Have you thought about working from home on the computer? Being able to work from the comfort of your own home definitely has its advantages. You can make your own hours, giving you the freedom to sleep late, take your kids to school, make breakfast for your spouse, or do any of a number of things you might not be able to do if you are working at a traditional job. In fact, you will find that you can be more productive than ever because you will soon figure out what works best for you.
When I was a classroom teacher my day begin before five in the morning. Everything was rushed each morning as I showered, dressed, ate breakfast, got my things together, and got out the door before six. Then I would sit in traffic for forty-five minutes before arriving at school. The weekends were also busy for me because that’s when I was working in real estate as a broker and residential appraiser. I longed for a time when I could get up when I felt like it and have a leisurely morning at home as I prepared for my day.
When I finally resigned from teaching and gave away my real estate clients to come online in 2005, that’s when I realized for the first time in my life that I’m a morning person. All of those years that I had dreaded getting up so early and leaving the house was because I wanted to stay home and work, not be away from home for twelve hours or longer each day and work.
Now I get up around six, take my dogs outside, and go back upstairs to meditate and relax for a half an hour before going to my computer. It’s a joyous time for me and I typically write for a couple of hours (it’s eight in the morning as I’m writing this post), check email, and then take a look at which activities I will be involved in for the day. Today I have my Rotary Club meeting at noon, and then I will be spending some time with a friend before going back home around dinner time.
The amazing thing is that I now earn about five times as much money as I did when I was working in the ‘real’ world. My productivity has skyrocketed, while my stress level is at its lowest in my adult life.
You can do this, or something similar, if you are willing to spend the first year putting all of your systems in place. By this I mean that you need to choose a niche, set up a blog, and start serving others with your knowledge and skills. I’m still a teacher, just not in the classroom. What can you teach, write about, and create products around that will allow you to teach your topic to others?
The Internet has changed our world forever, and being able to work from home on the computer is just one example of how you can change your life this year.