Work From Home Dad Living Life on His Terms

Having the ability to work from home or anywhere I may happen to be is making a huge difference in the my life today. Being able to have a flexible schedule is now allowing me to have quality time with my family.

I used to miss out doing many things with my family because I had to be at the office, put in extra hours, or out of town on a business trip.

Things I didn’t enjoy, but my job required me to do if I wanted to earn a living for my family.

But now thanks to being able to work from home, I can now go participate in these family outings. I can go to my daughter’s piano recital, see my son’s basketball game, etc.

A very nice change.

For the first time in my life I can schedule my work around my life.  Instead of scheduling my life around my job. Thankfully that is not the case anymore.

For this work from home dad, the freedom it allows me is huge.

The Work World I Grew Up In

Having been a traditional business owner for the last 20 years. I know and have experienced the tremendous highs of success in business to the extreme lows of a recession. I worked very hard to establish and grow my businesses, sometimes only to watch my hard work disappear as a recession took away everything I had worked so hard to build. But the biggest cost to me was the time I lost with my family while working to grow my businesses.

The traditional business model is burdened with the costs of overheads, premises, staff, operating costs, etc. and the extreme stress that comes with this type of business. When the economy is booming, this business model excels very well. But when a recession comes along, owners are often faced with a total different reality. Problems such as reduced revenues, employee layoffs, financial loss and perhaps even liquidations.

I find this extremely hard to deal with, considering I have worked so hard to get to this point, and now may end up losing it all.

When working for a company, concerns are things such as long hours, stress, perhaps low pay, unable to spend quality time with your family, worrying about job stability and you are probably unable to save money to make positive changes in life, or being able to save for retirement .

Being stuck in the constant cycle of no matter how hard you work and never getting ahead.

Are these concerns in your life?

Becoming a Work from Home Dad is now Possible

But thanks to our modern technology and the internet, there is now a totally different business model we can choose. Freedom is ours for the taking. The Online Digital Lifestyle allows anyone the freedom and flexibility to live and work from home. Gone are the work restrictions of the past.

Earnings can finally be relative to the hard work put in. Not on what your boss feels is good enough.

An office of today can be anywhere as long as you have a laptop and an internet connection. The beach, a campground, your backyard, by the pool lounging in a tropical paradise, the choice is yours.

Sure beats being stuck in a tiny stuffy office on a beautiful day!

Technology has Allowed Dreams to Become Reality

Entrepreneurs and technically savvy business owners are creating businesses that are fully supported online. Allowing new found freedoms to live and work from wherever they choose. Their families and children are benefiting greatly from this new lifestyle.

These things where only dreams when my Dad was working.

This is a major change in how we used to imagine a business should run, something that was never available in the past. We now can have a quality of life we never imagined possible a few years ago.

Thanks to the empowerment of this technology, Entrepreneurs are able to enjoy the successes of business without having the huge financial liability and stress that a traditional business causes.

The best part of this business model is that it doesn’t require a lot of money to establish it. With the technology available today, everybody including people that are not tech savvy, can succeed with this business model.

Technology I believe has it good points as well as it bad points. But I feel the freedoms it allows people to have in their personal lives well still earning a living, is absolutely amazing.

I wish the technology of today was available back when I first started out in the work force.

 

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I'm a Canadian solopreneur that blogs at Responsive Blogging. This blog is where I share my knowledge and experiences of working online. My goals are to help others to break free from the 9 to 5 routine.
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16 Comments
  1. Jena Leigh 3 months ago

    Im glad youre having the comforts of working from home. Im currently working and going thru those stresses cause im an admin assistant and have to pay all my debts! One day i eould love to work from home

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      Doug Paulson 3 months ago

      Thanks for the comment Jena. Blogging is a amazing way to earn money. If I can be of any help to you in your blogging journey, let me know.

  2. Davona 3 months ago

    I love this article!! It really captures the heart of what people really want to know. Right now we are trading time for money which leaves the average person stressed, unsatisfied and sick and tired if being sick and tired. I have been contemplating about how to break free from this nightmare rat race and you’ve given so many reasons why it is possible. I am so happy I found this article. Thank you!

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      Doug Paulson 3 months ago

      Time is our most valuable commodity, so we need to spend it wisely. Thanks for the comment Davona!

  3. Liton Biswas 3 months ago

    Hey Doug,

    Working from home is really a thing to enjoy life.
    But, to work from home, we need to be self disciplined. Otherwise, the productivity is decreased.

    As I’m a blogger and holding a day job, I know this better.

    Whenever, in my off day, I want to work on my blog, I sometimes found myself playing with my baby girl instead doing work.

    But, if we can be a self deciplined person, working from home is really enjoyable.

    However, thanks for sharing the post.

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      Doug Paulson 3 months ago

      Thanks for commenting Liton! Really appreciate it.

  4. Marielle 3 months ago

    I love the freedom that technology affords. It’s amazing what it can do. As much negativity that it gets sometimes, we have to admit that it does have a lot of advantages that we enjoy now.

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      Doug Paulson 3 months ago

      Yes technology has opened a totally new way for people to earn money that never used to exist. Thanks for the comment Marielle!

  5. Christine 3 months ago

    Back when I was in undergrad, I never imagined that working from home as a blogger was ever an option. Instead, I grew up in the typical 9-5 household and thought that was the way things were. As I got older, I grew restless and unhappy sitting in a cube, and I applied for a Fulbright to live in Indonesia and teach English. I blogged for fun, but once I returned, I realized that I really needed to change my life. I am still learning about how to make money blogging, but I am so glad for the non-traditional opportunity to live my life the way I want. Great post! Thanks! Christine of The Uncorked Librarian

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      Doug Paulson 3 months ago

      Your right, things have really started to change. Thanks for commenting Christine!

  6. Debbie 3 months ago

    Well done and good luck to you! It’s fantastic that you are able to lead the life you now want, and flexibly too.

  7. Lyndsey @ Lemon la Vie 3 months ago

    Hey Doug,

    I just found you on Cate Rosales’ Facebook group. I was really interested in reading what a dad had to say about this niche. I’m a mom working toward blogging from home, and it’s easy to forget that there are dads out there that would like to have the freedom to spend time at their headquarters (home) and be there for their families in every possible way, too!

    Technology is such an amazing thing! I’m so thankful that we live in a time that we have access to some incredible methods of collaboration and creating income.

    Thank you so much for sharing what you know! Keep it up!

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      Doug Paulson 3 months ago

      Technology has given us who choose to harness it, a unbelievable method of making money while allowing so much freedom in our lives. I’m glad to hear you are also on this amazing journey. Thanks for commenting Lyndsey, I really appreciate it!

  8. Victor 3 months ago

    This is one of the few work from home dad blogs that I came across. I think we need more blog like yours Doug.

    I am working from home (but not a dad nor am married yet) so I think this is definitely possible.

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      Doug Paulson 3 months ago

      Working from home has many benefits. For one, the commute is real fast! Thanks for commenting Victor! Much appreciated.

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