Is Working From Home Really Worth It? – Work Home Careers

Why you should work from home


The reason you’re on this page is probably because of the question stated above in the title. That’s a very interesting question! Nowadays many people want to work from home, but what is working from home actually? 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, which is working from home. So I’m going to explain to you how you can make money at home. 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 things that are more important 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 don’t think so, that’s not enough. And I don’t think it’s healthy to work so much each day, especially when the kind of work you do is heavy.

  • 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: Write an eBook

Interesting? I think 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

Start your Affiliate Marketing Business Now and Totally FREE

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 you find out I told you a lie, or something incorrect, then please! get back here and leave me a nasty comment! (check my comments)

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,














  1. 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.

    • 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,


  2. Minhaj

    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

    • 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!!

  3. Roy

    I’m a retired schoolteacher just recently into learning about affiliate marking. Have the drive and determination to make a success of it, but it isn’t easy. Meeting guys like you who are experienced and willing to share your knowledge is a great motivation for us amateurs. Feel more determined than ever after reading your article. Thank you.

    • Money Maker

      Hey Roy,

      It feels so great that the time I spend in my articles is being appreciated. I love helping people and reactions like yours make me want to help more! 

      Make sure you read my article about Motivation. I hope you’ll get some insight on how to keep your motivation fueled.

      Let me know if you need any advice or if you need a hand with anything (websites, articles, motivation,…).

      Your Pal,


  4. Brendan

    This was a very interesting page and I am taking it to heart. I am also a WA member and crave the same at-home success so I can travel and do whatever I want.

    If possible, I would like some advice on what you think a beginner like me (making zero income so far) should do?
    Thank You!

    • Money Maker

      Hello Brendan

      I’m very glad you are because that’s where you can make that succes come true. My advice for you is:

      1. Gain knowledge => Act Upon It!

      2. Don’t concentrate on how much you’re making so far. Concentrate on how much you would like to make and how you’re going to make it happen? The answer lies in my first advice. 

      If you ever need a hand just send me a private message. 

      Your Pal,


  5. Excellent and informative website. A dream come true for just about everyone: “fire your boss”. Absolutely possible, personally I have almost never had a boss, not that I didn’t want one early on in my early working life, but they didn’t seem to want me, apparently because I didn’t have an education and credentials to show. So okay then, if I wasn’t good enough for them, I decided to become my own boss.

    So, definitely, working from home is the answer for everyone, educated or not.

    Thanks for sharing,

    John ツ

    • That is exactly what I mean! It’s about firing your boss instead of having the chance to gt fired yourself. Being your own boss is seriously the best thing you can do. You can work whenever you want, and you won’t have the fear of getting fired.

      And that’s the best thing about it. The once who are educated can use their education to become successful and the once who are not educated can educate themselves! The internet is FULL of useful information.

      I’m totally going for it, along with you John!

  6. Good Day,

    I liked the way you constructed this post and explained everything bit by bit.

    I worked all my life as an employee till present and tried many ways to have passive income online. But, the road is bumpy in real. I’ve felt many times as if “making money from home” is an alternative keyword for scam, until I’ve found WA.

    We all need guidance and support and definitely Wealthy Affiliate is the place for anybody.

    Cheers for sharing information.

    • Hello Sarim,

      You’re absolutely right! Before I started with WA, I ran into multiple SCAMS. But I’m very grateful that I didn’t fall into them. That’s why I really did my research on Wealthy Affiliate before joining. I have even made a review of my own being just to the point about this online platform. And the best thing is, to see it for yourself.

      Keep up the good work and let me know if you need a hand with anything, Sarim.



  7. This Logo thing I found on your About me page is very cool, The Tourist. On point when you identified a critical difference with Wealthy Affiliate compared with some of the affiliate competition. You can and are able to talk to the Co- founders. On top of that, you can make more money with it than with your day job and even quit your day job if you take pleasure in doing it full time and retire early. But when it comes down to it, you sum it up in your following statement: “What’s time if you don’t spend it the right way?”

    Many Thanks


  8. I found that to be very important, Riddel. There is NO platform like this one, where you can simply just ask your question to the founders of the platform. They can help you further since they have more than TEN YEARS of experience. That means that they have seen the market change and evolve, and what the best ways are to make money online.

    Being able to make more money than with my day job together with the fact that I can work whenever I want are one of the most important things that motivate me to do this kind of “work”.

    You’re very welcome!


  9. RN Didi

    I also believe working from home and working for one’s self is the best way to earn money.

    I’m still not there yet, but I’m working hard to one day not having to depend on anyone to make money.

    One of my friend is working at home, but not for herself. She says she misses working with people. She’s very extroverted and loves having people around her. But she has young kids and decided to work at home mainly for them.

    So I guess working from home isn’t for everyone. And another negative impact would be that there’s no separation between work-life and personal life since both are now at home.

    But I’m still willing to give it a try, as to me, working from home, or from everywhere, as a matter of fact, means being on the path to financial freedom.

    Thanks for the great article!

    • Working at home is not for everyone indeed, but it isn’t a negative thing. Everyone can do what he or she likes. But I personally think that many people would love to be independent and be their own boss. And working from home or from wherever you are is one of those ways to become your own boss.

      You mentioned the work environment you would be in if you “work from home”… The thing is, all you need to make your website and your website content is your laptop/tablet/smartphone and an internet connection. You don’t have to be at home to do that, I know people who do such work in a coffeeshop… So you have other options. And when you start making big money you can live in a place where you have an extra room for your office. So when you would like to work you can do your work in your workspace. There are many solutions for that little problem so it isn’t really a problem…

      Thank you too!

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