The Foolproof Plan to Reach Work-At-Home Success in 2017


The New Year is always a time of starting new, starting over, and setting goals. Unfortunately, for too many, by the time February comes around, that new start and the desired goals are nearly forgotten.

Has that happened to you? Have you been wanting to work at home for some time, but haven’t been able to make it happen? This plan is designed to give you all the information, how-to’s and resources you need to finally make your work-at-home dream a reality. While this plan is foolproof, it doesn’t work on its own. You’ll need to make the time and put in the effort. But if you REALLY want to work from home, and can make the commitment to that goal, you can achieve work-at-home success in 2017.

This plan provides everything you need to know and you should work through in the order it’s written. If you jump down to jobs, but haven’t learned about what working at home is like, you’ll end up stuck like you are now.

The challenge to providing work-at-home information is that there is so much, that it can get overwhelming. To help you manage the information on this page, this plan starts with a 3-day outline on how to use the information on this page and put together your own plan to finally work at home in 2017!

So, without further ado, let’s get started…

Three Day Plan to Work-At-Home Success

Here’s a 3-day plan to work your way through this information AND come out the end with a plan to achieve your work-at-home goal in 2017:

Day One of Project Work-At-Home Success 2017

  1. Bookmark, pin or somehow save this page so you can come back to it.
  2. Set 30 to 60 minutes each day to work through this page, as well as to work on your other work-at-home tasks.
  3. Work through the “Get Ready” section below, paying close attention to learning what real WAH work involves and how to avoid scams.

Day Two of Project Work-At-Home Success 2017

  1. Read through the “Get Set” section.
  2. Make a list of all your skills, experience, and interests in your jobs, volunteer work and life in general. If you like to ride horses or motorcycles, write it down.
  3. Check out the links to WAH ideas to get more things you can consider in your WAH career.

Day Three of Project Work-At-Home Success 2017

  1. Read through the “Go” section with focus on the “Getting Started” resources.
  2. Pick 1-3 WAH ideas and begin researching them. If you want a WAH job, check out all the WAH job resources. If you’re thinking of a home business or freelancing, read through those.
  3. Using what you’ve discovered, make a plan to achieve your goal. That means, setting up your goal, determining the tasks that need to be done (i.e. write a resume or business plan), and scheduling your to-dos in your calendar, preferably doing something each day.

Get Ready to Work-At-Home

There are many reasons why people struggle to work from home. The most common I come across are:

  • Looking for the wrong types of work in the wrong places
  • Not focusing on the right tasks
  • Giving up too soon
  • Not being consistent in the work-at-home effort

Success in a home career requires that you give up the idea that you’ll find menial email or typing job on Google, sign up, and make a living wage starting today. You’ll continue to be stuck or worse, end up scammed, if you continue to look for fast and easy work-at-home options. That’s not to say working at home is complicated, but there is no sign-up-today-to-rich-tomorrow program.

Along with learning the right and wrong types of work-at-home options, you need to focus on the activity that makes money. While social media can be a great tool for finding work or promoting a home business, it’s also a huge time suck. Working at home requires staying the course and consistently doing the work that leads to making money. You won’t build a full-time income during your baby’s nap times or by working once a week.

What to do next:

Put in the foundation to your work-at-home dream by checking out the following resources:

  1. How to Really Make Money at Home
  2. 6 Steps to Work-At-Home Faster
  3. Learn How to Avoid Scams
  4. 8 Work-At-Home Scams to Watch Out For
  5. Work-At-Home Success Profiles: Read the stories of others who started with a dream of working at home, like you, and made it a reality. You’ll notice none do surveys, stuff envelops or any of the other “get rich quick” type offers and scams you come across online.
  6. Skills and Traits You Need to Be Successful Working At Home

Get Set to Work-At-Home

As mentioned, too often people go to Google, search “work at home,” and expect to find the ideal situation they can sign-up for and start today. This doesn’t work. It doesn’t matter if you want a work-at-home job or to start a business or freelance, your journey to a home-based career doesn’t start with a Google search. If you were looking for a traditional job, you wouldn’t go to Google would you? No, you’d start by making a list of the skills, experiences, and interests you have, and then match them to a job.

When it comes to working at home, you need to do the same. So before you search Google or job sites, you need to figure out what you have to offer someone who can pay you for your knowledge or skill.

What to Do Next:

  • Make a list of the skills, experiences, interests, etc that you have. Don’t filter. Today it’s easier than ever to turn a passion or a hobby into a business or to find work related to it.
  • Determine how your skills, experiences, interests etc can be sold as a skills, product and/or knowledge. For example, if you know bookkeeping,  you can find a bookkeeping job or start a bookkeeping business (sell your skill), sell bookkeeping tools (product), or teach others how to bookkeep (knowledge).
  • Start Here: Overview of starting your work-at-home journey
  • 8 Ways to Get Hired to A Work-At-Home Job Faster

Make a list of viable work-at-home ideas. Here are some to help you:


Below you’re going to find resources for jobs, home business and more. This is where you take your list in Get Set and start looking for a job or building a business.

Getting Started…

WAH Job Resources

Specific WAH Job Information

Specific Home Business, Freelance or Online Income Information

Extra Income Ideas (for mad money)

Troubleshooting Problems

Beyond Day Three of Project Work-At-Home Success 2017

At this point, you have the information and resources, now it’s a matter of taking consistent, regular action to make your dream a reality. Of course, you may have questions along the way. To help you, I’ve re-instated the Work-At-Home Success Kickstart, where you can come and ask questions, find support, and get resources from me and other work-at-home experts.  To help keep it safe from scammers and trolls, it is a private group, and you’ll need to request access. Once approved, you can use the site to get the help, encouragement, and resources to continue you journey to Work-At-home Success.

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