The Internet has become a very important tool in learning. Happy Mommy is a home business that began with the aid of the Internet and Social Networking. Here, we interview Happy Mommy to ask about her inspirations and how the Internet has been helpful.
What made you start Happy Mommy?
I started Happy Mommy when I realized how baking makes me happy. I started baking cheesecakes since it’s my all time favorite dessert.
Since when where you into baking?
I only had the chance to bake when I left my work and decided to be a full time mom to my kids.
Why the name Happy Mommy?
I wanted two words that sounded a like.
Where did you get the inspiration to pursue this?
I have always gotten my inspiration from my kids.
Were there any doubts or hesitations in the beginning?
None. My husband was very confident about my home baked goodies and it helped motivate me to go on with it.
What was the reaction of your family and friends with this? How supportive are they?
Everyone in the family’s very supportive and I couldn’t be more thankful for that. It gave me the courage to keep doing what I love everyday!
How was the 1st year of Happy Mommy? Was it easy? Hard?
It was pure love & joy of baking! It’s a great gift to do what you love everyday and see how you inspire others to do the same.
How do you balance [work], being a mom, and baking?
I force myself to practice time management everyday (laughs). Because I have no choice but to balance and juggle everything everyday. I wake up to prepare breakfast, I ready myself for work (from home), look after the kids, cook lunch and dinner, bath the kids, and after work, I bake at night to prepare my customer’s orders. There are times that I cannot believe that I’m able to do all these but focusing and prioritizing what you need to do is the big key.
What is your favorite goodie to bake?
It would have to be my Blueberry Cheesecake because it’s my favorite dessert.
What is the hardest order you’ve baked?
It wasn’t a customer’s order but it was for our daughter’s birthday. I made her pink ombre cake and it frustrated me a lot because I wanted it to become perfect (laughs).
How do you stay in shape even when you’re surrounded with all that sweets?
I guess working from home, doing all chores, two kids and baking helped me keep my shape (smiles). But seriously, I have always been a skinny person ever since I was a kid. I only gained weight when I got pregnant with our first daughter then, went back again to being skinny.
What are you, your husband, and your kids’ favorite Happy Mommy product?
We all love Happy Mommy’s Cheesecakes.
What is your most-ordered product?
My most ordered products would be blueberry cheesecakes and red velvet cakes my customers’ all time favorite!
What character traits are important if someone will go into a similar business?
I always believe in the saying “Do what you love and love what you do”. Just do what makes you happy and be grateful everyday. And it’s a fact that you can learn the basics in baking just by reading & watching tutorials online.
How important is social networking for your business?
My husband did all the effort in marketing and branding my home business. Facebook is a big, big tool in promoting my home business in public.
How did you get that TV interview you had a few months ago?
I was invited by a friend of mine who works for the TV show. They got interested with the fact that I’m a full time mom who works from home and who learned baking through the use of the internet.
What was the feeling? Did it become more surreal?
Yes! And it was a milestone for Happy Mommy. All questions they had for me were perfect for my answers (laughs). I enjoyed my first TV guesting and I’m really looking forward for more TV guesting.
Do you have repeating customers? What do you do to make them come back?
Yes I do. And I’m very happy for having loyal customers. I just make sure I give a quality product that will make them come back.
What advice can you give to those who wish to start a home business?
“Just do it” has always been the best words to everyone who wants to start something. If you want to do something and you know you’d be happy about it, today is the best time to start.
You can visit their Facebook page: facebook.com/sweetsbyhappymommy