7 Tips To Help You Excel At Work Online-From Home Or The Office


We are going to look at reasons why some people excel at work online and some don’t. Are you already working online from home, and if so are you excelling at it or not? You aren’t already working from home and excelling, would you like to be? Perhaps you work online in an office, are you excelling at the office? Which one are you? Excelling or failing?

Are you already established with a business online, or are you still researching the idea? Are you looking only at work from home opportunities, a business to work for or both? Excelling either way should be about the same, right? Let’s find out.

Finding The Right One

When looking for a business online that you can excel in, you need to be knowledgeable about a number of things. This will greatly depend on exactly what type of company this is and what their requirements are. Is their business built around computer programming, will you need to know how to use Microsoft office etc.

When looking to work from home online, you may NOT necessarily have to be knowledgeable. But again, it will depend on what type of business it is and their requirements.

No matter if you are looking for work in the work force, or at home, you need to make sure it is something that will fit you. I am going to list some things to look for when doing a search for both, in the work place and work from home opportunities.

Online work In the work place

  • You want to look for a position that you are already knowledgeable about.
  • One that you have experience in.
  • Offers training-if you don’t have experience but want to learn.
  • One that you meet the requirements for.
  • Research will be the biggest key.
  • Don’t just look for anything.
  • Be visible online to employers. Use a social media account.
  • Have resume with you and up to date.

Online work from home

  • Research is VERY important (stay away from scams). Online job services aren’t always what they seem.
  • Find out EXACTLY what you will be required to do and make sure it is something you are able to do. There are plenty of companies that hire employees to work from home.
  • Be sure to check where the interview and or training (if required) will take place.
  • Will you have to pay at sign up. If yes then say NO. This is for online work opportunities as well as online job services.
  • READ the REVIEWS on any and all opportunities for employment.
  • What supplies will you have to furnish?
  • Have resume with you and up to date.

Job interview

Got The Interview-Now Land The Job

Online work in the work place interviews

  • You have officially gotten the interview. It is now up to you to land this job. Remember how I listed some things to look for? I hope it came in handy, because now you need to prepare for the interview.
  • Dress casual (unless it is a suite and tie/dress type of business). You never want to go in a pair of sweats and tennis shoes. You want to let them know you can dress the part.
  • You are being interviewed for a position in the work force. That means that you most likely need to be knowledgeable about the type of business (even if they provide training etc. this will make you look good during the interview) it is as well as what type of duties you will be performing.
  • Be attentive, let them know you are listening to their every word. When asked a question, be completely honest and try to be as professional as possible with answers.
  • Prepare a list of questions you might have and be sure to have it with you at the interview.
  • Remember to BREATHE if you get nervous. Good luck, you have got this.

Online work from home interviews

  • I hope you did the research like I suggested and you are sure this job/opportunity is for you, otherwise you wasted a time and theirs. I say this because work from home jobs/opportunities may be that you joined an affiliate program for free, you still need to know what you will need to do in order to make a profit.
  • Even though you are going to be working from home, some companies may require you have the interview in their corporate office or headquarters.
  • Being knowledgeable about the job/opportunity will help you out as well as impress the one performing the interview.
  • Depending on where the interview will take place will determine how you should dress, however, if you are being interviewed by telephone or live chat, I would suggest you still dress casual. Even if they aren’t going to see you, it may help you feel the part you are about to play. Dressing nice will help you feel optimistic and may even boost a confidence.
  • If the interview is being done by phone or video chat be sure to write down the information you receive, and have a list of of questions with you before the interview.
  • Whether you are interviewing in person or not, remember to BREATHE, you have got this.


Are You Ready For Those Tips To Help You EXCEL? Let’s Do It.

Online work In a work place-Tips to excel

  1. Remember the interview? They explained what the company is about and what is expected of you. So do it. Research should help you out tremendously, especially if this is the first time you have worked in this field of employment. You are working online, maybe you are required to use Microsoft word, you can search google on how to se it, even if you just need a refresher course. At the interview you should have been given information on the tools/programs you will be using, use google even if you have never heard of the tool/program.
  2. If they are training you, ask questions and TAKE NOTES. when, are on your own you want to have them to refer back to. This will help to ensure you are doing the job correctly. Using the notes may even help you to learn quicker because you wrote them and that makes it easier to understand. Unless you didn’t take notes or you didn’t take good notes.
  3. In the beginning do not try to be quick when performing a task until you are able to perform duties without notes or guidance. Speed will develop once you are no longer having to question yourself whether you are doing it right or not.
  4. Be thorough. Do not leave a task half done. Make sure to complete everything that is expected of you. Normally in the beginning, you are allowed a certain amount of time (probation period) before they expect you to be able to perform all a daily task before the end of the work day. This doesn’t mean to not try or to continue taking a sweet time, that could lead to termination. Your duties are a responsibilities, they are what you are going to get paid for.
  5. Be kind and respectful. No matter what type of job/task you are performing, I am sure you will have colleagues or some type of interaction with others. Being respectful will get you further than ignorance. This goes for any type of correspondence, emails, voice mails anything that involves another person being on the receiving end.
  6. Dedication leads to success. Unless you are truly sick or have an appointment, do not miss work or be late. To many call off’s or no shows could lead to discipline and or termination.
  7. Take pride in a job. This is what you spent so much time on researching, finding the right one, preparing for the interview, and is now an occupation. Being happy with the type of job you do, and those you work with makes for a happy environment. Take responsibility for actions, never blame someone else.

Online work from home-Tips to excel

  1. During the interview (if there was one) you were informed what you will be doing. No matter what type of company you will be working for or what a task Intel, you can not just start when you want. Just because you are working from home you still have a job to do. You need to accept that right from the beginning. If not, you are setting a self up for failure right from the start.
  2. Having the right tools and equipment will be a factor of whether you excel or not. Some companies may provide the tools, equipment and possibly even training. If it is not provided then it is up to you to invest in a laptop or PC. You don’t have internet you will need a reliable ISP (internet service provider. Since you are working online from home you might want to upgrade to high speed internet if you don’t already have it.
  3. Being willing to learn is necessary in any type of work. You may want to read professional blogs based on the type of business you are in. You can search on google to become more familiar with anything, I strongly suggest using it. Benjamin Franklin said it best in this quote ” An investment in knowledge pays the best interest”.
  4. You don’t necessarily have to be an internet guru, but learning about new technology and freshening up on a computer skills will help you to excel as well.
  5. Once you actually start working, there are normally tasks that you will be given that maybe weren’t discussed in the interview. Become familiar with them. Figure out a plan to be efficient as well as thorough as we are normally required to perform multiple task throughout the work day.
  6. You are required to interact with people via phone communicating with them over the computer, be sure to have communication skills and mannerism. You are dealing with an upset individual, put yourself in their shoes, it might help you keep a cool. You can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything. when, do speak, speak soft with no tone of anger.
  7. Working from home does give you some freedom but it still requires you to be professional about it. It is still going to be a career. Don’t take it for granted or you may be searching for another job. You need to maintain a schedule and a work flow as if you were in the actual work place.

Time To Celebrate

You have made it through the hard part so now it is time to celebrate. You have a job/opportunity you are happy with. It may have taken you some time to get there but you made it. It will be up to you whether you can excel at it or fail. You follow the tips listed above, as well as some of your own, then you should not fail.

Share how it is going with a family and friends. Let them celebrate with you. You may have been under some pressure lately and might not have been able to keep in touch as much. Maybe they have some pats on the back for you to show their support. You have earned this, now breathe a sigh of relief, unwind and enjoy.

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Thank you for reading my post. You have any questions, comments or concerns, please leave them below. I love to reply.

Best Of Luck In All You Do

Lee Ann







Lee Ann Cermak-McQuay

I am a family oriented mother and love being involved with my little ones. My husband is the best guy a girl could ask for. I love helping others which is why I created this site. I know what it is like to NEED to work and earn an income, but not be able to do it outside the home. I am now able to help others find work they can do from home. And I love it.


  1. Hi Lee Ann . I love how you lay out the options. There can be good reasons to go either way. I my self prefer working from home.
    You give very compelling reasons to really look at what you really want to do in life.

    • Thank you Tom.
      I have done both and I prefer working from home too. Especially since finding Wealthy Affiliate.
      Though working online can be done at home or in the office, they are very different.
      I made mistakes in both areas and hope to help others to not do the same.
      I see that you prefer to work from home then I have a perfect opportunity for you. It is 100 % legit and free.
      Please fell free to check it out and let me know what you think. https://www.wealthyaffiliate.com/a_aid/c5a3c84a
      Best of luck in all you do
      Lee Ann

  2. Your are exactly right about how hard to find an opportunity that is not a scam. It seems like for years I have been searching on and off for an opportunity to create a successful work from home business. Even finding a work opportunity from home seems to be an exhausting task as it can seem as it is so hard to tell who is a scam. Thank you for the nice tips and I hope this will help building my work at home niche!

    • Thank you Ray for taking the time to read my post.

      I totally agree as to how exhausting it can be to find the right opportunity to work at home and to not get scammed in the process. I have found a few myself through my years which is what made me decide to build my site around parents or anyone who is seeking work to do from home.

      Times have gotten hard for a lot of us these days. Some of us grandparents have become the parents to our grandchildren and it seems it is happening  to more and more of us. 

      I want to help everyone find that legitimate work from home opportunity, no matter why they are looking for it.

      I have a link for you to check out in case you are still on that journey of building your work at home.


      I am including a link of some ways to help you decide if something is a scam or not as well.


      If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask.

      Best Of Luck In All You Do

      Lee Ann

  3. Hi Lee Ann,
    Thanks for the great tips and I have bookmarked it for my future reference whenever there is an opportunity arise to work online. But my ambition is to build an online home business and still searching around for the right direction. I am heading to have a look at the platform you recommended.

    Take care.

  4. Hi, I enjoyed reading this article – very well thought out.

    It is not often the glittery shiny button that is the best suited to anyone. You are totally right in saying that you have to look the part – whether casual smart or smart.

    It helps you get your foot in the door. Also the job has to suit you or rather the aspect of internet marketing that you choose should be one you can do, know about, or are interested in learning about.

    Thanks for the article!

    • Thank you for reading my post and for your comment. 

      I have seen people show up to an interview in street clothes, not very professional like at all. But, to each their own. 

      If you really want a job how you dress needs to show it. If you are dressed casual then, like you said, it mat help to get your for in the door, as well as having some knowledge about the job you applied for.

      I agree, you need to be sure that you will be able to do the job you are interviewing for. Get the facts, do the research beforehand.

      Best Of Luck In All You Do

      Lee Ann

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