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.