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6 Misconceptions About Working From Home

10/29/2013

Many people are still puzzled about work from home gigs. Some people don't believe that it even exist. Some are interested to join but just don't know how to start. So to give you an idea, I've listed six misconceptions people know about working from home. Yes, I work from home and I've dealt with these misconceptions myself. I admit, I tend to take these misconceptions negatively before, but now, I just laugh it off.


It's been 3+ years since I took the path of non-traditional work arrangement and became a freelance contractor on oDesk. I didn't realize that it's been that long since I started working for myself, at home, by doing projects online. And when I say projects, I mean WORK. I research, collect, analyze, update, review, write and curate data for my clients. It is basically building contents for my clients' businesses while doing things that interests me on the side. It is NOT the usual email, game, Facebook, selfie and chat stuff that people do on the internet. It is more than that. I've learned different skills while working online. Nothing is stagnant. Everything is always changing. My clients are changing, projects and contracts come and go. New projects, new ideas, new experiments, new people, new perspectives are always changing me. When you work for yourself, you discover things you never knew you can do. But for some people, work from home still seems like taboo. It is difficult for them to understand what a freelancer's working situation is like.

If you're a freelancer, self-employed dude, entrepreneur or a work at home mom (WAHM), I know you can definitely relate to the following:

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