October 18, 2017

Author’s Note

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Earn Income from home the right choice for You?

If you’ve just begun your search for a work at home opportunity, you probably have a beautiful concept of what working from home is like. You probably imagine yourself waking up whenever you want, sliding your feet into fuzzy slippers and shuffling to the kitchen to get some coffee, then shuffling along to your office to put in another wonderful day at work, then later going to the mailbox to pick up your weekly commissions of several thousand dollars. I hate to burst your bubble, but it doesn’t work that way. Actually, let me clarify that and say it doesn’t always work that way.

The truth is, working at home is usually a lot harder than working in an office somewhere. Scammers and hyped-up business opportunity ads have given us the belief that working at home is oh-so-easy. We just relax on a tropical beach, and check in on our bank accounts via cell phone. I’m sure you’ve seen ads like that. Those of us who already work from home online know better!

Here are some things you should consider before jumping into working at home online:

How much do you want to earn? – in the beginning be prepared to earn less than you would at a job outside the home, a simple data entry or customer service job pays $12.00 an hour in the regular workforce might pay $6 or $7 an hour at home as a virtual assistant. There are exceptions of course. some work from home ideas are successful! Online you can take up blogging, websites, sponsored affiliate programs,or open your own online store for any niche on the web! Please remember making money online at home does not pay hourly either, your compensation is directly related to the hours you commit to product launch, content management, and marketing to your customer base.

Do you need benefits? – the majority of full time work at home entrepeneurs at least on start up, have some other means (spouse) providing coverage such as health insurance and dental insurance.

Taxes? – Companies that hire you as an actual “employee” take on the part of tax liabilities and they take taxes out of your pay, as your own online internet boss you as an “independent contractor,” are responsible for paying your own taxes.

Work availability? – For you as an independent contractor, it’s important to understand there is no employer obligated to provide any work for you. Like ‘Bricks and Mortar’ companies there are busy seasons and slow seasons. During a busy season, you might be working 50-60-70 hours a week,
and then the slow season arrives you may only have 10 hours of work per week. If your income is especially important to your household, definitely keep that in mind. However, just like many of us starting online from home we choose to work part time, providing multiple streams of income.
If one slows down, they simply start working more for the other.

How motivated are you? – If you are the type of person who usually needs a kick in the rear to get moving, working at home will be very hard on you.You have to be extremely disciplined to sit down at the computer,log in and actually WORK each day.There are so many distractions in the home that will pull you away from work if you let them.You have to be very focused and set a schedule for yourself, just like you would at a job outside the home.

Do you mind solitude? – Working at home can be lonely. If you thrive on social interaction, working alone can be difficult to adjust to. However, you can ease this by spending time with friends frequently, or joining some online groups to chat with like minded people.

Flexibility? – Some employers require you to work a specific set schedule, while others might be more flexible, allowing you to choose your own hours. Give some thought to which type of schedule would work best for you. When I first decided to work from home, I set a rigid schedule, and I hated it! I had forgotten that was one of the things I disliked about working outside the home – living by someone else’s schedule. Think about how you work best, and choose accordingly.

Choosing work that fulfills you – This is SO important! Right now you’re probably thinking, “I don’t care what type of work I do, as long as it brings in the $$$$$.” I guarantee that attitude won’t last long. Like I said, you will need to be extremely self-motivated and self-disciplined to work at home, and your job will be a lot easier if you actually like what you do! Think about the type of person you are, and the type of niche that suits you best. Give some thought to your “vision” of working from home, and try to find a market that will complement that.

Do you even want a “job?” – When some people decide they want to “work at home,” they don’t want a regular J-O-B at all. What they want is the freedom to set their own schedule and do work they love.
It’s certainly possible to find those qualities on the internet, but it can be difficult. If this describes you, organize your thoughts, take notes, and focus on your existing talents and abilities.
I think many people shy away from the idea because starting on the web seems so overwhelming. But people do this every day! It’s not hard at all. If you don’t know much about business but have an interest, start learning! There are so many great resources on the internet today.

Regardless of what niche you decide on, understand that working at home has challenges. But for most of us who do it, it is also wonderful!!!
Personally, I wouldn’t trade it for anything! And once you find you’re path, you will probably feel the same and I say to you ‘Welcome to the club!’

I hope you enjoyed my ‘Earn income from home’ article,
Give yourself little challenges every day, Never give up on your dreams!

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Regards, Irina
Work at home biz 24-7

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