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The Benefits of Work from Home Jobs

Updated on October 1, 2014
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Angela Kane is the Senior Customer Support Representative of HEA. HEA provides free access to legitimate work from home jobs and resources.


Benefits of Working from Home

The benefits of working at home are numerous. From saving money on gas to being home with your family, working from home is one of the best ways to earn a living. The number of people who work from home are increasingly growing. This shouldn't come as a surprise considering how the internet business industry has developed and evolved during the last few years. More and more people are seeing the potential of the world wide web as a platform for earning not only residual incomes but full incomes as well. Now, we regularly hear of professional bloggers making a killing online with their blogs alone. Affiliate marketers are raking in millions of dollars. Businesses who used to operate offline are taking their businesses online, expanding their market to a global one. The great thing about the internet is that more work from home opportunities sprout out on a regular basis. Whoever you are and whatever skill you have, there is someone out there, in need of what you can offer. The possibilities are indeed endless.


Be Your Own Boss

You are your own boss. This is one of the biggest reasons why people quit their day jobs and embark on home-based jobs. You no longer have to work always glancing over your shoulders to make sure the boss or supervisor isn't watching. The only one who can control you is yourself. You don't get orders from anyone. The only orders you will receive will be coming from you. Becoming your own boss may cause you to incur extra fees that you would not have to worry about when working onsite, but will save you money in the long run on extra food and clothing. The best thing about working for yourself and is not having to answer to anyone and the ability to make decisions on your own.


No More Long Commutes

You no longer have to commute. No more getting stuck in traffic, rushing downtown just so you can make it to the office in time, etc. You work from home so you don't have to go anywhere. You don't have to wake up at a fixed time. You don't have to take a shower very early in the morning. The hours you spend preparing and commuting for work will be spent at home running your home business or job. That's like hitting two birds with a single stone. The most important reason most people want to work at home is gas and traffic. Gas is now another 100+ bill every month that takes away from other expenses. The stress of going back and forth to work and wasting time in traffic causes many health and personal issues. Removing this from your daily tasks will greatly improve you well being.


Make Your Own Schedule

You make your own time schedule. You don't have to follow any body's schedule. You can start working at the time you are comfortable with. You can stop working when you want to. You can take as many breaks as you want. If you work from home, you have more time to spend on things that you really love. Things that really matter to you like spending more quality time with your family, your kids, or your friends. The great thing is that you can do all these while working on your home job. You can be tapping away at your laptop while watching over the kids or chatting with a neighbor. Not having to be on a set schedule makes it easier for everyone in your family. Being able to pick up and leave whenever you need to for errands and emergencies are very important. Many workers are unable to get off work and the freedom to come and go as you please will be a relief.


Unlimited Growth Potential

The potential for growth is unlimited. Let's admit it, the only way you can increase your income from a 9 to 5 job is when you get promoted to a higher job position. But if you work from home, there is no limit as to how you can grow your business and income. You can go from three figures a month to ten figures without being promoted or anything. You just have to work harder and smarter.

There are of course other benefits of having to work from home but the ones above carry the most weight and have the greatest advantages for telecommuters.

The benefits of work at home jobs are very diverse. Aside from being allowed to perform the job from home, the advantages of working from home are great. Virtual jobs allow people to make money from their homes instead of going to the place of business every day to earn a living.

Written by S. Marie Surles (President of

Work-at-Home Resource Books

Work-at-Home Company Listing: A sourcebook of over 1,000 companies that hire telecommuters and virtual assistants. (HEA Work-at-Home Series)
Work-at-Home Company Listing: A sourcebook of over 1,000 companies that hire telecommuters and virtual assistants. (HEA Work-at-Home Series) is a work-at-home job listing service. Our website offers job seekers access to thousands of available work-at-home job opportunities. Over the years we compiled a listing of thousands of legitimate telecommuting companies that hire telecommuters and virtual assistant. The companies listed in this EBook have hired people to work from home. A majority of the companies are accepting resumes for current and future job openings.



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    • trusouldj profile image

      trusouldj 4 years ago from Indiana

      Keep up the good work Angela.

    • Rachel Horon profile image

      Rachel Horon 4 years ago from Indiana

      I've been working on freelance writing for a few years now, and this hub reminds me that there is more that I can do to step it up. It has been great to be home for my family and engaging my brain with projects, but I know I can do more professionally. Good hub!

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      Kathryn 4 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      These are very good things about working from home. My job is okay, but the commute is 2 1/2 hours per workday. I would love to work from home! But then again, there are pros and cons to any situation.

      Thanks for sharing these points with us.

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      Rosa Marchisella 4 years ago from Canada

      I love working for myself, especially now that I have kids. It's amazing that when I started doing this a few years ago, no one knew what telecommuting was. Now, others are really starting to see the benefits ... although there's always family members that just don't "get it" - that's a whole different hub, tho! LOL

      Voted up :-)

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      Hawaiian Odysseus 4 years ago from Southeast Washington state

      Hi, Angela!

      I love this special niche that you're developing. Over a year ago, I decided to quit my traditional job and work full time for the best boss in the world, next to God and wife--me!

      Your hubs will be very reinforcing and of great help to me as I continue to enjoy more and more of them over time.

      Thank you very much for sharing, and I wish you continued success here on HubPages! Aloha!


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      agusfanani 4 years ago from Indonesia

      I wish I could work from home so that I have more time for family and be my own boss. Thank you for this encouraging hub.

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      Devika Primić 4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Awesome tips here on finding a job working from home has become one of the popular jobs.

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      Dan Harmon 4 years ago from Boise, Idaho

      Working from home carries some very definite benefits, and you have mentioned the biggest ones.

      Nevertheless, it is not for everyone. Some can't get motivated, some don't have a home atmosphere conducive to actually working and there are other reasons as well. Something to think about before jumping into a home based job.

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      Thomas Silvia 5 years ago from Massachusetts

      Great well written hub with and good information and benefits of working at home ! Well done !

      Vote up and more !!!

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      Martie Coetser 5 years ago from South Africa

      Working from home has pros and cons and certainly more pros than cons.

      Excellent, encouraging hub, thank you, Angela!

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      beingwell 5 years ago from Bangkok

      Voted this one up and shared it to my friends, as well. While working from home has its perks, its benefits may not be for everyone. Some like working, talking and seeing other people. Others enjoy travel while working. It really depends on our preferences.

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      Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

      Hi Angel,

      As a freelance writer I know the benefits of working from home. Only thing I worry is when will I be earning real money.

      PS: Thanks for reading my work and following me.

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      Cathleena Beams 5 years ago from Lascassas, Tennessee

      These are great benefits. I work outside of the home and spend my free time on HubPages with dreams of one day being able to leave behind the current job that now pays the bills for a more free and enjoyable home based one. Perhaps I will glean enough knowledge through all the shared articles I read to make my dreams a reality one day. I would enjoy very much being able to work in my pajamas every day and not having to leave the house unless I just wanted to!

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      Shasta Matova 6 years ago from USA

      Great hub. I have been able to find several telecommuting jobs, which save me a lot of time and money in transportation.

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      Deidre Shelden 6 years ago from Texas, USA

      Good points to consider when deciding whether to transition out of the workforce and do this.

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      acharltongriffin 6 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      Great write-up! The book recommendations are very helpful too, Angela.