Working from Home – Are you Ready to Take the Leap?

Family, Work / Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

Do you dream of working from home, but the possibility of it just seems a million miles away? Are you scared to make that jump from employed to self-employed, even though it’s what you’ve always wanted? Sound familiar? You’re in the right place! 

When I had children I had a vision of working from home, so that I could be the one to look after our girls. For us, nursery wasn’t an option and so I had to find a way to build a business inside of my own four walls. After a lot of blood sweat and tears, OK maybe not blood but you get the picture, I’ve managed to set myself up in professional blogging and freelance writing. I have a passion for my work, which is something I’ve never had before and I’m bringing in the bucks, helping to support my little family. I’m living proof that your dreams can become your reality!

It goes without saying that making the jump is daunting and incredibly hard work, but failing because you’re scared to begin is not the answer.

Thinking about biting the bullet? Here are some things that you should consider:

Passion and drive –

What makes you want to get up in the morning? Take some time to think about where your passions lie and what you’re good at. Let this positive thought process build your confidence and give you the lift you need to believe in yourself and your abilities.

Goals and achievements –

Set yourself goals. Where do you want to be six months, a year or even 5 years from now? Setting realistic targets will give you something to work towards. As you achieve your goals, the feeling of satisfaction will add fuel to your fire, giving you drive and confidence to achieve more.

Pros and cons –

Think about how working from home will affect your life. Changes to your work will also have an effect on the people around you. Therefore, it’s essential that you know you’re making the right decision before you go for it!

Scheduling your workload –

Working from home requires a strict schedule in order for your business to thrive. Take some time to work out a routine that fits in well around all other aspects of your life. Testing out your new routine before putting it into place is a great way to see how your lives will tick over, should you make the transition to working from home.

It’s also important to know that with a new venture will come setbacks, that’s life. The key to success though is to work through the tough times and learning from them, but don’t let them break your spirit!


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40 Replies to “Working from Home – Are you Ready to Take the Leap?”

  1. You really hit home with me when you said: “failing because you’re scared to begin is not the answer.” That’s such a powerful thought and you are absolutely right. I’m so pleased that you are able to follow your dreams and work for something that sets your heart on fire. Wishing you all the very best of luck lovely! Thanks for sharing with #DreamTeam x

  2. I work from home through my employer a couple of days a week, but that’s not really the same as working for yourself. I’d love to have my own business, but confidence is an issue…I don’t think anything I could do would be enough to bring in the money we’d need.

  3. Great post. I am currently trying to make the decision of whether or not to stay at home or return to work. We just has a precious baby girl. I really like your pointers and agree it takes self discipline to work from home! I had experience with this a few years ago. I wasn’t very successful. But I’m hoping if I decide to do something like that in the future, that I’d be able to do things differently.

    Love your #Blogstravaganza idea.

  4. I love that you have managed to make working from home a success. I have just gone back to work from maternity leave and it is harder than ever for me to be there and not at home, I don’t think I’m quite at the work from home stage just yet but this is definitely food for thought #Blogstravaganza

  5. Such great advice, I set up as self employed doping a different type of work which I’m no longer doing and in two minds about whether to cease trading with hard or not. I would love to be able to work from home and work around family commitments doing something I enjoy #blogstravaganza

  6. You are as motivational and inspirational as always! I love your energy and dedication, it’s really obvious that you have a passion for what you do. And it’s actually because of one of your previous posts that I took the plunge to apply for some freelance writing opportunities. I was accepted and am now one step closer to my dream career – all thanks to you! Your words are making more of an impact than you’ll ever know!! Thank you! #blogstravaganza

    1. Ah wow, congratulations! I’m so pleased for you and glad that I’ve written something worth while! Reading this has absolutely made my day ❤️❤️ xxx

  7. I’m currently taking a year out to stay home with my girls but it’s the dream not to return to teaching and instead work from home. I’m working hard towards this and hoping it will pay off. #blogstravaganza

  8. It definitely needs a schedule to make it work because once I’m home with my son I can barely get anything done. I don’t think I’m ready yet to be a working from home mom but it’s on my bucket list #Blogstravaganza

  9. I really want to! I’m about to call the tax office and register as self employed to try and earn through my blog. But I’m pregnant, due in Jan so it will be kind of short lived with a break when the baby arrives until I’m able to do more with 2 kids. the thing that will restrict me is balancing it with my family and husband – he doesn’t want me working every night all night, so I will need to work out some set hours. Thanks for the advice xx #DreamTeam

  10. Its such an inspiration seeing other mum bloggers making money from blogging Thanks for the advice as I’m still learning how to properly monetize my blog to escape the 9-5. #Blogstravaganza

  11. Go you lovely for starting your own business and making working for home work for you. Have you written a post about becoming a freelance writer? I love blogging and earn a little bit from it but it’s actually my dream to write (not just my blog but about anything and everything!). I know I could work from home but just don’t know how to get into the freelance writing game. I hope you continue to enjoy your new career as you much as you are now xx #blogcrush

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