Work from Home – Conclusion

Work from Home – Conclusion

This is my eighth and final part in my Work from Home series. I have written this series for anyone wanting to escape corporate life or fearing they may be forced to leave because of our current world economy. I wanted people to know there are other ways, other choices they can make.

I  have known Robert Kiyosaki, the author of Rich Dad Poor Dad for more than 20 years. I first met Robert when I attended a course he ran in Perth, Western Australia. It was called “Creating Wealth” and was held in an office tower in the heart of the city.

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Robert made a prediction I will never forget (mainly because it was far from my reality at the time).

Robert had personally worked with the late  Dr Buckminster Fuller (or Bucky as he was affectionately known) who had influenced his thinking. He said that “one day this office block and the others in this and other cities will be retirement housing.

He predicted people will not come to the cities to work. They will work from their homes and be connected by technology yet to be invented.

Wow! I thought it was impossible but here I am writing this article in a seaside town in Queensland Australia connecting with people all around the world.

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It is my wish that you see that it is possible for you to have a life while building a business from home.

If you have not read my earlier posts you can find them here.

Even if you do not read the earlier posts you will see by this list I have covered a variety of different ways you can make money and work  from home with the use of the internet.
There are many other ways you can work from home as I  listed in my first post. My husband finds commercial properties for investors and is a mortgage broker. He does this from home. I know graphic designers, computer tech support people, bookkeepers, accountants and other professionals and tradies  that work from home.
There are penny auctions sites that people are making money from and there are people who place ads and banners to make money. The list goes on and I am sure there are countless ways people are earning money online that I have not heard of so please leave me a comment below if you are someone you know has a different way to work from home.
I have been in business most of my life mainly with my husband and in partnerships with others. We have had big overheads with premises  and staff wages to pay. I know I do not want that in my life again as I found the big overheads stressful.
The choice to work from home without all those overheads is much more my idea of freedom and you can outsource the tasks you cannot or do not want to do.
If you do work from home or if you are thinking of it the one thing you should include in how you make money is a method with leverage and a residual income. That is the only way you will ever attain real freedom. My next series on my blog will be looking at the ways you can make residual  or passive income.

I hope you have enjoyed my Work from Home Series. Please leave me a comment below and let me know what you think. Do you work from home? Do you know anyone who is doing something from home I have not mentioned in this series. Please share this post with your friends.






Sue Price
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49 thoughts on “Work from Home – Conclusion

  1. Donna Merrill

    Hi Sue,
    I totally agree with that prediction. Heck, I predicted this myself a few years ago. This is why I started Internet Marketing. I wanted to be the forerunner for my clients to create either a back door plan or a total change in lifestyle. So, here we are years later and many have taken my advice either on a part time or full time basis. It is also why I moved from the metro area to a peaceful surrounding place. People thought I was off my rocker, but now they got used to calling me or skyping me instead of visiting me at my office.
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    1. Sue Price Post author

      Hey Donna

      So nice to meet you on the hangout today. I was excited when I saw we were in the same group 🙂

      Oh I am sure you predicted the shift. It is so nice to have another way to do our businesses. I am glad you too made the move you have and I am sure your clients are okay with it.

      I wrote this series as there are still too many people who do not see they have choices.

      Big hug to you too.


  2. Gen

    Wow Sue I love that you have worked with Robert Kiyosaki. The one of the first books to get me into the idea of working from home and creating the life I wanted was Rich Dad Poor Dad. I knew after that book that there would be a way for me to make it happen.

    I also love the point that you bring up the fact that being home actually cost you less in over head. I think that having all those expenses would drive me crazy. I can see how that would be a big stress.

    I love the post and look forward to your next series.
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    1. Sue Price Post author

      Hi Gen

      Oh wow I am so glad Rich Dad Poor Dad inspired you like that. It has been a catalyst for change for so many people. We used to get the Australian and New Zealand emails in our office. It was so rewarding to hear the ways people had been moved by that book. Robert if pretty amazing but you you know the funny thing is because I knew him way before he was famous he is still “Robert” to me. Just with more fame and money 🙂

      Oh yes having all those expenses and overheads is a worry. I have had many sleepless nights when times got tough.

      Thanks for your feedback Gen I appreciate it.


  3. Adrienne

    I love your conclusion Sue and I do hope that those who haven’t ventured into anything will be sure to read over all your posts so they can make an informed decision on what direction they would like to go.

    I know for myself that I didn’t predict anything. All I knew is that I didn’t enjoy what I had always done and wanted to change my life. Here I am, working from home and absolutely loving it. Plus, I’m now connected to you who is on the other side of the world to me. It seems that way I must say.

    Appreciate your honesty in sharing this topic Sue. Hope you’re having a wonderful week.

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    1. Sue Price Post author

      Hi Adrienne

      I am glad you like my conclusion. I really wanted to write this for people thinking of venturing into our world of home based business.

      You know Robert predicted this trend way before we had the internet! He is a real futurist. I would love to have that skill but I do not.

      I agree with you and love that we can connect with people around the globe. I was so excited to finally meet Donna on our hangout this week. I just love technology and what it can do for us.

      Enjoy the rest of your week Adrienne and happy shifting of Mom.


  4. Ken Pickard


    Don’t you just love technology?! Being able to not only connect with others from around the world, but to also build long lasting relationships.

    I’ve heard you mentioned about your relationship and work with Robert before. I’m always thrilled to hear of your connections and stories. They inspire others to build those powerful relationships. But all that wouldn’t have started if it wasn’t for the desire from you to reach out and connect.

    I could have never predicted where we would be with all this technology but I’m grateful for it.

    Ken Pickard
    The Network Dad
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    1. Sue Price Post author

      Hi Ken

      Oh yes I do love technology and the relationships we build. Hey you know everyone who has commented here so far is from the other side of the world to me. As an Australian I used to have a sense of isolation prior to the internet but not any more.

      I would not have predicted this technology either Ken. When Robert made such a bold statement it was before the internet and I thought he was a bit insane 🙂

      I have been blessed to know quite a few famous people. Some of them like Robert I knew before they were well known. I have learned a lot from many of them and I am sure I added value back the other way.

      Thanks for your comment Ken


  5. okeu

    First of all, I held up the thumb for you and your husband.
    I very much agree with your thinking, because the current development of Internet technology is evolving rapidly, as well as online business is very much like ebay, amazon, and especially in my country Indonesia for example like kaskus.
    I am also in the business online (making newspapers online) for example like this, and want to continue to grow this business, because it is very promising if we work with were full, and also can see the business opportunities that will develop quickly.
    But for now I’m confused, because I got a job that his salary rather than general, and on the other hand I was a lot of ideas to be developed in this business.
    Since I was very impressed with my friends who have had a newspapers online business since 2008 and his inclusion in the first month nearly $ 150.000/month.
    Hopefully someday I can like him or even more than him … Amen

    1. Sue Price Post author

      Hi Okeu

      Thanks for your feedback and for sharing your own situation. I understand your conflict of wanting to put more time into building your own online business but at the same time having a job. Many people start off in the hours they have away from their job and build an income to a point they can leave there job. Would you do it that way?

      I just went to your link in your comment and a header came up but there was a message saying “page not found” I am guessing you are still building the site.

      All the best with your venture.


  6. Oliver Tausend

    Hi Sue,

    isn’t it interesting that predictions that are hard to believe are most likely to come true ? The issue is that many people are overtaken by the technological progress and left behind. Sometimes it’s their fault because of their resistance and rejection of change.

    Thanks for a wonderful conclusion of a wonderful series.

    Be blessed

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  7. Steve

    Sue what a series I think you have covered the subject from top to bottom and the more I read the more I am convinced I have made the right choice in pursuing this. Your absolutely correct technology has made this all possible. From me reading the blog to me commenting on it. Our ability to reach out and influence others from the comfort of our homes has never been this powerful and will only get more so. That is why I choose to work in technology because of the ever present and looks like never ending need for it.

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    1. Sue Price Post author

      Hi Steve

      I am sure I left out some ideas for working from home but I think I got the message through 🙂 Oh and I am sure you have made the correct decision.

      I agree with your comment on choosing technology but my only reservation is after our experience in the company we were both (or are ) in. They have a long way to go!

      Thanks Steve


  8. Carol Lynn

    I love when people make those types of predictions. I’m sure at the time, everyone said… oh right, this guy is just throwing some wild ideas out. Some “technology that hasn’t even been invented”?? Sounds crazy, right? But it turns out to be pretty prescient. It’s always fun to look back and see where we were and where we’ve come. One day “the internet” is going to be in the history books right along with the Industrial revolution and the Renaissance. It’s changed so much about how we do business and what we even consider business. It’s gives us so many opportunities to change our lives. Personally I’m glad I got to see a part of it – I can only imagine what will happen in the next 20 or even 200 years!
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    1. Sue Price Post author

      Hey Carol

      You are spot on with the reaction Robert received with that prediction and I am sure some people thought he was crazy.
      I am sure you are spot on with your prediction of the internet going to be in history books. It has absolutely changed the way we do business and many other things.
      I too am glad I have been apart of these changing times. When I think back to the things we take for granted that have been invented in our time. I cannot leave the house without my cell phone and to think back to the fact my parents did not have a telephone in the house until I was about 10. Wow imagine no telephone!

      Thanks for your comment Carol.


  9. Sylviane Nuccio

    Wow, Sue, first of all I want to mention, even though you already know this, that you live in a beautiful place 🙂 Lucky you!

    I always find it amazing when people are able to make predictions some fifty to hundred years in advance. There are really visionaries whose visions become reality.

    This was really a great series you had here. Thanks for it all 🙂
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    1. Sue Price Post author

      Hi Sylviane

      I do live in a beautiful place. I was born and grew up on the other side of Australia which is nice but not as beautiful as here. When I first visited where I now live on vacation I fell in love with it.

      I agree some people really are visionaries. Robert also predicted the GFC and that did not make him so popular but he was right.

      Thanks for your feedback on the series. I hope it helps people who hate their jobs etc see there is a better way.


    1. Sue Price Post author

      Hi Lesly

      Thanks for your feedback on the series and yes I have had lots of experiences. I think sometimes we forget just how much we have experienced.
      It was great to work with Robert and to have known him for these years. His first book Rich Dad Poor Dad was published in Australia and it was here it first became a best seller. He has a real love of Australia as does his wife Kim.


  10. Leo

    Thanks for this inspirational series, Sue. Since I work at home as a web writer, I can only sing the praises of that lifestyle choice. Any information management occupation, such as the careers you mention, is particularly suited to home work. Those looking to start a business should consider work-at-home options first because of the lower start-up costs.
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    1. Sue Price Post author

      Hi Leo

      Thanks for your feedback I appreciate it and great to hear you also work from home. It makes perfect sense to do so in y our profession. And yes your point on low start up costs is so important.

      Have a lovely weekend Leo


  11. Mandy Allen

    I work partly from home, I do have a shop and all of those things that you disliked about business, and I can totally see your point! I am trying to move to an income that will allow me to be home for work all the time. I do sell well on ebay, but the income isn’t so much that it will take the place of the shop income. So I strive to make more online income, much the same as many I suspect.

    Enjoy the journey.

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    1. Sue Price Post author

      Hi Mandy

      Thanks for your comment. If you have a shop you know what I am talking about. It is great you are also striving to build an online income. It takes time and is not an overnight thing. I know many people who do make good livings online but I am yet to meet one who made it without perseverance and time.

      You too enjoy your journey.


  12. Viola Tam

    Hi, Sue,

    Thank you for your informative and thought provoking series. I trust that they will serve as a ‘trigger’ for others to consider what might seem remotely possible for them.

    I’d like to share this with other friends here (sorry that I do not know who said this… I saw it in one of the presentations): Somebody has done it. Some will do it. Why not you? Why not now?

    You have made the options so clear that it is up to the individual to decide if he or she would like to take up this path to ultimate freedom. No, you do not have to move to the seaside if you don’t want to. Yes, it is all about CHOICE. You have the ultimate choice relating to where you want to work. To me, I love working OUTSIDE home as a netwowrk marketer. To you, working AT home may be your choice. It is the freedom of choice 🙂

    I appreciate your insights, Sue. I look forward to your upcoming educational blog post on ‘leverage’ and ‘residual income’.

    Viola Tam
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    1. Sue Price Post author

      Hi Viola

      My intention with this series of posts was to have information for people searching for a way to build a business from home. I really hope it helps people.

      I think that quote sounds like Jim Rohn. I know he used to say the Why Not you, Why not now? at least. I saw him a couple of times when he came to Australia and remember that part of it. I think the whole quote as you have it is great as if someone has done is – it is proven 🙂

      Absolutely it is about freedom of choice. I think that is the ultimate freedom. I do also enjoy meeting people in live situations I think I would go crazy without it. I just like not having to go to an office after doing that for most of my life.

      Thanks so much for visiting my blog Viola and for your comments.


    1. Sue Price Post author

      Hi Leslie

      Thanks for your feedback on the series. My aim was to create information for anyone wondering where to start online and if in fact they should.

      I too am enjoying getting to know you. It is great we are in the same group again.

      See you on our hangout 🙂


  13. Richa

    You have concluded it well, Sue. I agree that corporate life is not for everyone. Me and my brother both have worked in corporate environment for a considerable time and were too messed up. Then we got into internet marketing and now we are earning way better than our full time jobs, that too from the comfort of our home. You have put together a great series which can be of great help to people who are stuck in corporates but not have enough courage to give up their job to start something new.
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    1. Sue Price Post author

      Hi Richa

      Thank you for sharing you and your brother’s story. That is awesome to hear and should encourage others. Thanks also you your feedback on this series. I really appreciate it.

      Have a great day


  14. Romy Singh

    Hello Sue,

    I never predicted anything. I always try to do what I love, what makes me happy and that leads me to the blogging. I never thought that I’d be a blogger, I never predicted it but I’m here and I’m enjoying it.

    I love to connect with people, I love to help people, I love to share, I love to make my opinions and all these leads me to the blogging. And after getting started with blogging I realized how I can pay my bills with blogging, so I started to work more harder to get some money flow in my pocket. Today I’m making a decent amount thanks to affiliate marketing, site flipping, banner selling and freelancing. 🙂
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    1. Sue Price Post author

      Hi Romy

      Thanks for sharing your journey in blogging with us. I am sure others can be inspired by your experience. And how nice you are doing something you love. It sounds like you were born to be a blogger 🙂

      Clearly you have monetized your blog and talents well. Great to hear and well done.

      Have a great day.


  15. Chloe

    kudos on this most important subject. your work from home series hits the nail on the head and i agree full-heartedly with trying to make things work from the comfort of your own home. i’ve been trying to get others to do the same. these are friends who complain incessantly about working “for the man” in a city they are not particularly fond of and certainly do not appreciate the long commutes. while it’s easy for some people to change their work environment, many people are frozen with fear. it does, indeed courage to make such a huge life change but in the end, it’s totally worth it in terms of peace of mind, flexibility and comfort – not to mention being away from office politics and silly rivalries. i say, good riddance to those!
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    1. Sue Price Post author

      Hi Chloe

      Thanks for your comment.Oh I so agree with you about long commutes and office politics. I will never miss those!

      Yes there is a good deal of courage needed to make this change. It is scary to give up the income you receive from your job. Albeit there is no job security any more when someone has a job then it is tempting to keep it.

      I think the best thing to do is start your home based business off part time and then phase out of your job over time.


  16. Zack

    The future, indeed, is working from home. Reducing your carbon footprint is the way to go, not to mention the fact that it’s a real pain to drive to and from work! I work from my house and don’t think I could go back to working in an office, no matter how excellent the place of employment was. There’s simply no comparison to having the flexibility, happiness and freedom of being on your own. And a previous commenter is absolutely spot on with office politics. At home, you will joyfully avoid all of that stress making BS, the stuff that takes a toll on your health and well-being. I don’t think I could work any other way now.

    1. Sue Price Post author

      Hi Zack

      Oh I so agree with you on the drive to and from work. I used to commute for over an hour each way not so long ago!

      And I think most of us will never miss the office politics. You are spot on and it does take a toll on our health.

      Thanks for commenting Zack.


    1. Sue Price Post author

      Hi Mei

      Thanks for your comment. I agree working from home can also benefit business owners. It is a new way of life for many of us.


  17. Nina Corales

    Working from home have a lot of upsides and downsides. Hence, we cannot completely say that it will work for everyone. The efficiency of working from home will depend on the nature of your business or enterprise.

    1. Sue Price Post author

      Hi Nina

      I am sure working from home is not for everyone. For me there are way more upsides than downs. But sure that may not suit everyone. You need self discipline and not everyone has that,

      Thanks for your comment.


      1. Elaine Salt

        Hi Sue,

        I agree that those people who have self-discipline are the ones who thrive in this type business. There are people who failed to succeed in working from home because they do not know how to prioritize things.

        1. Sue Price Post author

          Hi Elaine

          I must admit I found it difficult in the beginning working out of home. After years of going to a business it was an adjustment. I made it though.

          Thanks for your comment.


  18. annet

    While this isn’t the case for me personally, working from home is not for everybody. It does have its pros and cons but by and large, the majority of the people I know never consider it for the following reasons: 1) they can’t forget about work when they’re done if they work at home; 2) they gain weight because the frig is so close 😀 3) they earn a predictable and regular salary, meaning no surprises and fluctuations in income; 4) they have constant interaction with people inside a work “community”, something they don’t get as much with at home. Some folks really need that kind of connecting with people. Yes, that is something I miss but not enough to get back into the rat race and work “for the man”!
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    1. Sue Price Post author

      Hi Anne

      You have some interesting points here 🙂 I agree with your first one. When you work from home it is always there with you. I never forgot about work when I went to an office though. Your second one is funny with the fridge being close. I used to snack way more in an office as there were always people sharing food. I can see that some people might eat more though.

      The predictability of a salary is very important to many people and what I think keeps many in jobs even if they do not like them. Yes there is community too although I now have an online community so it is just different.

      There are things I liked about going out to work but more I like working from home. You are correct it is not for everybody.

      Thanks for your comment and have a great day.


  19. Lee

    The ability to work from home is becoming a reality for more and more people. Big companies are beginning to realize that it makes good financial sense. Robert K, was smart in predicting the future, because the future is here, right now. There are so many products now being developed to facilitate the work at home opportunities for workers.
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    1. Sue Price Post author

      Hi Lee

      Thanks for visiting and for your comment.

      Yes more and more people are working from home for sure. I live in a coastal tourist town in Australia and the reality is there are not enough jobs so many people are finding other ways to make an income.

      You are spot on there are now many choices we have in products to promote. I love it.

      Thanks Lee