5 Steps to Working for Yourself from Home

Working For Yourself

Are you are tired of a daily commute, want to spend more time with your family, or simply don’t want to have to go into an office all the time? Working for yourself on your own business from home can be the solution you’ve been wanting.

Entrepreneurs who are working from home are usually self-starters who give themselves their own assignments and deadlines, and then proceed to create high-quality work within their assigned time frames.

Working from home is so much better because you have no commute, you are better able to manage your household, can spend more time with family, and you don’t have to pay for a work wardrobe or dry cleaning.

But, working for yourself isn’t for everybody. It requires a lot of self-discipline and time management. When you are working from your home computer and home office, it’s easy to become distracted by non-work related things. In order to make working from home easier for you, here are five things you can do to prepare yourself to work from home.

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Step 1

The first thing you will need to do is to assemble the tools you will need to work from home. These include such things as a

  • personal computer or laptop
  • a reliable high-speed Internet connection
  • a telephone line, either a mobile or landline or both.

Step 2

Working from home requires establishing a time management plan. Your workday probably isn’t going to be the traditional 9 to 5 when you work from home. Because you don’t have a commute, you can start work earlier and work later into the evening if you prefer.

But you can still expect to spend at least eight hours per day on the job (at least in the beginning) working from home as you would if you were a full-time employee. How you schedule that time is up to you and will depend on how you schedule your personal requirements, such as driving kids to school or cooking for your family.

Step 3

Working from home is establishing lines of communication with your contacts. How will you keep in touch with your customers, partners, and team?

  • by phone
  • email
  • text message
  • face-to-face communication
  • video conferencing

Understanding how you will communicate with the is an important consideration before you begin working from home.

Step 4

Working from home is staying motivated and productive without direct supervision. This usually will take some getting used to because it will seem as if you have a lot more freedom when you work at home. But too much freedom can be a bad thing and if you aren’t productive, it could affect your earning ability.working from home

It’s a good idea to set up a list of your daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly tasks. This will help you stay on track and keep your attention from wandering to non-work related things. For example, if you have ten specific tasks to finish by the end of the day, you can attack those items one by one until they are completed.

Step 5

Share the burden of your household responsibilities with other family members. Let your partner and family know that just because you are at home doesn’t mean you aren’t working. Your work time is just as important as your family time, and they need to respect your borders.working from home

Delegate household tasks to other people, such as walking the dog or cleaning and cooking. Avoid shouldering all the responsibilities of maintaining your household. Just because you’re home doesn’t mean you aren’t on the job.

Usually, within a few days or weeks of working at home, most people fall into a familiar, productive routine. But following these five simple steps, you can accelerate that process so you can work from home successfully starting from the very first day.


As I mentioned above, working for yourself in a home business isn’t for everyone. Although following the 5 Steps outlined above can truly make it possible. Staying motivated, sticking to daily scheduled tasks, staying focus and delegating household tasks can ensure you are a successful entrepreneur earning an income on the internet, from home.

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Donna M Sands, SandsOnlineVentures@gmail.com

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5 Tips Caring for Elderly Parents By Working From Home

5 Tips Caring for Elderly Parents By Working From Home

1.  If possible, Set aside time and a distraction free place exclusively for work.  I Work From Home Care-Giving

2. Create a daily work routine and try to stick to it, which may be difficult when dealing with a person affected with dementia.

3. Network as much as possible Online to still be connected, informed and attract others to your business opportunity.

4. Be sure to set aside time daily for personal growth and development. Care-giving can be very overwhelming; take time to replenish, restore and recreate your mindset.

5. Stay focused on building your business and securing your future. It’s not selfish to strive for your personal goals, so don’t let yourself be held back.

These 5 Tips For Caring for Elderly Parents Working From Home is just a start to consider, and most definitely is a great alternative for families dealing with this situation.

My Personal Story

Today I will share my personal story of how I am able to work from home care-giving for my mom that has dementia. Mom was diagnosed with dementia about 4 years ago, although the family began seeing signs and changes in her as far back as 2009. She gradually progressed as traumatic situations occurred. Since we lost my father in March 2016, the progression has accelerated very quickly. She is no longer able to be left living alone and removing her from the home she and my dad shared for 62 years of marriage is just not an option. So I work at home online and have been able to schedule at least 4 hours a day on a home business that generates residual income and helps me maintain my home and cover expenses. Between myself and my brother we rotate a few weeks on and a few weeks off and are committed to keeping mom at home where all the family memories are.

Facts Regarding the Ageing Elderly

Care-giving for loved ones has become quite the norm for many families all over the world. Working from Home is very possible and you can do it too! Many families are challenged with raising their children while care-giving their elderly parents.