The Actual TRUTH About Working From Home
Want to work from home?
You’d be able to tend to your kids (or pets), avoid having to plan outfits every morning, and save on commute time and gas money.
You could also live where the cost of living is lower or have the ability to travel more.
The estimated 63 million Americans who already work from home save an average of $3,300 per year. Want to join them?
We’ve been blessed to be able to grow our home-based business for the past 4 years and here is the actual truth about working from home.
The Actual Truth About Working From Home
1. Pants are optional.
Yeah, let’s start here. Most days I wake up and jump right in the shower to begin my morning routine and as soon as I hop back out of the shower, I look for another set of sweatpants.
Some days I don’t even wear boxer-briefs.
The days that I’m actually wearing pants while working my home-based business must mean that either something very serious is happening that day or I have to actually go outside and “adult” for the day.
2. Neighbors think you’re a drug dealer.
I chatted with my neighbor last week and told her, “Hey, you know…I don’t think I’ve ever actually talked with you about what we do and how we work from home. Not sure if it’s a right fit for you or if I’m barking up the wrong tree here, but if you’re open to checking it out, I’d love to send you some information. If not, totally cool.”
This is what my neighbor replied with…
“I totally thought you were a drug dealer or you guys offered some kind of pimping services because you’re always home and outside.” – Neighbor
We, in fact, do not run any pimping services or sell any drugs.
3. Everyone is certain you don’t actually work.
There have been so many times that people will call me up and ask for favors because I work from home. For some reason, they believe that since you work from home you can just drop whatever to help them change their tire because you don’t actually work.
Nope, you’re right. This is just fun money.
We don’t actually work from home. No, instead we sit by the pool all day with martinis and take selfies so just stop by the house whenever. We would absolutely love to hang out all day because you’re right…this is just monopoly money that we make from our home-business. Not really money lol.
4. Your social life sucks.
Can you believe that we have to make it a priority to get out of the house at least 2-3 times a week? We have to force ourselves to get out and see people because when you work from home, your social life sucks and you just hang out with your spouse, kids, and pets.
Don’t take your job for granted!
I am so thankful that I don’t have to make the 30 minute commute to work every day but to be honest, I do miss human interaction at the office and gossiping about how co-workers are annoying AF.
5. Distractions are everywhere.
As an entrepreneur working from home or online while traveling the world, I find it extremely simple to be distracted by everything going on around me.
There are notifications going off with Facebook, new emails coming in, your mom sends you photos of dogs (love you mom!), friends are stopping by to see if you want to day-drink, and still you have a big to-do list to accomplish.
You are your own boss and CEO of your business.
Here’s the actual truth you need to understand if you decide to go full-time with your work-from-home business. There is no one to hold your hand, keep you accountable, and watch over your shoulder to make sure you get your work done.
You’ll need discipline and focus, and it’s one of the most difficult requirements you’ll need in order to succeed as an online entrepreneur.
By the way, here’s a podcast we did that give a few tips to help you focus on time management and help you get the work done that you’ll need to get done!
Like I said, working from home has been an absolute blessing for the past four years as an online network marketer. I don’t regret anything about working full-time from home or being able to work while traveling.
But, if you’re looking to work from home full-time these are the five tips that I can give you to help you succeed even further in your home business and I’d love for you to comment below with any tips that you have as well!
I wish you all the success and happiness in the world!
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