The Pros and Cons of Working from Home on the Internet

Work From Home Working from home, like any other regular job, has pros and cons. For some the pro’s may seem bigger enough than the con’s, and for others may be the reverse. This article will illustrate some of these issues.


  1. Flexibility
    This is one of the single most important point to mention. The flexibility that comes with this kind of approach is limitless and in fact you are the boss of your own work. You can take rest anytime you want, and can engage in work at any time of day or even night as well. 
  2. Authority
    As has been mentioned previously, you are the authority of your work. You do not have to worry about some other people on top of you braking all the time or calling you at work at impossible of times. You are free and are ready to do the job as you see fit.
  3. Good For Health
    Often when you are working outside, you may not be able to come back at home for some meal or lunch, therefore you either have to go without eating or have to be satisfied with fast-foods. But working from home completely obviates this fact and you are always near to the fresh cooked foods of your house. This gives you an edge on your health issues.
    Other than food, you will have more times for sports and healthy activities. Take me as an example, after quitting my 9-5 job, I got more time for my fitness exercise. As a Home Worker, your health must be always in the tip-top condition. Hence, take out more sports activities and enjoy it.
  4. Spare Family Time
    Working from home gives you more spare time to spend with family, which can be of immense importance and a source of great happiness. The quality free time you spend with your family member makes you more refreshing for your work, thereby overall improving your performance.
  5. Work From Anywhere
    Though a regular job in most cases is confined inside a building, a work from approach is actually free from any space or location restriction, and you can work from basically any part of the world. I work from anyway I want as long as give me an Internet connection.


  1. Distraction
    When you are at home, you may face many kinds of distractions from your kids, wives or other family members, as they may not be really aware of your work strategy clearly. Getting an extra room and making it appear kind of an office suit can ride you out.
  2. Lonely
    This kind of work is kind of a lonely in the sense that most of the time you will be working alone. While in a regular job there are plenty of people around you at the office hour. Personally, I will go to the nearest Old Town Cafe / Star Buck whenever I feel lonely when working. I will plan to have lunch with my friends whenever possible.
  3. The Need of Discipline
    Work from home requires a good degree of discipline from your part as you may have to focus for a long time at a stretch doing your work. So people who need constant motivation of cheering up may face some issues.
  4. Same Place Every time
    Working from may become monotonous as the work place is same all the time. Going out here and there may relieve you a bit, but initially it may become a significant bottleneck.

So these were some of the Pros and Cons of working from home. All the cons have workarounds if you are really eager to sustain in this field and prosper, because the pros are really attractive for the long run.

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Comment by sandra Subscribed to comments via email
2008-07-02 02:02:33

another con would be that u’ve to pay some money upfront to some stranger before you even earn the money. a lot of them are scams. would be good if there’re guidelines on how to watch out for scams

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