- We can lounge around in pajamas all day.
Lounging. I wish.
- We don't really "work".
For some, work is measured in physical exertion. But I don't think that applies here. Someone is considered "working" even if they go to an office and sit behind a desk all day. Location doesn't matter. I work. End of story.
- We don't make any money.
- We make tons of money.
- We can watch all the TV we want, take breaks anytime, etc.
- I have all the time in the world to watch your kids, run your errands, etc.
Breathe in, breathe out.
This is the biggest problem I have. But I'm beginning to think it does no good to tell others that I work for a living. People think that because I'm home, I don't have a "real" job. But I've written on that before (in this article) so I won't elaborate further.
You wanna work at home?
If you're going to work at home, just know that it takes a lot of real work, determination, and persistence to make it worthwhile. And it's ten times harder to keep up with when you have children. You can't just say you want to work at home but then make no effort to do so. And know that working at home means that you will most likely work HARDER than you did outside the home. This is especially true when you are first starting out as you learn and create a name for yourself.
Is it worth it?
You betcha! Now that I've gotten to a point where I'm pulling in a fair amount, I am more confident in the knowledge that I can, in the near future, pull in enough to reach my goals. But it has taken me a long time to get here and I didn't give up.
If it is something that you really want to do, don't give up on it. And I would like to recommend a friend's blog called Work at Home where she lays all of her experience out for you for free to let you determine how to best choose how you want to earn your living at home.