Tag: freelancing

20 Apr 2017
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Working From Home Biggest Challenge

While working from home does seem as the most favorable option to make money, the whole concept hides one serious threat that might undermine your efforts if you fail to take it into the account.

The one thing that home-working environment is missing is the sense of professionalism, common for more traditional setups. And that’s the problem that’s unfolding itself in two distinct ways:

  • It soon starts impacting the overall efficacy and work output
  • It soon starts generating too many distractions

 

We are all basically indoctrinated to separate our professional from our private. You can feel that every time you go to work. The sense is simply different over there. The entire setup is pushing you forward.

Unfortunately, that energy cannot be replicated at home, no matter how cool office you set for yourself in an isolated room. Your profit will be less than expected and possible. Your state of mind will be far from optimal!

And here is why.

First of all, when you are at your home, you feel relaxed. It’s your safe heaven. Consequently, you are missing that edge, necessary to push yourself to the limits.

As you know, it wasn’t so hard for you to demonstrate the might at your work, regardless of how much energy the effort demanded. However, it’s pretty much impossible to achieve the same at home.

Back in your home office things are different, because not only that you are missing the “feeling” but also because you are missing the boss. Suddenly, there’s no one breathing in your neck and whipping your back every time you fall in that infamous procrastination period.

Then, there’s this other nerve-racking thing about home offices…

It’s the inevitable, frequent distraction caused by your partner, family members and friends.

You are always there and in their mind you are as good as available to do whatever the hell they feel like. The thing is that, due to that same indoctrination, they can’t take you seriously. In their minds, you are fooling around on your laptop “because, seriously, who in the world can make money that way?”

That’s how everyone around you thinks – without exceptions!

Luckily, there’s a way to tackle this problem and seriously boost your productivity. You might step on few toes here and there but that’s just simply unavoidable because, once again, you’ll disturb the routine and change habits. It’s just human nature, that’s all, but things will settle soon enough, don’t worry.

Be open-minded now and allow time for your logical (slow) thinking to suppress the instinctive (fast) one.

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Consider the following changes:

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  • Lease the office space a bit further from your home address and set it up the way you like it.

 

It might seem irrational to spend money every month on a lease when you can do everything from your living room, but that’s an illusion.

In reality — and this is experience talking — that lease and that office will turn out to be the best moves you’ve made recently because:

A) People will immediately stop perceiving you as constantly available, and

B) You’ll get that vital sense of professional environment.

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  • Set the working hours like it’s traditionally done in 9-5 jobs by placing the focus on STARTING HOUR.

 

It can be whatever makes you happy. If you feel like starting at 10 am, there’s no reason why you wouldn’t set it up like that.

Basically, the whole idea of setting the working hours just adds to the overall feeling of professionalism because “you are heading to your office” if someone asks!

The end time is pretty much irrelevant because, as you will find out if you make this transition, you’ll be spending much more time working than usual 4-6 hours, which is pretty much common for 99% of all work-from-home entrepreneurs.

That, of course, if you are pushing to make as much money as possible in a shortest time to then employ that money to work for you, as it has been originally designed when monetary system took over the world.

 

Just imagine how it would feel and you’ll see the perfect rationale behind this suggestion. Picture yourself walking to your office with the still warm, fresh newspaper in one hand and a coffee-to-go in another. See yourself taking a lunch break from which you don’t have to rush back because you are the tailor of your working schedule. Take the full advantage and eat something good while taking as much time as you like. After all, quality meal is an important part of the process!

 

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10 Mar 2017
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The most reliable option for making money online is under your fingertips

Is it a survey? Amazon’s mechanical turk? Affiliate marketing? Maybe dropshipping? How about Forex or betting?

Each of the mentioned options is marketed as the viable option for making money online, from the vicinity of your home office. With the exception of surveys, the undeniable fact is that they are truly the viable ways to make money online.

 

However, there are few problems with each of these.

 

  • Amazon’s mechanical turk is a penny-maker. For the most part and for the most people, it’s a complete waste of time.
  • To make good money as an affiliate marketer, you have to accumulate tremendous experience and be a natural seller.
  • Dropshipping, beside the essential sales and marketing skills, requires a skillful navigation through the sea of offers just to distill couple of the most reliable ones.
  • Forex, same as any other options trading, requires some advance financial education and natural gift for trading on global financial markets.
  • We don’t even have to discuss the effectiveness of the online or any other kind of betting, for that matter.

 

What are we missing here?

 

The most obvious.

What is your current, or what was your former occupation?

What made possible for you to do it?

What else do you hide? What other skill do you have hidden in your sleeve? Is there perhaps something you would be willing to further perfect or learn from the scratch?

A long time ago, a friend of mine asked me to help him build the detailed non-fiction book he intends to publish. Back then, I was a detective. More accurately, a forensic technician, working the crime scenes. My writing was reserved to factual reports and analysis. But, I had this habit, the need to be more precise, to learn every last detail of something of mine or someone else’s interest; regardless of how complex that might be. My close social circle was literally making fun out of me because my answers to even the simplest questions were more similar to full-scale white reports.

In the background, under everyone’s radar, I enjoyed writing fiction. Crime novels with surprising twists were my thing. Indie publishing came in just the right moment, a month after I finished one of my greatest titles. So, in the moment I took, what turned out to be, my very first freelancing gig, I already had couple of short novels published through Amazon.

The non-fiction book we built together was a great success. It wasn’t long before me merged our forces to build another one. And another one.

Then, one day, while going over some blogs, I stumbled upon Elance,  a freelancing platform filled with clients in need for some kind of a non-fiction content. Just a perfect environment for someone with my skillset and experience. It marked the beginning of my professional freelancing career.

From that point on, the good portion of my monthly incomes, came from freelancing. The rest came from investments and, in my case, inevitable options trading.

Today, Elance doesn’t exist anymore as a stand-alone platform. Some time ago, they merged with oDesk and formed the new, massive, global freelancing platform known as Upwork. It’s the place where you can connect with the clients from all across the globe and provide them with some specific service. Services like web design; or blog writing; or marketing; or illustrations; or coding, or even virtual assistance.

 

Freelancing is arguably the most reliable and the most quickest way to make serious money online, from your home.

 

And to teach you how it’s done efficiently, Point of Sync academy, in association with the group of long-term professional freelancers, myself included, has build a completely free, advanced freelancing course.

The sole purpose of the course is to teach you how to take those first critical steps towards the full independence. Something that freelancing as the industry is enabling.

You have the unique opportunity here to learn if freelancing is perhaps a viable option for you, at least in the near future. Take a look in the world right under your fingertips.

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