Perk of Working From Home: You Don’t Have to Wear Pants

1Socks, shoes, slacks, undershirt, button up, tie, jacket… hair done, clothes pressed, shoes shined…what a pain!

Are you tired of getting “dolled up” every day to go and see the same people, who are also dressed up to impress nobody but the boss, who is dressed to impress…well—who knows?

The ability to work from home comes with a whole host of perks,
one of them being every day is casual Friday!

Not just work casual either. Don’t want to get out of your jammies? Don’t have to. Sleep in your underwear, wake up and need to write a report? No problem.

A lot of the time when I shoot videos I like to rock a nice shirt with shorts and flip flops. That’s how I roll!

This is one small example of the many perks working from home allows you. No shoes, no shirt required when you have a killer job working for yourself.

Of course, some people find it easier to get work done when they throw a shirt and a pair of pants on. It’s psychological. But this is just an illustration of the FREEDOM you have being your own boss.

You wake up when you want to wake up, you eat where you want to eat, you take whatever kind of breaks you need—even a nap!

You have the ability to take care of your pets or your kids and you never have to ask for a sick day.

The key is balancing all of this freedom with the ability to stay productive.
As long as you can get your work in and meet your deadlines, you are golden!

So forget the pants. Do something you love without leaving the house. Just make sure to put on those pants if you want to head out for lunch!

3 Home-Based Businesses You Can Build For Cheap

1We all have busy lives and for different reasons, the commute to work is a burden. Maybe you have a new puppy that needs a lot of attention, relatives coming into town or you have a youngster on their own schedule.

Whatever the reason, working from home beats out commuting and working for a barrage of bosses that you are sick of.

What may surprise you is it doesn’t have to cost a fortune to start your own business! Here are 3 affordable home-based business ideas to get out of the cubicle and into your own desk with a great view!

1. Life Coaching

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Some of the most fulfilling work is helping others to succeed—while getting paid at the same time! Life coaching has become a huge market, especially in the corporate world.

What it basically entails is helping others reach their goals by helping them make plans and execute those plans.

People need a “push” for lots of things: starting a business, training for a career or finding what they’re good at. Life coaches serve an essential role in keeping people on track so they get where they want to be. Really effective life coaches are ALWAYS in high demand.

2. Freelance Writing

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Always considered yourself a good writer, but can never catch a break? Try writing that epic novel in your spare time and pick up some freelance writing work in the meantime.

Freelance writing offers the opportunity to set your own schedule (as long as you meet deadlines!) and write about a host of interesting topics.

There are tons of resources for finding clients online (such as sites like elance.com) and you can be up and running TODAY.

Oh, and if you can write SALES COPY, you can do very well as a freelancer. Plus this skill will help you in ANY business in the future. When I first started building my business, I apprenticed to a sales copywriter. It was fantastic training and taught me so much about sales and marketing.

3. Affiliate Marketing

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This is how I started, and with less than $100 in my pocket. Basically, you sell other people’s stuff. Every time somebody purchases a product by clicking on one of your links, you get a PERCENTAGE of the sale. It’s a cool business model.

To get started, all you need is a blog and some basic Internet marketing skills. Websites like Clickbank and Amazon provide you with all the products you could ever want to sell… for free!

 

With these business models, being your own boss does not have to be a distant dream!