Some of the benefits of working from home are more obvious than others, and are the things that people are specifically pursuing. Others you may not realize until you are established in your at home work, and still others may make it possible for you to afford to work from home.
The first benefit is the freedom to work whenever you want to, and sometimes even where ever you want to. For those who wish to fit around the schedule of a partner or their children this can be an ideal solution. You can work only when they are available to be there with the children, or you can sometimes work with the children present, still allowing you free time together as a family.
You no longer have to report to a supervisor, or have someone telling you what to do. You are your own boss and can work as long as you want to and at a pace that you are comfortable working with. The pressure can be drastically be reduced by only have to meet your own requirements. This also means of course that should you wish to increase your working hours to increase your income to meet a short term need that you are available to do this without having to go through a payroll department for permission.
Child care becomes a non issue because you are able to do that yourself, and this is one of the biggest motivating factors for many who give up working outside of the home. By remaining at home your child not only gets the continuity and loving care of a parent, but you save money that would have otherwise been spent on paying someone else to do a job that you could be doing yourself.
There are other financial savings too by working from home that help to off set the loss of a second, full time wage. No longer must you make the drive to work, and thus you save the cost of gas-which when prices are so high becomes a significant saving. Food costs reduce, because all meals can be taken at home instead of having to eat out whilst at work.
The cost of clothes is less because you no longer have to buy work clothes-either smart clothes for the office, or specialist safety clothing for a construction site for instance. Though not all jobs require you to provide your own, the majority will not clothe you.
By considering the reductions in costs for transport, child care and food you hopefully come to realize that you do not have to replace a full time wage with your work from home, but an amount lessened by not needing to pay for these previously normal costs.
The real beauty to working from home is that the only limiting factor is you, and the amount of time and effort that you are willing to put into it. You make the choices about what you want do according to the skills that you possess, and beyond that the freedom is yours!