When I moved to Houston, Texas 11 years ago, I had no idea that after 6 months of working as a graphic designer at a church, that I’d be laid off. It was a big move from Miami to Houston. We’re in a new city, with a new home, a car note, and the sole bread winner for a family of 3 women, 3 generations. I also didn’t have a lot of savings that time because of the move. Thankfully, a few months before that happened, the Lord has allowed me to land a freelance graphic design gig at a local magazine. I made my whole entire annual salary in about 3-4 months doing this freelance gig.
However, even though it paid real good and I was working from home, I felt like a slave. I was working far too many hours on the projects and even though I wasn’t technically employed by the magazine, it seemed as if my hours were being monitored. With no idea of where my next paycheck will come from, I decided to drop the gig and start my own web design company which made $50K within 6 months and then I later on got into I got into blogging. I made about $90K in one year after being laid off.
Looking back, what seemed to be a set back for me turned out to be just a platform for God to catapult me to the next level. And I absolutely love working for myself! I love the freedom of being able to do whatever I want to do at any given time of day, week, month or year. I love the freedom of being financially blessed and being a financial blessing to other people. I love the freedom of not having to work for someone else. I love the work-at-home life. And while we don’t have kids yet, I know that this decision to not get employed again that I made years ago was one of the best decisions I could have ever made for my future kids.
I know that the word freedom resonates with a lot of you. After all, who doesn’t want that? You want the flexibility in your time to be able to spend more time and experience more precious moments with your family or partner. You also want to be able to make money doing what you love. That’s what freedom is all about. Being able to spend your energy on matters that you truly care about.
But I know that making a decision from being employed and having that security of that next paycheck to working from home without knowing (yet) where the next check will come from and when, is pretty scary. There’s always that fear of the unknown. Yet, you will never know that you can walk on water until you step out of the boat.
Here Are 3 of My Most Important Tips:
1. Find What You’re Good At.
Usually, what you’re passionate about is what you’re good at. But other times, you can be passionate about something but not good at it. So instead of telling you to find your passion, I’d say find what you’re good at. Because what you’re good at is what people and companies are going to be drawn with. Being passionate about something you’re good at is definitely a bonus.
HOWEVER, I must also say if what you’re passionate about isn’t what you’re good at temporarily, with time and practice, you will eventually be good at it.
2. Invest in yourself.
I can’t stress enough the importance of investing in yourself first. Whatever you decide to do as your work-from-home job, it’s going to take something from you. You’re going to have to give your time, skills, and talent. But you can’t give what you don’t have.I wish that a lot more people then were willing to share their journey or the knowledge that they do now. Just take a look at this Work at Home Super Bundle! It is a massive collection of 23 eBooks, 1 audiobook, 9 eCourses, and 4 printable packs that are literally your blueprint to your work at home life!
This bundle teaches you anything from finding work-from-home clients or companies who will appreciate and utilize your skills, how to identify your marketable skills and differentiate yourself from the competition, learn to avoid scams and identify legitimate work-at-home opportunities (plus discover 150 real companies that hire from home), how to market your business with easy-to-implement strategies for social media to creating simple work routines to fit your family’s schedule, how to contribute to your family’s bottom line, remove financial pressure, and have more disposable income and so much more.
The best part? This Work at Home Super Bundle is worth $1,521.96 but you can get it for only $47! For less than $50, you can have a blueprint to help you get started in your work-at-home lifestyle.
And much as I would love to give you a step by step guide or more tips on how you can become your own boss than I already have but I don’t think that I will do a better job than this Work at Home Super Bundle.
Make that $47 investment today for a better life! No one can do better for you but YOU. If it means, spending this $47 for the Work at Home Super Bundle . I know that 37 tools may seem overwhelming but take it one day at a time. You are investing in yourself, your future, and your family. I would suggest going through the ebooks once a week or however fast you can finish it and take action as you learn something. Don’t try to figure it out all at once. This is what the bundle is here for, you can use them as you go. You don’t have to see the road way ahead of time.
First, start in investing in yourself and your work-at home business with this Work at Home Super Bundle. I wish this information/bundle was available 11 years ago! Take advantage of this opportunity that’s presenting itself to you. The $47 price is only temporary. I am not quite sure when it will go up but it will.
3. Take the risk. Take action.
If there’s only one advise I can give to those of you who are contemplating in making this kind of move is to follow what your gut says and take the risk. If you’re unhappy in your current career situation and no matter what you do, you can’t make yourself happy BECAUSE deep inside you, you know you gotta make that change, then make that change. Afraid? Do it afraid. I’m sure you’ve heard that before. Fear is a natural human emotion but don’t let it hold you back. What makes fear bad is when you let it take over you.
I’ve always been a risk taker. I’ve made many mistakes in my life. But I’ve lived and learned. The difference between then and now though is the amount of free information as well as courses that’s readily available to help you navigate in this journey.
Being your own boss and having a work and life balance is priceless. These days, I’m enjoying flexibility in my time, earning a full time income doing what I love.
I hope that you will be bold enough to take that step!