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Why Work From Home?

As you know, I am a mother to six children, including a special needs teen all the way down to toddlers.  Being mom has always been number one on my jobs priority list, so naturally working from home would be a suitable option when it comes to exploring income opportunities.  I have experienced a fair share of different opportunities working from home, from network marketing and mlm, to website ventures, to advertising, to secretarial and administrative work for our traditional flooring business.  Currently, I still help manage our family flooring business, handling customer service, bids, and other administrative work, as well as managing my blog and youtube channel, among a couple other website ventures.

Over the years, the job description has changed, and the income has changed.  One thing remains the same.  Working from home is a must for me.  Working from home allows me to keep my number one job at the top of my list, because it allows much more flexibility when it comes to managing my schedule.  I can easily sneak in a couple of hours of work while the children nap, or late in the evening, after the children have gone to bed.   My children get to have their mom with them every day, the main advantage of working from home.  While the pay has varied over the years, the one big bonus check that I continue to receive, is the irreplaceable time I’ve been able to spend watching and helping my children grow.

Of course working from home has some disadvantages as well, such as meeting strict deadlines while the children really need my attention…NOW.  Phone calls to clients can easily be interrupted without warning if toddler number one decides he wants a drink…NOW.  Even the dog may decide it’s a good time to start barking.   Some may miss the social aspect of a job or traditional career outside the home, but I am not among them.  Self discipline is key to success in working from home.  It is a challenge to set aside time for what needs to be done, inside the comfort of your own home.  The boss lady?  Look in the mirror.  In other words, you have to be able and willing to oversee and supervise yourself.

Once you’ve committed to working from home, you may still have yet to decide what to do, and luckily there are a number of options.  Traditional jobs, worked from the comfort of home, can be found.  These include data entry, customer service, assistance jobs, as well as retail.  Creative jobs such as website creation and writing are good options as well.   Many are making money from creating successful websites, including blogs, which can offer many different forms of advertising, as well as product selling and affiliate marketing.  In addition to these options, is network marketing and mlm, where many have found success.  These are just a few of the options available.  Your choice will of course depend on your level of desire, knowledge, skill, and commitment.

The internet is a super highway of information and knowledge, so send yourself to school and take a new road, if that is what you want.  I have spent many years learning about business management, website creation and optimization, creative advertising, networking, marketing, writing, promoting, and monetizing my work.  I have learned it all via research, the internet, time, and experience.

If you’re seeking an informative resource to assist in learning about the many different work from home options, you may find some helpful information which can assist in your research and exploration at www.work-from-home.com.

 

 

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2 Responses to “Why Work From Home?”

  1. on 31 May 2012 at 4:38 pm Jennifer

    So do you sleep? LOL. Just kidding, Wow you juggle alot. I appreciate the article, I do all types of different things from home as well, full-time mother and full-time employee of myself! It’s a struggle to keep work time as “work time” but like you said you have to supervise yourself. Thanks again,

    Jennifer.

  2. on 03 Jun 2012 at 6:54 am Pinay WAHM Blogger

    I totally agree with you. The thing is, there are many things to be explored online, thus, we cannot guarantee instant success. It takes time to learn how to navigate your way to the web but experimenting and courage will take you to a new heights. :)

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