How To Quit The Day Job And Work From Home
In the past, people still worked at home in their cottage industry hence; working at home is not a new phenomena.
Long hours of laboring among those who were outsourced to work in homes where sheep shearing was done besides making of coats from wool, remains one of the aspects that can be remembered concerning working at home in the past.
Currently, working at home has been given a new approach with the advent of internet.
There are many working opportunities which have been realized through this new system.
Self employed entrepreneurs have turned their homes into offices where they can comfortably work from.
Contractors have made their services available to those in need of their expertise hence making it a convenient working platform where flexibility and freedom can be achieved.
Why Work at Home?
i. Wide range of working opportunities:
There is a huge variety of jobs available when working at home. This includes working as a freelance writer, website designer, assembling products and many more others.
ii. It is easier to start and manage a business from home.
iii. Good opportunities to home-school your young ones as you work from home.
iv. You can do your errands in between as you work.
v. Enough time to design your lifestyle without any “Boss pressure”.
How to go about it
If you have been yearning to have your freedom and start working from home, then you are on the right course but; you will need some time to pull together a better strategy in order to succeed.
If you have a day time job, do not screw things up with your boss thinking that it will be an easy task to kick start things and have them running immediately with your work-at-home job.
Keep your day job and like a skillful general, plant your feet firmly on you dream and make it work.
Here below, are straight to the point tips to help you prepare adequately as you hold to your day time job;
i. It all starts small:
You should test yourself on how good you can be in handling pressure form your clients by doing some errands while working aside. Can you handle their comments and still attend to your duties?
ii. Find something you enjoy doing:
Because you will be handling two jobs for sometime, you should pick on doing something you enjoy doing and if you are contemplating working as a full-time contractor in your work-at-home job, you should not have any doubt about loving what you are doing.
iii. Employ diversity in everything:
Do not over-rely on one particular thing to give you your income. Always be quick to try something else when one thing fails.
iv. Avoid Miss-spend your work-at-home income:
In the first year, think about investing in your work-at-home job. Any money earned from it must be put back into it in order to improve it.
Purchase all equipment you need, advertise it, and promptly pay for any party-tome help you received. During this time, Let your day time job pay for your bread and other expenses not related to your dream job.
v. Be sure of a consistent income before quitting:
Your day time job should be your standard measure to determine whether you can rely on your work-at-home job.
For at least three months in a row, your income from the work-at-home job should be equal to that from your day time job.
This means that your day time job should be a reliable a surety before closing your main tap.
Good planning is essential when you determine when to part ways with your day time job.