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Where to start When Working from Home

Updated on January 11, 2013

Planning to work from home can be both exciting, yet overwhelming to many individuals. Some individuals give up before even starting because they do not know exactly where they should begin and how they should proceed. Working from home is simple, if you decide to take everything one day at a time.

Find what you love to do

First thing is first, you should find out what you are good at and what you love to do. Hopefully what you are good at and what you love will be the same thing or we may have a tiny problem. It is best to make a list of the things that you know you are good at and the things you enjoy doing for future reference.

Make a list of Skills

Now we have our list of the things we are good at and love. Next step is to make yet another list of the skills that goes along with each thing. Yes, there will be many lists to refer back to, but it will help in the future when trying to find a job that you will love to do.

Know what jobs are out there

This is an important aspect in working from home. Not many people will know what jobs are out there. Luckily, working from home has many different fields you can go into. This article here will help give you an idea of what is out there.

Make Money off Your Skills

Now it is time to refer back to your lists that you made earlier. If you have a lot of customer service experience and like the type of work than working in a virtual call center would fit you. However, if you are a jack of all trades than it may be best for you to try your hand at freelancing because freelancing gives you a little bit more freedom than the other fields.

Go and Never Look Back

Now that you know all the necessary steps to ease your way into the work at home arena, never look back. Always remember you may not believe you can make it in the virtual world, but you will never know until you give it your 110% effort.


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      3 years ago

      Surispring to think of something like that

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      3 years ago

      Enilihtengng the world, one helpful article at a time.

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      William Gerace 

      6 years ago from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

      I totally love working from home. Great points are brought out in this Hub. Since I retired 3 years ago I have not looked back at all. You give some great tips here. Great job!!

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      Chrystal Mahan 

      6 years ago from Michigan

      Working from home isn't easy, but the rewards make it worth it.


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