Pros And Cons To Working From Home

By | November 14, 2017

The Pros And Cons to Working from Home will have to be determined by the type of business you have. When you speak of working from home, you have to be more descriptive because there is no pro or con to working from home that describes all work at home experiences.

Work where ever it is done, is done out of the necessity for a paycheck, or because it is a passion pursued, which should not feel like work at all.  Although some pros and cons apply to both scenarios, many are different because the circumstances and your feelings to perform the tasks of your job are not the same.

Pros And Cons To Working From Home Varies

Some things you should consider first

  • Why Work From Home
  • Research the business and if you want a home business research the industry;  How old is the business and how do they rate.   Home businesses need to be sure there are demand and a target audience your business markets too.
  • Reach out to Contact the Attorney General, local consumer protection agencies, the Better Business Bureau, and your Secretary of State to make sure you comply with the laws
  • Have a clear understanding of your wages and how you will be reimbursed and get it in writing. Make sure that the pay is indicative of the promotional ads used in the hiring process. When possible get references from past employees.
  • Consult an attorney or other business consultants before you sign any agreement or make any payments.

Pros And Cons To Working From Home

Working From Home for a Paycheck

The Pros and Cons to Working from Home when it is done for a paycheck usually mean you are doing outsource work from a parent company. In this instance, you are working for someone else.

The pay is the bottom line here, and it is the basis of the pros and cons that come with it.  Pros and cons of working from home for a paycheck are:

ProsPros And Cons To Working From Home can mean lonely times

No Commute; means savings on gas and dining

You’re at Home; means comfortable surroundings

No Coworker Interference; means fewer distractions

Your Schedule indicates no immediate deadline

Tax Deductions; For more information on small business tax deductibles, see the following IRS Publications:


Making work a priority when it is all about the paycheck work priority becomes a problem if you have to be told to do something that you may not necessarily like.

Working on tasks, you don’t like and while being may cause you to miss out on new projects.

Forcing Yourself Out of Bed or going to an office it is hard to get started when it is all about the paycheck

Finding the motivation to make work and motivation a consistent part of your day every day.

Your boss doesn’t see your work ethic; you are only judged by what you produce

Staying on a fixed schedule working when the mood hits you will not work

Staying organized is just a must do

No camaraderie it is all about you

Working too much: taking advantage of being at home may have you in the office when you should be taking a break or be with your family. Instead, you get an idea and head to your office because you can.

Working From Home, that is Passion Driven

The advantages and disadvantages of working from home that is passion driven, are one-sided in favor of the benefits.  When passion is the basis for performing the needed tasks, that means working with an inspired inner feeling of having self-fulfillment.

And many would not call it work at all but a labor of love. The advantages to working from home undoubtedly outnumber the disadvantages.  And any monetary gain is a bonus for doing what you love. The pros and cons of working from home with a passion are:


No Commute; means savings on gas and dining

You’re at Home; means comfortable surroundings

No Coworker Interference; means fewer distractions

Your Schedule indicates no immediate deadline

Tax Deductions;

Lots of Flexibility Between Work and Family

No Boss implies no one looking over your shoulder

Self Satisfaction When Reaching Set Goals this is what helps you stay focused

Learning new skills and grow professionally this comes from having to multitasks  

Easily Motivated when it is a labor of love  

Less Stress no office worries 

Loving What You Do


Staying on a Fixed Schedule means perseverance

Staying Organized is just a must do

Working to Much you get an idea and head to your office because it is there

Wearing All the Hats; you are in charge of all departments

Tips for Working at Home

Legitimate businesses do not ask fees as a condition of employment. Most work-at-home scams do. If you are asked to pay a fee, you are probably being scammed. Get comfortable, to do so puts you in a working frame of mind.

People who work from home are cut from a different cloth in comparison to the 9 to 5 worker. There is a mental toughness that is required. Make sure you’re ready for the journey.

Even when you are working with your purpose in life (passion), you can not do it alone. You will want to consult with others for some reasons. It is all about staying in touch with like-minded people.

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Thanks for stopping by. I wish you the best in your decision about a home business. However it goes, let’s communicate, share a comment or question, and I will get back in touch with you.   



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Hello, my name is Maurice Jackson I live and, started my business in Detroit. My intentions are, to help any and every one with affiliate marketing as a home business, become a successful professional. My first career was working for the city of Detroit as an inspector, where I thought I would retire. But life bring change and surprises. I sustained an injury that led to an earlier retirement than I had planed. With that said I reinvented myself in April of 2014 and, became part of an affiliate program. Within the time of my reinvention leading up to the present, I am generating lots of traffic to my website and it grows everyday.ROI has been minimal but then again I invested nothing to start. I am at the point of letting my site mature, as I keep writing quality content about it. In this business you have to pay your dues. And, I and the rest of our family (become a member and you will see the family side of it) of 109000, including the founders of the program (yes they participate), will see to it that we all will be making a substantial amount of revenue in the near future.

20 thoughts on “Pros And Cons To Working From Home

  1. Kayla

    This is actually my second time reading this article. The last time I was on your site browsing and I came across this great post. It really got me thinking about a few things. 1. Looking at all those pros really reaffirms and validates why I am doing what I am doing 2. The cons really gave me some motivation to keep it up! lol. The tips at the end were helpful as well. What do you suggest for making sure you stay on top of things and are doing the amount of work you should be doing? Thanks.

  2. Marlaine

    I never really considered a few of the Cons you mention about working from home: that your boss only judges you on what you produce, not your work ethic… and that you can fall into the trap of either working too much (because it’s always there and you NEED to make it profitable, I guess) or working too little (too many distractions). Good points!
    For me, I have 2 big challenges to working from home: 1) my busy toddlers won’t leave me alone long enough to even open my computer when I’m around, and 2) I’m an introvert, so going to work where there are other people around is very healthy for me… it pushes me to socialize! If I worked only from home, while it sounds appealing, I’d probably never really talk to anyone else other than my kids and husband!
    Interesting food for thought, thanks!

  3. suzanne

    Hi Maurice,
    Great list of pros and cons. I’ve tried working at home for others, and I just didn’t like it. But building my own business online, doing something I love, is definitely the way to go. Now I just have to get more organized with my time haha.

  4. Melani Lukito

    Home business is a dream for everyone who want to be free from 9 to 5 leaving the home job. But actually the jobs we must do to achieve our goals are many more than office jobs. So it is more working time than 9 to 5 office jobs. It is a 24/7 job because we must be a director of our own business. If we don’t feel like that there must be because there is no goals or dream.

  5. Maurice Jackson Post author

    If you find your passion or purpose in life and create an online business from it, it will not feel l Ke work at all.

  6. Colleen

    This is such a great post outlining some very real pros and cons for those who work at home.
    I left my job after having my son and although I love it and would much rather be working on my home business than working for a company, you are right when you say it needs to be a business that lights a fire in you and motivates you to get out of bed each morning and go for it.
    Also there is trying to wrestle your time between your dream and a very adventurous toddler!

  7. Gosia

    “Staying organized is a must do” – I agree 100%. It’s easy to end up spending more time on business from home rather than in a real life 9-5 work.
    Thank you for sharing!

  8. Remy

    I work as an engineering consultant Maurice. I have been working for other people for over 20 years now but last year I got a chance to work from home for several weeks (was supposed to be more).
    It was brilliant, I felt like I had achieved some sort of major victory over life.
    probably because one of my main goals in life (i had been joking about for years) was to get a job where I didn’t have to wear shoes.
    I wasn’t working for myself but working for a passion sounds like next level life mastery.
    Gotta go read some more of your work.

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