Since I have been working from home, aka doing my own thing on the internet to make money, I spend a lot more time working than when I had a “real” job. Yes, it’s true! I usually work seven days a week, eight plus hours a day. For a lot less money. So much less money, it’s not even comparable.
So lets see:
Work at home = work more, money less
“Real job” = work less, money more
So why do I work at home? Really the equation is just as simple as above:
Work at home = love what you do, happy every day
“Real job” = hate, loathe and abhor what I did, miserable every day and very unhappy
I guess I have reached that time in my life when I am less concerned with money and more concerned with being happy and enjoying life. Luckily, I have a lovely husband who can support us both, so I don’t have to work at a “real” job. He is happier too, since I quit work, because I am happier. Remember, if mama ain’t happy, no one is happy!
I bet you are wondering, what was the job that I had that was so awful? I was a homeowners claims adjuster. Yep, the one that came out from the insurance company when your house flooded, burned, or the roof blew off. Or you got robbed, or a tree fell on your swimming pool. Being a claims adjuster was really miserable, the only saving grace was that the pay was pretty good, (14 years ago) about $60,000 a year plus a free car, but after 15 years of claims adjusting even all that money and a free car was not worth it. Being stuck between the client (we deserve MORE MONEY) and the company (give them LESS MONEY) made every day a bitter fight. It was a horrible way to live, the stories I could tell you, you would not believe but that is fodder for another penny, or two, or three, or forty-seven. A job digging ditches would be preferable, and working at home is paradise compared to claims adjusting.
So, in summary, working at home for me is only feasible because what I make is not absolutely needed for paying the bills. The income I make is too irregular to be my only income. This is my experience, because I only work online doing things I like to do. I am very lucky!
I love to write and create graphics. Come see both at my sites:
Homemade by Jade - my blog for homemaking, recipes and crafts -http://www.homemade-by-jade.com and Jadelynx Graphix - my site for social media graphics - http://jadelynxgraphix.weebly.com/ I also have a great online store: Industrial Decor for Less: http://www.industrialdecorforless.com.You can also find my writing on Webnuggetz, Daily Two Cents, Writedge, and Trendzic.