It’s back to school time. This didn’t mean much to me when I didn’t have kids or my kids weren’t in school yet. Our oldest child is starting school tomorrow. I must admit I am sad for all the same reasons every other mom is sad when their first child goes to school. But what does this mean for my business?I remember thinking… when my kids are in school I will have all the time in the world to work on my business. I equated kids in school with freedom to work my business. Though that might be true I didn’t seem to get the whole picture of more kids following the first. Thus with my first starting school, we still have a toddler walking around learning to talk. So I’m still not truly home free yet.I can’t work my business on a future schedule. I need to work my business on today’s schedule. I also never considered when school starts a whole other world begins. School activities like PTA, conferences, volunteering, sports and the list goes on.
This is what I see very clearly the night before my sons first day of school (sniffle sniffle).
Never put off today what you need to do in your business to move forward.
Time will fly by and before you know it, my kids will be graduating from high school (sniffle, sniffle).
Time is always being eaten up by something, so carve out the time to work your business and get it done.
Keep your eye on the prize because something will always try to steal that spot light.
Enjoy every moment of every day because it can change instantly.
As our families schedule changes so does mine as a stay at home mom. My schedule works around their schedules. I plan how many hours I will work for the week and what I need to get done. Then when it’s time to work, I work. I don’t do laundry, I don’t wash dishes, I don’t clean the house, I don’t watch television, I don’t fill in the blank. I work.I’m still not perfect by any means. Its progress not perfection and I have come a long way! Managing my time and being disciplined are so key here. After I take the first day of school pictures, kiss my son good bye, cry for a little bit, I am then going to get to work. I have some amazing goals for the next two years and it will take daily action. They might even take massive daily action.What I can say for sure is I am the luckiest mom in the whole world because I am able to see my son off to school and not have to ask a boss for the day off!!! How cool is that! If one of your goals is to be home with your kids, sign up for my newsletter to learn more about how I am doing it at [http://www.lessworkmorefamily.com/].
Are you looking for a home data entry business? This is probably the most searched for type of work on the internet. While most people think of data entry as clerical work, there are many other forms of online work that would fit this description. Here are some great options for you to make money!Online surveys are one way that many people make money. Whether you just want to earn an extra $100 or so per month or earn a full time income, online surveys are easy and require no previous experience. This is a home data entry business anyone can take part in.There are other sites online that pay you to fill out offers, participate in focus groups and evaluate products. You can even get paid for viewing ads! Though these types of programs only pay .50 up to $10 or so, doing a few of them will quickly add up.Are you a writer? If so, you are in luck! There are absolutely tons of writing jobs available on the internet. This could be your ticket to a home data entry business. So many people online hate to write, or just simply aren’t good at it. You can become a ghostwriter and write for others, or you can freelance and write content yourself for publication.Some of the sites that will pay you for content are Associated Press, Helium and Mylot. If you run a blog, you can also get paid for blogging at Pay per Post! Writing is a great way to earn good money at home.There are some general data entry jobs, but they are extremely hard to find. Most of these types of jobs continually stay full, with long waiting lists. If you are interested in these positions, I suggest you put in your application and do something else in the meantime to make money while you wait.Here are a few more ideas for starting a home data entry business – bookkeeping, secretarial business, medical billing and coding, the list goes on and on. There is something for everyone who desires to work from home if you will just look for it and have patience.I hope these ideas have helped give you a start on making money at home. For more information on how you can make money at home with a home data entry business, visit the links below!
One of the biggest challenges for people who work at home is scheduling. Let’s face it, working from home gives us all kinds of excuses to not do our work. Sleeping in, cleaning, doing household chores, watching television or just lazing outside in the hammock are just a few of the things that can throw our schedule off and create bad habits.In order to run a home based business, you have to run it just like any other business. That means creating a schedule that works for you on a daily basis and sticking to it. If you were working from a company’s office, you would be expected to work from 9am-5pm in most cases. If you work at home, this should apply to you as well. You might not have to work by someone else’s rules, but you still have to work.Perhaps you enjoy working at night. You could put in your hours at night and sleep during the day. That’s the benefit of working from home! You might have to work, but you can do it when you want. Schedule your own break times, lunch hour and stick to it. The important thing is creating a routine. People are creatures of habit, and once you’ve made it a habit to work at a certain hour, it becomes second nature.If other things pop up, such as a doctor appointment, try not to give in to the urge to make it during your regular working hours. Schedule it as if you were going to a ‘regular’ job, and make it before or after hours.Creating a calendar is also a good idea. You can do this on your PC or on paper. Mark down appointments and upcoming events. That way you never forget and are always on time. Remember to schedule in a day or two of rest time too. You need to take a break in order to stave off burnout. Nothing will hurt your business as badly as not being able to work for a week because you’ve burned yourself out.Finally, sock away a little bit of pay each week. Pay yourself for vacations. Unlike a ‘regular’ job, there are no scheduled vacation days. You’re responsible for doing that yourself. Make sure you have the cash to take a week or two…or three off from your job.Working from home has its advantages. You’re in control, but be aware that you still require a scheduled, structured work place in order to function properly.
Many people depend on a job to get a regular income. They get paid every week and may get a raise occasionally if they are lucky. They have to punch a time clock and look forward to the weekend to get some rest but instead of relaxing, they end up cramming house work and errands into those two days.There are two major groups of people: leaders and followers.Leaders are not happy working for someone else. They are always thinking about a way out of the rat-race and they want to quit their job because they want to lead instead of follow. Leaders often recognize that they will not achieve the success they want working for someone else. But they are afraid of leaving their job and working from home for themselves. They are afraid they won’t be able to pay the rent, buy groceries, or pay other expenses. Because of these fears, leaders will often live as followers and keep their job because they believe they don’t have a choice.You do have a choice! There are a lot of ways to make money working from home.If you want to work at home and start a home-based business, consider a business based on the skills and experience you already possess.Here are some skills you can turn into a business: typing, cooking, cleaning, taking care of children, crafts, and writing.Here are some examples of how you can use your skills to work from home.If a mother wants to stay at home with her children, she can start a home-based business and work from home. Depending on her skills, she can provide typing work from home or secretarial services, medical transcription, daycare services, cleaning services and many other kinds of work from home.Times have changed. Working from home is very much accepted today. Mothers may prefer a small daycare center that is operated by a mother over a larger, commercial daycare. Typing work from home, secretarial services and medical transcription work provides you with flexible and low overhead and you can provide your clients with lower rates while still making a good profit.If you want to work at home to stay with your children, you can. A home-based business is beneficial to the mother, the children, and the family.
As a work at home agent, I have found that one of the best benefits is the ability to make my own schedule. By being able to choose the time of day and length of work blocks, I find scheduling around my life events very pleasing. I don’t have to ask anybody to take a day off or work a long hard day if I choose. I just do it.A flexible work schedule can mean the difference between your kids being raise by you or someone else. I know a lot of people only make $500 a week and pay $200 of that to a daycare center, and another $50 or so for gas. That just sucks. Not to mention the about 10 hours a day your away from home.I know thousands of people want the same lifestyle and work at home job as I do. You search till you think they just don’t exist. Well, I am living proof that they do exist…. and lots of them! I worked with 4 companies over the past two years, 3 just to check them out and one that I stayed with for quite a while.