So you've heard that one of the best things about working from home is the fact that you can choose when you want to work. This is in most cases the truth and if this is enough to get you wanting to start a work from home career then maybe it's time you sat down and figured out what you would like to do.
There are a variety of great jobs you can do from home like writing, being a virtual assistant, graphic design, tutor, web design, data entry, customer service reps and the list goes on. The important thing is, is that you can can choose, you can even take what you like most and turn it into an income.
The first thing you will need to do before you start looking for an actual job is to figure out what you are passionate about. The best way to enjoy a job working from home is making sure that it is something you really like to do. If it's making gift baskets, doing your own graphics or writing. Whatever it might be, you might be able to make money from it.
You should write down every little thing that you think you love doing. This could be reading, watching great old movies, listening to your favorite music, writing, drawing, whatever it is. Just write it all down.
Now go over your list and start to narrow down the choices by really studying each thing you put on the list and decide whether or not you are good enough to make money at this particular thing or if you really do love doing it as much as you thought, in other words would you want to be doing this certain thing all the time in order to make money. You need to end up with a list that consists of only your real passions on it.
Once you have that final list of passions that might be good job choices for you, begin researching them. You can go to your library to find books on them or go online and visit different forums that have topics related to these passions, even join in and talk about your plans with others that might share the same passion as you do.
After you have done this you can make yourself a resume. You more than likely already have one on file so you can take that to update and add the things you have chosen. Emphasizing your experience on your resume will be a good start.
You should start making yourself a portfolio, depending upon what it is you have chosen to do you should do some mock samples of your work to put in that portfolio. In order to get clients you need to have some sort of way of showing them samples of your work. For example if writing is something that you have chosen it's a good idea to write a few things so that you will have a few different samples on hand to show to possible clients that might be interested in having you do work for them.
Once you have done all of this you should have enough for you to start actually applying for jobs that are work from home jobs by going to various different sites that offer legitimate work at home jobs. Once you do this, you are well on your way to starting your home career.