Working from home is work. If this simple statement doesn’t disappoint you, keep reading. We all know that the Internet is full of fortune fantasies. It can happen, but it doesn’t just land in your lap.
Let’s think about it. You’ve read some of those jobs that claim you’ll instantly be earning $500 a day spending only a few minutes working from home. All you have to do is type in a little info, and the money starts rolling in. Hmmm, why would people even bother getting a college degree when they can make $250,000 a year without doing much of anything?
This misconception is the reason that legitimate work from home opportunities get a bad rap. So, let’s get real about working from home. Are you self-disciplined? Do you have a quiet space that you can work at? Do you need flexibility in your schedule to make a little extra money?
Working from home may be more work than a “real” job.
The reality is that when you get started, you’ll end up putting in a lot of extra hours learning the ropes and trying to find the right opportunity for you. Keep this in mind when you get started because you don’t want to invest the time and effort only to give up before it becomes self-sustaining.
Working from home for someone else.
If you expect that you’ll be putting in some time, you won’t be disappointed. After all, you still get to create your own schedule. You can do data entry at midnight in your pajamas. Even better, can’t get to sleep? Instead of surfing your MySpace account, try writing a blog for someone that wants to pay you for it.
Starting up your own business online.
The beginning is where most of the work is required. Tasks like setting up a website, joining forums, posting blogs, social media, and much more take a while to get started. Once you’re up and rolling, it will get easier.