No matter your line of work, it is extremely important to not get too comfortable in the swing of things. When you become too comfortable, you tend to take things for granted. Working from home is one of those jobs that too many of us do; forgetting to look back to the days when we had a dream.
Do you remember what it felt like to wake up every single morning and dread having to leave the house? Whether it was because you were facing a day with a terrible boss or because you weren’t enjoying your profession, we’ve all been there to some degree.
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The great thing about working online is you do not have to leave your comfort zone. If you are only comfortable doing one type of thing (mine being writing), then that’s all you have to do. As I’ve become more familiar with working online, I have learned that it is also very important to take chances and go outside your comfort zone; although it’s not a requirement.
Not only will leaving your typically worked jobs from time to time help you learn, but it will help you grow as an individual. The internet is a great place and the more you branch out of your shell, the more you are going to learn along the way.
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A lot of people ask me how picky they should be when selecting jobs online. As a writer, it can be very easy to try to take every single job because you’re trying to better your online resume and get your name out there. While this is all fine and dandy, the line has to be drawn somewhere.
If you find yourself really struggling and having a rough time completing a certain job, it may be time to quit. The great thing about working online is there are many other people out there that can take your place. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying you should quit the second you get upset or frustrated when trying to complete something, but there must be some sort of line decided.
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One of the main problems I ran into when I first began working online was knowing who to trust and who to avoid. While it’s not always easy at first because you’re very new to things, there are a few ways you can try to avoid being put in a situation where you go unpaid for work you’ve completed.
Yes, not getting paid happens but it doesn’t have to. In the beginning of my online career, I was very trusting; too trusting and I paid the price for my actions. I used to work for someone, and continue working for them even when payments were not made. I truly thought I could trust the people I was working for at the time, and that they would pay me when they could.
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If you have been working from home for a while now and are frustrated with the constant change of things, it may be time to start thinking about creating some long-term relationships. Long-term business relationships have been proven to bring in more work and a more constant flow of cash.
One of the main complaints that I hear from people working from their homes, is the fact that they never know what they may end up doing on any given day. The constant change and unfamiliarity of things can really throw people off. If this sounds like you, it’s time to try something new.
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