I just read an article last month from an online blogger complaining about what her friends think about this job. Actually back on Bubblews, many mothers who chose to work from home, used to write articles about respect being linked with online jobs. Somehow most people do not consider it a worthwhile or respectful job, but did you know that you can use activity monitoring software to check on remote staff? This makes it much easier managing them so well worth using.
About a few months back, I read an article about a software engineer who left his job for building up his site. He is one of the top paid bloggers in our country and as per the news article, he mints a lot of money. No wonder he left his job for this, the reason being he is earning much more in the online field.
I have also read success stories of youngsters, mostly college kids who have successfully started their own online stores and are earning even more than what they could be in a 9 am to 5 pm job.
However, all that said there are still people who look down to this profession. I agree not everyone will be able to make that big, but we can definitely respect the job or website that is paying us. After all our household runs on that income. I know its hard to explain others that an online job is not that easy as it seems. It does take a lot of time and effort too. The pay not be great as of now, but who knows slowly things might turn better with new opportunities opening up for us.
Just as they say, there will always be few persons who will try to bring you down, but that does not mean you stop. The online job concept or work from home concept may not be a respectful one in the eyes of others, but may be some day their opinion would change too.
What do you think? Have you faced this when answering questions of others about your online profession? Do you feel work from home is a respectable job compared to an offline job?