This make money online article is guest posted by Jenny Masterson
In today’s economy, working from home is a viable option for many people. Whether you have obligations that prohibit you from working odd hours, children who demand your time or even just a burning desire to set up a home office, working from home may be just the type of opportunity you’re looking for.
If you’re curious as to what kind of person can be successful working from home, read through these top five traits of the best at home workers.
To work at home, one must be very organized. Many online ‘employers’ hire independent contractors. What this means for you is that you must pay your own taxes quarterly, report your end-of-the-year income as self-employment income and budget your paycheck accordingly.
Working at home seems like a dream come true but many first-timers find that the available hours aren’t what they expected, the work isn’t what they thought it would be or they are too distracted by the goings on inside of the home. You must dedicate yourself to seeing it through. Hours often increase with time, work options become more varied and you can block out kids, pets and spouses once you practice doing so.
Let’s talk about distractions! Phones and doorbells ring, pets need to be let outside, children rip and tear around the house and before you know it, you’re off doing something else. The time you set aside for work is no different than the time you would spend in an office. You need to be able to focus on the task at hand and complete your assignments in a timely manner or work your entire shift without fail.
While some online employers or companies allow you to set your own schedule or work when it’s convenient for you, others have set shifts that you will be assigned to. When you begin your foray into working online, you may not be privy to the most opportune shifts. You must be flexible enough to work when the work is available.
Finding online work seems very easy when you talk to people who have already found it. The reality is that weeding through the postings and sorting the scams from the legitimate opportunities can be overwhelming. Persistence pays off. Talk to several people, post on message boards and read work-at-home forums. Apply to several companies and follow up on your applications.
Working online can be a great opportunity; just ask anyone who is doing it! Working from home saves on transportation costs, clothing or uniform costs and even food costs. The secret to working online simply lies in finding a legitimate opportunity or creating your own. If you find it’s not for you, you can always re-enter the brick and mortar job market; what do you have to lose?