Want to take the day off and play with the kids? Maybe stroll in the park or lay on the beach? The work at home lifestyle is an alluring prospect, but how do you reach it?

It all starts with the first step.

A good first step towards your financial freedom is to start working at home for free -- don't expect a paycheck on day one. Silly, right? But read on, and then take these first few steps...

Take a few days, a pen and some paper, and start brainstorming. What do you want to do? What don't you want to do? What are your strongest skills? Where are your current interests? What are you willing to learn to work from home?

That last one is the kicker. Chances are, if you want to work at home and let your day job go, you will have to learn a number of new skills. The good news is that you can start working from home now, learning some of those skills, looking into different opportunities, and finding low-cost things to test and get a sense of the changes coming. After all, it's not all latte and lounging!

Once you have the list, it's time to grab your own slice of the work from home economy...

Common work at home ideas often incorporate using the internet today because it grants so much power to those that learn to harness what's available. And it's in use for every industry under the sun -- personal development, MLM / network marketing, copywriting & proof-reading, barter & exchange, article & content creation, education & coaching... the list is endless! Working from home pimarily requires that you find your niche and apply yourself -- transitioning away from a 9 to 5 just takes a series of baby steps repeated over and over.

Ready to get started!?

Figure out where you are and where you want to go. Find a coach or mentor and take a couple small steps. Just 30 minutes to an hour every day (or make up for it on the weekends) and you'll be flying along in no time. The internet gives anybody access to a global economy -- the time is now for you to own your own international work at home business.

Get to it and I'll see you on vacation!

Author's Bio: 

Joe Science teaches people, just like you, leveraged
online marketing and business development skills in
many different industries including Online Marketing,
MLM / Network Marketing, Real Estate, Retail and Fitness.