LastdayofworkWhat Does a 30 Foot Commute Look Like?

Working from home has its advantages.

You’re probably wondering what this 30 foot commute is all about?

I decided earlier 2014 to leave my job.

I wanted to do that so that I can do three things:

1. Spend more time with my daughter and husband

2. Be more involved in my father’s business

3. Boos

t my own home business and market myself


So on October 31st 2014 I left my job for good and I haven’t looked back.

Every morning now I take the 30 feet walk from my bedroom to my home office.

There I spend a total of maybe 4 hours working on various things.

I have other responsibilities with the home, my daughter and my parents.

But in those four hours I get a lot of work done.

At night I do my ongoing training, through hosted webinars and team training sessions.


I know working from home is NOT for everyone.

There are a few things that you need to know and understand about working from home.


1. First you need to realize that you ARE in fact STILL working.

I know many people who decided to quit their jobs to “work from home” but they think they can slack off.

At home businesses, are still BUSINESSES. You still need to put the effort in.

You still need to show up in order to go up!

You can’t sit on your royals and expect money to flow.

Those people who quit their jobs after maybe 20 years of working do NOT understand that they will actually be working HARDER than at their old job.

2. Second – You need to create a schedule and stick to it.

When working at home you have many distractions.

You have laundry to do

You have dishes to wash up

You have lunch to prepare

You have kids to pick up and drop off.

All these activities can cut into your work day.

So it is imperative that you create a daily schedule – that includes your household responsibilities.

After creating that schedule you now have to stick to it.

Not everyone is that disciplined.

Which is why I recommend to people, especially parents who are embarking on a home based business,

to dedicate 4 hours to work, 4 hours to home and family.

My other recommendation is NEVER have the same schedule everyday.

What I mean by that is simply – Do not create a generic schedule like below:

  • Write email

  • Call Prospect

  • Post ads

  • Create video

You need to be very specific with your daily activities for example:

  • Call Jane to schedule delivery of product

  • Write email to network marketing list about XYZ

  • Create ad copy for Coaching Ad for Facebook PPC campaign

So you realize that everyday your schedule should look different.

Eventually you’ll realize that you’re doing the same activities, but by writing them out as specific as  you can it will appear different everyday!

Diversity is important, because then your home based business may turn into another JOB that you hate.


3. Lastly – Ensure you have the correct tools and training

The last thing that you need to enjoy this 30 foot commute is having the right tools and training.

After leaving a job of 20 years, you may think you know everything.

Well this isn’t true and you know it.

You know that you need to invest in some amount of training, tools and systems.

If you’re in a home based business you’re probably going to need to use the internet a lot more to maximize your time.

You will need to learn all the tricks of the online marketing trade.

These tools are universal to any business, so whether you’re in network marketing, or running a consultancy from your home (like me)

You need to learn how to market.

Don’t think that you know it all, that will be your greatest downfall.


What I used to create my 30 foot commute


emp-logo-blogA system that included quite a lot of the training I needed when I got started is Elite Marketing Pro.

I learned scores of marketing training that you could not find anywhere else in a single place!

We know that sometimes that’s exactly the challenge we have.

We know how to search the web and find “FREE” stuff.

But if you can get everything that you need in ONE PLACE, then you’re willing to make the investment.

Well I made the investment.

Six months later I was able to confidently leave my job knowing that I was gaining all that I need to ensure my business will thrive.



Hilary De Freitas

Online Marketer, Operational Nerd and Mom



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Hilary De Freitas is a wife, mother, engineer and marketer. She is dedicated to helping mothers build a successful online business from their passions, so that they don't have to choose between career and family. Hilary has been involved in network marketing, affiliate marketing and digital marketing consulting for the past 10 years. Some of the links in this post are 'affiliate links.' This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission.

    2 replies to "What Does a 30 Foot Commute Look Like?"

    • Jeff Beeman

      Thank you for reminding us about the “work” part Hilary. I’ve been a little slack especially coming through the Holidays!

    • Katrina

      It’s so true. Working from home is a lot harder than working a JOB in the beginning. You have got to be disciplined and you have to want it.

      I have gone through a lot of ups and downs over the past year after quitting my job but I have learned so much from EMP that at this point I am unemployable.

      I just love saying that! LOL Thank you for this awesome post! Great insight and I can’t wait to read the next one!

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