Work From Home Would Not Work For You

Many people love the idea of being able to work from home or from anywhere. The fact that you can work in bed with your pyjamas on if you like, and not have to commute sounds appealing to many. It is also amazing when you have kids as you don’t have to deal with the expensive childcare fees and all. It also allows me bring up my kids which is a blessing.

Working from home is the dream. I have been working from anywhere for a few years now and I won’t have it any other way. But this way of life would not work for many.


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So why won’t working from home work for you? Here are some of the main reasons why –


You get easily distracted

Now this is a major issue. If you are the type of person that gets easily distracted, working from home would not work for you. With no boss to micromanage you, you could easily find yourself spending hours doing nothing. With the many social media platforms and entertainment everywhere you turn, you have to be serious-minded enough to ignore distractions to work from home effectively.


Addicted to the TV

Being addicted to the TV is a major issue for many, which is why working from home will not work for them. I am not a huge TV fan. I watch few selected programmes on replay. So you will never catch me watching TV all day. Which is why I can get many things done. If you know you will be tempted to pop the TV on while working, then maybe getting a job outside your home would work better for you.


You get easily bored or down when by yourself

I like the company of others and I also like just being by myself. I don’t get bored or down easily because I truly enjoy the company of myself. Being an introvert makes working from home very easy. It does get lonely sometimes, and some days are harder than normal but it works great for me overall. If you prefer to be in the company of others or you get easily get bored, then working from home may not be right for you personality.


Poor money management skills

Working from home usually means you are self-employed. For you to run your own business from home or from anywhere successfully, you must have great money management skills. You must be on top of your finances to make it work. Every penny must be accounted for. If you struggle with managing your money, then a job with a steady salary may be the best bet for you.


No passion

In other for you to be successful, you have to be passionate. No passion means no determination. For you to carry on, especially in the early days when work is few and far between, your passion and determination will carry along.


Working from home is a blessing. It is a dream come true for me and I always count my blessings. But it is not the best for many, which is why I decided to write this post so people don’t struggle with what they are not good at.


Do you work from home? Please share your thoughts on this.

28 responses

  1. Fab post. I’m a freelancer and love working from home. I’m pretty organised so don’t find it too hard to get motivated, if anything I’m more productive now I don’t have to go into an office.

  2. I ocassionally I’ve thought about working from home but was has stopped me from doing this is the fact that I don’t have a way to go about working from home. Now that I’m expecting, I find myself thinking more and more about working from home so that I can have the opportunity to be there for my child. Eventually, that will be the goal for me.

  3. Good article – I fall into the category of being able to work at home- I have all the skills required to remain focused I don’t even care about making great money I just am not a fan of working with people or the public lol I’m in the middle trying to figure out a second chapter plan where I can work from home or anywhere in the world and teaching English on line looks the most lucrative. what do you do?

    • Thank you. Good to find how to work from home. Sounds like it would work for you. I am writer. I also do SEO and other online gigs.

  4. I agree that it is not for many people, but it perfectly suits me since I’m an introvert and thrive best when working alone. I do get distracted from time to time, but that is just part of my ADD. 🙂

  5. I completely agree that a work-from-home career isn’t for everyone. A lot of people need the structure of a regular 9-5 to stay on task and be motivated. Plus, working at home lends itself to certain skills more than others, and some may not have those skills.

  6. I work from everywhere! I agree that working from home is not everyone’s cup of tea but it helps most people to manage between work and life!

  7. The misconception people have is that working from home is smooth sailing. It is so not. You set your pace and you have to time manage. You literally are your own boss and therefore directly in charge of any growth and success.

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  9. Hi Stella! I would love to connect with you. I just decided to start a blog to document my journey as a work from home parent. It’s absolutely awesome to see how many parents enjoyed the benefits of the internet. To me it’s a miracle! I’m following your content. Can you recommend other writers in the same niche? I’d love to hear from others, too. Keep up the great work!

    • Happy to connect with you. I can’t think of any writers in my niche that work solely from home at the moment but will update you once I do.

  10. l work from home, but I’m not self-employed. l clock in and out and track my activities electronically for metric monitoring. I don’t mind working alone. In fact, l prefer it because l can get more work done that way. It’s definitely not for everyone for everyone, though.

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