Looking to Outsource? – Don't Forget Your Kids

from Alice Seba 

For those, like me, who work from home with little ones around all the time, you know how hard it can sometimes be to get everything done that needs to be. One way to tackle this problem is to outsource to your kids.

Yes, even children as young as toddlers can be of help to you as a small business owner. Here are a couple of solutions to getting things done in your business and keeping the kiddos occupied, having fun and learning valuable lessons that will serve them well in their adult lives.

Children as young as 2 (or maybe younger in some cases) can complete chores such as cleaning up their room, folding and putting away their clothes, and helping to load the dishwasher. For younger kids (toddler age), take the time to teach them everyday household chores. You might be thinking, ??That??s great Alice, but honestly I can do it faster myself.?? Sure you can, but remember, doing things faster, isn??t what outsourcing is all about.

For older kids, enlist their help in not only household chores, but your business as well. Here are just a few things that children of all age groups can do to help their small business owner parent:

Filing/Shredding
Adding Content to Websites
Checking Emails
Rewriting PLR Content
Article Writing
Article/Press Release Submissions
Cleaning
Bookkeeping
Packing/Shipping
Getting Mail
Word Processing

Yes, it does take a bit of extra time in the beginning. You have to show them what to do and how to do it, but in the long run it will serve both you and your child well. Enjoy the opportunity to spend time with your children while teaching them. It??s a great experience and eventually, they will be able to do things on their own without your assistance. Although usually by that time we wish they wanted our help more. ;-)

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