I never considered myself a WAHM (Work-At-Home-Mom) really. I’m just a graphic designer/illustrator. One that works from home. While homeschooling kids. And cleaning up after them and a bunch of animals.
Ok. So I fit the criteria.
I’ve always had my own separate office so it always was “separate” from the house. I think maybe that is why it didn’t feel like the same situation. I also spent many years doing what I do in a corporate office. And I did some freelance for corporations. Not that those are reasons to think I’m anything but a WAHM, I just think my mindset has been a bit unclear about that.
So, now that I’ve come to that realization, I went looking for others like me. And I found a few networks of moms who work from home and some even homeschool. Now I’m working on getting ready for some expos and a few other meetings and it’s sort of exciting. I found a few local groups on meetup.com and actually already knew some people in them.
Now I need to work on marketing myself. Which is actually difficult. I can do marketing for others…but for myself it’s a totally different thing. I guess it’s not really but it sure seems that way.
Well, I am going to work on some marketing materials. I’m going to be completely off the wall and schedule my own projects into the calendar. I have always tried to do them after client jobs were done, or in between on breaks…it never works out. Technically we are supposed to treat our own work as a client project, so that is what I’m going to do.
I’ll post my stuff when I’m done. 🙂