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Making The Transition From Part Time at Home to Full Time at Home

Posted By Audrey Okaneko On September 20, 2008 @ 8:46 pm In Positive Thinking | No Comments

I often read articles, blog posts and message board posts from those hoping to make the transition from part time at home to full time at home.

Determining how much income you’ll need to make that transition can be a bit tricky.

If you currently earn $30,000 per year, then you know you’ll need to bring in at least $30,000 to make the change. However if your job offers any type of benefits this also needs to be figured into your calculations.

For example, does your job provide you medical insurance? If so, what will it cost you to replace that insurance once you leave your job?

Does your job provide sick time and vacation time? If you currently receive 21 days a year between the sick time and vacation time, then you need to consider you’ll be losing that income if you and your family take a trip or if you need to take a day off due to you or a child being sick.

Does your job provide any type of retirement benefits? Calculate in how much those benefits are.

There are also expenses you’ll save by working at home. Often, out of office lunches occur anywhere from once a week to five times per week. If you are paying for these lunches out of pocket, then you’ll see a savings when you begin eating lunches at home.

Do you pay to dry clean your work clothes? Again, you’ll see a savings when you are at home in sweats or blue jeans.

How far do you commute to work? Figure in the wear and tear on the car, along with gas prices. I know some folks who put 2 or 3 tanks of gas in their car each week. Where I live that can be over $100 per week just in gas.

Sometimes folks make the decision to go from full time work to part time work, then full time at home. It can be a much smoother transition. You might even find a balance of part time work and part time at home that you really feel comfortable with.

Most often, in a business your earnings will go up each year, so setting a long term goal of say 5 years to leave your full time job is a very realistic goal in my opinion.

Knowing exactly what you’ll need to bring in, can help you in determining when you’ll be able to make that transition from part time at home to full time at home.

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Audrey Okaneko has worked at home since 1983. She can be reached at audreyoka@cox.net or visited at [1] www.recipe-barn.com

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Organizing Your Home Office

Michael has some great tips on how to organize your home office.  

Work at Home an Organized Approach

By: Michael Comeau

Many people are having success working from the comfort of their home. You still hear the horror stories where people jump into programs without doing any research and fall prey to the scam artists, but many are taking a more organized approach and having success doing so.

I felt it might be beneficial to put in writing some of the things you can do to setup your work at home endeavor in step-by-step approach. First lets talk about the items required for most programs. The following items should take care of most of you work at home needs:

* Computer
* Access to the Internet
* Printer
* Word Processor
* A separate e-mail address for your work at home endeavor

Now lets get to the next step. You want to ensure you do your research on any program that you may join. I know we all get excited about doing something new and want, no need, to start earning money right away, but patience needs to be exercised here. I recommend either using a website like mine, but not necessarily mine that has done some research for you or be prepared to put in the effort yourself. It’s very important that you do the research.

The next thing is to evaluate your work at home profile. What is that you may ask? It’s a term that I have used in many of my articles whereby you stop and ask yourself the following questions:

* What are your current skill sets?
* How much time do you have weekly to put into your new endeavor?
* What types of work at home programs fall within your comfort zone?
* What are your realistic income goals?

You can add to the above questions, but these are important ones. If for example you join a program that ask you to do some task that, you do not feel comfortable or have the skills sets to do, you will more than likely fail.

Work at home and home based businesses are not for everyone. Some people need that person standing over their shoulder to ensure they get their work done. Remember it’s called work at home and if you do not have the discipline to do the work you will not make any money. Don’t put yourself through it if that’s the case.

Next you will want to match any of the researched programs you find with your work at home profile. In the end you should have 2 – 3 programs, whereby you feel you can do the task required.

Join these programs, carefully reading the step-by-step instructions and begin your work at home job. Take your time so you get it right the first time. Work these 2 – 3 programs, exercising patience as it takes a little time to build up your work at home income. Many of the programs I have found offer an organized approach and show you how to avoid the common costly mistakes most people make.

Later you can focus on the programs you enjoy the most and start doing the things in life you enjoy most with the free time you have created for yourself. Give yourself a chance you deserve it. Please feel free to read both this article or one of my many others by visiting my link in the resource box below. I always enjoy getting emails pertaining to my articles or my site. Your feedback is important to me.

I wish you the very best.

 

Michael Comeau has been owner of many successful businesses over the years including his current online business which can be viewed at www.workfromhome4dollars.com/Article-Work-At-Home-An-Organized-Approach.php – You may also find more articles by Michael Comeau at www.workfromhome4dollars.com

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