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Work from Home - Steps to Being Your Own Boss

Does your current job have you so frustrated you want to quit? Are you considering starting to work from home? If so then you have come to the right place!

Now, just to get in the right frame of mind, you don't have to hate anything about your current (or lack of) workplace... But if you do, that's OK too. The main goal then, Is to replace your current income and free yourself from having to be under the control of a "Boss." So you don't need to become a millionaire in order to get there. People have different needs, some being happy with $3,000 a month in income and some with $10,000 a month, and some others wanting $100,000. But, it is up to YOU as to what you want.

There are many different ways to get there and each person has their own style, thankfully! I can't begin to imagine another me, let alone a whole world full of me, no thanks. I'll go into that a little deeper in a little bit.

First though, think of your life as you want it, not where it is, but where you want it. Think of the things you want in your life. For example: I want to be my own boss and control my schedule. I want to go wakeboarding today and have a BBQ party at my house tonight. Tomorrow, go play golf and then out to lunch. I want to drive around in my Aston Martin. I want to donate enough money that I can supply water wells in Africa. These are things I want. They don't have to be what you want in any way, shape or form. It'll take about $5,000 per month to reach my "goals." So I have to generate $5,000 per month in order to reach that. How about you?

Now, you probably don't know me. I don't give advice unless asked. But, seeing as you are reading this, I'll take that as you asking for my advice, lol. So here are the steps to get to work from home.


  1. Pick Your Passion


This may actually take a while. But I want you to think about what makes you come alive? Is it cooking? Is it driving? Is it camping? How about collecting things? The main idea is that we want to figure out what makes you come alive and go do that.


  1. Pick your Goals


This falls in line with what we talked about earlier. Not all goals are money related, but you need money to fulfill most dreams. Take Mother Teresa, she took a vow of poverty but she had millions to give away. Simply add up what you need to make in a month to pay your bills. Now, figure out how much other things you want to add will cost (like a $500 per month car payment). If it is a trip, divide what the cost is by how many months away it is. Now that you have a monthly goal, divide that by 30 and you'll have a daily income. That is what you want to shoot for.


  1. Pick a Process


This is where the most frustrating part of learning to work from home takes place. One of my business partners told be once, "there are a million ways to make a million dollars." You may not have a million as a goal, but the saying is true none the less. Look into the numbers and figure out something that will be able to reach them easily.

For example; If I needed to get $5,000 per month; mowing 100 yards at $50 by yourself is a process. But, that involves a lot of work, physical labor, getting 100 clients. It could work, but then you give up your valuable time. The goal is time and money to do what you want.

Now, what if you sold 100 people something that costs $50. That starts to sound a little better right? But, then you have to be good at selling and some people don't know how to sell. It could take you a while to figure out what exactly to do and say.

But. What if you find something that has a master of sales doing all the talking for you. That sounds really good right? It is possible and there are things out there, you just need to do a little looking around.


  1. Pick your Mentor


After you pick the way you want to make your money, you need to find someone who has done what you want to do successfully. More than likely, there are people who have made money doing what you want to do. Look around and find one that fits your personality and you could get along with. They do not have to be a person you have access to. If you are looking to be an expert at real estate, someone to look at is Robert Kiyosaki.

Once you pick someone, DO WHAT THEY DID.

You don't want to complicate things. People who are successful typically follow a certain pattern. If something works, they use it. If something doesn't work, they don't. Many people have blazed trails, start following the trail and once you have hit your goals then you can decide to keep following or blaze your own path off that trail.

Now, while my own dreams may be different than yours, we are still following down the same path, Looking to gain more time freedom. The path I am following has been used by many others successfully; mine involves working for 2 hours each day and being able to LIVE my life. There are a few simple steps that I follow and want you to follow as well.

To help you on your path, I want to give you a free report on how you can make enough to start to work from home! That report alone has the foundations you need to turn your dreams into your lifestyle. But it doesn't stop there. With the free bonus reports, I will show you which steps to take in which order. These alone will save you over $10,000 because you are leverage the knowledge of others and what they paid to get it!!

So, send an empty email to 2kday@aweber.com, log into your email, and open our email!

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Is the Home Business Legitimate?

When someone is looking for a home business, one of the things that they worry about is whether or not it is legitimate. After all, there are a lot of scams out there on the Internet that promise a lot but deliver very little. So how do you know whether or not a home business is something that is real, or just a way to get your money?

Research -

One of the best ways to know whether or not a home business is legitimate is by doing research. Go on the Better Business Bureau's website and see if it's listed there, and how long it has been a member of the Better Business Bureau. You also want to see if there are any complaints about it. This is one of the most reliable ways to see if the business is legitimate.

Talk -

Another way to find out if the business venture you are considering is a good one is to talk to others who have done it. But only do this after you have checked the BBB website for the business, because the Better Business Bureau has nothing to gain or lose. It's very important to check out anything that looks too good to be true, because it probably is. Unfortunately there are a lot of people who enjoy taking advantage of those who are too trusting. So stay one step ahead of them and make sure that you find out everything you can about a business before signing up.

Setting Up Your Home Office

Before you start your business in your home, the one thing that you should do is to designate a place for you to work.

The area that you work in should be free of distractions and have a laptop or desktop computer, some furniture, a cell phone, wi-fi, and, if possible, a bathroom. This way you will have everything you need until you take your lunch break. Something to remember is that you are 'at work' in this area. An ideal solution is to have every distraction taken care of. This means that you have someone looking after your child, if possible. If your child is younger than school age, hire someone to look after them during the day. This may seem strange since you are working at home, but would you bring an infant or a child into your office with you? Probably not - your boss wouldn't allow it. Having someone look after them while you are working ensures that you will get everything done during business hours.

If your children are school age and old enough to comprehend, show them that you are working, so that they know you should only be disturbed if it's an emergency. If they are still young, have someone watch them after school. This may seem like an unnecessary expense, but if you are talking to someone on the phone they won't take you seriously if they hear a crying baby in the office area, or kids arguing. Make yourself be a professional so that people know they can trust you.

With Your Home Business - How to Dress for Success

We have all seen the advertisements on the Internet about working in your pajamas, setting your own hours, and other things that entice us to want to work in our home. Even if you are not going somewhere, you are a professional person that is running your business from your home

The first thing that you should keep in mind is that you should stay away from working in your pajamas. If you are in your pajamas, what are you thinking about? You are thinking about sleeping and that does not inspire you to work you business. It just creates no inspiration to do anything for you or your business and then you've accomplished nothing. Instead of wearing your pajamas, wear something that would be considered business casual. Even if you are the only one that sees you dressed that way, it will make you feel like you are working instead of just doing something from home. Something that those who work from home run into is that their friends and family don't think that they have a real job because they are sitting home in their pajamas and slippers, while the rest of the work force goes to work in suits and skirts. If you dress in business casual and someone does stop by, it will show that you are serious about your job, and that you have a real job. It will make you feel better and it will make them feel better as well. When you look like a confident business owner, you will feel like one as well.

Keeping Schedules in your Home Business

When you are starting up a home business, it's easy to ignore the alarm clock and get up when you want to get up. You are your own boss, you should be able to keep the hours that you want, right?

Wrong! This is a misconception that many who are going into the home business have. It is true that you are your own boss, but if you work from 9 to 5 one day, and then don't get up until noon the next day, people won't take you seriously. When you are setting up your home business, the first thing that you should do is to pick a schedule and stick to it. This way your customers know when they can reach you. This is good for business, and will help keep your customers coming back.

When you sit down to plan out your business hours, figure out a starting time and a closing time, and factor in time for lunch as well. If you were working in an office environment, you would take a lunch break so set an acceptable amount of time to be at lunch and stick to it. You don't have a time clock that you have to go by, but you will have customers who are counting on you to be available during the hours that you set. Just as it's important to stick to your time for starting, it's just as important to stick to your time when you will be closed for the day. It's easy to want to check your email, but unless you are talking to a customer when the time comes, don't spread yourself too thin by going over time.

Till next time!

Much Success!
Keith A. Holloman CEO/Founder

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