Originally posted on April 5, 2017 @ 5:18 am
If all you ever do for work is punch a clock your life could get pretty boring. Some people do everything they can to avoid or get out of that type of career situation. You can make a living without punching a clock or feeling like a drone.
You can make a living from home or even on the road. Plenty of people do both of these things on a regular basis. In fact, with wifi and smartphones, it’s easier now to work from anywhere. If you’ve been thinking about becoming your own boss, here are some tips.
Fix Your Credit And Save Some Money
Before you “quit your day job,” you should make sure that you have a little nest egg put away and that you won’t have any big debts looming over your head. When it comes to saving up some money you want to put away three to six months worth of your normal income for emergencies and to make sure you have money to live on while you’re launching your new entrepreneurial career.
There are some things you’re going to have to invest in, so it helps to have some good credit so that you can get what you need. If you want to work on the road you need to have a vehicle worthy of a road trip or twenty. An RV would be an excellent investment.
You’re going to need a good smartphone, a wifi hotspot so you can connect from anywhere, and a good laptop computer with plenty of memory. You might also want to invest in a good three-in-one printer (it prints, scans, and makes copies), a tablet (for slideshows if you do a pop-up shop or set up at arts and craft shows), and some other office equipment.
What You Can Do To Make Money
Many people that work from home or on the road do something creative. Maybe you’re snappy with throwing together good looking websites, so why not be a web designer (you can do that from anywhere with a computer and an internet connection). Maybe you have a great skill for writing, fiction and/or non-fiction. You could work as a freelance writer, a blogger, a new journalist, or any kind of writing career.
If you’re artistic or good at crafting, you could make items to sell online or at craft shows. You could even get your art displayed at local art galleries and even tour around the world with your art. Musicians can make a living making their art on the road as well.
The biggest hurdles when it comes to being your own boss, from home or on the road, is pushing yourself to get the job done. You need to be great with time management and you always need to be on the clock working on making the next dollar. It’s not easy but it’s very rewarding.