When you decide you want to work from home, there are some factors you need to consider. Self-reliance is really about control. Self-reliant people can control most aspects of their immediate life.
Individuals who are self-reliant choose what food to produce and eat. They choose how to power their homes. Self-Sufficient people choose where they work and how much they spend. They choose who they spend time with during their week. The list goes on and on. Controlling how we live gives us choices.
Or you can say the choices we make gives us the power to control our lives. And, in a world where so much is out of our control, politics, prices, governmental restrictions, taxes, etc. having control in our personal lives is important.
Money is the biggest issue for most people when they decide they want to be more self-reliant. And managing money is difficult for people. People tend to overspend, borrow, and get into debt.
They get themselves into positions where they don’t have control, and they are forced to continue to work for someone else to pay for all the stuff they bought from someone else.
To me, this entire process is chaos. So, to begin to step out of the chaos and into an environment where you have more control, managing your money is your #1 task.
Controlling how we earn our money is the most important decision we make because our work life can take up most of our week. So, If you are going to do something 40 plus hours/week, why wouldn’t you be in control of this time.
There are many ways to become self-employed. But the best way is to pick a job you want to do that you can get paid for and start doing it.
You may need to continue to work for someone else, or you may choose to continue to work for someone else. But, either way, get started on building your own business.
Work from Home Options
You have options when it comes to starting your own business. Pick something you love to do and find a way to make money doing it. For example:
- Become a Real Estate Agent- Due to internet marketing there have been significant changes in how real estate is sold. I don’t know anyone who takes “floor time” anymore.
- Write a book – Everyone has a story or something to teach. Everyone can write. With Apps like Grammarly and Hemingway, no one needs to worry about spelling or grammar. These two apps do this dirty work for you. Check out The Creative Penn Youtube for more information about writing and self-publishing.
- Start a Blog – check out Problogger, the #1 how-to of blogging sites
- Open an Etsy Shop. Make and sell just about anything on Etsy. Knitting, barn wood signs, art, jewelry, dog clothes. Etsy has an endless supply of money making opportunities.
- Sell produce, eggs, herbs, flowers, or meat that you raise on your homestead or in your backyard.
These are just a few possible ways to make money working for yourself. There are tons of books on the subject. Or ask your friends, co-workers, or people you meet on the street what they do or what they need. You can come up with something. Get creative and think a little outside the box.
Remember, starting small is necessary and OK. And, taking small steps to get your business started is OK, too. Small steps will allow you to not get so overwhelmed.
Be confident, don’t let fear stop you, and go for it.
I would love to hear about your ideas, work, or suggestions in the comments. Tell me how you escaped the 9-5 grind!
Thanks for Reading!