When I started my journey to work-at-home success, I looked in newspapers and magazines (the Internet wasn’t as big as it is now) for opportunities I could sign up for and start working on right away. Most I found were scams. Some were legitimate and I found myself working at home in sales. I had met my goal of working at home, but I wasn’t happy. I don’t like sales. Eventually I was able to find home-based work in jobs I enjoyed such as social work and writing, which let me to venture out on my own by starting my own business. I was home and I was happy. Yeah me!
Over three years ago I started interviewing successful home-based workers for the Work-At-Home Success podcast. Week after week I heard people tell me the same thing I discovered, “I found a career doing what I love to do.” Aside from doing the work, the second big “secret” to work-at-home success is to find or create work that uses skills or interests you already possess.
Start your work-at-home journey by inventorying all your skills, hobbies, interest and passions no matter how crazy or far-fetched they may be. Do you like to watch TV? Write it down. I find jobs in closed-captioning or entertainment blogger all the time.
After you make your list, think about what people come to you for advice about a lot. Are you known for your chocolate confections or ability to keep your car in top shape without spending a fortune at the mechanic? One of the best ways to make money at home is to provide a solution.
Right now you don’t have to know how each item on your list could be turned into a money-making opportunity. Today you just need to make the list. Keep the list with you and add to it as new ideas come to you.
Leslie Truex is an ideaphoric writer, speaker, entrepreneur, social worker and mom trying to do it all from the comfort of her home. Since 1998, she's been helping others create careers they love by providing work-at-home information and resources through Work-At-Home Success.
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