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Home Office: Pros & Cons of Working at Home

Working in a home office would be great, right? Well, I think it is, but it’s not for everyone. I’ve been home for a while now and I do like it, although I’m still searching for ways to be more structured so that I can be more successful.

There are definitely good and bad things about staying home all day. I’ve come up with some pros and cons for working in a home office:

Pros for Working in a Home Office

  • Make your own schedule
  • Be your own boss
  • Free to go to appointments for yourself and other household members
  • Work in your pj’s
  • Be home for service calls & package deliveries
  • Be home for the kids and hubby
  • No morning or afternoon commute
  • Sense of freedom

Cons for Working in a Home Office

  • Make your own schedule
  • Be your own boss
  • Free for appointments
  • Work in your pjs
  • Not getting out to socialize
  • It may not be steady income, depending on your businesshome office

How Can a Pro be a Con Too?

You’ve probably noticed that some items are listed under the pros and cons. Some things you may consider to be a pro can actually be a con for someone else. We all have different work ethics and home lives, so it’s not going to be same for everyone when making the decision to work from home.

  • Making your own schedule sounds awesome and if you are good at keeping yourself on a schedule, it works well, but if you’re easily distracted and don’t try to keep to your schedule, you may fall behind on your success goals.
  • It’s great to be your own boss and not have to answer to someone above you, but don’t forget to hold yourself responsible for meeting goals and keeping up your work standards.
  • Being able to go to appointments without having to worry about taking time off work or making up your time at work is great. Just remember to keep to your schedule as much as possible. It’s so easy to let things go for another day when you work for yourself.
  • Working in your pj’s is probably everybody’s dream, but it can cause you to become lazy. Don’t forget to get fixed up at some point during the day.

All in all, for me, there are more pros than cons for working at home, but it really depends on the business you’re in and your motivation and drive to make your home business succeed. Dedication is a key element for success. For more information, check out this great website from Laureen Miles Brunelli for ideas for working at home. Or check out one of my other posts here and here.

Working From Home: Making Extra Income

I’ve been out of a regular job since August 2015 and I’m trying to find ways to earn extra money by working from home. I’ve been combing the internet for ideas and there are a lot of options out there. Some of them are even great. **Update 10/18/16: I’m working part-time now as well as all the online stuff and loving it.

I found a website that allows you to do data entry. It’s only a few bucks a weekday, but hey, it’s a start. A big plus is that they always pay when they’re supposed to. Your earnings are transferred to Dwolla, which is like PayPal.   **Update: I’ve written a review post on this site with more information. You can find it here.

I also found a lot of sites that pay you to answer surveys, watch videos, click links, etc. I haveworking from home found that Swagbucks   is the right choice for me. Income can be as small or large as you want, depending on the amount of time you want to spend. I don’t like to do surveys at all so I spend most of my time on videos and clicks.  I typically make a dollar or two each day. **Update: Here’s a link to a more extensive post about Swagbucks. And here’s one for part two of that post.

Since I’ve decided to try my hand at working from home, I’ve also been trying to start up my crochet business again. I’ve crocheted for years off and on, and I’m attempting to ramp it back up by doing sales on my Facebook page.

I’ll share more information, photos, and links to all of these small ventures and some other work-at-home ideas in future posts. And if anyone has some great recommendations for ways to earn extra money please feel free to share them! We’ll explore our options together. Lord knows, we can all use a little help earning extra money.