Is Working From Home Really Worth It?

Why you’re on this page

 

The reason you’re on this page is probably because of the question stated above. That’s a very interesting question! Keep reading.

 

Nowadays many people want to work from home, but is it really worth all the energy? Is it possible to work from home and earn a revenue that is enough or more than enough to pay your bills and have some extra to save? I’ll give you my answers to those questions, because I’ve been there. I’ve tasted the work from home flavor.

 

It is very important that you get enough information before you start with something. Especially when you want to go for this big opportunity, working from home. I’m going to give you my insights on working from home or from wherever you want. You’ll find that information very interesting since I have already experienced what it’s like.

 

Why I don’t want to work for a company

 

My greatest reasons for working at home are the following:

  • Save more time for more important stuff than work (family, myself, health, …)

What’s time if you don’t spend it the right way? Lost time! And that’s a very valuable thing to lose. Just like your health… Instead of working the whole day I would like to work some of it, relax some of it, and do some work outs to stay healthy. Because when you work from home, it’s very important that you stay fit and healthy. That’s why it’s much better to work out a bit. What’s a half our/day? It’s going to impact your health, and your concentration!

  • Not having to work 8-9 hours/day anymore

It’s really exhausting. When I get home all I want to do is just eat some food and rest. How about my family then, where is the time I spend with them? Just in the weekend? I think not, that’s not enough. And I don’t thing it’s healthy to work so much each day, doing heavy work.

  • I can make more money with it than with a day-job!

Another VERY important aspect for me is: with my day job, I can just earn what I earn every month. But being my own boss, and working online, I have many possibilities. I can earn a few Hundred dollars extra per month. I can also earn a few thousand dollars extra per month… Or even tens of thousands of dollars.

It’s no joke. There are many possibilities of making money online and I’ve seen real payments with these kinds of amounts of money. And I’ll show them to you in the future when I’ve reached my goals.

The moment I realized I was going to work from home eventually

 

That moment was really important for me. I was working in some company folding cartons… 8 hours long per day… I mean seriously… Folding cartons? I was thinking by myself what am I doing here? There’s nothing wrong with doing some day job for a while, but I did not intend to do that for the rest of my life. That was a short time solution for a long time problem: Financial freedom.

Let’s say I work 8 hours a day? There are 24 hours in one day. This Means that I spend almost 1/3 of my life working for someone else. What do I have at the end of that? Nothing, I’ve only made the company more rich. Time is a very important aspect for me, and one of the reasons for that is: You can’t go back in time! If your time is spent, then it’s spent. And I want to spend my time in a good way!

I think it’s easy to choose between working from home, and working for some company almost every single day, doing the same thing every day again. I want to spend time with my family and raise my kids in a good way. Raise them to be good people. People who have a good character and who want to be a positive influence for the community. I don’t think I can achieve that while working every day for almost the whole day. I don’t want to raise my kids and learn them that in order to live a good life you need a “good job”.

It’s possible to have a good job, when you’re the boss of a company for instance. But that’s not where I was heading with my Accountancy diploma. I was headed for stress. That’s what that kind of work would give me. It’s fun when everything is just right at work. But if I would make a mistake or something, that’s where I was going to suffer from the circumstances. Work home careers are very much different. That’s why I decided to give it a try, and I’ve liked it very much so far!

 

Working from home: Pros and Cons

 

There are many ways to make money, and one of them is by working from home. Let me tell you an example of my day working from home:

I get up in the morning, and breath in some fresh air from outside, because it has such a great influence on me. It makes me feel fresh and energetic. Then, I have some good breakfast with my wife to get my day started.

When that’s done, I simply open up my MacBook Pro and start working on my website. And you should know that I used to have no knowledge at all about making websites. I’ve all learned this on a great Free platform named Wealthy Affiliate from which you will see my review down the page. I take many breaks, every 30-40 minutes, to get my concentration back up.

 

When I’m done I go out for groceries and some inspiration. I spend some time with my wife, and I go to my parents to spend some time with them. In the afternoon I like to spend some time reading books or listening to some seminars.

I have listed out some pros and cons for your so that you can get some insights.

The Good:

  • Work when you want
  • Work how you want
  • Work about what you want
  • Spend more time with your family
  • You’re right there to help if something serious happened with your kids or wife
  • You can earn a lot of money (even become rich)
  • Lots of possibilities to make money from home
  • Fun and exciting
  • You only need a computer and a WiFi connection!

The bad:

  • In the beginning you need to combine working from home and doing some other job until you start making money from home. (but that’s not really a problem*)
  • There are many work-from-home SCAMS

I think the last part is very important for us to know. Because, as you’ve probably heard, there are many working home opportunities, but also so many scams. I’ve seen some of them, and I’ve seen some good programs too, which I will tell you more about in the next part.

(*Working from home and your day job at the same time is not really a problem, because you know that your day job is just temporary. And while working your day job you can come up with ideas. And another good thing is: you get to see every time you work your day job, why you want to work from home or from wherever you want)

 

How to work from home for free

 

So like I said there are many opportunities to start your work from home business. But what we like to do of course is start free. There are many options.

Example 1: Calling people up and asking them questions for a survey.

Example 2: Make your own products and sell them online or on the street.

Example 3: Make YouTube-video’s. (Professional video’s)

Example 4:

Interesting? I thing not.

 

What I find to be very interesting is: Affiliate Marketing. You can start completely free having an online job. The only thing you need is a WiFi connection and a laptop or a computer, which most of us probably already have.

The next thing you need is the know-how. There are many platforms where you can learn how to make money from home. Like Wealthy Affiliate for example. Wealthy Affiliate is an online university that teaches you how you can set up your professional online business. You don’t need any products of your own or money to start either. It’s the one platform I know that is REALLY FREE, and my number #1 Recommendation!

At Wealthy Affiliate you get instant access to the following 12 Classrooms:

  • WA Affiliate Program
  • Keyword, Niche & Market Research
  • Everything WordPress
  • Authoring & Writing Content
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Pay Per Click Marketing
  • Social Engagement & Marketing
  • Website Development & Programming
  • Local Marketing
  • Video Marketing
  • Email Marketing
  • The Wealthy Affiliate Platform

Check out My Personal Review.

If you didn’t understand the things stated above then don’t worry! I didn’t understand them when I started at first either, but here I am now, explaining stuff to you. That’s why Wealthy Affiliate is such a good way to go, they tell you everything that you need to know and explain every subject in detailed video’s. At Wealthy Affiliate:

 

You can start with no knowledge about affiliate marketing or whatsoever

They have a great community that helps you whenever you’re stuck

You can ask your questions directly to the 2 founders of Wealthy Affiliate!

You can start completely free

 

I say give it try, you’ll find it amazing! I mean, why not? What’s holding you back?

When you wake up in the morning, you chose what clothes you’re going to wear.

When you get outside, you chose which route you’ll take to your destination.

When you go to a store, you chose what you’re going to buy.

Now, you have this opportunity before you… You can choose to go for it (because you have nothing to lose) or you can leave money on the table and walk away. But that’s not what we’re going to do.

Let’s take a look inside Wealthy Affiliate, you’ll find me there too (for almost two years now!). If you don’t like it there or I told you a lie, or something incorrect, then please! get back here and leave me a nasty comment!

How to get started?

 

Just click on my Getting Started page!

 

If you have some questions or you need some advice, make sure you leave me a comment and I’ll get back at you asap!

 

Your pal,

 

 

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4 Comments


  1. // Reply

    Hello and thanks for sharing, your post has tons of great information. I believe that working for yourself has so many benefits that is why many are turning and have turned to online business. When you think of things like setting your own hours and making the kind of money that you always wanted to make not to mention spending time with family. Working for yourself I believe is the best way to go.


    1. // Reply

      Hey Norman,

      I agree with you. There are tons of benefits when you work from home. It’s much less stress and much more exciting. It’s an adventure to be honest, because the online platform is so big. Now I’m still combining working from home with my dayjob. But it got much easier since I got started with my online business. I say keep going untill you reach your goal, no matter how hard it may seem.

      If I can help you out with anything just let me know through the comments or at WealthyAffiliate! Here’s my profile: TheTourist

      Your pal,

      TheTourist


  2. // Reply

    Working from home and being your own boss is definitely worth it.
    Starting an online business doesn’t take much investment, unfortunately, there are a lot of scammers that make you believe it’s really easy if you buy their products.
    This is why I am glad that you mentioned Wealthy Affiliate, they provide all the tools, training and support to start an online business.
    All the best


    1. // Reply

      My point exactly Minhaj. There are a lot of scammers that claim they have a waterproof program, but the only thing they’re after is your money.

      But not at Wealthy Affiliate, and I’ve seen it. (Check My Wealthy Affiliate Review) You can start free and it stays that way if you want to.

      I’m so glad I found this amazing community!!

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