Are you stuck at your 9-5? Or perhaps you like your 9-5, but want to find a way to make extra cash? Well, you don’t need to go outside the home to find a second career. You may want to look into staying at home while you earn that extra income. Have you considered working at home?
While it’s true that working at home poses it own challenges no different from a 9-5 job. The biggest benefit to working at home is the sense of fulfillment that you get from being able to spend time in the comfort of your own environment with your loved ones. There’s really no other kind of work that allows you to watch your child grow up while you are building your own business. While working at home is just as challenging as any other 9-5 job, the difference is in the intangible benefits:
You can manage your own business.
If you want to become financially independent, don’t get a second job, start a business. While working at a traditional job requires expenses of time and money to get out to work, when you work at home you can save yourself these expenses. You desk is just minutes from your bedroom. You eat what your family eats, and you can even work in your pajamas. The expenses that typically burden someone when they work out of the house are non-existent.
When you run your own business, you earnings and savings are your own. You can plot your own goal for your business and work on them at your own pace. You destiny is in your own hands. This gives you the flexibility to work outside the box without a boss standing over you asking you to work harder for minimal pay. You can simply work smarter and grow your business to financial independence your own way.
You get to chose your clients
When you work at home for yourself, you have the final say on whether you will accept a project. When you work for someone else, you don’t have the option of choosing your boss. As your own boss, you can literally fire your bad clients and only work with the good ones.
Luckily, good clients are not that hard to find. The reason is that the marketplace is full of people who are also taking the same path to financial freedom. As like minded people, many will understand the concept of working smarter. Also, without the overhead of running an office outside the home, many times you can afford to charge less than the large corporations. If you are good at what you do, you will attract a number of good clients.
You get to chose your projects
Along the same lines as finding the right clients, you can also find the right projects for yourself. Why take on a drab project that you will dread working on every day. This is your own business. Enjoy it! You can pick a project that suits your own passions and give it your full attention. When you are passionate about your work, you will find that the financial rewards will follow.
You get to set your own hours
Can you imagine going in to your boss and telling him that you prefer to work between the hours of 9:00pm and 6:00 am because you are a night person? You probably won’t get an answer that you’d like. But when you work for yourself, you can chose the hours that work for you without having to worry about stamping your timecard. Go ahead and show up to work at midnight!
You can watch your family grow as you do all these things
Some of you may not yet have families, but some day you may. The time that you have with your loved ones is precious. Imagine that when you leave for your 9-5, the majority of your time is spent away from your loved ones. That’s time that will never be regained. Perhaps, you make up for it with snatches of time in the evenings before bed, but ultimately it’s lost time. Now imagine working at home on your flexible schedule. You could have lunch with your child and watch them grow up with you in the house. When you need to stretch your legs out of your home office, you can look up and see your 2 year old playing with his blocks. Perhaps you can take a long lunch with an old friend. These are little things that can help you keep the passion alive.
Now these are 5 reasons that you will want to work from home. Either you want to transition from your current 9-5 job or you want to earn some money on the side. Don’t look for another 9-5, find a way to get the job done from home.
If this is a prospect that you find exciting and intriguing, you can get started finding a work at home project right here. I’ve set up a work at home project board on this blog to help you find your work at home projects quickly and efficiently. If you haven’t explored it before, you can take a look at it now.
How to Start Working from home right now
The Riches Corner job board is a project board powered by the Donanza Search Engine. This is a search engine that aggregates projects from reputable companies around the net. That means that you don’t have to spend your time hopping from website to website looking for your work at home opportunity. It’s all here in one place. You can browse through the listings or even just plug in a search term to find the work at home project suited to your needs. You can then apply right away.
This is a completely free service. When you apply, you will be taken to the company that is offering the job and you finish filling out your application on their site. As you are starting out, you’ll find that many of these projects allow you to set your own asking price by bidding on the project. In the beginning, you may need to try out a few different bids to find the price point for your projects.
But these are all free services, so go ahead and try it out. You may land the project that gets you started on a lucrative home career.