4 Myths About Working From Home
I'm busting the myths you've been told about working from home. Not only are they myths, but they are flat out LIES!
I've been in this industry for nearly a decade, and I'm here to tell you that you CAN work from home, and more importantly, you can THRIVE working from home.
Did you know that?
Here are the 4 myths you've been told about working from home:
- You need to have everything figured out before you get started. Here's the honest to God truth. You'll figure it out as you go; you just need to start. When I began ten years ago, I had no clue what I was doing. How did I have the confidence to get going? I knew that everything was figureoutable and my why was strong as hell. Here's my challenge to you. Grab a piece of paper and a pen and write out your WHY. What is driving you to pursue a work from home career? Do you want to generate more income? Are your babies going off to school, and you need to find a new purpose? Is your boss a jerk? Do you hate your current job? Did you just have a baby, and the thought of going back to work is gut-wrenching? Are you on a fixed income? Whatever the reason, you have to make sure that your why is so strong that you won't quit — even when it's hard! Don't trick yourself into believing that the pursuit of working from home is hard just because parts of it are hard.
- You need the “right” equipment. This is an excuse that people tell themselves. Ever heard bloom where you're planted? That's what I'm talking about here. Do the best you can with what you have! When I started, I had an old hand-me-down computer. Do you know how much money I made on that old computer? Get this. I didn't upgrade my system until 4 years ago! The truth is, all you need to start is a computer and internet connection. Crappy internet? I've been off satellite internet for less than a year. Go to coffee shops, the library, or get a hot spot. The point is, figure it out until your circumstances are ideal!
- You're too old to start a work at home career. I have heard this one a lot, and it is a LIE! Repeat after me, “age DOES NOT equal incompetence!” Sure, maybe you haven't grown up with technology, but so what? You can LEARN anything you want, and if there is still air in your lungs, you've got time. Your only challenge is being open-minded enough to take on something unknown and breaking out of your comfort zone. Get out of your own way already and go BE GREAT!
- The work from home industry is inundated with virtual assistants already, so there won't be enough clients for me. If I am 100% honest, the work from home industry is in desperate need of GOOD virtual assistants. One reason I was completely full with clients is that I was resourceful and reliable. Do you have those qualities? You'll have more clients than you can even handle! Not only are good virtual assistants needed, but there are thousands upon thousands of clients out there. Every single week I am contacted by people looking for a VA. This industry is not even close to being inundated!
So whether you're brand new to virtual assisting, or you're looking to level-up you're business, don't let anyone (including yourself!) tell you these lies. You have the power to create an awesome life that you love!