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Home Biz Myth Busted - You Work From Home So You Must Be Free All The Time

by Yvonne Russell on October 29th, 2007

HomeBizNotes.com Home Biz Myth:
You work from home, so you must be free all the time

Kristen King operates Kristen King Freelancing, a successful home based freelance writing and editing business.

She is also a blogger extraordinaire at Inkthinker, and here at b5 media with Lively Women and Biz Chicks Rule.

Kristen says…
“You work from home, so you must be free all the time for anything I need because you’re not doing anything important anyway.” If one more person expects me to drop everything and do something for them just because I’m home and they’re too self-absorbed to realize that working from home actually involves WORKING, I’ll scream!

Yes, it’s more flexible than, say, commuting to an office somewhere, but it’s not like I sit around eating bonbons all day. :]

(Note from Yvonne: I still!! need one of those fancy stamps from MythBusters!!… still looking ;)

Thanks Kristen. This one really strikes a chord with me too. Well, you’re not at work, are you? Yes! :)

What is your favorite home biz myth?

To submit your own favorite “myth busted” experience or tip
, email me at yvonne.russell [at] b5 media [dot] com. Be sure to put Home Biz Myth Busted in the subject line so I don’t delete it as spam.

Include your name, the name and URL of your home business or business related site, so I can link to you. You don’t need a website or blog to submit your myth. Any business that involves working or managing the business at least part of the time from home qualifies as a home business.


POSTED IN: HomeBiz/Myths

4 opinions for Home Biz Myth Busted - You Work From Home So You Must Be Free All The Time

  • Mary Emma
    Oct 29, 2007 at 6:02 pm

    Great post, Yvonne and Kristen. So many people think because we work from home that we don’t really work…although I think the perception is changing somewhat in this Internet Age.

  • Yvonne Russell
    Oct 30, 2007 at 7:05 am

    Yes, with more employees telecommuting, the perception of working from home is gradually changing. I agree this will spill over into a changing perception of home business owners.

  • Amber
    Oct 30, 2007 at 1:59 pm

    Oh, this annoys me SO much! Why is it so hard for people to understand that we’re actually working? I mean, how do they think we pay the mortgage when we’re apparently just sitting around all day watching daytime TV? Grrr!

  • Yvonne Russell
    Oct 30, 2007 at 4:20 pm

    Hi Amber - Grr… indeed! :)

    It can be frustrating when others don’t understand the home business situation and the home business owner’s mindset.

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