Recently, there’s been a fair amount of discussion regarding the career expectations of the millennial generation—they want it all, and perhaps worse yet, been told they can have it. But high expectations for your career are important to your overall satisfaction in life. By seeking a career that utilizes your skills, draws upon your experiences, and fits your mold of expectation, you ensure a happier life spent doing what you love.
For many, Jason Hartman included, your present career isn’t the first you selected. Often, it comes as the result of an unsuitable (for you) first career and may involve a transition to a home office. If you’d prefer the comfort of a couch to the “remember, your mother doesn’t work here” signs of an office break room, working from home might be for you—and here’s how to make it happen.
Easiest of you are a writer or photographer, freelance gigs can be a great way to earn income from your home. Often, these jobs are found when you make your talent and skills well known—a friend of a friend will recommend you for a position they hear of. Of course, there are online platforms where you may list yourself or find positions listed by others.
Freelance writing and photography gigs can pay by word, photograph, blog post, longer assignment, etc. Price and amount of time required can vary greatly, so make sure you allow appropriate time for learning and completing freelance assignments.
Earning passive income is an incredibly popular way to supplement income or make extra money. If you’ve managed to save a bit of cash through a more traditional job, you may want to give it up for a life of work at home by investing in real estate. This way, you’re earning money while you do other things.
You may choose to serve as your own landlord (which will require a bit more work) or, pay someone else to do it. Either way, you’re consistently collecting rent, learning valuable business skills, and working with a flexible schedule that may also allow you to pursue other interests.
Start a Business
Maybe your special skills are also marketable. If you’re an especially good baker, a graphic designer, or a jewelry maker/designer, you may be able to start a small business selling your goods and services from your home. This way, you have time to explore your hobby or passion while generating extra income.
You’ll likely need to have a bit of money saved up, as generating new business might take time, but eventually, you may have a business that is sustainable on your hands. Research the market you’re in and make sure you’re fulfilling a need.
The great thing about each of these options is that they can be completed simultaneously. By beginning a career at home, you can make money, be fulfilled, and grow your interests and skill sets.(http://www.flickr.com/photos/aeon/20832541/)
The Young Wealth Team