Excited. Relieved. Thankful. These are the initial reactions of some after hearing that they will be shifting to a work-from-home setup. Many organizations resorted to a work-from-home set- up last year because of the pandemic. And who would not like this set- up? Work-from-home means no travel time going to the office, no pressure on dressing up to impress, no loud co-worker, and other office distractions. However, after doing this for a long time, the excitement fades away. Staying productive is challenging, you miss the human interaction, long for the old times, and experience mental distress.
One of the drastic changes most companies have to face is the work set-up of employees.
While some companies already have work from home set-up even before the pandemic, most companies were left with no choice but to adapt to ensure business continuity while keeping their employees safe.
How can business owners, with no experience managing remote employees, navigate this “new normal”?
Here are some helpful tips.
Instability. The feast and famine lifestyle. This is probably one of the most popular reasons why people are afraid to jump into freelancing. Losing a client is very much probable so you should be prepared in case it happens.
Losing a client is tough and can be depressing. Your bills will not wait until you get a new client. So it’s important to treat this as a business, as you should.
So, you lost a client. What now? What should you do? How to cope with this new challenge? How to get back on track?
In this post, I’ll show you how you can get back up without having to experience the famine stage.
Working from home can be liberating. At the same time, it can be stressful if you’re not careful.
Unlike working in a traditional corporate job, there’s no distinct line that separates your work from your personal activities.
The moment you wake up, your tasks are already waiting for you. And when your “office” is also your bedroom, you tend to get overworked more than when you were working in a corporate setting.
Also, since you don’t have a boos keep you in check or co-workers to interact with, you’re on your own. If you lack discipline, it’s hard to be productive.
And this can result in a lack of motivation.
When that happens, try these tips to regain your motivation.
More and more people are becoming interested in working from home.
Who doesn’t want to skip the daily commute, traffic jams, or corporate politics – right?
I know I do.
Being able to work comfortably at the four corners of your own room sounds attractive to most people. Not to mention you’ll have flexible hours, handsome pay, and more quality time with family are only a handful of what an online business can promise.
Very ideal, isn’t it?
If these all sound tempting to you, Here are some tips on how you can get started and score a decent and legit remote job.
This doesn’t come as a surprise. Freelancing offers a lot of benefits.
But what many people don’t know is that freelancing isn’t easy. Especially when you’re just getting started. You have to learn how online marketing works, how to find clients, and learn a ton of skills that you never thought you’d need.
But the hardest part is, if you don’t do it right, you might end up overworked.
It’s hard to create a borderline between personal life and work. Why? It’s because you don’t have a workplace separate from home. You don’t have a fixed schedule and you only have virtual colleagues.
Hustle is important.
Do you find yourself asking the question, “Is this all there is?” about your career?
Do you feel you don’t have enough time for yourself and no longer happy? Is your motivation running low?
Why not try freelancing instead?
Let’s face it. Freelancing isn’t easy and it requires a leap of faith. Getting out of your comfort zone is always difficult. You have to ask so many questions. Is it worth it? Am I not going to regret it? Am I ready to take the big leap?
Challenge yourself to step out of your habit and routine if you expect something to change or evolve in your life and career.
Now, is freelancing for you? Here are good reasons why you should consider freelancing. [Read more…]
So, you want to work from home, set your own schedule, and make unlimited income? Well, according to many direct sales companies, all of that and more is possible simply from starting a career in direct sales.
Direct sales is the sale of a product or service in a person-to-person atmosphere marketed through independent sales representatives, consults, or distributors. Products range from cosmetics to candles to cookware. There is definitely money and interest in direct sales as it is a $30 billion industry employing 16.8 million people.
There are several hundred direct sales companies which offer thousands of products. Below I’ve listed some of the more popular categories.
My recent vacation to Hawaii reinforced two things: I love to travel and I really enjoy what I do working online. 90% of my 5 day trip was spent doing normal Hawaii stuff: hiking, visiting local landmarks and relaxing. But the other 10% of the time, I was busy responding to comments on my blog, dealing with advertisers and working on new articles.
Most mornings I would wake up around 7 am as the sun was rising(seen above) and lay in bed checking e-mails until I was ready to bust out my computer and get some real work done on our ocean view lanai(free upgrade of course!). Accompanying me on this journey was my cup of coffee and light breakfast(usually fruit and/or pastries). I’m not going to lie, it was a pretty awesome office to work out of for 5 days and it barely felt like work when I was working. [Read more…]