If you’ve already decided to quit your present job and to just work at home, plan ahead. Like any other task you want to undertake, whether it’s cleaning the house, going out with your kids or paying the bills, you always need to make plans. This way, everything will flow smoothly and if ever problems come up, you would know what to do.
When it comes to finding or doing work at home, there are ways to succeed. Of course, it is important that before jumping into the band wagon, you know what you are getting yourself into. Yes, it can be enticing to stay home and work but before you make any impulsive decisions, stop and think things over. Is it really something you want to do? Are you really willing to give up all that social life in the office for a few months to a few years of working all alone in your home office? Will you be able to earn as much as what you are earning now? Is it for the best?
Once you’ve given these questions some thought, and most of your answers is a “YES” then its time to start planning. A good work at home plan would comprise of the following:
• The kind of job or industry you want to pursue.
• Even if you are working at home and you’ll always be there, who will look after the kids and prepare for their meals? Do you still need to hire help?
• If you will work part-time, full-time or project based.
• Your work schedule. Though you are given flexible hours for work at home projects, having a schedule would help you with your body clock.
• The time frame you are giving yourself to see if it is cut out for you.
• If it doesn’t work out the way you hoped it would – what is your back up plan?
Being prepared is still your best bet to succeeding in any project you want to undertake. Give yourself enough time to adjust to the situation. Not everyone who transitioned from office work to work at home jobs found it very easy. With all the distractions you can find at home, it can be very difficult for you to complete your work. You need to be self motivated. For some people, they need to develop that trait over time. Then again, with the right work at home plan, give or take a few weeks and you’ll eventually get used to it.