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​Reasons Why I Chose to Work Online at Home

Reasons Why I Chose to Work Online at Home

During one of my long, 12-hour days at work I made a conscious decision. I decided that I was going to work online at home instead of what I hadwork online at home been doing for years, working my butt off for someone else. However, I had to make sure that whatever I decided to do was going to replace my day job. I decided to start an online business.

So, I went online and started doing loads of research so that I could see what my options were. I had to find out how to work online at home with a training program that was a legitimate online business opportunity.

My research uncovered Wealthy Affiliate, an online community that provides step-by-step affiliate marketing training along with many other benefits. Ultimately, this is the training program that I chose. Before I was all in I had to weigh my options and determine if it was a good fit for me to work online at home. They have the best training and platform, click here to check out my reasons why I chose Wealthy Affiliate. When I chose to work online at home, it was the best decision I have ever made. There are many benefits that you don’t have when you have an employer.

Ability to Make My Own Schedule                                                                                         work at home online

One of the best benefits of being able to work online at home is to be able to have the flexibility that does not come with a regular day job. You can start your workday when you choose and end your workday when you need to.

If you have appointments or errands to run you can do so without worrying about accruing attendance points, being written up by your supervisor, or ultimately losing your job.

Looking Forward to the Work Day

There is nothing worse than waking up knowing you must go to a job that you can’t stand. It makes it so hard to go to work day after day if you don’t enjoy what you do for a living.

Well, working online at home doing what you love provokes totally different emotions when you wake up in the morning and think about the day ahead. The feelings of dread are replaced with excitement and anticipation when I think of working on my online business.

I don’t have the words to describe how great it is to make the decisions on the direction your business is going, making the changes that you feel are necessary instead of having to wait for others to make changes for the better.                                                           african american family laughing

Spending More Time with Family

One of the most important advantages of having an online home business is the ability to spend much more time with my family. I have 2 kids and over the years I can’t count how many landmark moments I have missed due to being at work.

Having a home-based business gives you freedom and flexibility that is impossible when you have a full-time employer.

Save Money and Time

Having an online business means that you don’t have to commute to and from work. This saves you thousands of dollars on gas. This also decreases the wear and tear on your vehicle as well as your mileage will significantly decrease.

Many car insurance companies will give you a discount on your coverage if you use a small number of miles. Of course, if you are not commuting you are also saving valuable time, instead of traveling to and from work you can be working on your business.

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My Final Thoughts

In my opinion, running my online business from home or anywhere else for that matter is like a dream come true. Many people act as if to work online from home is not within their grasp, however, it is.

To start your online business, you will need a website or domain that you have complete control over. You will also need solid guidance and training, you can get all of this in one place, Wealthy Affiliate University.

I started my home-based business with the help of the Wealthy Affiliate, an affiliate marketing training online community.

Don’t waste any more time, start your online home business now and join Wealthy Affiliate membership. You can only benefit from deciding to work online from home. Really, there are no disadvantages. If you have any questions, comments, or anything you would like to add please do so below.

18 thoughts to “​Reasons Why I Chose to Work Online at Home”

  1. What a great article about why you chose to work online at home. That’s been an active goal of mine and I’m trying to make that a reality so that I can get away from my regular day time job at some point. Wealthy Affiliate is definitely the place to learn how to do just that. What’s the most successful thing that’s happened to you since you’ve been working from home?

    1. Hello Brian. Working online is a great way to get away from that day job. And I agree, Wealthy Affiliate is the best place to learn the necessary skills needed for a successful online business. You can check out my reasons for joining Wealthy Affiiiate here.

      I would have to say so far on my journey, the best thing that has happened to me so far is that I have been approached by a couple of other successful programs to write articles about their products. I was truly flattered. This means that they liked what my site was about and the content that I am putting out. This is only the beginning. Of course there is the money but for me success is far beyond that. How about your most successful moment so far?

      Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment and visiting my site. I wish you all the best!

  2. My most successful moment thus far is the first time I earned any kind of revenue. I was beginning to have doubts that this was going to work and also having thoughts about walking away. One day I ended up breaking my site pretty badly and I had to get help from SiteSupport to fix it. I thought I had broken it beyond repair though and for some reason, I decided to check my AdSense account and lo and behold I had actually earned something for the very first time! It wasn’t much just 7 cents, but still, it was enough to show me that this works! Since then my revenue has increased from AdSense (not a whole ton, but it’s in the dollar ranges now) and I’ve earned some affiliate sales as well.

    1. Hello again, Brian. Yes, at times it can get discouraging when you are not seeing any revenue but you are pouring your heart and soul into your business. I also almost walked away at one point but I couldn’t allow myself to quit. I am glad you didn’t quit either. My one piece of advice to you is to keep posting content regularly no matter what you do and make sure you are helping people in your niche. It will pay off.
      Thanks for visiting Brian. I wish you all the best. Keep at it and please don’t quit no matter what!

  3. HI Shwana,

    It is my dream to work online at home. I’m still working fulltime in a job that I love, but I hope to retire early and still earn, and do some travelling.

    I’m a newbie at Wealthy Affiliate and hopefully in two years, I can earn enough to reach my goals. For now, I;’m struggling to have enough time to make posts for my website, but slowly I hope to succeed.


    1. Hello Marita. You are lucky than most of us, you have a day job that you love and for that you are blessed. However, if you can retire early and travel while you are still young enough to enjoy it, that will also be a blessing. 

      I think that with a lot of hard work you will be able to retire and work 100% from home within 2 years. Posting content can sometimes be a challenge because we have to post consistently, do your best. Follow the Wealthy Affiliate training and you will be successful.

      Thanks for leaving a comment, come back anytime. I wish you all the best!

  4. Totally hear you, Shwana. These are some of the same reasons I chose to start online businesses. Family time is precious. Nothing can replace that. Also, it is great to be able to arrange my own work schedule. In addition, the other good reason is that I am able to take time off and travel. I love traveling and am so happy I can afford to do it more now. Another is that I am learning on an ongoing basis. The world is changing fast. The landscape on the Internet even faster. And as I work at home on my online businesses, I am learning from the best – Wealthy Affiliate. The training is fantastic!

    1. Hello Timotheus. As you already know, I also agree family time is precious as well. Working 55+ hours a week for years I have missed a lot of my children’s younger years. Unfortunately, you can’t get those back. I am glad that you are able to do more of the things that you love now that you have your online business. That is what it is all about.
      I also have to give my thanks to Wealthy Affiliate. I love working on my online business and I know that I am getting the best training in the industry with Wealthy Affiliate.
      Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. I wish you much success with your online business.

  5. Very informative post and thanks for sharing this.
    You got my attention there and you are absolutely right. We all want the freedom to spend more time with our family, travel the world at our own pace and be able to afford the things we want. Choosing to work online from home can make that happen if you have the proper help and support.

    I will surely be taking up on your advice and tips here.

    Thanks again.

    1. Hello Richard. Glad that you enjoyed the post. Having financial freedom is a dream for all of us I think even though we may go about attaining it in different ways. Yes, we do have to have support and a lot of help to guide us so we can be successful in making money online from home.
      Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment and for visiting my site. I wish you all the best!

      1. Hi Shwana,

        It’s my pleasure and you are most welcome. I like a good quality post that helps people when I see one and always like to share so others can benefit. You have done a wonderful work here especially the wider areas you touched.
        One thing I noticed these days is that working online from home is amazing but require time, effort and commitment. And I am glad you have covered that area very well. The other thing I want to contribute is helping people understand the difference between blogging and affiliate marketing as the later will make them money faster than the later.
        Let me know your thoughts if you have time.


        Richard U.

        1. Richard. Once again thank you for visiting. I am glad you really enjoyed the post. I hope this article will help others realize their own dreams are within reach.

  6. Great post, these are the same reasons that I started my business online. I want to spend more quality time with friends and family members, have the freedom to do the things I like, and be boss free. Thank you for sharing. I wish you the best.

    1. Hello Hong. I think that the reasons that I listed in this article to start a home business hold true for many people that are working online. When working a day job, we lose so much time with our loved ones its a shame. It’s also nice not to have a boss!
      Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. I wish you much success with your business!

  7. Hello Shwana,

    This is a nice article that speaks to all of us who want the independence that comes with starting our own business. Apart from the excellent points you made, I think starting your own business makes you feel that you’re applying all your talents in something that is meaningful to you. There are too many times when people get ” stuck” in a job where they are not fulfilling their potential. Starting your own online business is a good way to get unstuck.

    1. Hello Thabo. I agree with you, when working on anything that has to do with my business I enjoy all tasks. Not only do I feel like I am applying myself, I also love that I have the control to take any direction that I feel is beneficial. I am not bound to “my employer’s” protocol. I love helping others and with my own business I can truly do this.
      Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment and visiting my site.

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