Working from Home the Right Way

Working from home for money sounds fantastic to many people. No more boss hanging over a shoulder, no more daily grind, no commute… You can choose your own hours and work in your pajamas, if you want. Yep, working from home for money sounds fantastic. It’s the life.

One mistake that happens when people take the decision to earn money from home is that they relax. They feel free, they kick back, and they slow down. Hey, you can set your own hours now, so why not, right?

Wrong. Working from home simply means you’ve changed your environment. You still have to put in the time, and you still have to invest some hours into making money from home. Work isn’t going to fall from the sky into your lap, and neither is money.

The second mistake many make is they expect to see fast results and huge success from the moment they decide to work from home for money. Plenty of websites scream about overnight success, after all.

Wrong again. While some people did end up with a huge online success on their hands, most people have success that is more modest.

Building a home-based online business involves the same steps as building any other kind of business. Internet or not, you have to put in the time, spend the investment, and make the commitment. Online businesses can flourish, yes, but they’re like any other business – 70% of new ventures fail within the first year.

Despite those odds, you can make money from home. Do your homework and research, have a plan, and don’t expect any overnight miracles. Make a commitment to building your venture with a solid foundation, and be ready to put in the hours.

The only success is the one you build for yourself.

Post by James Chartrand

James Chartrand is an expert copywriter and the owner of Men with Pens and Damn Fine Words, the game-changing writing course for business owners. She loves the color blue, her kids, Nike sneakers and ice skating.