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Default Working from home - 02-04-2014, 02:38 AM

I was searching for jobs yesterday & spotted the phrase "work from home" & since then I've been looking at all sorts of home related jobs.

I've came across some obvious fucking scams with sign up fee's & that kind of bollocks, but I'm wondering just how possible it is to really earn a living from your computer.

I watched a video of Tom Torero's recently in which he recommends to "quit your job, travel the world, work remotely from a computer" & probably a few other inspirational one liners.

The one that's caught my attention is the working remotely from a computer. Does anyone know how possible it is to get a job where you work from home, that doesn't require a huge cash injection or starting a business?

I emailed Tom Torero earlier & asked him to give me some direction further to his video, & he told me to read "The Four Hour Work Week" by Timothy Ferriss.

Obviously I'm already reading it & I'm about 60 pages in, but if anyone here has got any more advice or knowledge on this topic would be appreciated.


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Default 02-04-2014, 09:00 AM

It's entirely dependant on your skill set, my industry is heavily based on programming and there are many contractors about (with quite hefty hourly rates) that work from home, quite productively so. Myself I'm going down the route of management which requires more of a personal presence, but there's no reason why I couldn't go onto a contractual basis instead and work from wherever I can get an internet connection. I do think the problem with this though is that there is a bit less reliability, contracts can come and go with no guarantee of another.

Working from home is a pretty ambiguous term, since many people can choose to set up their own business and work from a home office, its seen as quite an elusive thing but from my experience it tends to have a negative impact on your work to life balance since its so hard to separate your work life and your home life, or at least in the first few years. I've known people that would work 12 hours a day, 6 days a week just to scratch a living at home. Whereas working in an office you can consciously leave your work there instead of taking it home with you.

At the end of the day, whether working in an office, from home, or on a beach in the Bahamas, its not about where you do it, its what you do and how much you enjoy it.


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Default 02-04-2014, 08:33 PM

It all depends. I've looked into this a lot onlne...and the majority of it is scams or shady looking stuff online where its more than likely a ponzi or pyramid scheme, you have to stump up a good amount of your own money upfront, or its very heavily sales orientated where you end up having to do 10 hour days to get something half decent.

Having said that I do know a few guys who work from home and make quite a good living from it:

A guy I went to Uni with plays video games onlne and posts them to a you tube channel. He has 10's of thousands of subscribers who watch them and through advertising makes a comfortable living doing it. Thats it - he plays video games, uploads vids online and gets paid for it.

Used to be on a poker forum where quite a few guys in Englandshire simply played online poker from their bed rooms full time and made a nice 6 figure salary.

And a female friends ex boyfriend does it simply sports betting and playing the stock market...although his Daddy is loaded so he started with a decent wedge of cash in his trust fund initially anyways.

Or as Dice says you can get a proper job from home if your lucky - we have a consultant in our office just now who's contracting earning around 60 per hour.

What is it you want to do, and why do you want to work from home?

Personally I'd advise against it. On the occasions I've done it I hated it. I'm way, way less productive with too many distractions, and unless your on the phone much you spend most of the day in silence with no physical contact or anyone to speak to. And as Dice says it can be difficult to seperate work from normal life. i did it for 5 days in a row last year and I started getting cabin fever. Give me work in an office, where I can leave at 5pm and shut off back to my own life any day.
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Default 02-04-2014, 08:39 PM

Im the same. I could wfh more than I do but I need the personal interactions to function best.


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Default 02-04-2014, 10:26 PM

Internet marketing, programming, design, general internet related work. There's just some ideas obviously some need skillsets in certain areas before starting.

It depends on what you want to do work for someone else at home or start your own home business.

Internet marketing is easy to get into but there's a lot of crap out there for example someone selling an ebook for 8 dollars that teaches you how to make 100,000 a month like him is likely only making money from ebook sales!

just read the forums find a method and stick with it until you make money.
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Default 04-03-2016, 02:13 AM

Always could considered a sales position. Some sales positions allow you to work from home. As you may be in client meetings throughout the day and then start and end your day working from home. Along with the fact once you develop your client base, might not even see them and just be able to discuss things over the phone.

I had one sales job where it was 100% working home selling software. All demonstrations were done online through webcast and skype. So I could work from anywhere in the world as long as I had a laptop.


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Default 01-12-2016, 02:27 PM

Hey are any of you guys on here successful Affiliate Marketers or Internet Marketers?

Would love to pick your brains sometime over Skype/coffee or pay you to mentor me/skill swap.

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Default 22-12-2016, 02:36 PM

I met Tom Torero and he seemed to have good intentions. But his latest nomad lifestyle advice pisses me off. It's hot air and an attempt to sell guys on a dream that very few can achieve.

I work from home 3-4 days a week in a permanent role - because I negotiated this with the company as a condition of employment, and they happen to be reasonable people.

It has taken me years of experience (i.e. pain) to get the leverage to be able to negotiate something like this.

I've also spent time on the side over the last couple of years doing e commerce. It isn't a quick route to easy money and also takes a lot of time and experience.

Yes there is contract work, which pays very well, but few guys can regularly get and maintain this work. The skill level demanded is extremely high, along with tight deadlines and associated stress, commensurate with the pay.

Whatever route you take, earning a good mobile income requires a very high level of skill and connections. This is only achievable through years of hard work.

Don't believe anyone who says you can magically quit your job and start making money online overnight.
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Default 22-12-2016, 05:02 PM

I mainly work from home - software sales. Do great money and sit in my pants. Live the dream yo.
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Default 22-12-2016, 06:29 PM

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I mainly work from home - software sales. Do great money and sit in my pants. Live the dream yo.
Sure there's sales. But how long did it take you to get to that position and what skills and experience did you need?
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