Working from home is now becoming the new norm and where people with disabilities may find it more difficult to work in normal working environments they can essentially adapt their homes around their disabilities.
The days of lining someone else’s pockets whilst you slog your guts out for someone else are long gone when you finally can say you are your own boss.
You no longer will have to explain yourself to no one and you will not be scrutinized if you come in late or take time off work. You can choose the hours you work to suit you.
The feeling you have once you master how to make a living from the comfort of your armchair is very rewarding and the feeling is amazing. You finally can say you have found a purpose in life.
Working as an entrepreneur does not come without hard work. You have to put in the hours which in turn will make your business into equity. Your business will become your asset once you become successful.
1. You can set your own hours of work
You can choose the hours you work and if you work from home you basically eliminate travel time and travel costs. Some people find it difficult to get up early for work. Working for yourself you get started whenever you are ready and not a minute before. Your efforts will be rewarded by the amount of time you put into your business. What you put in is what you will get out.
2. Scheduling your day around you.
Where before you would need to have a childminder whilst you were at work you now have the freedom to child mind whilst working for yourself. Why have a stranger bring up your child when you can do it yourself. By setting up critical time paths (CTP) you can schedule your routine around your home life and your business and have more flexibility in taking your children to school, doing errands, and going to the gym.
3. Setting Foundations
A business startup starts with an idea that is branded, foundations set and the wheels are put in motion to allow the business to grow and be nurtured. You need a business plan and carefully construct all the steps to make your business a winning success.
4. Office politics
In a normal working environment, you can not sit and chat you have to get on with your work which you will be scrutinized and even reprimanded. On the other hand, working for yourself you can choose to chat and for however long you like without it interfering with your work and you won’t have someone looking over your shoulder.
5. Earning potential
It is actually possible to make a decent living from working online, vlogging, dropshipping, and influencing and affiliate marketing. Many millionaires have been made this way. You can also offer services like website design, marketing, and SEO. Research and learn everything there is to know about setting a business from home. Remember nothing is guaranteed especially when it comes to entrepreneurship. You will only get what you put in. Being an entrepreneur will not make you a millionaire overnight, you need to work hard at it to succeed.
6. Turning your Business into a Success
You will have more time to do the things you like once you have built your empire. You will then be able to work as many or as few hours as you like once your business is a success giving you more time to do things you love doing such as painting, photography, traveling, volunteering and charity events, etc.
7. The World is your Oyster
You are only a step away from being your own boss and there is plenty of advice on the internet including books that you can read. Knowledge is Wealth. What you learn no one can take away and that in itself is an asset.
Here are some books I recommend you reading:
The Editor Suffers From OCD & Cerebellar Atrophy. She is an Entrepreneur & Published Author, she writes content on a range of topics, including politics, current affairs, health and business. She is an advocate for Mental Health, Human Rights & Disability Discrimination.
Whilst her disabilities can be challenging she has adapted her life around her health and documents her journey online.
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