It seems that everyone who has access to high-speed internet wants to work from home. It’s certainly true that there are plenty of advantages to doing so – but it’s also true that working from home brings its own unique challenges. Before you start telecommuting, consider these tips to keep you on track.
Many times when people begin self-employment, they overlook what their passions are. They might get into something that they might think is a good niche just because they see others succeeding. But that does not mean you will succeed as well. And the reason behind this is because it might not connect with your passion. When was the last time that you did something you were passionate about and decided to quit because you failed at it? Most likely you kept at it until you became successful, correct? Well, the same applies to getting involved in the Entrepreneurship field. Think about what passions you have in life. Make a list of those things and see how you can identify a niche that relates to your passions. By doing this you will be able to connect your WHY to your passion.
ACTION ITEM: What will I do today to become more profitable, both personally and professionally? What do I believe about being profitable and what model am I working from or creating? What people will I connect with to advance my goals? Do I need a coach to play my best business game?
Your Entrepreneurship business will be most successful if you base it on something that you already know quite well. Many people make the mistake of starting a business with the thought that they will pick things up as they go. That is true, but you are going to have much more success if you have expertise on your side first. Figure out your strengths and build a business around that.
E. Remember to take a break! Too often when working from home we can go from one extreme to the other, either too many breaks or not enough. A good guide is to realise that you need to eat before you start, have tea breaks in between to get away from the keyboard and do not forget to have lunch. Don’t go working for say 5 hours without a break, you wouldn’t do that in an office or factory so why do it at home. Too many times I hear people say, ‘but I would rather get this job finished’. Yes you don’t have travel time to think about, but you must stay healthy too otherwise you can get into a rut of just working too many long hours and not relaxing when you should switch off. And also do not forget your days off!
You’ve completed high school, attended and graduated college. Or, college just wasn’t your thing and you discovered other means of survival. You’re educated, marketable and have already drawn a lay-out of how you’re going to climb the corporate ladder. Well, if the company you work for happens to survive another month, it’s not necessarily an indication that your particular position is safe.
When you work from home, the hours you work are dictated by you and you alone. If you have to go out to get groceries, you just go. If you want to work in the middle of the night, you can. This is especially true of working as a writer.
Yes, you can learn how to write short articles and blogs and place them online where your potential customers will see and read them. You can learn to make short 3 minute videos that show potential customers who you are and why they should buy from you. You can learn the power of social media and how to tap into it. Again, it’s just a matter of knowledge and training.