Too Late to Launch a Work-from-Home Career?

Bonita Jewel, MFA
7 min readOct 15, 2021
Photo by Matthew Henry from Burst

The coronavirus pandemic did more to change the workplace than require heightened hygiene in the office.

I know …

You’re tired of reading articles about the pandemic.

But when it comes to changes in our overall approach to work and career, the coronavirus turned a lot of things upside down.

If you’ve heard about the great resignation that has slammed into the economy, you know what I’m talking about.

And if you’re hoping to quit your job and start working from home, you are one of an overwhelming 93% of workers in the United States not working your dream job.

The question you might be asking now, though, is this:

Is it too late to start working from home and launch your dream career?

After all, if you haven’t taken the plunge yet, that means thousands of people got a head start.

For many people in the United States, “working from home is the new normal.”

Have they taken all the available work-from-home opportunities?

Fortunately, even though remote working is one of the “fastest-growing areas of the workforce” according to a March 2021 article by Great Work Life, only 28% of remote workers are freelancers.

So, if you’re hoping to start your own work-from-home career in freelancing, there is undoubtedly a niche where you can jump in.

Your question, then, is this: What is my work-from-home niche?

And the answer is …

It’s the area of work that is right for you.

When it comes to launching a work-from-home career, you need to do a bit of work.

Not the work of the career launch itself … that comes later.

You first need to trace your own story back to find where your work-from-home journey should begin.

It’s not easy to look back on your life “story,” but it’s important …

Because it will enable you to connect the dots …

And connecting the dots will reveal the direction you should go in your work-from-home career path.