*This was originally published January 2016 but has since then bee updated.
There is an increasing number of people who continue to join the Work-at-Home force every day. The more that join, the more competitive it’s going to get. If you ever have contemplated building a business out of your home, like me, I suggest you start implementing a plan to make it happen Now!
“The timing isn’t right?”
I said this not too long ago. Actually a couple years ago now. Since then, I have done a complete re-evaluation of my career and finances. My timing is then and I did it……almost.
I implemented a plan and moved forward. I decided that having a retirement pension is great, however, not worth it if your health is deteriorating. My plan was to buy an RV (Recreational Vehicle) and traveling all over the United States. Yes, this is going to take money, however, if extra or more money can be made NOW, why not go for it?
I may be slow at figuring it out
But I did!
As most Freelancer’s know, it takes time to find and build your clientele. How does one do this?
- Job boards (i.e., BloggerJobs, Contena, Outsource, and Flexjobs) just to name a few.
- Facebook groups specific to Freelance work
- Networking with other established Freelancer’s
- Notifying friends and family of your freelance intentions
- Build your website
These are a few of the actions I took and received some really great feedback.
However, it’s very difficult.
Finding out what you want to do
If you’re lucky enough to start working on your home business while you still have full-time employment, you can take your time to figure out how you want to earn your living from home. I’ve been writing projects down and am trying to narrow it, or shouldn’t I? The more we can do, the better we can market ourselves, right? Or should we select maybe two (2) services and become an expert?
This I still have yet to figure out.
Let me say, a few years into this and my business continues to evolve and upgrade my services.
I decided to start with what I knew how to do and what I was good at.
Virtual Assistance – I’ve been an Administrative Assistant field for over 32 years. I think I might have mastered a thing or two. For the record, I enjoy a lot about my current full-time job, however, I am just ready to kiss Corporate America and their politics goodbye. Offering Virtual Assistance is a great way to keep a steady income and continue to enjoy the job you love.
The realm of a VA can offer many things.
- Maintaining Calendars and Scheduling
- Email Management
- Creation of documents, spreadsheets, presentations, etc.
- Customer Service
- Acting as a liaison between the client and customers
- Website and Blog Management to include Content Writing, Web Design, and Site Maintenance
- And so much more!
There you have it
Plan One was set into motion.
Two years later, I continue to add to my goals, revise my services, focus on learning new skills, and networking with my clientele.