Whats Your Favourite Thing About Working From Home?

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I love being able to get up when I want to get up and work in my pyjamas! LOL!
I am pregnant at the mo so for me its great to be able to be comfy when I am working.

What is it about working from home that you love so much?

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  • Profile picture of the author DotComBum
    It's more free time for myself and more money.
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    • Profile picture of the author Net Solutions
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      Setting my own schedules, writing my own checks, living my own life..
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      • Profile picture of the author brewerent
        I enjoy making more money in a day than I used to earn in a week at most of the jobs I've had in the past. The commute is much shorter and I never have to wonder where I'm gonna' have lunch. :rolleyes:

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  • Profile picture of the author Brendon Zahrndt
    Babysitting children instead of adults.
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  • Profile picture of the author icwtommy
    Sleeping in till 8:59, instead of getting up at 6am and then commute for 2 hours!
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    • Profile picture of the author juninhop
      1. being able to set your own timings
      2. not having to answer to a "boss"
      3. being able to spend more time with your family
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  • Profile picture of the author onegoodman
    Being your own boss while you are in your pajamas lol
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    • There are lots of things I enjoy when I'm working at home....

      Having a fully-stocked kitchen close at hand and not having to go out for lunch or coffee.

      Not having to share a bathroom with other women. Sorry, ladies, but there are a few of you who are pigs in public facilities.

      Productive breaks. Start a load of laundry, unload the dishwasher, scoop the litterbox, all kinds of mindless stuff that gets me away from the computer and thinking about goals.

      Not having to keep the music or video turned down.

      The freedom to go upstairs and take a nap without having to drive 20 minutes to get home (and worrying about falling asleep on the way).

      The choice of whether or not to go TO the office.

      Keeping the felines company.

      Segging right up to the counter at the post office and handing over the outgoing mail.

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  • Profile picture of the author Gene Pimentel
    Being able to work half-day every day. I even get to pick which 12 hours each day.

    I wouldn't trade it for the world :-) (well, maybe the world).
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    • Profile picture of the author im1217
      12 hours? Doesn't sound like freedom to me. I work a day job 8 hours and can then work online stuff at leisure. I get all weekends and holidays off.


      Originally Posted by Gene Pimentel View Post

      Being able to work half-day every day. I even get to pick which 12 hours each day.

      I wouldn't trade it for the world :-) (well, maybe the world).
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      • Profile picture of the author PatrickP
        Originally Posted by im1217 View Post

        12 hours? Doesn't sound like freedom to me. I work a day job 8 hours and can then work online stuff at leisure. I get all weekends and holidays off.
        Your statement about getting weekends and holidays off says a lot about what you think of work. For some of us work IS our weekend, holiday, Christmas all wrapped up in one.

        It is NOT something to be avoided. For us saying you have weekends off from work is like saying oh 2 days a week I do not HAVE to go boating, to the beach, eating and drinking out etc.

        To us work IS a reward and something we prefer to do.

        We would never want to avoid work when it is the most pleasurable pastime we do AND make a bunch of money doing it.

        For me personally I can barely stand even getting dressed and brushing my teeth before turning on the computer to start work and see what new emails, orders etc have come in over night.

        Your thoughts about work is why you probably will never understand the way some of us think, act and live.
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  • Profile picture of the author John Romaine
    Best thing - not living my life by the clock
    Worst thing - the isolation
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  • 1. Sweet Freedom

    2. No Office Politics

    3. Working from home fuels my creativity and I'm more optimistic now than ever before.

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  • Profile picture of the author Daniel22
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    and im just hopin to achieve what u guys already made and also be able to become all those things mentioned above
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    • Profile picture of the author BabyMama
      Originally Posted by icwtommy View Post

      Sleeping in till 8:59, instead of getting up at 6am and then commute for 2 hours!
      Totally agree with this one. I love being chilled and not having to worry if I sleep in or stressing over having to get up at a certain time.

      Originally Posted by onegoodman View Post

      Being your own boss while you are in your pajamas lol
      YES! Another person who agrees with my pyjamas all the way

      Originally Posted by fluffythewondercat View Post


      Not having to share a bathroom with other women. Sorry, ladies, but there are a few of you who are pigs in public facilities.

      Productive breaks. Start a load of laundry, unload the dishwasher, scoop the litterbox, all kinds of mindless stuff that gets me away from the computer and thinking about goals.


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      Totally agree with this one. Especially being pregnant public bathrooms are the worst when you have morning sickness and having a toilet closeby helps a lot!!!

      I get so much more done around the house and have time to focus on my work too.

      Originally Posted by ramone_johnny View Post

      Best thing - not living my life by the clock
      Worst thing - the isolation
      Yeah the isolation is a total killer. I miss just chatting to people and socializing. But it does make it easier to schedule in coffee appointments with friends, and take days off to see family etc when I want not when I can get the time off work.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mr Bill
    Freedom without a doubt. The cash can come and go but my freedom is precious.
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    • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
      These are my 10 favorite things about working at home.

      1. I can make my own hours.

      2. I can attend to emergencies without having to "ask" for time off.

      3. I don't have to drive on the parkway or other highway and battle traffic
      to get to work.

      4. I don't have a boss telling me what to do.

      5. I can work on various projects so that I don't get bored doing the same
      thing day after day like at most jobs.

      6. I can claim items as expenses that I couldn't claim working for a boss.

      7. I can watch TV or listen to music while I work.

      8. I save lots of money on things like gas and eating out.

      9. My car lasts a lot longer not driving so much.

      10. I can come to the greatest forum in the world, any time I like, and
      answer questions like these.
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      • Profile picture of the author Chris Worner
        Originally Posted by Steven Wagenheim View Post

        4. I don't have a boss telling me what to do.
        Sure about that? What about the missus

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    • Originally Posted by WSOHelp View Post

      Freedom without a doubt. The cash can come and go but my freedom is precious.
      Freedom can be illusory, though. Some would say freedom is never having to work another day unless you want to.

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  • Profile picture of the author Steve Wells
    Having my 3 year old sit next to me who plays and watches cartoons while I work................
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    More money, and spending time with my family.
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  • Profile picture of the author JustVisiting
    Ermmm...Easy access to the Fridge...
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  • Profile picture of the author Dan Allard
    My two favorite things are also my worst enemies. Sleeping in and taking breaks whenever I want.

    It's great to be able to work when you want, but at the same time working from home requires a lot of self-discipline. Something I'm constantly trying to improve.
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    • Profile picture of the author EChau
      1. Not having to wake up early in the morning and follow a dress code.
      2. No one to "boss" you around.
      3. Not having to buy lunch everyday.
      4. Doing a job about things you actually like.
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    • Originally Posted by Dan Allard View Post

      My two favorite things are also my worst enemies. Sleeping in and taking breaks whenever I want.

      It's great to be able to work when you want, but at the same time working from home requires a lot of self-discipline. Something I'm constantly trying to improve.
      Me, I'm the exact opposite. I've never been on a vacation where i didn't get some work done (and I'm taking a laptop with me to Alaska next week).

      Let's make a deal: You teach me how to relax and I'll teach you how to be a workaholic. :-)

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        Originally Posted by fluffythewondercat View Post

        Me, I'm the exact opposite. I've never been on a vacation where i didn't get some work done (and I'm taking a laptop with me to Alaska next week).

        Let's make a deal: You teach me how to relax and I'll teach you how to be a workaholic. :-)

        fLufF
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        I think I just use the old "tomorrow" excuse too much. "I'll write that blog post tomorrow", "I'll create that video tomorrow" etc. Been trying to cut back on this.

        Have fun on your trip to Alaska! Don't forget to relax a bit and enjoy yourself
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  • Profile picture of the author mikeybobikey
    Theres not enough characters allowed in this post ... too many things to list for sure

    #1 is NOT working for THE MAN
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  • Profile picture of the author MarkMOZ
    Not having to meet people in person
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  • Profile picture of the author celente
    I sit in my pyjama shorts making money while others are stressing about work, and getting all dressed up, filling up gas tanks, mid morning rush traffic.

    Silly fools.....ha ha LOL.
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  • Profile picture of the author Nathy Curiel
    not having a boss besides my wife ;-)
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    I dont but look fforward to.
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    Sitting on the front porch with a cup of coffee and a laptop watching the neighbors drive off to work
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    Just being able to work when I want.There is no one to tell what I need to do or finish. I am responsible for myown actions
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  • Profile picture of the author Fazal Mayar
    more flexible schedule
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  • Profile picture of the author tracied
    I love calling the shots. It's funny I heard someone say that an entreprenuer will work 16 hours just not to work 8 hours for someone else. So to me it is FREEDOM!!
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    I love the flexibility in my schedule, i can go on vacation and trips anytime.
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  • Profile picture of the author gorufus
    I love being able to go to my daughters school, substitute teach for the day and eat lunch with her. I do it a few times a month. I am a former teacher so, it's cool not being in the classroom everyday, but it still makes me feel good to give back.
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  • - No working stress
    - No fixed time for working
    - No pressure of boss
    - Unlimited worktime
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  • By far, FLEXIBILITY: I get to work whenever I want and wherever I want (crucial for me as I travel a lot).
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      isolation sucks..ouch..
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  • Profile picture of the author DireStraits
    - Being able to pick up a guitar any time I wish throughout the day, to fire off a few licks.

    - Being able to stuff my face whenever I please (i.e. all of the time).

    - I can drink whilst I work and no-one knows/suspects anything (except when I come here and make like a bazillion spelling errors because I can't see straight ).

    - I like working alone; never much enjoyed working with people whom I have no say over, and wouldn't have exactly paired up with voluntarily.

    All of this probably makes me sound a bit immature and undisciplined. I suppose it's true: but I'm allowed to be that, too.
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  • Profile picture of the author Celeste Green
    I agree with you BabyMama. Being preggers too it's really nice that I can take a break in the middle of the day and take a nap when my body needs it. I also love being at home with my little boy and feeling like I'm more actively involved in raising him vs dropping him off at the babysitter (even though I did have an amazing babysitter when I was working at an office).

    Of course, like Dan said, that ability to call my own breaks is my undoing at times too. I've had to really think about my day and schedule times when I can be dedicated to "work" even though I'm at home w/total flexibility. But I'm getting better at it & striking a good balance - love that!
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  • Profile picture of the author Henry White
    The time and money we have saved is no small part of it - to be sure! So is the freedom to choose when, where, and how you work. But seriously, what excites me the most and keeps me "motivated" is getting paid over and over and over for the time and effort I put into creating my own products. That income will continue coming in regardless of whether I'm working on a new project or taking a few years off.
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    • Profile picture of the author jrgattison
      I enjoy the "so-called" freedom I say "so-called" because if you don't watch out that freedom can turn into bondage.

      I love the flexibility as well. I went out the other day about 11:30am and the post office was packed so I left, I was trying to sneak and get a super sized french fry so my wife wouldn't know and the drive through was too long so I left. I kept thinking to myself "What the H*** is going on? Don't these people have jobs to go to?" Then I realized it was lunch time. I hadn't been out in the streets at that time in a long time.

      That was a revelation! No I just have to work on more automation.
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    • Profile picture of the author davidjames42973
      My favorite things about working from home is not having to spend 3 hours a day driving to a job anymore, getting to sleep in, getting a lot more work done, saving money on gas, getting to take breaks to watch movies, having flexible hours, rarely having to wear shoes anymore, getting to meet up with friends and clients for lunch, being able to go out and run errands, get to enjoy beautiful Los Angeles weather, never having to deal with office drama...

      I can go on and on...
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      • Profile picture of the author Nightengale
        I work from home, but have a real day job: I do call center work, doing tech support. I AM an employee and get a regular paycheck. (I'm just coming out of a season of extended unemployment and don't yet make a regular income online.)

        So I have a boss and regular hours.

        But I am SO THANKFUL to work from home! I have some physical problems which inhibit my mobility and make it difficult for me to go into an office on a regular basis, especially if I'm not feeling well.

        I just finished the initial 6 weeks of training and had to drive down to Ft. Lauderdale every day. I HATED every minute of it.

        What do I love about working from home?

        1. NO COMMUTE! (1 hr each way, which meant I left 1 1/2 hrs ahead of time to account for traffic on I-95.)

        2. No get-ready morning routine. Since I have some physical problems, I have to soak in the tub each day and so my get-ready routine is 2 hrs. I can jam it into 1 1/2 hrs or if I REALLY hurry, into 1 hour. (But that means no soaking in the tub, which isn't good for my skin.)

        The 1/hr-each-way commute plus 2 hr-get-ready routine, plus the lunch hour means I have 5 (count 'em: FIVE!) more hours in my day.

        3. More sleep! No getting up at a ridiculous hour or getting home at a ridiculous hour.

        4. Huge savings in gas for my car. (Not to mention the wear and tear on my car!)

        5. Huge savings on meals out.

        6. My comfortable, peaceful environment! I love my house and generally have music playing (low) and candles burning. We've been remodeling and are now moving into decorating, so things are slowly shaping up.

        It's lovely and so peaceful, a HUGE change from the office environment. (The building wasn't great and the room I was in smelled of mold. Yuck! I think it was in the ventilation system.)

        7. I can do little, personal things on my breaks: eat, get something to drink, put a load in the wash, etc.

        8. I can conduct BUSINESS during business hours.

        I work a split shift, working 9 AM - 1 PM and then 6 PM -10 PM. (I've never worked a split shift before. But customer service generally isn't a 9-6 or 8-5 job.)

        This is HUGE for me. One of my pet peeves with my previous job was my inability to conduct any BUSINESS during business hours because I had a day job. Drove me CRAZY! Yes, I had flex time benefits, but that covers the occassional doc appointment, personal issue (like your car breaking down), etc. I didn't have regular, consistent time off during the business day.

        Now I do. This means I can do errands or even do business stuff (hold meetings, conduct a conference call/teleseminar, etc.) DURING BUSINESS HOURS. Yay!

        Initially I thought I'd HATE working a split shift, but the more I think about it, the more I like it. If you're just starting IM or don't yet have enough income to live off of, then you probably have to have a day job. Trouble is, it leaves little time for building a biz and you generally have to do it in off hours. IM is wonderful in it's flexibility and allowing you to do it in off hours, but it's still difficult when you NEED to do things during business hours (meetings, teleseminars, etc.).

        But either way, you're working a LOT of hours (day job plus biz). My new job schedule just shifts those hours around and give me time during the BUSINESS day to conduct business. Yay!

        My split shift also injects discipline into my schedule. I HAVE to get up in time to start work at 9 AM. No staying up all night and sleeping all day. (I'm a huge night owl and can easily get my days and nights turned around in 1 day flat.)

        9. I can take a nap during my 5-hr break.

        Basically, I like the FLEXIBILITY of my schedule. The traditional 8-hr (9 hrs with a lunch hr) day/commute/go-to-the-office doesn't work well for me. Because of some physical problems, I really need flexibility in my day and little or no commute. Now if my feet and legs blister and swell to the point that I can't walk (yes, it happens sometimes), it probably won't affect my dependability at work (which is key to KEEPING my job).

        10. I can play with my cat.

        11. I can have my purse and phone nearby. :rolleyes:

        Yes, seriously! My new employer makes employees leave their cell phones in their car or check them with security. No cell phones on premises! Since my cell phone is officially an extension of my hand, this was a problem.

        They also make their female employees lock their purse in their car or lock them in a locker on premises. No purses, bags or other small cases (like zippered makeup bags and such) allowed.

        I had a SERIOUS problem with both of these issues. I'm 35, a professional woman who knows how to behave professionally. Such rules (plus the people and environment) made me feel like a high school kid in a bad inner city school. It was insulting.

        I also INTENSELY disliked having to put my stuff through the X-ray machine and step through a metal detector every time I entered or left the building. That tells you something about the type of people they had working there and the environment, though.

        My safety is important though, so I'd rather have it than not. But I feel safer at home. AND I'm glad not to have to be around some weird types of people. (It's a large company with a LOT of people.) As a single, white woman with some physical problems, there are just certain types of people I choose not to be around. Though I never felt actually threatened during my training, it was still uncomfortable there.

        That's what I love about working from home. Now we'll see if I'm disciplined enough and savvy enough to get this biz off the ground. Then I can brag about having no boss and working from my laptop in Switzerland.

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  • Profile picture of the author Alex Copeland
    Seeing my family as they get up, as they get home from school/work and as they go to bed EVERY SINGLE DAY x
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  • Profile picture of the author Liam Swift
    Working my own hours is one of the main things that I enjoy. Having no alarm in the morning. Being my own boss, to name a few.

    Obviously there are bad aspects aswell but you asked for the favourite things
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  • Profile picture of the author IMWinner
    I can work with my own time and there are no hassles from traffic going to the office. Work-time is flexible and I can set my own time with my work and my time for my family. I can spend time at home with my family and at the same time, I am earning more money.
    Moreover, there are no alarms in the morning that is irritating and disturbing; there is no traffic to the office; no rush hour; no cruel or rude boss around watching your movement; and most specially, no salary deductions when absent because of fever or not feeling well.
    Even if you aren't feeling well, you can just sit in front of your computer and continue to work from your IM business.
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  • Profile picture of the author Traveler66
    The word that keeps coming to mind is "Freedom" ...

    Freedom to work at 2 am, if I want to

    Freedom to take a break when I want to

    Freedom to listen to music if I want to

    Freedom to watch my favorite show if I want to

    Freedom to work more hours or less hours or go on a road trip if I get the urge to

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    I prefer with a better well set platform with beautiful smell in room, and silence.
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  • Profile picture of the author Backlinksboy
    Life is to live and do things when u want to. Working from home helps me doing things I want. I like to sleep well and wake up when I want to.
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  • Profile picture of the author Christian Chan
    My fave is to watch corporate slaves going to work in the morning.
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    Its nice to be able to do what you want when you want, its the flexibility and freedom.
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    I don't have to be stuck in traffic . . .
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  • Profile picture of the author emmndi
    Not having to encounter the Nairobi City jam especially during the rush hour!
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  • Profile picture of the author raleigh
    A lot of stuff make it my favorite to work from home, not thinking about what to wear to the office, avoiding the traffic jams, not having to wake up in the wee hours of the morning so you can catch the bus and be on time for work. . . but the best thing is having to be beside my 7 month old kid and have to watch him play while I work would be the best ever benefit I have with working from home. . . it's all about family.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jacob Caris
    Reading this thread makes me want this lifestyle even more. I am working full time in an accounting firm at the moment whilst trying to get my accounting qualification and learn the IM trade at the same time.

    After work then study I try and squeeze in some reading time/work on a few of my sites which are slowly progressing.

    Hopefully get there 1 day!

    Cheers guys.
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    • Profile picture of the author BabyMama
      Originally Posted by Jacob Caris View Post

      Reading this thread makes me want this lifestyle even more. I am working full time in an accounting firm at the moment whilst trying to get my accounting qualification and learn the IM trade at the same time.

      After work then study I try and squeeze in some reading time/work on a few of my sites which are slowly progressing.

      Hopefully get there 1 day!

      Cheers guys.
      You sound really dedicated. I wish you all the best and hope that you will someday be able to quit your day job and depend entirely on your internet marketing earnings. Its an amazing achievement when it finally happens
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  • Profile picture of the author philt
    Unfortunately i have a full time job as well as working from home. It's just finding the time to do it.
    I envy you all, but I will get there eventually, and I'm not giving up.

    1/ I look forward to not getting up early and commuting.
    2/ More time with the family.
    3/Doing things when I want to.

    Take care
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  • Profile picture of the author Online Bliss
    I actually work more at home than I ever did,
    but it's worth it.

    Best thing is I only have one boss, The Client
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  • Profile picture of the author davejug1
    A lot of people say the best thing about running your own business online is that you can set your own hours. I only partly agree with this because in a lot of cases, you are running to other peoples schedules. While I might be able to work my own hours, getting up at 3AM to chair a worldwide meeting is not necessarily something I would choose to do under normal circumstances.
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    I like freedom and doing when i want
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  • Profile picture of the author bastion
    Much more money that I could ever earn with offline job.

    And best part of it - my office is where my Mac is! It's like a dream job. I'm waiting for a day when I will travel over the world and work at the same time.
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  • Profile picture of the author JamesGw
    I don't work from home right now, but when I did I enjoyed being able to sleep in. I absolutely hate getting up before I'm ready to. It has nothing to do with time. But having to wake up at 8 every day makes me grumpy and tired. Some days I might wake up at 7, while others I might not wake until 1 PM! It depends on what my body needs, and sticking to a schedule where I wake up at the same time every day is not doing me any favors.
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    • Profile picture of the author Mr Bill
      Originally Posted by JamesGw View Post

      I don't work from home right now, but when I did I enjoyed being able to sleep in. I absolutely hate getting up before I'm ready to. It has nothing to do with time. But having to wake up at 8 every day makes me grumpy and tired. Some days I might wake up at 7, while others I might not wake until 1 PM! It depends on what my body needs, and sticking to a schedule where I wake up at the same time every day is not doing me any favors.
      I LOVE the fact I can go to sleep only when I'm tired (sometimes I stay up for days!) and when I sleep, not having to wake up until I'm fully rested which is usually at the "crack of noon". I used to be a welder and you though waking up at 8am is bad? Try getting up at 5:30 to be at work by 7am just in time to walk into a freezing factory (often colder than outside because the steel absorbs any latent heat) and eating a mouthful of sparks and ear shattering sledge hammer blows with no warning.

      Work sucked for me - 99% of the time (sometimes it was a laugh - but rarely). I ran out of the normal life at the earliest and first opportunity and I'll never go back.
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  • Profile picture of the author sandrasims
    Not having to ask for time off! Vacation, sick days, etc. anytime I want.
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  • Profile picture of the author abbyboy86
    Many reasons...
    1. No boss !!
    2. No pre-defined work hours, work when you feel like or don't work, your choice.
    3. Once you start getting paid, you can make tens. if not hundreds or thousands, with very little effort
    4. No office travelling time.
    5. No dress code.
    6. One can do different kinds of work simultaneously with ease.
    7. Can work while smoking, or drinking
    8. If/Once you are successful, you can party all the time without any tension of any kind.
    9. You have more time for yourself, your family and your friends.
    10. You can take up a day job too, and that too, just for fun
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Meaney
    Not having to wear clothes.
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  • Profile picture of the author ricoramiro
    Nice topic. I'd have to say what I love most about working from home is that my time is my own.

    I don't have to answer to anyone or report to work at a certain time.

    I wake up when I open my eyes.

    I can choose to not work one day.

    I can stop working at a moment's notice and spend time with my family.

    I control my customer service.

    There's a lot that can be said about working from home. And unless you have ever had your own business you don't know the freedom.
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  • Profile picture of the author im1217
    Working at home is cool, but for every positive I see a flip side negative too...why do people that work at home usually ignore the negatives? I work a normal job, but don't boast about only the advantages (there are some). I'll give some examples based on responses above:

    "I can choose to not work one day."

    Response: I can too, it's called vacation or sick leave (yes, I still get paid for these).

    "Not hating reality..not slaving away for peanuts."

    Response: I love my job...don't slave away (40 hours a week) and don't make "peanuts". Just because one person makes peanuts at a day job, don't assume everyone does.

    "Once you start getting paid, you can make tens. if not hundreds or thousands, with very little effort"

    Response: Should I even comment on this one? What BS!!

    Just wondering, what do you guys do for health insurance? Retirement? I guess no one "matches" you.

    Here's a novel idea: Have a full time job AND an online income.
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    • Profile picture of the author PatrickP
      Originally Posted by im1217 View Post

      Just wondering, what do you guys do for health insurance? Retirement? I guess no one "matches" you.
      To answer your questions, pay for our own health insurance and fund our retirement from profits. Same as any business owner does.
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  • Profile picture of the author EricMN
    Being able to work on my time on my terms. Do I want to play with my dog for 10 mins? Awesome! Do I want to jam out on my guitar? Sure thing!

    I also despise traffic, though I am getting DSN to dictate my work when that does arise
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  • Profile picture of the author WebPen
    No boss walking over every 20 minutes to see what I'm doing

    No old guy in the cube next to me that farts, breathes heavy 24/7 and makes "nom nom" noises when he eats crunchy foods

    Not having to do stupid paperwork all day long

    Unlimited earnings potential (instead of a job where your salary can't be changed)

    Ability to wear whatever I want to work

    .....should I keep going on ? :-P
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  • Profile picture of the author jimmynastic
    I love being my own boss......
    This things of writing your CV kills me.
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  • Profile picture of the author vs8598
    Not having to wear make up every morning
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  • Profile picture of the author Lyfe Lyte
    1. No clock punching
    2. No staff meetings
    3. No annoying bosses
    4. No nosey co workers
    5. No Gossip

    I can go on and on
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  • Profile picture of the author saif_ag
    With all honesty, its all about realizing the fact that I don't have to wake up 5 in the morning and go to work for 12 hours a day and listen to some under graduated grumpy manager giving me crap. I like being my own boss and not having anyone telling me what to do. But without me going through all of that, I wouldn't be working from home. So thank you hard labor. Truly have changed my life around.
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  • Profile picture of the author dm101
    I agree with Chris that you have to be careful about the blur between "work" and the rest of your life.

    Absolutely, the greatest thing is to work at your own pace on "your own schedule".

    But notice... to succeed, you do need a schedule. Otherwise you end up in some blackhole or something.

    You might want to check out a really cool thing called the "pomodoro technique". It helps you chunk your time so that you really can create a clear separation of "work" versus the rest of your day. Frees up your mind to enjoy your "time off" more than if you have to always feel guilty that you should be working. There's nothing to buy with the technique. I think it's pomodorotechnique dot com. There is an ebook explaining the system in detail. Download it for free right from the sight. There are even little pomodoro timers you can put on your computer (also free) to keep you tracking your time precisely. In fact... I'm working through a pomodoro right now with my timer in the background.

    Enjoy your life working at home! It's great. And I think it's great that mom's can spend time home raising their kids instead of outsourcing the job!
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  • Profile picture of the author PatrickP
    IMO untrue about needing a schedule.

    People need to understand what has worked for them in the past and repeat that. I am HORRIBLE at keeping a schedule in other parts of my life and doomed me to failure when I tried to do that while working at home.

    When I changed to NOT having a schedule is when I started having more success than ever before.

    Bottom line if you found out that you could lose weight by having a set schedule then do that for your work. If not then don't have a schedule.

    Do what worked for you in the past.
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  • Profile picture of the author ProScribe
    Working from home certainly has it attractions, most of which have already been mentioned.

    Unfortunately I have found them to be a little too distracting so even though I can work from I choose not.

    I have found a little more travel time but a lot more done. I can't handle hanging around the house all day and like to be around other people.
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  • Profile picture of the author JaySaldivar
    Not having a boss is awesome! And the traffic isn't that good either. I think the best thing about working from home is the freedom. You can do what you want if you are making a good income. You want some starbucks coffee? You may go and don't ask permission, or want to go the Barnes and Noble and that's cool to read the latest books. You can sleep late and wake up late. It's really cool. I think that is the real taste of freedom and if you are ambitious you want to more of that and you work smarter to make more money on the internet. Working from home is awesome for the freedom it can provide you.
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  • Profile picture of the author ColinChia
    I.M is the dream door to FREEDOM!

    That's what we all buy into... FREEDOM - because it doesn't come FREE!

    Hope this helps,

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  • Profile picture of the author Dee Odus
    The fact that all I ever need in this life is a laptop connected to the internet, that's all I need to find for myself some sustenance. That's also the reason why I chose to be a programmer (but not professional programmer yet). The freedom is great.
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  • Profile picture of the author shuttle
    Originally Posted by BabyMama View Post

    I love being able to get up when I want to get up and work in my pyjamas! LOL!
    I am pregnant at the mo so for me its great to be able to be comfy when I am working.

    What is it about working from home that you love so much?

    Please share

    it's nice to work at home,,,easy access and less expense and effort of going and returning home...more time with the family and less hard work!
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  • Profile picture of the author brett301005
    I have this time management system where I work for 45 min then I take a 15 min break.

    I learnt it as a study technique many years ago, it works a treat and keeps me focused. It works so well that my grades went up so I was the top 5 in the class at Uni, mainly because I was getting through the work.

    On the 15 minute break I find I recharge if I do something physical as I've just spent 45 minutes sitting at the computer.

    Working from home and taking a 15 min break allows me to get a lot of small jobs and clean up around the place.

    A cheap $10 kitchen timer helps keep the time, I used to use the mobile phone but I lost track of time when makign and receiving calls.
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    • Profile picture of the author Mr Bill
      Originally Posted by brett301005 View Post

      I have this time management system where I work for 45 min then I take a 15 min break...
      That's a great share! Thanks.
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  • Profile picture of the author AngryBird141
    Freedom!...you can choose to work anywhere you want...no rush hour traffic...no nagging bosses...you save on gas...you can be with your family anytime they need you...etc.
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  • Profile picture of the author focused
    Setting my own hours.
    Being able to walk outside and enjoy the birds singing.
    Not having to report to a boss.
    Can wear what I want.
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    • Profile picture of the author PatrickP
      Originally Posted by focused View Post

      Setting my own hours.
      Being able to walk outside and enjoy the birds singing.
      Not having to report to a boss.
      Can wear what I want.
      By any chance have you found a laptop or tablet which you can use in full sun? I have tried a few different ones and also used those sun screen/shields and non work in full sun for me.

      Thanks


      EDIT: oops I read your post fast and thought it said WORK outside and not walk outside.
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  • Profile picture of the author jacksonlin
    Waking up to check how much money you've made whilst you're eyes are still half open!
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  • Profile picture of the author tolxeaquarius
    Well I enjoy the most that I am working for myself at home, No arguing colleagues and no angry bosses. I love to be My own boss and I love it whenever I have clients that appreciate me for work that I have delivered to them.

    I can work from all over the world all I need is an Internet connection. I can be with my spouse anywhere I want to be. And I never have to ride on my bicycle to my work again. Although I always get up early to work but i can take a nap in the after noon.

    Being your own boss is the best
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  • Profile picture of the author BenKJunya
    Getting to play whatever music I want, not commuting anywhere, especially in the rain and definitely more flexibility because unlike an office environment that typically has a set starting and ending time, work hours at home allow me to be more available, to begin as well as stop working at various times anytime!
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  • Profile picture of the author sal64
    erm where od I start?

    No commuting (2nd car hardly gets driven
    No boos
    No people
    Kids, kids and kids
    No stress
    Flexibility in what id do and when i do it

    And the list goes on...
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  • Profile picture of the author 4Frankie
    Do what I want, when I want to do it and spend as much time on it that I want to spend on it.
    FREEDOM - great isn't it.
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  • Profile picture of the author albertosm
    basically it's time
    not being late
    not wasting your time on road traffic.
    comfort
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  • Profile picture of the author Cyprus
    I can be late for work!!!!!!! .....and compensate by leaving early!!!!
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    No formal dressing,
    no, No FOOD restrictions while working.
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    This is time for rest why you think about this.
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