I want to take a few minutes today to tell you my personal story of how I started to earn a living online. Really, the transition ocurred as I discovered the difference between working at a job that was mostly virtual, vs. finding 100% virtual jobs and businesses to work with.
How I Started to Work Virtually
A few years ago, I worked for a company that provided an amazing level of flexibility. I only had to go into the office 2-3 times a week, and usually only “had” to be there for a few hours at a time, mostly for meetings with clients or other coworkers. Of course I worked many, many more hours at home, but the fact that I only had to go to the office once in a while was great.
For years, this setup worked well, and I was convinced that I was really lucky to have a job that let me have those hours. Gradually, however, I realized that what I really wanted from a job was complete and total flexibility. I wanted to be able to go sailing on a Wednesday if a friend invited me, or to go visit family 3,000 miles away without asking for permission first.
For months, the problem stumped me. Eventually, I realized that the problem was that I had a mostly virtual job, and really I needed a fully virtual job.
So I began to design one for myself.
The Dream IS Possible: The 100% Virtual Job
If you fast forward to today, I am completely satisfied with my work. I work for myself, marketing websites I own and those of a few clients, helping entrepreneurs to achieve their dreams.
The best part is that I have complete freedom to work when and where I want to, without needed permission from anyone to do so.
I won’t get into how to get started on that path in this post, but I will say that the choice is yours to make. If you decide you want to work online and you commit to building yourself a business, it will happen. You just need to take consistent, focused action.