Yes, you can earn a living working in your home and through the internet. However, it is not an overnight success. As the saying goes “Rome was not built in a day.” You have some decisions to make first. So don’t quite your day job, unless you are without, then put the same hours into developing your new employment.
It is a job, a vocation, a calling, to work from home. The mindset is different. You are no longer working under someone else’s rules. You have the opportunity to write your own. The internet abounds with suggestions, ideas, training materials, and videos telling you how and what those rules should be.
The only rule that is important: You are your employer. What would you do with an employee such as yourself?
Myself? Some days I would fire me. Other days I am the best employee I could hope for. I have a few “jobs” to fill my days. Balancing them all is not easy. There are days when something is neglected, set to the side for the next day. Most of the time it is my blogs. As you can tell from the post dates.
Intent is important. Self-honesty is another necessity. Never take on a task, job, or request that you know deep down you will not like to do and perhaps put off doing. You have the right to turn down any job you wish.
Do you know what you would love to do more than anything else? When I started this journey of being my own boss, some suggestions were to live your passion, do what you love to do and the money will follow. Well, I love to crotchet, knit, create jewelry, garden, train my dogs, raise rodents and reptiles, and sketch or draw. I enjoy being creative more than anything. I also enjoy helping people, watching their eyes light up when a solution works for them or they get an “Aha” moment.
I attempted the craft business, but stopped enjoying crocheting and knitting, even jewelry making. The dust began collecting on my projects and supplies. The same with drawing. My garden is barren, now more because of the drought conditions we Californians find ourselves in. But before that, because I lost the fun. Training dogs is easy, it is the people you have to train and they do not always lend themselves to learning. Many enter the task with the idea you will fix their dogs or cats.
The one thing I truly love more than anything and do not find a chore, unless I have a deadline, is writing. Writing in a way that is helpful and insightful to others. The chore is learning how to write in a way that engages the audience and provides a way to be found through the search engines. I also like research, working behind the scenes.
I continue to try different ways of developing an income, some work, some don’t. Then there are those I do not like. I pick and choose what I wish to work on. I make it by, waiting for the day my riches pour in. 🙂 I continue to research training programs for developing a killer website and a six figure income. Many do not fit me.
The question you need to ask yourself is what do you like to do that would not be a chore? Did you enjoy the job you have held? What about that job did you like the most? Can you see yourself working at home for yourself developing a business doing that kind of work?
Are you willing to put in the hours to build your reputation and learn more about using social media? The suggestions include working a 12 to 16 hour day to build a business. However, I prefer the 4 to 6 hour day. Prioritizing your tasks, such as emails, social networking, play time, personal from business, and planning for the week. Set a goal, then create daily steps to help you achieve your goals. Keep a journal, what tasks did you complete and which ones did you set aside, why?
Keeping your daily ritual simple, set a schedule. Do you work better in the morning, afternoon or evenings? You are not tied to a traditional schedule. If you live on the West Coast and end up with clients on the East Coast, you may need to discuss an optimal time to meet with them, if required.
There are no limits to what you can develop for yourself in your own home. The business ideas are only limited by your imagination and desires. The end point is how to best serve your needs.
I am slowly building a Business Opps page, you will find affiliate and multi-level style business opportunities listed here. Each one brings me a small income each month. The more I work at honing ads, the more interest and the greater the income.
What ideas do you have for developing a home business? Do you think it will generate a six figure income? How much do you want to earn in a month, a year, or even in a day?
I would love to hear from you. Leave me a comment.