5 Biggest Disadvantages of Working From Home

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Working from home: a dream of everyone.

We all want simple and easy life where there is no boss, no headache, no project deadlines, no late night duties and no time constraint.

We are moving towards a new trend where people are adopting blogging or work from home as the first priority to make their life simpler and be their own boss. A life where we can do our business by sitting in any part of the world…. a business which is not any country specific… a business where we are our own boss…

I started this blogging business 2 years back and things were looking very easy when I started. As I  started moving ahead and tried various methods to make money online, things started revealing.

Things which were looking theoretically too much easy, took too much time to execute practically.

Disadvantages of Working From Home

Here I am going to make you aware about few of the disadvantages which we as a work-from-home guy/girl face.

Note: My intention here is not to demotivate you or make you feel lower if you are doing any home-based business. My 100% intention here is to make you realize few of the things which we as a blogger are facing.

1. We become health unconscious

This is the very first disadvantage of working from home. We become so much busy in making money online or in other words we can say ‘dedication for work’ and we forget about our health.

We start spending more time in front of computer and after few months we become accustomed to adopt this daily routine.

We become so busy that most of the times we forget about our health priorities.

Same happened with me when I started my business 2 years back. I was too much busy in my projects so I stopped taking care of my health. I was so busy in making my blog successful that I was not even aware about my health.

I checked my weight around 6 months back and my mouth was wide open when I saw that reading meter.

52 KG.

WTH?

Only 52 KG?

That day I realized that I am losing something big in my life.

Something very big.

In the race of making more money online I am losing one of the biggest property of human being.

This happens with all of us. Either we start getting more weight or start losing it… Having cervical pain issue is also becoming very popular these days and I am seeing many bloggers on social media sites talking about such issues.

2. We become addicted to Social Sites

We all are addicted to use Facebook, Google Plus, Twitter and few other social sites to get in touch with our family members and friends.

Where one side these platforms are connecting people across the boundaries, on the other side they are disconnecting us from real friends. I have seen people who are more worried about their Facebook friends as compared to their real friends.

So we are just making us more occupied on social media sites.

3. Distraction

All work from home people have something in common.

Common habit to work in the same room where our family is staying. We avoid making office because it needs time and too much extra care.

So when you are working from home then we see lots of distractions.. it might be your parents assigning any duty to you, guest coming at your home, friends calling you to have fun or it might be your children who keep asking for your help.

4. Too much work load

We are our own boss….

So we are responsible to take care everything.

When I was in job I found that despite of working regular 9 to 5 job I was spending 10-12 hours in my company and still our project manager was not satisfied with our dedication.

I decided to quit my job and started working on my blogs.

but what?

Now I was spending 15-16 hours in a day to build my blogs. I was so much occupied in my blog’s maintenance that I found myself buried under the pile of work.

So we as a blogger are facing this problem as we are doing too much activities online and managing all together at ourself.

5. Isolation from society

I hate this.

In 90% of the cases bloggers isolate themselves from the society and start spending most of their time in front of an idiot box called computer/laptop.

We might be spending this time in reading other blogs and to learn more about blogging or building our own blogs but at the end we are making ourself more busy to learn new things and grow our websites.

Final Words

These are few of the personal feeling that forced me thought about the disadvantages of working from home. After analysing my life very carefully I was able to figure out them and started taking care on these small activities and now working on them to make my life much better.

If you can help me to find other disadvantage then I would like to have a look on them and then work on them to convert into advantages.

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  1. says

    100% agree with all those points. I feel that I am lacking something, not going out is reducing my ability to talk to people. and I hesitate to talk to new people directly. On PC it doesn’t matter who is.

    • says

      Aatif, exactly same was happening with me when I was spending more time on internet. Even I found that I was getting very nervous when I was talking with people offline, where there was no problem talking with people online.

      To get rid of this nervousness I joined one institute nearby at home and started taking classes.. Soon after few days I saw huge improvement in myself.

      So if you are feeling like this then start going to public places and spend more time there.

  2. says

    Nice article, It’s easy to overcome these disadvantages without quiting “work from home” and one should adopt.
    Just like you go to office at the morning and have 8 hours, same schedule it for working from home, “I usually give 8 hours”, thinking to give no more than 6 hours.
    Health: It won’t if above is applied.

  3. says

    Hiii Kulwant,
    At first thanks a lot for sharing this reality of “working from home”.

    I felt that when we work from home first thing which we break that is general human routine of work, sometimes we work till 3 AM and sometimes we sleep in day when other people like to play, talk or walk etc.

    Simply we can say – Work from home is not so much fruitful if we can’t feel enjoying, healthy and connected with real life people (offline) in our daily routine.
    thanks Bro for this amazing share :)

  4. says

    Very nice article. I also work from home from last 6 month. I am making enough money. But what I realize that I spend my all time in-front of my PC. There is no social life. Sometimes it seems that we are destroying our social life. We must have an offline(permanent job). In last six month I am making money but did not meet meeting new person even not able to give my time to my old person as well.

  5. says

    100% right i agree with you. I like this awesome. Each and every point of this article is depicting my condition. There are a lot of problems of working at home.

    Thanks for sharing such nice and fabulous post.

  6. says

    I agree with number 1 about the health, mostly bloggers could not sleep because they want their blog to be more popular,And as a blogger I observe my self to do the hard work for my blog so that it should be generate a money, because as a blogger our mind is on the top of money,and we forgot to eat lunch and dinner due to this reason mentioned above. Anyways thanks bro for sharing this experience I though that I only experience this kind of situation..Cheers.. :)

  7. says

    Hello@Kulwant, It is a good move that you have joined clickbazar.com(new delhi), to share your experience and knowledge to others. It will helps you a lot in your near future specially in your wedding. It makes you not an introvert person but a person who can share his view offline also.Good move Bro. Best of luck from my self.

    • says

      Thanks a lot, Vikas. I am laughing after reading my marriage point.. :)

      Yeah, for sure this move will help me to widen my horizon and I will do much greater things in near future.

  8. says

    Yes, Kulwant bro the point here isolation from society is much practical than others I am the person who was like a political and socialized nature after choosing Internet marketing specially blogging , it is very hard to find time for society..

  9. Jatin Chhabra says

    Well I can’t say that working from home isn’t a good thing as many have generated millions just from their mom basement yeah but socially they are like …

    Thats why even I am planning to get a office space in cannought palace & even joining Gold gym :) but in my case I want to reduce weight and gain muscles. I was 78 when I started working and could run 30 mins continuously and now weight is a bit high and 10 mins is the max.

    So you are absolutely correct that being social is IMP and office, gyms, pubs are very important and you can even get some clients from these meetups.

    • says

      Jatin, glad to hear that you shared your personal story with us. Again glad you are aware about your issues and looking forward to resolve them.

      Best wishes. :)

  10. says

    I fully agreed to you. Actually during blogging we don’t take care about anything what is happening outside society and even our body. I’m feeling such an Idiot as I used to work on my blog for atleast 8 hours a day facing towards the computer. Now I realizes that along-with money our health is also very important.
    Thanks for such a nice information.
    -Nitin

    • says

      Nitin, it’s very true that we got so busy in building our blog that most of the times we forget our daily routine. Getting disconnected from the society is one of the biggest problem we all bloggers are facing.

      Hope this article will help people to reflect on their life. :)

  11. says

    When someone is working from home, there is no regular working for him. Sometimes he goes for some household works and work gets interrupted, resulting in poor work performance.

  12. says

    All I can say is Kulwant Bro is to take care of your health and don’t get too much deep into the computers.
    a 1 hour morning walk can cure many of your problems ;)

  13. says

    Hi Kulwant,

    Great Post. Your list of disadvantages is great. We get sticky in this modernize lifestyle of blogging with our computer and forgot the whole world. The most important thing that is our health an we neglect it to earn few more bux. That is not a good sign.
    Thank you for your most important pain pints for the bloggers to work from home……. :)

  14. says

    There might be many disadvantages of working from home but one and most important is your health. You will become lazy, obese, high cholesterol, damage to eyes and more.

  15. says

    problem is not in blogging or work at home, problem in our planning, if we start blogging with a plan then i am sure we as a bloggers will not face any of these mentioned problems. Am i right Kulwant ?

  16. says

    This is exactly happened with All the Bloggers who are working from their Home. Every coin has two sides. Every thing has advantages and disadvantages.
    But with Proper planning we can get rid of it.

  17. says

    Thanks for another great article about the disadvantages of works from home. Well,I love your article writing style, there you are using a lot of different words that always running out of my mind. so that, I always open Google translate in other tab, to check meaning of some of words which i never used while writing articles on my blogs… :D :P

  18. says

    That’s true, just noticed these facts after reading this article, I will take care of this in future. Thanks for sharing this article.

  19. Devashree says

    Hello, Yes, I absolutely agree all your points, interruption from kids, guest and house work are the biggest problems for women’s working from home, but nothing can be done as these are our first priorities.. anywys, nice share!

  20. Pinakin says

    Well, its a nice article and I can relate to almost every points :)

    You lost the weight and i gained, I gained around 20 kilos and lost the flat body, then I realize the I need to get my ass up from the chair :D

    And I can’t start on addiction, I keep checking for new stories on FB :D

  21. says

    Really touching article bro. It feels good that someone else feels the same way as me! I too try not to spend too much time in front of my computer! Thanks for this article!

  22. says

    Nice Article Sir, My Family doesn’t Support me for Blogging, Any Solutions to Convince them. I want to Do Blogging but My Family do not Allow me to do Blogging.

  23. says

    Excellent article kulwant bro… almost all blogger’s working from home experience these things especially health unconscious and getting addicted to social sites… when I started blogging from home I was 60 Kg and 2 months back me and a friend of mine started blogging from a place away from home… and I gained 18 Kg weight while blogging from home.. And that time i use to write 1-2 posts daily and spend a lots of time of FB but now I write around 10-12 daily for my few blogs as well as for clients and me and my partner also workout together and I am 73 kg now from 78 in just 2 months of shifting from home to office..
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    • says

      Rahul, there are always 2 aspects of everything. One side you get benefits where other side you lose few things. You must be happy as you are doing something which is giving you happiness and you are enjoying it from your heart.

      Thanks for sharing your story with us and being interactive here.

    • says

      Emmanuel, you might be getting damn good productivity now… is it?

      Please share your views or write an article about how you increased your productivity after quitting social media.

  24. Umer Iftikhar says

    What would you say about me Kulwant Bro.. I gained 22kg more while working on home :D hahaha I gained weight. Before I started working I was like 69 to 72. and now hehehe :)
    Good article. I am planning to make my own office too. Good job. Nice article.
    Thanks.
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  25. says

    Hi Kulwant Nagi I Fully agree but funny thing is u have lose weight but may self I gained weight from 75 kg to 95 Kg. Thats was a Nice article..

  26. Sampath says

    Yes, I understand your feelings as a blogger we sacrifice many things. We avoid few many things since we have few articles to write or we will be having some maintenance.

    Multitasking is really tough for us. We should be able to manage our life and also our blogs then only things can be done. I completely agree with you Kulwant.
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    • says

      Sampath, blogging was always a fun when I started 3 years back. I was putting maximum of my time to build my sites and got huge success as well. But to taste the success I had to compromise too many things, which ultimately came forward after spending 2 years.

      I hope you are going to work on the things which I mentioned in the article.

  27. says

    Is there any reason why you have named your website ‘cage’.
    just joking :)

    Also just imagine the plight of people who have a real job and blog too. Double to effort. and all the problems listed by you to go alongwith.
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    • says

      I was looking for a creative name but after digging deep I couldn’t find any. Soon the word ‘CAGE’ blinked in my mind and I searched for “BloggingCage.”

      Luckily this was available so I grabbed it.. No other story behind this name. :)

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