Work From Home Opportunities - the challenges

Just the thought of work from home opportunities seems so very exciting. Wow, a chance to earn money and stay at home. No commute, no getting up early to dress up for work, and every day can be "shorts and sandals" day at the office. Besides, there is no place like home.

It's a great situation if you're cut out for it. Not everyone can handle working from home. Not everyone can handle working on their own. Even with telecommute ties to a "mothership", working from home has its challenges.

Let's look at some of the challenges of working from home. You'll need to know what they are and can plan to overcome them. Then, let's look at opportunities to work from home that I think are worthwhile to consider, like telecommuting and limited enterprises.

Here is a quick listing of the challenges associated with working out of your house. Just be aware that what looks like a bed of roses has a bunch of thorns in it too.

The many challenges of working from home include limited or none of the following:

  • fellowship
  • supervision
  • guidance from senior staff
  • management interface
  • exposure to others
  • team building
  • teamwork
  • social interaction
  • recognition of time and effort

Work from home opportunities also involve dealing with things that you don't normally have in a regular work environment. Things like:

  • distracting activities
  • noises
  • personal obligations that "come calling"
  • home phone calls
  • friends and family

Also, remember that you'll need a dedicated work space at your home, and this can get in the way of home life. Whether it's a room above the garage, a place in basement, or taking over part of the den, you'll need a place for your work that will be undisturbed.

You may also have to kid-proof your work environment to protect the time you have invested in your work products.

Each of these challenges can be overcome, but it often takes the right employee, the right employer culture, and the right work activity to be successful.

Done with Work from Home Opportunities, take me back to Making Money

There certainly is a broad scope of topics here at Frugal Living Freedom. When you think about it, money permeates so very many activities in our lives, therefore, being frugal encompasses a wide range of interests, from being employed to taking a vacation, and just about everything in between. Enjoy the variety, pick up some new ideas, and start making frugality a part of your signature.

I'm a big proponent of being debt-free, and I mean entirely debt-free - no mortgage payment. It's not essential for financial freedom, but you'll love the feeling once you get there. If you didn't have a rent or mortgage payment, how much more could you do for yourself with your current level of income? I suspect plenty.

If you ever hope to see an abundance of wealth, you need to plug the hole in your boat. The wealthy don't necessarily make lots of money, instead, they know how to hang onto what they make, and make it work for them.