Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Becoming WAHM

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Why Do You Want To Become A WAHM?

I am sure that most women say that it will mean less working hours, more time with family and at the same time with a consistent income.

Unfortunately it is not as easy as it sounded. I would say that it is not easy to earn an income from home and you need to be mentally prepared for all the upcoming challenges. Before you even quit your full-time job, ask yourself a few questions

1) Are you a self starter?

As a WAHM, you will be on your own most of the time. No more colleagues to help you out, no bosses to guide you on your work and most importantly, you will need to handle the kids on your own.

2) Can you handle financial uncertainties?

One of the downsides to being a WAHM is unpredictability of the work. Most WAHM are not bound to any work contracts so you will have to prepare yourself to be in lows.

3) Are you motivated?

This is one of the most important qualities to have when you decided to become WAHM. You need to juggle between running errands and do all the housework… and still handle your work. Working from home requires a lot of stamina and energy.

4) Can you work on your own?

When you are working from home, chances are you will most likely be working on your own whether you are a telecommuter or you own a business. You need to feel that you are someone who thrives on your own efforts and achievements.

5) Do you have discipline?

With nobody to tell you what to do, what to wear and what need to be done. Working from home needs more dedication, responsibility, obsessed about perfection because you are competing against millions out there. You will have to constantly improve your skills to stay competitive.

If you are all fired up and prepared for hard work and long hours, welcome aboard! Any comments or thought, share’em so we can all learn together! :)

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