Working Online Why Is It Better Than Having a Job?

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The answers to why working online is better than having a job might seem pretty obvious to some. But there are people out there who have legitimate questions. Questions like – Will I be jumping from the frying pan into the fire? for instance. Don’t be so quick to jump to obvious conclusions and let me tell you why I think working online is better than having a job. Maybe it will help make your decision a little easier.

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One of the main reasons I enjoy working online is because it allows me to control my own destiny. When you’re working for someone else you have to do things they’re way, you have to follow their rules. And if they make bad business decisions and their business goes under, your job goes under right along with it.

When you’re working for someone else you’re also limited in the amount your can earn. They pay you an hourly wage and they might even pay you over-time. But even if you work harder or faster, and even if you increase your production, you can still only earn that hourly wage. In other words, no matter how hard you work they still control your income.

When I started working online it took a while for the reality of the situation to sink in. It can be a scary feeling knowing that you’re in charge of your own destiny, especially when you’re used to someone else calling all the shots. Now that you’re not punching a time clock, how do you know what time to start work? Now that you’re in charge, who’s going to tell you what needs to be done? And most important, now that you’re calling all the shots, there’s no one to blame but yourself if you make a bad business decision and it doesn’t work out.

Most people would say that those are the very reasons working online is better than having a job but if you’re truly serious about making a go of it then you understand that those elements of structure that we all rebel against when we’re working for someone else are some of the most basic elements needed for a successful business. Any kind of business. Even if it’s your own.

After the shock wears off though, you begin to realize that you’re really in control now. It doesn’t matter what time you start working and you can work as many hours as you want. You can work harder or longer one day and take the next day off if you want to. And if you want to earn more money you can work harder or longer or smarter and you’ll actually get more money.

In fact, I think that’s one of the best reasons I like working online. If I need extra money for something I can just put up another website or create a product to sell or offer my services for a fee. Once you learn what you’re doing there are thousands of ways you can make money online and your income is never limited in any way.

Is it difficult to make money working online? In the beginning, yes it is. But if you have the drive and you’re determined to succeed you really can be making some money inside of a month or two. It may not be the same income your accustomed to, but that will come in time.

As to the question of jumping from the frying pan into the fire, that’s depends on how you handle the transition. To make the adjustment as painless as possible it helps to have an action plan and set some goals and have a financial cushion so you aren’t panicking at the end of the month. But if you’ve always wondered what it would be like to quit that job and take the plunge, then there’s no time like the present.

Am I sorry I made the switch? Does it sound like it? Even in the very beginning when I knew nothing about computers or the Internet I knew this was exactly what I wanted to do. Don’t get me wrong. It hasn’t all been rainbows and lollipops. I’ve had my share of trials and tribulations, that’s for sure.

But the opportunities for making money online are limited only by your own imagination and the more you learn and grow, the more opportunities you have. Working online is better than having a job because it allows you to reach for the stars and see what you’re really made of. It allows you to achieve more than you ever dreamed possible.


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  1. Buysellwordpress

    Of course, if you work online, then you have more opportunities and you can decide by yourself when to work. But as for me, then I prefer working at the office, because here I can be more concentrated, because there are no so many distractions, as at home)

    1. Steven

      It’s a matter of personal preference. Once you learn how to avoid all the time-wasters, you can be way more efficient when working from home.


    Nice post Steven,

    I do agree with the office space but still:
    freedom is freedom


  3. Melissa

    If people work at home, then they have more time and they can organize everything as they want and as it is suitable for them

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