Working from home is a great way to make money and have flexible hours. But it's also a lot of work and can be tricky, especially if you're not sure where to start. That's why I decided to put together this list of common myths about working from home so that you can stop worrying about them before they get in your way!
1. You can only make money on the internet by working for a big company.
You can make money from home in many ways. You don't have to work for someone else, and you don't have to be an employee of a big company. There are many ways that you can make money working from home and creating your own business.
You may think that the only way to make money on the internet is by working for a big corporation or by being employed as an individual contractor with clients who pay you through PayPal, Venmo or Wise (which I do). However, there are other options available:
Creating products and reselling them online via Amazon FBA (Fulfillment By Amazon)
Selling services like teaching English lessons over Skype, Zoom, or Google Meet.
2. It's easy to set up and run your own business from home.
You don't need a lot of money to start a business.
You don't need a lot of time to set up your own business.
You don't need a lot of experience in the field you're trying to sell online, or even in the field at all!
3. You must have lots of money before starting an online business.
There are many myths surrounding starting an online business. One of the most common is that you need to have a lot of money before you can start an online business. This is not true! Many people have started successful businesses with very little investment or experience.
You don't need any special skills or education to start your own home-based business. You could even start something completely unrelated to what you do now and make it profitable in no time at all!
The key is having some passion for what you do—whether it's writing software or selling handmade items on Etsy or on social media platforms. The more interest there is in what your product offers consumers and how well it works for them too - then the better off both parties will be when they buy from each other."
4. No working from home job is for men only, or for women.
There are many ways that men can work from home. If you're a man and want to earn money from home, there are many different types of jobs that can be done by a man in his home office. These include:
Sales (online or offline)
In addition to these specific roles, countless other industries also hire remote workers—so if you're looking for a job but don't know where to start, take some time now and research some potential employers!
5. Work-at-home or work-from-home employees don't get any benefits.
You’re probably thinking, “What are these benefits? I don't need them!” But you do.
These benefits include:
Health insurance (you can get it through your employer)
Paid leave for medical or family emergencies (you may be eligible for up to 12 weeks of paid time off from work each year)
Pension plans that pay into a retirement savings plan and/or an individual retirement account (IRA). Some employers offer one or both options as part of their compensation package; others will only contribute if they know they have employees who want one.
Retirement plans —where you set aside money in an account to save up for retirement, which is typically after you retire from working full-time at the same place where someone else had worked full-time before—and traditional IRAs—whereby instead of saving up money directly in cash form, like with a 401(k), this money goes into an account owned by another company but managed by yours; these tend to be more expensive than simple 401ks because there's no set-up fee involved either way since both types rely on existing systems already set up elsewhere within organizations' boundaries... but also offer better returns per dollar invested over say 20 years compared with what might happen if someone tried investing just $100 per month over 20 years without knowing anything about investing beforehand!
6. It doesn't really matter what you do, if you're working from home you can watch TV at the same time, or play around with your phone, without anyone knowing.
The first myth is that you can work from home and watch TV at the same time.
The second myth is that you don't need to be productive or accountable because people won't know what you're doing.
The third myth is that it's ok if they don't know what you're doing because they'll just assume that it's a normal day in your life, which means no one will care if you're working from home or not!
7. Online businesses are scams - there's no way you can make money working from home.
But don't worry! There are also many legitimate ways to make money online (that aren't just the ones you see on TV or YouTube).
8. The more money spent on an online course, the better it will be.
One of the biggest misconceptions about working from home is that it will be cheaper than working in an office. This is simply not true; there's no way around it. If you are looking at saving money as your main objective when starting a new business or career path, then you're going to be disappointed by this myth—and probably end up disappointed with how much time and energy went into researching how to make money online (which could have been spent on something else).
The reason why people think they can save money by doing their jobs remotely is that they have never spent any time researching exactly what kind of training costs would be involved in getting started with such an endeavor.
9. You have to have special computer skills to work from home.
The first thing to know is that anyone can work from home. You don't need to have special computer skills or be an expert in any field, but you do need the ability to do the job. If you're a good writer, then that's all it takes!
Some people will have more difficulty than others in this area (and probably should consider finding another way of making money). But if you like what your job entails and believe in yourself enough, then getting started on your own business may be worth it.
10. Working at home means making less than you would in a regular job.
You can make more money working from home than you would in a regular job. This is true, but only if you're willing to work hard and be flexible.
If your primary goal is financial independence, then the extra hours are worth it—but if your main goal is just making some extra cash for fun or emergencies, then it may not be worth the hassle and stress of going into an office every day.
Don't let myths stop you from exploring the possibility of making a living by working at home
Working from home is a viable option for many people. There are many ways to make money from home, and the internet has opened up so many opportunities for businesses and individuals to work remotely.
But myths surrounding working from home have led many potential entrepreneurs to back away from this type of work because they assume that it's too risky or difficult. The truth is that you don't need special computer skills or expensive equipment to succeed at making a living by working at home — there are plenty of low-cost ways you can get started right now!
Hope this article has helped you clear up some of your misconceptions about working from home, and given you some ideas on how to get started.