Is Working At Home Right for You?
Should you become one of the over 20 million people who work at home?
Compare working at home versus out of home
Working at home saves time and money commuting, parking, lunch and maybe childcare costs. Perhaps you could even make less working from home, and keep more. Especially considering the price of gas!
Compare home-based job versus business
Working for an employer versus working for yourself is completely different. If you have never been in your own business, then compare carefully the benefits and costs of starting your own business.
Prepare what you do best...
...for what employers and customers need most before working at home. Take stock of what you've got to offer and find out whether you can deliver from home.
Prepare your home for work
If you are going to work at home, you need to find a place and make it your space for work. You also need to prepare your family for your working at home - boundaries for you and for them.
Prepare yourself for work at home
Working at home requires more self-discipline than work out-of-home. You will find more distractions and less accountability, which means you need more goals, plans and boundaries.
Beware of work-at-home schemes
The Better Business Bureau warns people to look for the following warning signs of work-at-home scam artists: Overstated claims of product effectiveness. Exaggerated claims of potential earnings, profits, or part-time earnings. Claims of "inside" information. Requirements of money for instructions or products before telling you how the plan works. Claims of "no experience necessary."
Beware of working at home without God
With God, all things are possible. Without God, working at home or anywhere else is futile - just dust blowing in the wind. Seek God's will in connecting to your career through God's word, your prayer and counsel from others.
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