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The great thing about technology today is the ability to make money from our homes.  All we need is an internet connection, a computer, and an idea for our business.  This is especially important to military spouses who are always moving for their spouse’s job.  And while spouses who work for themselves, or have remote careers have an easier time than the ones who unfortunately have to find jobs.

With that being said, we still need to make that transition during our PCS.  Here are some tips to get you through this time.

1. Make sure you have a space in your new home

I doubt you forgot this one, but sometimes we settle for places that work best for our family.  Your business won’t thrive without a dedicated place- even if it’s just a corner of a room. But it’s YOUR space

2. Look into local places for free wifi while you move

I would love to say that you will arrive at your home and immediately have a great internet connection to start work. But it probably won’t happen.  Even if it’s just a few days getting everything installed or set up with the company, that is DAYS you are not working. Find a coffee shop or library that will work for the time being.

3. Prepare for down time.

With physically moving, packing, unpacking, setting up, trips to the store, there is going to be a lot more working hours left for you (and I bet you’re exhausted). Make sure you have set up content, moved meetings, or just let clients know you’ll be busy during this time.  Don’t try to do it all.

You Might Also Like: MilHousing Nation Podcast Episode 1: Finding a PCS Bullet Proof Career

Do you have a virtual business?  Let us know! We love to connect with other entrepreneurs. (We might even feature you on our site!)

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Mackenzie
Mackenzie is a military spouse currently living in Texas with her husband and son. She is a freelance writer and avid traveler, visiting 65 Countries solo, now taking the baby along. When not writing for MilHousing Network she blogs about family travel at A Wandering Scribbler & Co. while writing novels and binge-watching British TV.
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