Working from home. Is it Possible?

Work at home

Believe it or not there are millions of people working from there home right now. The generic Youtube videos of some guy holding a wad of cash and driving around a rented BMW may fool you into thinking that working from home is just a huge get-rich-quick scheme, however there’s many different ways that working from home is actually doable. The simplest example of a job that allows you to work from home would be web design/development. Millions of web designers/developers work as self-contractors or freelancers right from the comfort of their own home and do not have to put up with the headache of answering to a boss every day at work.

Web designers are not the only group of people who get to work from home. Some more examples of this include E-commerce business owners, SEO Consultants/Agents, Digital artists, Software engineers, accountants, customer service representatives, bloggers, and the list goes on and on. Working from home is much simpler than the youtube gurus may lead you to believe. The first step to obtaining this job is to develop a skill that will be of some value to clients/businesses. Are you a good writer, coder, or someone who knows how to manage a server? All of these skills could potentially land you an online job.

Now the next question i’m sure you’re asking is, “how do i find employers/clients online”? Well there’s many different ways you can go about doing this. For starters you can check out some of the many available freelance websites such as Upwork, or Freelancer. These websites allow you to post your credentials, and submit proposals to potential employers in which your skills could be of some use to. Keep in mind, getting started on these websites isn’t always easy. there’s  a lot of competition as there will probably be many others that have more experience, or better ratings than you. Try to gain an edge over your competition by writing customized proposals to your employers which specifically cater to their specific needs. Employers love when you give your full attention and interest into helping them.

Lastly, it’s also important to understand that working from home normally takes time to be able to do as a full time career. This means you should not quit your day job right away and hope that some top company will pick you up and start paying you a livable wage. Try to set aside 2-3 hours of your free time each day to building up an online resume, as well as experience in your particular field. Don’t forget the additional options previously listed such as starting an E-commerce business or blog, as success in these areas can be achieved even with limited free time if you do a little bit of research. Anyways, whatever you choose to do just stay positive and remember, everything in life takes hard work and trial and error so don’t get discouraged if your ventures don’t quite work out right away.

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