Monday, September 17, 2007

Tuesday Tip Day with Elena Lipson

What tip would you like to give others that are WAHP or want to be?

I'd give them three tips:
First, I would say, anything that you decide to do, make sure that it is something you are passionate about or at least very good at (AND can do after your little ones are asleep). If this is a business where you must contact people during business hours, you may need to incorporate the costs for hiring baby sitters. That is, unless you are lucky enough to have grand-parents or family nearby who can help you on a daily basis or when you are in a pinch.

Second, a great way to be a WAHP is to go into business with a trusted friend. That way the workload can be split based on your strengths. And, you would have someone that could cover for you when needed.

Finally, make sure to do at least a simple business (family) plan before you begin anything. You would be surprised how helpful this first step is in helping you sort your thoughts out and evaluate an opportunity or business.

I totally agree with #1, for if you get into something you don't have the passion for you'll lose the interest fast. Never thought of #2, but I can see where it could help. Thank you for your tips.