9 Comments

  1. Teresa Thomas
    January 6, 2010 @ 9:19 pm

    I would like to know one thing. If a person is working at a regular job, how can they make the time for their own business to get started with? Please, do let me know. I’m wanting to find that information out because, I do work at a regular job and would love to just stay at home and work on my business. Your attention on this matter would be greatly appreciated.
    Sincerely,
    Teresa.

  2. LTruex
    January 7, 2010 @ 8:34 am

    They have to find the time. Perhaps they give up TV. They stay up later or get up earlier. They use their lunch break. And they spend time on the weekends on their business. Many people who currently work at home, got started while working a traditional job. Its just a matter of prioritizing.

  3. Earn Extra Cash
    January 18, 2010 @ 5:54 pm

    You are right. It is very important to do what you love, or else you will find the work excrutiating. I started a finace website. I don’t like talking about finance, nor do I know much about it. It was painstaking to write content for the website everyday. So choosing something you already know somthing about is important.

  4. Julia
    February 14, 2010 @ 8:58 pm

    Hi,

    I was going to comment about how hard it is to get started in your own business because it often takes a number of false starts to get it right, but then I read your comments.

    I would like to comment on Teresa’s question. I have been working from home for years, and while there are obvious priority shifts that must happen to find the time to work, it is a constant struggle that is never fully solved. This is true whether or not I have had additional jobs outside the home or not.

    If you want to work at home, one of the things that you must be prepared for is the difficulty of finding time to work. It is never as simple as skipping TV. If you do skip TV, you may find that you business needs more time than that. What do you skip next? Frequently I hear people who work at home struggling to remember time to devote time to their spouse, to their self-care, to taking time off. Working at home easily encroaches on all the other parts of your life.

    If you want to work from home, you will have to accept that this is part of the challenge. The rewards are great–and frankly I don’t ever want to work for someone else. But this doesn’t mean that it is easy. And it certainly is not a matter of just skipping TV.

    Thank you for this post,

    Julia
    .-= Julia´s last blog ..Moms and Dads – Do you have that Burning Desire? =-.

  5. Annette
    November 15, 2010 @ 6:33 pm

    I am simply stuck. Period. I know aspects of running an office. My degree is Business Management, however I would like to learn medical transcript, but for right now I am out of work and despritely looking for online work or opportunity and do not know where or how to get started. ANY SUGGESTIONS.

  6. LTruex
    November 17, 2010 @ 9:36 am

    Good points Julia, but my statement wasn’t that success would come simply by skipping tv. But when people say they don’t have time to find a way to work at home, I often find they spend hours a week watching TV. Since TV doesn’t make money, it seems like an easy thing to give up in the short run to have time (the issue) to find or create a work-at-home situation. The point is, everyone is busy. People who are successful at home don’t have gobs of time. They have to prioritize and shift things around just like everyone else. And yes, sometimes they over do it and end up neglecting other areas.

  7. LTruex
    November 17, 2010 @ 9:39 am

    Hi Annette. Based on your background, I might suggest looking for virtual assistant, transcription or customer service work or business. While medical transcription is a good way to make money from home, the home-based positions require 2-5 years experience. So not only would you have to learn it, but you’d have to have several years working for a medical clinic or hospital first (although many will allow their staff to work from home after a probation).

  8. Cathy J
    March 10, 2016 @ 1:48 pm

    Do to my health i’m unable to get a job i have many hobbies i do. There is one i really like to do its crochet how can i turn it into a business can anyone tell or help me with this.

  9. LTruex
    March 28, 2016 @ 4:34 pm

    There are several ways to turn crochet into a business. One is to sell your crochet items on Etsy (it’s similar to eBay only for crafts). Or, occasionally I find places buying crochet plans. Another option is to write a crochet book or video tutorials and sell them. I’d suggest finding a book about Etsy and/or on making money from your crafts. Your library may have one or check with Amazon, which might have some used. Good luck!

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