Make Money Working At Home

(Last Updated On: July 29, 2016)

Advice For People Who Work From Home

This article is about what it takes to succeed if you want to set up business set up business working from homeworking from home. More and more people are looking at this form of work as it has many advantages to it. There are however many pitfalls and you can easily fall into negative traps which ultimately can end in failure for your small business.

I now work from home and have been self-employed for around ten years. I had previously worked in a large office environment and although the pay was quite good, I soon became annoyed at my long commute to work and also with some of the people I was working with. I have always wanted to be my own boss, set my own hours and be able to take holidays when ever I wanted to. Working from home seemed the perfect answer for me.

How To Run Your Home Business

I run a small business from home and do not employ anybody, it is just me. Now you may think that this is great and I have to say for the most part it is. For the business to succeed I need to work very hard and I need to keep coming up with new ideas to keep myself motivated and to keep the business alive.

I have to admit, I am not a Monday person and in the early days I found it very hard to actually do any work on this particular day. Working on my own and not having anyone to answer to made it very easy for me to just go back to bed for example. This of course did not help my business and was something I had to get out of doing.working from home advantages

The first tip therefore, is that you need to have self-discipline to make your home based business work. Each week set yourself business goals of what you want to achieve. Treat working from home like you are working in an office, do not be tempted by watching the television or by any other distraction. You have to ensure you put in the required hours to make the business the success you want it to be.

Keep Yourself Fit And Your Business In Shape

The second bit of advice is to be careful what you eat. I fell into a trap of eating a lot of snack type foods, and did not ever feel that I had the time to cook myself a meal for lunch. I soon started to put on weight and this caused me to lose some of my self-confidence. I needed all of my self-confidence to keep up my belief that I could succeed at working from home. I now make sure that I give myself an hour break for lunch and to re-charge my batteries. I am also careful not to snack in between meals.

Thirdly you are likely to experience good months and bad months, succeed at working from homefinancially. It is important therefore that you start saving so that when you are having a bad period, you have the cashflow to keep the business going. Also keep some money aside to pay the taxman. When I first became self-employed I loved the fact that I did not need to pay tax each month. When I received my yearly tax bill it was quite a shock however and I have since started to put an amount aside each month to cover it.

Think Positive – Think Success

Most businesses have these peaks and troughs. When business is not goingfeeling sorry for yourself is not going to help your business succeed so well, it is very easy to become downhearted and even depressed. I found this working by myself. I had nobody to pick me up from these lows. I have since realised that feeling sorry for myself is not going to help the situation, therefore I have to work even harder during these periods and that I have to keep thinking positive.

I hope you have enjoyed reading this article and I wish you every success with your home based business.

If you would like to leave a comment below it will be much appreciated and I will get back to you.

Robert Allan


Hello I have been an affiliate/internet marketer for many years and I'm very successful at it.   If you need any help and advice to earning an online income from home or to start up your own home-based business from the comfort of your own home then I am here to help you achieve that goal.   Here is a link to my About Me Page, and my journey.   This other link is my profile page within the community of like-minded people who want to run their own home business. I have been a member since 2014.

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4 thoughts on “Make Money Working At Home

  1. Hello Audra and thank you for leaving a comment on my article – Make Money Working At Home.

    There are other articles on my site that you should read as well.

    My site really is an informational one and many visitors do comment that they have found the very information they need to make a difference in their own work from home efforts.

    It does pay to be organized so why don’t you draw up a schedule and do your best to stick to it.

    I realize this might not be the easiest thing to do when you have children but I know from past experience that it will pay you to have one.

    I wish you success in your endeavours and if you need any more pointers then please do get in touch.


    Robert Allan

  2. Hi, Robert. I have a hard time because I am very unorganized. I try my best to just remember when to post (I blog about WAH jobs), when to update my site, and remember to share to my social pages. I have children with emotional issues and it can often get hectic at my house. I certainly needed this post to glean more ideas for organization…I just want to feel like I’m doing more than just posting. I am bookmarking your site for future reference. Thank You for the info 🙂

  3. Hello Rendall and thank you for your comment.

    Working From Home can certainly be a way out if you are tired of the daily grind of a normal 9 to 5 job.

    It does however take time and will definitely not make you rich overnight.

    Just like any other business it takes time to get established and see a return on your investment.This investment does not have to be money.It can be, and most of the time it does mean putting in the hours of effort, dedication and commitment.

    Being your own boss with your own online home based business is achievable for anyone who is willing to do this.

    I wish you every success in your own endeavours to be an online business owner.

    Have a great day.

    Robert Allan

  4. Hello sir,
    Nice article and most of the phrase of your content give me a huge motivational to keep on moving with my business online. I am looking for the definition of what working at home actually is and seems you have delivered of what I am looking for. Working at home for me is something great as we take in-charge of what we did, fully controlled the income primarily and be our own boss at home. I think that concept is something beautiful for everyone 🙂

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