Self discipline is the key. If you can’t keep yourself on the job without someone telling you what to do, working at home isn’t going to work out so well for you. It may not be impossible, but it’s not going to be easy either. Given that many work at home jobs pay on production and that all employers expect productive employees no matter how they’re paid, you can’t slack off just because you’re not in the office.
Take a look at your own behavior because people who are getting the results you are striving for are not offended. Let me use a very strong example. People who lie, cheat, or steal will get offended when people talk about lying, cheating or stealing, how dare someone talk to them like that!
Sell this idea through your website. This is niche. How well can you present it, is entirely up to you. Everything will play a role, from content to background and font color to optimization – to bring and hold the traffic to your site. Niche is the real constant. It adds TRUE value to you site. If you have been able to carve a niche it means your site has something relevant and important for the searchers/your target audience.
Remember to develop your goals. Where do you want your business to be in six months? What will make you feel successful in one year? Are you looking for financial independence or just supplementary income? Would you feel successful if you were required to work long hours? Or would the perfect life involve more free time with your family and friends than long nights working in your home office? The only way you will know when your home business is successful is when you’ve achieved specific goals and you can’t reach your goals until you set them.
The next thing you’ll want to do, if you are just starting out, is to organize your learning. For example, one week you might spend time learning AdWords, and the next week you can focus on article marketing tactics and strategies. Another week you can learn list building and how to set up an autoresponder and market to a list etc. Doing this is almost like following an organized ‘classroom schedule’ and it will make your learning much more progressive, so you are able to take action faster.
We all get distracted. I have times where it’s really hard to be productive, even though I know how important it is. The key is learning how to make yourself as productive as possible by managing your work day well.
The bottom line is unless you own the company; your job is temporary no matter how long you’ve held it, how hard you work at it, or how good you are at it. Only a management decision stands between you and the time clock and you and the breadline.
6) No Commute. Actually, you might have a commute – from your bedroom to your home office (which may even be in your bedroom!). The average working person wastes just about 10% of their week getting to and from work. What could you do with that extra time? Spend time with your kids, make a life long dream come true, exercise, learn a new language.what would you do?