The dream of working at home is happening for a lot of people. The advantages that come with the job are being discussed in forums, personal posts and articles in popular websites on the internet. No wonder more and more people have shifted towards working at home using their computers and its spreading like wildfire. The lure of having a job that provides for your family while letting one live a life with the family proves to be too great for a lot of people.
Looking at the analytic, the number of people who Google work from home opportunities is growing very rapidly. As I have said, social media has a lot to do with that. The internet population have multiplied in folds and with it comes the flood of people wanting to do their hobby of going online as a full time job. I’ve just logged into Facebook a few seconds ago and boom, there is another article posted in the timeline about “how good life has been since shifting his work into his home” – and it came from one of my friends. With all the hype that’s been circulating, I feel that we need to step up with the responsibility of educating people that like a real job, working at home also comes with its own set of worries.
Let’s break some popular myths about working at home which makes the job come back down to earth a little.
- The job lets me stay in bed – this one is arguably what gathers the most people to come into the picture. Some people who are not yet into the fray of online jobs may be thinking that working at home can be for slackers. Well you can do this, but if you do, expect that you’re not going to get anywhere. You’ll miss deadlines and be without a job in no time which will probably force you back to a regular job in a few weeks.
- It lets me be hands on with the kids – one should also take this claim with a grain of salt. Working at home should be treated as it is “WORK”. It’s not “playing at home”, it’s not “lying around at home” it’s not even “taking care of the kids while earning at home” kind of job. As someone who’s currently on the industry, I’d like to think of it as – one gets to actually do something with the time that would otherwise go into the travel to the office.
- Working at home makes one want to never go back – there is a survey that says about 90% of people doing their jobs at home are willing to go back to traditional job. This dramatically goes down to 60-50% range once the person reaches the 5th year and onwards on having a work at home job. The question really is can you survive that long in this industry.
The bottom line is working at home is not for everyone. It is not wise to dream of it while ignoring the worries that come with it. The really smart ones do es research on both angles so he can develop strategies around them. Become this before you Google work from home jobs.