Not yet registered? Create a OverBlog!

Create my blog

How to work from home and get results?

Many people seeking to work from home do so for a number of reasons, some may be working mums wanting to earn some extra money while looking after their young children. Others may find themselves out of work or no longer wishing to work for a boss anymore. The steps in this article are to help you in being organized to work from home and most importantly to make a success of this career choice.

Know yourself

To make this work efficiently you must know yourself, list your skills, strengths and weaknesses, what you like and dislike. When you work best, are you an early riser or do you work better at night. You will need to show a strong desire to succeed, to be extremely well self-disciplined and have good skills in time management.

Are you qualified?

Working from home is no different than working in an office except your home is your office. If you are not qualified or experienced in a job then you may have to learn a new skill to make this move a successful one.

Consider learning new skills

Look at the opportunities available online for learning new skills that are in positions that are currently ‘in demand,’ many of these skills can be learned online or through local community colleges.

Begin with two jobs

Before you quit your day job work on your home based job in your spare time, build up a network of contacts and gradually as your home based job takes control the loss of a regular income from that job will not be such a financial burden on you or your family.

Set goals

Set yourself achievable and realistic goals or targets to reach, when these are achieved set your next ones a little higher. Keep your outgoing expenses to a minimum, pay off any loans before taking the decision to do work at home work. If your household has a second car cut back to just the one. This will make the difference to you working at home being a success or failure.

Make a part of your home your office

Either use a small room as an office or designate a section of a room as your workspace. Set yourself a routine of when to start and how long to work or how much to achieve each day. Do not allow yourself distractions like the TV to disrupt your work and use the time online productively and only for business. Limit any personal phone calls to outside your working time.

Remain positive

What you do, or how you conduct yourself during difficult phases of working from home will determine whether or not you get the results. Working from home means you can work anywhere, to succeed you must remain positive.

Same category articles Business development

How to chair effective meetings

How to chair effective meetings

Running an effective meeting can be extremely difficult and challenging. Meetings are important as they provide middle and lower-level management with an opportunity to address issues and make suggestions to upper management. When it comes to chairing a meeting, there are several things that should be considered.
How to write a proposal?

How to write a proposal?

For many business ventures, creating a great proposal to attract investors and customers is the first logical step. There is no universal standard for writing a business proposal, but there are several things that you should consider when drafting, finalising, and presenting your proposal. Read this article to learn some helpful tips and things to avoid in order to boost your chances of success.
A guide to company registration in UK

A guide to company registration in UK

Following the correct procedures to register your company in United Kingdom can be a daunting prospect, but if you plan carefully beforehand and complete the requirements in a chronological manner, forming a company should not be exceptionally difficult. First, you need to decide whether you are registering as self-employed, a partnership, a limited partnership, a limited liability partnership, a limited private or public company or a social enterprise. Read on.
Motivational sales quotes and tips

Motivational sales quotes and tips

Selling skills are required in almost all aspects of business. Salesmen and/or sales managers aren't just the ones who need to have an in-depth understanding of the selling process. Every employee in an organisation needs to understand how to sell. Hence, the following are motivational sayings and tips that can be used in selling.