Just the other day I heard Dave Ramsey (radio talk show host on personal finance) say:
There is no easy way out, the easy way out is being grown-up enough to say:There is no easy way out! And THAT’S the easiest way out!
He was talking about credit card debt, specifically, and I thought about how that advice applies to so many aspects of life, including finding a telecommuting job! We all, at one time or another, expect/want/hunt to find a quick fix, a magic pill, a short cut . . . a fast, and easy, solution to our problem.
Like with so many other worthwhile things in life, there is no easy way to get a telecommuting job. Let me repeat that. There’s no easy way to get a telecommuting job!
Once you realize it and actually believe that it’s true, you’re already less likely to be scammed out of your hard-earned money and/or your precious time.
There are no short cuts to success – true success involves process. The energy and effort you put into your job hunt will be worth it in the end, believe me.
Don’t be a desperate person.
Desperate people believe the “get rich quick” and “24 hours to a telecommuting job” schemes. Don’t believe that you can make $3,000 next month with no experience, no skill, and no equipment. Being mature about it, looking at it realistically, you are looking for a JOB, plain and simple. You’re looking for someone to employ you, to allow you to help them make a profit using your skill and experience, and for your time and effort that employer sends you a check on a regular basis so you can pay your bills – simple really.
So, the first step in finding a telecommuting (work at home) job is to get your mind in the right place, refuse to be a victim, and focus on success. To do this you have to repeat after me . . . and mean it.
- Finding a good, flexible job takes effort and time.
- Spending money will not necessarily allow me to find a telecommuting job faster.
- Money goes from the employer to me, not the other way around!
- A real employer wants my skill, experience, and effort – not my money! He’s interested in what I can do for him, not how he can help me!
- Finding a telecommuting job will not be easy, but I’m ready for the challenge.
Put this on your desk or wall or bathroom mirror and repeat it every day before conducting your job search. And don’t be a victim. Search earnestly and look at ALL your options maturely and realistically and before you know it, you’ll have found your ‘easy’ way through it.