Imagine going to sleep with the knowledge that you will never have to wake up hearing your alarm clock again. Think about never battling rush hour traffic. Ponder the good parenting feelings of being home when your children come in the door after school. All that is starting to sound pretty good, isn’t it? More and more people are considering a big change in life, that of leaving the traditional workforce and starting a home business with the advent of internet and well designed websites.
But, What to Do?
Okay, stop reading right now and make a list of every single task you do at work. Come on, do it! Don’t skip a thing, if you check email and update your Facebook status at work, it goes on the list. If you plan every office party, list it. If you’re in charge of mergers and acquisitions – list. Also you might need some loan from fellows to make a small office in your home. Its unlike same day payday loans that you need to taken from banks. Its a small amount, but you have to list it down. It’s a lot of stuff, isn’t it? You have more skills than you thought you did!
Next up, make a list of every single task that you do at home or out and about. Yes, right now! That’s a lot of stuff too, isn’t it? Now pick the tasks from each list that you do better than other people. If you make the best spreadsheets in the office, make a note of it. If your decorating skills lead everyone who visits your home to admire your style, that gets noted too. Be honest, but give credit where it’s due.
You’ve Got Skills!
You not only have more skills than you realized, but you really excel at some skills, don’t you? Now, get going using your skills to start a home business! Consider what you can offer to prospective clients in these main areas of home business.
- Office Skills: Many of your most practiced and sought after skills are those you use the most often in daily life. Tasks like typing, word processing, and Internet use on computers may seem second nature you, but they can help you in a freelance home business. Even more basic, English skills in spelling, grammar, and composition can earn you gigs writing and editing.
- Creative Skills: From using graphics skills on computers to design business cards, logos, and menus for businesses far and wide, your creative skills can bring clients to your home business. You might even discover that you have artistic skills that are valuable to clients and that you find fulfilling.
- Repair Skills: In this difficult economy, many people are finding themselves unwilling to throw things of value away. This leads to an increase in those seeking expert repair. If you can fix things like computers, shoes, cars, anything, you are increasingly in high demand.
You Can Do It!
So take a really hard look at your life and you will find marketable skills to start a home business. It may take a leap of faith to trust in your knowledge and abilities, but you do have them. So make those lists and get going toward your new career. Being the boss is a great thing.