I learned a lot during my three months working at home. And although I talk about the benefits a lot, there are definitely some drawbacks to the four hour work day that you should be aware of. There’s obviously more risk to starting your own business and that can put a lot of pressure on you. If you have a bad month or sales are down, your income will suffer and you might not have enough money to eat. It’s also hard to get self-motivated sometimes since there’s no one forcing you to be in by 9 am and work 10 hour days.
The nice part about a day job is that there will always be a paycheck there waiting for you at the end of each pay period. It doesn’t matter how your company fared or how you performed, you’re still going to get paid at the end of the day. But while I was working at home I also started to miss all of the relationships I had made working in an office environment. Sure you have the “Is it Friday Yet?” Guy and various other office characters but I made some good life long friends at my last company. [Read more…]