Work from Home

Work from Home

To work from home once would have seemed impossible for many of us but it is fast becoming a reality for people of all ages.

The internet has changed the way we can do business and make an income. People now have the ability to work from home and be there with their families. It gives us flexibility to work the hours we want to and do life at the same time.

Work from Home

If you have a young family it allows you to be able to pick kids up from school, go to sports days, be around when they are on school vacation; all things that elude many people who work a job.

You do not have to have young kids to make the decision to work from home. You may wish for more freedom in your life.

You may be a baby boomer like me who is close to traditional retirement age. Maybe your life savings and retirement fund suffered through the GFC.  To work from home is a great solution if you are in this group of people.

Work from Home

To work from home does not necessarily mean working from the home you currently live in. The internet and many home businesses allow you to live anywhere as long as there is an internet connection. This means your travel time does not have to be restricted to vacation time or retirement.

There is a better way!

In his book “The 4-Hour Work Week” Timothy Ferris paints a picture of a new way of living. He promotes escaping the 9-5, living anywhere and joining the new rich. Timothy suggests we forget the old concept of retirement and saving for the future as there is no need to wait for the future.  If you have not read The 4 – Hour Work Week I recommend it.

I loved the book and the whole concept of building a business while having a life.

There are countless things you can do to work from home. These include things like:

  • Internet Marketing (selling stuff online)
  • Affiliate Marketing (selling other peoples stuff online)
  • Network Marketing – this can be on or offline or best still a combination of both methods
  • Blogging (I know a couple of people who have travel blogs and get paid to travel the world)
  • Selling on eBay
  • Coaching/mentoring
  • Being a virtual assistant
  • Writing books
  • Graphic design
  • Building websites/technical support
  • Placing ads – yes there are several business models that pay you to place ads
  • Property investor
  • Mortgage brokers
  • Bookkeeping – accounting

I am sure I have not even scratched the surface.

There are some things on this list where you trade your time for money.  There are others where you can build a residual income and use leverage to build a substantial income. These are the opportunities you should be focusing on or at least including in what you do when your work from home.

Residual Income is income that continues to generate after the initial work has been done. Some examples of this are:

  • An author of a book receives ongoing income for sales (royalties)
  • A singer receives ongoing income for CDs sold
  • Positively geared rental properties give you a residual income
  • Investing in shares or other various investments can result in ongoing income

I have more about residual income  in a video in a previous post if you want to check it out here The Importance of Residual Income  

Leverage was defined by Robert Kiyosaki, author of Rich Dad Poor Dad, many years ago as “doing more with less”. Leverage is often referred to in financial terms where you borrow money. I am not talking about that here I am referring to building teams of people that give you leverage.

Network Marketing is one model that does give you both a residual income and leverage.

In my upcoming posts I will be discussing many of these ways you can work from home in more detail.

If you found this post of value please share it with your friends on social media. Please leave me a comment below. Do you already work from home? Do you want to work from home? If you feel inclined to share we would love to hear your experience.

Join the new way!


Sue Price

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40 thoughts on “Work from Home

    1. Sue Post author

      Hi Oliver

      Oh you are spot on with the driving to the office. I used to waste over 2 hours each day driving to work and back before I started working from home. The only benefit was I used to listen to eBooks 🙂

      Thanks for commenting and have a wonderful weekend


  1. Freda

    Appreciating the time and effort you put into your
    blog and detailed information you provide.
    It’s nice to come across a blog every once in a while that isn’t the same unwanted rehashed material. Wonderful read! I’ve bookmarked your site and I’m including your RSS feeds to my Google account.
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    1. Sue Post author

      Hi Mariella
      It is a dream for many I am sure. I live in a seaside tourist town in Australia so there is not a lot of jobs for people. So many people work from their homes. I am looking forward to writing this series too.

      Thanks for your comment I appreciate it.


  2. Carol Lynn

    Those are some good options and the great thing is that opportunities exist that can help you get free of that “9-to-5” grind. The financial collapse has left a lot of people wondering what to do and lots of people have taken to the internet looking for something like this. Another thing that can be quite lucrative is being a “mommy blogger” as they’ve been called. There are a whole lot of retailers and companies who want moms to try and review their products. This seems like a really great way to capitalize on the two things moms have going for them – kids and the opportunity to stay at home! I think there are lots of opportunities if someone looks!
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    1. Sue Post author

      Hi Carol
      I agree the financial collapse has certainly resulted in many people looking to the internet.
      I have never heard of the term “mommy blogger” but how cool is that? Such a nice option for moms. I hated leaving my daughter in daycare but at that stage could not see an alternative (it was the 80’s).
      You are spot on there are many opportunities if people look.
      Thanks for your comment


  3. Kat Cooley

    What an ontime article about our changing world and the way we do business…the online world is fast becoming one of the primary ways to generate income. Even offline businesses are promoting their social sites on television and radio to take advantage of these vast market of consumers.
    I personally have found that online marketing and working from home to be the opportunity I needed to generate income and stay off disability.
    Great work!
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    1. Sue Post author

      Hi Kat

      I am glad you too have found online marketing. I see you are in Empower Network. Are you enjoying it?

      Thanks for commenting.


  4. Sylviane Nuccio

    Hi Sue,

    Working from home is a dream come true for many people. I have sincerely always hated going to a JOB. It’s just never been for me. I do know some people who need and like getting ready in the early hours of the morning and go to work, but I have never understood the attraction there.

    Thankfully, working from home is a reality for more and more people, each and every year.

    I’ve read some part of the 4-hour working week but I have never got the whole book. I think it’s a very good book for anyone thinking of working from home.
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    1. Sue Post author

      Hi Sylviane
      I agree with you that working from home is a dream come true for many people. I did like some of my jobs but I am with you on the getting ready in the early hours – eek! I used to drive for at least an hour each end of the day in my last role. That is a waste of time.

      I love the 4-hour work week. As much as anything I think it gives the reader ideas. I would love to think one day I could work a 4 hour work week but I am a long way off it right now – but it is a goal 🙂

      Have a great week Sylviane.


  5. Chara

    Appreciating the time and energy you put into your site and
    in depth information you offer. It’s nice to come across a blog every once in a while that isn’t the same out of date rehashed information. Great read! I’ve bookmarked your site and I’m adding your RSS feeds to my Google account.
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  6. Sonia

    I love posts like this because these days trying to figure out how to make money online is tough. Most times people think they don’t have an idea, when its usually right in front of them. When I started a business 12 years ago, I had a green thumb and still do, but didn’t quite have a product I truly believed in to push it further. My passion wasn’t in it and I would rather promote talk about something that adds value and can help solve another person’s life.
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    1. Sue Post author

      Hi Sonia
      I decided to do this post as the first of a series like this to give people who are not sure what to do some ideas. I know many people struggle with how they can earn an income other than having a job. And as we know job security is a thing of the past!

      Wow I envy you having a green thumb I am the exact opposite. You are spot on we all need to find something we believe in and that makes our heart sing.

      Have a wonderful week


    1. Sue Post author

      Hi Barbara

      Thank you for the feedback. I had the idea to do this series because I have had so many friends and people I know ask just how do people make money online.

      Take care


  7. Adrienne

    I love this post Sue and you really shared so many wonderful benefits even for us baby boomers.

    I had no idea who many things you could actually do while working from home so your list is very extensive. I know that others who read this will be very surprised at all the different options.

    I’ll look forward to what else you’ll be sharing with us so thank you so much.

    Enjoy your week.

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    1. Sue Post author

      Hi Adrienne

      I think it is important for people to know there are other options and that they can work from home. I was thinking online in the beginning but my hairdresser works from home and so does my beautician. Now I guess they could put together a website and sell products.

      I am finishing off my next two now and enjoying it 🙂

      Thanks for your feedback


  8. Patricia Gozlan

    Hi Sue,
    Working as a coach on line and off line and reading your post I now realize how many options one has to make money other from what I do already.
    I have been so absorbed by my work which is a passion to me that I had not realized all these options before.
    Working from home gives freedom and allows us to live a balanced life with our families and friends too.
    We need to know when to stop though often being a solo preneurs takes hours and hours of work, it is important to know when to stop and savor life.
    Looking forward for t your next posts.
    Thanks for sharing!

    1. Sue Post author

      Hi Patricia

      You are spot on there are many options. I think most people do not think about the choices they can have.
      Great to hear you are passionate about your work.
      Oh and you make such a good point about knowing when to stop. I am guilty of working too much and it is easy to fall into that trap when our work is in our home.

      Thanks for your comment Patricia.


  9. Steve

    Sue yes this is the dream! You have to love this new economy even with all the challenges we see and hear about it is also a great time for people to learn and develop new skills with all the training readily available thanks to the internet and the opportunity that it presents as well. Kudos and great post!

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    1. Sue Post author

      Hi Steve

      I am totally with you on this one. I think even with the challenges the world currently faces economically there are great advantages. I see the many entrepreneurs that are making amazing money online. There are many good news stories!

      Thanks Steve


  10. Nicky

    What a useful post for anyone looking to escape the rat race – especially if you are going to elaborate on some of those too.

    I have realised over the past few months that actually I am now completely unemployable because i cannot imagine having to pile on a train or get stuck in a car on the daily commute to an office. Yuk, yuk, yuk! I LOVE working from home – it has brought me freedom and happiness and we were able to buy a new puppy because of it!

    I know a lot of people will be looking for this information so have suitably shared!
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    1. Sue Post author

      Hi Nicky
      Thank you and I am glad you think the post is useful. Through this series I really want to show there is a myriad of ways we can earn money from home.

      Oh Nicky I am so with you on the commute one! I too do not miss that one bit. Hey and a new puppy is a great addition. My almost 17 year old “puppy” is currently at me feet.

      Thanks for sharing this and I do hope I can help people see there is a better way than the daily commute 🙂

      Have a great day


  11. Larry Desre

    I sell stuff online. And because it’s done online I am able to do it from home. One thing I really love about it is because I am the boss of my own time and I could spend a lot of quality time with my family while still being able to work at the same time.

    1. Sue Post author

      Hi Larry

      Thanks for your comment and I agree with you that being the boss of your own time is so good. It is great you can spend time with your family.

      Have a good day


  12. Donna Merrill

    Hi Sue

    I thank God every day that I can work from home. I’ve been doing it for the past 5 years. Even though I had worked in my own office, it still wasn’t as comfortable and effective as home.

    As I write, I met one woman who is a mom of 4 looking for a way to work at home. I told her what I do and she was so excited. I met with her and a few of her friends introducing them to the potential they have to work from home.

    This weekend we are up to 10 women jut by word of mouth in our area to teach them internet marketing basics. There aren’t many jobs where I live in N.Y. So these talented women are so interested.

    Working form home has so many benefits. I’ll never give it up!

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    1. Sue Post author

      Hi Donna

      I too am very very grateful to be working from home. I just love the freedom to choose when I work.

      Oh good on you for helping these people understand how they can work from home. That must be so rewarding. I have been thinking about it where I live too. I live in a holiday town about 2 hours from the city. There are many people who come here for lifestyle but then cannot get work. You have given me ideas – thanks.

      Have a great rest of your week.


  13. Leo

    You’re preaching to the choir here, Sue, since I work from home. The biggest disadvantage in doing that is that folks don’t take you seriously, especially my own family. Putting my workplace in a separate room and locking the door when I’m working has helped with that perception.
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    1. Sue Post author

      Hi Leo
      I have not had that problem with people taking me seriously. Both my husband and I have an office in our home and it works well for us.
      Hey but I have heard many stories from people who worked in the basement, garage etc and ended up very successful.

      Thanks for your comment


  14. Nina Corales

    There are countless advantages that an individual could get from working from home. It gives you a flexible time, helps you balance your time for work and family and give you time for recreation.

    1. Sue Price Post author

      Hi Nina
      Thanks for your comment. I agree there are many advantages to working at home. I wish I had been able to do it many years ago. The internet has made so much more possible.


  15. Property Management Minnesota

    This is an helpful post for me as it gives new idea on what I could do more through the web even staying at home. It can give you the will on how you will do things on based on your schedule, since it is flexible. Thanks Sue!

    1. Sue Price Post author

      Hi Elaine

      Thanks for your feedback on this one. There are many ways people can supplement their income or build a full time income from home.

      Have a good week.


    1. Sue Price Post author

      Thanks for your comments on this one. I agree with you totally the internet has certainly opened up many opportunities for us to earn an income from home.