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How to Work for Yourself from Home

Shalu Bhatti
Are you tired of 'others' telling you how to do 'your' job? Do you want to stop working for others? Are you looking for ways to work for yourself from home? Well, then take your first step towards self employment by reading this story...
It's human to want to work on one's own terms and conditions, however, when working under a 'boss', this want, always remains a 'want', and never actually turns into a reality!
While on one hand there are some people who learn to 'adjust' and follow the saying, 'the boss is always right' blindly, no matter wrong it proves to be in terms of personal satisfaction.
On the other hand, there are some people who go ahead and take a step towards working for their own self and obey their own heart instead of obeying someone else's orders! If you to fall in the latter category, then this story on how to work for yourself from home is for you.
Firstly, you must identify your personal interests, skills, strengths, and weaknesses. I want to be really honest with you, if you think that working for yourself from home would be as easy and rewarding as doing a 9 to 5 job, then the answer is NO!
Like any new venture and assignment that you take up, even this endeavor would take some time to settle.But then if peace of mind and being your own boss is your main concern at this point, then there is nothing that can stop you.After all,these hurdles will just lead you towards being financially independent and working in the field where your passion lies.

Different Ways to Work for Yourself from Home

Now that you have decided to work for yourself from home and be your own boss, then you need not worry about the interviews and the hiring structures. Just take a deep breath, smile, and start your endeavor with a positive approach. First you need to start on a small scale.
Take help of your close friends and family members to help you take the first step. Mentioned below are some of the most successful and rewarding ways to be your own boss.

Start Your Own Catering Business

With so many food joints in the market and the hunt for the best food in the area, you sure have a good chance to fare well in the field of catering business. So, if your passion lies in the field of cooking and feeding others brings contentment and happiness in your life, then this field is definitely for you.
Start on a small scale and advertise your intentions. Take orders to cater the occasions, such as birthday parties of someone in your family, or in your friend's family. Cater, advertise, and become well-known for your service, but be prepared to expect less profit in the beginning.
Prepare your visiting cards highlighting your specialty. For example, if you specialize in Chinese, continental, etc., or, if you also bake cakes, pastries, cookies, etc. Start on a part-time basis and see how it works for you. As your popularity increases, convert the part-time job into a full-time one!

Earn by Turning Moments into Memories

... I actually mean earning by clicking pictures and becoming a photographer. Some people are naturally gifted when it comes to clicking the perfect pictures and capturing the moments that can actually turn into a never fading memory!
Do you think that your pictures are more than pictures, they are actually captured moments? Like catering, you can start this by clicking pictures at a friend or a relative's party. Create a folder which contains some of your favorite pictures to show them to the prospects that you meet at an event.
Keep your prices low as compared to other photographers in your area and let your work show your efficiency. If you have talent, you will definitely get the money!

Make a Mark with Your Writing Skills

Think you can create an impact with your writing skills? If yes, then go ahead and become a freelance writer. Most of the people in today's world are lost and confused in many aspects of life, be it relationships, careers, or anything else.
If you think that you have it in you to create some motivational write up which can actually help others and give direction to their lives, then you can start doing so by writing your blog or starting your own website.
If you want you can also try doing so in the print media. In fact, the market always welcomes people who can make a significant and refreshing difference in the monotony of life.

The Best Way to Use Internet Technology

You have a lot of jobs available in the internet these days which give you a chance to work at home and make some good money as well. I am sure you must have come across many online advertisements which tell you how a college student or a homemaker earns thousands of dollars in a month.
These jobs require just a few hours of your time, which are usually flexible. You can also choose from a variety of jobs like data entry, content developer, or an online counselor. So choose what you think works fine for you.

Education is NOT a Waste

... and the reason why I am saying so is because you can actually pass on the education you got to other needy students. Start by distributing pamphlets and brochures in your neighborhood that you are starting coaching classes in so and so subjects. Start on a small scale again so that it becomes easy for you to give the students individual attention, and let their rising grades rise your popularity!

Other Options to Consider would be...

As mentioned earlier, you can only do well in a field where lies your ultimate passion. Take me for example, I never wanted to do something that I am forced to do. Writing was, is, and will always be my passion and therefore I feel lucky that I decided to work for myself. So identify your passion and skills.
Go through the list below and see if you can relate to something-
  • Cleaning Services
  • Baby Sitter
  • Counselor
  • Real Estate Agent
  • Event Organizer
  • Florist
  • Selling your arts and crafts like homemade soap, candles, paper-mâché, paintings, etc.
If you have some more thought provoking ideas that can start a new self employment trend, and you believe in yourself, then don't fail to take the chance. After all, the pioneers are the ones who make others follow their path after setting a milestone. So just believe in yourself, start on a part-time basis, and then see your efforts taking the shape of the career you always wanted for yourself! All the best!