If you’re a work-from-home newbie, I’m sure you have a lot of questions. And I don’t blame you one bit. Because if you have left or are about to leave a secure job for the work-from-home life, you want to make sure it’s the right decision.
I happen to know what I’m talking about. Unfortunately, when I started working from home – I guess you can say I kind of threw myself into it.
My story goes something like this…Before I started working from home, I worked for a Fortune 500 company. I started out as a customer service rep and worked my ass off to manager’s assistant within two short years.
Soon I was climbing the ladder of success. But that came at a hefty price. I started working long hours and that kept me away from my family.
My oldest daughter started to rebel and I ended up with depression and anxiety over all the stress I had trying to balance a demanding job and family.
On August 2007, I had enough of the B.S. at work so I just quit. No two-week notice, nothing. I packed up my stuff and walked out.
I had no plans whatsoever. And to tell you the truth, I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do. But one thing was certain – I had to come up with something quick.
It took me about a week but when the shock wore off after what I’ve done I started looking for another job. And that’s when I came across an article that talked about making money from home.
The more I searched the more opportunities I found. Unfortunately, my first work-from-home job was a scam but I had to look past that because I was not about to go back to Corporate America.
While I figured out what I wanted to do, I did freelance projects, filled out online surveys and did data entry work to keep money coming in.
Even though the side hustle gigs was making me money it wasn’t enough to substitute the income. Yes I had the freedom but freedom wasn’t paying the bills.
Finally, My First Work From Home Job
I landed my first legit work-from-home job as a customer service rep for Transcom. At that time they were known as Cloud 10.
I could not have asked for a better job. I worked the night shift which meant I was able to take my kids and pick them up from school.
Unfortunately the position didn’t last long because the night shift was removed due to low call volume. But by that time I already had notebooks of notes and resources. And since I was already sharing work-from-home jobs with my friends, I decided to start a blog to share legit at-home jobs and side hustle gigs.
A couple of years later I started writing about my mom moments. That’s when Not Now Mom’s Busy was born.
A Must-Have Resource For Work-from-Home Newbies
If I could go back and do it all over again, I would certainly take more time to research about working from home instead of jumping in without a clue like I did. The sudden loss of income hit us hard.
That’s why I always encourage people who ask me about working from home to sit down and weight the pros and cons to be sure it’s the right decision for the whole fam.
But there’s no use cryin’ over spilled milk. What I can do is share all I’ve learned with you.
A Guide To Work From Home Success – A Must-Have Resource For Newbies
I’ve compiled all my notes and put them in this work-from-home guide. I did this so that you, dear reader, will have all you need to find the perfect work-from-home job or home-based business for you.
Here’s what you’ll get in the guide:
- A list of companies that hires at-home employees
- Side hustle gigs to make extra money
- Home-based start up ideas
- Helpful tips to prepare you for a phone interview
- How to spot a scam
- The pros and cons of working from home
- And more!
To get this must-have resource, click here.
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