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September 04, 2018

You Can Make More Than $200 Per Task on Fiverr Pro - Work at Home Trust

September 04, 2018 0
Fiverr is one of the most popular job boards in the world because of how easy it is to sell your services or pay someone for a task. However, many successful entrepreneurs do not recommend it because of the high competition which forces people to ridiculously lower their rates. Now with Fiverr Pro, things may be different for entrepreneurs.

The name Fiverr is derived from the possibility of getting a service for only five dollars. But, it doesn't mean that entrepreneurs can't raise their rates. It just means that they may not get clients if they do so because of others who are willing to do the same tasks at a much lower rate. Many people from countries where the living cost is low go on Fiverr to make a living. This forces those in countries with a higher living cost to also lower theirs.

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What makes Fiverr Pro different
Fiverr has introduced Fiverr Pro. It is on the same job board but on a different section, even though, entrepreneurs on there can still be found on the main board.

What makes Fiverr Pro special is the fact that rates for services are much higher there, so the competition isn't nearly as fierce as the one on the main job board.

It attracts buyers looking for serious and professional talents. They aren't afraid to pay more because they believe that you get what you pay for.

Skills on Fiverr Pro
Although you can pretty much offer any service on Fiverr, it is a little different on Fiverr Pro.
As of now, the available categories are:
  • Graphic and Design
  • Digital marketing
  • Writing and Translation
  • Video and Animation
  • And probably two more, but double check with them.
However, Fiverr encourages people to apply regardless of the services they offer because of the plan to add more categories in the future.

How much entrepreneurs charge for services
It would depend on your skill and what you want to charge for it. You can easily find people charging $200, $400, or even $600 for a task like graphic design.

You do not pay a fee to join
Despite all its benefits, you won't have to pay any special fee to join Fiverr Pro.

How to Apply
Applying for Fiverr Pro is completely different from the regular Fiverr, even for those with a current account. It is also not possible to convert an existing Fiverr account to a Pro one. Each person must go through a completely different application process. You can always reapply if you fail on your first application.

Fiverr Pro may be a good option for freelancers who don't want to sell themselves short. If you apply and start working there, please share your experience with us.

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August 20, 2018

30+ Companies Hiring NOW to Work from Home - Legitimate Remote Jobs - Work at Home Trust

August 20, 2018 0
If you're looking for a job that allows you to work from the comfort of your home, then this list may be helpful to you. I've listed 30+ companies that are hiring right now to work from home. Some of them require you to be a resident of the USA or the UK, but there are also some that have no location requirements. Now let's get to the list.

Work as a transcriber and get paid $0.25 to $2.50 per audio minutes. You can choose your own scheldule and pick pick your job (tasks) whenever you want. There are no location restrictions; you're only required to have internet. Based on my research on reviews, SpeechPad payment is very low. Do your research to determine if it's worth your time. You may want to try it to gain some experience.

They hire freelancers and pay every Friday through PayPal.You can make your own schedule and work as much or little as you want. They have a Facebook group for freelancers.
There have been complaints from many people who worked for them saying that the pay is very low. So make your research to determine if it's worth your time.

Disctate Express
Work as a transcriptionist if you live in the USA.

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Customer Service
Work as a reservation agent or customer service agent by taking incoming calls and answering general inquiries. They provide flexible schedule. Uhaul claims to payon an average of $14-$18 plus bonus. You must be residing in the USA to be considered for this position.

They are hiring agents to help customers through inbound, outbound calls, or by email. Agents must be legally residing in the United States, work in a noise-free area, and more. Applicants are required to pay $25 for their own background check.

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They provide flexible scheldule for customer service agents to assist customers through the phone or online chat. They pay for training and the estimated work hourly rate is $10. Payment is calculated using different programs such as per minute, work-time rate, per call, or by the hour. Agents must be residing within the USA (selected states).

Amazon hires for many different remote positions, but the most common type is customer service (English or other languages). Training is paid for and the work payment is usually $10/hour.

American Express
Work as a travel consultant or as a customer service agent part-time or full-time. Training is paid for. To be considered for any of the positions, applicants must be residents of the USA.

Apple hires virtual advisors for customer service and technical support. They provide all the equipment needed and pay for training. It seems applications are only accepted from those within specified states in the USA. Feel free to double check.

This company has multiple positions in sales and technical support in the United States. You can expect paid training and many benefits once hired.

Work from home as a customer service agent.

Work from home as an independent contractor taking inbound and outbound calls as a customer service agent. They accept applications from selected states in the USA.

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They are hiring for customer experience online advisor. Tasks include live chat, email correspondence, social media monitoring, and more. They require at least a high school diplomat or equivalent, a minimum experience of 2 years working in customer service, experience with social media, and more.
Working Solutions
They are hiring for customer service agents in the USA.

Work as a customr service agent if you live in the USA, UK, or Irelnad

Work as a customer service agent or a biligual customer service agent. Must be in the USA.

Work as a freelance writer and make your own schedule no matter where you live.. You'd be required to have previous experience writing in professionalcontext business, be available to work at least 30 hours a week, have a fast internet connection and more. The website claims that only 1% of applicants get accepted. They also have other positions such as graphic designing, account management, and more.

Content Refined
If you're good writer, you may want to try this company out. They claim to keep their writers busy (4-12 article/week).

They have editing and proofreading services. I couldn't find the rate they pay.
Many people have given very good reviews about this company.

Proofreading Services
They hire for proofreading services, but applicants must first take a 20-minute evaluation before being hired.

They hire freelancers to work as editors and proofreaders. They do require a university degree in a relevant field and at least 3 years of experience editing.

Virtual Assitant
You can work as a virtual assistant or consultant; there are other positions as well.
You can expect to do tasks such as research, email management, phone calls, purchases, data analysis, market research and more.
You must have at least one year of administrative experience. have at least an associate degree, and be available to work from 9-6 PM Eastern Standard Time.
They claim to pay $13-18/hour.

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Course Hero
Become a tutor and, make your own schedule, and earn an average of $500/week (according to the site). USA only.

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 If you can type at least 65-75 words per minute, you can work with SiteStaff as a chat host.

Become an expert by answering questions you have expertise in. Make your own schedule and work whenever you want. You get paid based on the percentage of payment of questions that you answer.

Depending on where you live, you may find work as an independent contractor doing jobs like online map quality analysis, social media internet assessment, search engine optimization, and more.

Data Entry
They hire for positions such as data entry, administrative support, system development, tech support, and more.

Voice Over
Snap Recording
If you have a good voice, you can work here doing voice over.

10 Up 
This company has many positions such as web strategy, project management, team lead, etc. You get equipment allowance, paid parental leave, health/dental/life insurance, paid time off and holiday, and more.
Work as an account manager for a UK-based company

You'd be hired as an independent advocate for children and young people to express their thoughts. They expect applicants to have previous experience working with children and young people/families and have a good understanding of child protection issues. Applicants must have a current driving license and a car, and more. Find out more on their website. The pay according to Indeed is £8,653/year.

You'd find positions ranging from design, marketing, business development, engineering, and more.

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Bookmark this article and apply to the jobs that you qualify for. Just keep in mind that companies usually receive multiple applications, so expect to only hear back from them if you have been selected or may be selected. I wish you all the best!
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August 19, 2018

How to Set Your Rates as a Virtual Assistant - Work at Home Trust

August 19, 2018 0
Establishing a business can be very confusing at the beginning. This is the time when you're trying to figure out everything you need to know about your potential business. You've probably decided that you want to be a virtual assistant but aren't yet sure about how much to charge your clients. So, let's discuss one of the most asked questions ...

How much should VAs charge for their services?
The rates for VA services depends on what you offer, your experience, and how much you're willing to charge. Some VAs charge $30/hour (or much less) and some charge more than $100/hour. That's a huge difference! Usually, people in countries where the average living cost is low tend to charge much less than those who live in countries where it is much higher. This sometimes creates an unfair competition in job boards which forces many VA to charge less. But, if you want to make your effort worthwhile, don't sell yourself short; no matter where you live.

Let's now talk about how exactly one should determine how to charge.

Many VAs charge by the hour to have an idea of how long each project takes them and to make it easier to estimate their average earning. But, there's a problem with this method.
By charging by the hour, you're not taking your efficiency into consideration. As you gain experience, you would be faster at your job. As you get faster, you would be earning much less because your projects won't take as long as they used to.

I definitely wouldn't recommend this method. 

But, if you prefer to go hourly, I would advise you to charge at least $30/hour. As you gain experience, charge more ($50-$80/hour).

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To charge by the project, you may want to estimate how long a project may take you, add up whatever extra services or expenses you would invest, then set a final quote. Knowing how much to charge by the project will be much easier for you to determine as you gain experience. Also remember, not every task is the same, so judge them differently. Some tasks are harder than others. What you charge one client may differ from another. Always speak to your potential client (free consultation) about the details of the project before giving a price.

You have the potential to earn more with this one.

VAs usually charge for retainer packages at least a month ahead. It's like a contract where both parties agree on a set rate (weekly, monthly, every two months, or more) for a variety of tasks to be done. This is perfect for those offering multiple small tasks.
I would advise you to time yourself everytime you work on a project to have an idea of how long it takes and how much you earn on an average. As you get faster, you will see that your earning will also increase.

There are two times of retainers, one where your client determines the tasks to be done, and another where you specify exactly what you would do. 

It may be better to initiate the services you're willing to offer so that you know exactly what you're doing with every booked retainer package. It may also help you to focus on specific tasks, become more efficient, and gain expertise.

With retainer packages, problems that may occur are clients giving VAs more tasks than expected or VAs performing less than the money is worth. To fix this problem, it would be ideal to make sure that you have great communication with your clients. Email each other, set a time for chat, and if it helps, talk on the phone. Do whatever you can to stay on the same page.

I would recommend that you either charge by the project or by retainer packages and time yourself to have an idea of how long each task takes you. You may start setting your rate by charging by the hour, but remember that as you gain experience, it would be working against you because you would be faster at what you do. Instead of worrying about each minute or hour, make your goal to provide the best service while also being efficient. Make it a win-win situation on both sides.
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July 31, 2018

6 Benefits of a Virtual Assistant - Work at Home Trust

July 31, 2018 0

There are many advantages in the services you can offer to business owners as a virtual assistant (VA). But, let's first recap on what it is to be a virtual assistant. In a nutshell, virtual assistants are independent contractors (self-employed) who provide professional services to individuals, small business owners, non-profit organizations, and/or corporations. They do this remotely, from their home offices. If you're interested in becoming a VA, it is crucial for you to know why businesses should consider working with you.

Types of virtual assitants
Let's first start with the types of services VAs can provide. There are many different types of virtual assistants with specific titles and services. They may provide administrative services, proofreading, copyrighting, customer service, graphic design, data analysis, research and the list goes on and on. Clients also have the option of working with VAs on smaller or larger and continuous projects.

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Virtual assistants are NOT employees
Before continuing, let me clarify that VAs are NOT employees, but, independent contractors. You may get 'hired' as a VA for specific projects, but it does not make you an employee. So, why should anyone work with a virtual assistant?

1. Virtual assistants help save time and decrease businesses' opportunity cost
Time is very crucial for business owners because time is money. The less time a business owner takes on projects without compromising on quality, the less opportunity cost they get. As their businesses grow, so do their responsibilities. So at one point, they'd have no choice but to call for help and focus on bigger tasks while letting someone else take care of the rest.

2. Virtual assistants help business owners focus on their skills/proficiency
As their responsibilities increase, so do the varieties of tasks and projects in their businesses or daily lives. At one point, it may become very difficult or nearly impossible to do it all. One may be proficient in certain areas while being unable to accomplish other tasks; at least it becomes more difficult. Imagine you were a journalist who needed to create contents on various self-owned websites. You may be good at writing, but graphic design is probably not your strong point. So, as a business owner, working with a graphic designer who could help you with that would be ideal.

3. Working with VAs exempts business owners from paying employee-related benefits/taxes
If a business owner needed help but didn't have the budget to employ a full-time assistant, outsourcing would be the alternative he/she would have. Maybe he/she just wants to cut on costs and not go through the whole training or employment procedure. Working with a full-time employee may initially seem to cost less because of the lower hourly rates compared to that of VAs (i.e. $10 vs $30), but it is the total opposite. By working with a VA, the business owner would not pay for any employee-related taxes, insurance, vacations, breaks or the like. All taxes are completely the virtual assistant's responsibility and all the business would focus on would be the services provided.

4. VAs are only paid for the time they are needed or for the services they provide
While working with a VA, businesses only pay for the time put in their requested services. They do not pay for lunch time, breaks, or anything that may take time away from the main goal (making money). And, there are absolutely NO hidden costs.

5. VAs provide their own office space and equipment
All VAs provide their own office space and equipment. This exempts business owners from worrying about extra responsibilities and helps them focus on other important matters directly related to the success of their businesses.

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6. It is possible to work with professionals worldwide!
Virtual assistants can be found across the globe and without restriction, because all services are done remotely. A company may be located in California and work with a VA from London. Locations are completely irrelevant as long as work is being done successfully. VAs are business owners; so they are usually highly motivated when running their businesses. This becomes an advantage for the clients they work with because both sides understand the value of getting things done! They have the best interest of their clients at heart. So, they would do anything to help them become successful.

Now that you understand how helpful virtual assiatants could be to businesses, it should be much easier to contact your potential clients and hopefully start working today! But, if you're a business owner looking for a VA and reading this article, make sure that you do your research and carefully choose who you work with. Ask relevant questions or even ask for a free consultation; many VAs offer it. I wish you all the best.

Please comment if you have any questions, suggestions, and/or tips.
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July 22, 2018

Make $40 per Task as a Speech Developer Using Your Phone or Tablet

July 22, 2018 0

I got contacted by a company called Lionbridge for a language research project that it is currently working on. This is a company I was planning on working with a few months ago in the research department. I decided to focus on my own business, but Lionbridge has many opportunities. You can find different types of jobs on their website depending on your location. This project that I'm sharing with you now is for native Welsh speakers living in the United Kingdom. 

If you speak Welsh and live in the UK, this may be a great opportunity for you. If you do not live in the UK, still try to apply or ask them if you qualify for the position. The project is about developing speech recognition for the Welsh language. Your job would be to record your voice as you read aloud sentences in Welsh. You can use your phone (Android), tablet, or a computer if you prefer. If you use a computer, they require that you use Chrome. Sorry, iPhone and iPad are not accepted. Of course, you would also need a microphone of your choice. 

According to them, each task is approximately 45 minutes to an hour worth of engagement. You can do this project right from home. They do require that you be at least 18 years of age to take part. The project is ongoing and they pay $40 per task. You would be given a choice to the type of payment methods you would like to use between PayPal and bank transfer through Xendpay. 

How to Apply:
To apply, you would need to go to the Lionbridge's language research page to fill in the registration form.

You will be contacted once your application has been accepted. It's an ongoing project which requires many participants. They encourage applicants to forward this job opportunity to anyone who may qualify.  

So, if you speak Welsh and know others who also do, apply and forward it to others. You can easily do this if you're college student who needs a little extra cash. I wish you all the best in your job hunting and stay on the look-out for many more job opportunities that I plan on sharing very soon.
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July 13, 2018

Now Hiring

July 13, 2018 0

Check this page often for new job leads. You can also join our newsletter for more.

Note: Although I post all the job listings while they are available, by the time you check them (if it's much later), they may no longer be available.

Most Current Job Leads
- Customer Service (TTEC)
- Agent for People with Blindness (Aira)
- Tutor (Tutorful)
- Virtual Assistant (Timeetc)
- Virtual Assistant (Belay)
- Writer (Content Refined)
- US-Based Virtual Assistant (Fancy Hands)
- Seasonal Tax Preparer (InviTax)
- Travel Consultant (American Express)
- Reservation Sales Agent (Navis)
- In-bound Sales and Reservation Agent (U-Haul)

Most Current Job Leads
- Transcript Editing  (3 Play Media)
- English Teacher (Qkids)
- Virtual Assistant (Fancy Hands)
- Part-Time Editing (Kayak Advisors)
- Content Editor (ClickThere LLC)
- Editor (Smart Brief)
- Finance Editor (Smart Brief)
- Record your voice as a Welsh Speech Developer using a phone or table

Most Current Job Leads
Skip Tracer (National Service Bureau)
Technical Support Engineer (Rogers Corporation)
Sr. Associate Director (Alzheimer's Association)
Dragon Trainer (Nuance)
Adjunct Faculty in Business (Strayer University)
Ben's Bargain Content Editor (Internet Brands)
Copywriter (Denny Mountain Media)
Jr. Financial Planner (Independence University)
Adjunct Instructor - Education (American Intercontinental University)
Research Manager (Big Health)

Most Current Job Leads
Content Writer -Spanish (IXL Learning)
Financial Planner (Independence University)
Freelance Copyeditor (Apex)
Lecturer - Part-Time (University of Virginia)
k-5 Math Specification Writer (IXL Learning)
Writing Center - Part-Time Adjunct Faculty Tutor (TCS Education System)
Economics Adjunct Instructor (Independence University)
English/Haitian-Creole Telephone Interpreting (GLOBO)
Auditor - Clinical Validation (Cotiviti)
Software Support Analyst (Ellucian)

Most Current Job Leads
Admissions Consultant (Stevens-Henager College)
Content Editor (Ben's Bargains)
Illustrator for Spanish Content (IXL Learning)
Document Review Contractor (BlackTree Healthcare Consulting)
Cancer Information Specialist (The Center for Health Affairs)
Accountant (Communication Service for the Deaf)
Transcriber/Validator (Lionbridge Technologies)
Call Reviewer (Humanitic)
Search Engine Evaluator (Leapforce)
Researcher (Wonder)

Most Current Job Leads
Online Adjunct Instructor (Rasmussen College)
Graphic Design (DLH)
Personal Finance Freelance Writer (First Quarter Finance)
Operations Manager (Curriculum Associates)
Service Administration Coach (Concur)
Elementary Science Content Editor (Connections Education)
Administrative Assistant (Vivid Story)
Health Lesson Writer (
Title Reviewer (
Curriculum Designer (

Most Current Job Leads
Account Director (Aon, for UK)
Business Development Consultant (Aon, for UK)
Voice Network Engineer (Aon, for UK)
Lead Claims Examiner (ADP, for Sacramento are, USA)
Boutique Travel Consultant (American Express, for USA)
Virtual Travel Consultant (American Express, for USA)
HEA Medical Learning Specialist (Kaplan)
Advisor (Press Ganey Associates, Inc.)
Instructional Designer (REED Jewelers)
Service Administration Coach (Concur)

Most Current Job Leads
Social Studies Curriculum Content Editor (Connections Education)
Freelance Writer (Talent Inc.) 
Customer Service Representative (VIPdesk Connect) 
Advisory Solution Consultant (ServiceNow)
Latent Management System Consultant (Ultimate Software)
Academic Style Freelance Writer (Ultius, Inc.)
Clinical Data Abstractor (Registry Partners)
Elementary School Social Studies Curriculum Writer (Connections Education)
Math Curriculum Designer (IXL Learning)
Ecology Content Author (Macmillan Learning)

Most Current Job Leads
Project Manager (Lumina Datamatics)
English Tutor (VIP KID)
Program Mentor, Elementary Education (Western Governors University)
Inpatient Medical Coder (Signature Performance, Inc)
Data Analyst (Camelot Care Centers)
Psychometrician (Curriculum Associates)
Corporate Trainer (ON Semiconductor)
Client Representative (HealthcareSource)
Freelance Text Permissioning Specialist (Quad/Graphics)
Internship, Various Positions (Press Ganey Associates, Inc.)

Most Current Job Leads
Freelance Writer (Ultius)
Freelance Writer (Barrington James)
Freelance Content Contributor (Newsela)
Freelance Writer (Ranker)
Freelance Writer (Vivial Media LLC)
Editor (Cubic Corporation)
Marketing Research Editor (Dun & Bradstreet)
Customer Success Manager (SumTotal Systems)
Over the Phone Interpreter (Telelanguage)
Elementary science Editor (Connections Education)

Most Current Job Leads
Social Media Specialist (Thrive)
SEO Analyst (Legacy)
Project Manager (Mystery Science)
Account Manager (Touch Surgery)
Data Analyst (Zapier)
Accountant (Zapier)
Recruiter (Zapier)
Business Analyst (Legacy)
Admin-Data Entry Clerk (Combined Investigators)
Customer Success Manager (Aha)

Most Current Job Leads
Transcription (NCC)
Executive Assistant (Intechnic)
Appointment Setting (Blue Zebra)
Freelance Travel Writer (Secret Escape)
Call Center Agent (NexRep)
Independent Contract Editor, Business (Research Square)
Content Writer (Media Bistro)
Freelance Editor (Webpage FX)
ESL Tutor (Learner Lane)
Associate Project manager (Wikimedia Foundation)
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March 21, 2018

When Should You Quit Your Job to Focus on Working from Home - Work at Home Trust

March 21, 2018 0
Before starting their work at home journey, many people first have 9-5 jobs where they commute to throughout the week. Although it is possible to have a job outside of the home and work from home at the same time, it can be draining and sometimes unrealistic. To truly focus on a home business and make it successful, there comes a time when it is necessery to give up the job. How does one go about figuring out the best time to do so? The response to that question depends on many factors that each person would have to consider, based on individual situations. How do you know when you are ready to quit your job for your newly found home business?

No one else is in the position to answer that question for you because only you know what you want and what you can work with. Just make sure that you do not rush into something without first preparing for it. To really find out if you are really ready, there are further questions that you may want to answer before moving forward.

Do you have enough funds to cover your costs?
Just because your business will be online does not mean that it won't cost you. Depending on what you do, your cost may be little or more. First, think about what exactly you would need to start off with and how you would finance your ongoing business. If you believe that you have enough, then move on with the next questions. If you do not have enough, then you may want to consider continuing with your job, and save money while operating your business on a part-time basis.

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What is a Business Plan and 8 Reasons Why You Need One

Have you planned enough?
I am a big advocate of planning for every business idea or anything else for that matter. If you haven't yet written a business plan, then this is the time to do so. Write or hire someone to write all of your legal documents (i.e. service agreement/contract), and go through all the legal processes of your business. Try as best as you can to outline everything that you would like to see happen for your business. You may want to also decide who your target audience is. Your audience would be your clientele. Know who you want to sell to and what they want. To find out more about business plans, click here to read my article about the subject. Do lots of research on everything.

Do you have a back-up plan?
Do not quit your job if you do not yet have a back up plan. It takes time and effort to start operating a business. You would be an entrepreneur, so make sure that you have everything under control as best as you can. A back-up plan is having something else to fall back on in case of emergency or financial problem. You may start your business now and not make any income right away. So focus on preparing your business for the long journey of entrepreneurship. Get a support group if you can. If you have dependents who count on you for their daily bread, then you may not want to just rush into something else by quitting your current job without any back-up plans.

Do you network or have a list of contacts?
Start networking as early as possible to meet like-minded people, potential clients, and people who were once in your shoes and whom you could learn from. Networking would be your best friend in the online business world. You just have to get yourself out there and show what you can offer. Connecting with people I don't know is something I've always found difficult because I can be quite shy, but I've learn that I sometimes I have to push myself a bit more. I love meeting people, but the first step is usually the hardest part. So if you're anything like me, don't worry, it's not as scary as you may think.

Believe in yourself with whatever decision you end up with.
You can either be your own best friend or worse enemy. If you believe that you are now prepared,
ignore all the inner negative voices that may prevent you from moving forward once you have come to the decision of moving on. You know what you want and what is best for you, so as long as you have done your homework, go for it. Some people prefer to keep their job as they work part time on their business till it becomes more successful. On the other hand, some prefer to simply quit their job and focus more on the growing of their business. You are your own judge, so go with what feels right.  As you do so, do not let the competition out there stop you because you are unique and no one could be exactly like you. Everyone comes with something to offer. So come on board.

Give notice at your job beforehand instead of just quitting.
Just because you have new plans does not mean that you should completely disregard your current job. It is okay to leave once you are ready, but please do so on good terms. Give your employer enough time to look for someone to replace you. Your service was obviously greatly needed there, so do not keep them hanging all of a sudden. Talk to your employer ahead of time. Who knows, some of your future clients may even end up coming from your current work place.

To sum it all up, plan, research, take important factors into consideration, and believe in yourself with whatever decision you end up making. I wish you all the best on your journey.
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