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6 Real Life Situations that Forces People into Working from Home

Updated on May 4, 2015
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Hi! I'm Katina Davenport! I'm an author blog coach and content strategist. I'm also a homeschool mom of 3 children.


There is a passage in the Bible that says, If a man doesn't work, neither will he eat (2Thessalonians 3:10). This passage is very true. Think about it. If you were to stop working you will soon find out that you will not be able to buy food to eat, stay in your house, or have utilities. You don’t have to believe in the Bible or in God to understand this simple principle. Without a job or a well running business you could be among the millions of homeless that exists in America.

For those that have been without a job for a while, they become closer to being a part of these statistics. For that reason alone many are turning to working from home as their source of income. As more specific situations arise Americans are finding alternatives to the regular 9-5 jobs. Here are some reasons.

Unemployment Rate in America from 2007-2014

RATE (%)
Jobless Rates in America from 2007-2014 via the Bureau of Labor and Statistics
Joblessness can lead to being homeless. What alternatives do you have for creating a living?
Joblessness can lead to being homeless. What alternatives do you have for creating a living? | Source

Loss of a job

A vast number of the unemployed are finding themselves on the side of seeking the availability of gainful employment. Job search efforts turn up fruitless due to lack of adequate training or competing with other applicants with better qualifications for smaller open positions. The Bureau of Labor and Statistics reports unemployment rates to be 6.3% nationally at the time of this writing (July 23, 2014). The unemployment in my state, Michigan, is right around the national average as of April 2014. Although the jobless rates seem to be going down, those that have ceased looking for employment must be considered. However, this is not the rule for calculating unemployment statistics. There are those that feel it is no longer necessary to look for employment because they are not able to find anything remotely compared to the pay they were familiar with, or simply they cannot secure a job after several interviews. It’s frustrating and puts many Americans into scary situations. If the person is among the working poor or once was middle class status with families, it leaves much to the imagination in the way of homelessness or food stamps.

It seems that working from home is quickly rising as an alternate way of making a living. I use the term alternate loosely because there are some that would have never considered working from home until they were left with no other options.

Pregnancy can change a woman's perspective on working from home.
Pregnancy can change a woman's perspective on working from home. | Source


Becoming pregnant can be a life altering experience for many women and their families. The soon to be mom will have to consider day care, sleeplessness, and possibly working fewer hours to spend more time with the new baby. This leaves women with some tough choices. Some will choose to return to work, while other moms will see the potential benefits in having a home job. The most sought after benefit for a new mom is to spend more time at home with the baby while earning an income. It is the best of both worlds.

Marriage and the Need to Make Extra Money While Taking Care of Children

In today’s economy it will take an annual income of $130,000 to live the American dream. Only 16 million households are making this amount of money and above according to USA today. That means other Americans that fall well below that bracket will need to have multiple streams of income to live a comfortable life. Not everyone agrees with this statistic, nonetheless Americans are discovering the need for more income to take care of the average size family of four.

In many traditional foreign cultures within the US, women will take on the role of being a homemaker even if children have not been born yet. Once children enter into the marriage some mothers will look for other ways to make extra money from home. Some will take care of other children for a fee. Some mothers will find work to do online. The extra money that comes into the home from stay at home moms can make the days in between checks more comfortable for the family. It can also augment the household income significantly if there is a considerable amount of success with being employed at home.

You will be happy when you get a better pay check.
You will be happy when you get a better pay check. | Source

Looking for Better Pay

There are individuals that are searching for a way to make more money. This is why so many seem to be taken with scams that promise an extremely high amount of money per month for no skills. Undoubtedly, there are some that lack the skills that will help them earn more money from a regular job; therefore they seek employment from companies that will allow them to work remotely. They might even get involved with direct sales in order to get more income. Working outside of the corporate arena does not guarantee better pay. Jobs that consistently pay well depends on your skill set, training, even college degree.

Dream of Being Great Affiliate Marketers

Believe or not there are people that have dreams of being the next person to make it big with internet marketing. With all of the available resources that teach blogging for income and affiliate marketing, who wouldn’t want to work for themselves doing what they love. Working from home means following a passion to find success, even if it is blogging for businesses. When you love what you do you will be more successful.

Build their own Wealth

Back in 2009 when Donald Trump exclaimed that network marketers have an opportunity to learn about being entrepreneurs and building wealth, many of the top earners in this industry grabbed a hold to this revelation as proof of success. They believed if Donald Trump called this a unique business model then it must profitable. Stay at home moms and dads will look to home based businesses to create wealth. Many have been successful in this model, then there are those that have not been so successful.

Regardless of the reason for working from home, your experience and skills can help make your transition successful.


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    • momsdoworkathome profile imageAUTHOR

      Katina Davenport 

      4 years ago from Michigan

      Hello Michael! Please do follow! Thanks for reading.

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      Michael Kismet 

      4 years ago from Northern California

      This is a very well written hub, It definitely should have more exposure, thank for sharing your views on unemployment and the aspect of working from home, essentially working for yourself.

      I personally know all too well being unemployed, I have fallen on hard times before so it's nice to see a hub that's informative and is spreading a little more awareness on the matter.

      I will follow, if that's okay with you.



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