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2 Work-from-Home Lessons

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Rebecca is a newlywed and an aspiring fiction author that got her start in content creation five years ago with her beauty and lifestyle based blog and YouTube channel.

You know, working from home is amazing and challenging. I’ve said that so many times! It has definitely not been a linear path for me (as you may know if you’ve read about my journey) but that doesn’t mean it isn’t worth the trouble. I’ve learned so much about myself over these five years and have grown so much as a person. I have no idea where I would be right now if I never gave working from home a chance.

So today I’m going to share with you two of the lessons I’ve learned about myself in an effort to teach you a little bit about yourself as well. These truths apply to you as well, whether you realize it yet or not.


Truth: You are stronger than you know.

Learning to work from home has helped me learn so many new habits and skills. I’m now more organized, proactive, able to keep routines, confident, and honestly — even more positive than I was a few years ago when my life was simpler.

Being in charge of my own future is so rewarding. It has helped me come into my own in ways I didn’t realize were possible. And when tough situations arise? I handle it a lot better now than I would have a few years ago.

You never know what you can live through until the unthinkable happens. I had no idea I was going to be suddenly unemployed in the beginning of 2015 and where some people would have broken apart, I feel like I really found my stride. It helped me truly understand more of what I want from my life.

Additionally, I’ve exposed myself to many different types of work opportunities that I never thought I would have approached in the past. Trying new things opened me up to topic ranges I never thought I would feel comfortable writing about. You may surprise yourself!


Truth: You can be really resourceful when you need to be.

Especially as a freelancer, the amount of work you have week to week can change. Meaning that you may have to scrounge up some money out of nowhere, adapt your budget on the go, or accept a job you weren’t originally interested in.

Sometimes these odd jobs turn out to be a lot of fun (I’ve been surprised a few times) so don’t let an initial prejudice have you turn away an opportunity. No, you don’t have to say yes to everything (I really don’t recommend that) but be courteous to those that offer you jobs even if you end up saying no.

Send a polite response like this:

Thank you so much for thinking of me for this opportunity. I’m not currently taking on projects like this but I will keep your email for if that changes or if I run into someone else that I may be able to refer to you!

This way you keep your windows open. You never know when you may need this connection.

Becoming a remote worker brings out new things in yourself. Be open to them!


Now I want to ask you, have you already learned a few things about yourself you didn’t know yet? When have you risen to a challenge you originally thought would be too hard for you?

11 Responses to “2 Work-from-Home Lessons”

  1.' Catrina says:

    I have recently become unemployed and I do not know what to do with myself. I have been interested in working at home for quite some time and have not pursued it because of the fear of scams.

    • Hello Catrina! Thank you for reaching out! I am so sorry to hear about your current job situation, but rest assured you have come to the right place in search of TRUE home-based jobs. Home Office Careers connects people, like you, who are looking for jobs to do from home with those companies hiring remote employees. More and more companies every day are hiring remotely because of all the benefits it brings. I can completely understand your hesitation and being wary of scams – unfortunately there are many online scams and that has given “working from home” such a bad reputation. But I can tell you that Home Office Careers is not a scam at all and that real companies – many of them being large, Fortune 500 corporations – do in fact hire remote workers. We only work with honest companies and all the jobs we post are screened first for 100% legitimacy and quality assurance. I would be more than happy to help guide you in the right direction as you embark on your work from home journey! Please feel free to reach out to me via email, Take care!

  2.' Buffie says:

    Please send me info about wrking from home. Thank you.

    • Hello! Home Office Careers connects people who are looking for home-based work with those employers hiring remote employees. Every day we post new jobs to our site. All jobs and companies are screened before being posted to ensure 100% legitimacy and quality assurance for our members. We have 2 levels of membership – Basic which is completely free and Premium which has a low, monthly cost. As a Basic member you can search and view all of the positions posted on our site. You also will receive our daily newsletters which highlight more jobs and you can use our Resume Assistant and templates. Once you find positions of interest and you wish you apply you will need to upgrade to Premium membership which gives you total access to applying to unlimited positions posted as well as use our Concierge and Career Counseling services! If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to reach out. Take care!

  3.' Amy Falconer says:

    Would love the opportunity to work from home.

    • Hi Amy! Well, you have come to the right place in search of real, home-based jobs! Home Office Careers connects people, like you, who are looking for work-from-home jobs with those companies hiring remote employees. Every day we post new positions on our site! In order to search and view the positions simply sign up for an account here: It’s completely free of charge to look through all the jobs posted. Once you find something of interest to you then you will need to upgrade to Premium membership which allows to to apply to unlimited positions! If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out!

  4. Much more pros than you listed here! So many beneficial stuff comes along with freelancing and working from home, it’s up to you to make the best of it!

  5.' Patricia says:

    I would love the opportunity to work from home part time to supplement my income

    • Hello Patricia! Thank you for reaching out! You have come to the right place, as here at Home Office Careers we exclusively post home-based positions – many of those being part-time! You can search and view all the jobs posted on our site simply by signing up for an account here: Just enter your name, email address, and create a password. Then you will want to log into your account, click on the green “Search for Jobs” button and click on “part-time” under the “Job Types” category. Once you hit the filter button, all part-time jobs will show up for you to browse through. Let us know if we can help with anything else! Take care!

  6.' Kim says:

    I am interested in working at home. If signed up already, and I pay immediately will I be getting a job offer immediately?

    • Alan Klein says:

      Hi Kim – There are no shortcuts. Landing a work from home job takes on average about 4 months, sometime longer. That’s according to U.S. Department of Labor statistics. At Home Office Careers we go the extra distance to find and evaluate the best work from home jobs for our members, so I recommend you understand that this is not an instant solution, but the best solution.

      Wishing you success.

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