Part I: Gearing Up to Work at Home
Note: In part one of our three-part "obtaining financial independence" series, we'll explore three ideal ways to gear up to work at a home business.
It is absolutely possible to obtain financial independence and professional freedom by working in a home business. However, it's important that before beginning your online business you prepare yourself and your surroundings for the work at home adventure.
1. Pick a Place to Work
Working from a home office sounds like fun, but it's often difficult to figure out where your personal life begins and your work life ends. Thus, it's critical as part of your work at home journey that you set up a specific area of your residence to be devoted 99.9% to work.
This can be a corner of your living room, an extra bedroom, or even a transformed walk-in closet. Equip your home business with a computer desk (always necessary, especially if you're launching an online business), ergonomically-safe chair, and plenty of good lighting. You may also need to install a phone line or data line.
2. Get Your Head "In the Game"
If this is your first foray into the work at home world, you have to make sure you're personally ready.
Many individuals who work at home choose to get up at a certain time each day, as if they are leaving for offsite work. Even those folks who operate online business companies (and who rarely meet with clients or colleagues) can find this technique helpful. After all, if you're in your pajamas, it can be tough to feel like buckling down.
3. Have Support
Finally, it's critical that you have the financial and emotional support of your family and friends. If you do not, operating a successful home business can be maddening (and may be destined to fail in the long run). You don't have to explicitly ask your loved ones to sign a formal document stating they'll stand by your work at home venture, but do make certain that they understand how important this is to you.
Next in our three part series, we'll look at how to launch your online business with ease.