At the time of this writing I have never worked at a real job for a real boss. I can’t say that I know what it is like to be nagged by your boss for 12 hours each workday. I never had a job.
I started making some money when I was 16 helping people out with different projects like painting a room, fixing problems with my friends computers, etc. I stopped doing all that when my family moved. A friend introduced me to content writing and I started working for a website known as The Content Authority. I was not making a lot of money from that website but I was making a lot more than what I was used to earning and I was happy.
After awhile I realized that I wanted to cut the middleman out of the equation and find clients on my own and I did. I was making a decent amount of money and I was having a good time. I managed to save up a significant amount of cash and took some took some trips to different countries. I was having a good time,
Then suddenly my clients all stopped ordering articles from me. I started placing ads for my writing service on different blogs and forums but I only got a few clients who need articles on a semi-regular basis. Thankfully I am still living with my parents so I have my basic needs met. I spent almost 12 hours everyday searching Google for leads for some work. I didn’t get anywhere. I broke up with my girlfriend during that time as well and things just didn’t look to great for me anymore. It was a low point in my life.
Of course, after awhile, I managed to find a couple more clients and I was able to make a bit of money to at least get out of the house every now and then.
So this brings me to the point of this article. Working at home is not as easy as people make it look. You will have to force yourself to find your own work and force yourself to work for certain hours each day. You can get distracted easily while working at home as well with social media and Youtube.
I am thinking at this point I need a offline job because I need to know what it feels like to work everyday under the threat of being fired. Of course, you can learn to schedule your work hours accordingly but it can be quite difficult to focus on work if you never had a real job in your life. Working at home is not a breeze – it is actually quite difficult.
Everything depends on you when it comes to working from home. It is up to you to find your work. It is up to you to work. It is up to you to keep your customers happy. Everything is up to you. When you work a offline job you do what you are told for a certain period of time and then you go home – you get into the habit of working everyday.
Working at home will work for you if you make a habit of working everyday instead of slacking off and taking your time. You need to force yourself to work as if you were working at a real job.
Working at home is not for everyone. Keep that in mind before you quit your day job. You can make it work – but everything depends on you. (no pressure).