How to Work at Home

| 10/28/2013 9:21:00 PM

Tags: Working From Home, Jobs, Income, Money, Employment, Brandon Dinsmore,

Brandon DinsmoreIt has been well over two years since I started working from home and I have to say that I love it, although there are some definite ups and downs, pros and cons, consequences and benefits, which I thought I'd lay out for anyone out there interested in doing the same.

First off, let me say that I did not find work through any of those devious and deceptive ads on Craigslist or any other job listing website. There is no such thing as stuffing envelopes from home and earning money.

Second of all, I do not perform the kind of work that one might perform at an office in a bricks-and-mortar building.

Third, no matter what anyone tells you, it's hard work! I probably invest more time working from home than I would if I were to have a normal "city job" although I certainly prefer the former.

Now, the nitty-gritty of it all.  How did I get started?  Simple - it was luck.  The biggest let down of finding work that you can do from home, in my opinion, is that there is no concrete method of locking down employment for yourself.  You must either perform a service or provide a product that people are willing to pay for, and pay enough that you can support yourself or at least pay your bills.

Here are some great examples of work you can do from home that can potentially earn you money:

11/14/2013 5:10:36 PM

Nebraska Dave, I totally hear ya. I spent some time in a corporate environment and I definitely appreciated that I didn't necessarily have to take it home with me. And working from home now definitely carries its headaches since I cannot escape work sometimes. I'm hoping to write more on the subject and give out a lot more resources for people trying to work at home but I can definitely appreciate the concept of leaving it all at the office, especially when it comes to family being only a room or two away.

11/3/2013 8:26:23 AM

Brandon, we live in a country where success can come a humble beginning with only an idea and motivation. Unfortunately, I discovered ideas came far apart and self motivation was low on the list. I settled into a corporate job that fit me well and provided enough to live comfortably. The advantage to that was when I went home I didn't have think about a job until the next day. ***** When working from home, not only do you have the discipline to not be distracted but the family has to have the discipline not be a distraction as well. It's pretty difficult leave Dad or Mom to work when they're just in the next room. Spouses and families are a big part of the success or failure of a home business. ***** Still, I encourage folks to give it a try. Home based businesses can be a great supplement to the income even if it isn't the main income. Who knows what can happen. Bill Gates started in his garage. ***** Have a great day working at home.

10/31/2013 6:40:49 AM

Thank you so much, Mary! I enjoy your writing as well. I especially love what you're doing and how you're going about doing it. I think my wife and I can definitely relate. We've been burning garbage that was left inside and outside by the previous owners of the property for what seems like ages. I'll keep an eye out for any new articles from you because they are a great thing to read!

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