A blog for single moms, mompreneurs, and the savvy woman. I'm Jesse Murphy, an mompreneur, and owner of Virtual Assistance For You. As a VA (virtual assistant) I offer many services from my home office including social media management, online content creation, newsletters & more!
The Easter bunny is coming! Are you ready? No matter what your traditions are, it’s safe to say Easter is one of the best Holidays when you have kids. It was always my second favorite Holiday growing up and I have tried to make it special for my son. As a single mom, it isRead more
Hey mama, Are you currently expecting a little one or recently had yourself a little one? Then read on for my best tips for saving money during this exciting and potentially difficult time. How To Save Money As A New Or Expecting Single Mom So, I have technically been single since my son was bornRead more
Hey hey mamas, So today I am bringing you a little bit of health advice because I know as a busy single mom it can be hard to always take care of yourself. So as motivation to keep yourself hydrated, no matter how busy you get here are some reminders of how important it isRead more
Hey mamas! So, I’m just going to get straight into it today, because I know what it feels like to be a fed up single mom. So no wasting time here, I am ready to share my thoughts with you knowing that you can totally relate, so let’s dive right in. 5 Things I KnowRead more
Howdy mamas! ( I said that in my best cowgirl voice) So today I have a post for you about finding the perfect present for your loved one. Why is this something I wanted to share? Well, as busy and broke single moms, I know that gift shopping isn’t always fun. Not knowing what to get,Read more
Hey mamas, Welcome to the next post in my ongoing mompreneur series! Today I will be showing you how adding a little personal gift into your mom biz could make a huge difference! Read on hot mama! Add A Personal Gift To Your Mompreneur Business As an entrepreneur, you naturally want to establish a closeRead more
Do you have a little bitty one in diapers right now? If so then this post is specifically for you. I have thought a lot about the idea of reusable diapers and have come to a conclusion. Read on to learn more about this eco-friendly option!
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Why You Should Be Using Reusable Diapers For Your Baby
If my son was a baby again or if I were to miraculously be blessed with another little one, I would be all over reusable diapers . Why? Over the years I’ve looked into them out of curiosity as I’ve seen so many moms rave about them and heard about how much money they save and how much healthier they are for baby and the environment. But I was skeptical, I was thinking about how gross they must be to use and how inconvenient they must be, but after several years of research and time spent thinking about it (does that make me weird?) I have come to the conclusion that reusable diapers are 100% the way to go for most of the time use. Here are some reasons why…
They cost much less than disposable diapers. Saving you tons of $ (how can that not be a good thing?)
They are far more comfortable for baby to wear. No tight, scratchy edges, just smooth, breathable, all natural cotton.
No need to continue buying diapers every week or even every month. You can wash and reuse these diapers over and over again. This will save you hundreds! Plus they are so cute and adorable to see on baby. Cute patterns and colors for the win!
Reusable diapers and 100% eco-friendly, made with only non-toxic and natural fabric, unlike most disposable diapers which are actually made with toxins that are not healthy for baby! All natural is always best!
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Are you convinced yet? I sure hope so! Here’s to a healthier and happier baby!
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How To Manage Your Earnings As A Blogging Mompreneur
Blogging is a great way for busy moms to earn money. Whether you write your own blog that you monetize or you make money from writing blogs for others, it’s a flexible venture that can help make the most of your writing skills. While it can be a good money-maker, it can also be an unpredictable business – particularly from the financial side.
Working for yourself means that you’re going to need to get a handle on your finances. The following tips are a good place to start from managing your blogger earnings so that you can make a living from out of your blogging work.
Get some savings behind you
If you’re leaving another job to start blogging full-time, you’re going to need some savings behind you. Having some savings is important for those months when work is quieter than usual, or you’re struggling to get those invoices paid. As you continue to earn from your blogging, make sure you save a portion of it to put in your ‘rainy day’ fund. Try to save enough to cover your outgoings for three months, which should give you time to seek alternative work if blogging dries up.
Keep your blogging earnings and other finances separate
When you’re making a business out of blogging, you need to treat it like a professional business, and that means having a separate account. Make sure that all of your earnings are paid into one bank account that you can then pay yourself out of. This will help you to manage any business expenses you might have and make it easier for you to keep control of your money.
Save for your taxes
As well as having an emergency fund, you’re going to need to save for your tax bill too. Nobody wants to deal with that shock at the end of the year, so make sure that you put aside what you need as you earn it. Read up on what you need to know about tax and make sure you know all of the deadlines of when key payments are due.
Get savvy with invoicing
Working for yourself requires an element of trust in your clients. You expect them to pay their invoices on time and in full, but there are never any guarantees that someone will stick to their word. If you find yourself struggling with late payments, agree on payment terms firmly in advance and set clear deadlines for when you expect to be paid. You can ask for a retainer before you begin work so that you’ve had at least a partial payment upfront. I highly recommend using PayPal for all of this.
If late payments start affecting your finances, you might want to read up on how fast cash loans work. A cash loan could tide you over until your invoices are paid, but you should be cautious about how much you borrow. Other solutions include hiring a collection service to help you resolve any disputes or seriously overdue payments.
There’s some good money to be earned from blogging, and it can be a great career to fit around being a mom. If you’re thinking of going for it, learn to avoid the common mompreneur mistakes that many moms face at the beginning. With the right attitude and some organization, you can turn your dreams of being a full-time blogger into reality.
I thoroughly enjoy my career as a blogger and I know you will too! Horray for blogging mamas!
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