Family Support Is Crucial…
Going into an at-home work venture without solid family support for the idea can prove to be a huge mistake. If family members do not understand that work time is important or that work calls should not be interrupted with blaring rock ‘n’ roll music from a teenager’s room, then an uphill battle will need to be fought. To make sure your family is on-board, ask yourself these things:
Have I discussed the idea thoroughly with all family members?
If you have not, you will want to do so. Making sure everyone who is old enough understands that just because you are home does not mean that working hours are any less important is vital for your chances at success.
Will older family members provide backup during emergencies?
Work at home business owners still need to attend meetings, meet deadlines or get out and network. When the need for serious focus time presents, it is imperative to have someone who can step in and take care of childcare and/or household duties.
Will family members pitch in?
Just because you are working at home does not mean you can or should handle everything. It will help you immensely if family members will pitch in with chores and do their part to make sure everything in the household flows smoothly.
Working at home after being out in the world can be a bit of a challenge for an entire family to adjust to. If you have been the breadwinner or career builder, the challenges can be even greater. After all, no-one is used to having you there to help them. Moving into an at-home career means that even if you are there, sometimes priorities will have to shift focus. If your family is truly on-board, you will have an edge in whatever endeavour you pursue.