Where can you find (make) LEGITIMATE work-from-home jobs as a Mom!?
So perhaps it is from trial and errror, life experiences, networking, connecting or being a people person — but I have come to work and understand how you can REALLY make «working from home» work the way you want to… especially with kiddos in the house or kiddos on the way!
Before I even became pregnant, I had come to the brick-wall realization that I needed to A) work from home B) work for myself… these two things made me happy… being my own boss gave me freedom (stress too, lets be honest)… and just an independent feeling of success and living life on MY terms.
When I started my journey to sorting out what I could/wanted/needed to do from home… I started a vision board of things I LOVED… things that made me happy. After all, isn't life about doing what you love? Then it doesn't seem so much like work, but life as it should be.
So «Step 1» was definitely sort out my vision, what I wanted, how I thought something I loved could look as a career staying at home (especially with kiddos). I personally figured out that I loved helping people understand, use and advance themselves and their businesses with social media… it wasn't too hard, you just have to be honest with yourself… I feel like you can make most things into a niche or business model for yourself! I often use the motto of «balance» in my life… everything takes a delicate balance to make work.
The «Step 2» would be to outline a plan-of-action. This included networking locally, researching similar people like myself that had done the same thing and then just most of all… plotting out what YOU want it all to look like in a business setting and home setting… how a day could look working from home, when you productive times would be… how much you plan to devote to it all. I used everything from Craigslist, Freelance Writing Gigs… so many sites help you zone into the people who need to find YOU! Blogs too!
«Step 3» is having the motivation and courage to DO IT! I simply put out an ad via Craigslist (locally) about my services I wanted to offer… and honestly, within an hour I had REAL (not creepy) nibbles on getting in touch with me! I ended up and had an interview at a local medical group and wa la! First client that needed social media help! From there it almost turned into a snowball effect… referrals by name and how well I performed my job kept me going and gaining new clients.
I think «Step 4» would be reaching out to people you are friends with and not being shy about what you do, what you want to offer (be it a Virtual Assistant, Book Keeping, Babysitting… anything at all) and that you want to bring in more clients! The longer I have been offering social media marketing on my own, the more bold I get in not being shy to ask someone if they would ever be interested in help — you should never be shy to do so either! I also think collaborating with other people in your niche can work wonders! Never have too much pride to ask for help… or bettering yourself.
Overall… you need to put yourself out there and bring your vision to life. It isn't easy… it won't happen overnight and you might fail a few times before you land a client, gig, site or opportunity — but it is worth it!
I hope this helps any dreamer get to their goals a little faster — sometimes it takes one email, one phone call or one date over coffee to get it all going!
Has anyone else had success making their own business work at home?
But everything on there is beginning to take shape, and I truly believe that we attract whatever it is we put out into the universe. If you are in a good mood, so are most other people around you. When you are cranky it seems like everyone around you is in a foul mood as well.
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