment is affecting their confidence.

Here’s a small hack that I do to create confidence in my 4 year old

We have an Amazon Echo a.k.a. Alexa. She probably does all kinds of wonderous things but just about all we use her for...

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011 #askkatie How to Find More Time To Spend With Your Kids as a Work at Home Mom

This is the first #askkatie episode! If you aren’t already in our $1k Mom Community, head on over right now to the $1k Mom Tribe where you can join us and ask your questions! I would love to feature you and your question on the next Ask Katie episode.

 

At any time during today’s episode, screenshot the episode and post it on your Instagram stories and tag me! Would love to feature your post!

Tangible tips from today’s episdoe

  • What are your income producing activities that ACTUALLY move the needle on your business and income (MAKE A LIST)
  • Figure out how you can scale those income producing activities so that you can do them more
  • Make a list of what you DON’T need to be doing
  • Have spontaneous dance parties with your kids!

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009 How to Increase Your Blog Traffic for Free with Pinterest with Rachel Ngom

Learn how to increase your blog traffic for FREE with Pinterest!

 

Meet Rachel

Rachel Ngom is a Pinterest strategist who gets over 700,000 monthly viewers on her Pinterest account. She went from being on food stamps with negative $400 in her checking account to earning $80,000 the following year, to over $100,000 the next year. It’s now her passion to share her pinning secrets with other female entrepreneurs so they can grow their influence, income, and impact! Rachel has lived in Kenya, met her husband in Senegal, got married in Morocco, and spent the last year living in France.

In your journey towards starting your business and monetizing your expertise you might find yourself wondering where to start or what to start on, or struggling with focus! In today’s episode with Pinterest Strategy expert Rachel Ngom, we talk about her journey towards finding what sets her soul on fire and what she’s passionate about and how just starting is what lead her to find...

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