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Transitioning from Part Time at Home to Full Time

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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5 Time Management Tips For Work At Home Mom’s

Wahm’s are a different breed, I have said that for years.  We have so many things on our plates that sometimes it all seems overwhelming.  I read this great article on time management and wanted to share it with all of you.

Five Time Management Tips for Your Home Based Business by Yvette Mason

We’ve all heard the saying “Time is money”. When owning a home based business that saying rings true every day. In order to effectively run your home business, you must first learn to manage your time between home and office. Here are a few tips to help you take control of your time:

1. Set Your Priorities. Your family, business and volunteer work all are important. But sometimes you may have to make sacrifices in some of those areas to compensate for other areas. For instance, if you volunteer regularly, you may have to cut back your volunteer hours to have extra hours to work on your business. If you are particular about your house, you may have to settle for a not-so-perfect house. Only you know how much time you need to spend in certain areas. It’s all about choosing and setting your priorities to what works for you, your family and your home business.

2. Include and Delegate Help from your Family. Your family is part of this journey, too! Sit down with your family and let them know what you are doing and why. Let them know how much you love them and that you are going to be busy starting your new business. Let them know what you expect of them and let you want them to help out around the house. If you include them from the start, they will be understanding and want to help you. By including them in the beginning, they will feel like they are playing an active role to helping your business succeed.

3. Be a Goal Setter. Set daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly goals for your business. Write them down and be accountable for achieving the results you want. By having your goals in writing, you will be able to revisit them and adjust accordingly.

4. Be Realistic and Flexible. We all have grand visions of the perfect home based business arrangement. Let go of it! You have to be realistic and flexible at all times. There will be interruptions, sick children, and various other unexpected events. By setting your goals and realizing you can make adjustments, you will be able to get back on track when you have an unplanned event.

5. Get Organized. Organization is a whole topic to itself! We will just touch on the basics. First, keep one calendar that contains both your business and family events. By recording all your commitments on one calendar, you will be able to keep from having scheduling conflicts. Keep your office as tidy as you can. Always return items to the same place you got them from. Establish a filing system so that you are not rummaging through papers to find what you need.

Time management is essential to a successful home business and a successful family life. By integrating these five tips into your home, you should be able to take back control of your time and move forward to an outstanding home based business!

© 2008, Yvette Mason

Yvette Mason, is a wife to a supportive husband, a stay at home mom to 2 terrific kids and an entrepreneur! She has a beautiful daughter who is 11 years old and a spirited little boy who is 6 years old. Like many other mothers, her family is her focus in life. She has a successful home based business in a network marketing company. Her mission is to encourage and assist other mothers in creating a successful WAHM lifestyle. You can learn more about Yvette and sign up for her E-series at http://www.BeyondTheCandle.com.

Article Source: Lady Pens

Great information I think we can all use to make our lives run just a little smoother, wouldn’t you agree?

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