Let us now set forth one of the fundamental truths about marriage: the wife is in charge.

~ Bill Cosby ~

Work From Home Now

February 28th, 2012 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 31 secs

Sure you can work from home.

It was the promise offered twenty years ago. You and I would all be able to work from home, thanks to the advent of technology and more flexible working hours.

So what happened?

Today, in Australia at least, a mere 1 million people work from home. Despite all the advances, it seems the need to work together is resisting the convenience.

So how will you ever overcome the odds and successfully work from home? The answer lies in your commercial usefulness.

Jobs where you can work from home right now include:

  • Personal assistant
  • Events organizer
  • Self-employed architect
  • Photographer
  • Writer
  • Copyeditor
  • Artist
  • Party-plan salesperson (involves working in other people’s homes)
  • eBay Seller
  • Cottage industry work (producing craft, foodstuffs, and so on)
  • Accountant/Bookkeeper
  • Direct marketer (via the Internet).

Plus, a number of office-based jobs can allow at least some home-based work to occur. Providing you are willing to go out into the community, you can at least work from home for a good chunk of your time.

Being able to work from home certainly seems appealing. You can skip the traffic jams, and maybe even sleep in. But there are also hidden hassles to factor in. For starters, you must be a self-starter.  Nobody will make you achieve but yourself. So if you aren’t blessed with plenty of get up and go, it’s going to be an uphill battle going against the flow.

You’ll also face the loneliness of working alone. Not mention the distraction of other things to do. Deciding on doing your work from home risks blurring the lines between job responsibilities and having a place to escape. Add kids into the mix and that wonderful home-based role can turn into a patience-straining nightmare. Imagine being on the phone in a professional mode and your youngest bursts through the door in a wail of tears. It isn’t easy being a parent and professional at once.

But it can be done if you have the will to do it. More than any other factor, your decision to work from home is the most decisive factor. Work towards it and you can make it happen.









  1. Paul says:


    I do work at home and i am very happy about it.

    No traffic jams, no Tear gass from the police over demos in the city, no polution from traffic, no noise, no office rent, no pick pockets.

    Every think is simply happy.

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