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Monday, November 11, 2013

Step-by-Step Ways to Work From Home No Matter Your Craft

Still looking for that dream job? Why not consider another option that is right under your fingertips. Whether you’re a blogger or a crafter, both careers have one thing in common; each job can be done from home. However, before you make that decision to branch out on your own there are some first steps to consider. These steps might include how to get started, stay motivated and find a job or a buyer for your craft. No matter your profession, jobs from home are out there -- just follow the steps below to get started.

Understand Your Craft
Before getting started do some research on your craft.
a) Attend a workshop.
b) Read a book.
c) Talk to others who are already working in that field.

Setting Up Shop
Your mind is made up -- you’re really going to do this -- so now it’s time to set up a designated workspace at home.
a) Home dwellers: pick a room away from the hustle and bustle of the rest of the house.
b) Apartment or dorm residents: pick a space that provides the most light and area with enough room to spread out.

Proper Tools 
In order to be successful at your new job you have to have the right tools. Tools will vary on your craft; however, there a couple that should be in every at work from home arsenal.
a) Computer
b) Printer
c) Internet Connection
d) Telephone
e) File cabinet

Who You Are Matters 
Be real. You are the face behind your chosen craft, so put your best face forward in every social situation. A sell or job can be found at anytime or anywhere.

Contact Info is Crucial 
Make it as easy as possible for anyone to get a hold of you. Provide contact information over various means of communication.
a) Telephone
b) Email
c) Skype
d) Address

Elevator Pitch 
You’re in business for yourself now. Be prepared to tell anyone at a moment’s notice about your new at home job. The pitch can vary from medium-to-medium.

Sell, Sell, Sell
No matter your craft there are several ways to quickly start drumming up business. They are:
a) Business Cards
b) Email
c) Classified Ads
d) Craigslist
e) Social Networks
f) Word-of-Mouth

You Must Social Network 
It’s free! The only way to be successful without breaking the bank is to promote your services via social networks.
a) Facebook
b) Twitter
c) Blogging Platform (Blogger, WordPress, Tumblr) 
d) LinkedIn
e) Pinterest
f) Google+

Be Patient
Bill Gates didn’t build Microsoft overnight; so allow yourself some time to build momentum.

Routine Home Work 
The only way to stay motivated with a home job is to make your work a daily habit.

Today the entrepreneurial spirit is alive more than ever. As discussed, with the advent of social networking, a working from home job is even easier and less costly to obtain. Consider any of these easy to follow actions steps to welcome home your first sale or get your very first paid job from home. In the end, be your own boss and land that dream job without leaving home.

-population-we™ blog post by Becky Bohan Brown
© 2013 population-we, LLC 
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  1. Great tips for those who are looking to start home based jobs.

  2. Work at Home: I very much appreciate the shout-out! I visited your site as well and will check back often for more news on working at home. You have tons of good advice, too. Thanks for stopping by our blog.