So, you want to work from home…
So, you’re ready to be your own boss, work from home, and make a better life for yourself and family. Great! However, what will you choose to do? The decision is most likely one of the most important you will make, so be sure you start by asking yourself, what is it I want?
You're looking at this as a lifestyle change and to make your life better, so you need to clearly know and visually see your dream. Consider what drives you to get out of bed each day. Is it that you wish to provide for your family in order to improve upon your and your family’s standard of living? Most likely it is. However, everyone has their own goals and dreams. But, basically, each of us wants these basic things:
• family and friends
• time and financial freedom.
Through due diligence, research each prospective business opportunity you believe will accomplish your basic goals. Consider:
• How Long Has The Company Been In Business?
• Is The Product Or Service Unique?
• Is There A Need For The Product?
• Is The Product Or Service Trendy Or A Fad?
• Can You Generate Immediate Income With The Opportunity?
• Is The Investment Into The Company Reasonable
• Is There Leadership In Place Committed To YOUR Success?
• Does The Company Provide Training And Support?
• Does It Look Like Something You Would Enjoy Doing?
Then, once you find that opportunity, which best suits you and will provide you with the opportunity to offer a valuable product and generate an immediate, as well as develop a long-term residual income, you will need to set up a specific work area, dedicated only to your new business. Then, an important step is to develop your business plan, and how best you can, and will, dedicate your time and efforts toward your new business.
However, be prepared, your first six months is going to be your biggest challenge in your new work-at-home business. You will have to learn to transition from your normal nine to five routine. No longer will your day be as structured, with all those meetings, deadlines, and bosses. You’ll find it is a huge transition when you begin working at home, as there is ALOT more freedom, which is why most of us want to do it. You’ll suddenly find yourself with the ability to spend time with your children, meet a friend for coffee or lunch, work out, or just take the afternoon off if you choose.
But, if you REALLY want money to go with your newfound freedom, you have to become highly disciplined. You must learn to stay focused and productive while still enjoying the benefits of working from home. Maintain your normal routine of presenting yourself professionally, even at your home work station. Dress for success, even at home. Ensure that you do not introduce any non-business habits or influences in your dedicated work space, such as TVs, radios, personal cell phones, etc. Keep your space as you would when you worked within an office atmosphere. Do not allow yourself to develop a lackadaisical approach to your business. Remember, it’s all about the dream and reminding yourself that you can and will do it.
One of the best things to remember is, this can be done part time, but it cannot be a hobby.” A hobby can easily be pushed aside for something you consider “more important.” But if this is truly your business, and you want to make your work-from-home opportunity a profitable and viable business, which earns you the maximum amount of money possible, you have to treat it as a business. Consider this quote: “There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when circumstance permits. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses, only results.” Therefore, you MUST totally commit yourself and realize that success won’t just fall into your lap. If anyone attempts to tell you this, be seriously concerned about what they are trying to sell you!
Lastly, please remember, being busy is not being productive. “Don't mistake movement for achievement. It's easy to get faked out by being busy. The question is: Busy doing what?” ? Jim Rohn