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3 Things To Do Before You Work From Home

This is part 2 on the series So You Hate Your Job. This series is NOT about making money online and it’s notSo You Hate Your Job.. about getting rich quick. I’m writing to the mom who, everyday, put her children away while she goes to work for someone else and she HATES it. At the end of this series you will have a different perspective on your ability to negotiate with your boss and spouse, a better idea of what you type of home business will work for you and  ideas on how to make it happen. I’ll even give some suggestions on what type of businesses you can do from home. Click here if you missed part 1.

When you’re at work, quietly and desperately praying that your child’s school nurse doesn’t call your job, that’s when you also quietly and desperately pray for a job idea to work from home. You run through your mind the different things you’ve heard about others.

  • Mary’s cousin’s, friend’s sister-in-law is making $5,000 a month stuffing envelopes. Mary wouldn’t lie about that?
  • The internet guru on line said he make’s $10,000 a day in his pj’s. His website looks legitimate.
  • My very own friend’s sister, stays home and makes money selling cakes and cookies. How hard can that be?
  • Everybody is making lots of money working from home, what can I do?

Before you beat up on yourself or let your dreams fade away here are some things to consider.

1. Not every “business opportunity” that you hear or read about is legitimate. When faced with a “guaranteed money making opportunity!” check  The Better Business Bureau. Or Google complaints and buisness-name.

2. Making money online is absolutely possible, but it will not be immediate. Setting up websites, optimizing them, driving traffic and marketing to a particular niche requires much learning. And a good portion of the internet gurus make their money while in pj’s because they get to capitalize on your ever-hopeful ignorance.

3. Just because someone “looks” like he or she is making money doesn’t mean that they are really making money. Many people don’t have basic business knowledge. So your sister’s friend may be selling cakes but has she priced it appropriately?  Your pricing won’t be the thing that will make you, but it WILL be the thing that break you.

While you are going to work and hating it, spend your lunch time and evenings doing these 3 things before you quit your job to work from home.

  1. researching legitimate businesses
  2. learning about internet marketing
  3. developing some business skills

Do this for a minimal of 3 days a week and you will cut your learning curve considerably before you start to you work from home.

Leave your comments if you have any other suggestions of things to do before going to work from home.

To Our Mutual Success, Lady T

  • dennis
    March 17, 2010 at 8:09 pm

    I search the net looking for this type of content to give me ideas on future articles that I am going to write on this same general subject. Appreciate reading your article and thanks for the great content and information on Legitimate home businesses.

  • Judy
    March 6, 2010 at 4:56 pm

    Boy does my good friend ever need to read this article. She gets so stuck thinking that there is only one way and she doesn’t know how to do it (the one way). Just because I am in the health niche working online, doesn’t mean she has to do it my way. I’ll surely be sending her here! Great post. Thanks.
    .-= Judy´s last blog ..Hemorrhoid Home Remedies =-.

    • Lady T
      March 7, 2010 at 4:39 pm

      Yes so many people get stuck on the “one way to do it” train. It’s usually the literal thinkers who are also hands on learners. Have a little mercy on her. LOL.


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