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Motivation and Work at Home Jobs

June 5th, 2021

Once you have mastered the techniques of building your motivation level then in order for it to be successful you need to put it to work. One of the biggest ways to be able to do this is through work at home jobs.

Many individuals have all the talent they need to run a business but the may be lacking in four areas.

self esteem
motivation
resources
money
If any of the components are missing then it is the weak link in the business scheme that can cause it to fail. Yet all four of these areas can be totally controlled and manipulated by an individual.

Self esteem
There is no way you are going to become motivated to do anything if you don’t give yourself credit for being able to do anything. Unfortunately when a persons self confidence becomes shaky in one area it has a ripple effect on other areas of their life. For example if a person is jilted in a romance they lose confidence in themselves, then this can spill over into their work life where once they were self assured now they no longer are.

Motivation
For work at home jobs one must be motivated. If they are they stay structured and disciplined to follow a work schedule. A work at home job technically means you are your own boss so you have to police yourself as you would an employee.

Resources
These are needed no matter what kind of work at home opportunity you are contemplating. If may be something such as freelance writing, but you still have to view it as a self employed at home job and will need resources such as your computer for example.

Money
Depending on what type of at home business you are contemplating, chances are you will need some money to get started.

These four areas all rebound back to motivation however. You have to become a self motivator so that you will drive yourself to get those resources and money that you may need. The old clich√© of “where there is a will there is way”, really does take on its true form here. Motivation and work at home jobs is a partnership in that it takes motivational techniques to drive you to a successful work at home business

Important Legal Facts About Self-Employment and Working From Home

January 5th, 2021

When you work from home there are several things you need to know about the law in order to keep from getting into trouble in the future. You need to be able to manage your finances appropriately, pay any taxes required, and make sure that you are following all IRS and local laws.

The first thing to understand is the definition of self-employment. Even though you are selling products for a company or doing work for them, you may not be an employee. If you are paid without taxes being withheld, you are likely an independent contractor. In most cases, you will be told this and made to sign an independent contractor agreement. The independent contractor agreement will come from the other party. If you are not made aware of this fact, remember that you can easily tell if you are a contractor or an employee by how you are paid and whether or not you receive benefits. The IRS has a great worksheet available on their website that will help you determine if you are self-employed by their standards. You will be considered a 1099 candidate.

The other thing you need to understand is that you have to pay income taxes on your income even if you don’t own an actual business or you do not have taxes withheld from your pay. This is considered self-employment tax. Typically it is paid quarterly, depending on the amount of your income. Payments throughout the year will save you from having to pay the entire tax amount at the end of the year. The self-employment tax is in addition to individual income taxes. You may want to consider a corporate entity. There are several to chose from such as a LLC, S Corp or C corp. Good Legal or Accounting counsel can help you with which is best for you and your business.

Managing your finances will play a huge role in the accuracy of your annual tax preparation. Keeping your business and personal finances separate is essential. You should keep a log of all your expenses and have separate accounts for personal and business expenses. Good record keeping is essential; and will make it much easier to compute income and expenses related to your self-employment.