…Where to start, though?
Feeling overwhelmed by beginning something new is totally normal, and this applies to everything in life. However, this post will focus on starting your journey to work from home.
I’ve talked about it before, but when I started looking into my options for work-from-home possibilities five years ago, the sheer options (and lack thereof without having a degree) left me feeling extremely hopeless and unsure of where to begin. There are so many paths I could have taken… how could I even choose? And yet, there also felt like a shortage of jobs that I could actually apply to, given my circumstances.
Writing has always been dear to my heart and I don’t know why. I just feel really content when I write; I feel happy putting words to paper. So, naturally, writing was a strong contender back then, but that didn’t narrow my options down all that much. There are lots of different paths you can take with writing—which again, sounds good, but ended up being mostly a bad thing for me. Continue reading “You Just Have to Start”
I’ve reached my goal!
Writing that title made me feel a little strange, seeing as my dream has finally come true after so long. I am very happy that something has finally clicked for me (and let’s hope it stays that way!). What is my job? Well, I’ve been transcribing as an independent contractor for the past month, which explains why I haven’t been very active here. Continue reading “How I Got a Work-From-Home Job!”
Since the internet loves memes, here you go—the life of a writer!
You’ve thought of a genius idea or plot for a new story.
…And now you’re in the zone!
How you imagine writing will be.
What it’s really like (sometimes).
“A writer is someone for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people.”
― Thomas Mann
Hello! It’s nice to be back after almost a week of not blogging. I haven’t been slacking off, though—rather, I’ve been intensely working on my goals and trying so hard to make WFH life happen!
This week has been very busy, packed with late nights where I didn’t go to sleep until 6 AM, even though I’ve been trying to adjust my sleeping schedule to wake up then.
There have been many challenges, steep learning curves, and frustration; but there have also been moments of satisfaction, triumphs, and the awesome feeling of achievement. Continue reading “So, It’s Been A Little While…”
Hello, June. Goodbye, Carbs.
This week, we said farewell to May; may we spring happily into the month of June, when summer truly sets in, and all the lovely mosquitos, sweat, and antarctic blasts of grocery store air conditioning are sweetly embraced.
My emotions, ambitions, and projects have been hard to manage this week. I had things in mind I wanted to get done, but time just kept slipping away as I chipped away at them, leaving many things still in progress. Plus, I had some technical difficulties. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ What can you do? Continue reading “Rollercoaster of a Week”
The Saying is True
With anything — not just writing and attempting to be your own boss/working from home — you need to believe in yourself. I know that sounds cliché or lame, but it’s undoubtedly true.
Believing in yourself, or having confidence, is a tough proposition if it’s not something you’re familiar with. Trying to get something off the ground feels almost impossible, especially on certain days. Ohh, the dark days… and I’m not talking about the weather. I personally struggle with this, though I’m most confident when I’m writing (hence my blog). I tell myself I can do it, that I can actually achieve success, but it’s not always so easy to maintain a positive mindset. But, I mean, if you say it enough, you start to believe it. Kind of like negative self-talk, only this way of thinking is much healthier for the mind! Continue reading “Believing in Yourself – The Key to Success”
In an Ideal World
Well (or welp)… Right now, I’m in the thick of job hunting. A full-time work-from-home job would be absolutely ideal since stability is crucial to improving my life’s circumstances. But… (there’s always a but, isn’t there?)
…the most common jobs listings I keep finding are for part-time, contract, or temporary positions. I really need a stable, reliable position that offers enough hours to support myself. Now, I don’t mind doing several jobs that would add up to a full-time income, but of course, my preference would be just one job to put all my focus on. Those are my current feelings, at least.
Why do I need a work-from-home job, you may be asking? Wouldn’t it be easier to get a typical job? Well, yeah, maybe. There’d probably be much less competition instead of trying to stand out in the gigantic sea that is the internet. Life has a way of handing you lemons, though, so I’m simply trying to make lemonade. Continue reading “O, Full-Time WFH Jobs, Where Art Thou?”
You spend hours perfecting your story or article, only to find out later that you need to make changes.
Cue the horror music.
Writing can sometimes feel so fragile. Especially when writing a fictional tale, your words feel so personal and special to you as the writer. Your world, your characters—they’re basically your “babies”. Not to mention the fact that you’ve spent so much of your precious time carving out every element, fleshing out all the behind-the-scenes details that perhaps only you will ever know of. Who likes to feel like their time was wasted? Continue reading “How to Edit Your Writing Fearlessly with One Simple Tip”
Are you looking for a work from home job? Wondering where to look for one? Here are some good job boards I’ve found that I’ve been checking daily.
You can even sign up for email alerts for some of these sites, which I strongly recommend you do. It’s so convenient to have a list of new job openings delivered straight to your inbox! 🙂
A little disclaimer: I don’t have any affiliation with these websites. As far as I know, they are legitimate/trustworthy, but always be cautious when applying for work-from-home jobs—do plenty of your own research on the company/position before applying (check the Better Business Bureau, for instance) and read reviews by other employees (Glassdoor.com is helpful for that). The saying “If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is” definitely applies here, so keep that in mind. I’m only sharing these websites in hopes of helping others like me find a good work from home job that is not a scam.
In no particular order… Continue reading “My 8 Favorite Work From Home Job Boards!”
Okay, so I’ve seen it for years.
It’s sort of why I’ve been scared to take this plunge into trying to work from home seriously. That is, until now.
Drum roll, please…
When you search for anything to do with ‘work from home’ or ‘freelancing’, there are sooo many results! This has always felt completely and utterly overwhelming to me. I would maybe look into it for a little bit, but then I’d give up, feeling more frustrated than before.
That process started out semi-optimistically—and by the time I’d scanned multiple websites and blogs, I would feel more hopeless than ever. I think the cheery messages they convey are helpful, but not so much when you’re not feeling hopeful and aren’t ready to actually tackle it. (In my opinion, the “You can do it too!” mantras are a bit hyperbolic, even though they’re 100% true.) Continue reading “Documenting My Journey Into Freelancing & Working From Home – What’s the Point?”