When I first wanted to work at home, I read books and articles to teach me what was involved and what I had to do. The materials that I found really helpful were the true-life stories of people who were successfully working at home. It was one thing to have theories and steps, but to read about the experiences, pitfalls and other tips people gave was most inspiring and helpful.
In the 1990s the amount of information and number of people working at home was much leaner than it is now. Today, you’re overwhelmed by the blogs, books, articles and more that talk about how to find a work-at-home job, begin freelancing or start a business. And because of that, some of the best information you can get is from others who have gone before you.
People who already work at home can share how they determined the best work-at-home option for them, provide the steps they took to get started, list the challenges along the way, and confess what they wished they’d done differently. And you, as a work-at-home wannabe, can learn from their journey. Through them you can shorten your learning curve, anticipate and overcome problems, and avoid pitfalls.
Work-At-Home Success regularly shares the success stories of average, every day people who turned their dream of working at home into a reality. These people share with you how they chose their idea, how they got started, what their day is like, what they wish they’d known when they started, and much more. Their stories are here to help you reach work-at-home success as well.
Check out the most recent Work-At-Home Success Profiles
- Questions To Ask Yourself Before Deciding to Work From Home
- Work-At-Home Success Profile: How Anita Johnson Turned a Loss Into A Big Win
- Work-At-Home Success Experts Share Their Tips On Preparing For A WAH Job Interview
- Work-At-Home Success Profile: Myra McElhaney Changing Lives, One Good Deed At A Time
- Work-At-Home Success: How Alyssa Ruane Turned Her Passion For Storytelling into a Full-Time Career.
- Work-At-Home Success Profile: How Carla William’s Turned Her Passion for Helping Others Into a Career
- Work-At-Home Success Expert Share Their Tips On Managing Multiple Clients Successfully
- Work-At-Home Success: Alicia Hyatte Is Helping Families Live Healthier, All While Working From Home.
- Work-At-Home Experts Reveal How to Turn Your Part-Time WAH Job Into A Full-Time Career
- Work-At-Home Success: John Goodman Took a Chance and Found His Success!
- Work-At-Home Expert’s Share The Apps They Value the Most
- Work-At-Home Success Profile: How Dick Kuiper Turned His Passion For Writing into A Thriving Career
- Work-At-Home Experts Share Their Tips On How to Find or Start A “Side Hustle”
- Work-At-Home Success Profile: How Beth Beutler Turned Her Experience Into A Thriving VA Business
- Work-At-Home Success Experts Share Their Tips on Surviving the Summer Break
To view all success profiles, visit the Success Stories category.
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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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Myra McElhaney is a writer and speaker who encourages people to Enjoy Life and Do Good!
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Work-At-Home Success: Alicia Hyatte Is Helping Families Live Healthier, All While Working From Home.
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