You Just Have to Start

You Just Have to Start | Want to work from home and wondering where to begin? I was, too. Here are a few tips I hope can help you.

…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”

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How I Got a Work-From-Home Job!

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!”

O, Full-Time WFH Jobs, Where Art Thou?

O, Full-Time WFH Jobs, Where Art Thou? | Why is it so difficult to find a full-time work-from-home job?!

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?”

My 8 Favorite Work From Home Job Boards!

My 8 Favorite Work From Home Job Boards! | Here are 8 great work from home job boards to check out!

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!”

Documenting My Journey Into Freelancing & Working From Home – What’s the Point?

Documenting My Journey Into Freelancing & Working From Home - What's the Point? | Here's why I'm sharing my journey to work from home, and why I've failed to start sooner!

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?”

The Light Bulb Moment – How I Went From Having No Ambition to Taking Working From Home Seriously

The Light Bulb Moment - How I Went From Having No Ambition to Taking Working From Home Seriously | This is what I needed to get started on my working from home journey!

I’ve adored writing my whole life, even attempting to study it in college. What I like the most about it is the ability to create something from nothing. To create a story that was just living in my head into a reality that someone else can experience.

After deciding college was definitely not for me, I kind of… didn’t do much. I struggled with my health and managing it (and still do). I wasn’t working toward a career during that time, even though I had reasons not to be—however, I did still make excuses and looking back now, it’s upsetting not to have accomplished anything. The hardest part is dealing with the consequences of unemployment; you can’t buy happiness, but $ surely takes a lot of stress out of daily life…   Continue reading “The Light Bulb Moment – How I Went From Having No Ambition to Taking Working From Home Seriously”