Imagine this; you roll out of bed around 9am, grab a shower, some breakfast, and head off to work… in your living room. Sounds like a dream come true, right? For any people it is. Working from home allows you to set your own hours, work at your own pace, and saves you from the everyday commute and daily grind. Success in this business is not that simple, however, and many fail working from home.

How do you know that working from home is right for you?

1. Can you get up each morning and say, “let’s get to work?” If so, you have the most important factor in the work at home business: self motivation.

Without the motivation to do your job, you can’t generate the income, and therefore, cannot be successful working from home. For some, the income alone may be the motivation needed. For others, perhaps it the job itself.

Whatever it is, it must be strong enough to get you going each day.

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2. Can you work part-time? Full-time? Sporadically while the kids are napping? Time is a big facor in working from home. The daily time needed may vary, but plan on spending at least three, uninterrupted hours on business each day. You must be able to concentrate on what you’re doing in order to do it efficiently. No distractions!

3. What are your income goals? Some online jobs may seem to pay more, but in comparison to on-site employment, may actually be paying less. If the work you’re doing from home is simply a second income, this may not be a factor for you. If you plan on a full time, at home career, some research is needed before jumping in.

4. Do you need the benefits that come with on-site jobs? Medical insurance is something that everyone should have. You need to ask yourself if you can afford to purchase separate insurance while you work at home, or do you need the discounted rates provided by most employers?

5. Are you a social animal? Working from home might mean no commuting, but it also means no co-workers, no stories, and no “water cooler” gossip. Are you able to work not only independently, but completely alone? Working from home can affect you emotionally and psychologically. For some it may lead to depression from lack of social contact. Make sure you have ways around this before beginning to work from home.

6. Can you do the job? Are you interested in the topic of your work at home job than you are with your current office job? Just like on-site employment, you need to like your job to be successful. If you decide to work at home just to be home all day, then this might not be for you. Before you take an at home job, or start yourown, make sure you’re in it for the long haul.

Find something you feel motivated by, or something you can really get into

If you can answer YES to these questions, then perhaps working from home is an ideal situation for you. Go ahead, find the job that’s right for you, sit back, relax, and give it a try. Good luck!

By Diego Norte

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