Working At Home Is Wonderful

This is going to be kind of a short post today mainly because I’ve been feeling kind of gnarly for the last couple of days and I’m going to spend the rest of the day sitting on the couch with my MacAir laptop reading some blogs and listening to Frank Sinatra’s Nothing But The Best and some Fleetwod Mac songs I’m going to go get from iTunes in about 5 minutes. This is one of the nice benefits of working at home.

I’d much rather be a bit more active today and go through our regular shopping routine with my wife, but that’s the commitment I have to break today, not one where I have to phone the boss early in the morning and cough or sneeze over the phone to let them know I really don’t feel well. This is another nice benefit of working for yourself, not only can you sit around and do nothing all day (which I don’t recommend very often), you don’t have to grovel to a manager and ask for time off or go in sick and pass around your germs to everyone else at the office because you feel like you just have to be there.

If you want to work at home, something I do highly recommend, you may not need as much income as you think. It’s all in the way you look at wealth, what your priorities are and how you spend your money.

Working at home is wonderful, my wife is much more understanding than any boss I ever had.

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10 Responses to “Working At Home Is Wonderful”

  1. Hi Alan! I’m so with you on this one. Working at home is the bee’s knees! Better than I ever imagined. Though I work just as hard as I did at my day job (10 – 12 hrs/day), the amazing flexibility I now have in exactly when and how I do it makes it like a favorite hobby instead of work. Hence, I have sustained and even growing interest for it all the time. I nap or take a hot bath whenever I want depending on the ebb and flow of my own energy levels and can get even more done than I imagined in less time due to the freedom to do it my way.

    I actually finally left my day job when I asked for a flex schedule and it looked like they weren’t going to give it to me. It just didn’t make any sense! There was no need for me to be in the office. I could do all that work from home and save 2 hours of commuting each day. I even offered to volunteer extra time on the days that I was in the office to train the new lawyers they hired and show them the ropes. It would have been a win-win situation for everyone. But, of course, no dice. That’s the corporate world. I suppose they thought if they did it for me then everyone would expect it.

    My favorite songs these days from Frank Sinatra and Fleetwood Mac are “My Way” and “Don’t Stop.” Enjoy your day off! : )

  2. great insight. Those of us still working day jobs and working our web empires by night envy you! Reading a blog like yours is great for most of us because when you see someone else doing exactly what you want to do, you have something to aspire to!

  3. Alan, nice post. Get better and hope you feel better soon.

  4. I love working at home when gas is $4/gallon.

  5. Lawrence,

    Yea, that’s another great reason to work at home.

  6. What did you do before you started working for yourself and how long did it take you to get to that point? I hope I’m not asking too much personal information.

  7. Yes I do like and enjoyed doing working at home it can safe us a lot of time to be with our family but it is not as easy as we imagine it , it can take a lot of learning and hard work to make it real :)

  8. Working at home IS wonderful. I make it a point to take a three day weekend each week – Saturday, Sunday AND Monday. I take Mondays because I’m still traumatized from the horrible Mondays I experienced when I was doing slave labor, at a J.O.B. I recommend it for all home workers who were once someone else’s employee. It’s almost like a rebellion kind of thing :)

  9. Working at home seems to be great, but some people in spite of working for themselves need an office to work harder. It depends on how serious you are, if you are strict with your timetable at home or on the other hand you spend all the time watching tv or playing videogames…

  10. Great post. You really don’t need all that much money if you want to work from home. Just look at your current earned income and divide that into a per-day average. That per-day average is how much money you need to make per day to work from home doing whatever you want.

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