Finding your niche, or figuring out what exactly you want to do at home to produce an income is easy if you follow a few simple steps.
1. What do you like? This is important because if you happen to be great at something, but hate it, you will get burned out quickly. Sometimes you can turn a favorite hobby into a business. Other times, hobbies from your past that you loved can come back for an encore performance. Take a moment and think about what you would really enjoy doing. I enjoy typing, so I looked for something where I could type.
2. What can you do well? Sometimes, work-at-home moms get caught up in wanting to get up and running, so they learn a brand new craft and have one round of testers and then are “in business.” The best thing to do if you want to work at home would be to take something you already know how to do and have had a lot of practice doing. I took an online typing test to check my speed and accuracy and was pleased with the results.
3. What’s in demand? This may be the hardest thing to determine when you’re deciding what to do to bring in some income. But, it’s probably the most important one because if you love making some awesome dohickeys, but nobody wants them, then it’s probably not the right path for you. I found that there was still a need for transcriptionists, so I decided to apply my typing and listening skills and choose that as my work-at-home path.
I hope this series is helpful as you think about working from home.