I'm creating a new course for you and I'd love your input

Last Update: January 06, 2019

Working from Home Survey

As you know, I create video tutorials and courses, and I need your help to narrow down the subject of my next course/video.

I would really appreciate it if you could answer the following questions, either in the comments below or via private message.

  1. What is your biggest problem with working from home?

  2. Why would it make a difference in your life to get a good answer for this problem or find a solution for your need? (Details, please.)

  3. How difficult has it been for you to find a good solution so far? Please just choose a number 😊
    1. Not at all difficult
    2. Somewhat difficult
    3. Very difficult

Send me a private message if you’d like to be contacted when I have a solution to your problem.

Thank you, friends.

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Claudiojuan Premium
Hello Marion,
Tomorrow I will send you a private response to your "very interesting" recent post. I tell you tomorrow because it is not easy for me to get them to understand me correctly in a language that is not mine. You are a VERY VALUABLE person within WA. See you tomorrow!
Claudio
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MarionBlack Premium
Thank you, Claudio. I'll look forward to reading it.
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi Marion - interesting topic but I can't really contribute as I love working from home! I am a freelance web writer and proofreader and work approximately 8 hours per day.

I used to have a problem with self-discipline when I first started. It is all too easy to just have a quick glance at emails and before you know it an hour has passed by.

What I do now is operate a reward system which may be a solution for others. I work for 2 hours and then have a 15 minute break to do whatever I want. And repeat...

Look forward to seeing your next tutorial, Diane
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MarionBlack Premium
Self-discipline can be difficult sometimes. Have you tried the Pomodoro technique?
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DianeScorpio Premium
Thanks Marion - not heard of this technique before but essentially it is the method I use but a bit more sophisticated by using a timer. I just keep looking at the clock lol
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CalChrisH Premium
Hi Marion,

In my current job, I worked from home every day for about 3 years. It was like a dream come true for me. Then, in June of 2017, my company merged with an advertising firm and we had to move to an office in the downtown area. This was a severe blow to me and my moral.

You see, I worked as a law enforcement officer for 23 years driving in downtown traffic sometimes 12 hours a day. So, working from home with no interruptions was perfect for me. I'm more productive and really like not having to dress to work, buy food, drive through rush hour traffic and get interrupted by an endless chain of people walking by my desk. I have convinced my boss to allow me to work from home three days a week.

So, my problem is one you can't help with I think. I need to work from home 5 days a week.

This being said, I really like your post and I am interested to see what other members see as their work from home issues.

Thanks,

Cal
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MarionBlack Premium
Thanks for sharing, Cal. I used to run my own business from a downtown office and I wasted so much time commuting every day.
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CalChrisH Premium
Exactly, I figure about 2.5 hours a day. Not to mention wear and tear on my vehicle, paying for gas and buying food. At a minimum $200.00 monthly just to work away from home. Very interesting idea you have for your course. I hope it goes well.
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DonnieK2 Premium
What is your biggest problem with working from home?
* For me, having my wife working from home 3 out of 5 days, for me is my biggest problem. On days the she's works her mid-day shift (hours) the traffic in and around my work area is great. On days that shes home working, i have to adjust to the noise level (phone calls/speaker phone) and movement). My thought train get side tracked more.

Why would it make a difference in your life to get a good answer for this problem or find a solution for your need? (Details, please.)
* Finding a good/great answer to this problem would mean my production level would be on the up beat more than struggling to get my goals for the day done.

How difficult has it been for you to find a good solution so far? Please just choose a number 😊
* 2
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MarionBlack Premium
Thanks for sharing, Donnie. The distractions are an important aspect that I had not considered.
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NnurseBecca Premium
Biggest problem was not making enough moolah. I have a lot of kids to feed :) I think it would make a difference to spend more time with my kids.
It has been somewhat difficult lately.
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MarionBlack Premium
Thank you, Becca. That helps.
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