Would you consider working at home?

Philippines
November 30, 2009 11:52am CST
I am kinda confused whether to quite my part time job as a college instructor or stick with my work being a freelance writer. But now I stick to working to both jobs at least I have 2 sources of income. If you are given a chance to choose, which would it be and why?
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30 responses
• United States
30 Nov 09
Personally, I say you stick with both. Freelance writing is not a guaranteed source of income. Right now, with the economy unstable and job opportunities being far and few between I'd hold on to both of those with both hands.
• India
30 Nov 09
correct that freelancer is not guranteed job and this job you can do after your college shift also so I will choose both
• United States
9 Dec 09
If I had a choice, I'd choose working a job. I am working at "home" now, simply because I don't have a choice. Given my experience, once I start making it online, I won't even consider a "job". Right now, I'm not having that great of luck making money online, but it will turn around with dilligence I suppose.
• India
2 Dec 09
doing two or more jobs is quite interesting but over a period you might feel stressed, do you like to be with your family for most of the time? if yes then i would suggest that you stick to freelance writing and boost up your income by adding few more online income opportunities into your schedule.. so you wont miss that income which comes through the college instructor job. then spend as much time as possible with family and hangout with friends when you feel stressed in sitting online.. i do this and i enjoy a lot.. im almost always at home and im enjoying time with family and friends.. (its my opinion and not to be necessarily followed
• China
2 Dec 09
I nerver consider working at home,because in my city or country there is few person working at home.Everyone seems getting a habit of working at office.If i work at home,i maybe cann't work concentrative.But working at home will bring more freedom,that is a good choice.
@mt2000 (9)
• Kenya
1 Dec 09
i think you should keep both as long as you are able to manage your time well. find out what you like doing best then place more attention on that
@jkcokley (267)
• United States
1 Dec 09
Given the chance to choose I would work at home, but reality is unless you are very, very good at what you do, working outside the home is a must. I currently am not employeed as I moved to a different state and left a job that I was very good at and making good money at. I left to unit my family as the hubby got job and it was a matter of family. So,now I'm having trouble finding a job in the field I work in and trying to make money on the internet as a freelancer. Its not easy. If I were you, I would do what you did. Stick with both jobs and if the freelancer thing starts makeing you an easy 5k a month then maybe I would consider just doing the freelance thing, otherwise keep both jobs. Nothing is wrong with a backup.
• India
1 Dec 09
well i do work in home if i get offered with some good value for my time spent. who will not take it up to work from home. but the important thing is , it should satisfy us.. in the sense both mentally and financially .. then its fine to do it from home .
@bhawanee (174)
• India
1 Dec 09
If i were in your place then definitely i did the same thing as you did because in this mechanical life money plays a vital role and it is fortunate to have maximum sources of income so that on one hand you are earning but on the other side you are keeping yourself busy. I wish u all the best.
@krackelz (24)
• Philippines
1 Dec 09
Hiya, deliciouslyjuicy! Don't be confused. If i were in your case, i should follow my heart. It's nice to be working in an environment you're passionate about. If writing is your passion and you're making great income out of it, then focus your energy to writing as long as it won't affect your relationship to other people especially your loved ones. Weigh your options. What's most important is the level of happiness you can have from the decisions you're gonna make. Have a lovely day!!! ;o)
@milkcow (99)
• China
1 Dec 09
If you can, stick with both, if you have to choose go with freelance if you can handle it. Freelance business is tough, but if you make a living out of it, it's more rewarding in the end.
• United States
1 Dec 09
I think you are making the right choice with sticking with both jobs. Time are getting tougher to make ends meet. Working from home is great but often it is not dependable for income...one day you may be making income from home and then it doesnt make enough to buy the things you need or to pay the bills. I wouldnt put all my eggs in one basket either.
@Reyachan (589)
• Romania
1 Dec 09
Hello, delicious! In order to answer your question, I have to give you a little information about myself. I'm an landscape architect (i still have my diploma exam this summer, other than that i can say i've already graduated)and after 6 years of college and 3 of working in different jobs I can fully say working at home beats everything! This is actually one of the main reasons I chose to be an architect. Yes, I have to meet with clients, and my boss and so on, but if I have a project, I can work on my laptop anywhere in the world and just send it over to the plotter. I love doing that! It gives me some extra time for myself. If I am in the mood to work, i work 4-8-20 hours or as much as it is necesarry to finish and then I can rest. To some it might seem a very disorganized life, but I hate routine! So my advice to is this : if you can earn enough working from home, don't tie yourself in chains working in an office job. It's not worth it... In the days i have to go to the office, I loose 2 hours on the road to get there and back. Hours in which i could've worked or got out for a walk. I hope you figure it out soon and everything turns out the way you want it. Good luck!
• China
1 Dec 09
Hello, Deliciouslyjuicy, working at home is the job I am looking forward to. As I have a son and I hope I can take care of him by myself. As to you, if you got enough time and energy, I would suggest you to have both. Anyway, if you are rich enough that not to count on it as your income. You can choose one that you are interest in. Have a great day and happy mylotting.
@honeyyan (23)
• China
1 Dec 09
I tend to choose what I'm really fond ,for what I belive is a saying that only do one thing in your life and do it the best . Doing two things and once will bring deficient in energy .Am I too lazy ?If I have to choose ,I may consider continue my specific job .
• Philippines
1 Dec 09
I'd rather you keep both if you can. But if you are itching to quit your day job and stay at home writing articles, that's perfectly fine. You only have to make sure that you have a constant flow of assignments to keep money flowing in. Being a freelance writer or any other kind of freelancer for that matter is not a very secure position. There may not be enough work at times. It is better if you have other source of income other than your freelance job.
@akante (151)
• Latvia
1 Dec 09
I have started to think about it.But i dont know when i will have great chance to start it.
• China
1 Dec 09
I would like to choose to work both of them.It sounds good to work at home but we need to expand our scope of life,so we need to deal with others and make new friends,which will make our life more colourful.
• India
1 Dec 09
i would take both my friend .both gives me more knowledge and income. well if were to take any one out of the two i would take outside job which shows me the real world and people. and iam not the kinda guy who wants to stick inside home it makes me feel so bad.
@sunnycool (12736)
• India
1 Dec 09
Hi deliciouslyjuicy,never quit an real life job for an part time work in this virtual world coz you can always make more when you gain experience and get promoted to an permanent one which would get you money on a long term basis. If you go for Freelancer job then no one would gaurantee you that you continue to make the same money after few months coz more people work as freelancer then obvioously the amount would also be reduced. So it would be wise to give more importace to real life job and continue as a freelancer in your free time. Gud day.
@madteaparty (2761)
• Japan
1 Dec 09
I have always wanted to work from home, as I dislike having to wake up early every morning and having to face a grumpy boss everydays. Unfortunately I still haven't had the chance to do so. Also, it would be great being able to work in pajama!