A work from home career or business, no matter how attractive it is to everyone, may not be for everybody who is not willing to make ends meet. There are several conditions and factors to take into consideration before one embarks on this unfamiliar territory of employment. I wouldn’t be surprised if I meet people who are not really keen into leaving their comfort zones and starting a new life. Watch this video and find out how I started my work from home career here.
Apparently, there are also others who have cracked the code to successfully running a business at home. Take a look into your personality and see if you can handle this new work at home career. If you answered yes to all of the questions below, then you know you are ready, fit and able to sustain your work from home career.
- Do you know how fix and manage your schedules?
- Can you discipline yourself to not procrastinate?
- Do you have excellent work ethics?
- Can you multitask? Are you multi-talented?
- Are you comfortable working alone or do you constantly feel the need to be with other people?
- Does my family support and acknowledge my home-based franchise or small business?
- Do you know how to communicate well when visual feedback is limited?
- Do you have the necessary space and facilities to operate a business from home?
- Is this office space conducive enough for work?
- Is my office space not easily accessible by my family or pets?
- How motivated are you in running your own business at home?
- Do you know how to fight the urge to buy milk, pay bills or other errands?
- Are you willing to set boundaries with your family & friends whenever you are in work mode?
- Will you be able to separate work life and home life?
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While there are millions of other questions to ask yourself on how ready and able you are to devote yourself to building a work from home career or business, the one key thing to note is how functional your work from home space is inside your home. Your space should be devoid of interruptions and distractions to ensure maximum productivity.
The people around you must also respect and honor the commitment it takes to manage a work from home business and offer you the peace and quiet you need when you are at work. When you know you got yourself all figured out, running a business from home can be quite rewarding! Think you are ready? Read then the 5 Steps to Start Working From Home.
What is an activity management plan?
When you are constantly juggling between tasks and time, it is now the perfect moment when you know how to manage your activities to give more space and time for doing what you want. Isn’t that we are here for? Our long time credo to help others become financially free through online marketing and blogging (watch this video on what platform we use to do this here) means being 80% productive out of the 20% work we did. And we didn’t do just that by mismanaging our activities.
The 24-hour time you have is just like everyone else’s. What you do with them is the only thing that sets you apart. How then can you create this plan to manage all your activities?
SCHEDULE. Let us go back to the basics. Managing often begins with a layout. Try doing this in Excel or best, your calendar. Maximize your availability. The rich and successful people value their time so much they HIRE people to schedule it. Why not do it also? Finding a layout and formatting it might be the most challenging part because you have to maintain it in the future and it has to be the best one that you can understand and keep track off easily.
LIST. Now that you have decided on a format, list down your activity that is as early as one week ahead. Again, this management plan is for your online marketing activities – not your time. The “time” part will follow.
TRACK. When you feel like your days and long and your weeks are short, check back on your calendar and find out where all of your time is going and whether you have managed 80% of the 20% you have devoted to doing your Empower Network duties. Give yourself realistic goals and honest expectations. If you think researching the competition takes 2 hours than the usual, write that down.
PRIORITIZE. After listing your activities and tracking which tasks are the ones that make you productive, prioritize them in order of how they will affect your health, wealth, and relationships. When you constantly address activities that make you rich, healthy, and emotionally stable, then wouldn’t you be leading a complete life then? Isn’t that one of our goals? Watch this video too on how I made myself one of the top 7 Figure earners in the online marketing industry.
Time is constant in our lives but activities are the ones that CHANGE. By giving more significance on activities that bring you success, it is easier then to let go of the ones that don’t. Discipline and perseverance will be your allies and procrastination your enemy.
Manage your activities and plan them in a way that will combat time and the hectic chaos of your life. Who knows, by being religious to such tasks, you might even end up with more time that usual for recreational activities.
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Back before when we have discussed how working from home is the new era, it seems like we have struck a nerve from our readers both negatively and positively. We cannot help but also have questions from people who are not certain about their future when they work from home and join Empower Network Australia. Fortunately, there are people who are open-minded about the concept of becoming your own boss and building their enterprise while working from home who gave us quite positive feedbacks about it.
Apart from working at home is anyone’s dream, there are so many reasons that I can write on how fun, beneficial and productive working from home is. I couldn’t give more emphasis on its advantages but I also can understand how taking and making the first step to get started is the hardest part.
Start on your skillset. Do you know what kind of work do you want to do? Decide on a career path and start from there. You might have been in the corporate world so much you can’t think of a career to embark on that actually makes YOU the boss. But in reality, your skills should be something you capitalize on. What is the reason that makes your former boss pay you wages every month for? Use that! If you have been writing for the company for years, why not become a freelance writer or set up a firm where you can house writers and have companies pay them for hire per hour. Try WordPress or Blogger and make money off blogging. See how you can do this by watching this video here.
Research, study and train. Leaving your corporate life can be daunting so make sure you have enough ammunition at hand to take the first step out of it. Look up on opportunities and different ways on making money while at home. Say, if you decided to start up a blog and capitalize on it, check out tutorials on making blogs and setting up money-making widgets from affiliates and ads. Apply all these research and train yourself on becoming very good at what you are currently teaching yourself with. Master tests online such as grammar, spelling, writing or typing tests. Get certificates from authorized institutions such as Google if you are into internet and online marketing.
Set up now. Furnish copies of certificates, permits, recommendations and referrals. Allot a small working space at home where you have your computer, internet, and phone all geared up and ready. Create a calendar for tasks you will do in the first 3 months of being a work-from-home employer to garner enough leverage in the playing field.
Now that you have decided that working from home is something you can build your career on, then get started on how to work from home and setting up your home office for your Empower Network business in the process. Hey, it was never easy. Check out how I started here by watching this video.
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