Meet some people who have been working from home


 

In this post I’m excited to provide some input from other people who have been working from home.  The table below provides a little information on these people:

Don Sturgill

Don Sturgill

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Don Sturgill
Don Sturgill
Writer, Dreamer, Believer.
David Faltz

David Faltz

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David Faltz
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David McSweeney

David McSweeney

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David McSweeney

Q. How long have you been working from home?

 David McSweeney (Mr)

I’ve been working from home (intersected with using up all the bandwidth at various coffee shops) since July of 2012, so just over 2 years now.




Don Sturgill (Writer)

I left the corporate world on May 10, 2013. It was a tough and scary choice … but one I felt was necessary. For years, I helped entreprenuers get started on the road to realizing their ambitions … but had never let go of a steady paycheck myself. I now know a whole lot more about the process.


David Faltz (Founder White Rabbit Marketing. Search Engine & Branding Optimization (SEBO) Marketer)

I have been working from home for about a year now. Since September 2013. Went from an office environment to home when I decided to branch out on my own with White Rabbit Marketing.

 
Q. Why did you decide to work from home, or what circumstances led you to start working from home?

 
A. David McSweeney (Mr)

I was running my own ecommerce business between 2006 and 2012, employing over 20 staff and with a large premises in the city centre of Glasgow. With the way things had been with the economy juggling everything week to week/month to month, was becoming harder and harder so I decided the time was right to come out of that business and get back into affiliate marketing/SEO. As I was now a ‘one man team’ and could work anywhere with a wifi connection it didn’t make sense to spend additional overhead on an office.

A. Don Sturgill (Writer)

I am not good at company politics. Consequently, my climb up the corporate ladder was forever being blocked by those who either feared my ambition or were offended by my outspokenness. I consistently challenge companies to live up to their mission statements. That can be an unsettling proposition. I simply grew tired of trying to swim against the tide. When I am my own CEO, it is a short walk to the executive suite — and any inconsistencies are my own.

A. David Faltz (Founder White Rabbit Marketing. Search Engine & Branding Optimization (SEBO) Marketer)

I was in a bad business partnership and decided to branch out with my own internet marketing agency. Starting a new business, even with a nice client base is hard enough, so I figured it would be better to move it home at first, while I get my bearings together. Also, I wanted to spend more time with my son, and working from home gave me an opportunity to be more involved in the experience.

Q. What kind of work do you do from home?

 
A. David McSweeney (Mr)

I run a number of my own affiliate sites, a popular SEO blog and also undertake contract SEO/marketing work for clients.




A. Don Sturgill (Writer)

I am a freelance writer, specializing in articles, website copy, newsletters, emails, direct-response copywriting and all things related to marketing. I love working with entrepreneurs — helping them figure out how to attract the right clients and grow their dreams.



A. David Faltz (Founder White Rabbit Marketing. Search Engine & Branding Optimization (SEBO) Marketer)

I own a full-service boutique internet marketing agency, so everything that is involved in the day to day operations is done from my home based office. It is a virtual world we live in now, so all I need is a computer and multiple screens, and there is nothing I can not accomplish. Much of my team, from my writers to link builders work from a home, as well. In our business you need to be available 24/7 anyway. I was working from home as much as I was working from the office in my last venture. Now I am fully entrenched at home…at least for now 🙂

Q. What is the hardest thing about working from home?

 
A. Don Sturgill (Writer)

My biggest challenge at home is staying focused, even when faced with ongoing interruptions from my much-loved family. A separate writer’s quarters is in the not-too-distant future.
The second biggest challenge is staying focused, even when faced with the many online distractions calling to me. Self-discipline is an imperative ability for anyone who works at home.

A. David Faltz (Founder White Rabbit Marketing. Search Engine & Branding Optimization (SEBO) Marketer)

The hardest thing about working from home is also the best thing about working from home. You are always home, and your are always at work. It is sometimes hard to make time for yourself away from work, so you do not get burned out. It also gets lonely having no personal face to face interaction with others, at least in the office environment, except virtually, email or on the phone. I do miss being able to bounce ideas off others, as I used to do in my office setting. It is nice to have to have people to speak to face to face sometimes.

Q. What do you like best about working from home?

 
A. Don Sturgill (Writer)

Freedom. I love freedom.
The truth is I am working more hours than ever — but I am enjoying my time a whole lot more. Recently, I took a string of on-the-road assignments to help market and publicize products for a national account. The money was good, but I hated being away from home … and I hated losing my freedom to do what I wanted when I wanted to do it. I also hated not being able to respond to requests from clients I love and respect. My job is to be here for them, not to be enslaved to a giant.

A. David Faltz (Founder White Rabbit Marketing. Search Engine & Branding Optimization (SEBO) Marketer)

Aside from always having your work available to you, so you can get anything accomplished when you need to. It is nice to sit with no distractions and focus on the tasks at hand. I get a lot more work done from home, and I am able to set my own hours. I work as much as I have to, and break when I need to. It can be very productive, but you need to be self motivated. Last, but certainly not least, I got to spend a lot more time with my son. There is no replacing that, especially in the early years. I got to experience things as a father, that most fathers miss, due to early mornings and late hours at an office. I have loved every minute of it.

Q. What advice would you give to someone who’s considering working from home?

 
A. Don Sturgill (Writer)

Get ready for the ride of your life. Considering working from home is like considering getting married and starting a family: You will never be entirely prepared; the one thing you must have is a firm commitment.



A. David Faltz (Founder White Rabbit Marketing. Search Engine & Branding Optimization (SEBO) Marketer)

Make sure you treat your home office, just like a real office. Set a schedule and adhere to it. It is easy to get sidetracked, and either work too much, or not work enough. If you think you are at home during business hours, then you will not get things accomplished. It takes a certain individual to make working at home a successful venture. You need to be head strong and dedicated to your work. It is very easy to lose focus, especially if you are having a bad day.


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