If you’re anything like me, you relish the idea of making a living working from home.
Advertisements for “online jobs work from home”, “working from home ideas”, “working home opportunities” and other working online home ads are aplenty.
Can you make any money?
The short answer is yes. The more accurate answer is, unless you have some dynamic and innovative idea or product that simply shocks the world that will change everyone’s life or that everyone must have right now, you’re in for a long and winding road.
It’s not to say it can’t be done. It’s not to say it can’t be made simple or easy. It is to say, there’s more to it than meets the eye.
The better questions to ask is, what does it take to make enough money to live on, how long will it take, and are you willing to do what it takes?
Perhaps it’s not necessary to make enough money to live on. Maybe you just want to supplement your income.
Either way, it’s important to understand that there are a lot of people already doing it. Many of them know what they’re doing. Many of them don’t.
There are right ways. There are wrong ways. Maybe there’s your way.
Whatever your plan is, you need to either stand way out and grab a lot of people’s attention quickly or you’re going to have to go through some trials and tribulations. You will probably have to devote a considerable amount of time.
Practice makes perfect, or as close to perfect as you’ll get.
Some people, when they’re at home just want to relax. They just never seem to be able to get in the mood to work unless they get dressed and go somewhere.
Others wake up and work. It doesn’t matter where they are. It’s easy for them to get started.
The operative word is work.
Whether you do the work yourself or hire someone to do it for you, it’s work and it must be done. Otherwise nothing happens.
It helps to have a schedule and a plan and that you stick to it. If not, it is much more difficult to be productive.
Another question that’s important to ask is why you want to do whatever it is you want to do.
If you’re simply doing it for the money, especially if you don’t like the work, you’ll probably get frustrated and/or burn out quickly.
In my case it’s been a life-long dream. I love to write and I fell in love with the process. I have a story to tell and feel qualified to speak as an expert, or at least intelligently, about a few different subjects (food, fitness, and life insurance products).
The fact that the money is not an immediate result is what kept me from doing it sooner.
For me, it was simply time to do what I always wanted to do.
I’d be lying if I said it’s been easy.