What’s up marketers and entrepreneurs? Rod checking in wanting to bring you another article today about how to work from home for beginners. A lot of you guys want to work from home. You want to get out of the traffic. You want to have more time for yourself and your family. You want to build something you can call your own. A business that you can work from home and makes money for you online as a freelancer. I want to help you guys out with that.
Unfortunately, there are a lot of scams on the internet that promise to make money at home. But you buy these products and they either don’t work or are outdated or a straight out scam.
I want to give you guys three important tips for you to set up your home business. Things you need to do to help you make money working from home. It’s possible to make money from home. I do it and so can you. Even as a beginner you can make money from home. You just have to position yourself and do a few things that will ensure your success. I want to cover three of those things for you today. Obviously, there’s more than three ways and I go into that in more detail in my 7 step guide below at the end of this article. It’s free and it will put you guys in a better position to make money working from home.
I’ve been working from home for a while but I still have a 9 to 5 but I do work from home a lot. Working at home has its pros and cons. A lot of you guys have to travel far to get to work and it’ll save a lot of time, money and stress. So start working from home then.
Whether or not you have a nitch picked out or you’ve got my 7 step guide and you are deciding based on the list of them I lay out for you in my guide. Once you get your niche picked out and get your business model set up. You start engaging with your customers you’re going to need somewhere to work that will help you be more productive.
The number one thing that is going to help you be more productive is having a specific time scheduled that you are going to work. I know you guys want to feel like hey I work from home, I can work at any time. This is not a good approach because the benefit of working at home is you can define those times pretty easily. But when your home, you need to mentally separate between working and relaxing. Remember the feeling of working 9-5 when you are working at home. You may not have the luxury of physically being at your 9-5 when working at home but you can transpose the feeling of it. It’s important that you guys make that distinction when you are working at home.
Yes, there will be times when you have to steal away and work for 20 minutes here and there because of an urgent task due but for the most part, keep to a work schedule when you are working at home. Good news is working from home you can be flexible to set your work times accordingly. The worst thing you can do is not have a timeline or a deadline and you think I’ll get to it when I get to it. That doesn’t work and unfortunately, it could take months to get things done with that attitude. The best way to enjoy your work from home experience is to make it as productive as possible. The way to do that is to set a schedule and stick to it.
In addition, match your schedule to meet your weekly goals. You should set weekly goals and schedule yourself to meet those goals. This way each day you know what you have to do each morning, afternoon and evening. You do what you have to do at the scheduled times to reach your goals. But life happens it’s not going to be exactly that way so you should be flexible is how you reach your goals but aim to meet your planned schedule as best you can to be successful making money from home.
The second tip is you need to have your workspace in order. Yes, you need to have a dedicated workspace. If you don’t get a dedicated workspace, it’s going to reduce your level of productivity. Trust me on this one. I’ve been there. A lot of you guys live in a big city and have small apartments. In which case you have to dedicate a work desk that you use just for work. A dedicated workspace you can set up at the beginning just as long as you can say this is my work area. When I sit here it’s strictly business.
You want this dedicated space so you can be more productive. Otherwise what’s going to happen if you’re going to go on your computer and start your personal stuff on Facebook, checking emails all this stuff and you’re not going to be able to focus on work. This is not good for productivity and therefore not good for your home business. You don’t want to end up like 98% of people when they try to start a business from home who fail. Bottom line is you want to establish mentally and physically a dedicated workspace subconsciously training your mind to know that when I sit here it’s going to be time for work and when I’m not here, I’m not working.
In the beginning, your workspace may be a small corner in your living room or bedroom with a computer desk but as you succeed, you can allocate funds to a bigger better space, or a dedicated room. I started out that way but now I have a dedicated room and hopefully, it can expand to an even bigger space which I am aiming for in the future. I’ll keep you guys posted but whatever you have to work with right now to have that dedicated space that’s all that you need to get started.
Family, Friends, & Team Awareness
Number three you have to share your plan with your friends family and even your team or associates. They have to be aware of your time, your work schedule and your workspace and that you work from home. This is very important because if you don’t establish that on the front end you’re going to always get interrupted. Answering phone not related to your home business. If you have a lot of friends, people will be interrupting you all the time. You’re never going to have time to focus on your business because the average person thinks if you work from home that you can still entertain guests since you are home. Since you’re not technically at work, and your friends think you’re just relaxing you’re going to feel obligated to give way to them when they come over.
So you need to sit down with your friends and family or people who live in the same house with you specifically. Whoever they are you need to let them know that hey these are the times that I work and this is where I work. At these times you are not to be disturbed unless it’s an emergency. Make sure that everyone treats your home business like a 9-5 job. If you have children you will need to discipline them that hey this is Daddy or Mommy’s workspace and to not touch this space at all times. My little son Chester already knows that this is Daddy’s and is not to touch anything or it’s an instant time out no questions asked. He knows he’s not supposed to come in here when I am working.
You have to have that same approach with everyone when you work from home. They need to know that you take care of business and this is your dedicated workspace. People will naturally respect your boundaries.
Over time that space is going to grow as long as you’re consistently doing what you’re supposed to when you’re working.
Avoid disrespecting your work area by eating there, or not doing any work there, or letting people chill there. Then every now and then you want to take it seriously and do some work and people don’t necessarily know when you’re serious or not. That’s trouble even with your team. They should know your schedule. They should know when you’re working even when you work from home. They should know when you have deadlines to meet and realize that they are not going to get a response from you during these office hours. They should know when to call and when not to call.
Once you have these rules and you have discussions with family and friends as to what is off limits, and your workspace is respected, that is going to make running your home business a lot more efficient.
I talked about a lot of stuff today guys and I don’t want to make this article too long. I gave you some really good tips on how you can really position yourself to work from home. But you need to decide what niche you are going to be in. I need you to do two things, number one sign up for my 7 step guide below so you guys can get started really positioning yourself to make money from home and decide on a niche. Number two I need you guys to go to my YouTube channel and like And subscribe to my videos and make sure to click on the Bell button so that you will be notified when I release new videos.
If you guys have any questions about your work at home space, how you can optimize be more productive from home. Even how to get a work-at-home job, just comment box below and I will respond to you. I want to help you guys out and I want to see you guys succeed and enjoy your work at home experience. So go ahead and sign up for the 7 step guide and I’ll see you guys in the next article.