Tag Archives: outsourcing

The Step-by-Step Guide to finding the right Nanny

The Step-by-Step Guide to finding the right Nanny

Honestly, I started looking for a nanny while I was still pregnant. But (surprise, surprise!) most nannies are interviewing for positions where the baby is born already … rookie mom moment on my part, for sure! My early search was largely based on how anxious I was feeling about a nanny: Would my child be… Read More

Should I Hire a Virtual Assistant (VA) or an Online Business Manager (OBM) to Cover My Maternity Leave?

Should I Hire a Virtual Assistant (VA) or an Online Business Manager (OBM) to Cover My Maternity Leave?

The answer to the question of “who should I hire?” really depends on a few factors. To find the right answer for you requires considering the amount of planning you can feasibly do before your leave, your budget, the level of involvement and/or responsibility you want your team member to have and what you want… Read More

Five Ways Your Business Skills Help Prepare You For Motherhood

Five Ways Your Business Skills Help Prepare You For Motherhood

I work with a lot of whip-smart women who are rocking it in the business world. When they meet with me for the first time about maternity leave planning, one of the fears that often comes up is whether or not they will succeed at this parenting and motherhood thing. There’s so much that you… Read More

5 Steps To Take For Your Budget (So You Can Still Pay Yourself) While On Leave

Money. It’s on every business owner’s mind, and I’ll dare to say that for the pregnant business owner, I’ve seen finances be the thing that makes taking maternity leave seem extra daunting. In most countries, there simply aren’t any financial protections for self-employed women who are having a baby. That’s why I’ve brought in the… Read More

The Step-by-Step Guide to finding the right Virtual Assistant

The Step-by-Step Guide to finding the right Virtual Assistant

While there are several key issues you need to think through before hiring a VA for your maternity leave, there is also the actual hiring process. I thought I would walk you through, step by step, to actually making a hire. This is the process I have used myself, and supported clients in implementing. You… Read More

5 tips for hiring a VA for your maternity leave

5 tips for hiring a VA for your maternity leave

When you need expert advice, you’ve got to go to the source! This week I have the pleasure of introducing you to Diana Prowitt, a fellow business owner and Virtual Assistant. Diana specializes in offering solutions for entrepreneurs wishing to devote more time to developing customers, increasing sales and growing their businesses. She shares her top… Read More

8 Household Chores to Outsource (So You Can Focus on Your Business!)

8 Household Chores to Outsource (So You Can Focus on Your Business!)

Grocery shopping Many major grocery stores now have the option to shop online and have your groceries delivered to your home. Huge time saver and a potential money saver – I mean how many times do you realize you made impulse buys when putting the groceries away that you really could have done without?  … Read More

8 questions to ask to design a ghostwriter workflow for your maternity leave

8 questions to ask to design a ghostwriter workflow for your maternity leave

Last week Kimberly shared her tips for how to find the right match for a ghostwriter. Once you have found the right person, it’s crucial to set up a workflow. This post goes into detail about what questions you need to ask yourself to figure out what the ideal workflow will be for you.  … Read More

How to find the right ghostwriter to produce content while you are on leave

How to find the right ghostwriter to produce content while you are on leave

I was thrilled to be able to pick the brain of fellow business owner and mama Kimberly Crossland of The Savvy Copywriter. Check out her expert guidance on how to keep your content wheel turning during pregnancy with the help of a ghostwriter.     Present one topic to a dozen writers and you’ll get… Read More

A four category system for planning your maternity leave

A four category system for planning your maternity leave

I recommend using a four category system to plan how the key functions of your business will continue running while you are in milky mama-baby land. So, grab your list of things you do on a daily, weekly, monthly, or quarterly basis, and let’s dive right into the categories. Keep in mind you could, at… Read More