Many people around the world are having a new experience.
Not from choice, not as a considered way of being able to work more efficiently, or more happily, but as a decision imposed on them as a result of the current pandemic.
Some will find it hard to adjust and long to be back in their regular workplace.
There are all sorts of factors that can make working from home challenging – the lack of direct, daily social interaction with workmates, the lack of a suitable space in the house or apartment to work from.
Or children not understanding why they can’t have their parents’ constant attention when the parents are supposed to be working.
Others may come to see working from home as quite enjoyable, even desirable.
A major challenge for that will be how to replace their income and other benefits they still enjoy.
Some will be looking for what they will be doing in that regard after the current health crisis has passed and the world will be surveying the impact on the global economy.
Many must be asking how safe, how secure will be the job they now have, when the dust settles?
It’s surely no coincidence that, when the impact of the pandemic started to hit hard, worldwide, Google searches on “Work from home” jumped 300%.
For me, working from home was a logical consequence of my decision to go out on my own as a consultant, row my own boat so to speak.
I came to like it so much I even created a blog about it – “Thinking Home Business” – where I posted about, among other topics the joys and challenges of working from home.
I haven’t posted there for a long time, but in view of the current situation I’ll consider rebooting it.
Even though I love working from home, I do know a lot of the challenges.
One is to have sustained income, so you are not living the “feast or famine” life that many consultants and coaches, for instance, experience.
A related consideration is for that income to be at least as attractive as the one you are leaving behind.
It took me a long time to find a totally satisfying answer to those questions.
I knew that for me it would involve being able to use the internet, and specifically social media, effectively.
After a lot of trial and error, I realised the answer was to learn the skillset and mindset of a freelance affiliate marketer.
Affiliate marketing is one of the world’s most dynamic and growing industries. There is room for entrepreneurs of every personality type and skill set in the new digital economy.
I had the good fortune to discover a brilliant education and training platform, dedicated to creating highly successful, freelance affiliate marketers, with a high degree of automation and access to a range of high ticket, high quality affiliate offers.
Not to mention a highly supportive, global community of fellow entrepreneurs, making their own way in a challenging world.
And it can be the basis of a fulltime business, or a lucrative side hustle.
I realise that may be gobbledegook to some, but believe me there is a path out of the present crisis.
I’m happy to explain it to anyone keen to create their own future, and not just survive this crisis and wait for the next one.
If you’d like to know more, for yourself or a friend or loved one, let me know
. I’ll be happy to have a chat and share what I know.
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Business coach and digital entrepreneur
. With coach training from Coachville.com
and its Graduate School of Coaching, and a founding member of the International Association of Coaching
, Des has been coaching business owners and entrepreneurs for the past 20 years. Over the same period he has also been actively engaged in promoting the business opportunities of the digital economy. He is a certified Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP) coach, and a certified specialist in social media strategy and affiliate marketing.