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  1. I had most of these questions on my mind when i was going to start my freelance career. The most important thing is taking the plunge and never look back. If you’re determined to work from home and make money you will.

  2. this is a great post! I think working from home is great. The only thing I miss is making friends at work. I have to push myself to get out of the house sometimes hehe. I think I would really enjoy working at home when we have kids… not everyone realizes that there are tons of opportunities out there!

  3. This is a great post. I have been thinking about how I make the transition out of corporate america into my own business at home… I blog over at Loved your insights!

  4. Really great post. I think a lot of people just have no idea about how working a regular 9-5 job is a real thing. Even as a self-employed photographer, I get strange comments from people. And that’s a more “understandable” job than something like blogging for some people.

    • Thanks Kate. I totally agree with you. When I tell my parents I’m working they just stay quiet. I’ve never been quite sure how to take that, hehe. 🙂

      I’m surprised you get a response from being a self-employed photographer. I think that’s a great business. Everyone is taking professional photos these days. I can understand blogging – my fam doesn’t get it either. 🙂

      Thanks for reading this post and for sharing your thoughts!


  5. Great post, very intuitive.

    I tend to get a lot of scam job offerings that always claim the person is deaf and can only communicate via email, immediate red flag.

  6. Hi Cori,

    First of all congratulations on working from home since 2009. I know that it took a lot of hard work to get where you’re at today. While I haven’t been working from home as long as you, I do get to work from home as a freelancer.

    There’s nothing better than being able to work from home. However, I do agree that it’s not for everyone. If you’re the type of person who needs structure and needs to be told what to do, then maybe you’re not the right type of person to work from home.

    I totally agree with you about having to work through the holidays. While I am learning to how to live more and spend less time online. I actually had no ideas that there were so many companies that offer people the ability to work from home.

    Anyone who is new to working from home or just wants to find out more, will definitely learn a lot from this post.

    Thanks for sharing these questions that most people ask about it. I totally agree with you about being able to use the Internet to make money. Many people have figured out how to do it.

    It just takes a lot of hard work and persistence. Have a great day 🙂


    • Hi Susan,

      Thank you Susan. I’ve had ups and downs – more downs than I care to remember. A couple times I’ve thought about throwing in the towel but I think about all that I’ve invested in my blog and the fact that I still have a passion for what I’m doing – it keeps me going. 🙂

      Oh yes, it takes lots of persistence and hard work to work from home – but it can be done.

      Congratulations on your working from home as well. It’s a very freeing lifestyle and if anyone is lucky to do it, I would definitely take advantage of it. 🙂

      Thanks for coming by to read this post and for your sweet comment. I hope you’re having a great week!


  7. Geeze Cori, you hit the nail on the head with this post. I often get “do you still do that writing thing?” I mean really? That “writing thing” has helped pay the bills around here for over 6 years lol. It is just like me saying “Do you still do that going to work thing?”
    I love this list and how you lay it all out. Thanks!

    • Hi Faith,

      Girl, I know what you mean. Every once in a while my mom will ask me how business is going but that’s about all the support I get. I’m okay with it though. I used to get bothered by it but I’m not letting that get to me…I know one day they’ll get it – like when I’m driving in a new BMW, hehe. Just kidding. 🙂

      And you’re right – my bills are getting paid and that’s what matters!

      Thanks for sharing your thoughts!


  8. Hi Cori,

    Don’t know about others but some of them exactly match in my knowledge “Are work from home jobs real?” is the common question people ask for first.

    You Just made it easy to understand that they can work from home and earn money. These questions are common and whenever you try to explain about home work they ask it first. I have seen many people who don’t trust they can earn money working from home.
    The question along with answer surely going to help the people who ask about working from home.

    Thanks for writing an article on something different topic.
    – Ravi.
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    • Hi Ravi,

      Thanks so much for your kind comment. I’m so glad you think this post will clariy any questions there are about working from home. I get “do you still work from home” asked a lot from friends and family members, too. I love talking about it. 🙂

      I appreciate you coming by to check out my post! I hope you’re having a great week!


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