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Many people work on their side gig from home. It’s important in todays day and age to be your own boss. If you’ve found your way here, we bet you’re interested in earning money, and completing surveys for rewards is one of many ways to add a little to your income.

Working in what is still considered an unconventional setting can be a challenge, especially for those amongst the new workforce at home.

Be your own boss

Why Do You Want to Be Your Own Boss?

Your own boss? How great is that? With a business in the home, you call the shots. You enjoy less stress, realize your self-worth and abilities when you are your own boss. You can work from home and leave work at work. There is so much satisfaction of realizing that you are capable of doing anything you put your mind to. Don’t waste another day working for someone else’s success when you have the power to be your own boss!

How to be Your Own Boss

Whether you are just starting out on your own or have been working the 9-to-5 routine for a while, being your own boss can seem like a daunting task. But no matter what your circumstances are right now, becoming an entrepreneur will offer you more independence and control over your life.

Ask yourself, are you being paid what you are really worth? If your answer is no, then maybe it’s time to start your own business. Take your career into your own hands!  With the flexibility of working from home and more time for yourself, you can step out on a new path. Find yourself again, take charge of your future and enjoy life. 

Tips for Being Your Own Boss and Maintaining Focus

We have gathered a few true tips for finding your balance and maintaining your productivity while enjoying your natural surroundings. 

Stick to a Schedule

Don’t fall into the trap of thinking “as long as I get in 8 hours, I’m good,” and leave too much wiggle room in your start and end times. An easy trap to fall into is completing home tasks during what should be work hours. Don’t do the laundry, wash the dishes, clean the bathroom, or vacuum the living room using the justification that you’re “right there” so you have time. Don’t run 2 hours of errands when you should be working. Even if you commit to those 8 hours a day, do you really want those 8 hours to be from 3pm to 11pm?

Decide what hours you will commit to work to be your own boss.

Set Up a Dedicated Work Space (That Isn’t Your Spot on the Couch)

While you may not have the extra room to make into an office, endeavor to find a space you can set up a desk or table you can work at. Don’t consider your couch, or worse yet, your bed to be your work space. By having a dedicated space, you train your mind to focus and commit while sitting there. Only do work there and educate those who live with you that when you are there, you are working.

Dress for Success

Okay, we’re not saying you should be in a suit and tie, or that snappy pantsuit you know you look great in; what we’re saying is don’t work in your pajamas. This aligns with point 2 of not working on the couch or in bed. Get showered and dressed. Brush your hair. Refresh yourself and step away from the slumbering you of the night before, and dive into working you.

Besides, you never know when you’ll get the “We need a video conference in 5 minutes” email.

Don’t Skimp on Legitimate Breaks

Just like when working in an office, you need to get up and move every once in a while to maintain productivity and clarity of thought. Set an alarm on your phone, or a reminder on your personal fitness tracker, to get up and move. Is there a great Thai place a short walk away? Go there for lunch. Stretch your legs, nourish your body, and refresh your mind with a walk and lunch.

Pay attention to yourself. Notice when words start to be nonsensical because you lost your focus as your own boss. Notice when your back gets stiff from not moving. Those aren’t the signals to say “I’ll take a break now.” Those are the signals that say “I should have take a break 20 minutes ago,” and adjust accordingly.

You Are Not an Island

Don’t fall into the trap of losing all socialization. Being your own boss doesn’t mean you to shut yourself out from the world.Especially if you work at home full time. If you work for an employer, make a plan to be “in the office” so many times a month so you get that face-to-face time with other adults (not just your local barista who knows your order on sight).

If you work for yourself, it’s even more important to get out of the house. Can you visit clients or vendors? Can you knock on some doors? If not, if your entrepreneurial efforts don’t need that kind of boots on the ground focus, then go back to #4. Take a walk and discover restaurants and cafes in your area. Strike up a conversation at the post office. Visit your mom after work. Just be sure you don’t become a hermit.

How to Be Your Own Boss With No Money

Whatever you do, whether you work in a traditional office setting or at home, survey completion with PointClub can provide a little more cushion in the wallet. If you’re on the fence whether you would be right for survey work, be sure to read our article “Who is Right for Online Survey Work?” and see if you are on the list.

When considering your options, you should know the following about PointClub:

  • Fill out your profile, this helps PointClub give you surveys you best qualify for.
  • PointClub grants signup bonus of a free 5,000 Points ($5). Once you have confirmed your email, points go directly into your Point Bank.
  • We have one of the lower payout thresholds at $25, if it’s your first redemption you have the option to redeem for a check. All redemptions will be paid out by GiftCards or PayPal.
  • Follow our Facebook page for special offers, updates, and useful articles.

Haven’t signed up yet? Now is a great time to begin earning that extra pocket cash! Join Pointclub today!

If you have questions on your account, or need clarification on any process, please Contact Us and we’ll be happy to help.

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  1. I suffer with Multiple sclerosis (MS). That’s why I started doing surveys, with my health I do things on a feel like baiss. I work on many sites.
    I’m am hoping to earn enough to help support me. I would like a little spending money.

  2. I found this site by happy accident… I have attempted several surveys and many have not needed my specific information so I just proceed onto the next one.. sometimes it’s easy sometimes you have to attempt several before completely finishing one and getting credit.. im still new to this so any support and advice is appreciated!!

  3. I love Point club and I really want to see what kind of gift cards you offer please

    1. Good morning, Barbara

      When you sign into your dashboard, next to the word PointBank you will see an arrow pointing right. Clicking on that will open your PointBank details. Click on the “Set Your Goal” tab. Here you can select your redemption goal, and click through the gift card options to find the one you would like to receive.

      Thanks!

    1. Good morning!

      When you sign into your PointClub account, you will see your PointBank balance information on the left margin. Beside it is a double arrow. By clicking on that you will open your PointBank information. The first tab is titled “Set Your Goal.”

      From here you can set your redemption target, and you can scroll through the list of available gift cards at that target level. Just click on the one you’d like and it will be set as your redemption option.

      Card choices and targets can be changed at any time right up until redemption.

      Thanks!

  4. One of the better survey sites I have seen – and the comments at the end are pretty good too…. keep ’em coming! 🙂

  5. I love this site . AS I also suffer from MS and work from home doing surveys. This site is awesome. But I get a lot of boot outs why ?

    1. Hello, Jennifer!

      Our support team may be able to assist you with determining what might be going on. Please email them at Support@PointClub.com, and explain with as much detail as you can what you experience, and they can take a look for you.

      Thanks!

  6. I would like to get the problem of the polls on my account since and register on the site did not respond any poll please resolve the problem and I will be a big job on the site and thanked us

    1. Hello, Sadam

      Our support team may be able to assist you with determining what might be going on. Please email them at Support@PointClub.com, and explain with as much detail as you can what you experience, and they can take a look for you.

      Thanks!

  7. I recently left my job cuz of health reasons and to stay at home with our 1 year old girl. Money’s been really tight since my husband is the only one working right now. I’m so glad I’ve found PointClub and other apps/websites to do surveys and such. I’m hoping to make extra income to help take some of the stress off my husband.

  8. I love this site. It keeps me going and the comments after the survey are encouraging. Looking forward to earning lots of extra cash.

  9. Work with your patterns. Whether you know it yet, or not, you have a most productive time of your day. Take the time to learn when you are most productive and cluster your work tasks into that time window.

  10. I recently left my job cuz of health reasons and to stay at home with our 1 year old girl. Money’s been really tight since my husband is the only one working right now. I’m so glad I’ve found PointClub and other apps/websites to do surveys and such. I’m hoping to make extra income to help take some of the stress off my husband.

  11. THE BEST APP. I HAVE EVER HAD THE PLEASURE OF BEING APART OF. THANK YOU POINTCLUB FOR FOLLOWING THROUGH ON EVERYTHING YOU SAID ABOUT THIS APP. GETS 10 STARS PLUS FROM ME.

  12. I do this because,i have a controling husband give when he wants.Need my own and I’m On SSI

  13. Love this site it’s so easy but earn points! Thank PointClub for this opportunity!

  14. I expected an opportunity to earn at least $5 a day, which would have been helpful for me, but there is no such scope here.

    1. Good morning

      Completing surveys online should always be considered a means of earning some additional income, but there is no guarantee as to daily earning potential.

  15. After having been WFH for almost a year, I’ve learned these rules are imperative to be successful

  16. I struggle with many health issues including copd and heart failure so I do not make it on everyday, but still love PointClub because it is so easy and fun to earn rewards while at the same time giving your opinion on various topics.

  17. I newly signed up with pointclub, although i admit that my main reason for joining here is to add up some extra income for my children, i am pleased to find out that there is more to it than just earning few extra bucks. I like solving quizzes like odd one out and reading small articles like “Maintaining focus as your own boss” it has refreshed my mindset and helped me to review my goal to become an online worker. I chose to leave my 9pm-6am office routine to have more time and focus on my children. I appreciate sites like this. I hope pointclub continues to grow.

  18. Point Club is the best! Take ur time, be honest! U will see point club is such a great site!

  19. Not entirely sure when I shall be offered surveys to complete, but I intend to be patient for a while. This site seems like the real deal,although time will tell.

  20. I love doing online surveys and in some cases I not only earn extra cash or gift cards but get to try new products. Most recently I got a free vacuum cleaner to keep from Schlesinger Associates. It is a Dyson Shark and I love it. All I had to do was write a review about it.

  21. Still, skeptical regarding these surveys always want to purchase something I am in ths for additional income

  22. This is one of the better survey sites out there. I’ve been a member for under 6 months and have earned at least $100 so far. I belong to a few different panels and currently have over $1000 in Amazon & PayPal credits & I’ve already made plenty of purchases… definitely can’t earn a living & won’t pay the rent but sure helps out for Birthdays & Christmas…

  23. I do surveys and have joined Point Club to give my opinion and find new things. I try to spell words correctly, use punctuation and grammar correctly and use all forms of media, social, print, and internet versions of print, television, and radio. The paper news and entertainment forms are as relevant today as always. Thank you for letting me be in this community.

  24. Enjoyed Pointclub for Years.Only way my family Eats out,I earn a Restaurant Gift card with my points.once used on pay pal get my Husband a pair of Shoes.love your site and appreciate being patient with us all.I’ve told others about your Awesome site as well.Thank You All at Point Club for what You’s do for us all.

    1. Hello, Allen

      Apologies it took a bit to respond. If you click on PointBank when logged into your account, below your progress wheel is either the gift card you selected or if you haven’t selected yet, you can scroll through to see what is available.

  25. Love this site,the gift cards to.Be nice get plastic one through the mail And Also More Surveys go through would be Totally Awesome.

  26. I am really happy to have found PointClub! The surveys are diverse, the site has a fun environment, a lot of extra things to do, I can actually get a reward in a matter of weeks, getting the reward don’t take forever, l can learn new things, has a level of responsibility for the participants, and feel like I’m accomplishing something useful for companies and myself! It’s quite hard to find a website this good online with so many of them promising this, that, and whatever and not following thru. PointClub is Awesome!!

  27. I’m a stay at home mom and I wanted to earn some extra cash and give myself something to do other than clean and chase my two littles around. I enjoy doing surveys and giving my feedback. I’m glad I found PointClub.

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