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How To Benefit from Working At Home

By Edited Nov 22, 2013 1 5

Why are so many people seeking legitimate at home work? There are so many reasons, almost too many to list, but in this article some of them will be addressed. For instance, perhaps you are interested in at home work because you would like to cut back on your gasoline use, both to save money and to help the environment. Well, as you already know, at home work can be a great way to cut back significantly on your gasoline usage, particularly if your previous jobs outside of the home have required you to commute long distances.

Things You Will Need

You will need a strong desire to work at home and the willingness to pursue home based jobs seriously.

Step 1

Speaking of commuting long distances, another problem with long commutes (and another reason people end up seeking at home work) has to do with the high level of stress they experience during their long commutes. It is not easy to sit in traffic, or to deal with irate fellow drivers suffering from bad cases of road rage, only to arrive at your office (perhaps late, due to traffic) to be barraged by even more stress and chaos.

Step 2

Another way that people can save a significant amount of money and dramatically reduce their overall stress level when they make that transition from office jobs to at home work is by spending much less money on their wardrobes.

Step 3

After all, if in the past you have primarily worked in jobs that required you to dress in "formal business" or even "casual business" attire, this means that you have had to spend hundreds (or even thousands) of dollars to acquire and maintain (i.e., dry-clean) such a wardrobe. However, if you make the transition into the world of at home work, you only need to get dressed up when you feel like it, not when a boss demands it of you. Otherwise, you can dress super casually and comfortablyand of course you can spend a lot less money in the process.

So, as you can see, legitimate at home work and saving money really can go hand in hand. And of course any time you can cut back on transportation and wardrobe expenses, you are doing yourself and your family a huge favor, especially in these incredibly challenging economic times.

Tips & Warnings

Working at home is not for everyone, but if you are hoping to stay home with your children, or to homeschool, or to do anything else which requires you to be at home most of the time, telecommuting may be the answer for you. For more information on this subject, read this piece, or this one.



May 24, 2009 8:08pm
I agree with you. Just to add. The plus points of working at home is that there are no politics or an over-demanding boss too. Less headaches ;-)
Sep 20, 2011 7:46am
Hi sharkreef. Thanks for the useful comment. I agree with you that it is a great way to avoid office politics and unreasonable bosses.
Sep 21, 2011 1:45am
You have some great points Rachel, about staying at home to work. Now if only I could earn enough to pay the grocery bill every week.
Sep 21, 2011 6:18pm
Very good point, Ddraig. Thanks for the comment!
May 28, 2012 8:05pm
When I worked in the city and faced a one hour plus commute each way, each day, I dreamed of working from home. So my favorite, favorite thing about working from home is the zero second commute!
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