When it comes to working from home, it’s what you know! How can you access your skills? Please don’t make the same mistake I have so many times, I beg you! I’m pretty sure you can figure out by the title of this blog post what I am talking about! It’s what YOU know – not necessarily WHO you know… well, sometimes, LOL! – that counts when you work-from-home.
It took me MANY years to realize the importance of this lesson. But, how do you figure out what you know?
Access Your Skills
It’s time to make a list! I LOVE list making! I find it so much easier to brainstorm!
Gather a pen and a piece of paper. Sit down for a minute or longer, and think about what YOU KNOW!
Do you KNOW how to cook? Do you KNOW how to raise children?
Do you KNOW Word Press? Do you KNOW how to garden?
Think outside-of-the-box. It may take you a week to complete YOUR skills list. Heck, I am still adding onto mine…and, soon you will be too!
What Should You Do From Home?
Make another list … What do you LOVE talking about? What are you
PASSIONATE about? Do people come to you for advice, and if so, what type of advice are they seeking?
Can You Turn a Hobby Into an Income?
Do you have a hobby that could potentially bring in an income? Maybe, you love quilting? Perhaps, you are the crafty-kind and make homemade soaps, lotions, etc.
Whatever your hobby is … WOULD people pay you for it? If so, why not turn it into a small home business?
Do You Have What It Takes?
Over the years, I have realized a few character traits that many freelancers (A fancy term used for “people who work-from-home, work their own hours, etc.) have which I am going to share a few of them with you. You must be self-motivated, determined, be able to efficiently multi-task, be teachable, and of course be creative.
It’s Not For You… That’s Okay!
Many people try to work-from-home and realize that it is not for them. Maybe you can’t handle the stress it puts on you personally. Perhaps, you don’t like the record keeping. Whatever the reason is I want you to know you are not alone.
Why You Should Bow Out with Grace
It goes without saying if you do decide working-from-home is not for you, please bow out with grace. Don’t make enemies on your “way out the door.”
After all, it is your reputation you would ruin, and I sure wouldn’t want that for you. I have seen more freelancers than I care to admit quit hastily, and their attitude leaves a bad taste in everyone’s mouth, AND guess what… that person’s behavior will be remembered. Protect your reputation.