Do you often sit and daydream what it would be like to win the lottery? No matter what kind of job you have - regular office job or a work at home job - you'd have the freedom of not "having" to work and you could outsource all your household chores and have everything done for you. You wouldn't have to lift a finger unless you really wanted to. Back to reality! Daydreaming is nice but it won't bring you any money. If you're determined to work at home and earn money online, you still have to dedicate yourself to doing actual work. Yes, you can earn a lot of money by working online and you can even match your current salary but it won't happen overnight and it won't happen if you sit on your hands doing nothing. Adopt a Positive Attitude Planning your work from home strategy is exciting but can also be overwhelming. Some people get depressed or discouraged if they don't find an online job "fast enough." Know that companies which hire telecommuters (or people who work from home) are plentiful and have hundreds of positions available. Set your frame of mind that yes, you WILL get a work at home job and the process will become easier. Get Busy Networking to Find an Online Job While the internet is a marvelous invention and connects people from all over the globe, you still have to interact with other people online in order to find your perfect work at home job. Yes, there are hundreds of websites with online job opportunities that sound fabulous but you'll want to network with others who have worked for those companies to get their opinions. If you don't get one particular job, then networking with others can point you toward another company which might be hiring. Finding an Online Job You Love There's a plethora of information on the web about how to start a home business or listings for thousands of work at home jobs. Have you evaluated your current skills and figured out what type of online job you'd be good at? Make a list of your interests; decide what kind of work you like to do and then pursue those options first. If you love your job, then it won't feel like work. Continuing Education for the Online Worker Certain work at home jobs require particular skills. For example, a transcriptionist must be a skilled typist who is not easily distracted while listening to audio tapes. Having one skill without the other will make that particular job very difficult for you. Many local community colleges offer computer classes as part of their continuing education programs. Or maybe in your networking efforts you've found someone willing to barter with you so you can learn a new skill. Be proactive and decide what skills you need to have in order to be successful at your work from home job. Thousands of people do successfully make money at home by working online. It IS possible to earn a full time living working at home but it won't happen unless you take action. Take charge of your life and find your perfect online job!