I’ve been working from home for almost a decade. During that time, I’ve had a few “real” jobs, that didn’t work out for me. I prefer working at home.
It’s not that I’m a bad employee, because I’m not. I was always a good employee, doing my job correctly and getting to work early everyday, and working extra shifts when I was needed. It’s purely a matter of stress and anxiety that keeps me from working out in the public at a real job. Being home is much less stressful for me.
I am Bipolar and Schizoaffective. My mental illness makes it very difficult to even apply for jobs, let alone keep them. That’s why I prefer to make money and work from home. I don’t make as much as if I were working at a job, but I make enough to provide extra needed income.
Beyond the stress, I just feel more comfortable working at home. I like it here. I definitely don’t like being out in public too much. I get to do what I want to do, when I want to do it. Luckily, I have drive and discipline that keeps me going. I’m not lazy. I work sometimes ten or twelve hours a day. I work almost every day as well. I don’t take days off unless I have to.
I also don’t like people telling me what to do all the time. I know what I need to do, and the best way to do it. I don’t need anyone looking over my shoulder. I’ve had too many bosses who just like to boss people around, and try to make you do things in an inefficient manner. I know how to do my job, and I don’t like to be told to do things in a way I don’t like.
At home, I don’t have to deal with things like that. I am perfectly capable of figuring things out for myself, and working efficiently and in the best manner possible. I am diligent and persistent in everything I do.
My ultimate goal is to make enough residual income to support myself financially. I’m already off to a good start. Residual income is the key. If you make enough in residual income, you can have more freedom to do what you really want to do, with only maintenance work to worry about.