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The Biggest Challenges With Work At Home Jobs

26 October 2011 No Comment

Having work at home jobs offers many benefits and conveniences for people who desperately need to work out of their home. However, if not carefully considered, working out of the home can also be a very difficult way to make a living. The image people often get when they think about working from home is one of luxury and ease, when in reality, work at home jobs take a high level of self-discipline and time management skills. Below are a list of some of the biggest challenges to working from home.


A job outside of the home offers structure and an environment that allows workers to focus on work. There are no kids, pets or doorbells(usually) at the common workplace outside of the home. In addition, many workplaces prohibit personal use of computers or this is usually monitored heavily. There is management to ensure work is completed.
At home, this is not the case and new home workers are often surprised to find out how hard it actually is to manage their own time and stay focused on the work at hand. As a home worker, you are in charge of completing the hours and/or  and meeting deadlines. If you are late with deadlines or constantly distracted, this will become evident in your performance and most likely, the employer will not keep you on.

Work At Home Jobs Are Work

Often prospective home workers are lured in by scams that lead people to believe there is a system that allows you to sit around while your computer makes money for you. There is no such system. There are ways to make money through affiliate marketing. Running websites with ads will certainly generate money but the fact of the matter is, with either of these, you will work your tail off to get website traffic and do what it takes to maintain it. So, while you are in a sense earning money, you must work hard to continue earning such revenue. Learning how to generate money through affiliate marketing or ad placement takes a lot of learning, as well as some trial and error. This will not generate an income immediately either. These types of money making methods are not the same as an actual work at home job. With work at home jobs, you will be either an employee or independent contractor for a company doing work much like you would with a job outside of the home. In fact, it is becoming more common for businesses to employ home workers in order to save overhead costs. But, you will be required to work. Working at home typically requires you to either work a certain amount of hours per day or have specific assignments turned in by a certain time. Either way, you are responsible for your hours.


Working at home can become very lonely if you don’t make it a habit to get out regularly for the sake of social interaction. The isolation and being stuck at home can lead to depression, weight-gain and anxiety. This can be a downfall for very outgoing people who thrive on human interaction. While others tend to like being alone, excessive isolation is still unhealthy. It is possible to find work at home and also do independent work that requires you to leave your home. Mystery shopping, merchandising and courthouse research assignments can be a great way to add to your income and get out of the house while still working independently.

There are challenges to work at home jobs and jobs outside of the home. Work, no matter where it is, requires motivation and desire to succeed. Working out of the home is the answer for many people sincerely needing a way to earn money from home. It is very possible to make it work and learn how to manage time effectively.


About The Author: Traci Dillard-Bell is a home worker and owner of All Stay At Home Job Bank http://allstayathome.com

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