So you’re your own boss and you answer to no one but yourself.  Do you have a handle on how to stay motivated working from home?

You may have worked years at a regular job, but now you get to make your own rules and set your own hours. There’s no need to fight the alarm clock every morning, nor is there any reason to go to bed early at night. Now you’re your own boss, you don’t have to worry about getting made redundant or fear being fired either.

Since you’re reaping all the benefits of working from home, you’ve also acquired some personal responsibilities. You’re in charge of every aspect of your home business, which means staying organised and self-motivated.

One of the biggest challenges you’ll ever face working alone is motivation. Many individuals working from home are content with just earning enough money to get by, and don’t strive to take their small business to the next level. If you find yourself slacking from time to time, then you need a good motivation boost.

Here are some tips to help you stay motivated:

Take some time to think about why you started working from home. Was it because you wanted freedom? Was it for the money? Were you having trouble finding a job anywhere else? In other words, what motivated you to start your own small business in the first place? Try creating the same feelings again, and you will find yourself motivated once more.

Set goals for yourself. They don’t necessarily have to be large goals—in fact, you will be better off setting smaller, achievable goals. Try to get through one step at time. Try planning to work an hour more every day. Try earning an extra $300 a week. What about $500? Just imagine all you can do with that extra $300 or $500 each week!

Create a vision board. A vision board can be a wallpaper or collage of everything you want in life. It can include pictures of your dream car, dream home, famous places that you want to visit and everything else that you want. Anytime you need a boost of motivation, just look at your vision board! It will remind you of everything you can obtain if you work hard enough.

It doesn’t matter how much money you initially plan to earn by working at home and nor does it matter how successful your small business is at the outset. At some point in time, you will find yourself needing motivation and realizing that for the hard work and effort you put into your business, you want and need financial reward. You need to think about why you wanted to work from home to begin with, evaluate your present situation, and make plans for the future.

Never let yourself forget why you’re working from home. You are luckier than most people out there. You don’t have to trudge to work every day slaving away for a thankless boss. Be thankful that you have freedom and independence that most people don’t. As long as you can stay motivated and focused, your earning potential is unlimited and you can live a lifestyle most people only dream about.

Our recent in-house survey with TAN Associates that had previously worked for themselves in another business produced interesting results and these are the dominating key points in those findings:

  1. The ability to work for yourself without being alone.
  2. The opportunity to talk with like-minded people working to achieve the same goals.
  3. Education and guidance on how to succeed in business with a product that everyone needs.
  4. Incentives that could never be achieved working entirely alone such as car and house payments plus lifestyle incentives such as the Annual Caribbean cruise.
  5. Support whenever needed from both head office and sponsor.
  6. The ability to extinguish what would have been a personal challenge to solve alone into a ‘blip’ just by having experienced people to communicate with.
  7. Lots to look forward to in terms of TAN Marketing product, service and earnings potential.
  8. Opportunity to be creative and a real entrepreneur without the headaches of inventing products and systems.
  9. Own TAN website building system to promote a business online with little effort and minimum cost.
  10. Regular weekly commissions – much better than chasing unpaid invoices.

If you’re looking for a home based business that provides all or any of the above contact The Advertising Net today.