Can I really make a living working from home?

“Can I really make a living working from home?” I have people ask me this all the time. It never ceases to amaze me that people aren’t aware of all the options they have available to them. The internet is an amazing place and with a little research, you can do just about anything you want to. I must admit, there was a time in my life where not even I knew there was an option to quit my “normal” job (as I like to call it) and become self-employed. I had heard of people being self-employed but never knew how easy it was. I thought it sounded too good to be true for such a long time.

I finally got to a point in my career where I realized I wasn’t happy with what I was doing and couldn’t see myself doing it for the rest of my life. I was depressed and stressed out all the time. Each day I dreaded going to work and wanted to quit but needed the money desperately. After some time, I began researching things like “work from home” and “online job” and the results amazed me. There were so many people discussing these amazing lives they had and I was jealous. I tried not to get too excited because I didn’t want to get let down. I’m lucky the skeptic in me didn’t get the best of me.

Starting with a few clients, I began taking various jobs. Some were extremely easy, while others were very hard. Sometimes I just cried because I wanted to make money so bad but had to get out of my job. I kept pushing through and it finally hit me one day that I didn’t have to take every job that was offered to me. There were many jobs that just didn’t cut it for me. The pay wasn’t worth the amount of stress. I was pretty anxious doing it, but I started quitting various jobs and only keeping the ones who paid well and I enjoyed.

For the first time in my entire life, I loved going to work. I loved waking up each morning and checking my email. I was excited and my work became an adventure. Not only was I able to do exactly what I wanted (writing in my case), but I was making money doing it and having a blast.

It hasn’t been an easy road. As with anything, there are going to be the tough times and months where you don’t make as much but if you work hard, you truly can make a living from working online. Don’t ever limit yourself. There are many things you can do from the comfort of your own home and make a money doing it. I mean, look at me; I’m writing on forums on a daily basis. Who knew you could get paid for that?! I don’t know about you, but doing something simple is much better than being stressed.


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