Is Working From Home Really Worth It?

As a freelance porn video editor I am blessed with being able to work from home.  But is working from home really worth it?

is working from home actually worth it

I have been working from home for over 7 years now.  It was struggle at first because I did not have an office space in the house.  I’m not embarrassed to admit that I actually ended up working under the stairs, just like Harry Potter.  I removed the under the stairs cupboard and made enough room for a small desk, and a chair.  It may not sound ideal, but to be honest, once I start editing, there was no real need for a big office.

I was still able to work on a 24inch iMac computer. I was actually able to use 2 iMac’s for a long length of time by mounting one on the wall.   It was the head room that was the only thing lacking.

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My full-time job before I started to work from home was in a very large open plan with approximately 15 other people.  So, I did miss the banter and seeing other faces all day.  It was very strange at first to go from a large open office environment to an ‘office’, under the stairs.

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However, working from home enabled me to work to my own schedule.  As long as I was able to meet my deadlines, I could more or less choose my own hours.  BUT that does come with it’s downside.  I found myself continuously working.  If there was nothing on TV and the wife and kids were doing other things, then I found myself back on the iMac, editing more porn.

I’m trying to distinguish the difference between working from home as a self employed person or working from home for another as an employee.  I have realised by writing this person blog, that there is a difference.

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I remember working from home as an employee of the local council.  Even though I was working from home, I found that I put myself under pressure by doing even more work.  I was so desperate to prove that working from home works for me, that I ended up working extra hours.

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As a freelance XXX video editor, I now have an office space in my own home.  No longer under the stairs, I can actually stretch my legs and not bump my head every time I got in and out of my editing chair.

I’m not sure if I could go back to working 9 to 5 in an office.  I think it would take me a while to re-adjust to the constraints of office opening hours.  Being able to be my own master, is so much more comfortable for me.  Knowing that I have to create my own working schedule satisfies me immensely.

So, the question I asked myself in this blog was is working from home actually worth it?  For me I would say 100% yes.  It is great for my family, my social life and my working life.  But you do need to have a certain amount of will-power and drive.  The temptation of just thinking “I’ll go and play on the Xbox for an hour or so” is always there.