Saturday, April 20, 2013

The Online Job Experience

What really to expect working from home? How do I find the right company, and what can I really expect?

Working from home has been far from what I expected; it's an amazing feeling to build your own foundation, and to finally do something I enjoy. It isn't as easy as many may think! Everything is based off of your discipline, and how much work and time you're willing to put into it. Also, it doesn't mean you won't be asked to make a small or  large investment. After eight months of searching for an online job right for me I found out a lot of them requests for you to pay for background checks, products (for presentation), websites, etc.
That doesn't mean you should invest in the first online company you find!  Do your research, and learn about a company and their credentials before you make any initial investment into your first home job.
You need to know exactly where your money is going! You can do this by checking rip off reports for absolutely free online, online reviews by people who previously worked for the company you interested in. I must say that you please make sure you're developing your own opinion. It's easy to develop a bad opinion when you read a bad review! Do your research! This will allow you to find out which company is right for you.
Broaden your search! If you're on Google and the only thing you type is "work from home" or "make money online" then expect to run into a lot of mess online. I didn't know what a freelancer was until six months ago! Look into actual online titles, and positions. Research "work at home companies" rather just "work from home."
Don't expect what everyone else expected!
You don't get to wake up and just chill in your p.j.'s on the computer all day, until the check comes in the mail. Some days I don't get to just sit home with my children, and miss them terribly at times. That's a temporary sacrifice I'm willing to make to build our future.
Don't just do one thing! I'm involved in multiple projects right now, and a majority I created on my own. It never hurts to be creative you never know what success it could lead to. During the last six or seven months into looking for a work at home job, I was ready to give up. The only luck I had was with those survey sites, and still didn't make much of a profit. I probably got a gift card every three months - _ -
Get Uncomfortable!  I'm actually out trying to network, and meet new people. This was a huge step for me, and I must admit I'm completely out of my comfort zone. I'm not working a 9-5 everyday, and getting paid to do someone else's work.  Many work at home jobs do require for people to generally step out of that comfort zone that they're used to. Be prepared, whether you're presenting something, meeting with new workers, or just plain not used to the online work world. It's time to get out of your comfort zone, and get those creative juices flowing!
Learn how to look for the right work at home job! 

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