But unfortunately it’s gotten a bad rap.
Believe it or not, there are still people out there who think working at home is just a way to ‘get around’ or avoid real work.
Here are 5 of the Biggest Lies About Working From Home
Lie #1 It’s easy to work from home.
NEGATIVE! Although I admit, working from home definitely has it’s up side, there are many more challenges than you might think. You have to be super good at time management, for example.
The pull to get sidetracked into doing other things is huge, whether you have kids home when you’re working or not. (There’s always that dreaded laundry pile staring at you from the living room couch).
Between the cleaning, running errands and grocery shopping, time can definitely slip away from you if you’re not careful. (Oh yeah, not to mention the constant availability of interesting internet sites to visit, i.e., Facebook).
Lie #2 Working at home is not a ‘real job’.
Wait a minute while I go and spend my real money on some real nachos that I earned doing my ‘fake’ job.
If it’s making money, it’s a real job.
Lie #3 You’ll never become successful.
Ahem, EXCUSE ME? Not only are women around the world working at home and loving it, choosing their own path and following their dreams, but some of them are making darn good money doing it, even surpassing what many of their ‘real job’ working friends make.
Lie #4 All work from home jobs are scams.
This one is a bit tricky because their truly are many, but to say ALL are scams is a lie. You need to check out your options thoroughly before signing on or working for any company, but you know the biggest way you can make sure you’re work at home job is not a scam? Create it yourself by starting your own business! 🙂
Lie #5 Women who work at home are lazy.
The typical work at home woman often works outside of the normal 9-5. Again, the pull of all there is to do, whether it be work related or not, is always right in front of you, 24/7!
And if you’re a mom trying to work from home then you know what I’m saying. Between juggling your business, managing a household, and being in charge of another human life (or sometimes several), moms definitely get the award for working the hardest, HANDS DOWN!
Working at home can be a rewarding experience in so many ways, not only monetarily but in choosing to do what you love and having a flexible schedule that’s centered around your family.
No, that doesn’t mean you don’t work hard, it simply means that you are in control of when you work hard and when you take time to do something else.
I hope reading 5 of the biggest lies about working from home has given you a little insight into what working at home really is, and especially, what it’s not.
Don’t buy into the lies about working from home. Trust me…coffee in hand, PJ’s on, and M&M’s by my laptop…life is good.
Do you currently work at home, or are you looking to start your journey? We’d love to hear from you, please share with us in the comments!