What do you know, what have you done, and what is it about you that can help you earn online?
Some people are born with talents. Others learn or develop new skills in school or on the job. that can be used to create an online career.
If you want to work online and don’t feel that you have any real talents or skills, don’t give up. There are ways to identify your talents and develop your skills that will help you go from dreaming about working at home to actual online dollars.
1. Believe it is Possible
Have you ever misplaced your keys? If you used them to let yourself in the house, you know that they are there – somewhere – and you will look until you find them. If someone else opened the door with their keys, you may feel that your keys fell out of your bag or were left in a store, and you won’t give the house search your full effort.
The same type of attitude can affect the success of your online job or business search. If you believe that the opportunities are there, you will work hard to find them.
2. Set Your Goal
Have you ever had a desire, set a goal, created a plan of action and then accomplished your goal? You may not realize it, but you follow this plan of action every day of your life.
When you are hungry (desire), you decide to have a meal (goal), gather the ingredients and cook (plan of action) and then eat a wonderful meal (goal accomplished). Tired? You decide to go to bed, do the necessary tasks to get you there, and then go to sleep. Once again, desire, goal, plan of action, and goal accomplished.
Sure, these are ordinary, everyday activities but they clearly demonstrate the steps you need to take -and that you already do take -to transform your desires into realistic accomplishments.
3. Stop Waiting
Have you ever watched a baby learn to walk? The little ones don’t wait for the perfect moment and then get up and walk all over the house. Even though crawling is comfortable, they are not satisfied. They stand up, hold on, and begin to move forward on their feet.
Each time they fall, they get up again and try harder. Eventually, toddlers learn to walk and then run. If you approach your telecommuting and freelance job search with the same determination and commitment, success will be yours.
4. Repackage and Renew Your Life Experiences
What are you good at? What types of jobs have you done? What is your favorite hobby? Write down all of the skills and experience that you have developed doing these activities. Think creatively.
• Can you parlay sales experience into a marketing job?
• Can you qualify for a special project by using your secretarial skills?
• Does your volunteer work for the PTA put you in a position to apply for a public relations project?
• Do you love to do research on the Internet? Have you learned enough to become an Internet researcher?
• What types of job or project listings appeal to you?
• Can you take some courses to become more qualified? Is self-help an option?
• Can you teach yourself what you need to know by reading and doing research?
You can create a new reality by combining the skills and talents you already have with the commitment to do what is necessary to succeed.
5. Welcome New Ideas with an Open Mind
Because you are online and are reading this e-book, you have already shown that you have a willingness to try new things. Don’t stop now. The Internet has made it possible to find telecommuting and freelance projects and jobs in numbers never possible before.