5 Insane (but true) Things About Working From Home
Work at home parent; yes, I’m one of those. The truth is, we are all work at home parents on some level. Whether you’re working to get your bills paid and your budget balanced, or running an LLC from your home–we all work.
Personally, I’ve had the honor and privilege of building a very successful, fun business over the last 4 years–all from the “comfort” of my own home. If starting a business to earn extra money is something you dream about doing, stick with me as I share with you 5 insane (but true) things about working from home.
#1 Working at home is the easiest, most difficult, relaxing and irritating thing you can choose to do. It’s easy because you don’t have to commute to work, buy expensive clothes, or deal with annoying co workers. At the same time, it’s difficult because you can sleep in way to late, be distracted by the mess in the living room, burn breakfast, and end up not getting anything done. One the one hand you’ll have freedom –and on the other–freedom to discipline yourself into productivity.
#2 You get to do what you want. Once you get past the discipline part, you can settle into doing just exactly what you want for work. Truthfully, when you have the option of being able to work from home, you will also get the option to choose your work. If you are not forced to go out into the traditional “work force” and find a job, you can choose a line of work from home. Do you want to sell your eBooks because you love to write? Do you want to sell your favorite makeup? Up to you! Choose something you love.
#3 You can work anytime you want. Are you a night owl? Love to get up early? Think best between 10am-1pm? Working at home allows from some flexibility in the area of hours. It’s not total flexibility when you have a family to work around and in between. But you do get to pick! Will you work 40 hours per week, or keep it around 20 like me?
#4 Productivity is highest at a desk. Take it from me, don’t try to work from your couch…or the lazy-boy…or the kitchen table. Create a space designed for work. This will cause your productivity to go up, and it will cause the tension to go down. Believe me, it’s much better for your family if you are working from your desk and not from the family area. That way when you are in the family area, you are fully present for them!
#5 It’s easy to get started but hard to keep going. Finally, working at home is easy to start. Anyone can build a website, social media platform and start writing. But most will not KEEP creating their website, posting on social media and writing. This is where those who actually go on to make money and have a successful business and those who continually struggle are separated. It’s always in the consistency factor.
Let’s say that you need to lose a few pounds. The first time you workout, will you see a difference? Nope. The second time your workout, will you see a difference? Probably not. In fact, you likely wont’ see a difference for at least 30 days. The same is true for building a business, only stretch it out even more. You heard me say, I’ve been doing this for 4.5 years. I do it because I enjoy it. I do it because I understand that consistency pays off. And I do it because I choose to keep going.