Many of our readers are looking for a good way to make the transition from the “Rat Race” to doing some kind of work from home. Quitting your “9-to-5″ can be a scary leap of faith if you don’t have an alternate source of steady income lined up. That’s why I want to tell you about a work-from-home opportunity that could very well be just what you’ve been looking for to make that move. What I’m going to fill you in on today is a legitimate work-from-home job that pays well, allows you to set your own hours, and doesn’t require you to sell anything or answer phones. If you’re thinking “too good to be true,” I get it. I was scammed by “work from home opportunities” more times than I care to mention before I found this company. However, I can tell you this one’s legit because I’ve been working for Lionbridge as an Internet Assessor for over a year now. If this is the type of opportunity you’ve been looking for, this is a great time to apply for a position with Lionbridge because they have recently stepped up their recruiting efforts and also created a new work from home position. Read on for all the details.
Wow! Where did 2010 go? Hard to believe we’ve put another year behind us already! We decided to give everyone kind of a general idea of the progress we made in 2010, and what our plans are for our internet businesses in 2011. If you missed it, you can read Scott’s entry here. In this post, I’m going to fill you in on what’s going on in my world; the successes, frustrations, craziness, indecision, and plans. But we’d also love to hear from you. How did you do in 2010? Did you make any progress toward escaping the Rat Race? Got big plans for 2011? Spill it…we want all the juicy details!
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I’m gonna let you in on a secret of mine. Don’t tell anyone else okay? I suck at the whole “getting stuff done” thing. Not just a little. I mean like 13 shades of suck. I was born without the “time management” gene. I truly admire people who can juggle work, kids, hobbies, and 5 to-do lists and still have time to pee and sleep. Amazing. I’m not one of those people.
If you can relate, then read on. I may have (finally!) found a solution to help me get on track, stay on track, and get things done before the proverbial “hell freezes over” scenario. If you’re struggling with getting things done, maybe it’ll help you out too. No affiliate links here, just a really awesome program I found that I wanted to pass along to you in case you’re struggling with time management.
A couple of months ago, I wrote about a “Kick in the Butt” that Scott and I had come up with to help move us forward and (finally!) get our business blogs launched. Basically, we had bought tickets to see a concert at Virginia Beach and we agreed that if we didn’t launch our blogs by midnight on July 10th, we wouldn’t go to the concert. Well, I’m happy to report that we thoroughly enjoyed the Jack Johnson concert, and the beach, and the successful launch of our blogs! We made a long weekend of it, and it was a nice celebratory break for us. This was an eye-opening experiment for us, and really made us realize how dependent we’ve become on the system of “rewards and consequences” that is so prevalent in the typical 9-to-5 workplace. Even though launching our blogs was something we wanted to do and something that we both considered a priority, we had trouble actually taking the necessary action to get it done, until there was a consequence in place to hold us accountable and motivate us to act quickly and consistently. Of course, we eventually want to be able to “get it done” without a promise of reward or a threat of punishment, and we’re working on that. But for now, we’re doing what works for us. And the best part is, we have a tan and two live blogs to show for it…
There are a ton of good, positive things to be said about having an internet business. And we are all too aware of all the “bad” stuff that comes along with having a typical 9-to-5 “rat-race” job. Most people would agree that one of the greatest things about an internet business is all the freedom it gives you. You can work pretty much any time and from any place you want. You can take time off when you want, and there’s nobody looking over your shoulder making sure you meet some ridiculous deadline. Having an internet business means you never have to come up with a new excuse for missing work or being late. And you will never have to rely on someone else to give you a raise or to approve an additional day of vacation after you’ve worked your butt off for 5 years. Whoopee.
But hold on there, Sparky. If you’ve been in the Rat Race for years and you’re thinking about starting an internet business, there’s a little dose of reality that you may as well face now: It’s probably not going to be as easy as you think. For all the great benefits of internet business and all the headaches that go along with the Rat Race, there’s one thing that holds true for most people regarding work habits. That is, you will be more likely to “get it done” when you are somehow held accountable, and when there are some undesirable consequences for not getting it done.
Think about it. As much as you dislike your job and want to get out of it, you continue to go to work every day and do what needs to be done. Why? Because if you don’t show up, you’ll have to answer to someone and you’ll probably face some consequences that you’d rather avoid. If that’s not enough, there’s always the risk of losing your income and any other benefits that come along with the job. If you had no one to answer to and there were no negative consequences, do you think it would be harder to make yourself go to that job every day? Yeah, it would. The reality we’ve been facing lately is that, even if you’re talking about starting your own business, being your own boss, and doing something you enjoy, it’s still sometimes tough to “get it done” – for the lack of the very things we hate about the Rat Race! There’s nobody telling us what to do and when to do it, and there’s no “punishment” for putting it off ”just one (more) day.” At least, not until recently… Continue reading
About a year ago, Scott and I decided we were finally going to start internet businesses. Making that decision was the easy part! We then spent way too much time reading about internet business, scouring the internet, and blog-hopping from one “expert” to another in an effort to figure out exactly what we needed to do and how to do it. The payoff for all that time and effort was that we quickly got ourselves completely overwhelmed and were trying to move forward in about 14 different directions. Information is good. Knowing stuff is good. Sometimes trying to know too much stuff is just counter-productive. We desperately needed a step-by-step “roadmap” from one reliable source that would take us from start to finish without us having to figure it all out ourselves. When our heads stopped spinning, we re-grouped and decided to join Internet Business Mastery Academy. This post is somewhat of a review, but we really want to help you make your own decision about whether or not IBMA is the roadmap you need to get yourself started (or unstuck) and to start making money online. The best way I know of to do that is to give you a peek behind the scenes. I’ll do that with the video below.
The other reason we wanted to give you this “behind the scenes” look is that the pricing structure for IBMA membership will be changing soon. If you’ve been “on the fence” about joining, now is the time to decide. We want to give you all the details you need to make an informed decision and get in on the current price before it goes up. If you get in now, your membership fee will remain at the current price even after the price goes up. Continue reading