Can you work from home? Home-based businesses work!

While working from home is still an unconventional career choice, more and more people are turning to home-based businesses as a means of finding independence and earning a sense of freedom. There’s something richly rewarding about working for yourself rather than for the man. Have you thought about launching your own work-at-home career? The five posts highlighted in today’s edition of What’s Up Wednesdays may provide some good sources of inspiration.

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Finding Motivation Between Four Walls

Without a supervisor breathing down your neck and co-workers keeping you in check, it can be difficult to stay motivated when you work from home. Bob Buskirk struggles with this issue like so many online entrepreneurs, but he offers some simple advice that has helped him find motivation at home. Sometimes a simple change of scenery or a little face-to-face time can make a world of difference.

Put It on Hold or Flip It for Profit?

What do you do if you have a reasonably successful blog, but you’re finding you don’t have as much time for it as you used to have? Enkay Blog seems to have hit this speedbump in the road of online life, asking if it is better to put your blog on hiatus or to sell it. You could just put the blog on hold and hope that your readers come back. Then again, you could just flip it for profit and move on. What would you do?

The Price of Pursuing Your Passion

I have a lot of respect for Derek Semmler. This guy holds onto a full-time job, has an incredibly lengthy commute to work, works on several websites as a “side” gig, and has a full family at home that needs his attention. Although he was able to make nearly $10,000 last year through his online pursuits, he has decided to take a step back. He’s paid the price of pursuing his blogging passions, putting too much of a strain on his family relations. He needs to refocus on his offline life.

Sacrifices from Leaving the Day Job

Are you ready to abandon the regular 9-to-5 job and tackle the home-based business game full-time? Freelance Folder discusses some of things that you may miss from the day job. While working from home offers advantages like a more flexible schedule, it also has its sacrifices too. The lack of co-worker camaraderie is but one example.

Just a Distraction or Something More?

Most of what we read is forgettable. David Pierce wants writing to be a little more meaningful and to have a lasting effect on the people that read it. As such, he has produced a short guide on how to make your writing matter to your readers. Having good grammar and elegant prose is one thing, but compelling your readers to somehow be different is another thing altogether.